Case Study One: Manufacturing
Falcon Foodservice Equipment were given bad advice by a reputable energy consultancy, which resulted in a huge additional cost to their business; also, they were not given the best rates available at the time.
Their Purchasing Manager, Bill Glen, contacted us for advice and support.
“Once I was in control of the company’s energy needs, I turned to Business Gas.Com to help us secure better rates and I saw immediately that the advice we were given was sound and clear.
They offered a more intimate management control of our account, whereas other consultants were still using scaremongering tactics to get a contract signature, because of the impending threat of rising energy costs.
With Business Gas.Com’s advice ‘Don’t panic, go short term, and the market will correct itself’, we chose short term contracts. Within months, the prices dropped rapidly and our rates reduced by 40% — 50%. If we had taken the 2-year deals, which had been suggested, it would have cost the company a fortune.
We get numerous calls from energy consultants vying for our energy business, but we kept hearing the same old advice, urging us to sign a long-term contract because prices are about to increase, and this advice was coming from so called major energy brokers.
Business Gas.com, even when the markets are not good, still manage to get us the best rates, and the advice is always accurate and assured.
I would recommend Business Gas.Com to you, even if it is only for sound advice give them a call, it will cost you nothing.
The one thing that has impressed me most about Business Gas.com is their continual desire to assist in reducing our energy usage, by offering expert advice, and up to the minute, cost effective metering devices.”
Case Study Two: Public Sector (Schools)
New boilers and efficient controls were the obvious choices to make a start with, but first we set about examining current consumption patterns to better understand where money was being spent and/or wasted.
Our initial contact was to help secure improved gas and electricity tariffs. At the time the local council buying group rates were not competitive.
After looking at the figures, it became clear that the site had very high levels of consumption, both when the buildings were occupied and unoccupied. This led us to discuss options to cut energy usage.
As a result, we have helped cut both the gas and electricity tariff rates and the overall consumption. This has resulted not only in cheaper energy but also less use of it!
A common problem with local authority buying groups is that they only use nominated suppliers; this does not create a level playing field.
Business Gas.Com do not use preferred suppliers – it is a fact that there are often better rates available than those offered to single business users.
The process – a summary
- A preliminary site visit gathered the relevant data
- Current gas and electricity processes were identified
- The school’s key procurement officer worked closely with the team
- An ongoing reporting regime was established