Articles, news and advice on energy use for UK SMEs, including guides on how to become more energy efficient and significantly reduce costs.

Business management

How to find the best energy supplier for your small business

With a steep rise in energy prices imminent, we show you how to find the right energy supplier for your small business

Business management

Business energy costs: how can you slash your gas and electricity bill?

Energy costs can easily rack up your business bill. Nicky Bannister of Flogas Energy explains how to trim them down.

Smart Energy GB

Upgrade to a smart meter and enjoy a smarter future

If your small business has fewer than 10 employees, you could apply for a smart meter today. A meter gives you oversight of energy usage and could save you money

Business management

8 ways to save money running your microbusiness

Estimating your energy bills is the second largest bit of guesswork running a microbusiness after calculating tax. Installing a smart meter gives you control.

Business management

9 of the best business energy suppliers based in the UK

To keep your costs down, you should be reviewing your business energy supplier regularly. We line up nine of the best.

Office & home working

Renewable energy: Why small businesses should go green

Renewable energy has become a global focus over the past few years. Around 100 countries have set renewable energy targets, including the UK. Europe has a target of acquiring 20% of their supply from renewable energy sources.


Energy epidemic: UK’s office energy sins revealed

New research by UK Power has revealed that a quarter of Brits regularly leave lights on in empty office rooms, as the biggest energy sins are revealed.


Businesses risk £2.8m through lack of energy resilience

The average UK mid-sized business is risking £2.8 million of annual revenue by failing to have an energy resilience strategy, new research finds.


Can switching your energy provider save you money?

80 per cent of UK small businesses are overpaying for their energy and half of micro-businesses believe they are getting a fair deal.


Eight out of every ten SMEs are being overcharged for their energy

‘Big Six’ energy providers charge more to SMEs than bigger businesses - 80 per cent of Britain’s small businesses are overpaying.


Cost of energy crippling Britain’s micro-businesses

More than half of Britain’s micro-businesses feel rising cost of energy is crippling their future.


Small businesses look beyond cost when buying energy

New survey reveals what influences energy buyers’ choice of provider, with businesses now looking beyond the price.

Masterclass Series

Open Banking

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, explores the benefits of Open Banking for small and medium-sized businesses

Partner content

PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

Masterclass Series

Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves