Marie Stopes International and Business Cost Consultants team up to speak at the annual Charities Facilities Management Conference

Mike Platten, Finance Director of the Marie Stopes International, will be speaking at the forthcoming Annual Charities Facilities Management Conference, which will be held on Thursday 22 September, 2011, in Covent Garden, London.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Save, Save, Save!” and will be focusing on how charities can save on costs, save on space and save on resources.

Mike will be joined by Donnie Maclean, Business Development Director at Business Cost Consultants who have been working with Marie Stopes for the last three years to reduce energy and water costs.

Mike and Donnie will be discussing ways in which charities can save money through energy and water management and explaining how Marie Stopes International saved over 40% on energy costs.

For over a decade Business Cost Consultants has been helping organisations reduce electricity, gas, water and telecoms costs by analysing the complex energy and utility markets, providing expert procurement services and recovering overpayments. BCC also have a wealth of experience in helping clients reduce overall consumption.

Donnie said: “We are delighted to be working with Marie Stopes to discuss such a topical issue. Recent surveys have shown that increasing energy costs are towards the top of the list of worries for charities – and businesses in general. We hope to provide some useful advice to help charities overcome this issue.”

The Co-ordinator of the Group, Annette McGill, says: “Charities own and manage millions of pounds worth of property assets. The way they manage their buildings and facilities can make a big difference to how effective the charity can be.”

“In this difficult economic environment, charities need all the help they can get to get the best from their resources, and saving on energy bills is a key issue.”
The event will be held at The Chartered Institute for I.T., Covent Garden, London on 22 September 2011 from 9.30am to 4.30pm. For further details contact or go to

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