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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

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This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference



Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Engineering companies could save £1000 on utility bills under new scheme

Companies in the engineering industry could save at least £999 on their energy bills every year by signing up to a new scheme run by a utility broker. Business Energy Consultants are offering a guarantee to engineering businesses to provide them with cheaper utility bills.
Business Energy Consultants (BEC) work with a range of organisations to negotiate cheaper utility bills, including gas, electricity, water and telecoms. They promise to save every company a minimum of £999 on their annual bills when an organisation switches three utilities to BEC. If this saving is not met, the difference is refunded.
James Longley, Managing Director of Business Energy Consultants explains "Energy and utility costs are a significant expense for the engineering industry, seriously impacting on profit margins. As energy prices continue to rise, we are working with companies to save substantial amounts by finding better tariffs and contracts. We have an expert team that are dedicated to finding the right fit for each individual client."
BEC work with hundreds of companies all over the UK. They evaluate an organisation's utility usage as a starting point for negotiating new contracts. They have access to changing tariffs so they can arrange the most cost effective deal for each individual customer. For example, greater savings can sometimes be achieved by signing up to a longer contract with a fixed higher price than a one year contract at a lower rate. BEC advisers also check their clients are paying the correct rate of VAT as this varies from industry to industry.
A Citizens Advice survey from late last year showed that the big six suppliers will have increased their prices by 37% since October 2010. These leading utility companies made a combined £1.2 billion last year, up 75 per cent on 2011.
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