Moving business premises: 2 costly mistakes

Moving premises is painful enough, without added aggravation from energy companies. I outline the do’s and don’ts of dealing with your energy company when you move out of, and into, business premises.

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Energy contract renewal, stick or twist?

Renewal time for your business energy contract. Your gas or electricity supplier has sent you a renewal letter, now what? Allow me to guide you through the options, and explain the pitfalls you can face, depending who your current supplier is.

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5 tips for better energy prices for your business

For many businesses, gas and electricity costs are one of the largest overheads they face. And prices seem to creep up year after year. Furthermore, energy suppliers don’t advertise business tariffs, which isn’t particularly helpful. If you want to try and get better energy prices for your business, here are my tips:

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Doing nothing cost this business £3,200

Procrastination just plays into the hands of your energy company. This is a true story about a dry cleaning business who ignored the renewal letter from their electricity supplier. Failure to arrange a new energy contract cost them thousands of pounds.

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Why can’t I terminate my business energy contract?

There are several reasons your gas or electricity supplier will object to you moving to another supplier. I will outline these below, as well as throwing some light on the various stipulations individual suppliers have when it comes to ending your contract.

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Nest. Is this the best smart thermostat yet?

That plastic control in your hallway is about to get an upgrade. Nest have created a device that automatically saves energy by learning how you use your heating at home. In the US, it has reportedly reduced the amount of energy used by up to 20%.

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