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3 Unusual Ways To Increase Staff Productivity

3 Unusual Ways To Increase Staff Productivity

Time is money, or so they say. It’s with this in mind that some UK businesses have decided to monitor staff productivity with the help of artificial intelligence. The Guardian recently reported on the use of Isaak, an AI system which analyses staff productivity. It...

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How Will Brexit Impact Gas and Electricity Supply?

How Will Brexit Impact Gas and Electricity Supply?

Brexit indecision is certainly a hot topic for businesses right now. As we wait to find out what comes next, one issue of concern to many is how leaving the EU will impact our energy supplies. At the end of March, National Grid sought to reassure businesses that a...

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Meter Time Switch Code Validation:

Meter Time Switch Code Validation:

It is estimated that only 7% of businesses in the UK are operating from purpose-built premises. This leaves the other 93% dealing with infrastructure, such as location, building suitability, access, parking, rates, connectivity & utilities, which need to be...

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Why Simple Energy Saving Swaps Really are Worthwhile

Why Simple Energy Saving Swaps Really are Worthwhile

We’re all pretty familiar with ‘tried and tested’ energy-saving tricks like putting just enough water in the kettle, but have you ever given them a good go? Do you know how much difference small energy switches actually make? If you’re working on encouraging your...

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Are You Ready For The Climate Change Levy Increases?

Are You Ready For The Climate Change Levy Increases?

If you’ve not paid much attention to the Climate Change Levy (CCL) part of your energy bills up until now, it’s time to start taking notice.   As announced in the 2016 Budget, the CCL is due to increase from April 1st 2019 with some rates increasing by as much as...

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Understanding Weather Impact on Energy Costs

Understanding Weather Impact on Energy Costs

What causes energy costs to go up and down? One of the biggest variables that can impact the cost of energy is of course, the weather. And this is in part down to the basic economics of supply and demand.   Supply and Demand Think of wholesale energy being bought...

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4 Steps to Encourage Your Employees to be Energy Conscious

4 Steps to Encourage Your Employees to be Energy Conscious

For businesses large and small, energy is one of the largest variable costs. Yet, still some companies don’t closely monitor their usage or try and involve employees in reducing consumption.   Working with the Electric Board is a great way to get a grip on the...

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Out of the frying pan…

Out of the frying pan…

Being a North East based energy procurement specialist ourselves, we are all very aware of the Utilitywise story and ultimate demise. It is a terrible blow to the region and leaves circa 570 employees out of work. As sad as the circumstance are to those negatively...

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Why Change Your Energy Broker?

Why Change Your Energy Broker?

One of the barriers we encounter when introducing our services to new businesses, is that they already have a broker in place. We are generally prompted with the question of why, then, should a business change it's energy broker? There is a lot of misinformation and...

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Case Study: Creative Gardens Northern Ireland

Case Study: Creative Gardens Northern Ireland

The Electric Board (TEB) is a customer service driven business. We have operated in this sector for over 10 years and recognise that the ongoing success is due to building long term relationships with our clients. In order to get the best energy deal, businesses need...

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