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Case Studies

Sarah Revell

Connect Distribution

Industry Sector: Wholesale and distribution

Client Testimonial:

Connect Distribution have had a business relationship with BCR Associates for several years, throughout which time their support has been invaluable. They have assisted us in various areas; not just energy management, but also in product procurement, CRC evaluation, ESOS compliance and most recently we have approached them for advice regarding OHSAS 18001. During the time we have partnered with BCR Associates, they have come to understand the Connect business and modus operandi extremely well, resulting in us trusting their judgement and, therefore, any advice given. I would have no hesitation in recommending BCR Associates to you, if you are looking for a professional, efficient, knowledgeable and trustworthy business partner."

Jayne Westley, Facilities Manager

Project Summary:

  • Connect Distribution’s business relationship with BCR Associates started in 2008 when we were approached to provide consultation on supplier terms and products during a time of massive company growth
  • The client recognised that an independent consultative approach to its procurement and carbon management would add value to its business
  • Annual product renegotiations and updates on legislation allow for better budget forecasting and security

The client: Connect Distribution

Connect Distribution Services Ltd began trading in 1969 and boasts a pedigree of over 40 years’ experience. Established as the largest independent home appliance service and spare parts distribution organisation in the UK, the business consists of more than 500 direct employees, a 42,000 sq ft head office complex and 225,000 sq ft national distribution centre.

The challenge:

Connect Distribution Services required professional guidance and direction regarding the constantly evolving energy industry. It needed to be sure that it formed a solid relationship with a like-minded business, which held the same high values and independence to guide the company through the process.

BCR Associates’ consultants offer a wide range of expertise that extends across the industry; from procurement and legislation, to electrical engineering and carbon management. Connect Distribution was therefore confident that BCR Associates could cater to every requirement specific to its sector.

Our solution:

Working closely with Facilities Manager, Jayne Westley, BCR Associates’ Michael Lock provided ongoing support, expert guidance and continued trusted judgements over several years.

Recognising the need for continued energy management and surety when it comes to legislative and regulatory frameworks, BCR Associates has worked to guarantee the client’s conformity with the most stringent regulations.

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