LATEST MARKET UPDATE: Following a spate of panic-buying yesterday (12th January), gas and power prices have opened down in early trading this morning. Spot prices remain historically high today, but indications are that European traders’ anxieties following a spike in demand in the Asian markets may have been excessive.
Southern Farmers Ltd is an agricultural buying group with a membership in excess of 1,000 and is a mutual co-operative operating as a non-profit making organisation.
Its sole purpose is to act as a buying agent for its members and to benefit them by negotiating the most advantageous terms possible with group suppliers.
We began working with Southern Farmers to arrange supply of water to the group, as their members were dissatisfied with the level of service that they were receiving from their previous water supplier.
Southern Farmers' usage can fluctuate greatly throughout the year; this is an issue we made sure we were aware of and took into account.
We found that their members preferred a more consistent and frequent billing service. Additionally, we worked to ensure that members saved money on their water bills; we did this through passing on the wholesale price, which is ultimately the lowest.
Utility Team helped Showzone with energy and water procurement, recommended smart meters and looked at bill validation.
Utility Team helped to procure energy 5% less than market average, looked at their bill validation and ensured they met legislative compliance.
Utility Team helped Immunocore to benefit from a 20% reduction in energy usage which resulted in cost savings of over £1m.