Double appointment at CEC22 July 2020

Utility management specialist Control Energy Costs has strengthened its business development team with two key appointments as it looks to meet £3m turnover targets for 2020.

The Surrey-based company, which secured the Investors in People (IiP) accreditation earlier this year, has recruited James Malin (pictured, right) and Andrew Stoker (pictured, left) to support its drive for new accounts and further growth across manufacturing.

The duo join from Npower and World Kinect Energy Services respectively and bring with them experience in account management and an understanding of the challenges faced in energy management in industry. They will work with Control Energy Costs’ team of analysts to support an increasing number of manufacturers on addressing crippling utility costs, as industry and commerce try to recover from the economic impact of Covid-19.

MD Phil Ager comments: “The appointments of James and Andrew give us real strength of knowledge on the business development team led by Liam Conway and having nationwide coverage means we are well placed to forge great client relationships and increase awareness of how we can help businesses with their energy requirements.

“Our people are what really make us different to other energy consultants. We spend time understanding each individual manufacturer and how we can support them to operate more efficiently, be ‘greener’ and, importantly, achieve this whilst saving them money.”

Control Energy Costs offers an initial ‘no cost, no obligation’ audit review of both current and historic energy arrangements, looking for opportunities to secure retrospective refunds and rebates, reduce non-commodity/third party charges and, where appropriate, advise on future energy contracts. Other core activities include bespoke flexible purchasing and hedging strategies for larger clients, siteworks and project management via a dedicated CEC solutions team, energy consumption, budget and forecasting tools to help clients to drive down energy usage, alongside traditional bill validation and invoice resolution services.

“Over the last twelve months we have supported hundreds of manufacturers to collectively save tens of thousands of pounds on energy costs,” adds Ager. “We have also been operational throughout Covid-19 and, with energy prices lower than they have been for some time, now could be the perfect opportunity for firms to review their options and supply arrangements.”

Adam Offord

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