We’re pleased to announce our recent partnership with two new local authority clients: Epping Forest District Council and Wokingham Borough Council, to help them discover opportunities for cost savings on their utilities including water, energy and telecommunications.
In the initial stages, we will be undertaking an in-depth historical audit of the councils’ energy, water and telecommunications as part of our proven five-step cost reduction process. This unique methodology is based upon our 15 years’ experience in helping our clients to achieve major cost savings on their utilities.
Smith Bellerby in the Public Sector
Since 1999, we’ve been working in partnership with our clients across local government to increase efficiencies across energy, water and telecommunications portfolios and develop practical solutions that deliver significant cost savings.
We understand the complex and diverse nature of our local authority clients. Finance is critical to the operation of councils and the wide range of services they deliver. With the economic downturn, declining budgets, closures, disposals and redundancies, it is critical that costs are cut and managed, especially across energy, water and telecommunications portfolios.
By partnering with Smith Bellerby, councils can reduce their costs, enjoy substantial refunds, and ease the administrative burden of managing these commitments on a daily basis.
Our partnership with Colchester Borough Council has resulted in savings in excess of £373,000, which included a refund from a supplier of £25,000 for two year’s worth of overcharges on just one site, with a further £12,500 of indirect savings as a result of the reduced administrative burden.
If you would like to learn more about our work in the public sector and how we can help you to manage your utilities more efficiently, please feel free to get in touch.