Control Energy Costs Ltd
Made in The Midlands President talks about working with Control Energy Costs and encourages other members to have a conversation with them too.
Christopher Greenough, Commercial Director of Salop Design & Salop Powder Coating in Shrewsbury engaged with Control Energy Costs 6 months ago and now talks about the value they have added to managing their energy costs and arrangements.
‘Historically we have used an energy broker to aid us with our arrangements as across our pressing and powder coating lines we spend a significant amount on energy. We contacted Liam Conway when Control Energy Costs became Patrons after reading their case study for Petford Tools and thought it would be worth a conversation to see if they could help us too’
‘Over the first 6 months of working with Conway and Control Energy Costs they have helped us secure a new electricity supply contract reducing costs versus our historic energy broker. In doing so they also changed our billing to a half hourly electricity data and supply capacity, as this will impact our ability to get accurate pricing for the tender. Control Energy Costs now get immediate access to our data via a new data collector agreement which allows them as our appointed analyst to validate our supplies and correct any errors in billing’
‘Lastly they are also addressing a point in a tax section of our non-commodity costs, which will result in an immediate refund and on-going monthly savings for us’
In summary Greenough suggested it would be beneficial for other members to talk with Conway, ‘I’m aware that Control Energy Costs now work with close to 50 members, their service as a Patron is hugely valuable, and anything they can do to reduce costs or secure retrospective refunds for our manufacturing membership should be embraced. Seeing closer working between members and patrons is something that I am trying to push, as everyone can benefit from this’.
He added, ‘The #MiM team make sure that members have the very best access to deals, and the current Patron companies all have the potential to save members money. There is a wealth of knowledge within the Patron group, and this is something that all members need to explore as an option to become more competitive. With pressure on business rising, to become more competitive in a global market place, anything that can be done to reduce costs is a must. Being part of Made in the Midlands is about connecting to, working with and seizing the opportunities that collaborating can offer, this is the remit and ethos behind the #MiM family’.