CEC Group
Control Energy Costs is expanding into Yorkshire.
Rebecca Wayman

Control Energy Costs expands business into Yorkshire with £500k boost

Utility management specialist Control Energy Costs (CEC) is setting its sights on further expansion after setting up a new Yorkshire operation.

CEC, which works with hundreds of manufacturers across the country every year, has set up a team of analysts to work with local companies on addressing energy costs.

It is an approach that is working, with more than 30 Yorkshire companies already signed up, receiving potential savings of over £500k to date.

The firm believes there is now significant opportunity to support businesses coming out of 24-36 month contracts that are likely to face up to 50 per cent cost increases due to the rising price of energy.

Liam Conway, head of CEC, said: “This investment in creating a dedicated team and hot-desking space is our way of proving our commitment to the region.

“Industry is our big focus and we have enjoyed a lot of success in the West Midlands and the South East, helping firms reduce their energy costs through careful planning, negotiating the best possible deals and smart energy management.”

CEC also offers them access to a purchasing collective that allows manufacturers - usually too small to take part - the opportunity to benefit from flexible purchasing and energy management.

Liam continued: “There are some fantastic firms at the cutting edge of engineering and innovation in Yorkshire and we know from talking to local business leaders that there is an appetite for a reduction in energy bills and processes that are kinder to the environment.

“The initial investment has been in recruiting analysts that are experienced in the sector and they will be responsible for working on the ground in the area. Over time, we’re also looking at turning our hot-desking facility into a permanent base in the region.”

As part of its expansion into Yorkshire, it has agreed to become a patron of the Made in Yorkshire Group, which represents members by providing advice, networking, digital platforms and lobbying the government on crucial issues.

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