E4B Advises SMEs to Switch Electricity Supplier At the Earliest Opportunity

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As oil rockets to $100 a barrel and brings with it a sobering reality that the days of cheap energy are well and truly over. The world's media instructs us on a daily basis that those who choose to continue to waste energy, leaving aside any responsibility to our environment, will do so at their own economic detriment.

There will come a point when previous inertia changes to sudden panic and those who have resisted switching eventually make the move in a hassle-free manner, wondering why they didn't move years before

Whether or not we believe that the price of gas and, through association, electricity should be tied to the price of oil there is no escaping the reality. Recent wholesale price rises here in the UK are yet again driving up the retail prices for both business and domestic users within the Northampton area.

Could the reluctance until now of many business users to switch supplier have finally reached tipping point? Britain's leading specialist electricity supplier to businesses E4B certainly thinks so.

Sales and marketing director, Graham Paul, firmly believes that the gravy train for the big 6 UK suppliers is about to come to a sudden and dramatic halt: "There will come a point when previous inertia changes to sudden panic and those who have resisted switching eventually make the move in a hassle-free manner, wondering why they didn't move years before".

The last time that a sea-change caused such panic during was the oil shortages of the early 70s. The difference then was the absence of any competition in the sector and therefore nowhere else to go. Nowadays, however smaller, leaner and more efficient energy retailers such as E4B have created an alternative source of supply that is considerably cheaper and can greatly soften the blow of rising prices.

Indeed, many businesses will find that the prices they were paying before any increases have come into effect are actually higher than the new rates from E4B; leading independent electricity supplier to SMEs advises that for those businesses who have never switched, savings of at least £300 could easily be achieved. Also, E4B recommend that when switching, move to a direct debit form of payment to maximise savings available.

With the savings made by switching to E4B, there are two compelling reasons why businesses should not become complacent about their use of energy. The first is that of climate change. Clearly, if a business is able to become more energy efficient by practical use of energy savings tips around the workplace, the resulting savings will easily mount up. Those businesses who can demonstrate a concern for our environment will also benefit from enhanced marketing opportunities.

Consequently, if a business can reduce its costs, it will have significant competitive advantage over those who are faced with rising costs. Any savings in energy costs is likely to have a positive effect on the bottom line.

The survival message for SMEs is loud and clear. Don't wait until adverse business conditions are bringing your business to a grinding halt before taking the decision to switch supplier - then it may be too late. By doing so at the earliest opportunity you will give the business the best chance to prepare itself for what may be rough times ahead.

Call freephone 0800 316 0518 for your quote to switch and make the most of your businesses bottom line.

For interviews, quotes, images or comments contact:

Emma Churchill
Communications Executive
E4B
Phone: 01908 353358

Electricity4business is Britain's independent electricity retail company specialising in the supply of business electricity to small and medium sized businesses. E4Bs aim is to cut the cost for British business by offering lower prices.

http://www.electricity4business.co.uk

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