British Gas are the oldest energy company in the entire world, tracing its lineage back to the Gas Like and Coke Company, the first public utility company in 1812. Continuing to thrive over the next 136 years, it acquired or merged with dozens of smaller companies, before eventually being taken into public ownership with the passing of the Gas Act in 1948, and later restructured in the Gas Act 1972, which bad the British Gas Corporation, before it was once again privatised with a stock market float in 1986.
Today, British Gas is a member of the ‘Big Six’ energy companies with around 14.5 million customers across the UK and many more business customers too. British Gas have always had a strong business following, and that continues to this day. They have a number of plans available:
Fixed Term Energy Plan
- Fixed price, fixed term – ideal for businesses who want to budget accurately.
Variable Price Plan
- Automatically takes effect if once your Fixed Term energy plan ends and you haven’t agreed another plan with British Gas.
- No long contracts and 30 days’ notice if you want to move to a different supplier
Deemed Price Plan
- If you move into a premises where British Gas are already the supplier and haven’t agreed a fixed rate with British Gas, you’ll be placed on the Deemed rate
- Deemed rates are typically more expensive than other rates
- You’ll be contacted with options to move to other price plans
By default, you’ll be placed on a Fixed Term Energy plan. However, by contacting British Gas you can find out about other tariffs, like their 100% renewable tariff, exclusively for businesses.
Why choose British Gas for your Business?
British Gas’ long history supplying energy to businesses across the UK has meant that they’re very well placed to supply your business, however, there are a number of other reasons to join them too:
- Smart meters as standard, helping you monitor your businesses energy usage and avoid sending meter readings
- Top class customer service over the phone and online with their dedicated business line