£45k Rebate For Birmingham Chamber Of Commerce Firm

A Birmingham manufacturer has made substantial savings on its utility bills after receiving valuable advice from cost management experts Auditel. The Walsall-based consultant, which provides free company health checks for Chamber members, identified where savings could be made at William Mitchell, the Smethwick based Fine Blanking business, and Fellows, the deep draw presswork specialists in Wolverhampton, both part of the Rical Group of companies.

Auditel analysed the company’s utility bills and visited several of its sites. As a result, it was discovered that Rical were being overcharged by South Staffs Water at both sites. Following months of evidence gathering by Auditel, the utility company was invited to attend the sites and the facts were presented. The result for Rical was a rebate of close to £45,000 covering the two sites. Auditel were also able to ensure on-going savings for Rical.

Rical Financial Director, Paul Marsh, said: "A rebate of this size is certainly of benefit in the current tough climate. What this exercise has shown is the value of seeking expert advice from a third party like Auditel. They have demonstrated a high level of knowledge and determination to deliver significant savings for their client, the results speak for themselves."

Auditel's Adrian Burton said: "While this project took many months to deliver, it really does demonstrate the secret to cost management. Be patient, thorough in your fact finding, and do not be deterred when obstacles are placed in front of you."