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Why businesses should stop ignoring the elephant in the room

The Bristol Energy B2B team have been at business showcases across the country encouraging businesses to stop ignoring the elephant in the room.

It's crucial to keeping a business running, yet an expense that's often overlooked.

But the reality is, large energy bills can break small businesses. And many businesses aren’t getting a fair deal.

Research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggests that half (52%) of small firms have been stung by unfair contract terms with their suppliers, at a cost of nearly £4 billion over the past three years.*

We The Curious teams up with Bristol Energy

Quote “Curious1” when you switch and you’ll get up to two complimentary tickets to We The Curious

Get two free tickets to We The Curious when you switch: just quote Curious1

Science transforms lives, and it begins with curiosity.

We The Curious work with communities across the city and nationwide, to inspire curiosity in people of all ages. And we’ve teamed up with our knowledgeable neighbours to give more people the chance to discover their curious side.

Quote Curious1 and we’ll give you two free tickets*, valid for one year.

Double win for Bristol Energy at the Bristol Life Awards

Last night we were thrilled to receive not one, but two awards at the inaugural Bristol Life Awards.

At the glamorous ceremony in Lloyds Amphitheatre, facing incredibly stiff competition from Bristol’s most celebrated businesses, we were crowned both Best New Business and Overall Winner, taking home the Platinum Award as well - an incredible achievement we’re hugely proud of.

 

Fashion - join the revolution

Did you know that this spring alone, we’ll send 235m items of clothing to landfill?

The impacts of our ‘fast fashion’ culture - throwing away millions of tonnes of clothing per year and replacing these items with mass produced fashion - is felt across the world. 75 million workers in the global supply chain live in poverty and work in unacceptable conditions, the polluting chemicals used in clothing production find their way into rivers and around 3% of the global production of CO2 emissions is attributable to the fashion industry.

Keeping it green, and local

Bristol has a thriving independent scene, packed with unique and quirky shops, cafes and start-up businesses. And of course its own independent energy company (that’s us). It even has its own currency, the Bristol Pound.

This week, we popped into Fig1, a gift homewares shop in the city and one of our newest green energy customers, to ask Director, Luke Macfadyen, why he’s keeping it green, and local:

 

Unseen, working towards a world without slavery

Quote the code “UNSEEN001” when you switch to Bristol Energy and we’ll donate up to £30 to Unseen

Unseen is a Bristol based charity that’s working towards a world without slavery. An unseen crime, it can happen anywhere - from hotels to restaurants, car washes to nail bars, even private homes.

To help stop slavery please quote the code UNSEEN001 when you switch to us. We’ll donate £15 for gas and £15 for electricity.

The Home Office predicts that there may be as many as 13,000 victims in the UK alone.

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