5 things Gareth Southgate can teach us about switching energy supplier

England’s win over Colombia threw the nation into joyful chaos last night, winning their first ever World Cup penalty shoot-out and sending them into the quarter-finals. The man behind the team, Gareth Southgate has shown us a great deal of inspiration and leadership which can also be replicated when looking at saving money by switching energy suppliers.

1. Put the past in the past

From 1996 to 2018, it’s been a long time coming for Southgate, but what happened in the past certainly did not control his future. The same goes for small businesses and their energy suppliers. Sometimes it’s not always about the savings achieved, but the level of customer service expected, and although it may seem easier to stick with your current supplier, this could be causing you a lot of grief you have just come to accept. This doesn’t have to be the case. Take a step towards the future and see what others have to offer. You may be pleasantly surprised with the result.

2. Be brave, it can create great opportunities

England haven’t got to where they are by sitting on their hands, and Southgate has driven the team to another victory under the overwhelming pressure of the dreaded World Cup penalty shoot-out. Businesses that have been with their energy supplier/s for years often fall into a comfort zone and miss out on energy saving opportunities. Although you may feel quite happy with the current service you’re receiving, it could be beneficial for your business to search elsewhere, potentially revealing dramatic savings you had no idea you were missing out on.

3. Research and tactics

Team-sheets, past performances and opponents are all key aspects Gareth Southgate must look into before going into any England football game, and it’s very similar when it comes to reviewing energy suppliers. At Lumina, we take away the hassle of research for you by searching the market on your behalf to find you the cheapest deal available from the appropriate energy supplier/s, and our helpful and friendly team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. If you would like to do a little research yourself, please visit our testimonials page here to see what our customers had to say.

4. Lead by example

If there’s one thing that Southgate has shown us, it’s that the highs taste so much sweeter after experiencing the lows. That’s exactly why we encourage small businesses around the country to look into switching energy suppliers, particularly if you have experienced a negative service in the past. We are always so happy to help our customers reduce their energy spend and have been successful in doing just that. In the modern age switching has become so simple, so why not give it a try?

5. Trust the process

A lot of trust goes into any football club, and when asking for volunteers to take a penalty kick, nothing comes closer to that. If you have undertaken some of your own research, you will have noticed the large amount of positive stories coming back from businesses who have switched energy supplier. It’s important to trust the switching process and speak to your team if they agree with the positive effects it can have for your business. We offer a free service with no obligation, so if you have any questions for us we’d be happy to help and provide any information that could be useful to you. “We knew it was a process we were in charge of and the guys executed it perfectly”Gareth Southgate, England Manager

If you are interested in reducing your energy costs or have any questions regarding making the switch, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 168 5688 or complete an enquiry form here. 

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