A large majority of utility suppliers will generate your invoice(s) using estimated meter readings, as they are only legally obliged to take an actual reading once every two years. Utility suppliers using estimated meter readings to calculate your consumption means that you could be significantly underpaying or overpaying on your bills. In order to reduce this risk, we have added the “Invoice Validation Service” to our portfolio. Using our very own bespoke software we are now able to analyse and validate your utility invoices, effectively removing the stress associated with inaccurate billing. To find out more about this service please contact a member of our team.
Need help with site works? Do you have a new property that requires a new supply or reconnection?
Then let Power 4 Pubs arrange this for you. We have successfully arranged hundreds of meter installations on behalf of Pub Retailers and Pub Companies over the years. We work alongside you throughout the project, from ascertaining the initial requirements of the site, to identifying the most appropriate supplier and having the actual meter installed.
Contact one of our team to find out more.
Energy efficient lighting has come a long way since its’ inception, from the bright white light that altered the mood and feel of your bar or restaurant, to the modern bulbs that help maintain the desired ambience of your pub. With the range of options available today, there is an extensive range of stylish energy efficient lights to cater to your needs.
Energy Efficent Bulbs have always been a bright idea as they help save you money and help save the environment. They use up to 80 per cent less electricity than a standard light bulb, and produce the same amount of light.
With this in mind we have brought on board an Energy Efficient Lighting partner in “Go Green Lighting” who offer a huge variety of Energy Efficient Lighting products.
Through our partner we can also arrange for a site visit to take place where our representative will conduct a like for like comparison of your existing lighting against that of using Energy Efficient Lighting. You will be amazed at the difference this could make to your business.
To find out more or to request a site visit please fill out the form below:-
We have worked closely alongside a number of leading Pub Companies over the past four years and have formed many strong partnerships as a result of the service we offer. As part of forming these partnerships we have developed a number of bespoke solutions/services for our clients.
Our solutions have added real value to our clients’ businesses. Moving forward, we are focused on developing solutions that specifically meet the varied needs of our ever-increasing client base.
Working in partnership, we can deliver the following solutions faster and more efficiently than ever before.
Installations & Reconnections - For newly built or refurbished sites that require a supply installation or reconnection, Power 4 Pubs offer a comprehensive service managing the project from start to finish. We provide regular updates.
Meter Upgrades / Downgrades - Power 4 Pubs can assist with meter upgrades/downgrades for both electricity & gas, from initial contact with the supplier(s) to completion of installation. Your organisation can benefit from a hassle free service as Power 4 Pubs manage the whole process providing regular updates along the way.
Approved Energy Consultants - Tenanted / Leased Estate - Power 4 Pubs will service your estate offering your Tenants / Lessees a range of services, from finding the most suited utility supplier to advising on energy saving measures, and of course, all of our solutions come with our free of charge aftercare service. In addition to servicing your tenants we also provide support to your field teams (Regional Managers/Business Development Managers), by way of a dedicated point of contact for all utility matters, for example, identifying the supplier of a site, which has been transferred back into temporary ownership of the pub company.
Closed house - Let Power 4 Pubs manage your closed houses on your behalf, we inform the current suppliers that the site is closed, ensuring that the bills are correctly transferred over and eliminate any unnecessary disconnection's due to the previous occupier(s) debt. In addition to this, we will identify if the incumbent supplier(s) offer any bespoke contracts for your brewery, e.g. ‘Landlords Tariff’.
P & L Breakdowns Managed Houses - We can provide you with a projected annual utility spend for the site based on historical information.
Outsourced Solutions - Let us handle all your utility enquiries on your behalf (inbound/outbound/written/electronic), freeing up your own staff to focus their efforts elsewhere in your business.
The scope of our services continues to widen, but all of our solutions are underpinned by the basic building blocks of best practice, expertise, innovation, knowledge and partnership.
Bespoke Outsourced Solutions - If you are looking for a partner to build a strong relationship with and add value to your business then contact Power 4 Pubs to discuss your requirements in more detail, or alternatively, simply fill out the form below and we will call you back.
Once your new supply contract has been put into place by Power 4 Pubs, you can rest assured that you still have our support, if a problem occurs we will be there to help.
Our free of charge aftercare service is available for the life of the agreement, which means you can rely on our expertise to help resolve any issues that may arise. For instance:
- Bill Validation
- Meter Works
- Supplier Disputes
- Financial Difficulties
- Budget Forecasting
- Energy Efficiency advice/surveys
We will also log your renewal date so that we can remind you when your contract is coming to an end to help you avoid any large price increases.
In addition, if you have supplied us with an email address, we will regularly update you with our latest news and products via our newsletter. As our client base continues to grow, so too does our product portfolio. As well as Electricity and Gas products, we are working hard to develop strong operational relationships with industry partners, which will enable us to offer you a wide range of energy saving devices.
As you’re probably aware each electricity/gas supplier requires you to give them a termination notice to end your contract(s) with them. What you may not be aware of is that different suppliers require a different notice period to be given, some as much as three months before the end of the contract.
Every supplier should send you a Renewal Notice in writing informing you that your contract(s) are due for renewal and give details of the new price(s), the term of the new contract and a date for you to respond by should you so wish to cancel the contract. The renewal notices do not always arrive and/or arrive after the response date, which then ties you the retailer into a new contract at an increased price and for a term of up to three year. Once the renewal window has passed the contract comes into force and you are tied in for the duration.
How can you avoid this?
At the bottom of this page is a form where you can log your future renewals. Once logged, we will then contact you nearer the time of your renewal to remind you and help you avoid these large price increases.
What should I do next?
- Don’t put it off until it’s too late! – Even if you have just rolled over in to a new contract log your renewal now whilst its fresh in your mind and we can contact you nearer the time.
- Be proactive don’t wait for the supplier to inform you, as the renewal notice may never arrive. Contact your supplier to find out what the contract end date is.
- Calculate where your Renewal Window will fall from the contract end date your supplier has provided. (Please see table below – Notice Requirements)
- Give your supplier Termination Notice in advance, this can always be withdrawn at a later date should you decide to accept the renewal prices quoted.
Below is a list of cancellation notice requirements for a number of suppliers:-
British Gas Business
|Written Notice at least 90 days|
|Written Notice at least 28 days|
|Written Notice at least 90 days|
|Written Notice at least 30 days|
Scottish & Southern Energy
|Written Notice at least 1 calendar month|
|Written Notice at least 60 days|
|Written Notice at least 1 calendar month|
*If your supplier isn’t listed you can contact your supplier or Power 4 Pubs who will be able to advise you on this.
Power 4 Pubs can give each client an accurate budget analysis and inform them of their annual running costs for electricity and gas. These budgets are based on the latest readings available and historical information that suppliers and National Grid (Transco) hold on their systems.
Saving money for clients is our top priority and as well as arranging new supply contracts we can advise on how to reduce the amount of energy consumed by as much as 30% making your business more profitable.