Energy Management

The business environment is changing.

The fact is, the environment has got a lot to do with it.

Businesses are under pressure like never before to cut down on emissions, reduce waste and help save the planet.

If you do need to waste less at work, you’ll find no one more qualified than Better Connected.

Our huge range of energy solutions are backed up by big-thinking environmental professionals. People who know the legislation, the taxes and the commitments to reducing costs and consumption, and know how to advise you in a way that helps. That includes assisting you with the application process, data collection, on-going audit reporting, and more.

Cutting carbon emissions is another thing to think about. But when you consider the long term business benefits it can bring, you shouldn’t need to think about it for very long. It can help you reduce costs and improve your business reputation. It can act as a real motivator for employees and stakeholders who prefer to work for environmentally responsible organisations. It can also help you manage regulatory compliance through planning new business innovations. If you cut your emissions, the only thing you’ll be giving off is a great impression.



Over the years, gas has always been one of the world’s most changeable markets. So it’s good to know that you’ve got people managing your gas purchase that you can depend on. Experts that have seen all the trends, felt all the fluctuations and studied all the angles year after year after year.

Our experience certainly puts us in a strong position. Firstly it means that when we arrange a full open tender for your gas contract, we know the most reliable energy suppliers to approach. After that it means that when all the offers are on the table, we don’t just know who you should go with, we know how to negotiate the best rates and secure the best deal. It all comes from being Better Connected.


To secure an energy contract that really makes a difference, you need people working for you who think of everything. That describes our account managers.

They’ll provide accurate, interpreted energy market analysis and let you choose from a comprehensive range of products to help manage your flexible gas contract.

No hot air. Just expert advice from people who get gas.

Our Gas Flexi Product allows you to take active control of your supply by choosing between several options.

Option 1

Buy at a month ahead index, the index price is the average of daily ICE UK Natural Gas Settlement Prices for month published the month before delivery.

(You will need to communicate your choice to BC Consultants two months before the month of consumption).

Option 2

Buy at a market price in one or more transactions, up until an agreed date the month before consumption (Default Date).

Any Gas which has not been purchased at that date is bought automatically on your behalf at the default purchase price by BC Consultants.

You will benefit from:

  • Reduced Risk compared to one price setting point
  • Benefit from potentially lower prices in near term markets
  • Be responsive to market movements by fixing volumes close to the month of supply
  • Access to our market reports to support your decisions
  • Pay monthly prices reflecting the market price of gas
  • Ability to amend your consumption forecast

Option 3

Buy at the ICE 5 Index price. The ICE 5 index purchasing is an add on to the gas flexi or gas day ahead product and offers an additional option to purchase your gas volume.

Average of the last 5 daily ICE UK settlement prices for the month of supply published in the month before consumption. If you wish to buy at the ICE 5 index price, you must do so by an agreed date before the month of consumption (ICE 5 Default Date).

Sell back:

  • Offers additional flexibility to suit your purchasing strategy
  • You must inform BC Consultants by an agreed date the month before delivery (Default Date) stating the number of therms per day to be sold
  • You must have already purchased at least an equivalent volume for that month


20 November: 500,000 therms at 54.80 p/t = £274,000

17 November: 250,000 therms sold back at 56.05 p/t = -£140,125

12 November: 250,000 therms at 55.15 p/t + £137,875

3 November: 250,000 therms at 54.75 p/t = £136,875

1 November: 250,000 therms at 54.25 p/t = £135,625

Total Cost of all purchases: £544,250

Total Volume purchased: 1,000,000 therms

Volume weighted average price per therm = cost/volume = 54.42 p/therms

For more information contact our sales team on 0845 217 7525


When it comes to electricity we like to think we’re a pretty switched on bunch.

You’ll find our market analyst leaves nothing to chance, only starting a tender once he’s examined and investigated your individual needs, circumstances and procedures in real depth.

Of course, the deeper our knowledge, the bigger the opportunities to cut costs, as with the right information, we’ll be able to source and select the perfect tariff structure to suit your business.

At Better Connected, we deliver over 70% of electricity procurement in the form of annual fixed price contracts. With lots of different case studies showing how lots of different clients have made huge savings with our help, it’s a system and a service that always seems to get results.

Fixing your electricity can sometimes be the way forward.


Speculation and trading, supply and demand. It all adds up to an electricity market that can change in the flick of a switch.

So, fixed might not be everyone’s budget of choice, particularly if you’re a client with larger supply needs. It’s all about risk. We know that the risk of securing a large cash value contract in one day is a lot bigger than spreading the purchasing out into smaller packets.

At Better Connected, we weigh up all the odds, look at all the variables, take stock of the wider picture. We do this by using real time pricing information for all energy markets across the UK and Europe, and combining that with insight into other markets that influence energy prices such as oil and currencies.

While no stone is left unturned, no one person can predict with absolute certainty what the future holds. When trades are taking place in relevant markets and prices start to move, we’ve got the products in place to see the warning signs nice and early, which is nice and reassuring for all of our clients.


Telecoms can be a telling factor if you’re looking to save energy and cut costs. When it comes to finding the right telecoms package for you, Better Connected don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk as well.

Our selection of fixed line telecom packages are wide ranging. They can be simple, complex, standard or individually designed.

So, if you want your phone system to evolve to meet different needs for your company, then we can work with you to develop a solution.

Or if you want it to consolidate your calls, line rental and broadband charges on one bill to simplify your whole telecoms process, we can give you that too. Plus a 20% saving when compared to BT. Now we’re talking.


Financial Services

Better Connected have got expert analysts who can save you energy. We’ve also got the meticulous administrators who can save you time.

They’re the people who make sure your contract runs smoothly and your questions get answered thoroughly. To ensure you don’t waste your energy trying to save it, leave that to us.

Audits & Historical reporting:

Better Connected will give you audits throughout your contract term. If you want an audit at a certain date and a certain time, tell us when and where and we’ll get started right away.

We’ll validate historical billing rates, check all ‘unseen’ pass through charges and ensure the published tariffs selected when you set up the contract are kept for the duration of it. To keep your energy costs down your numbers always have to stack up.

Bill Justification & Reporting:

Understanding justifying and reporting is what bill justification is all about. Better Connected ensure that our customers always benefit from:

Simple bill explanation
A report that is easy to read and understand
The ability to request one or several reports for any given period
Budget reporting on use & potential savings