Our Case Studies
"Albert Bartlett began his family's four generations' old association with root vegetable production in 1948. Now Alan Bartlett & Sons have major facilities in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire and Forres, Morayshire, delivering carrots, turnips and other produce to leading UK supermarket chains.
New to CUB's stable, the company values the energy consultancy's transparent pricing and determination to secure the best deals. Having been caught out by hidden costs in the past, Alan Bartlett & Sons trust its electricity contracts and other aspects of its energy management to CUB's Industrial & Commercial Premier Package."
"As a charity that advocates climate change, CUB have been mindful of the charity’s ethos and have ensured that our energy contracts are sourced from renewable energy. The team were knowledgeable, friendly and professional and we were kept informed every step of the way. CUB offered various options and made suitable recommendations ensuring the decision making process was simple and straightforward. The outcome was extremely positive for Tearfund. CUB negotiated a 41% saving on our gas contract and an 8% saving on our electricity contract. This equates to an outstanding saving of £8500 over the contract period, a substantial saving for any organisation and a significant one for our charity. The more we save, the more money we have to continue the work we do."
‘I was very happy with their no obligation service and throughout the process I found the CUB staff very easy to deal with. They were courteous, professional and knowledgeable and were prompt to action any points agreed. If they said they were going to do something, they did it all in a timely manner. They struck the best balance when offering advice on other services without being too pushy and overbearing in their approach.'
At first glance Feature Radiators would seem to have relatively straightforward energy requirements, with a small staff in its office space, a large facility for product display and separate warehousing. In fact its needs are surprisingly complex, CUB using its expertise to ensure that all are met cost effectively, securing the most appropriate deals and moving contracts between suppliers, as Helena Dowsland, Head of Marketing and Business Development at Feature Radiators explains: “They manage transfers to new suppliers, right down to the letter that goes to the old company; it’s really important to us because we have several properties with different suppliers. And if a supplier makes a billing error, CUB sorts that out too.”
“CUB’s approach is to go out to the market in advance of our energy contracts coming up for renewal. As energy specialists they have the knowledge, processes and resources to negotiate with several energy suppliers. They put together a shortlist, along with their recommendation, and then we make the final decision.”
Nigel Gear, Swann-Morton’s Finance Department Manager, describes the process: “CUB gets quotes from up to 20 suppliers and shows us details of the four or five best deals. They also advise us on which would best suit us, primarily in terms of cost, but also in relation to the length and nature of the contract. It just wouldn’t be feasible for us to do all of this in-house.”