Business Electricity

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How does the service work?

  • We talk. You tell us about your business’s electricity contract and supplier.
  • We search. Our saving experts search live deals and lay out your options. No pressure, no jargon.
  • You save. Once you’ve decided on a contract, we’ll set everything up so as you can concentrate on running your business. Easy.

Why should I switch with you?

  • We’ve arranged more than 250,000 business energy contracts since 2007, so we’ve got plenty of experience.
  • We’ll help to ensure you’re not placed on expensive rates in the future by reminding you when it’s time to renew your deal.
  • We only work with suppliers who we know and trust to provide our customers with competitive deals.
  • Our UK-based customer service team takes care of all the administrative work to make your life as easy as possible.
  • We’ll get a deal that’s right for you to ensure you’re not paying more than necessary for your energy.

A large number of businesses in the UK are reliant on electricity to operate. This is why, as one of your main overheads, it’s important to ensure that you’re not overpaying for your business electricity rates.

However, the volatile nature of the electricity market, with prices frequently rising and falling, means you can be caught out by your energy contract and easily end up on rates that are well above the market average.

Another issue that affects business electricity customers is that they are offered bespoke contracts when being quoted for their electricity. This contract is drawn up after considering a number of different factors about a business, such as consumption habits. This means it can be difficult to gauge how your business electricity prices measure up to other businesses.

To help you gauge how competitive your business electricity rates are, below you can find the UK average for business electricity prices by business size.

Business Size Annual Electricity Usage (kWh) Annual Electricity Cost
Micro business 5,000 - 15,000 £1349
Smal business 15,000 - 30,000 £2566
Medium business 30,000 - 50,000 £4280

Please Note: The above prices are only intended as a guide, and it’s likely that you may be paying less or more than this figure based on your own business’s consumption habits. Click the link if you would like more in-depth information on business electricity prices by kWh.

For example, if you only use electricity to light and heat your premises, then chances are you may be paying less than the UK average. Alternatively, you may be paying more if you rely on electricity as part of your business’s day-to-day operations.

If you find that you’re paying more than average for your business electricity, there are a number of things that you can do to keep your business electricity prices at a manageable level. The most effective way to reduce the amount that you’re spending on your business electricity is to run a business electricity comparison.

Running a business electricity comparison is a good way to determine if you’re on the best business electricity rates. This is important, especially when dealing with small businesses electricity, where your overheads can have more impact on your margins. So, finding the best deal possible can pay serious dividends in improving your profitability.

However, running a thorough comparison involves a lot of work to attain business electricity quotes from all the suppliers available to you – which is why many business owners choose to use the services of a business electricity broker – such as Make It Cheaper.

If you’re interested in running your own business electricity comparison it’s important that you ensure you have all the relevant information to hand in order to get the most accurate quotes.

For starters, you’ll need:

  • A recent energy bill available for reference
  • Your business’s registration information
  • Your MPAN and MPRN numbers, which can be found on your bill or meter
  • The end date of your current contract, and when you’re switching window is open.

Fortunately all of this information can be found on a past bill from your current supplier, visit our small print pointer for help finding all of the relevant information. Alternatively, if you don’t have access to a recent bill, you can always contact your supplier, who will be able to provide you with the information.

Once you have all of the required information, you can either give us a call to speak with one of our savings experts, or you can follow the steps outlined below.

When looking for cheap business electricity, it’s important to get your timing right. In the commercial electricity market, businesses looking to switch are bound by certain procedures, which means acting at the right time is crucial to securing a better deal. To help get your switch right, it can be useful to ask yourself the following questions:

Am I within my renewal window?

Firstly, you will need to check that your business is within its renewal window before comparing new deals. Your business’s renewal window will open six months prior to your contract end date, and suppliers will usually write to you at this time with renewal offer for a new contract. It’s always worth running a business electricity comparison before accepting these terms, because in many instances, you can beat the terms of renewal by switching to another cheaper business electricity supplier.

Do I have enough quotes?

Once you’re within your renewal window, you can approach suppliers individually in order to obtain bespoke quotes. Each supplier will offer you entirely unique quotes, so it’s worth getting as many as possible in order to carry out a comprehensive comparison of available deals. A quicker way to do this is to use a business energy broker who can compare deals on your behalf.

Who do I need to inform?

Finally, once you have decided which contract is the best match for your business, you should inform both suppliers in writing, and they will then liaise to arrange your switch. However, it’s important to note that your new supply will not come into effect until your current business electricity contract has ended.

How long will it take me?

If you find yourself asking this question, then Make It Cheaper can help. After a short conversation with one of our savings advisors, we’ll have all the information we need to find the right electricity deal for your business. One of our energy experts can do all the comparison leg work for you, including finding quotes and handling the switch – we’ll even help you decide which quote best suits the needs of your business.

Switch with confidence

Three quick reasons why you can trust us to take your energy contract in our hands:

We won the 'Consumer Champion' gong at the 2014 TELCA Awards...

...we've been listed as one of 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain by LSE...

...and we have lots of great reviews from happy customers on Trustpilot.

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How we can help

Want to know more about business electricity and how to switch? Take a look at some of our quick guides.

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