A CLA member in West Sussex owns an excellent vineyard with highly sought-after wine. Such was the focus on wine-making that they lost focus on their electricity suppliers. They had two meters from two different suppliers and were paying the top rate because they were out of contract. It was costing far more than it should have. CLA Energy Services found five deals for the vineyard, including an option of joining the CLA Energy Club. The member took up that option, signing a two-year contract and picking up a huge 32.28% annual saving.
The wrong energy deals can add unnecessary cost to any business. These costs can make the difference between a holiday or not, or even whether or not a business can survive. A CLA farmer from Buckinghamshire was buying electricity at a very expensive rate, which was not healthy for the business and he asked us to help. CLA Energy Services found five much better deals and the member decided to take up the offer of joining the CLA Energy Club. The three-year contract provides a significant annual saving of 23.64%.
We all know buying in bulk provides increased purchasing power. But most people don’t have the size to use as leverage to negotiate better deals. The CLA Energy Club brings members together to do exactly that. A CLA farmer from Dorset had four electricity suppliers, with a mixture of contracts and expensive expired contracts. They now have a four-year contract, taking advantage of the benefits of the CLA Energy Club and are saving 11.53% a year on their electricity bills.
Having multiple energy suppliers is never a good idea. One CLA member, a plumbing and heating hardware supplier in Warwickshire, had several gas and electricity contracts from two different suppliers. Over the years, new contracts had been signed but no one had ever looked at the big picture. CLA Energy Services audited the situation and suggested a consolidation to a single contract with one supplier. And because we know the industry so well, we were able to provide a choice of six suppliers. The member now has a new contract and importantly, they’re saving 6.72% annually.