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Save Money Through Wise Utility Management

The cost of electricity, gas and water is a major overhead for most businesses in the UK. Yet despite the importance of utilities, many businesses struggle to take full control of their utility spend.

That’s why we’ve joined forces with Utilitywise, the UK’s leading energy and water consultancy, to help you build a better business by being smarter with your utilities. Utilitywise have an award-winning buying team, a proven track record and a unique set of solutions underpinned by cutting-edge IoT technology.

Below we hear from Frank Kelly, an energy expert at Utilitywise, who will be the dedicated contact for all SGF members.

Why use Utilitywise?

The choice is yours

As we’re totally independent, we will get lots of quotes from lots of suppliers just for you. We’ll explain the different kinds of contracts that you should look out for, for example fixed contracts where you’re protected from any rises in energy prices, or fixed flex where you can change your contract if energy prices fall. Choice is good!

Choose and switch

We want to make sure that you’ve got all of the information you need to help you make the decision that’s best for your business. And once you’re ready, we’ll manage the whole switching process for you. Whether you’re staying with your existing supplier on a new deal or moving to a new supplier, we’ll take care of everything for you – no hassle.

Use less and save even more

As well as helping you find the best energy tariff for your business we’ll also help you identify areas where you can reduce your energy consumption, and in turn your bills, through our smart technology.

Utilitywise services now available to SGF members:

On top of finding you the most suitable energy tariff for your business, as an SGF member and Utilitywise customer you’ll also receive access to;

  • A free energy health-check - free cost/usage review:  An energy expert will check your electricity/gas/water bills to ensure that you are paying the correct tariff, VAT and CCL rates - it’s not uncommon to find overcharging.
  • Smart-Dash Monitoring Software:  Will allow you to set daily/weekly/monthly/annual energy reduction targets and will highlight any areas of wastage. This is ideal for multi-locations/multi-meters as all data can be brought together in one place, and accessed via an App on a laptop or smart device.  
  • Energy advice section on the SGF website: There will be a new Energy Advice Section, where we’ll bring you relevant news/useful tips on energy management and energy price forecasts.
  • Dedicated account manager: You can contact me directly for any energy related questions and queries and to get all of the above.


Frank Kelly – Energy Specialist, Utilitywise
T:07568 428-291
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