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It was a source of great pride to be awarded preferred business supplier status, by the Tennis Industry Association UK (TIA UK). We have enjoyed working with some fantastic clubs and look forward to building upon our early successes.

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Control Costs has proudly incorporated renewable energy into the options we offer our clients. We can help businesses switch to 100% renewable energy, make recommendations on energy efficiency, and suggest creative ways to educate client staff and customers. Switching to a renewable energy supplier is the quickest and easiest step you can take to make a difference. Not only will it reduce carbon emissions, but it will also help support the renewables industry and help secure ongoing investment. We will

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A client lessee called to deliver good news. Her new Control Costs arranged agreements (electricity/gas, wet & dry supplies, refuse collection & insurance) are now going live. Excitedly she advised that her accountant agrees with Control Costs & forecasts that her pub will save £52,000 per year. This is our best result yet in a single pub. Importantly we know for certain that such an outcome will be achieved repeatedly, repeatedly, repeatedly…..

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Businesses need not take telecom provider price increases lying down. BT for example will be increasing their prices in April. Price increases provide a 30 day window of opportunity for businesses to switch suppliers. Under rules introduced by Ofcom customers who are part-way through a contract can leave for a rival provider without penalty, providing they do so within 30 days of receiving their price-hike letter. Control Costs has delivered some excellent cost saving deals

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As wholesale energy prices increase, Control Costs increasingly places greater emphasis upon energy efficiency. The diversity of our work is also highlighted by the focus we applied to a client’s 20 x 5000 pound LPG Forklift Trucks. An average 2000 average operational hours per year were costing £5,400 in propane costs to keep the trucks moving. Our energy efficiency measures will deliver 15% savings of £810 per year, per truck. Total savings of £16,200 per year

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* WHAT IS WATER DEREGULATION? As of April 1st 2017 the non-domestic water market will be deregulated. Like Gas and Electricity, businesses in England (not Wales) will be able to choose which company supplies their water and waste water services. The changes come after the business water industry in Scotland was deregulated in 2008. Wales opted-out of water deregulation. * WHO CAN SWITCH PROVIDERS? Any company that is using more than 5 mega litres (5

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Control Costs was pleased and honoured to have the opportunity to meet with the Directors of United Retail Scotland (www.uniteduk.co.uk/). Off to Scotland we went to review a raft of operational expenditure (electricity/gas, energy efficiency, merchant services & telecoms/broadband). Our leased/tenanted pub based business model was being challenged. That model in being tested is coming through with flying colours. The first of our arrangements (merchant services) has now gone live.

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Control Costs was both honoured and proud to be awarded preferred broker status by Brakspear. Brakspear pride themselves on being a supportive family pub company which assists & supports tenants to run great pubs. Control Costs intends to play its part to help!

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Control has launched its free rates checker in association with Rates Checker. Rates Check is a FREE tool allowing business owners to monitor their own Rateable Value and business rates bills. This service could prove invaluable in the run up to the national Revaluation. The unfortunate reality is that businesses will be inundated with offers to evaluate business rates (at a significant upfront cost). This new tool provides a safe option with no cost. http://ratescheck.co.uk/controlcosts/

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Control Costs cottage industry network is growing from its Hampshire heartland. Partners are working with us nationwide (England, Scotland & Wales). Ours is a union of working ethically to deliver best deals. We undermine corporate fat cats selfishly riding roughshod, over the aspirations & needs of small/medium business owners. Operating with low overheads & fleet of foot, we deliver the best deals to boost our clients bottom lines. If you have a desire to access

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