What’s happening in the electricity markets, is now a good time to buy?

What’s happening in the electricity markets, is now a good time to buy?

At the time of writing the markets are bullish and there have been significant price rises over the last 6 months; whether now is a good time to buy for your business very much depends on your current contracts and the risk management strategy.  There is a lot of uncertainty in the markets at present,…

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Four Years of Energy Management

I am immensely proud to announce that Prestige Business Solutions is now officially four years old. Launching any new business is challenging and establishing Prestige as a leader in our field in the hospitality sector, and building our portfolio of clients, is something I am incredibly proud of. I don’t believe there are any other…

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Avoid scorching summer energy bills

July 2018 looks like it maybreak temperature records for how warm it has been. Such a long period of sunshine is good for the spirits but not necessarily good for your energy bills. Too many companies still misunderstand the significance of their energy bills and assume the summer is the best time to negotiate new…

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Prestige Founder & CEO Clare O'Brien makes finals of national business awards!

Prestige Founder & CEO Clare O'Brien makes finals of national business awards!

Last night the finalists of national business awards MPower were announced and founding CEO of Prestige, Clare O’Brien, has been shortlisted as a finalist! Purposefully aimed at mums in business, recognising what it takes to run a business alongside a family, the awards are close to Clare’s heart. Here’s a few words from Prestige CEO,…

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New Legislation. Energy price hikes for businesses. Be prepared. Use Prestige.

New Legislation. Energy price hikes for businesses. Be prepared. Use Prestige.

Legislation always comes with incomprehensible (to the untrained eye) letters and numbers, the latest energy legislation examples are DCP228 and DCP161 which are now live! Fear not, Prestige are here and we can explain what those numbers and those letters mean when put together. We can then provide a recommended and strategic plan for your…

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Hotel owners can save on energy costs; use a consultant!

Hotel owners can save on energy costs; use a consultant!

The warmth of walking into a hotel lobby through revolving doors escaping the biting wind. A full English breakfast served anytime from 7.30am until 10am. A selection of chilled white wines available at the bar. A meeting room that’s cool and a hotel room that’s warm. All of these customer expectations require the use of…

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Painless energy infrastructure for Restaurants

Painless energy infrastructure for Restaurants

Energy infrastructure – the dreaded words to new site opening teams! Opening a new site for any business is an incredibly exciting time. However, for restaurants particularly, that can be short lived when it is established that new gas mains need to be laid or the electricity needs a complete cabling upgrade. All too quickly…

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Energy purchasing strategy - what is it and why do you need it?

Energy purchasing strategy - what is it and why do you need it?

As a consultant it is our job to try and place our clients in the most advantageous position possible or their energy purchasing. In extremely uncertain and volatile times, prices are only going one way. Therefore, as consultants, we need to be looking at other ways to help our clients manage their energy purchasing. This…

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1st Quarter energy market update

1st Quarter energy market update

Taking a look at the current energy market as we now enter the end of quarter 1 for 2017. In the last few weeks we have seen both gas and power prices increase for a number of reasons. The rise in government third party charges are now starting to filter through to pricing from suppliers. Making…

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Top tips for start up restaurants

Top tips for start up restaurants

Prestige have joined forces with leading law firm, Clarks Legal, to put together a must have brochure for start up restaurants. Covering all the nitty gritty things which often don’t get a second thought, yet can be the cause of major problems! You can see the brochure of our top tips here. Be sure to…

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