The simple answer is yes. Using an example from the retail sector, cutting energy costs by 20% represents the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales, reports the Carbon Trust in its Sector View on Retail. So if a shop’s turnover is £20,000, that’s the equivalent of an extra £1,000 – enough to create a website, train staff in sales techniques or upgrade to LED lighting: all ways retailers can improve their offering and attract customers.
The cost of electricity, gas and water is a major overhead for most retailers in these challenging times and so any saving is significant, but there are benefits other than saving money. Being energy efficient helps to fight global climate change and that’s a positive message for customers who are increasingly choosy about buying from green and ethical suppliers. It can also improve the store environment, making customers more comfortable – and staff too. (Read more in our Retail White Paper).
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Fear not, it’s not as boring as it sounds. In fact, water deregulation is a pretty big deal for businesses like yours across England. However, it can also be confusing so we’ve put together this handy guide to help you bust the myths and understand how you can cut your water bills.
A short guide to the Energy Health Check
Our Energy Health Check is an analysis of your energy consumption which compares your usage with the average usage throughout your sector and for businesses of a similar size. This guide describes the results in more detail.