Auditel’s Walsall-based franchise owner has helped a Birmingham manufacturer make substantial savings on its utility bills.

Adrian Burton, who owns the Walsall franchise, identified where savings could be made at William Mitchell, a Fine Blanking business, and Fellows, a deep draw presswork specialist, which are both owned by Rical Group.

Burton analysed the company’s utility bills and visited several of its sites. As a result, it was discovered that Rical was being overcharged by South Staffs Water at both sites. Following months of evidence gathering by Burton, the utility company was invited to attend the sites and the facts were presented. The result for Rical was a rebate of close to £45,000 covering the two sites. Burton was also able to ensure ongoing savings for Rical.

Paul March, Financial Director at Rical, said: “A rebate of this size is certainly of benefit in the current tough climate. What this exercise has shown is the value of seeking expert advice from a third party like Auditel. They have demonstrated a high level of knowledge and determination to deliver significant savings for their clients, the results speak for themselves.”

Burton added: “While this project took many months to deliver, it really does demonstrate the secret to cost management. Be patient, thorough in your fact finding, and do not be deterred when obstacles are placed in front of you.”

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