Contact us as soon as you know

If you are moving into an nBS supplied property, please inform us as soon as possible so we can set up your contract promptly.

To start the process, please complete our Change of Occupier (joining) form.

If you do not have all the information needed to complete the form, then please give our Business Movers Team a call.

If we are supplying energy to your new premises without a contract, then our deemed rates will automatically apply. Deemed rates are typically more expensive than contract rates – because we cannot predict supply volume or timescale – and may be affected by changes in the wholesale energy market.

We look forward to hearing from you.

If you do not have a contract, you will pay deemed rates on your supply.

Customers moving into a new nBS supplied premises without a contract will automatically be placed on deemed rates.

Deemed rates are typically higher than contract rates because it costs more to buy energy without being able to forecast supply volume or timescale.

Deemed rates are affected by wholesale market price changes, so customers will be contacted quarterly to advise of any changes in rate.

Customers can discuss moving onto a contract with more competitive rates at any time by contacting our Business Movers Team.

As soon as you know you will be moving out, please get in touch so we can update our records and find out who will take over responsibility for the energy supply.

To start the process, please complete our Change of Occupier (leaving) form.

If you do not have all the information needed to complete the form, then please call our Business Movers Team.

Take us with you - if you are moving your business to a new premises, please call our Business Movers Team so we can discuss the best contract options for you.

Electricity Change of Tenancy [PDF, 187KB]

Gas Change of Tenancy [PDF, 169KB]

 

Taking on extra premises? Please call us to discuss

If you are expanding your business and taking on new premises while keeping your existing sites, then please contact your Account Manager or Business Development Manager to see how we can help.

We can discuss the best way to manage this expansion to make sure you retain your current contract terms.

If your new premises needs a new electrical or gas connection, a different type of supply or new metering, then please visit the section indicated or contact our Customer Contact Team for advice.

We may need to visit your premises from time to time. Here are some of the reasons why we may need to visit, how we meet our obligations as a supplier, and the arrangements we have in place to make sure you know it is us.

Our code of practice covers

  • Why we will visit you
  • The process for visiting your premises
  • Our people - their selection, training, and identification
  • What to do if you have a complaint
  • Where you can find independent advice

Our representatives who may visit you could range from our Meter Operators (MOPs) and Data Collectors (DCs), credit management companies, agencies, or representatives directly from nBS. We may need to visit your premises to carry out work, to speak to you, or to get information about your meter or supply, for example.

When you have appointed agents to visit you, we expect them to behave in the same manner as our own people. Terms may vary depending on the agreements you have made with your chosen agent.

Our representatives will always endeavour to act responsibly and in accordance with your rights.

The most common reason for visiting you is to read, check and inspect your meter. We may also attend your premises to install, repair, refit or disconnect an existing meter, or to support you with an interruption to your supply.

Usually our representatives will not visit you before 8:00am or after 8:00pm - or before 7:00am and after 9:00pm in the summer months.

Our sales representatives may visit between 8:00am and 8:00pm, or up to 9:00pm if they have agreed an appointment with you. If we need to visit you for any other reason, we will usually try to agree an estimated appointment time.

In the case of an emergency, such as a loss of supply, we might visit outside of these times but may not be able to confirm a time with you.

Whenever possible or practical, we will always do our best to let you know we are visiting in advance, through our online portal, or by email, phone or letter.

When a visit needs to be arranged, we will aim to offer you an appointment at a time that is right for you. Most appointments we have are for the morning, afternoon, or blocks of two hours on most working days.

Depending on the type of visit, sometimes we may be able to offer a more solid time but we cannot always guarantee it.

When visiting your premises, our representatives will show you their identity card, and give you the reason for their visit. They will give you their full name, and will confirm their association with nBS.

You can ask to hear these details again, or to see their identity card again at any time during the visit.

If you wish to confirm any information given to you, you can also contact us directly during the visit using the details provided below. To ensure you always get through to the right business team, please be sure to call the number that matches the one on your invoice.

For the nBS SME customer contact centre please call:

Gas
0845 166 3320

Electricity
0845 166 3360

We are open Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

View call charge information

For the nBS I&C customer contact centre please call:

Gas or Electricity
0800 138 2322

We are open Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

View call charge information

When we recruit new employees we, and the agencies working on our behalf, are careful to make sure we choose the right people. They are thoroughly trained to make sure they are able to do their jobs capably and professionally.

Our representatives, as well as being trained and qualified, will also be:

  • Able to talk you through what they are doing and why
  • Have the skills necessary to perform the required tasks at your premises
  • A fit and proper person to visit you and enter your premises
  • Able to let you know of a contact point for help and advice, at your request
  • Fully aware of health and safety and not intentionally place you, themselves or your premises at risk
  • Mindful of your property, as well as their language and behaviour

Our representatives wear a uniform and if possible their vehicles will also display a company logo, and they will always let you know that they are visiting on behalf of nBS. Also, if you have agreed a password with us, our representatives will be made aware of this before or during their visit.

They will also show you their identity card as soon as they arrive and will give you time to read it. The card includes their name, their photo, employee number, expiry date and a company name of who they represent. It will also give a phone number that you can call to check that the representative is genuine, or you can call our contact centres directly:

For the nBS SME customer contact centre please call:

Gas
0845 166 3320

Electricity
0845 166 3360

We are open Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

View call charge information

For the nBS I&C customer contact centre please call:

Gas or Electricity
0800 138 2322

We are open Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

View call charge information

We renew our representatives' identity cards regularly, and we make sure they hand in their cards when they leave us.

Remember that genuine callers will not mind if you check their details.

Do not let anyone in unless you know who they are and have seen proof of their identity.

If you think they are not genuine, do not let them in and call the police, and us too if possible.

Although we aim to provide you with the best possible service, we understand that sometimes things can go wrong. If a visit did not meet your expectations and you would like to make a complaint about this, or any other issues of concern with our service, please see our complaints handling procedure (for small and medium to large businesses).

We take complaints very seriously and we will aim to let you know we have received your complaint as soon as we can, in-line with our complaints handling procedure and our business-wide complaints policy.

If you have any queries or concerns, you should always contact us first as we may be able to help. However, there are services that offer independent advice, such as the Citizens Advice Bureau and its advice guide service. You can call Citizens Advice on 0808 223 1133.
For more details about anything in this statement, call our customer services using the number shown on your invoice, or as shown below.