Large Business

8 steps to creating your business energy strategy

Dealing with energy is something every business needs to account for at some point. Climate change is a threat all of us will need to work together to defeat. One way we can play our part is by being conscious of our energy usage and where our power comes from. As we look to recover…

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7 tips to sharpen your business energy deal

You’re busy, right? Most people have plenty on their plate besides organising a business energy deal. But you’d be surprised at how just even a little bit of thinking now could save you a lot of hassle and even a fair bit of money in the future. You need to ensure that you’ve got the…

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3 ways to manage business energy whilst reducing cost & hassle

When you’re a multi-site organisation, you face immediate challenges in controlling energy costs, such as paying different unit rates across different sites. But you also need to factor in the internal cost of managing contracts, handling invoices and resolving issues. East Midlands Ambulance Service receives about a million emergency calls each year and serves a…

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Choosing the right charity partner for your business – Carers UK

What is a charity partnership? Charity partnerships for businesses are collaborative agreements that are meant to be mutually beneficial to both organisations. For example, the charity might receive funding, increased exposure/awareness or sponsorship as part of the arrangement. The business too could gain through increased staff engagement, better relationships with your stakeholders/community and positive PR…

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Top 7 tips to support your employees’ personal development

Often in business, your employees can get bogged down with being too focused solely on objectives linked directly to the company’s and delivering tangible work, without focussing on their own personal development. Skill areas such as presenting to audiences, leadership, commercial acumen, influencing, management and analytical abilities are rarely set as defined objectives for employees,…

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4 ways to stay in control of your network charges

Network charges account for almost 50% of a standard electricity bill [1]. But what are they exactly? Effectively, they refer to the ongoing maintenance and implementation of the grid’s infrastructure. That includes all the equipment that pulls power from the electricity grid. Energy regulator OFGEM is planning to reform how energy network charges are calculated.…

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Ban new diesel lorry sales by 2040, urges NIC

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is calling on the government to ban the sale of new diesel lorries by 2040. The call comes in a new report published on 23 April 2019, which says the development of hydrogen and battery-powered heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) is already well advanced, with the cleaner alternatives expected to be…

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Climate Change Levy: What does it mean for your business?

Every business in Britain needs to be watching Climate Change Levy (CCL) trends very closely. Why? Since 2001, the CCL has inched up by 3% per year. In 2019, it is poised to start affecting your bottom line in an even more dramatic way. Now, more than ever, you need a trusted energy partner, and to be…

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British Gas receives Carbon Trust certification for business renewable electricity products

Mike Chessum, Industrial & Commercial Energy Director, British Gas There is a growing demand for renewable energy contracts coming from the business sector, as company leaders react to the political, economic, social and environmental factors driving the need to become more sustainable and low carbon. The UK has made significant progress in moving towards cleaner…

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Report: large businesses rely on safe, secure and cost effective energy

Exec Survey in partnership with British Gas conducted research into the current thinking of UK businesses around energy usage. The survey aimed to provide a snapshot of the role energy plays in UK businesses as they strive to deliver services in a challenging economic environment. The online questionnaire was completed by 131 senior managers, directors…

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