The regulators surprised the charity sector in early 2015 by including them in the governments Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), requiring charities to conduct site audits across their estate. Barnardo’s were concerned about how they would fund this having received expensive quotes from ESOS service providers. After hearing about Beond’s innovative integrated procurement and ESOS service, they requested an urgent proposal for assistance, given tight ESOS timeframes.
After several meetings with Barnardo’s stakeholders, to understand their issues and requirements, Beond proposed a plan in which an ESOS project could be delivered and funded without any outlay.
Barnardo’s also required an improved bureau service to include bill validation, portfolio management for the high churn of site additions and disposals plus site works and contract management for their estate and regeneration expansion plan.
Discussion led to the development of a bespoke contract which bundled all services to create significant savings and a self-funding route for energy services over the next 5 years.
Beond delivered the following results to Barnardo’s within 3 months of their engagement:
“As a national charity falling within the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) criteria and with a portfolio of almost 900 sites, Barnardo’s was faced with the problem of how to conform to the scheme’s audit requirement in the most cost effective manner.
By using a sophisticated live energy auction platform provided by Beond, we were able to drive down supplier margins to a minimum, identifying 22% gas savings after all ESOS and procurement fees were covered.
This innovative approach has allowed Barnardo’s to create real energy saving opportunities, negate audit costs and become smarter in our buying of energy.”
David Woodward, Assistant Director
Beond are a privately owned specialist energy market consultancy – offering innovative and bespoke services to a wide range of energy and carbon consumers. Our business is built on offering tailored energy management and purchasing solutions, supported by our proprietary software and managed by our dedicated team of experts.
Our staff are the key to our success and significant investment has been placed in recruiting and retaining the best talent in the industry sector – with our Consulting Directors holding an average of 20 years’ individual energy market expertise and experience.
With over 500 major energy consumers under management we have an excellent track record in delivering:
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