Research reveals ‘what customers want’ from business energy providers

Gazprom Energy, has announced the results of a survey of UK energy buyers, showing what impacts their buying decision and choice of energy provider. Above all else, price competitiveness remains the number one thing that seals the deal.

A guide to business energy contracts

Renewing/switching your business utility contract is highly important in order to prevent paying out-of-contract rates. This used to be a complex and sometimes risky process due to the strict guidelines suppliers imposed. However, in April 2015 Ofgem altered the termination process to make it more straightforward. Businesses can now notify suppliers of their termination at any point in the […]

Why should you use a broker to switch or renew your business energy contract?

People often question whether using a broker to obtain an energy deal for their business is the right step, however, running a business can be extremely time consuming, which ultimately means that searching the market to find the most suitable energy deal can sometimes be put on the back burner. Consequently, businesses often end up […]

Business energy supplier fined £980k for customer service failures

A business energy supplier has been ordered to pay £980,000 for failing in customer service following an investigation. Ofgem said BES didn’t properly explain important contract terms to customers, including possible termination fees if their contracts ended early. It added the energy company also wrongly blocked some customers from switching to different suppliers and its […]

Job of the Week – Business Sales Executives – McLean Ross

The client, a leader in the UK energy market, seeks 4 Business Sales Executives to join their Industrial and Commercial team. The purpose of the role is to retain and grow the portfolio of customers through the Partner Markets channel of Third Party Intermediaries to deliver sales of business contracts and services. – Negotiation and […]

Business benefits of buying renewable electricity

With the recent removal of the CCL exemption for renewable power, why should businesses still buy it? Join our webinar to learn about how organisations are reporting lower carbon emissions and demonstrating their environmental commitments by opting for a renewable supply. Sustainability experts from the Carbon Trust and SmartestEnergy will explain recent changes to the […]

Euro “big driver for UK gas and power markets”

The weakness of the EU’s currency is a big factor affecting energy markets, suggest market experts. Rob Brown, Account Director at energy consultancy Inenco noted “increased volatility” in short term gas and power markets. Speaking in the Y Report he said there is, in contract, actually a “flat to bearish” trend to prices in the long […]

Business energy bills “are bigger” in 2014 admits Government

Government said business energy bills are “estimated to be higher” in 2014 as a result of its energy and climate change policies. The admission came in its Annual Energy Statement yesterday from the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The report to parliament referred to internal analysis but didn’t put a figure on exactly how […]

Check your area’s energy use with our interactive map

Fish out your energy bill for the year. How much electricity does your home or business guzzle over the year? How does that match up against the average for your area? Find out by scrolling around this interactive map, which uses Government statistics from substations around the UK. Disclaimer – this is an experiment for ELN […]

Does ESOS need more resource? One assessor per 90 energy audits

Fears of a shortage of qualified energy auditors were stoked this week when it emerged a mere 112 people can sign off a new mandatory scheme in the UK. They must carry out energy check-ups on as many as 10,000 UK firms in little more than a year under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). As things stand that means […]