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Ultimate Guide to Business Energy Comparison

Are you looking to change your business electricity or gas supplier, or simply want to know if you’re paying the most competitive price for your commercial gas and electricity. Then you’ve come to the right place, because businesses save money on their commercial energy bills with Utility Saving Expert.

Simply enter your business energy details and we’ll do a full market comparison to check you’re not overpaying on your current commercial energy deal. You could save your business hundreds and sometimes thousands of pounds by comparing business energy tariffs for both gas and electricity.

Utility Saving Expert can also help you expertly compare domestic gas and electricity


Why should I compare commercial energy suppliers?

Energy is an essential part of running a business. Whether it’s used to power machinery, heat offices, whether it’s essential to operations or simply to keep the lights on, businesses need energy to run.

But energy is not necessarily something you want to be worrying about when you’ve got a business to run, which is time consuming enough. However, as a savvy business person you’ll want to save money where you can, because cutting running costs will ultimately improve your bottom line.

Save money on your business gas and electricity

There are a number of things you could do to save money for your business, especially on your utility bills.

You could lower your gas and/or electricity consumption by encouraging staff to switch off their monitors and lights at the end of the working day, or you could lower the heating thermostat by one per cent. It all helps to keep running costs at a minimum.

But by taking a few minutes to compare commercial energy costs with our price comparison engine you could be on your way to making some significant savings, because businesses save money with Utility Saving Expert.

Whether you’re a micro business, a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a large corporation, as a commercial energy consumer you could be saving heaps of money when you compare your gas and electricity.

You might be a company whose energy contract is soon up for renewal, or you’ve recently moved into a new business premises and you’ve started to use energy without finding out who the supplier is. Maybe your existing utility contract has come to an end without you realising it. And If this is the case then you are on a deemed contract, which means you could be paying up to 80% more than you should be.

By comparing your business electricity or gas you could make significant savings on your overheads, so don’t be one of those companies who are stuck on expensive energy deals because you never considered switching, it takes only minutes to get the best deals.

Ask yourself, is your business receiving the most favourable energy prices that it could be? If you’ve not compared business gas and electricity then the likely answer is ‘no’.


How difficult is it to compare business utility suppliers?

You might think that switching your supplier is a tricky task but be rest assured, nothing could be easier. For your part it takes minimal effort, it’s not time consuming and it’s not complex.

Just a few moments of your time is all it takes to input some details on our comparison site and you could be in for some big savings on your business utility bills.

Compare business gas and electricity

You can compare both business gas and electricity prices with Utility Saving Expert.

You may receive a discount from some business gas and electricity providers by buying both types from the same company. This will be outlined in the tariff details if applicable.

Remember, the best business gas and electricity deal may not always be the cheapest option available to you. This is why we recommend that you compare the price of gas and electricity as well as looking at other important information, such as how the supplier handles queries, complaints, and service issues.

Compare business gas

Do you want to compare gas prices only? No problem. Select the ‘Gas’ option when you start using the business gas comparison tool. This option will only display and compare gas prices. You will not be shown any electricity tariffs. You can now choose from a number of energy suppliers.

Compare business electricity

If you only wish to compare electricity prices, select the ‘Electricity’ option when you start using our business electricity comparison tool. This will now only display and compare electricity prices. You will not be shown any gas tariffs. You will have the option to choose from a range of business electricity suppliers.



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How can Utility Saving Expert help me?

We know you are busy running your business as efficiently as possible; time and money is of the essence so we want to make comparing your commercial energy supplier a simple and painless process. We do the worrying, so you don’t have to.

Utility Saving Expert takes the pain out of the process. It only takes a few minutes to give us your details and we will take care of the rest by checking the full range of UK SME commercial energy suppliers.

Compare commercial gas and electricity

With the information you have given us we will source the very best gas and electricity energy tariffs available at this time, and we will then generate a list of the best energy deals to ensure that we find a gas and electricity plan to suit you.

We want to make your life easier so you can get on with running your business, with the least overheads as possible. We pride ourselves on our commitment to find you the best gas and electricity energy deals, and only when we’ve done that, will we be satisfied. We use our wealth of experience to save your business money with Utility Saving Expert.


Why should I use Utility Saving Expert?

There are many business energy price comparison sites out there but we can offer so much more.

Benefits of using Utility Saving Expert to compare commercial energy

  • blue-bullet-pointOur business gas and electricity comparison service is completely free for you with no hidden costs or charges
  • blue-bullet-pointWe offer a 100% impartial analysis of the commercial energy market. Our energy price comparison engine was the first to be 100% impartial.
  • blue-bullet-pointOur results reflect up-to-the-minute pricing, to deliver your company the best energy rates available.
  • blue-bullet-pointWe pride ourselves on our transparency
  • blue-bullet-pointOur comparison engine is simple to use so it wont take up too much of your valuable time
  • blue-bullet-pointOur customer service is second to none. We are there every step of the way
  • blue-bullet-pointWe understand that commercial energy is not your forte so we won’t use industry jargon
  • blue-bullet-pointYou can be sure to receive a reliable, professional and friendly service when comparing business electricity and gas
  • blue-bullet-pointBecause we care, 10% of all our profits go to charity
  • blue-bullet-pointWe have a wealth of Social Sector experience

How do I compare suppliers?

We make it easy for you to switch over to a new supplier for your business gas and/or electricity.

Choose which energy you need and click on the relevant box. Once you input your details onto our price comparison site, you give us the green light to go. We will work with suppliers to see which of the energy providers are offering the most competitive rates.

Compare commercial business gas and electricity tariffs

We will compare the big six dominant energy providers; British Gas, EDF Energy, npower business, E.ON, Scottish and Southern Energy and Scottish Power, as well as many smaller ones to find the most competitive prices for your business.

Commercial energy provider’s prices are constantly in flux, due to global events that affect prices, so what might have been a good deal two years ago, may not be such a good deal today.


What tariff will I need?

Although they are using essentially the same product, business energy rates are not like domestic energy rates. For starters the average business will typically use more energy than the average home, but also business contracts are packaged differently to domestic contracts.

Home energy packages can encompass both gas electricity in the same plan but for business packages, this is not the case. Gas and electricity for businesses are separate, which means separate quotes and separate contracts.

All businesses are different, different sizes, with different energy needs. What tariff might be good for one business might not be so beneficial for another and so it is prudent to find a tariff that is tailored to your specific business utility needs.

Perhaps your business is a heavy consumption manufacturing organisation, or runs during off peak hours, for instance. You could be better off with a tariff that suits your energy needs.

Whether you run a small shop or a multi-location corporation, you’ll know that getting good price for your electricity can make a difference to your businesses operating costs.

It doesn’t matter how big your company is, business energy customers have plenty of options when deciding who to choose for their energy supply but deals vary greatly between energy suppliers, so it pays to find the right tariff for you.

Fixed Term tariff

A fixed term tariff is a contract that details how much a business will pay for its energy for the whole duration of the contract with the energy supplier. It will include a price per unit and a daily charge.

There are a range of fixed contracts available covering varying terms up to four years, and these are good for smaller businesses because knowing exactly what your energy costs are allows for better planning and budgeting, giving you better peace of mind because you get protection from price changes during that period.

At the end of your fixed term you could choose an automatic renewal offer, or transfer to another supplier.

Flexible Contract tariff

If you don’t want to commit to a fixed term contract then a flexible contract might be the better option for you. Flexible contracts are ideal for businesses that are looking for a good price, but want a commitment-free, flexible product.

Half-hour Meter tariff

For larger and more energy intensive businesses, you will probably have your electricity consumption monitored by means of a half hourly meter to ensure that their power usage is measured more accurately.

The meter information is relayed to the supplier and ensures that the company bill is accurately reflecting their usage.


Compare business electricity and gas

There are 4 simple steps to compare commercial energy

Enter business utility details

First of all, choose which energy price comparison you need, and click on the relevant box. Then we will need some details from you, this is just some basic information about your business. Have the following information to hand:

  • blue-bullet-pointYour business’s registration information
  • blue-bullet-pointYour MPAN and MPRN numbers, which can be found on your business electricity and gas bill or meter.
  • blue-bullet-pointThe end date of your current contract

The MPAN (Meter Point Administration Number) a unique number that identifies your electricity supply.

The MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number) is a unique number relating to your gas supply.

Select energy supplier

With your information we will then generate a list of the cheapest and best providers for you to choose from. Your quotes will be saved in a secure login area for you to review at your leisure. We will email you the login details.

Switch commercial energy supplier

Once you know what your options are, you can decide of the provider that will offer you the best service and price. We will then take care of the negotiations between your existing supplier and your new provider to ensure that the switch is as painless for you as possible.

Switch confirmation

You simply check the terms and conditions of your chosen new provider’s deal to make sure you are fully happy with the contract and we take it from there. We’ll arrange your switch, set up your contracts and resolving any issues you have with your supplier. We aim to make the whole process as easy on you as possible.

The final part of the process? You sit back and relax. That’s it! Minimal effort from you meaning that you’re free to run your business, safe in the knowledge that you are paying the most competitive price for your business energy.

Compare now

Now that you have all the right information about commercial energy, use our online comparison tool to find cheap business electricity and gas that will meet your needs.


Frequently asked questions

How can I save money on business gas and electricity?

Knowing that you’re paying the lowest price for your business electricity is essential. Compare business utility suppliers and tariffs to see how much you could save.

What is a Fixed Term Tariff and how does it work?

A fixed term tariff is a contract type that details how much a business will be expected to pay for its energy consumption.

You will be charged a fixed price per unit for your gas and/or electricity usage. You will also have to pay a daily standing charge, this is an additional cost, and does not affect how much energy your business consumes.

The price you pay for each unit of gas and electricity, including the standing charge will not change for the duration of your business energy contract. The length of these contracts are generally one to four years.

What is a Variable Tariff and how does it work?

A variable business energy tariff can be more flexible, this will depend on the energy market’s current and future climate. If the cost per unit is lower, you could save money by taking advantage, however, if unit prices increase, your energy bill will also be higher in accordance.

How do I switch my business tariff?

Business owners and managers often don’t have the time to conduct a business energy comparison and switch suppliers.

This is why Utility Saving Expert has streamlined the process to make it easier and simpler to switch your business electricity or gas supplier and help you save both time and money.

It’s quick and simple to get an online quote within minutes. We compare all the leading business energy suppliers to help you find the right tariff that meets your requirements.

How long does it take to switch my business utility supplier?

Utility Saving Expert has made the process of switching your commercial energy supplier and tariff easier than ever.

Once you start the process, it usually takes an average of 4-6 weeks to complete the business energy switch.

Remember, switch times can vary and may be impacted by your business’ individual circumstances.

How do I find the best commercial energy tariff?

If you’re looking for a new business energy tariff, it’s important to consider your business’ individual requirements, in addition to the price. The majority of business energy contracts will often run for one to three years.

There are both fixed term and variable tariffs to consider, these also provide different payment plans. Think about how your business operates and manages its finances from a cash flow perspective to help you choose the most suitable business energy deal.

Independent reviews and customer service ratings are both highly important points to consider when selecting a new business energy supplier or tariff. This could be the difference between resolving any potential issue swiftly or having it negatively affect your work.

How much should I pay for my business energy?

Business energy prices are calculated by adding two main rates, these include a daily standing charge, you will pay this no matter of how much energy your business consumes, and a cost for each unit (kWh) of energy your business uses.

Your price per unit will be dictated by what business energy tariff you have selected. This can be found within the terms of your contract. Carrying out a business energy comparison will help you identify which tariff would be more suitable for your business needs.

This business energy comparison will allow you to find the best deals available and help you save money on your business energy rates. Ideally, you want to make sure you’re not paying more than you should be doing.

How can I reduce my company’s energy bills?

The key to saving money on your business energy bills is to think about your own energy efficiency. Here are a few ways you can achieve this:

  • green-bullet-pointUse low consumption energy appliances
  • green-bullet-pointInstall energy saving light bulbs
  • green-bullet-pointHave good insulation
  • green-bullet-pointManage working hours effectively to reduce energy usage
  • green-bullet-pointReduce consumption by turning off gas and electricity when inactive
  • green-bullet-pointCompare business gas and electricity deals

Carrying out a business energy comparison and switching will help you save money. You’ll be able to find cheaper business energy suppliers and tariffs.

Leading gas and electricity energy providers we compare

Our business energy comparison engine compares the following suppliers:

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