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“We aim to level the playing field after the horrendous recent price hikes.” Greg Shepherd, Utility Watch UK

“There is a need to inject balance into commercial telecoms, gas and electricity procurement.” Lance Pearson, Managing Director Utility Watch UK

Portsmouth UK, 23.04.08; Utility Watch UK ( has launched a free, online, price-comparison audit service for organisations willing to email over copies of their gas, electric and telecoms bills as part of their procurement process.

Utility Watch UK consultants will analyse the bills, in detail, comparing not just the rates charged for commercial telecoms, gas and electricity supplies but other price influences too; such as type or term of contract together with promotions available for those willing to switch. Potential savings could be as much as 25% on typical commercial gas and electric bills, in comparison to renewal prices and up to 40 % on telecoms. Participants will be given detailed independent advice on what to choose including information on the best way to switch.

Utility Watch UK, which already provides a free online comparative quote service via its website, says that those organisations who have been struck by the potential savings from using the online quotation tool will want to look at their options in depth but often lack the in-house expertise to optimise their review.

Says Lance Pearson, Managing Director of Utility Watch UK, “There was pent up demand for an in depth service that could inject balance into the procurement strategies of organisations. Whilst providing headline comparative quotes to organisations is a useful guide, the devil is often in the detail. As the advice we provide is independent, we felt that to go that extra mile and walk organisations through their bills and decision making processes was a good idea.”

Greg Shepherd, of Utility Watch UK added, “There are so many ways that prices can be distorted that mere headline, unit by unit comparisons only tell part of the story. Things were bad enough before but with the recent spate of horrendous price hikes, we feel it is only fair to level the playing field and to do this we often need to drill down into the detail and take a holistic view.”

Organisations interested in the free audit service should email their bills to or call 0800 652 5100.


About Utility Watch

Utility Watch UK is the UK’s leading independent commercial utility procurement and brokerage group and has an acclaimed track record of saving significant sums of money and time for organizations who decide to review existing telecoms, electricity or gas supply.
This is either done through comparison software or in person by an experienced commercial sector utility advisor. Typical savings on business bills for those who have contacted Utility Watch UK to date exceed 20%.

Utility Watch UK does not only compare prices but can suggest a wide choice of supplier and tariff options to suit all types of business requirements, including Sole Traders, SME’S through to government bodies. All UK utility supplier services are constantly monitored to ensure that cost advice is as up to the minute as possible.

Utility Watch UK also help implement other cost-saving measures by using tariff-analysis software, energy efficiency programmes and regular reviews of the promotional sales packages available from the many utility suppliers now operating in the UK since market deregulation began.

Utility Watch UK is dedicated to providing improved utilities, purchasing of utilities and management programmes for the UK business market and have many satisfied clients, including Honda, Network Waste, the National Probation Service. In addition over 5000 SME’S across the country have been helped to date.

For further information, please contact:

Leigh Richards
The Right Image
0870 850 7631
07850 372527


Greg Shepherd / Lance Pearson
Utility Watch
07828 638513
0800 652 5100

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