Unplug, switch off and repeat: SMEs could save up to £75 million

SMEs could save up to £75 million on business energy It’s not just the inefficient use of heating, lighting, windows and doors that contributes to energy waste in the workplace. Office equipment and electronic devices such as computers, printers and TV screens cause spikes in bills that put pressure on the bottom line. These three […]

Hidden costs harming SME community

Energy sector brokers ‘not upfront’ about their commission costs Amidst growing concern by regulators over the lack of transparency surrounding commissions being charged by brokers who sell energy to small businesses, a new online marketplace, Energy-Scanner, has launched in the UK to empower small business owners to take back control of their energy contracts. With […]

Three energy saving tips for the workplace

No-one likes waste. Whether that’s time, money or productivity, businesses are constantly looking for ways to cut costs in the workplace where meeting targets and increasing profit is key. Energy is one cost that can prove expensive for SMEs and puts pressure on the bottom line. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has […]

Energising customer service throughout the industry

Customer service has always been a hot topic of debate throughout the energy industry. In recent weeks, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has reviewed the UK energy market to assess whether the industry as a whole needs to re-energise its customer service levels. Needless to say, the initial response hasn’t been great with issues […]

Almost 1 in 3 businesses say energy costs are their biggest barrier to success

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reported last week that almost a third of businesses regard energy costs as a major hurdle on the track to success. The limited success rates for start-up businesses, plus the constant challenge to maintain prosperity for those more established, mean that paying too much for energy provision is certainly […]