“Working with Utilitywise has added value to our business,” says Julian. “It’s enabled us to take better control of our energy provision and to spend less time worrying about loose ends and details, and pushing for things to happen.”
Julian Jackson runs The Priory Estate, a commercial landlord company and business park in Gloucestershire. The Estate’s energy needs are relatively complex, involving five metered supplies servicing residential, office, workshop and external areas, including the rural business park. Julian started working with Utilitywise in 2013.
“Utilitywise have successfully managed negotiations with new and existing energy suppliers and contractual arrangements for us on three occasions so far. This has involved both switching provider and renewing an existing contract. As part of this work, they were able to arrange the switch from single to three phase meters at one point of supply at no expense to ourselves. For each contract in question, Utilitywise have provided quote comparison analysis and negotiated with suppliers to ensure account and invoicing arrangements suit our requirements, resulting in competitive energy procurement.
“Switching energy provider can be quite a fraught process, it should be much smoother. But suppliers don’t make it easy to switch and getting them to cooperate can be one of those sorts of challenges that makes you lose the will to live! But Utilitywise were able to deal with the providers involved effectively and did a very good job. They have advised us on everything from how to reduce costs by using off-peak suppliers to renewing early to take advantage of special offers.
“Working with Utilitywise has added value to our business, enabling us to take better control of our energy provision and to spend less time worrying about loose ends and details, and pushing for things to happen.
“Utilitywise provides an excellent, professional service which I intend to continue to use.”
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