Switching your business energy supplier is quick and easy
Step 1. Call us for a competitive quote for your business electric and gas supply.
Step 2. Once you've agreed a quote with us and want to switch to us as your business energy supplier, we'll send you a contract pack. You don't need to do anything with this; it's just for your reference.
Step 3. We will process your switch and contact your existing supplier for you. There's usually little for you to do if:
It usually takes around 5 days to change to British Gas business. We'll keep you informed of the progress and your switch will be completed on an agreed date. There'll be no disruption to your business or its energy supply.
Step 4. Before we switch your supply, you'll need to give us a meter reading. You can do this via your online account. Remember, we'll still need this even if your existing supplier installed a smart meter as currently they can't send data to other suppliers.
Carrying out a regular business energy switch will help to ensure your business:
Our dedicated business movers team are here to help
We're sorry you're thinking of leaving. There's a few things to do to make sure your business electricity or gas supply account is ready to switch.
Advice on switching business energy supplier from OFGEM.
Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice when switching your small business to a new energy supplier.
A: When you've agreed to switch your energy supply to us, this is the usual process we follow. We will:
A: If you're at the end of your contract and not in debt to your current supplier, we'll complete your switch to us within 5 days. There'll be no disruption to your energy supply, during that 21 day period, you'll be using energy supplied by your current supplier - so they'll send you a final bill, when the switch is complete. We'll keep you informed of the progress and your switch will be completed on an agreed date.
A: Your current supplier may object to your switch if you have any outstanding balance left on your account or if you haven't given them notice to you leaving. If this happens, you'll need to speak to your current supplier as soon as possible to resolve the objection, otherwise your switch may be cancelled.
A: To help ensure your switch to us goes smoothly, you'll need to:
We also suggest you register for an online account with us as soon as you can, as it makes managing your energy account with us easier. You'll need the account number in your order confirmation pack. Once you've registered, you'll be able to check the status of your switch.
A: Yes you can switch your energy supplier at any time, but you may be charged an exit fee by your current supplier. If you find a cheaper business energy plan to switch to, make sure you include any fees your current supplier will charge you for ending your contract early. Usually, it’s cheaper to wait for your current business energy contract to end before switching. If you do decide to switch, you'll need to give your current supplier notice, otherwise they may object.
A: A fixed price energy tariff means that the unit price for gas and electricity won’t change for the duration of the plan. You’ll usually be tied in for at least a year and will pay fees if you want to exit the fixed deal early. A fixed price plan will give you some peace-of-mind that the amount you pay for each unit of gas or electricity you use won’t increase during the term of your energy contract.
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