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Procure your business water the smart way.

Businesses in the UK can save between 5% and 30% by switching their water retailer.  Deregulation of the market allows the employment of advanced procurement methods and a greater level of pro-activity.  But despite this, many businesses remain on their default tariff.

To help businesses like yours, we have created a super-easy process for our experts to gather the necessary information to assess your
costs and investigate savings, fast.

You submit your details and speak to one of our experts

We assess your bills and present you with some great deals

You enjoy the savings!

Business water switching guides and tips for you

We like our customers to feel informed and have resources at their fingertips to assist with their decision making.  Check out some key blogs below or delve deeper on our Smart Hub.

Procure Smart has experience in switching water contracts for businesses of all sizes and sectors.  Speak to us today for free, no-obligation quotes.

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How your business water bill works

Learning to read your business water bill with a critical eye could save your business money.  Look no further than our quick guide as a starting point.

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What is a SPID number?

If you’re looking to switch your business water, you might often hear suppliers requesting the SPID number for your business.

But what does SPID stand for? Why do they need it and how do you locate it?

Procure Smart’s Jargon Buster

Our jargon buster works across our service areas and can help you decipher some of the acronyms and technical terms you are likely to see on business and utilities contracts.

Frequently Asked Questions

We hope these questions help, if you’re still unsure, please get in touch with us and we can answer your question.

Procure Smart is a dedicated team of switching experts, created to help businesses like yours switch key areas of expenditure to save money.

Procure Smart’s team have been saving businesses money for more than 10 years.  So we realise they’re  under more financial and time pressure than ever.

As a result, we have created a super-easy process for our experts to gather the necessary information to assess your costs and investigate savings, fast.

Speak to us today for a FREE, no-obligation assessment.

Smarter business switching.

Our service doesn’t end at switching your supplier, because here at Procure Smart, we go the extra mile to ensure all of your business water needs are accounted for, including:

  • Usage Analysis – Thorough analysis of your business’ current water usage, identifying whether you’re being billed for more water than required.
  • Bill Analysis – Overcharging is common within the water sector due to unintentional billing errors. Our bill analysis assessment is the smart approach to controlling your expenditure.
  • Surface Water & Highway Drainage – Not every business needs to be paying drainage charges. For this reason, we’ll audit your premises to ensure you’re only paying what you need to be.
  • Trade Effluent Negotiations – Another common area of overspending. With years of experience behind them, our team of analysts have a proven track record of ensuring our customers only pay the required fees.

The simple answer is yes, especially if you’ve never switched since deregulation back in 2017.

Even if you have switched since then, the market continues to mature and businesses should be encouraged to explore if any additional savings can be made.

Our average saving amount is between 10% and 20%.  In some cases savings can reach up to 30% in England and 50% in the more mature Scottish market.

That’s where we help businesses work smarter.

With just a few bits of basic information, including your property address and SPID number, we can then analyse your current spending and approach suppliers on your behalf to procure the best water contracts for your business.

Additionally, our dedicated account management team will oversee the whole process and deal with any queries from suppliers.

A SPID is basically your Supply Point ID – a 13 digit reference number that represents your supply. Subsequently, all chargeable services are tagged to your SPID. As a matter of fact, there are two kinds: Water (which ends in a W) and Wastewater (which ends in an S).

You may also be assigned a Discharge Point ID (DPID) if you are permitted to discharge Trade Effluent Waste.

For further information, visit Ofwat, the business water regulators for England and Wales.

Of course!

Many UK businesses lack the in-house resources to efficiently procure the services they need. As a result, many businesses end up paying way above the going rate without realising it.

Following a comprehensive audit of your business’ procurement needs, Procure Smart will identify areas of your business where savings can easily be made.

Just like comparison websites, Procure Smart earns commission as a proportion of your spend for each referral we make to a supplier.  For most service types, we will not bill you directly.  More detail can be found in our terms and conditions.

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