The first step in becoming a British Gas Business customer is to get a quote online. In less than a minute, you can find out what you’ll save with us. You can then move on to buying your energy online too.

Great service from the moment you join us

If you choose us as your supplier, we then work with you to make sure the switching process is as quick and easy as possible.

Simple steps to switching your energy supply

Step one: Getting started

  • If you've purchased your business electricity online, you'll receive an email confirming your application details and one of our agents will contact you within 48 hours.
  • You'll receive a contract pack in the post.
  • We'll begin to process your application to switch your electricity supply.

Step two: Contract pack arrives

  • You have a nine-calendar-day cooling-off period from the date your energy pack is sent out.
  • Once you've received it, make sure you read through the pack carefully and if there's anything you don't understand, contact your Sales Advisor.
  • If you decide not to go ahead within that ten-day period, you won't be penalised.

Step three: Supply switch and set-up

  • We contact the Supplier Meter Registration Service (SMRS) and advise them we're taking over your commercial electricity supply.
  • The SMRS notifies your existing supplier that you are switching your electricity supply to British Gas.
  • We take care of the checks and meter readings on your business electricity supply prior to switchover, keeping you informed as we go.
  • A meter reading is taken on, or close to, the date of transfer.

Step four: Welcome to British Gas

  • Your electricity supply is switched over on transfer day and your site will be on-supply with us on the agreed date.
  • You can now enjoy the benefits of your new business electricity supply.

Step one: Getting started

  • If you've purchased online, you'll receive an email confirming your application details and one of our agents will contact you within 48 hours.
  • You'll receive a contract pack in the post
  • We'll begin to process your application to switch your gas supply

Step two: Contract pack arrives

  • You have a nine-calendar-day cooling-off period from the date your energy pack is sent out.
  • Once you've received it, make sure you read through the pack carefully and if there's anything you don't understand, contact your Sales Advisor.
  • If you decide not to go ahead within that ten-day period, you won't be penalised.

Step three: Supply switch and set-up

  • We contact the transporter who owns or operates the gas pipeline to your property. We advise them we're taking over your commercial gas supply.
  • The transporter then notifies your existing supplier that you are switching your gas supply to British Gas.
  • We take care of the checks and meter readings on your business gas supply prior to switchover, keeping you informed as we go.
  • A meter reading is taken on, or close to, the date of transfer.

Step four: Welcome to British Gas

  • Your gas supply is switched over on transfer day and your site will be on-supply with us on the agreed date.
  • You can now enjoy the benefits of your new business gas supply.

Are you a larger business?

If you spend over £100,000 a year on energy, contact us directly for a tailored gas or electricity quote.

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Or call us on 0800 316 2659

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.