Retail and Finance IconA comprehensive and fully integrated energy cost reduction service which is tailored to the needs of our retail and finance customers

Successful Retail and Finance businesses are built on an unwavering dedication to customer service, and our approach to managing the energy costs of our clients shares the same ethos.

Multi-site clients demand an exacting attention to detail and an ability to handle often dynamic property portfolios. Ensuring that site acquisitions and disposals are swiftly dealt with ensures that costs are optimised across the estate, whilst detailed invoice validation and budget reporting (backed up by our ‘Smart Buyer’ software suite) ensures that you have a firm handle on all invoicing issues.

Sustainability is another important consideration, with planning permission for new sites become increasingly reliant on introducing sustainable solutions into the build. We have helped retail clients to install solar PV at Head Office locations, ground source heat pumps at store locations and manage the collection of renewable subsidies with organisations with larger renewable fleets.


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We help our Retail and Finance clients reduce costs at over 15,000 locations. A typical ‘Smart Buyer’ solution for clients in this sector would include:

Energy Procurement

Strategic Procurement service to purchase energy in accordance with a pre-defined budget target.

‘Smart Buyer’ Portal

Provides a three-year forward forecast of energy costs based on live market data and detailed evaluation of non-commodity charges. In addition access to a market pricing hub is provided; ‘Trade Charts’ highlight the volume of energy purchased; performance is charted against pre-agreed caps and targets and access to historic invoices is available, with a PDF copy available for download.

Invoice Verification

Our verification process and supporting software enables our expert cost analysis team to process your invoices efficiently as well as ensuring complete accuracy.

Query Resolution

Saving you time and significant administrative hassle, we will manage all invoice queries directly with your appointed energy suppliers, recovering overcharges where required. Our bespoke query reporting will also ensure that you are kept informed.

Sustainability Advisor

We can provide you with the expertise that you require in order to evaluate and implement the sustainable energy options available for your business. We are dedicated to helping our customers to contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.

Efficiency Advisor

Expert advice and project management assistance to drive down unnecessary energy consumption. Your assigned efficiency advisor will provide all the support and advice required, together with the ability to undertake detailed on-site audits and a full report detailing the potential opportunities to reduce energy usage and save money.

Compliance Advisor

A dedicated member of our Compliance Team will ensure that you comply with legislation, where required and maintain the appropriate documentation. Trident will provide the expert advice you need in order to firstly establish whether or not legislation impacts on your business and then support you in ensuring compliance. Accredited CIBSE Low Carbon Consultants, we can deliver support across a wide range of compliance requirements such as CCA’s, CRC. EUETS, ESOS, TM44, DEC’s, ISO50001 etc.

Energy Focus Group

We can establish an Energy Focus Group to meet on a quarterly basis and to ensure that all areas of energy cost reduction are considered and reviewed regularly. Typically the Energy Focus group would involve key stakeholders from your business (Financial Director, Procurement Manager, Engineering / Facilities Manager, Environmental Manager etc.), together with the appropriate expert team from Trident.

Smart Metering

Fully managed smart meter roll out to enable you to benefit from more accurate billing and the ability to scrutinise your energy usage patterns and implement efficiency measures, where practical.

Portfolio Management

A comprehensive portfolio management service, ensuring that your site portfolio is accurately maintained, supply contracts are rationalised, terminations issued as required and site acquisitions, disposals and changes are handled on your behalf.


Talk to us today

To see how much we could save you, please call our team on 0345 634 9500 or email us at .