As a commercial electricity broker Appletree Value provide a procurement service that is based on transparency and honesty to source the best value contract for our customers.
We understand that the best price is not always the same as long-term value, as the changing regulatory requirements and third party charges as an example can add unseen costs further down the line during a contract. There are many different charges that make up the electricity price and Appletree can give you the confidence that the contract you choose will be suitable for your needs. At the beginning of a relationship we will spend the time to fully understand our customer’s energy requirements. We will then work with suppliers across the utility market picking the products most suited to their business, ensuring the benefits and risks of the products being offered are clearly understood. Our customers can then be comfortable that the entire contract period has the correct mix of price and service for their business.
Using AppletreeStep 1
Simply send us a signed letter of authority and copy bills for your business.
Going DirectStep 1
Collect all the information for your sites including MPAN (Electricity), contract end dates, annual consumption and current supplier.
Using AppletreeStep 2
After a discussion with you we will commence the tender process, to meet your requirements, with all the relevant suppliers.
Going DirectStep 2
If you have a number of sites, separate them by electricity meter type NHH and HH.
Using AppletreeStep 3
After our analysis we will discuss and recommend the most suitable contracts for you.
Going DirectStep 3
If you have a HH (Half Hourly) site contact your supplier to get the annual consumption.
Using AppletreeStep 4 (Final Step)
We will manage the contract process and maintain an excellent working relationship with you.
Going DirectStep 4
Check that all meter operating contracts are up to date for HH supplies.
That’s it. Finished. Finito. All set up.
Going DirectStep 5
Calculate the annual spend by site and as a whole using your current rates.
So what are you still clicking for?
Going DirectStep 6
Contact each supplier for e-mail addresses to submit your tenders. Some suppliers/departments may only contract or deal with one type of meter or fuel so you may have to contact them frequently to get a comprehensive response.
Hello? That’s it, done.
Going DirectStep 7
Ensure your credit status is acceptable to each supplier.
Ah right, the ‘direct’ method still going on?
Going DirectStep 8
Check regularly for supplier queries to ensure any process hurdles are removed.
Blimey, taking some time this isn’t it.
Going DirectStep 9
Analyse all the supplier responses and calculate a comparison by site on annual spend.
Is there something more useful you could be doing for your business?
Going DirectStep 10
Consider alternative suppliers to the big 6. They are often competitive, provide good service levels and innovative products. Research these companies to help your decision.
OK, finally. So, now you know how much time we could save during the real process, give us a call! Yeah, thought so. They nearly done?
Going DirectStep 11
Contact the chosen supplier(s) to place the contracts.
More stuff to think about! Let Appletree Value review the ongoing market.
Going DirectStep 12 (Final Step)
Review the market on an ongoing basis as you progress through the contract to ensure you choose the right time to renew.
Suppliers We Work With
As industry specialists we can save you time, stress and consequently find the supplier that best suits your business requirements using our relationships across the market.