Case Studies

CBA QS Ltd save over 50% on water spend


CBA QS Ltd is one of the largest privately owned Quantity Surveying practices in Scotland with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow employing over 30 staff. Their core business is the provision of quantity surveying services with particular emphasis on construction costs and procurement advice relating to building projects.


BCC were appointed by CBA to do a full audit of water usage and identify areas for savings.

BCC’s initial audit of their water charges revealed higher than expected water charges in both their Edinburgh and Glasgow offices. Calculations demonstrated that significant savings could be made by changing to an alternative method of paying for water services.


As a result of these changes BCC have been able to save the client over £1,800 per annum, representing over 50% of their annual spend on water services in their head office and are still working to make savings on the Glasgow office.

As cost consultants in a related field, this client has recognised the benefits of outsourcing the management of their utilities to specialists like Business Cost Consultants.

“Through dealing with Business Cost Consultants, CBA have not only saved money but also time as it has freed up our senior staff to concentrate on the delivery of our services rather than being sidetracked managing our utilities, checking for mistakes in bills and making sure we get the best deals.”

Gordon Adam , Director

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