According to a survey conducted by Management Today, on behalf of Auditel, the UK and Ireland’s leading cost management consultancy, ‘70% of all organisations asked, have no cost management strategy in place. Yet 8 out of 10 have it on the boardroom agenda. Over 65% of them now recognise that, carried out by experts, strategic cost management really can accelerate performance, improve efficiency and gain competitive advantage’.
Chris Allison, Auditel’s Managing Director, says: “If your organisation is one of those 65%, who recognise strategic cost management expertise, we can provide exactly what you need. Our 200 highly-trained consultants come from a wide range of management and professional backgrounds. Each of them can offer specific knowledge and insights into the many different aspects of cost management. This has been most beneficial to their clients.
“Over 3,700 clients have found enormous advantages in working with us as a trusted independent member of their management team. These include:
- Massive and immediate time-saving as in-house resources are freed up to concentrate on the core business.
- Sustainable profit improvement.
- Up-to-date, accurate and detailed cost management information.
- Peace of mind, as we continue to keep a watching brief and a non-disruptive service that runs quietly and efficiently in the background.”
Here are some examples of recent assignments:
Broadstone Golf Club
Founded in 1898, Broadstone is one of the finest examples of an unspoilt heathland golf course within 250 acres of rolling terrain in the South of England. It sits in the Top 100 golf courses in the UK.
In the past, they had been advised by a number of so-called specialist companies that they could save them money on their running costs, but none of them had delivered. On the strength of members’ recommendations, the Club’s General Manager, David Morgan, decided to give Auditel a try.
Following their research, Auditel realised annual savings of 18% on electricity costs, 16% on gas and 8% on water and sewerage. After examining the historical electricity and water billings, they were able to negotiate a refund of over £18,000 on electricity and a smaller refund for water.
Finally, on Merchant Card costs, their analysis, recommendations and implementation have returned impressive annual savings of 20%.
‘Auditel is the only one that has delivered!’
David Morgan enthused: ‘The savings have given us an opportunity to put some more money into the course. I have been so impressed that I have recommended Auditel to other golf courses and businesses in our area.”
– Savings 18%
– Rebate £18,146
Water & Sewerage
– Savings 8%
– Rebate £768
Merchant Card Fees
– Savings 20%
Bizerba is a leading global distribution warehouse of weighing and labelling technology for retailers, founded in 1866 with approximately 2,600 employees worldwide. Their electricity and gas supply contracts were being managed internally by their Financial Director, Mark Glenister. Their distribution facility had been refitted only three years previously and already had efficient heating and air conditioning. The existing lighting was mostly provided by older, less efficient fluorescent tube lighting.
Mark Glenister was keen to seek out further improvements. These included lowering energy costs, improving their environmental credentials and showing a return on investment within three years. A referral from a trusted source recommended Auditel to be the right people to provide an independent assessment, procure the best technology and project manage its implementation.
Auditel renegotiated electricity and gas supply contracts. The aging old lighting was replaced with more efficient adapters and diffuser kits which reduced the re-lamping costs.
‘Auditel are experts in procurement.’
Mark Glenister says: “Auditel’s expertise in lighting, combined with their trusted supply chain proved invaluable. The result was an impressive overall energy cost saving of over 59% and projected payback within 3 years.”
Savings over 3 years £14,859
Chris Allison, concludes: “Keeping over 80 business costs under control can be a challenge. Every month, year in and year out, we are saving tens of thousands of pounds for small, medium and large organisations. If you would like to have peace of mind, amid spiralling costs, start with our Auditel Business Health Check. We can include a Financial Health Check as well for you.”