Biffa waste services
Biffa is a waste management company headquartered in High Wycombe. It provides collection, treatment, recycling and technologically-driven energy generation services to industrial, commercial and public sector clients in the UK.
Biffa needed to generate accurate gas, electricity and fuel oil usage data across its portfolio of supplies to comply with environmental reporting legislation and they needed to do it quickly. Internally available data was incomplete and difficult to verify.
Savills is a full-service, independent property consultancy with offices in Birmingham, London and Leeds. Their clients range from large institutional investors through to property companies, developers and occupiers across the UK.
Savills have a complex, dynamic portfolio of properties and energy supplies. They were looking for a responsive, proactive partner, with a “can do” attitude, who would refresh their energy procurement and energy management processes to deliver even better value for their clients.
Colchester borough council
Colchester is the largest Borough in Essex and Britain’s oldest recorded town. The Council manages a range of buildings including the Town Hall, civic offices, leisure centres, car parks, museums, sheltered housing schemes and housing stock.
Historically, the Council partnered with other Local Authorities in an Essex-wide consortium to buy their energy but carried out bill checking & processing in-house. An internal re-organization provided the ideal opportunity to see if the service could be outsourced at a lower cost.
Bush Healthcare is Wales’ leading mobility specialists. They are a family run company with 10 stores across South Wales and a Head Office in Aberdare. They specialise in the supply and installation of high quality mobility products, stair lift solutions and bathing and shower adaptions.
Bush were concerned about the amount of time they were spending on sorting out new contracts and supplier queries, especially as the business was growing and new shops were being added to their portfolio. Their finance team was not convinced that they had the in-house expertise to negotiate best value utility contracts.
Braintree district council
Braintree District Council in Essex has a population of 147,000 (2011 census). Its building estate includes Town Halls, car parks, cemeteries, allotments, public toilets and several leisure centres.
Braintree managed their utility billing and query handling in-house, but staff changes meant that this was no longer possible. The Council needed an efficient, innovative energy bureau service that would deliver savings from the outset.
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