Industry Sector: Manufacturing and Industry
This was the first time I have used a cost reduction company to review our costs. I have to say I was very impressed with the simplicity of the service. It took very little of our time and we were impressed that the overall service was very straightforward and professional. I would certainly recommend their services to other companies.”
Alistair Gough, Managing Director
- The client engaged BCR Associates to ensure its energy procurement costs were in line with the company’s efficiency policy
- Our review established a 31% saving on electricity and a 26% saving on gas
- BCR Associates also reviewed the company’s office supplies and was able to reduce its spend by 28%
The client: Ocee Design
Founded in 1990, Ocee Design is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of commercial furniture, operating from a modern production facility in Northamptonshire and showrooms in Northampton and London.
With business costs continually rising and to support the company’s plans for growth and provide security for its employees and customers, Ocee Design requested BCR Associates to provide a cost review of its energy and general business expenditure.
We worked closely with the client and carried out a ‘health check’ on energy, telecoms and business supplies. We realised sizeable savings in both time and money on the existing electricity contract and a review of business supplies expenditure highlighted a sizeable £17,500 annual spend, three separate cost centres, and complex and time-consuming administration.
Our specialist energy knowledge managed to save Ocee Design £3,295 (31%) on its electricity bill and £2,012 (26%) on gas. We also advised the client on service levels and terms and conditions offered by the various suppliers, giving Ocee Design complete confidence that the contract it was signing met its needs.
A saving of 28% on business supplies was also realised and we assisted the client in setting up an online purchasing system to manage multiple cost centres, thereby cutting processing time within the finance function.
We continued to manage all energy contracts on the client’s behalf and review and assist in other areas of essential business spend to further drive down costs and improve efficiency.