Award-winning Maclean’s Highland Bakery, based in Forres, has been Scottish Master Bakers for four generations. The Maclean family manage three elements in their Bakery business: their traditional Craft Bakery, their retail shops and wholesale customers, and their Biscuit production.
Like most companies today, Maclean’s Highland Bakery were looking for a way to reduce overheads, so they appointed Business Cost Consultants to audit and manage all utilities (LPG, gas, electricity, water and telecoms) across five sites, in order to identify areas for savings.
BCC’s team carried out a full review of all utilities and provided the client with a detailed report outlining areas in which savings could be made.
BCC organised the installation of smart meters to better monitor electricity consumption and aid the verification of bills. We also organised an energy survey and interest-free loans for Maclean’s Highland Bakery, as well as providing advice for a structured energy conservation programme.
Our recommendations to replace most of the lighting with LED lamps and to install mains gas were accepted. We secured soft loans for the work and managed both projects.
In addition to identifying areas where savings could be made, BCC took over the management of all utilities, alleviating the administration burden from Maclean’s employees, as well as ensuring that all invoices were accurate and any overcharges were recouped.