At Smarter Business Ltd, we have a wide range of electricity, gas and metering options for you to choose from: from fixed prices to bespoke contracts, meter upgrades, new meter installations and P272 meters. Our expert advisers will guide you on the most appropriate contract for your business – fixed price contracts for small to medium sized businesses, or if you’re a larger business that requires a bespoke, flexible contract, we have specialised account managers to assist you.
Gas & Electricity Contracts
According to research, almost a third of businesses have never switched energy suppliers! This means they are potentially missing out on up to 40% in savings, equating to millions each year! As a business owner or person responsible for the overall profitability of the business, you can potentially save your business thousands just by comparing energy prices. What better way to do this than by making use of one impartial point of contact to compare prices and contracts with all the suppliers on your behalf?
Research shows that the three main reasons for dissatisfaction in current supplier renewal contracts are: cost, being renewed without customer knowledge and not being offered the best available deal! At Smarter Business, our energy procurement team have the knowledge and experience to find the best available gas and electricity contract for your business, handle the supplier transfer process and start the process all over again when your contract is due for renewal. You’ve got nothing to lose and potentially thousands to save just by using Smarter Business. Why wouldn’t you want this team in your corner?
Here’s what you’ll get by using our services, all at no cost to you:
- A potential saving of up to 40% on your business gas & electricity
- Supplier management and transfer management
- A dedicated account manager
- A choice of 1 – 5 year contracts (with total budget certainty)
- The best available prices
New Meter Installations
We provide new meter installations and energy supply contracts for new business premises, or for companies moving into a new premises that will need a change to their supply. We’ve helped a wide range of businesses, from large manufacturers who require an effortless, cost-effective process, to major retail businesses looking for onsite advice.
Here’s what Smarter Business can offer you:
- New gas or electricity meters and supply connections
- Tailored solutions
- Smart Meter installations
- Free, no obligation quotes
- Simple, fast process
- Single point of contact and end-to-end service
- Metering contract management
Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator, is changing how business energy usage is metered and billed. This new requirement is called P272.
Under the new regulation, all businesses using electricity meters in profile classes (PC) 05-08, that have an advanced meter reader (AMR) and can be settled on a half-hourly basis, will be. This means affected meters will change profile class to 00 or half hourly.
The deadline for implementation was 1 April 2017.
If supply contracts are up for renewal between 5th November 2015 and 1st April 2017, they will need to go through a Change of Measurement Class (CoMC) to half hourly (HH) settlement within 45 days of the renewal date.
P272 should improve accuracy and will also help distributors better understand electricity usage so that they can make sure networks are maintained appropriately.
Are there any benefits of P272?
Yes. P272 allows you to better manage your energy consumption and reduce your energy costs by providing more accurate data. Smarter Business can assist you in taking strategic advantage of the changes in energy management created by P272 to negotiate favourable energy supply contracts.
Half Hourly Energy
Half Hourly, or advanced meter readers, are used on sites that have a maximum demand above 100 kW. Half hourly meters can be found in most large commercial sites, ranging from factories and manufacturing sites to large offices, retailers, and supermarkets. With a 00 or half hourly meter, actual consumption is recorded every half an hour and this is used by the energy suppliers for accurate billing.
Half hourly contract negotiations can be a complex process due to fluctuating wholesale prices and often involve traditional negotiation methods.
Our energy experts will take care of the entire half hourly tendering process on your behalf to ensure that only the most competitive prices are obtained. In order for us to do this, we will need a signed LOA, allowing us to access the consumption data that is collected and stored by your current provider.
"We were very pleased with the quality of service Britelite Windows received from Smarter Business
for the change of our electricity supply contracts. We found them
professional, ensuring we got the best deal on the market that met our particular
needs, being happy to change proposed supplier if they were not a good fit for us.
Their communication was first class as was the after sales service, helping us obtain
monies due from the previous supplier.
Our Account Manager offered us first class service, and we would not hesitate in
recommending Smarter Business to other businesses."
-PETER BOYCE - Britelite Windows
WE MAKE OUR CLIENTS HAPPY
"We tried for months to sort out the mess that was our complex electricity supply in a
building that we had procured in the town centre. A call from an Account Manager
at Smarter Business came at the time; we had almost given up. He quickly and
professionally sorted out the mess and arranged supply at a very sensible price. He
then did the same for another charity that I run. He is currently liaising with Eon
regarding a new gas installation."
-IAIN OGILVIE - Liberty Church Wirral
"I cannot recommend Smarter Business’s service highly enough! As a Chef, I am constantly working
“in the business” and rarely have time to look at some of the day to day costs like
energy. Using your service I have managed to save over 30% on my bills, with
very little effort on my side. I look forward to you calling me again at renewal time!"
-ERIC PAYET - La Rive Restaurant
"Smarter Business’s attitude was completely different to all the other companies we called, who said it would
take at least 6 weeks to get a new meter. Smarter Business assured us we would get our meter installed on
time and we did. We had our meter installed on the morning of the 30th March and our units were commissioned
later that evening, ensuring we didn’t lose a significant sum of money from the reduction in tariffs.
Our Account Manager kept us well informed
each step of the way and pushed things through to ensure our deadlines were met.
I have dealt with a lot of different contractors through my work and have to say Smarter Business's “can do”
attitude and commitment to customer service really stands out."
-MARK HODGKINSON - MAAT Company Accountant