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The award-winning industrial and commercial supplier was acquired by Smartest Energy in 2019, is now merged with Smartest Energy, and is known as Smartest Energy Business Limited. This provider is popular with small and medium-sized businesses with a passion for meeting net-zero emission targets. With over 80,000 small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) customers since 2009, SmartestEnergy Business has been a leader in the energy industry. 

Why choose Dual Energy?

SmartestEnergy Business can supply your business with not only electricity but also gas to help offer you a combined, efficient plan. The company offers fixed plans at competitive prices that means once you’re set up, you’re good to go! 

With the government’s desire to meet reduced emission targets by 2035,  SmartestEnergy Business will install a free smart meter so you can not only save money but you can also accurately see your company’s energy usage.

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Many smaller companies also need to be included in the government’s plan to reduce carbon emissions by 2035, this is where SmartestEnergy Business comes in. Since they have been merged with SmartestEnergy, they have continued to deliver their promise of renewable and reliable energy sources for businesses.

SmartestEnergy Business understands the importance of investing in companies no matter the size by offering yearly plans that protect you from wholesale market increases. These plans also offer you ways to reduce your energy consumption and carbon impact through their fixed rates.

You can use the budget payment plan of monthly installments to help keep your costs and energy usage low. By using their free smart meter, you can keep your costs reduced and to similar amounts, you can pay through direct debit. However, depending on the plan you require, you can pay in different ways such as over the phone.

The ways your business can be powered are by wind, solar and hydropower as the provider embraces the many established ways of sourcing renewable power. Giving you peace of mind knowing that you can continue to use this business-focused provider. Additionally, you will also be helping the world to become a safer place by using this outstanding supplier, so why wait? 

SmartestEnergy Business allows you to see your energy breakdown after each bill since the company prides itself on transparency, giving you insight into where your energy comes from. 

They offer competitive prices with UK-based customer service that helped customers save £1 million last year, with a rating of 4.2 on Trustpilot.

You can get a quote from their website regardless of the size and nature of your business to see what plan is best for you to beat the uncertain price market as we navigate the unpredictable future. 

SmartestEnergy Business has a commitment to sustaining long-lasting relationships with their clients by engaging regularly with their consultants to offer you the best energy services whilst taking care of your needs. With SmartestEnergy celebrating its 20th anniversary, it is obvious that they know how to treat clients. Their website has extensive information about their company, and updates can also be found on LinkedIn. 

They are committed to their transparency, offering webinars to keep you up to date on the latest energy market news and updates. These webinars are also recorded if you miss them so you can always stay up-to-date with how your business may be affected by the ever-changing energy market. 

With the rejection of outdated energy sourcing, SmartestEnergy Business has outlined the steps to prepare for the future of sustainable energy and for businesses of any scope to thrive. 

There’s no time to waste in our increasingly fast-paced ways of living, why not give the website a look so you can get your quote today!

Visit: https://www.smartestenergy.com/en_gb/business/

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Information & F.A.Q

Is it difficult to compare business gas and electric prices?

 

Here at Bright Utilities, we aim to make the process as simple as possible, by providing a quick solution and a bespoke deal to match your company’s needs. We will also ensure that you can run your business as normal during the switch to a new supplier. We also have customer services advisers available, who can answer any questions you may have and are able to explain the process in depth.

Why is a business gas and electricity comparison worthwhile?

 

If you are spending over £5,000 a year on business gas and electric as an SME. You should be comparing what is on offer in the energy market. Because whether you are with one of the big six energy companies or a smaller business gas and electric supplier. You may find that there is a better deal out there because once you begin to look at what is on offer on the market. In particular, there may be a pricing regime which fits the needs of your company better than the deal you currently have.

Furthermore, there may be a supplier who shares the business ethics of your own company. If you are concerned about your green credentials, you may want to examine providers who use renewable energy sources.

Contracts and business gas and electric comparison

 

Before you take the first steps in an energy comparison, take a look at your existing contract. This is because there may be a clause which limits the timing of a switch, specifying how much notice you must give your provider before switching.

There are however, certain circumstances in which your current supplier can object to you switching. Usually these involve any debt you may have with them, missed payments, or any terms referring to a fixed contract period. If they do object, they must tell you as soon as possible and explain their reasons for objecting, and offer a resolution.

Make sure that you understand the terms and conditions of any new contract you may be entering into, and make sure that you are happy with them. Also, there often wont be a cooling off period.

Does my business have a half hourly meter?

 

If your business uses a lot of electricity, you might need to have a half hourly electricity meter installed. If your business has a maximum demand of 100kW or greater in any half hour period during the day, then the law states that you must use half hour metering. If your business has a maximum demand of 70kW or more, you can opt to have a half hourly electric meter installed.

How long does it take to switch energy suppliers?

 

In most cases you can switch the day after your contract with your current energy supplier ends providing, we have given your provider 28 days notice before your contract end with your current energy supplier.

Why should I use Bright Utilities for my business energy?

 

Securing the most cost-effective electricity contract for your business is can be far from straight forward. Because, due to the numerous additional charges recently introduced and the various length of the contracts available. Using an energy broker can alleviate these issues, especially one which has established a long-term relationship with a wide range of suppliers. Therefore meaning they can provide a range of options and offer expert advice on the contract most suited to you.

If your current electricity supplier has given you a high-priced renewal, get in touch with Bright Utilities before going ahead with the renewal. Moreover, having an experienced broker like us in your corner could help you negotiate a much better business electricity deal. We will also even handle every last detail of switch business energy supplier. From all the paperwork to negotiating with electricity suppliers, the whole aim is to save your business money and get the best energy deal for your business electricity.

Why compare business energy prices?

 

Energy rates are always changing. Therefore, it makes sense to compare business electricity prices and switch to the best possible deal for you at renewal. It's not always about cost, though. You might choose to switch for better customer support or a tariff that suits your needs. Suppliers are no longer allowed to lock businesses into automatic rollover contracts, which means they can’t charge exit fees or include no-exit clauses in automatic rollovers. This could make it easier to switch business energy suppliers.

Is switching my business energy supplier a good idea?

 

Businesses use significantly more energy than the average household in the UK, so making sure you’re always on the most competitive electricity tariff is an easy way to save your business money. As well as this, if your current supplier has allowed you to roll on to a higher tariff, you could already be spending more money than you have to.

Using an intermediary to help compare business gas and electric

Here at Bright Utilities, we can support you and help you make a business gas and electric comparison. It is also important to understand that this is different to getting a quotation for your private home supplies.

There are few available price lists in the business market, so you will need to contact suppliers individually. Furthermore, some suppliers may not be interested in offering you a deal, depending on the size of your company and its credit rating. We can however take on a lot of the legwork for you.

We will ensure that the contract is tailored to meet your needs and explain any clauses that are causing you difficulty. We will also provide you with a list of the companies with which we can make a comparison.

 

Micro businesses and a business gas and electricity comparison

The size of a workforce may be a factor in choosing an appropriate supplier, since many providers will offer different deals for large corporations compared to SMEs.

The regulatory body, Ofgem, have also added another grouping referred to as micro businesses, and this may be relevant to you. These businesses qualify for different energy contracts. They must have fewer than ten employees, and show a current turnover of less than £2m, or alternatively an electricity usage of less than 100,000kWh, or gas billings of under 293,000kWh.

Remember that although business gas and electricity supplies may operate at a lower rate than domestic supplies, business customers are subject to the higher VAT rate of 20% in most cases, rather than the 5% applied to domestic supplies.

All businesses are also subject to the Climate Change Levy, which applies to both electricity and gas supplies.

Why you need to compare business gas and electricity

 

Most energy companies do not offer a dual fuel arrangement to businesses as they do to domestic consumers. This therefore means that you will have to have separate deals for both forms of energy supply. Many companies will offer a different rate, if you agree to take both electricity and gas from them, but this is unlikely to be the cheapest option.

If you use both types of energy, this means that you will have to carry out two comparison exercises, one for gas and also for your electricity supply.

Here at Bright Utilities, we can simplify the process for you and make sure that you get the most suitable deal for your company, and save money as you switch.

Business Energy Prices

 

With energy prices in a constant state of flux, you could be improving the position of your business by switching suppliers and negotiating a better deal.

At Bright Utilities, we also understand that it is not always only about outgoings. That is why we will look at a tailored deal which suits your needs. And also matches your green credentials where appropriate, and reflects a tariff which fits your requirements.

As well as this, we aim to provide you with all the energy related advice you need and help procure the energy deal which suits you best. And also by negotiating on your behalf. We can help you make better energy choices and take the stress out of comparing gas and electricity prices, and making that switch to a better deal.

So, let us help you get the process started and get a switch that suits your needs underway.

What is classed as a Microbusiness?

 

The rules are a little different for companies that are classified as 'microbusinesses'. These are small companies that either: use less than 100,000 kWh of electricity per yearuse less than 293,000 kWh of gas per year have 10 or fewer employees and turn over less than €2 million per yearIf you qualify as a microbusiness, your supplier must provide you with extra support with switching. For example putting the end-date and notice period for your contract on all bills. As well as telling you your annual energy consumption and how your old tariff compares with their latest options.

Can I switch to a green energy supplier?

 

Yes, Green electricity comes from renewable sources – like sunlight, wind, rain, plants and geothermal heat. Using an electricity supplier that sources some or all of its energy from renewables. Is of course one way of making sure your business is doing its bit for the environment. Please get in contact with one of our team and they will take you thought the options.

How do I compare business energy suppliers?

 

Firstly, you'll answer a few questions about how much electricity your business uses and where you're located. And then we'll run a search of all the available electricity deals based on what you've told us. You'll be able to see your estimated annual and monthly costs based on 1-5 year contracts. And also some key information about suppliers, like their eco credentials. Enter the postcode of your business. We can then access everything we need to give you a quote. Experts from Bright Utilities will study the market to help you find the energy tariff to suit your needs, then give you a brief call to discuss it.

What is the average saving I could be expecting from my business?

 

Our energy experts are very knowledgeable which makes it easy for them to find you the most competitive energy prices available, on average saving you up to 45% on your annual energy bill. Not only that, they’ll continue to monitor your tariff and let you know if anything cheaper becomes available, ensuring you never pay over the odds for your business energy.

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Bright Utilities has been working with the ITF since January 2020 and for every company who switches supplier, Bright Utilities will plant 10 trees with the International Tree Foundation.

One of the oldest environmental organisations in the world, ITF has been pioneering community led forest restoration since 1922. With each donation, ITF will plant ten trees with one of our African partners.

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