Energy Supply for Small Business with Bad Credit

As one of the largest suppliers of energy to UK businesses, we're confident we have something to suit your business needs.

If you’re a small business owner, every penny counts, and you can do without paying over the odds for your energy. The good news is that by simply switching energy provider, you can shave hundreds of pounds off the cost of your annual energy bills. Our business energy experts find and compare the latest deals to make sure we find the best gas and electricity rates for your small business - saving you time, money and hassle.

If your business has been on the same old energy tariff for some time, the chances are you won’t be getting the best deal on the market, so switching your tariff or even your provider can instantly cut costs. Businesses, even small enterprises, tend to use more electricity than the average home, so it’s often possible to negotiate with suppliers to get a better price.

If your business operates across more than one location - say you’ve a small chain of coffee shops or run a couple of hair salons, for example - you may be able to negotiate an even better deal as part of a multi-site energy contract.

Unlike household energy deals, which offer a range of ‘off-the-shelf’ tariffs, business energy contracts are calculated to meet the exact needs of each individual business.

This bespoke approach means you can be sure your tariff meets the needs of your business, but it also makes it difficult to put an exact figure on how much your business should be paying for gas and electricity.

The cost of business gas and electricity is affected by lots of factors, but the location of your business could have big impact on the rates you pay - regional variations can account for as much as a 20% price difference, with businesses in rural areas typically paying more for energy than city-based businesses.

The first thing to remember is that you don't have to use the same supplier for both your business electricity and gas supply – although you may be able to use this to secure a better price.

Business electricity unit prices may be cheaper than domestic ones because of the amount of electricity used, but most business customers pay a higher rate of VAT.

Business electricity rates are based on your business size and electricity consumption. It may be calculated on a fixed or a variable rate tariff and will be based on a unit rate per kWh.

If you’re a business with bad credit, then it can be extremely difficult to find an energy company to take you on. Because supplying energy to businesses isn’t cheap, suppliers are aware that if you can’t pay, then it could have an impact on their business. Unlike the domestic market, energy suppliers can pick which business customers that they want, and so are free to exclusively accept businesses that they believe will be a low credit risk.

However, here at UGP, we’re different. Get in contact to find out how.

We take great pride in looking after our customers. With a team of professionals with extensive knowledge and expertise, you will have your own dedicated account manager, designed to make sure that you get the best deal.

With a flexible and transparent contract and billing system, doing business with us is stress-free and easy. Whether you’re a small business or a large organisation, you no longer have to search for an energy supplier who will deal with a business with bad credit.

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