Political uncertainty ‘will hinder energy tech investment’

Nearly half (48%) of large energy users believe political and regulatory uncertainty will hinder investment in new technologies. British Gas Business questioned businesses at the Energy Live Future event at the National Space Centre in Leicester last week, which attracted more than 200 of the UK’s largest end users, experts and innovators. Its survey also […]

The future of energy with Gab Barbaro

The energy sector is changing and the market is seeing massive innovation. That’s according to Gab Barbaro, Managing Director at British Gas Business, headline sponsor of the brand new Energy Live Future event on the 7th of June. He said: “We’re seeing new appliances that have better energy usage. We’ve got the Internet of Things where we’ve got billions […]

British Gas Business to pay £9.5m for customer service failings

British Gas Business has agreed to pay £9.5 million for failing to handle customer registrations, complaints and billings. According to Ofgem, tens of thousands of business customers were left with delayed and inaccurate bills when the Big Six company implemented a new IT system worth £40 million in 2014. More than 6,000 new business customers […]

Webinar – Review of the Energy Markets in 2016

The webinar will be a review of the energy markets in 2016 with Mark Linke who has over 15 years energy market experience at Centrica. He is currently the Gas Forecasting and Hedging Manager for British Gas Business optimising the commodity risk of the SME and I&C portfolio and helping our larger customers manage their […]

BGB boss urges firms to take control of energy use

  The UK leaving the EU brings opportunities for businesses and is a call to action to take control of their energy use. That’s the view of Gab Barbaro, MD of British Gas Business (BGB), who believes Brexit is short term “just as the financial market in 2009 was a short term incident”. Speaking to […]

Question two of the Big Six bosses at #EL2016

Two of the Big Six bosses will be speaking at the Energy Live 2016 conference in London next month. Alistair Phillips-Davies, CEO of SSE and Gab Babaro, MD of British Gas Business will be part of the debate on ‘Powering your business through Brexit’. They will be join a panel which will include Cordi O’Hara […]

Guest Blog: Gab Barbaro – On-site energy generation is coming of age

In June, the CBI released a report that recognised the increasing role of on-site energy generation in meeting the energy needs of Britain’s businesses. It’s widely acknowledged that energy costs are likely to come under increasing pressure from issues such as growing network and distribution costs and climate change levies. I’ve no doubt that on-site […]

British Gas Business signs up to EU energy code

British Gas Business has become the first company in the UK to sign the European Code of Energy Performance Contracts (EPC). An EPC is a partnership between a supplier and its customers that allows them to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and facilities. The contract guarantees the energy saving measures the customers implement […]

Getting energy efficiency message to SMEs ‘a challenge’

The I&C sector is investing in energy efficiency measures but the challenge is getting that message across at the “smaller end”. That’s the view of Stephen Beynon, Managing Director at British Gas Business, who believes smaller firms “don’t really know what they can do”. “For a small business customer it’s finding the time and also […]

Job swap at British Gas – temp boss is Ian Peters

The head of energy firm British Gas’s residential arm will take over as temporary boss of British Gas when Managing Director Chris Weston steps down in December. Ian Peters will hold the managing director post on an “interim basis while a permanent replacement is sought”, parent company Centrica said today. It’s one of a handful […]