Being a UW Partner.
What’s involved?

The basics of becoming a UW Partner 

Becoming a UW Partner is simple – you don’t need any special equipment, qualifications or experience.

Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to getting that first paycheque:

  • Chat to the Partner who introduced you to UW. They are the best person to answer all your questions, give you more information and show you the ropes. 

  • Sign up! It’s simple and only takes a few minutes. 

  • Explore the rest of these articles, they’re short and sweet and are perfect for getting a bit of an overview of everything UW. 

Becoming a UW Partner - the basics

Becoming a UW Partner - the basics
  • Complete the free, short training courses to get fully up to speed.

  • Make a list of all the people you know who would love to save time and money on bills –  and plan to give them a call. 

Didn’t get introduced by a Partner? Don’t worry, just give our team a call on 0333 777 8777. They will help you get connected to other Partners. 

What does a UW Partner do?

Here’s the good bit – you make money by helping people save on their household bills. 

We’re a full home-service provider, which means that with UW you can get energy, broadband, mobile and home insurance all rolled into one handy bill. Not only does this cut time spent doing boring admin, but also leads to very competitive rates.

Everybody saves

And here’s the best bit – we guarantee that every customer pays less with us than with their current suppliers when they switch their energy, broadband and mobile to UW. 

What does a UW Partner do?

What does a UW Partner do?

Spreading the word

As a Partner, your role is to recommend our services, helping people switch to UW. How you go about it is up to you, whether it’s through informal chats over a cup of tea (our Partners’ preferred method), virtually from the comfort of your home, or even reaching out to people you might not have met before. 

And fear not, you’ll be fully supported when you start – we’ll give you all the tips, tricks and know-how to help you get off on the front foot.

Is it right
for me?

Good news – anyone can become a Partner. The only thing you need to join UW is a can-do spirit. 

And if you’re sitting there thinking, ‘but I know nothing about utilities!’ Fear not. Ensuring that every new starter feels fully supported and confident is a big priority for us.

That’s why when you join we’ll give you everything you need to get up and running, including:

  • Free, simple, introductory training that fits around your routine 

  • A more experienced supporting Partner, who’ll show you the ropes during your first month or so

  • Our friendly Partner Services team, who will answer any questions you may have

Is it right for me?

Is it right for me?
  • Plenty of online resources (podcasts, articles, videos, etc), should you want to dig deeper 

  • Access to a vibrant community of 45,000 other Partners, all ready to help, advice and encourage. 

  • And more! 

If you’re someone who enjoys chatting and helping people, then being a Partner will be right up your street. And if you know quite a few different groups of people (friends, family, colleagues, sports clubs, societies) then you’re also already onto a winner. 

Consider yourself a bit more of an introvert? Don’t you worry, there are loads of Partners who have made UW a success despite not being chatterboxes. Plus, the intro training covers all the different ways you can make UW work for you, whatever your skill set. 

Why become a UW Partner?

There are over 45,000 Partners at UW, and each joined for a different reason – whether it’s adding to their pension pot, funding passion projects, earning bit of extra cash to spend on fun things each month...or even building a business that allows them to quit their day job. 

But probably the best way to answer the question ‘why should I join UW?’ is by letting the Partners themselves do the talking.

Why become a UW Partner?

Why become a UW Partner?

Head over to uwstories.co.uk and hear how people from all walks of life benefitted from becoming a UW Partner.

Understanding UW Partner best practices

While anyone can join UW, there are some core values that all successful Partners swear by.

Here are the basics: 

Build a long contacts list 
Just get a notepad and jot down the names of everyone you know – friends, family, colleagues, members of sports teams,neighbours, parents at school, etc. Then start thinking about who to contact first. 
It sounds simple, but it’s one of the most important things you can do when you join the business. Making sure you have a healthy pipeline of potential customers is the key to enjoying steady earnings. 

Focus on homeowners
Not only do you receive a bigger bonus for signing up a homeowner, but they’re also more likely to be a UW customer for more time, meaning you’ll also get more earnings in the long run. 

Be resourceful 
We’ll provide you with all the support and materials you need whenever you need them – but some things are best learnt by doing.

Understanding UW Partner best practices

Understanding UW Partner best practices

Always follow up 
Learning to take ‘no thank you’ in your stride will help you massively as a Partner. Some people might not be interested – and that’s ok. For others, it might not be the right time to switch. Keep a list of people who are a ‘no for now’ – they often change their mind in the future. 
And most importantly, always remember that for every ‘no’ there are plenty more people who will jump at the opportunity to save time and money on bills! 
Remember –  you're not asking customers to buy something they're not already paying for. You're just offering to switch them onto a better alternative, which will save them time and money.

Look after your customers 
Good communication before and (importantly) after you sign someone up to UW can really make the difference. 
Great customer service is cited again and again as the main reason why so many people switch and then stick with UW for years and years. As the old UW saying goes – look after the customers and the earnings will look after themselves! 

Enrich your Partner experience

Events, a thriving community, and even planting our very own forest – there are plenty of extra things to get involved with, if you fancy. The beauty of UW is that you can shape the opportunity according to your wants and needs.

Some Partners prefer a light touch approach – referring to their mates and earning that little bit extra cash to enjoy more of the good things in life. Others really want to get involved in all things UW, and make the most of all the great extra bits that are on offer.

If you’d like to get stuck in and enrich your UW experience to the max, here are some of the ‘extra curricular’ activities we offer: 

Community spirit 
Our Partners are a friendly and supportive bunch. Whether it’s at events, training sessions or even on a Facebook group, Team Purple will always jump to celebrate, help, and support each other. 

Enrich your Partner experience

Enrich your Partner experience

Events
We host events throughout the year – some big, some small. Twice a year we really go all out, booking huge venues like Cheltenham Racecourse and putting on a proper show for the thousands of Partners who flock there. 

As the saying goes: you don’t fully understand the scale of UW until you go to one of the events. But we also organise plenty of local team events – perfect for networking and picking up tips from more experienced Partners.

Get your hands dirty 
As well as saving customers time and money, we are also committed to doing our bit of the planet. Our philosophy is all about harnessing the collective power of lots of small actions in local communities – from local litter picking events, beach clean ups, and even growing our very own woodland in Bryn Ayew in Wales. 

An easy guide
to how you
earn with UW

Every time you sign up a new customer you can earn both a Customer Bonus and a Residual Income. Here’s what that means…

Customer Bonus

This is a monthly payment made to you as soon as you sign someone up. It’s typically £250-£300 per customer, if they’re a homeowner and opt-in to multiple services. And as much as £400 if you really get motoring!'

Top tip: maximise your earnings by focusing on homeowners. 

Top tip: Help customers see the full value of UW and switch to as many services as possible. Not only will they save more, but you’ll also get more commission. 
The customer bonus is the perfect boost you need to top up your income, helping you get more out of life straight away. 

How you earn

How you earn

Residual Income

The other way you can earn is Residual Income. Think of this a bit like royalties: Once you sign someone up, you’ll get a % of their monthly bill paid to you as a monthly commission for as long as they remain a UW customer. 

Top tip: Residual income might start off small, but it can grow to a very large amount. Every successful Partner will tell you – look after your residual income. 

Residual Income is what sets UW apart from all other businesses – it’s a steady monthly commission that’s paid to you no matter what for the lifetime of each of your customers. You’re literally earning when you sleep!

Partner FAQs

Who can sign up?

Anyone can become a Partner. Once you join, we’ll give you everything you need to get started, including support and training.

How do I sign up?

It’s simple. Either click here to sign up, or speak to the person who told you about this page and they’ll be able to guide you through the next steps and answer any further questions you may have.

How do I get started?

We’ll help you get off on the front foot with everything you need, from free training and  online resources to support from more experienced Partners. You just need yourself and access to an online device such as a laptop or tablet that you can use during appointments.

What will I need to do?

Once you’ve completed your online introductory training course, you’ll be able to start reaching out to people that you think you can help. 

You’ll be encouraged to make a list of people you know and then speak to them about the services UW offers, helping them save time and money on bills.

How do I earn money?

As a Partner, your role is to recommend our services, helping people switch to UW. 

How you go about it is up to you, whether it’s through informal chats over a cup of tea with people you know (our Partners’ preferred method), virtually from the comfort of your home, or even reaching out to people you might not have met before.

Every time someone you recommended switches their services to UW, you’ll earn what we call a Customer Bonus – this is normally between £250-£300 per new customer. You’ll also earn what we call Residual Income. Think of this a bit like royalties: once you sign someone up, you’ll get a % of their monthly bill paid to you as a monthly commission for as long as they remain a UW customer. 

Find out more about earning as a Partner here.

What if I don’t know many people?

That’s ok. We’ll help you come up with a list of people you do know, whether that’s friends or acquaintances, and tell you about other ways you can find more people that you can help switch to UW.

Is there anyone to help me?

Absolutely. If you’ve been introduced to UW by a Partner they’ll be there every step of the way to support you and help you on the road to success. And if you don’t have a supporting Partner, our friendly Partner Services team will be available on the phone to answer any questions and offer additional guidance.

I don’t know anything about utilities

Don’t worry, we’ll provide you with all the relevant training you need, as well as plenty of resources. Plus, you’ll have access to tonnes of advice and help from like-minded Partners to support you.

Why become a UW Partner?

Each Partner has their own reason for joining UW, whether that’s more financial security, flexibility to work their own hours or more time with the kids. UW offers so much more than an income. Head over to uwstories.co.uk and hear how people from all walks of life benefitted from becoming a UW Partner.

How much does it cost?

There’s a small upfront cost to join as a Partner, just a one-off £10 fee. This covers the administration costs for everything from setting you up, to training and your regulatory licence. And from month three, there’ll be a £3 monthly licence fee deducted from each commission statement.

So, what next?

We recommend getting in touch with the person who pointed you to this page. They’ll be able to answer your questions, guide you through the next steps and get you properly set up.

Or, if you prefer, click the button below to begin the sign up process.