McKever Hotels East Limited, McKever Hotels South Limited, Access Accommodation Services Limited and McKever 99 Limited (all In Administration) made up one of the country’s largest privately owned hotel groups (known as “The Group”) with a nationwide chain of more than 20 hotels, apartments and hostels.
In March 2010, Business Cost Consultants was appointed to audit and manage energy procurement for The Group and to ultimately reduce energy costs. This is a very specialised area; BCC is one of only a few companies in the UK to tackle such complex issues and lengthy supplier negotiations when a company with multiple sites goes into administration.
BCC’s team of consultants analysed The Group’s utility accounts, which included 14 electricity supplies and 9 gas supplies. This analysis generated a comprehensive and detailed report identifying areas where savings could be made.
Once the cost-saving areas had been identified, BCC’s team used their expertise to tap into market intelligence and secure competitive energy contracts, as well as negotiate and secure refunds on behalf of The Group.