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CCS’s capable, committed team give AUEA excellent support in dealing with energy suppliers, including highlighting and exploiting a range of cost reduction opportunities. The burden of managing energy costs ourselves has been lifted as we can trust CCS whole-heartedly to defend and promote our interests.
Bursar, Aston University Engineering Academy Birmingham
The biggest strength of Cost Centre Services is its continual energy cost-reduction services which have helped Hallfield to save many pounds over time.
Estates Manager, Hallfield School, Birmingham
With expert knowledge and attention to detail they have procured the right energy supplier for our business... With the additional services they offer they have also found savings to our energy costs.
Facilities Manager, Edgbaston High School for Girls
Through CCS we have gained an energy ‘watchdog’, providing critical information on fuel pricing and hidden charges.
Bursar, Independent School
My school engaged Cost Centre Services in January 2014. They came highly recommended by a local school who had successfully used their services for a number of years. With the help and support of Cost Centre Services an ongoing difficulty with a major supplier has now been rectified, resulting in a refund. CCS obtained quotes from significantly more competitive energy providers and handled all the paperwork. CCS are passionate about providing a personal service and their support has made a huge difference.
Company Secretary, St George’s School Edgbaston.
Maureen has informed me of your recent success on our behalf. Thank you for this.
Chair of St George’s School Board of Trustees
Investing in an energy management system has definitely been the right decision. EnergiPlan+ shows us where and when our energy is being used highlighting in particular, areas of waste we had never considered.
We now understand exactly how to cut our energy costs and embarked on a detailed plan to make significant carbon and cost savings after just a few months. There have also been many unexpected benefits such as assessing equipment life and associated maintenance costs to help our future purchasing decisions. Another, is informing staff of precise energy costs which is hugely effective during energy awareness training.
The Cost Centre Services team has been passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated throughout the process providing outstanding service and advice. They created a bespoke plan allowing us to work at a speed we find comfortable.
The online system is really simple, effective and easy to use. I highly recommend this system to other businesses looking to properly manage their energy.
Managing Director Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa
I wanted to say a really big thank you for your excellent efforts this week in successfully negotiating with Opus Energy to reduce our outgoing final invoice from £4,997.51 to a much more manageable £3,000.00. They were applying a punitive non-contract rate and standing charge and we are immensely grateful that you argued successfully against this.
Accounts Officer Drayton Old Lodge Limited Norwich
CCS have been particularly active and helpful in resolving our energy issues with suppliers, recovering over £14,000 for double charges we were never aware of.
Director, Joe Allen and Orso Restaurants and Exeter Street Bakery.
When I called CCS in 2005 I just didn’t know where to turn, npower wouldn’t provide me with bills but were taking money from my bank account. I didn’t know if I was being overcharged but I knew things weren’t right and that caused me great concern. Within a couple of weeks CCS had straightened things out and succeeded where I had failed over the past two years, they even got a small refund! Another example of the CCS service was when our previous contract expired in October 2009 and CCS managed to secure a new contract with an alternative supplier saving us £3,719pa. That’s nearly 18% saving at a time when we were worried we would have to start paying more for our gas and electricity. We would have no hesitation in recommending CCS and indeed have already done so on a number of occasions.
Director, Bushells Bakery Ltd
Cost Centre [Services] was very efficient and professional in the process of reducing our energy bills, the reduction is significant and the company is pleased with our choice to use Cost Centre [Services]. We now look to move forward using the EnergiPlan+ to make further savings on our energy bills. I would highly recommend Cost Centre [Services] to any business.
Thank you to you and the team for your input to resolve these issues, with successful outcomes. Going forward, we look forward to working with you.
Proprietor, Middleton Hall Golf Club
We are very grateful to you for suggesting that we change the boiler used for producing coffee in the kitchen which will undoubtly lead to a considerable saving in electricity.
President, Ryston Park Golf Club
Cost Centre Services has secured on our behalf savings of 20% on our Gas, and 13% on our Electricity supply. We’ve just signed three-year contracts to guarantee our tariffs and we can now budget accordingly. I believe any business could potentially benefit from an independent review of their energy spend.
Dub & Co Chartered Certified Accountants, London
We have used Simon and his colleagues to review our energy costs since 2000. Comparative prices from a dozen or so potential suppliers are resented to us without the hassle of having to contact them all ourselves. We simply select the best deal, sign the paperwork which Cost Centre Services produce and get on with our business. Over the years we will have saved many thousands of pounds.
Lovewell Blake LLP Chartered Certified Accountants, Great Yarmouth
With the help of CCS we ascertained that 37% of our electricity consumption was used when the factory was shut. Having this information ensures we can focus on where we can improve and make efficiencies.
Head of Production and Logistics, Molton Brown
CCS successfully pursued the repayment of over £50,000 related to overbilling.
MD, manufacturing company
Cost Centre Services provide us with the peace of mind and confidence. They provide a comprehensive and reliable service that takes the headache out of dealing with energy sales personnel, allowing us to concentrate on our core business.
Financial Director, Mishon Mackay, Hurstpierpoint
I would recommend CCS to any company that needs help with the time consuming complexities and hassles of dealing with their energy suppliers.
Finance Manager, Compass Travel, Worthing
We’d been given a quote, but CCS obtained a significantly better one from the same supplier, saving 30% annually on a three-year contract.
Administration Manager, Secker & Sons
Simon and the team at CCS have over the last three years taken on the management of energy contracting across six Gardline group companies and 23 sites. We can see the long-term advantages of seamless renewals….
Chief Surveyor Gardline Marine Sciences Limited
With the help of Cost Centre Services we ascertained that as a registered charity we had been paying incorrectly the higher rate of VAT and Climate Change Levy (CCL). Their tenacity negotiating with our current and past energy suppliers, claiming back overpayments for 4 years, resulted in a total refund of over £1,700.
Treasurer, River of Life Church, Worthing
We asked Cost Centre Services to see if they could get us a better price for our Gas. We were amazed when they recommended a new contract that would save us 53% over the year when compared to our current supplier – we would have no hesitation in recommending CCS to any business.
Director, Merivale Press, London
I would not hesitate to recommend CCS for the excellent service they offer. They are prompt and efficient, delivering all of this calmly and with a welcome appreciation for the other pressures upon a growing business.
Arden Grange, Leander Pet Foods Ltd
After engaging CCS, we were advised that there were some meter issues which they had unearthed. We were completely unaware of these issues and CCS were diligent and successful in resolving this. They also recovered just under £5,200 from one supplier and around £750 from another. They then went on to save us 50% on our electricity and 6% on our Gas contracts. I can highly recommend their services.
Director, Style Health and Fitness Ltd, Norwich
I have been doing business with Leon Morris at CCS Nottingham for a number of years. I have found Leon to be an honest, truthful person who will show you all the available options and which in his wisdom suit you the best according to your personal circumstances. He will always leave the final decision with you. It has been a pleasure doing business with Leon from day one.
The Yews Residential Care Home, Derby
We spend a significant amount on electricity and were delighted when Cost Centre Services saved us 23.5% over the year on a fixed 3–year tariff compared to our current supplier. They were also able to renegotiate our current gas contract even though we had passed the cancellation date; saving 14% with a guaranteed 3-year contract.
Practice Manager, Westcourt Medical Centre, Rustington
With the help of Cost Centre Services we’re going to make a 27% saving on our electricity spend across our two sites. Cost Centre Services also managed to make a saving of nearly 6% on our Gas contract.
Acting Practice Manager & Admin & Finance Manager, Arun Medical Group
At no cost to our business CCS recently reviewed our Electricity and Gas supply contracts and with no input by our staff arranged, on expiry of current contracts, new cost saving deals, saving us substantial costs over the forthcoming 2 years – they have saved my business time and money.
Managing Director, Beachcomber Care Home, Seaham
A. Charles Thomas (Care) Ltd