BusinessEnergy.com is an accredited independent leading UK energy broker helping thousands of businesses reduce their energy bills and consumption each year. When it comes to procurement of contract pricing for commercial electricity and gas, you've two main choices.
You can either get quotes yourself from the "Big Six" providers or get a specialist to undertake the work on your behalf. Using the services of experienced brokers means you could get access to improved rates from our market buying power and save time in the process.
The impartial service offered by BusinessEnergy.com is transparent and regulated by a recognised industry code of conduct. This association ensures tariffs recommended by us are designed to fit your circumstances and fuel demands and not favour one supplier over another for any reason.
Our experienced utility consultants partner with you to provide cost-effective fixed contracts, as well as data management, audits, and invoice validation.
Below is our six-step process in moving you to the most suitable and competitive tariff using our commercial energy broker services.
You'll find your Meter Point Adminstration Number (MPAN) for electricity and Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) for gas on your physical meters or printed on a recent bill. We can located these for you using your billing address and systems such as the Electricity Central Online Enquiry Service (ECOS) database.
To get started we need to liaise with your current energy supplier. Both of us require a Letter of Authority (LOA) under the Data Protection Act to undertake this work.
Our experts can help with gathering usage data for half hourly meters, credit checks, max-demand tendering under the new P272 legislation, review contract terms, supplier selection, and the following services:
Drive down costs for all your utilities with our expert team. All private and public sector organisations have saved money when using our services. We cover the existing gas and electricity markets as well as the newly deregulated water industry.
Purchasing for more than one site can often lead to frustration and higher costs. We'll group all your sites together to leverage your inherent buying power to save you even more.
Larger consumers of power get access to our highly-rated energy management software to help control usage and costs. These systems can also manage your commercial gas supplies in addition to electricity for up to 1,000 different locations.
We have access to a wide range of individual reports detailing market trends for the energy industry on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
A Smart Meter could help your bills to be more accurate, but there are additional aspects to invoicing where mistakes occur. Our audit team ensures you only pay the correct price for what you use. We can examine invoices backdated for up to six years and receive payments for refunds obtained from errors reported for the entire period.
The competition in the UK Third Party Intermediary (TPI) industry is such that the largest companies can negotiate lower options. Partnering with one that has most buying leverage enables you to obtain more favourable terms than elsewhere. All TPIs earn commissions that vary by provider and company.
Your TPI should only add from 0.1p to 0.3p to your unit rate per kWh to cover their expenses. If yours are higher than this, then you're being overcharged.
We cater for all public sector organisations with flexible prices and an optimised purchasing funnel. Leveraging your buying power means you can lower your costs over time with other entities. We're also OJEU compliant for those businesses adhering to the code.
Approximately 30% of UK companies use brokering services to leverage the market knowledge of a third party to negotiate competitive deals.
The majority of brokers with the largest market share have signed up to a voluntary code of conduct. The Utilities Intermediary Association manage the code and publish a list of members on their website. Ofgem oversees regulation for the whole industry and is in the process of setting new rules for the B2B market.
The UIA has accredited the services provided on this website.