British Gas is a big 6 energy company and one of only two that’s actually British owned and based. The company supplies gas to a third of households in the UK and offers a range of energy tariffs suitable for businesses of all sizes. An advantage of this provider is the tailored tariffs they offer depending on the size of your business – something we will take a look at in this review.
This page provides an overview of British Gas business energy prices and a review of their services from past and current customers.
British Gas Business Electricity Tariffs
British Gas tariffs are available to suit the needs of businesses of all sizes. For small to medium enterprises there are British Gas electric fixed price energy plans which include:
- 1, 2, or 3 year locked in rates
- Tailored to SMEs
- Online account management
- Offer discounts for switching more than one location
- Cheaper than deemed rate plans
Out of contract prices as low as 21.25p/kWh and a standing charge of 56.26p/day.
British Gas business tariffs for larger businesses include:
- Tailored and bespoke solutions
- Options including smart meters, online billing and energy efficiency
- Competitive rates (vary by region and high vs low voltage)
British Gas Business Gas Tariffs
Similar to the electricity tariffs, there is a fixed price plan best suited to SMEs which includes:
- 1, 2, or 3 year locked in rates
- Online submission of meter readings
- Multi-site quotes
- Service, repair and maintenance care plans
Out of contract rates as low as 6.56p/kWh and a standing charge of 98.23p/day.
For large businesses, using 732,000 kWh + per year, the tariffs include:
- Tailored plans
- Varying contract lengths and types to suit all needs
- Alternative deal structures
- Competitive rates depending on usage/ demand
British Gas Company Profile
As one of the big 6, and the largest of the UK energy suppliers, it is no surprise that British Gas has plans to suit all businesses. They currently supply energy to around 500,000 businesses across the country.
British Gas is one of the oldest companies in the world (according to the British Gas website) and has a history of over 200 years. This provider is owned by parent company Centrica. British Gas service includes electricity and gas plans for businesses as well as boiler installation and repair, improved energy efficiency, smart meters and renewable energy.
For businesses looking to switch to British Gas, they offer a range of incentives and rewards. In addition to this, British Gas offer some of the best priced tariffs among the Big 6.
- Complimentary boiler service when you join
- 2% discount if you renew online
- Save 7% by paying by Direct Debit
- 12 months for the price of 9 on selected commercial boiler maintenance plans
British Gas Energy Reviews
As expected with such a large company, British Gas has thousands of online reviews. The British Gas business review pages vary greatly, below are a few positive and negative British Gas reviews from past and current customers.
“Wonderful customer service” Katie via Trustpilot.
“Polite, helpful and hard working. Tidy and very helpful with their explanations.” Mr C via Trustpilot.
“Always found British Gas to be a very good company.” Keith via Reviews.
“They’re okay a bit pricey but they tell you regularly if you submit a regular meter reading how much in debt or credit.” Ashley via Trustpilot.
“The tariff is higher as compared to other suppliers, maybe British Gas can review their tariff in near future and become more compatible in the market.” Amir via Trustpilot.
“Their service contract prices have increased massively and their service standards and response times have fallen rapidly.” Anonymous via Reviews.
Despite the British Gas complaints, it seems the service and consistency offered by the company often exceed expectations and the main issue seems to be higher prices than competitors. Some customers commented within the reviews that they would rather pay the higher prices in order to get the good service and consistency.