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Best Business Energy Suppliers 2021

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It can be difficult to find the right business energy supplier. With a variety of tariffs available, it generally comes down to the industry. However, there are some business energy suppliers with great service and tariff options.

Here are our top picks for 2021:

Ovo Business Energy

Ovo Energy has exploded onto the energy market after only being founded in 2009. They are firmly entered the ‘Big Six’ after acquiring SSE in 2020. Ovo is now the second biggest energy provider in the UK behind British Gas.

This means Ovo now owns SSE business energy.

Great for: Both SME and large corporate businesses

Benefits: On-call customer service, flexible billing, contract options

Sustainability: 100% renewable energy

Benefits by business size:

Micro-business

SMEs

Large Corporate Business

Renewable energy

Sustainability advice

Energy optimisation plans

Smart meters

Fixed/ variable contract options up to 5 years

Green energy contracts

Smart meters

Energy optimisation plans

Energy management systems

Energy strategy and online reporting

Annual tracker

Flexible tariffs

Scottish Power Business Energy

Scottish Power generates all their own electricity. Part of the UK’s ‘Big Six’ suppliers, Scottish Power has over 200,000 business customers. They offer a range of business energy tariffs on fixed and variable rates. They also have multi-rate and multi-site meter options, great for businesses who operate during off-peak hours and have multiple sites.

Great for: Both SME and large corporate businesses

Benefits: On-call customer service, flexible billing, contract options, multi-site meters, multi-rate meters, offers EV charging solutions

Sustainability: 100% renewable energy

Benefits by business size:

Micro-business

SMEs

Large Corporate Business

Renewable energy

Sustainability advice

Smart meters

Multi-rate meters – perfect for hospitality and manufacturing

Green energy contracts

Smart meters

Energy optimisation plans

Multi-site meters – perfect for large businesses with multiple locations

Energy management systems

Energy strategy and online reporting

Annual tracker

Flexible tariffs


Bulb Business Energy

Bulb is rated very highly on Trustpilot. They are typically known as a more unique business energy supplier. It only offers one business energy tariff. This is something quite new to commercial energy and they do not charge any early exit fees of tie you into a contract.

The business commercial energy contract they offer is variable. This makes it a less appealing option for larger businesses and businesses that would like some security.

For this reason, they are clearly better for SME businesses who do not have high electricity usage.

Great for: Smaller businesses  

Benefits: flexible billing, no long contract, no early exit fees, rated highly on Trust Pilot

Sustainability: 100% Green Electricity  

Ready to compare business energy prices? You can find all the best deals here.

What should your business energy cost?

The average business energy bill is £3,061. Be aware this can be significantly different for various industries and business sizes.

Here’s a breakdown by business size:

Business Type

Electric (kWh)

Gas (kWh)

Total Bill

Micro

7,500

5,000

£1,518

Small Business

20,000

15,000

£3,664

Medium Business

35,000

35,000

£6,563

Large Business

90,000

75,000

£15,609

Industrial

250,000

500,000

£52,931

You can read more about average UK business energy prices here.

FAQs

  • How to compare business energy prices?

    You will be able to get the latest business electricity prices for 2021 by using our comparison tool. It takes just 60 seconds to compare prices.

  • How much could you save by switching business energy suppliers?

    We help thousands of businesses each year to reduce their business energy. The average saving for businesses is around £835. However, the saving could be drastically more or less depending on each business’ circumstances.

  • How long does it take to switch business energy suppliers?

    The process usually takes around 6 weeks. It’s usually different for each business. It may take longer if you have not provided all your details. When switching with us, we will assign you a dedicated account manager. This means we can move the process on as quickly as possible.  

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