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12th Dec 2016

Fixed Rates vs Flexible Tariffs for Business – the Pros and Cons

If you are prepared to shop around for the best tariffs on your utilities bills then you can find some excellent deals. Though for most this is a time consuming and complex matter. Some businesses simply don’t have the time or resources to dedicate to regular audits of their utility usage to assess where savings could be made. Anything that distracts your team away from the daily pressures of their normal job could mean loss of business or service to your customers and who wants to risk that? Long term, sav...

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18th Oct 2016

CUB Celebrates with the Street Pride Team

We were delighted to be guests of the Fenland District Council’s 2016 Street Pride Celebration Evening in recognition of our community work for March in Bloom and March Street Pride. We are proud of our local town and want to be part of the team that consistently helps to make it a better place to live and work. Our mantra is ‘if you want to make a change then you have to get involved’ and that’s exactly what we did.The scheme has gained a lot of support by some major organisations such as Tesco and Sainsbu...

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13th Oct 2016

CUB Recognised for Community Work in March

In recognition of our community work for March Street Pride and March in Bloom, we have received an invitation to the 2016 Street Pride Celebration Evening! We are so proud to have been part of this initiative and have had great fun taking part. As a family run business, team work and community are at the heart of what we do. We encourage a charitable and philanthropic approach and with a generous spirit, our staff have offered their supported year after year. Some members of the team have been supporting t...

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27th Jul 2016

CUB Annual Team Building Day

As a third generation family business we pride ourselves on our impeccable customer service record. Our family values and ethics are at the heart of everything we do. This ethos helps us offer the best service to our customers. Known for being helpful, professional and personable and for going the extra mile, we put the emphasis on team work. We couldn’t deliver the levels of service to our customers without a caring and motivated workforce. In honour of their hard work we held a team building day, kicking...

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21st Jun 2016

How energy management works

Energy management can refer to a number of strategies, but it’s predominately concerned with saving businesses money by reducing energy consumption.

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21st Jun 2016

The Benefits of Smart Meters

Smart meters are the best meters for your business and the government want every business in the UK to have a smart meter by 2020. But what are the benefits?

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21st Jun 2016

How to pick a package for your business

We’ve recently updated our energy packages, but how do you know which package is right for your business?

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21st Jun 2016

A guide to saving energy this summer

Saving energy during the winter is probably at the top of your energy agenda, but did you know there’s also a number of ways your business can save energy and money during the summer?

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06th May 2016

Going that extra mile

Energy management can be a confusing business. It’s a jargon-filled industry that’s constantly changing due to legislations, prices and the wide range of services available for businesses, but how are we different to any other energy management organisation in the industry?

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06th May 2016

What is energy procurement and why do you need it?

Finding energy contracts for your business is a time consuming process. It’s also quite a stressful process if you don’t know anything about energy, the jargon used across the industry and most importantly how much you should actually be paying for your electricity, gas and water. At CUB UK, we can take all the stress out of energy management for you.

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27th Apr 2016

How to avoid energy bill surprises

It’s important for businesses to ensure they are paying the right amount when it comes to energy bills. Inaccurate or incorrect meter readings, overly low estimations and a failure to chase up energy suppliers when things might not be correct can be the cause of unexpected energy bills. But how can you avoid these costly surprises?

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27th Apr 2016

Louis Fairfax named as Top 30 under 30

Louis Fairfax, MD of family-run energy consultancy CUB UK, has been named as one of the Top 30 Under 30 in an innovative new campaign.

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22nd Apr 2016

Introducing our Clear & Concise Services

We’ve been working hard to simplify our packages so that they’re as easy to understand as possible.

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11th Mar 2016

Five key trends to look out for in 2016

The cost of energy and efficient consumption is becoming even more of a hot topic for organisations across the UK, but what do you need to be aware of in 2016? We’ve taken a look at the top energy trends to keep an eye on this year.

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11th Mar 2016

Meet Luciana Edwards

Luciana Edwards, Relationship Manager at CUB UK tells us why she loves working for CUB UK.

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11th Mar 2016

Meet Andrew Woollard

Andrew Woollard started at CUB UK as Account Manager in 2010. He's now Business Development Team Leader and he shares with us what he loves about working with the family business.

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13th Jan 2016

2015: Year In Review

2015 has been a big year for CUB UK. We've saved clients £££'s, we've welcomed new team members to the business and supported numerous local charities and organisations.

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11th Dec 2015

Local business lands ISO accreditation

Leading energy consultancy company, CUB UK has recently received the ISO 9001:2008 quality standard accreditation for the delivery of its five star customer promise, strong operational processes and the provision of products and services that meet the needs of their customers.

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08th Dec 2015

Providing the best service for its customers

James Smith is one of the I&C Account Managers and has been part of the CUB UK team since 2014. Responsible for the accounts of both current and prospective clients, James explains what it’s like to work with an experienced and close-knit team.

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04th Nov 2015

The right consultancy solution

With energy bills expected to rise over the coming months and the government’s review of the existing energy efficiency tax for UK businesses, it’s an important time to start thinking about your energy provider and whether they’re offering you the best price and service. But how do you find the right service for your business’ energy needs?

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16th Oct 2015

Meet Rob Halstead

Rob Halstead is the Head of Business Development and has been part of the CUB UK team since early 2010. Responsible for the progression of CUB UK, Rob talks about what it’s like to be part of a company which prioritises its customers.

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16th Oct 2015

Meet Vicky Ellis

Vicky Ellis is Head of Business Support and has been part of the CUB UK team since 2008. Manager of the overall provision of Human Resources, Vicky talks about what it’s like to have such a varied role.

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23rd Sep 2015

Choice comes to commercial water market

From April 2017, 1.2 million businesses across England will be able to choose their water and wastewater supplier for the first time. We look at what this change is going to mean for your organisation and explain how the expert energy consultants at CUB will be able to help. What’s going to change? Created by the Water Act 2014, a new water framework will exist to include retail services like billing and dedicated customer support. The Open Water programme was set up by the government to deliver the competi...

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23rd Sep 2015

Meet Melinda Fairfax

Melinda Fairfax is the Head of Marketing and has been part of the CUB UK team since 2008. Responsible for driving the family business forward, Melinda is an award-winning marketer and plays a key part in the CUB UK team. Melinda shares what it’s like to be part of a modern family business that’s going places. “I joined the team in April because I wanted to work with an ambitious organisation that had identified the key part quality marketing can play in the growth of a business. Working with the board of Di...

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23rd Sep 2015

How much energy do we save?

Having been in business since 1994, we've worked with a diverse range of I&C and SME clients from across the UK and have effectively reduced energy bills and improved efficiency. As a third generation, family-run energy consultancy, we take pride in delivering an industry-leading service that's driven by the needs of our customers. We take every care to save our clients time and money, and have summarised our achievements in our new infographic. Learn more about what we've achieved for our clients here.

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22nd Sep 2015

Energy consultancy for the future

Learn more about our managing director’s plans to keep driving the energy consultancy industry forward. Royden Fairfax founded CUB UK in 1994. He believed in helping businesses get the best value for money from their energy provider, and continued to put clients’ needs at the heart of the company as it expanded. Over 10 years later his grandson Louis Fairfax, the managing director of CUB UK, is following in his family’s footsteps and taking the March-based energy consultancy into the future. Louis joined th...

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12th May 2015

Election Aftermath

After witnessing a political storm around the general election, it is time to start looking at what the Conservatives will be doing to our country over the next five years. This is the first majority Conservative government since 1992 when John Major lead the party.

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10th Mar 2015

CUB Offers Free Consultancy

CUB (UK) Ltd will be at Sustainability Live on the 21st – 23rd April and will be celebrating 20 Years in Business with an event offer of free energy consultancy for a year.

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25th Feb 2015

Nemex 2015

CUB (UK) Ltd will be exhibiting at stand K21 at Sustainability Live, the leading UK exhibition for innovative energy and sustainability management from the 21st to the 23rd April. Sustainability Live incorporates NEMEX and Energy Recovery and has been the hub of energy and sustainability solutions for the UK business community since its inception in 2007. Be inspired, learn ‘how to’ and find solutions to every aspect of energy and sustainability.

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13th Jan 2015

Client of the Month

The Manor of Groves has been a client of CUB (UK) Ltd since 2008 and utilise our service for both electricity and gas purchasing. They are based in Hertfordshire and are one of 3 large hotels in the group we look after.

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13th Jan 2015

2015: The Year of Change

2014 is now a dwindling memory as we look towards the possibilities of 2015. The year has begun not only with a bang from celebratory fireworks but with a sudden plunge in the FTSE100 as oil prices drop to their lowest in over 5 years to around $50 a barrel. Read the full article here:

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17th Dec 2014

Three New Starters for CUB

December has been a busy month for training at CUB as three new members of staff have joined the team. Kathrine Jorden, Ashley Anderson and James Smith join the CUB family. Read more here:

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17th Dec 2014

Rachel Graves gets Promoted

We would like to congratulate Rachel Graves on her promotion from Business Support to Account Manager. Read more about Rachel here:

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16th Dec 2014

Cheap Oil: For How Long?

National news sites have all been marvelling at the wonderment of reduced oil prices. We’ve been rushing to the pumps, filling up whilst it’s still cheap. The first question we should be asking is: Why has there been a sudden drop in the price of oil? Read more by clicking below.

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28th Nov 2014

CUB Welcomes Good Energy

CUB (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce that we have added Good Energy to our portfolio of suppliers to strengthen our “green” offering.

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26th Nov 2014

2015: The New Horizon for Energy

As 2014 draws to a close and we approach 2015 with a broken economy, political uncertainty and lack of trust spread far and wide, are there any hopes for 2015? A general election will soon explode onto every social medium we’re addicted to, with the possibility of a four party parliament. There is light at the end of the tunnel, it is a societal evolution of the energy industry. The industry looks set to have a promising year with some major changes ahead, shaking up the complacent down trodden energy suppl...

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06th Nov 2014

Saving Money or Saving Energy

Be under no illusion, upgrading your business’ energy efficiency may not come cheap. Some of you out there will be weighing up if energy management is right for your business. Since 2004 we have seen a steady increase in the average price of electricity and gas for non-domestic consumers... Read more here.

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04th Nov 2014

Luciana Gets Promoted

We would like to congratulate Luciana Edwards on her promotion from Account Manager to Relationship Manager. Read more here..

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04th Nov 2014

CUB's Birthday

On 31st October 2014, CUB® celebrated our 20 successful years within the energy consultancy industry as we closed the office early to celebrate and take part in team building exercises. See what happened here...

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27th Oct 2014

20 Years and Still Growing

The 1st November 2014 is a big day for CUB (UK) Ltd as it marks the start of our 20th anniversary year. The company, which was formed back in 1994 by Royden Fairfax, has evolved from a home based sole trader to the thriving award winning company that it is today. Find out more here

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20th Oct 2014

CUB Publishes Response to Ofgem

Next year the energy market will be met with a code of conduct to ensure that all TPI (Third Party Intermediaries) are working to a code. This will allow customers to identify which brokers/consultants are accredited by Ofgem and who follow the TPI code. This will help to put an end to the confidence and trust issues of the past and protect consumers in the future.

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16th Oct 2014

Winter Is Coming

Autumn is here and soon winter will be upon us. Frosty mornings with a bitter chill that makes anyone want to run back inside and curl up in front of a fire with a cup of hot chocolate. In the past, winter has been generally wet but mild and with winter comes Christmas and everyone starts getting into the spirit of Christmas. This year could be completely different with the prediction of an arctic winter, leaving us all in the dark

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10th Oct 2014

Fenland Business Bake Off 2014

Fenland is buzzing with the news of the Fenland Business Bake Off which will take place on Tuesday the 2nd December, #GivingTuesday. The staff at Fenland companies will be taking home-baked goodies into work to sell to their colleagues to raise money for charity. Each business will nominate their “FBBO Baker of the Day” who will be invited to attend the grand final at CUB’s offices later that day. Sue Dougan from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire will be there to judge the finalists and award the title of “Fenland...

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06th Oct 2014

The Stress of Energy

"Stress is something we all want to avoid and are trying to reduce in our business and social lives. However, this type of pressure is not so easily avoided and what has been adding to tension and stress is high energy bills. Prices look likely to increase..."

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25th Sep 2014

Beth Clingo: This is your life

Beth Clingo is the Business Support Team Leader. Her life at CUB has been one of persistence and determination. Beth joined CUB (UK) Ltd as an Administration Assistant in 2009 and was quiet and shy after having had a while out of work. Over the years all of the team have noticed how confident she has become and how she has developed to become a valued member of the team. Now that she is Business Support Team Leader she had this to say “I love working with a young ambitious team and most of the people I wor...

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19th Sep 2014

Rogue Brokers are the Next PPI

"Not so long ago we had PPI claims where nearly everyone was owed something. It seems to have come full circle with energy costs and mis-selling in the frame, as Energy companies and rogue brokers are being scrutinised for their hidden charges. The TPI market will soon be regulated and this means we may see a lot of companies being investigated..." To read more click the button below

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16th Sep 2014

Vacancies at CUB

Two exciting opportunities has become available at CUB (UK) Ltd, two Account Manager positions. Click to read more.

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15th Sep 2014

CUB Become Finalists

"This year there are 12 categories ranging from Employer of the Year to the Rural Enterprise Award. We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Medium Business of the Year Award..." Click here to read more

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14th Aug 2014

Beating Your Energy Bill

Every news source, supplier, broker and consultant (including us) has been posting about the increased prices and how to possibly beat them. We know that everyone including businesses want to save as much as possible. We are all holding onto those pennies as tight as possible and we don’t blame you. The question we have been asking is “can you beat the constant energy price rises.” We have looked at this and have some good news and bad news for you. We will kick start with the bad news first (why your bills...

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05th Aug 2014

The Cambridge B2B Exhibition

We will be exhibiting at Cambridge B2B Exhibition on Wednesday 24th September 2014. Come check us out....

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01st Aug 2014

Inaccurate Meters

Since the news of faulty meters broke, it has emerged that there have been around 3.9 million households that have been over charged. If this is the case for households, has this happened to businesses? Could this mean that small and medium sized businesses are being overcharged for their power?...

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28th Jul 2014

What's The Difference

Some businesses view brokers as great value and worth the money invested, however other businesses view brokers as a waste of time and getting the best price is something I can do myself. What is the true difference between an energy broker and an energy consultant?...

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18th Jul 2014

You can't get the service

The challenges many businesses face include rising commodity prices, Rolled energy contracts, Changing legislation and lack of resource and understanding of the industry’s complexity. Running a business is challenging enough not to mention dealing with energy. So is it fair to say “why not outsource to make this complex area efficient?”

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10th Jul 2014

Waste To Energy Plants

"Waste to Energy plants (WTE) have been in the news across the UK, from planning stages to being given the green light. What is Waste to Energy and how is it achieved?..."

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30th May 2014

Introduction of the BrokerQuote system

"Gazprom have introduced a new quoting system for energy brokers and consultancies to make pricing faster and easier for SME customers..."

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29th May 2014

Trust is paramount for the future

CUB UK, have been setting precedence for customer care standards and believe that all businesses in the sector should follow suit to restore consumer faith.

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23rd May 2014

Reformed Water Act

The Queen via Royal Assent has formally agreed to put through the UK Water Act so that it becomes law, ending a two-year process, with the reform proposals initially published in July 2012.

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22nd May 2014

TPI Code of Conduct

"The consumer is paramount for any business to survive, with the energy industry being put into the public eye; scrutiny of the industry is a talking point that’s not going to go away. Business consumers have lost trust in the energy industry but how can Ofgem and Third Party Intermediaries improve on those issues?..."

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22nd Apr 2014

Energy Firm Price War

"In recent weeks we have seen independent suppliers challenging the superiority of the Big Six. They have started a price war, led by OVO Energy and First Utility. They have both pledged that their domestic dual tariff will be below £1,000 per annum. Will the Big Six react to this new challenge? Will this price war leak over into the non-domestic market?..."

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