Managing Retail and Finance energy Costs
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 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.
What our clients think
Trident maintain our entire Telecommunications as well as managing the installation at new stores. The initial rationalisation of our portfolio has enabled us to cut over 20% of our landline bill and we are now better placed to effect future cost saving measures.Martin Goldstein - Head of Purchasing - River Island
Efficiency improvements for major high street retailers
Smart Buyer Energy Management Solution
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.
‘Smart Buyer’ solution
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:
Our verification process and supporting software enable our expert cost analysis team to process your invoices efficiently as well as ensuring complete accuracy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Pulse platform provides all your portfolio and budget information in one place so that you don’t need to go searching through spreadsheets, invoices and e-mails to understand what’s happening with your energy spend and portfolio. Pulse gives you control over:
- The price you pay for energy & water
- Budget forecasting
- Synchronise your budget forecast to a long-term procurement strategy
- Forecast the impact of every price change over 3 years to give you control over when to buy
- Portfolio changes and your sites contractual position
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We are specialists in all types of commercial energy. Speak to us today to see how our unique 360° service can benefit your business and individual needs reducing energy costs and optimise energy efficiency.