Framlingham College is a co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 13-18 in Suffolk and has approximately 425 pupils.
Nick Chaplin, Framlingham College’s Finance Director came across Auditel and was attracted by the local, established and recommended service they offered.
Dissatisfied with their previous cost consultants, Nick saw in Auditel the opportunity to have their complex supplier management handled professionally, thus saving the School a considerable amount of time and money.
Nick explains, “I first invited Auditel to look at our utilities costs. We knew we had not been getting best value from the previous firm of cost consultants and we knew there were better deals out there. But with so many meters to keep an eye on, the process of finding them was beyond us. We simply didn’t have the time, knowledge or buying power required to access them.”
“I wanted to make sure we didn’t miss any renewal dates and get rolled over into big expensive contracts. With Auditel on board I hoped we would save time by putting cost management into the hands of professionals, thus making the process quick and easy, and maybe even make some savings.”
Auditel has delivered on all counts. Paul, with fellow Auditel Consultants, Tony Mahoney on energy renewals and Stephen Heathcock on communications, have taken over the cost, purchase and supplier management for the School, freeing up time for Nick’s department, providing accurate management reporting and in the process have made considerable savings.
On utilities they have delivered savings of over £95,000 and refunds for VAT and Climate Change Levy of over £60,000.
Paul and John Heathcock have just completed a detailed lighting survey which promises annual savings of £27,000 and other projects, such as a further review of fixed line communications are well underway, taking total savings to an expected 37%.
Nick is delighted, “Prices have risen dramatically over the last few years and I hate to think where we would be now, if it wasn’t for Auditel.”