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Maximising your margins is a great way to boost your bottom line - and did you know that one of the easiest ways to do this is to switch to a cheaper business gas contract that will cut your bills?

It may sound like a daunting task, and if you've done it before you might have found the whole process a bit tiresome - but the good news is that it doesn't have to involve any hassle when you've got someone who’s committed to taking care of everything for you. At Make It Cheaper that's exactly what we do.

We believe in putting a smile on the faces of our customers, which means making things as easy for you as possible. That's why our UK-based experts are on hand to talk through your bill, compare prices from our wide panel of suppliers and let you choose the deal that's right for your business. All you need to do is ask.

How does the service work?

We talk

You tell us about your business and your existing gas contract.

We search

Our saving experts source live prices and let you know the deals that are right for you.

You save

When you’ve made your decision, we’ll set up your contract so as you can concentrate on running your business. Easy.

Why should I switch with you?

  • We’ve set up more than 250,000 business energy contracts in the past seven years.
  • Our UK-based customer service team will handle your switch to ensure we save you time as well as money.
  • We’ll help you avoid being placed on expensive rates in the future, because we’ll let you know when it’s time to renew.
  • We only work with suppliers who we know and trust to offer our customers competitive deals.
  • We’ll get a deal that’s right for you to ensure you’re not paying more than necessary for your energy.

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About business gas

The majority of firms in the UK rely on business gas to support their day-to-day operations. But, technically the gas that your business uses is in no way different to the gas that you use to heat your home. In fact, “business gas” is simply an industry term used to describe gas contracts offered to businesses.

However, the method in which this gas is offered to businesses is different. Contracts will differ from business-to-business, in order to cover the varying needs of each company. For example, a small florist may only need gas for heating and hot water purposes, whereas a restaurant will likely use gas to power kitchen equipment. Naturally, this means the restaurant will use far more gas than a florist, and the terms of the gas contract they are offered by a supplier may differ as a result.

To meet these varying consumption habits, it’s important that business gas suppliers can facilitate a degree of flexibility through the business gas contracts that they offer. To achieve this, a business can only secure gas through a bespoke contract, built up around the unique circumstances and gas consumption habits of the business.

The amount of gas that your business uses will likely determine the type of contract that you’re offered by a supplier. Typically, the gas consumption habits of small to medium sized businesses lend themselves to a fixed term contract - which will protect you against price increases in the gas market for the term of the contract. However, other types of contracts are available depending on your business’s circumstances.

Needless to say, business gas contracts can offer businesses a greater degree of control when deciding on, and organising, their supply – especially when compared with the domestic market. However, bespoke contracts can also make it more difficult to determine whether your business is getting a cheap business gas deal, or not.

One of the best ways to ensure that you’re getting a good deal on the gas that your business uses is by running a business gas comparison. However, due to the variety of factors that can impact a business’s gas quote, it can be difficult to run a simple and clear comparison.

Each eligible supplier you approach will offer you a unique quote based upon your business’s circumstances and gas needs, so to find the best deals, it’s important to get a wide selection of quotes from different business gas suppliers.

However, before you run a business gas comparison, there are a few steps that you need to follow:

  • Step 1 – Check you’re within your business’s renewal window.
  • Step 2 – Assess your business gas consumption habits to determine your needs.
  • Step 3 – Approach eligible suppliers to discuss your business’s gas needs and obtain a quote.
  • Step 4 – Manually compare the quotes and decide which one best suits your business’s needs.
  • Step 5 – Inform both suppliers of the switch in writing.

Obviously, it’s good practice to obtain as many quotes as possible to get the most comprehensive comparison for your business. However, in reality this is often not feasible for many busy business owners. This can often lead to businesses simply accepting their current suppliers terms of renewal, which are always more expensive than the cheapest quote on the market, instead of running a comparison and switching suppliers.

Alternatively, you can use the services of a business energy broker. An energy broker will not only do the leg work and attain business gas quotes on your behalf, but they can even advise on which quote best meets the needs and consumption habits of your business and even handle the switch.

Before offering a quote, business gas suppliers first need to assess the circumstances of your business. To do this, they will take into account factors, such as:

  • Consumption habits
  • Location of the business
  • The industry the business operates in
  • The financial situation of the business.

With these factors, the supplier is then able to determine the best contract type for your business, as well as a cost per unit for your business gas.

When looking for a new business gas quote, obviously price is going to be a leading motivator. However, it’s important that you don’t make a decision based solely on this factor. Each supplier that quotes for business gas will offer you a bespoke contract that they feel best suits your business’s needs. Once you’ve collected a number of these quotes, its then down to you to decide which you feel will benefit your business the most - and this may not necessarily be the cheapest business gas quote.

For example, a small business - such as a sandwich shop - will more than likely be offered a higher cost per unit, but over a shorter contract term, which means they can switch to a new deal more frequently. A manufacturer with high levels of consumption, on the other hand, will more likely have a lower cost per unit due to the volume of gas that they consume, but this may be over a longer contract term.

Therefore, in order to get the best price on your business’s gas, you first need to properly assess the needs of your business. It’s important to not pick the business gas quote that just offers you the lowest overall price – instead, choose one that properly covers your needs.

As a rule of thumb, the most common choice for a small to medium sized business are fixed term contracts. This contract type offers price security, and will typically last between one and four years. Larger business, on the other hand, may decide to take a flex approach to their business gas. This allows larger businesses to purchase gas in bulk for the months – or years – ahead, which means they can take advantage of prices when they fall in the energy market.

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