About us

We've been helping to put a smile on the faces of British businesses since 2007 - and that's something we continue to strive for every day. 

So how do we do it? In a nutshell, our service takes the hassle out of shopping around for better deals on electricity, gas, insurance, merchant services and telecoms. Here's how - 

  • Businesses ask us to find the best prices we can for their utilities.
  • Our experts get to work, comparing deals from our panel of trusted suppliers.
  • Customers let us know which contracts they'd like for their business.
  • We take care of setting everything up, with our customers typically saving 20% on their bills.*

Make It Cheaper is proud to be the only organisation trusted by price comparison sites like Go Compare, MoneySupermarket and uSwitch to look after their business customers. We’ve also been selected, through a rigorous process, to partner with the Federation of Small Businesses and offer impartial help to its members. As well as specialising in helping businesses, we help homeowners find the best deals for their energy, too.

Our story

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

In the space of ten years, we’ve grown independently from five to 175 UK-based staff - all dedicated to helping customers not only get on, but stay on competitive rates for their utilities. 

When Founder and CEO Jonathan Elliott launched the business in 2007, he did so because he knew the majority of Britain’s businesses were unfairly paying more than they needed to for electricity and gas - just as importantly, he knew how to fix it:

"If someone could make it easy for businesses to pay less, how good would that be? Businesses would operate with lower costs, they’d be handing over less of their hard-earned cash to big, powerful suppliers and their own profits would of course be the main beneficiary. And what would it cost them? A lot less time and hassle than dealing directly with a load of call centres themselves, that’s for sure," he said. 

And what if those improved profits were reinvested to pay for something else? A much-needed redecoration; an apprentice; a long-overdue holiday; gym membership for all employees; a new company website? 

That’s the ‘Butterfly Effect’, and those are the kind of stories that not only put a smile on our faces but keep us totally focussed on what we do. Our success has seen us appear on the Sunday Times Fast Track - the UK’s top 100 fastest-growing companies - for three years in a row and we have no intention of slowing down. We want to have saved £1 billion for Britain's businesses by 2018 and we know there’s only one way we can do it – by making switching as easy as possible and giving businesses something to smile about.

Timeline

  • June

    Wins 'Super Consultancy' title at the TELCA Awards

  • October

    Starts commercial partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses to provide a dedicated energy switching service to its members

  • July

    Listed as the UK's Number One SME Energy broker by industry experts Cornwall Energy

  • June

    Wins 'Best Customer Service' title at the TELCA awards

  • June

    Wins 'SME Consumer Champion' title for second successive year at TELCA 140 staff move into office in Tower Hill

  • March

    Starts commercial partnership with uSwitch

  • January

    Reaches saving figure of £500 million

  • December

    Third year in a row on the Virgin Fast Track 100

  • June

    Wins 'Most Trusted' and 'SME Consumer Champion' titles at The Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCA)

  • December

    Reaches Sunday Times Fast Track 100 for second successive year, ranking 73rd

  • October

    Ofgem announces our suggested changes to SME energy bills

  • September

    110 staff move into office near Monument

  • May

    Acquires UK Power to offer home energy switching service

  • April

    Arranges first merchant services contract

  • December

    Ranked 39th in Sunday Times Fast Track 100

  • November

    Gains FSA (now FCA) accreditation and arranges first business insurance policy

  • June

    100,000th customer helped

  • November

    'Young Company of the Year' finalist in CBI Growing Business Awards

  • October

    'SME of the Year' runner-up in National Business Awards

  • September

    Arranges first landline contract

  • April

    Chief Operating Officer Chris Cole joins company

  • March

    Finalist in Cisco 'Customer Kings'

  • November

    Make It Cheaper launches in Australia

  • August

    First £100 million saved

  • October

    Moneysupermarket becomes a partner

  • September

    30 staff move into larger office near Waterloo

  • January

    SME saving figure reaches £10 million

  • September

    First roundtable event at Houses of Parliament

  • August

    Saves first £1 million on SME energy bills

  • April

    Seven staff move into office near Borough Market.

 

Our values

We’re made of solid stuff: trust, passion and expertise. These are the things we believe our customers want from a service like ours, and these are the values we instil in our people.

We’re intent on earning our customers’ trust and we promise to be upfront and honest about any questions we’re asked – even if it’s about something like our commission fees. It doesn’t get much better than knowing you can trust a passionate team of experts to take care of business, does it?

Meet the people who are putting a smile on the faces of Britain's businesses.

Contact Make It Cheaper

*Figure based on 8,254 actual contracts arranged in 2016 when compared to prices or renewal quotes of existing suppliers. Saving figure a combination of savings achieved through switching energy, insurance and telecoms.

   
   

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