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BCR Associates were pleased to join nearly 200 stakeholders of North Devon’s manufacturing industry, who assembled at the Barnstaple Hotel on the evening of Thursday 18th May for the annual NDMA Awards ceremony.
The purpose of the event was to recognise the achievements of local manufacturers as well as the next...Read more
The water market opened on 1st April 2017 and industry experts predict that the market may be quite unstable for some time.
Deregulation of the water market has meant that there are more players in the market than ever before, new entrants are emerging whilst old players will have different roles. It’s...Read more
As you may already know, the Water Market became deregulated on 1st April 2017.
What does deregulation mean?
Up until 1st April 2017, most businesses had to purchase their water from their local water supplier. From April 2017, most businesses will be able to choose the retailer that they buy their water...Read more
The amount of water that your business uses will differ from industry sector to industry sector but all businesses could benefit from conserving water in one shape or form.
Here are our top 10 tips for conserving water at your business premises:
1. Install lower flow water fixtures
Taps, shower heads and toilets...Read more
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is no longer a tick box exercise. Organisations that are particularly discerning about environmental issues may choose whether or not to do business with you based on your green credentials. Similarly, if you are looking to engage with younger job seekers/ prospective employees, but lack a...Read more
Technological developments in the energy sector means that it is now possible to remotely monitor your business’ energy consumption. The technology used for measuring gas and electricity varies slightly as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and standard gas is measured by a data logger and electricity is measured by an Automated Meter Reader...Read more
Energy legislation such as MOD 0428 and P272 have had a significant impact on the way in which suppliers present your bill, and more importantly, the way that they charge your energy to you. Your energy bills will now look very different to how they have in the past.
Our energy...Read more
Your energy bill explained
The unit rate on your electricity bill is divided into two main elements; the wholesale costs of electricity (the commodity) and non-commodity costs. The wholesale element makes up approximately 48% of your electricity unit rate while the remaining 52% consists of a number of different government levies,...Read more
There are plenty of uncontrollable circumstances that can cause your business to experience downtime. This could be a natural disaster, cyber-attack, power loss, equipment failure, supplier fault, damage to your business phone lines or simple human error.
Whilst you can't prevent these events from occurring, a well thought out disaster recovery...Read more