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At Troo, we pride ourselves on our extensive experience across diverse business sectors, positioning us as seasoned experts in navigating the intricate outlook of business energy solutions.


Our dedicated Partnership Team is comprised of industry professionals who understand the nuances of the business world. These individuals bring a wealth of expertise to the table, ensuring that your organisation receives top-notch guidance and support. Through our strategic partnerships, we aim to empower your business with cost-effective and environmentally conscious energy solutions, enabling you to stay ahead in an ever-evolving market.

We spoke to our team members to give you a sneak peek into how Troo supports business owners and communities across the UK.

Could you give us an overview of Troo’s approach to cultivating partnerships with sector bodies and businesses?

Our approach is very pro-active. We are constantly seeking opportunities to collaborate with new partners, often focussing on specific sectors of interests, whether that be sport or industry based. This is done in various ways, from cold-calling to customer referrals, social media activity to promoting case studies of existing partners and the value we add to their business.

Can you share some examples of successful partnerships Troo has established within various sectors?

One of our great success stories has been our partnership with the golfing world. Both Scottish Golf Club Management and Lothian Club Management Association came on board after discussion with our Troo Sport golfing aficionado, Paul Davidson. Already, we have supported many clubs to look at their budgets and decide what is the best course of action for them in terms of procuring their energy and water. And the better the budgeting, the more positive the impact on membership fees!

How does Troo provide energy solutions to address the challenges encountered by different industries?

We have a team of highly experienced people on the partnership division, all of who can identify specific needs of each individual customer. On a daily basis we encounter different and unique challenges in an array of industries – from metering issues to procurement confusion to energy management knowledge. The partnership team works closely with the energy management team to ensure the customer always get the correct advice and support in all aspects of their utility requirements.

Can you describe a recent networking event or sponsorship Troo participated in, and the outcomes achieved?

The partner team worked with a football club to help them organise their first B2B Networking Event.  We engaged with the local college (which the club already had academic links with) who helped promote the event, and it resulted in all parties gaining new business.  Troo were introduced to the clubs sponsors and provided help with energy contracts and the club gained new sponsors through the new businesses coming on board.

An example of our sponsorship outreach is working with a rugby club – they have introduced Troo to their sponsors and are promoting our services as we reduced their energy usage and costs and we are now actively working on their sustainability commitments. 

What are some common challenges encountered when forging partnerships with sector bodies and businesses, and how does Troo navigate these obstacles?

There has been a historical ‘trust issue’ within an industry that has had a poor reputation, with businesses often sceptical to utilise brokers. Also, keeping a partnership ‘alive’ can prove to be challenging, as priorities often change. We navigate these challenges simply by building solid and lasting relationships so that proposed partners can feel confident in the team and fully trust their guidance and advice.

In what ways do Troo’s partnerships contribute to the growth and success of the businesses and sector bodies it collaborates with?

What we are able to do as a partnership team is give businesses confidence that they are fully aware of their current position and projected position when it comes to the energy market. This gives businesses the ability to budget. Also, our partnership referral process actually creates an additional revenue stream for businesses who recommend others.

Looking ahead, what are some of the key goals for Troo’s partnership team in supporting sector bodies and businesses with their energy needs?

We want to strengthen our existing partner base by continuing to provide the level of service our partners have become used to. We also want to develop relationships and grow further, bringing more key valuable partners on board to we can expand the net of those we share our insight and expertise with.

What do you find most rewarding about your role in building relationships through partnerships?

The sense of reward and achievement we get when providing a partner with great service. This is often manifest in positive on-line reviews and a real personal interaction between our people and customers, meaning they become more than just a business at the end of a phone.

Finally, if you could sum up Troo’s partnership team’s ethos in one sentence, what would it be?

Working together effectively and professionally, driving towards the same goal, with the customer’s interest always the priority.

Get in touch

Reach out to us today to learn more about our partnership offerings and how we can work together to drive positive change in the energy landscape. Call us free on 0808 164 2222 or drop us an email at hello@troocost.com

In the fast-paced world of business, it’s easy to overlook the expiration date of your energy contract. Yet, failing to renew your business energy contracts in a timely manner can lead to a host of problems, including skyrocketing bills and unnecessary stress.

At Troo, we understand the importance of staying ahead in the energy game. Let’s take a closer look at why renewing your business energy contracts promptly is not just a good idea but a crucial one.

Understanding the Risks

Many business owners are unaware of the risks associated with allowing their energy contracts to lapse. When your current contract ends, you are automatically placed on deemed or out-of-contract rates by your energy supplier. These rates are typically much higher than the rates negotiated in a new contract, leading to inflated monthly bills that can put a strain on your bottom line.

The Financial Impact

The financial implications of being on deemed rates can be significant. According to Ofgem, businesses who find themselves on deemed rates can pay up to 80% more for their energy compared to those on negotiated contracts. This unnecessary expense can eat into your profit margins and hinder your business’s growth potential. By renewing your energy contract on time, you can avoid these inflated costs and allocate your budget more effectively.

Securing Favourable Rates

One of the key benefits of renewing your energy contract promptly is the ability to secure favourable rates. Energy prices are subject to fluctuations due to various factors such as market demand, geopolitical events, and environmental regulations. By renewing early, you lock in the current rates, shielding your business from potential price hikes in the future. This proactive approach not only provides financial stability but also gives you peace of mind knowing that your energy costs are predictable.

Avoiding Disruption

Another reason to renew your energy contract in a timely manner is to avoid any disruption to your business operations. Switching to deemed rates can occur without warning once your contract expires, leaving you scrambling to find a new deal amidst the chaos. This can lead to delays in service, administrative headaches, and unnecessary stress for you and your team. By renewing ahead of time, you ensure a smooth transition without any interruptions to your energy supply.

The Importance of Strategic Planning

Renewing your business energy contracts in a timely fashion is not just about saving money—it’s about strategic planning for the future. Energy is a fundamental aspect of any business operation, and managing it effectively can give you a competitive edge. If you have a business energy contract due to expire within the next 12 months, it is worth checking if you can secure your next contract now. By staying proactive and keeping a close eye on your contract expiration dates, you can ensure that your business remains agile and resilient in the face of changing market conditions.

At Troo, we are committed to helping businesses navigate the complex energy landscape and make informed decisions that drive your success. Don’t wait until it’s too late—renew your energy contract today and take control of your energy costs.

Contact Troo today to learn more about how we can assist you with your business energy contracts and help you save on your energy bills. Call us free on 0808 164 2222 or drop us an email at hello@troocost.com

When business owners compare business energy rates, they can often find the process complex and time-consuming. With so many suppliers and tariff options available, comparing business energy rates on your own can be overwhelming. That’s where a broker can be a valuable partner.

In this blog, we’ll guide you through the process of comparing business energy rates and highlight the benefits of using a broker to simplify the task.

1. Access to Multiple Suppliers:

Energy brokers have established relationships with a wide range of energy suppliers across the UK. This means they have access to a broader market than individual businesses, allowing them to source competitive rates from various providers. Instead of reaching out to each supplier individually, a broker can streamline the process by providing you with multiple options in one place.

2. Expert Market Knowledge:

Understanding the energy market requires staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends, regulations, and pricing structures. A reputable business energy broker has in-depth knowledge of the market dynamics and can provide you with expert guidance. They can help decipher complex energy tariffs, contract terms, and pricing structures, ensuring you make informed decisions.

3. Tailored Solutions:

Every business has unique energy requirements, and finding the right tariff can be challenging. A broker takes the time to understand your business’s specific needs, including energy usage patterns, budget constraints, and sustainability goals. With this information, they can recommend tailored solutions that align with your objectives and help you choose the most suitable energy rates.

4. Time and Resource Savings:

Comparing business energy rates independently can be a time-consuming process. It involves researching suppliers, analysing tariffs, negotiating contracts, and managing the administrative tasks involved. Engaging a broker eliminates the need for you to invest significant time and resources into these activities. Instead, you can focus on your core business operations while the broker handles the energy procurement process on your behalf.

5. Transparency and Impartiality:

A reputable business energy broker operates with transparency and impartiality. They provide you with clear, unbiased information about different suppliers and tariffs. With their industry expertise, they can explain the pros and cons of each option, enabling you to make well-informed decisions based on your business’s best interests.

6. Ongoing Support:

The relationship with many brokers often ends once you’ve chosen an energy supplier. Always look for a broker who provides ongoing support throughout the lifecycle of your energy contracts, helping you resolve any billing or service issues that may arise. A reputable broker should act as a liaison between you and the supplier, ensuring smooth communication and addressing any concerns on your behalf.

7. Cost Savings:

Ultimately, one of the primary goals of comparing business energy rates is to achieve cost savings. A brokers access to multiple suppliers and market knowledge enables them to negotiate competitive rates on your behalf. They can identify potential cost-saving opportunities, such as fixed-term contracts, flexible procurement options, or renewable energy solutions, helping you optimise your energy expenses.

Conclusion:

Comparing business energy rates can be a complex task, but enlisting the services of a business energy broker simplifies the process and offers several benefits. With their access to multiple suppliers, expert market knowledge, tailored solutions, time and resource savings, transparency, ongoing support, and potential cost savings, a broker becomes a valuable partner in securing the best energy rates for your business.

Want to know more? Why not get in touch with us today to see how we can help you to compare business energy rates?

We can provide you with a free energy health check to see if you are being billed correctly and if there are any cost savings that can be made. Get in touch today by emailing us at hello@troocost.com