Let’s get you powerful savings

Get benefits

Our energy experts are desperate to start bringing you benefits.

Get Savings

The moment you contact us, we’ll start looking for powerful savings.

Get Peace of Mind

We guarantee to find you the right tariff for the right price*

Call Us Now 0800 043 0423

Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm

Enter your details here

Send us your info - we will get in touch you watch the savings roll in

By submitting your details you agree to our terms & conditions and privacy policy. We promise we won’t share your data with others for marketing purposes.

Get a free, instant quote.

Receive your free, no obligation quote in two simple steps.

Step one: tell us what you want

Get me savings on... (click on the services that apply to you):

Please select a utility

Electricty
Gas
Water

If not, don’t worry, but the more you can tell us, the lower the quote is likely to be

Step two: tell us who you are

We need this info to get you the best price.

But, don’t worry, all our offers come without any obligation

Please confirm that you are not a robot

By submitting your details you agree to our terms & conditions and privacy policy. We promise we won’t share your data with others for marketing purposes.

Thank You

We’re searching for powerful savings – from our handpicked panel of +30 providers.

Save time and money on your business utility bills

Don’t go away, it’ll be done in an instant.

OK. Interesting…

You can tap into some incredibly powerful savings.

But a few options are available. And it’s best if we talk you through them.

We’ll get in touch really soon.

Usually within 5 minutes, if during working hours.

If you find a better price we’ll give you £500

We’re so confident in our pricing, we’re offering a £500 price match promise on any other initial renewal quote. And if we’re unable to beat or match any other price offered by any other broker, we’ll send you a £25 Love to Shop voucher Terms and Conditions Apply

Rely on Utility Helpline to scour the market including:


British Gas, E-On, Npower, EDF, Opus Energy, SSE, Corona Energy, scottish power

News

Publicans guide to success

The British Pub Association says that up to 29 pubs are closing every week in the UK. Many town and village pubs have gone from vibrant community centres to derelict eyesores. For many pub landlords, running a successful pub means keeping the doors open - but there are still opportunities for pubs to thrive in the current market. Here at Utility Helpline we have a long history of working closely with pubs and breweries, helping them manage their costs and achieve success in the pub industry. The recent wave of pub closures is being blamed on several different factors. Higher beer taxes, more competition from supermarkets and changing demographics are all making it more difficult to compete.

Teetering on a knife edge

From our experience the trigger moment for pub closures is almost always a lack of cash flow. When monthly takings do not meet monthly bills it can shut down a pub very quickly. This means that if a pub has a particularly poor month or a shock repair bill, it can land the licensee in hot water with any creditors. An example from this year illuminates this point very well - various pub campaign groups criticised the idea of ‘dry January’ which saw many people give up alcohol for a month. Various news outlets reported that the craze damaged pubs, and in particular those pubs which didn’t offer other products like gourmet food to their punters. Breaking the pub closure conundrum down to its most basic level reveals two options which pub landlords can take to keep their pub on the straight and narrow.

Option one: increase takings

The first and most obvious answer to increasing profits is to increase the revenue made at the pub. This can be done in a number of different ways but this article will focus on two: pandering to your local demographic and effective planning for quiet months. Pubs have a number of different strategies when it comes to getting more customers. Quiz nights and discos are firm favourites but more adventurous themes can be utilised to attract different crowds. If you are situated close to a student metropolis, you might consider putting on a cheap 'student curry night' every Tuesday, or maybe host an open-mic night to draw in some budding musicians and their friends. If on the other hand your pub is situated in a leafy suburb then you might consider hosting a ‘family-friendly’ Sunday where kids can play together while adults eat. These kind of nights will not only bring in more customers but they have the power to change public perceptions about your establishment. Think about whether you want to be seen as student or family friendly – or whether you want to be known for something else like offering great food or cheap Vodka and then market your pub accordingly using events or themes where appropriate. It is also worth planning some ad-hoc events far in advance. If for example, you know that January will be quiet month you might think about offering discounted food to all of your Christmas customers when they revisit in January.

Option two: cut pub running costs

The somewhat less obvious answer to turning a profit is reducing the bills. Too many landlords see their bills as fixed expenses and don’t take any steps to reduce them. Running a successful pub in this difficult climate takes a manager who is uncompromising on expenses. Energy is one of the bigger monthly costs which pubs have to handle – and we have great advice on how to slim energy costs down. Firstly you should seek to reduce consumption. This can be done by taking a militant approach to energy efficiency, turning lights off when they are not needed and keeping the heat on low. You can also do things like install energy efficient light bulbs and make more use of the cellar to keep things cool. For more hints and tips on reducing pub energy consumption download our free energy efficiency guide for pub landlords. The other way to reduce your energy outgoings is to talk to an expert broker who can get you a better deal from your energy supplier. Utility Helpline has worked as an intermediary between energy companies and the pub industry for almost a decade. We have helped hundreds of pubs and brewery chains secure the best deal on their energy bills. We have deep relationships with several large suppliers and are a Carlsberg: We Deliver More recommended partner.


Published by Utility Helpline on (modified )