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As most people are now painfully aware, the cost of energy is set to increase year on year. The winter period tends to be a particularly expensive time as the cold weather increases the demand for energy for heating, meaning that prices will rise.
A number of factors that cause energy...Read more
BCR Associates and our sister company BCR Energy & Carbon Services are extremely proud to announce that we have recently achieved two ISO certifications: ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
ISO 9001 is the worldwide standard for Quality Management. It is a certification for organisations which implement robust Quality Management systems reaching...Read more
During the last five years, we have seen a growing demand from businesses who want to help improve their sustainability through energy efficiency. Whether it is installing new energy connections, becoming more energy efficient or simply developing a greater understanding as to how energy costs and regulation impact their businesses,...Read more
On 7th July, BCR Associates was proud to take part in the ten mile Twilight Walk at Exmouth, in aid of south west charity, Hospiscare. We have supported this local adult hospice charity for several years and are always keen to get involved in their local events.
The theme for the...Read more
1. The reliability of your current provider
From small independent brokers to large established organisations and finance companies adding insurance to their service offering, there are infinite options when it comes to choosing an insurance provider. However, with so many providers to choose from there is a risk that you will opt for...Read more
Budget planning is an integral part of any business regardless of size. Here are our top tips for effective budget planning:
1. Make sure that your budget is aligned with your business strategy.
Developing a comprehensive financial plan for achieving the financial goals of your organisation is a great start but its...Read more
The consolidation of a business’ supply chain is not something that is necessarily on the top of a business leader’s priority list. More often than not businesses are resigned to the fact that they deal with a huge variety of suppliers and subsequently need to manage multiple invoices with different...Read more
Ofgem have announced a major regulation change which will impact the cost of your business’ electricity bills and may affect when you use electricity. This new regulation is called DCP 228 and is one of the latest regulations to impact DUoS (Distribution Use of System) charges and will come into effect from...Read more
...if you don't already, the introduction of DCP 161 legislation will mean that you will need to have a good understanding of your business' energy usage against capacity.
What is DCP 161?
DCP 161 is a new measure which has been introduced by Ofgem and will be effective from 1st April 2018....Read more