How to choose an energy consultancy

Most business owners recognise the advantages of shopping around for the best energy deal, but without the time, resource and expertise to find the best tariff, it can be an almost impossible task.

Posted by Inspired Energy

Fri 13th, Mar

Most business owners recognise the advantages of shopping around for the best energy deal, but without the time, resource and expertise to find the best tariff, it can be an almost impossible task. Many small businesses have found that instead of trying to navigate the energy market themselves, it’s often better to work with an energy consultant, who already has a detailed knowledge of the marketplace.

Today’s competitive and complex energy markets have generated a host of energy consultancies all eager to help businesses find a good deal but choosing which one to use can be tricky. So, which essential qualities should you look for when selecting an energy consultancy for your business?

  1. Independent market expertise

Working with a good energy consultant should mean you’ll get an informed and unbiased comparison of the UK’s major suppliers. Look for an independent consultant who has good, long-standing relationships with a wide range of suppliers; this will make them best placed to find the optimum price for your energy.

  1. Quality service

Find a consultancy who gives you direct access to a dedicated account manager for complete consistency. They can help you secure the right contracts at the right time and stay in control of your budget.

  1. A transparent, jargon-free approach

The energy industry is full of jargon and endless acronyms - a good energy broker will understand the complexities of the industry, but they’ll understand that you don’t need to know it all.

If your consultant says anything you’re unsure of, make sure you feel comfortable enough to ask them about it, and remember there’s no such thing as a silly question. You need to be able to trust your adviser, so a transparent approach is crucial.

Established in 2000, Inspired Energy plc has grown to become one of the largest utility consultancies in the UK. Call us on 01772 689 250, email partnerships@inspiredenergy.co.uk or visit www.inspired-referral.co.uk

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