Overview

DC Thomson is one of the leading media organisations in the UK. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests.

Situation

Having come through a rigorous tender process, which included all the main energy brokers and consultants from across the UK, BCC were awarded the contract to manage the full DC Thomson energy portfolio. This included management of energy services as well as general office supplies costs.

Solution

Within the first few months, BCC managed to negotiate significant annual savings on gas and electricity, including the recovery of overcharges.

BCC have also worked with DC Thomson to significantly reduce their staff time spent on energy services within their management and finance teams.

BCC has also helped to reduce costs in other areas of the business, such as office supplies. The BCC team cut the total annual office expenditure by over 50%.

We have also helped to reduce telecom costs and are moving on to the look at the costs of water services throughout the group.

Result

£170k
Annual savings
£44k
Recovered in electricity overcharges

Having had several poor experiences with energy consultants, DC Thomson appointed BCC as our energy advisors in June 2015. Since then, they have helped us to deliver and implement a transfer of energy suppliers for our group without issue. This resulted in significant savings for the group.
BCC has also been proactive in highlighting further cost savings and service-improving initiatives over the past 9 months, which has really turned our energy program around. Strong partners such as BCC are hard to find and as such we are exploring many other avenues for growing our relationship

Mark Smith, Director of Procurement

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