Cost reduction franchise, BCR Associates, has made £1,731,447 worth of savings for its clients last year, the company has reported.

BCR Associates states that the fact that an increasing number of companies need to reduce their costs in order to survive the current economic climate has helped it achieve growth during 2011.

As well as its cost reduction service, BCR Associates franchise owners also offer a genuine consultancy service, which analyses not just costs but the overall efficacy of some of the business operations. An example of this is work undertaken for a coffee roasting client. BCR Associates identified the fact that the current energy supply was very inefficient and costly. The head office technical team proposed creating a custom built rotary gas meter to change the supply from LPG to natural gas. Despite the expense of the new meter, the client is destined to save £79,519 per annum. This equates to a 49 per cent saving and due to the change from LPG to natural gas, also represents a massive saving to the environment, reducing carbon emission by 80 Tons/CO2e per annum (the equivalent to driving round the earth in an average car 10 times).

Commenting on the positive response to the service, co-founder Richard Dormer, said: “BCR Associates’ supply chain network has access to information, data and tariffs that are difficult for clients to source directly – even if they invested the serious man hours required to research these preferential options. The company only deals with reputable supply chain partners, so customers are not only matched with the best value suppliers but are also only introduced to service providers who have passed BCR Associates’ stringent vetting and screening protocol. The service also means clients no longer have to worry about roll over contracts as going forward, each account is personally managed and reviewed to ensure only the most suitable contacts remain in place. It is these commercially attractive benefits that make working with BCR Associates a highly compelling proposition and we are delighted that our work has proved instrumental in helping so many companies achieve an improved financial performance in 2011.”

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