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Welcome to the Direct Business Solutions blog, where we keep you updated with the latest insights, trends, and news in the energy management industry. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing valuable information to help businesses like yours thrive.

November 22, 2023

Doubling Down on Renewables: A 2030 Vision

Looking towards 2030, the renewable energy sector is on the brink of a transformative era.

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November 15, 2023

Could There be More Energy Bill Support This Winter?

With energy prices on the rise once again, could we be set for more energy bill support from the Government?

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November 13, 2023

Ameresco Poll - The Energy Intensive Discount Scheme

The lack of awareness around the Energy Intensive Industries Discount Scheme is a call to action for all stakeholders in the energy sector.

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November 8, 2023

King's Speech: The UK's Energy Independence and Green Transition

The King's speech paints a picture of a future where energy is not only secure and affordable but also clean and sustainable.

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November 2, 2023

What is the COP28 Blue Zone?

What is the COP28 Blue Zone and what is it all about?

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October 31, 2023

The Dawn of Green Tech: IEA Forecasts a Fossil Fuel Decline

What has the recent forecast by the IEA told us about the future of fossil fuels?

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October 25, 2023

Another Energy Price Rise? UK's Offshore Wind Auction Failure

The recent failure of the UK's latest offshore wind auction serves as a wake-up call for policymakers and stakeholders alike.

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October 17, 2023

How is the Israel & Hamas Conflict Effecting the Energy Market

How will current conflicts around the world impact the energy industry, and will it push back our sustinability efforts?

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October 12, 2023

Announcing Our Game-Changing Partnership with Goalball UK

We are thrilled to announce our landmark partnership with Goalball UK, an esteemed organisation that champions inclusivity through sport for people with visual impairments.

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October 11, 2023

The Renewable Energy Transition: Cost and Affordability

While the transition to renewable energy comes with upfront costs, the long-term benefits, both economic and environmental, are substantial.

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October 5, 2023

The Energy Management Summit 2023

Our director of Direct Trading Solutions, Kieran Dixon, will be attending the 2023 Energy Management Summit.

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October 3, 2023

Energy Price Forecast Predicts Price Cap Increase In Early 2024

In a climate of uncertainty, one thing is clear: the energy industry is at a crossroads, and the decisions made now will have long-lasting implications for households across the UK.

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September 27, 2023

Record Emissions in the Global Energy Sector

The latest IEA report serves as a wake-up call for all of us. The record-breaking emissions from the energy sector are a stark reminder of the urgent need for action.

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September 20, 2023

Changing Net-Zero Targets: What It Means for Your Business

While the UK government's potential softening of its net-zero targets may bring short-term relief to some, it raises questions about the country's long-term commitment to combating climate change.

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September 14, 2023

The Picasso Privacy Awards – Our Shortlisted Team Member

Our very own Louis Ricci has been shortlisted for a Picasso Privacy Award, and we sat down with him to get more of an insight.

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September 13, 2023

The Pros and Cons of Air-to-Air Heat Pumps

Air-to-air heat pumps offer numerous benefits as a sustainable and efficient heating and cooling solution.

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September 6, 2023

Will Energy Prices Rise Again in Winter 2023?

Due to the recent energy crisis, the question ‘Will energy prices rise again?’ is being asked constantly, and for good reason. With the price spikes over the past few years, domestic and commercial energy customers have the right to be nervous about high energy prices and how they could affect their living and business situations.

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August 31, 2023

How to Make Your Business Sustainable - With Expert Opinions

Sustainability in business seems complicated, but our experts can help you find the right path towards a future-proof business.

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August 23, 2023

Wind-Powered Cargo Ship Sets Sail - The Future of Cargo Shipping

Are wind-powered cargo ships the future? WindWings could be the key to zero-carbon shipping!

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August 15, 2023

The Role of Data Analytics in Business Decision Making

Data analytics is the compass guiding businesses through the digital age. By harnessing its power, businesses can not only survive but thrive, making informed decisions that drive growth and innovation.

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August 9, 2023

Marketing on a Budget: Effective Strategies for Small Businesses

Marketing on a budget may seem daunting, but with the right strategies, it's an achievable goal

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August 2, 2023

The Direct Business Solutions and Birtley Town FC Partnership 23/24

DBS and Birtley Town FC are excited to announce another year of partnership for the 23/24 season!

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July 26, 2023

How to Automate Your Social Media Management

Choosing the right social media automation tool can significantly improve your online presence. With this guide, you're well-equipped to make an informed decision.

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July 19, 2023

Navigating Permits and Regulations for SMEs

Navigating permits and regulations for any kind of business is a maze full of traps and puzzles, and for SMEs, this is no different.

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July 13, 2023

Direct Business Solutions at The Royal Welsh Show

This year we will be at The Royal Welsh Show, talking to many individuals and businesses about their energy needs, and hopefully helping them in any way we can.

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July 12, 2023

How To Register a Limited Company (LTD)

Registering a limited company (LTD) is a process which requires a lot of information, planning and knowledge, meaning you need to be prepared when registering.

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July 4, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Helping SMEs Embracing E-Commerce

Embracing e-commerce can help to elevate and evolve your business. Pushing you towards growth!

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June 28, 2023

Geothermal Energy – Powering the Future

Geothermal energy offers a promising future for sustainable and clean power generation. What is the future of this power source?

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June 21, 2023

How EV Schemes are Helping Businesses Drive into the Future!

The transition towards sustainable transportation has gained significant momentum, with electric vehicles (EVs) becoming increasingly popular.

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June 7, 2023

Direct Business Solution at the Royal Cornwall Show

This year will be at the Royal Cornwall Show, talking to many individuals about their business’s energy needs, and hopefully helping them in any way we can.

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June 7, 2023

Heat Pumps for Businesses Explained

Heat pumps offer numerous advantages for businesses, including energy efficiency, cost savings, environmental benefits, and versatile applications.

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June 1, 2023

Supporting Greener Commuting Within Your Business

Embracing greener commuting practices is an integral part of building a sustainable and environmentally responsible business.

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May 24, 2023

Thin Film Solar Panels: Harnessing the Power of Sunlight

Thin film solar panels offer a flexible, lightweight, and cost-effective solution for harnessing solar energy.

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May 17, 2023

Microgrids: Pioneering the Path to Energy Independence in the UK

Microgrids are self-contained energy systems that offer numerous advantages, including enhanced energy resilience and improved energy efficiency.

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May 11, 2023

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund

The Industrial Energy Transformation Fund is an important program that is accelerating the energy transition in the industrial sector. The fund provides financial support to businesses in the UK to invest in energy-efficient and low-carbon technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial processes.

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May 4, 2023

Setting Sail Towards Net-Zero: The Green Port of Aberdeen

The Port of Aberdeen is planning to become the world's first net-zero port. Will others follow in their footsteps?

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April 20, 2023

Energy Price Forecasts and What our Experts Predict for 2025

Energy prices have risen to extreme highs over the past few years. How do we use price forecasts to mitigate the effects and plan for the future?

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April 13, 2023

Energy Account Management for your Business

Energy consultancy account management is a critical aspect of energy consultancy services. It provides businesses with ongoing support to manage their energy usage, costs, and environmental impact, leading to cost savings, increased sustainability, improved energy efficiency, and regulatory compliance.

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April 5, 2023

The Impact of Energy Subsidies and Taxes on the Energy Industry

Subsidies can have positive economic, social, and environmental effects, but they can also lead to unintended consequences and distortions in the energy market.

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March 28, 2023

What is Sustainable Farming?

Discover the essential practices for sustainable farming and how they can lead to a more profitable and environmentally-friendly farm.

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March 20, 2023

Calum French Adds Another Win to his Record

On the 18th March Calum took his record to an impressive 4-0-0, cementing himself as a future star in the boxing world, and we are happy to support him along the way!

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March 15, 2023

Is Buying Carbon Offsets the Right Choice for you?

What is carbon offsetting? and it is the right choice for your business? We have taken in deep dive into the working of carbon offsetting to give you the answer.

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March 6, 2023

Introducing the Direct Business Group

The trio of companies to complete the Direct Business Group are finally here!

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February 28, 2023

Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics in the Energy Industry

As the world seeks to reduce energy consumption and emissions, AI & data analytics play a crucial role in the energy industry.

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February 22, 2023

Geothermal Energy: A Future Growth Driver for Renewable Energy

As the world shifts towards renewable energy sources, geothermal energy has emerged as a promising option with tremendous potential for growth.

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February 15, 2023

The role of smart cities in creating a more sustainable future!

The future of urban living will come down to the innovation of smart cities over the coming years, solving the issues that come with urbanisation such as traffic congestion, energy consumption and sustainability.

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February 7, 2023

The Impact of Electric Vehicles on the Energy Industry

The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) has been a game-changer for the automotive industry, but its impact has also been felt in the energy sector.

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February 2, 2023

Nuclear Energy, the shaky history, and the hopeful future

Nuclear energy has a long and fascinating history, marked by ground-breaking discoveries and major technological advancements.

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January 19, 2023

The British Canoeing Delivery Partners Conference

On the 26th of January DBS will be attending and taking part in the Delivery Partners Conference for British Canoeing.

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January 19, 2023

Optimising Your Business's Water Bill

Keeping your business's water bill can be a struggle, but with some advice and guidance from industry experts, you can keep them low and under control.

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January 18, 2023

The Direct Trading Solutions Corporate Channel

We have officially launched our corporate channel! Bringing the skills of many together to help more companies than ever take control of their business's energy!

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January 10, 2023

Government Scaled Back Energy Support Scheme

After the current business energy support scheme is set to end in April, the Government has now offered a scaled-back £5.5bn in government support to fight ongoing price increases. Costing the taxpayer £12.5bn less than the previous scheme.

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December 15, 2022

Everything you need to know about Energy Management Software

Understanding the benefits that Energy Management Software can have on your business.

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December 8, 2022

Should I Fix My Energy Prices Until 2024?

What type of energy tariff should you choose for your business during times of volatility within the energy industry?

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November 29, 2022

Autumn Statement: What this means for businesses

Information that could impact business in regard to energy from the recent Autumn Statement.

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November 9, 2022

Why are Electric Cars Taking Over?

Electric Vehicles have taken over the world with their boom in popularity!

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November 3, 2022

What Is COP27?

Understanding COP27 and what it entails.

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November 2, 2022

Government Scheme for Business Energy Bills

A brief understanding of the new energy bill relief scheme.

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October 10, 2022

World Mental Health Day

A day to help raise awareness and support good mental health for all.

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September 22, 2022

Is The Energy Crisis Here to Stay? Possibly...

An update on the current energy climate surrounding UK businesses.

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September 14, 2022

Sustainable Technologies

We are constantly hearing about new technologies that are going to ‘change the world’ and ‘bring us closer to net-zero’, however, these never seem to come into fruition and seem to get lost in the constant flow of exciting news being thrown at us on the internet.

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July 28, 2022


Jet Zero is a plan to take the aviation industries carbon emissions to zero by the year 2050. This is a monumental task, as every second, 10 tonnes of jet fuel is burnt by the industry.

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July 6, 2022

Why are energy prices still so high?

During mid to late 2021 the crisis began, gas, electricity, and petrol prices started to rise at an expeditious rate.

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May 23, 2022

British Canoeing Partnership

We are pleased to announce that DBS are now an official partner of British Canoeing. We will now be supplying their delivery partners and stakeholders with sustainable energy solutions, helping them make the steps towards net-zero sport across the UK.

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May 3, 2022

What is Net-Zero?

Although Net-Zero is a long way away for us, doing as much as you can to help is important, as we want our children and their children to live long and happy lives, enjoying the earth as we see it today or even better.

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April 28, 2022

Investing in the future for your business

Investing into green projects or technologies for your business is a great way to not only help combat climate change, but make sure your business is future proof.

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April 28, 2022

How to Save Energy This Summer!

Summer is a great time to be outdoors and have fun. However, the summer can be a time when your bills go up unexpectedly. We have compiled a few tips to make sure this doesn’t happen to you this summer!

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April 28, 2022

How DBS can help your business thrive

As we find you the right prices, source of energy, and take care of all the boring paperwork you would usually dread, you can focus on the growth of your business and enjoy a stress-free process.

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March 23, 2022

What is Energy Procurement?

There are hundreds of energy suppliers across the industry and different types of tariffs you can choose from, this makes it very competitive and difficult to know if you are really getting the best deal for your business.

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March 22, 2022

Types of renewable energy

Although we have used these natural elements hundreds of years, it is only in recent years where we have started to innovate and implement these into our main sources of energy. These are being upgraded and improved constantly and will hopefully be our primary source of power in the next few decades.

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March 22, 2022

What's Impacted the Latest Price Increase in Energy?

Since late 2021, the price of gas has risen to unprecedented levels. Find out why!

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October 20, 2021

Announcing our Sports Fund

We are happy to announce our brand new sports fund, helping grassroots sports and local teams celebrate their success.

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