By Sam Campbell, Head of Business Insight, SwitchMyBusiness.com In many areas, the UK’s smaller businesses are the overlooked middle child, falling between the heavily regulated consumer sector and better resourced corporates. Energy is no exception. A lack of time to carefully consider the options is the recurring theme. Take fixed-term energy contracts, for instance: while […]
With over 300 million tonnes of waste being produced in the UK every year, your business may be incurring high costs and causing environmental damage. As technology has become a fundamental part of modern day living, our businesses are contributing to the waste problem because of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (or WEEE), with around 2 million tonnes of WEEE being discarded every year.
Posted on 11th August 2015 in Energy.
CMA, CCL, RO, P272 – the minefield of political and industry acronyms can be enough to confuse even the most diligent energy enthusiast. Yet changes in policy and regulation often have a direct or legally-binding impact on your business – be it immediately or in the future.
Posted on 29th July 2015 in Energy.
Technology’s integration allows companies to streamline processes, but, it’s also changing the model of how consumers use energy, and how companies provide it
Many businesses use a large amount of gas and electricity. For a small business, this can mean a dent in profits if you don’t keep a close eye on your bills. I spend a lot of time working with businesses helping them to save money on their bills. Here are my seven top tips to becoming a greener business and saving money.
Energy policy is constantly evolving, so it is easy for businesses to be caught on the back foot. With a multitude of acronyms and dense technical language, energy policy and regulation can confuse even the most diligent policy enthusiasts.
The spectacular crash in the price of oil has provided respite for motorists, householders and business owners. It is a great opportunity for businesses to prepare themselves for the future by addressing their energy efficiency while the sun is shining, so to speak.
Posted on 27th February 2015 in Energy.
There has recently been a heavy focus on what start-ups and SMEs can learn from big companies within the business community. While this has inspired young businesses to think big, many forget that the learning process can work both ways and that there is plenty small companies can teach industry giants, particularly with regards to sustainability.
Posted on 7th January 2015 in Energy.
Austerity. You’ll have seen this word a lot over the last decade in the media as governments, companies and especially individuals are cutting back on their spending. So as a small business, if one of your resolutions is to adopt an austerity programme, one of the best places to start is your business…
Winter is upon us, and in an effort to keep the chills at bay during the colder months many businesses blast their heating to high gear without giving it a second thought. However by doing so, they could rack up astronomical energy bills, much of which could be easily avoided.
Posted on 17th December 2014 in Energy.
With 74% of employees experiencing a personal energy crisis, Steve Sawyer at Access Group addresses how changing task management techniques can help employees maximise business productivity and suggests it is time we discovered a better way of working.
Posted on 19th November 2014 in Energy.