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25 Feb 2014

Academy schools need Auditel

Posted by: Steven Godfrey Academies’ trustees and accounting officers have a duty to “prepare financial plans so as to secure … short-term and long-term financial health” as defined in section 2 of the Academies Financial Handbook 2013.  These plans might Read on →

Filed under: Cost Management
19 Feb 2014

Packaging Principles

Posted by: Gillian Gibbon Many of the raw materials used in the packaging industry are commodity based. Commodity prices fluctuate, often dramatically. Unless you have specialist knowledge of these markets, it is difficult to understand the cost bases of packaging Read on →

Filed under: Packaging
13 Feb 2014

Fighting Rising Fuel Prices

Posted by: Jane Campbell Did you know that fuel prices have risen 85% over the past decade? 10 years ago you could fill up your company car or transit van with diesel for as little as 78p per litre. Now Read on →

Filed under: Fleet Management
05 Feb 2014

The Print Management Problem

Posted by: Gillian Gibbon Many organisations that we visit have one cost area which is often ignored as nobody knows quite what it is costing them and what to do about reducing the costs or getting a better service. It Read on →

Filed under: Printing
27 Jan 2014

LED lighting top tips

LED lighting can greatly reduce energy consumption.  Here are some of our LED Lighting top tips: Survey your lighting and calculate the annual cost of running your lighting for each area. This will identify priority areas for changing as well Read on →

Filed under: Lighting