Our Clients: Papworth Trust

Papworth Trust

Papworth Trust Papworth Trust is a charity and registered social landlord based in Cambridgeshire working with people with disabilities across the East of England and London.

The Trust provides a range of services to around 19,000 disabled people to ensure they have more equality, choice and independence in their lives and operates in five areas: Employment & Rehabilitation; Empowerment; Housing & Built Environment; Learning for Life and Work and Personal Support.

The Trust also provides advice services to disabled people, businesses, local authorities and other organisations, advising on disability in general, employing disabled people and developing accessible and inclusive communities.

Case Study:

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Papworth TrustLeft to right: Tony Osborne Financial Director, Papworth Trust; Auditel Consultants Stephen Heathcock and Paul Copsey; and David Martin, Director of Strategy and Marketing, Papworth Trust.

When a company offers you something for nothing you tend to take the view that it’s too good to be true and there must be a catch somewhere.

So when Papworth Trust were approached by Auditel, their expectations were modest. However, they took the view that any reduction to their overheads would be welcome and with Auditel’s no-win, nofee approach, it wouldn’t cost them anything to give it a try.

As David Martin, Director of Strategy and Marketing at Papworth Trust explains, “Every penny counts for us. Over the last ten years money for charities has become much tighter and there is ever-increasing pressure on us from the Government and Charities Commissioner to make it go further and further.

“ You don’t expect to get something for nothing these days, but Auditel deliver. They have reduced our energy expenditure by 25%, a fantastic saving. And the whole process was completely painless. I can only strongly recommend what Auditel do to other charities.” – David Martin, Director of Strategy and Marketing , Papworth Trust

“Although Papworth Trust has doubled in size in the last three years, so has our expenditure.

“Our aim, of course, is to use as much of our funding as possible on providing services for our clients. So controlling our business expenses is a high priority.”

Auditel were initially engaged to review and manage the gas and electricity costs. By renegotiation and consolidation of these supplies they have to date achieved impressive savings of £139k on electricity and over £49k on gas. Savings that have not only lowered the cost of doing business, but also eased the administrative burden by streamlining their dayto- day management.

These savings and other services, including assistance with supplies to new builds and redevelopment sites, have resulted in an overall fall in Papworth’s gas and electricity costs of 25%!

A delighted David Martin says, “Auditel have made, and continue to make, a real difference. The savings they make for us can be redirected and better spent on our core business, thus improving the value of the services we offer.”

Savings Breakdown:

Electricity – £139,640
Gas – £49,063

Total Savings to date: £188,703 (25%)

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