Whether you run an Italian pizzeria or a traditional Chinese restaurant, gas and electricity bills are likely going to make up a significant proportion of your business's monthly outgoings, because of the nature of the day-to-day work you carry out.
Inevitably, these gas and electricity costs have an impact on your bottom line, restricting your profits, and even limiting your ability to invest in other aspects of your business. As such, it’s important to ensure you’re getting a fair deal for your business' gas and electricity – one that maximises your margins and doesn’t leave you paying over the odds for your energy.
Switching energy suppliers
If you’re looking to save money on your restaurant energy bills, one of the most effective courses of action is to compare rates from different energy suppliers - no matter your typical restaurant energy usage. Once you’ve run a comparison and found a deal that’s right for your business, you can arrange to switch to the new contract when your existing one expires – and save hundreds (or even thousands) of pounds in the process.
When researching energy options, it helps to have your latest restaurant energy bill to hand so your energy supplier or broker can determine your specific needs – and how much your contract will cost. Ultimately, it’s likely that this figure will help you determine which deal is right for you.
Understanding the energy bill for your restaurant
Understanding your restaurant’s energy bill is useful in identifying the areas where you’re at risk of paying over the odds for your gas or electricity. Your energy bill will contain information about your contract, the prices you are being charged, and may contain information about other factors that contribute to the cost of your energy.
Some of the information typically included in your energy bill is:
Restaurant energy saving tips
While carefully selecting the right energy deal is the best route to saving money on your gas and electricity, there are smaller changes you can make that can also cut costs, such as raising energy awareness among your kitchen and restaurant staff to increase energy efficiency. Further steps you can take include:
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