When deregulation of the energy markets started in the Autumn of 1998, there was little competition in providing any type of comparison services.
Over the years there was a proliferation of services in the home sector but businesses were short changed. Our company started operations in May 2009 after seeing a gap in the market for business users. We rebranded to BusinessEnergy.com on 1st October 2010.
Development of our comparison services began immediately to offer businesses an easy method to compare prices for their gas and electricity.
During our first eight years in business, we created direct relationships with all the major energy companies and the independent suppliers that provide B2B services. We developed online quoting tools, expanded our telephone customer services team, and developed our website to provide more information to users.
We now have 16 staff providing support to all of the UK's 4.4 million businesses and associated premises. The average experience of the team in the energy industry is six years. Our philosophy remains at the core of our services to provide unbiased and transparent advice in this industry.
Our online energy quoting system operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On average, we provide 9,270 quotes per year to small and large business owners. Our customer support staff handle calls during normal office hours from 8.30am to 6pm each day.
The company is a leading provider of electricity and gas procurement, management, and support products to SMEs and industrial users. By excelling in these broker services enables us to develop long-term partnerships in areas such as:
The experience of the team does not stop at there. Dedicated account managers help foresee potential issues to provide strategies for future growth. Each new customer receives a fully integrated coordinated approach ensuring proactive management and cost reductions.
Meet some of the experts behind the BusinessEnergy.com website.
Alex Loijos is a materials and energy efficiency expert and entrepreneur, with more than six years of experience helping manufacturers improve material and energy efficiency to increase profitability. His professional accomplishments include co-founding two software companies and managing product development teams. Alex won a TechStars Boston and PayPal Start Tank funding award for his start-up business.
He aspires to lead and to learn for a lifetime, while combining a strong work ethic with effective team building and communications to enable innovation in the manufacturing sector. Loijos earned a MS in Technology and Policy from MIT and is a frequent speaker at energy conferences.
Jes Rutter is Managing Director of energy consultancy JRP Solutions and Chair of the ESTA Independent Energy Consultants Group. A recognised UK expert in improving the effectiveness of energy use, particularly within industrial process environments, Jes has successfully applied his 33 years experience in energy management to develop and implement practical, tailored solutions for and on behalf of private and public organisations.
Jeremy Bowden is a freelance journalist, analyst and editor, specialising in energy-related issues. He has been working in this role for almost 10 years, with clients including leading global consultancies and accounting firms, as well as energy companies and public relations specialists.
Prior to his freelance role, Jeremy worked full-time in London and Singapore in energy, specialist energy media and utility sectors for 17 years, including spells as an editor and manager at IHS, Dow Jones, Argus Media and Thames Water. His qualifications include a Master's in International Business and Finance from Reading University, and a degree in Economics.
The simplicity and ease of use from web-based applications have enabled online quoting tools to be available to commercial users. Using these services saves valuable time in searching for contract extensions and new terms.