An experienced energy consultant will not only help you secure the best tariffs for your business energy but will also protect your business from risk during uncertain times. But with so many UK energy brokers to choose from, how can you separate the good from the bad and find the one that’s right for your business?
Here are seven factors you should consider when selecting an energy broker.
1. A Respected Reputation – With new energy consultants joining the market each year, it’s important to choose a company that is well established. Check how long the energy broker has been in business and ask to see their current client list. A good energy broker should be able to show you testimonials from satisfied clients.
2. Industry Expertise – Check that the energy broker has a thorough understanding of the UK energy market. Ask what experience they have in all aspects of commercial energy management and find out if they have experience in your particular sector.
3. A Wide Range of Services – A good energy broker should offer a wide range of different services – not just business energy procurement and purchasing. Even if you don’t need all of the services straightaway, it’s reassuring to know that you are working with an energy broker who can continue to support you as your business grows.
4. An Independent Status – Choose an energy broker with an independent status. This will enable them to negotiate the best possible terms from a range of different energy partners on your behalf. Check that the energy broker has partnerships with a wide range of suppliers.
5. Experts in Green Energy – As it becomes increasingly important for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, it’s crucial to choose an energy broker who can help you reduce your carbon footprint. Most energy brokers will claim to offer green energy services but some will have more experience in this area than others.
Check that the energy consultant has a ISO 50001 energy management certificate to support their green energy services.
6. A Proactive Approach – A reliable energy broker will continuously monitor market changes to ensure that their clients are protected. They won’t wait for you to ask questions but will keep you up-to-date with changes and recommendations as they occur.
7. Committed to You – Ask if you will be given a dedicated contact who will personally manage your account. Check if you will be able to reach them easily whenever you have a question or would like a face-to-face meeting.
If you’d like further advice about choosing the right energy broker for your business, get in contact.