"Switching on the world to be as excited about saving as we are"

- Make It Cheaper's purpose

About us

What we do

Make It Cheaper saves time and money for businesses in Britain with a free and impartial phone-based switching service.

The benefit of reducing costs is very simple - it increases profit. We've been making this hassle-free since 2007, finding new deals for more than 200,000 businesses, switching their contracts and reducing their costs.

We're so confident that we can help businesses save that we offer a guarantee of up to £1,000, whereby we pay the difference if we don't meet the saving figure we think we should.

We can save your business money on business gas, electricity, telecommunications (mobile, landline and broadband) and merchant services. Through our sister company Make It Cheaper Financial Services, we also source commercial insurance policies from a range of providers.

To use one of our services today - or for any other enquiry - get in contact with us.

Read what Make It Cheaper customers say about our cost-saving service

Make It Cheaper timeline

2007
  • April Seven staff move into office near Borough Market
  • August First £1 million saved on SME energy bills
  • September First roundtable event at Houses of Parliament
2008
  • January First £10 million saved
  • September 30 staff move into Westminster Bridge Road office
  • October Moneysupermarket becomes a partner
2009
  • March Net Promoter Score first measured (59%)
  • August First £100 million saved
  • November Make It Cheaper launches in Australia
  • December Major Business unit launched
2010
  • March Finalist in Cisco 'Customer Kings'
  • September First landline contract arranged
  • October 'SME of the Year' runner up in National Business Awards
  • November 'Young Company of the Year' finalist in CBI Growing Business Awards
2011
  • February First mobile phone contract arranged
  • June 100,000th customer helped
  • November FSA authorisation & first insurance contract arranged
  • December Net Promoter Score surpasses 70%
    Ranked 39th in Sunday Times Fast Track 100
2012
  • April First chip & pin contract arranged
  • May UK Power (residential switching service) acquired
  • September 110 staff move into office near Monument
  • October Ofgem announce our suggested changes to SME energy bills
  • December Reaches Sunday Times Fast Track 100 for second successive year, ranked 73
2013
  • February Home energy price comparison and switching service launched
  • June Make It Cheaper wins 'Most Trusted' and 'SME Consumer Champion' titles at The Energy Live Consultancy Awards

Expertise: One of Make It Cheaper's core values

Our values

Impartiality: We do not favour one supplier over the other and will always work in our customers' best interests.

Expertise: We fully understand the products we offer and provide an expert service to help you find you the best deals available.

Professionalism: We know that time is a valuable commodity, particularly in business, so we take the hassle out of shopping for the best rates with a professional and efficient service.

Passion: We are genuinely excited about reducing costs because every pound we help you save is an extra pound to spend. Or, where businesses are concerned, it's an extra pound on your bottom line that helps you achieve future growth.

Integrity: We do not take your trust lightly and will always answer your questions clearly and honestly.

Make It Cheaper managing directors Chris Cole and Jonathan Elliott

Make It Cheaper managing directors Chris Cole (left) and Jonathan Elliott
Meet the Make It Cheaper team

Our history

Located in Central London, Make It Cheaper was formed in 2007 by a team of business utility professionals to answer a call from the UK's 4.5 million small to medium-sized enterprises.

The aim was to represent the interests of those companies by offering them fair prices and a high standard of customer service.

In 2010 alone, we saved UK businesses over £40 million by reducing thousands of energy bills, helping us gain a nomination at the Growing Business Awards as well as reaching the final of the 2010 National Business Awards UK and the National Customer Service Awards 2010.

In 2011, we achieved an annual saving figure of £88 million. Our success brought us recognition in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list - where we were placed number 39 in the UK's fastest-growing companies. Although more than fifty per cent of businesses that make this list one year do not make it the next, we managed to achieve enough growth to make the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 in 2012, where we were ranked number 73.

In 2012, our annual saving figure was over £100m - and we're on a mission to save UK businesses a total of £500 million by the year 2014. Former BBC Dragons' Den panelist Doug Richard has described Make It Cheaper as a 'white knight', noting that we are a force for good for UK businesses and economic growth (see video).

In 2013, we launched a home energy switching service that allows customers to compare prices and tariffs from 20 gas and electricity suppliers. As with our business service, we take care of the administrative side of a home energy switch. To ease any fears and insecurities about switching, we offer customers a £100 guarantee that any contract they agree with us will go through as planned.

Former BBC Dragon Doug Richard visits Make It Cheaper's offices

By guaranteeing a free and impartial service, the company has grown to become the number one destination for UK small and medium-sized enterprises to get a better deal. Make It Cheaper's management team and saving experts help businesses uncover significant cost savings across a range of products and are passionate about getting the best deals for their customers.

It is this passion that has attracted partners from most of the major household price comparison services (including Money Supermarket and Go Compare), charities, membership organisations, banks, trade associations and a number of other business champions. As a result of these partnership channels, we receive up to 3,000 enquiries every week and arrange more new contracts than any other non-domestic cost saving service.

Make It Cheaper conducts over 5,000 satisfaction surveys a year to gather customer feedback, fine-tune the service we provide and gauge the appetite for new products. Using the Net Promoter Scoring system, we have tracked how well we've performed in the eyes of our customers from a respectable NPS of 59% in 2010 to a score that is now consistently over 75%.

Our friendly team of expert advisors is available to take your calls from 9.00am to 5.30pm every week day. You can call us for free on 0800 970 0077. Alternatively, fill out a form on our contact page and we will call you back at a better time for you.

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Make It Cheaper Ltd. Registered in England & Wales Registered No: 05949018
Registered company address: Aston House, Cornwall Avenue London N3 1LF

Make It Cheaper Financial Services Limited. Registered in England & Wales Registered No: 07548195
Registered company address: Aston House, Cornwall Avenue London N3 1LF
Make It Cheaper Financial Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

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