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Control Energy Costs are a Made in the Midlands Patron Member

About us

Control Energy Costs Ltd have been acting as energy and utility analysts for 37 years. We currently work with around 800 UK companies with 70% of these being in the manufacturing sector and as such understand the sector and profile well. 

We have been Patrons for 3 years and now work with 120+ members.

When we meet with a client we look at the whole picture and build our initial analysis around this. For example an energy broker only typically addresses the commodity element of a supply which makes up around 40% of total costs. As a firm of analysts we address all cost elements as the non commodity elements are just as important!

Ask yourself....

Would an in depth audit looking for opportunities to secure money back be a useful exercise?

How do you ensure you’re truly getting good value for money?

Do you really know how much your existing broker or advisor is earning from you as a client?

Does your existing broker or advisor do anything other than contract renewals?

Would you like to benchmark your current arrangements against a transparent solution? 

There are 4 main aspects to our service:

1. Historic Analysis - In depth review of potential refunds / rebates / discrepancies. This is an in depth analysis far beyond just pricing. We complete a full audit initially for the previous 12 months but we can go back as far as 6 years. We search for opportunities to recover costs and ensure the money owed is returned to you.

2. Current Tariff Analysis - Immediate opportunity to review mid contract tariff structure and charges. Many of our clients would like our support immediately but think we are only interested at point of renewal. There are opportunities to achieve immediate cost savings even if a contract is in place which we didn’t help with.

3. On Going Bill Analysis – We review and monitor the on-going bills to identify further discrepancies. We notify you on an on-going basis of opportunities for further savings. This is particularly useful to ensure the errors identified during the initial audit don’t creep back in. Also to ensure any new issues are dealt with immediately.

4. Procurement & Contract Negotiation – We provide clear contract options via a rigorous tender process. We assess a range of contract options included fully fixed, partially fixed and flexible purchasing.  We outline to all clients our commission/fee and declare these within the unit rates charged for complete transparency.

All of this is done at no initial cost to our clients. The in depth health check of the current situation is free of charge, with any opportunities for refunds and rebates being explained thoroughly before a share of savings as a fee. 

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We’re beyond delighted with the work of Control Energy Costs, the refunds and savings are significant and they pay for our membership many times over!

- Alpha Anodizing & Finishing - Adam Calloway (Director) -

Liam happened to be one of the first people we spoke to over a coffee and breakfast at the event. He mentioned he already worked with a good number of members and gave a few examples of success stories. Based on the fact we use a considerable amount of electricity in our operation I thought it would be worthwhile inviting him to meet us for a further chat. You think you do a good job at the time of sorting supply contracts, the fact is Liam highlighted there were other ways to reduce costs and also luckily for us this resulted in a number of retrospective refunds too.

- Burnett's Manufacturing -Alan Murphy (MD) -

We knew each other through our membership of Made in the Midlands and were approached by Liam Conway of CEC to see if they could carry out an initial audit to prove the value they could provide over an energy broker. It seemed like a good idea so we agreed and we’re delighted with the £10,000 savings within two months of working together.

- C.Brandauer & Co - Rowan Crozier (MD) -

We are bombarded with companies wanting to talk to us about energy, usually it doesn’t ever reach my door, but after I met with Liam and understood how CEC differ to an energy broker I thought there was nothing to lose. We have worked with them for nearly 3 years now!

- Mel Sinar - Petford Tools (MD) -

Services Control Energy Costs Provide

Energy Audit and Procurement Cost Services

Energy Audit

Review of existing energy arrangements and costs looking for retrospective refunds and rebates

Energy Contract Procurement

Providing contract analysis and recommendations via a competitive tender process.

Control Energy Costs's Made Interview

Control Energy Costs - Our Success With MIM

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  • February 2016
  • 27
  • 1980
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Basepoint Centre, Bromsgrove, Worcester, B60 3ET
Tel: 07501221728