Catalyst’s energy procurement services gives Adventure Mini Golf a competitive edge whilst helping lower and control energy costs
Online PR News – 02-October-2012 – Birmingham UK – Birmingham UK - 1st October 2012 - Adventure Mini Golf is the UK’s first indoor tropical adventure golf complex, featuring two themed 18-hole courses.
For years they have struggled with understanding the complexities of the UK energy market and have been frustrated with trying to obtain and then compare various electricity price offers from suppliers.
“We always seem to have been offered wildly erratic price fluctuations, quotes and contract durations from suppliers.” says Managing Director, John Whitehead.
“We wasted many man hours, calling the different electricity suppliers and comparing and analysing our usage, with the end result an impossible task of knowing what was best to do for our business.” continued John.
In a back drop of rising energy costs and having found the whole process frustrating and confusing, as suppliers bamboozled them with varying costs, that were impossible to compare, they turned to the market leading independent energy consultant Catalyst for advice.
Having identified that the supply was a half hourly electricity meter, Catalyst took time to explain the process of obtaining quotes from their wide portfolio of suppliers, and a date was agreed in which initial offers would be presented.
Following an initial tender request, prices were provided from a wide range of suppliers and displayed in an easy to understand comparison chart. Additional supporting information was provided in the form of market price intelligence, which clearly explained the best opportunity to secure contracts, and the right contract type, and length for the customer’s exact requirements.
A new contract was agreed and Catalyst took care of all the necessary paper work involved, and managed the whole transfer process quickly and smoothly.
“I was spending hours on the phone getting varying quotes, tariffs and contract durations and not knowing which was best for us, and then the quotes from Catalyst have been lower than we ever managed to obtain on our own.” commented Managing Director John Whitehead.
Having a dedicated Account Manager who can provide professional advice and guidance, and remove the hassle and complexities of the energy market has proved invaluable for Adventure Mini Golf.
Having now achieved a significant saving in energy costs has helped to improve the company’s overall financial performance.
In addition to this high impact saving, Catalyst have also provided further on going support in the form of a monthly energy consumption report, allowing them to fully understand how and where energy is being used.
“There is no cost for this additional service, this is something that we do as standard for all of our half hourly customers,” explained Director of Operations, Chris Hurcombe.
So pleased and confident in the service that was provided to them, Adventure Mini Golf asked them to also tender for their business gas requirements, where additional savings were quickly identified and achieved.
“Saving money using catalyst was simply a business 'no brainer' as it saves us time, hassle and money.” Commented John.
With on going daily market updates the customer is now ideally placed to benefit from future energy purchasing advice offered by Catalyst.
- ends -
About Adventure Mini Golf
Adventure Island Mini Golf - England’s first ever indoor adventure golf complex featuring two brilliantly themed 18-hole courses!
We are located indoors on our own lush tropical ‘adventure island’ at Star City, Birmingham.
Our courses have been built across three levels and wind past palm trees and volcanoes, through caves, behind waterfalls and through Tiki Villages providing a fantastic and fun leisure experience for all.
Whether you play on your own, as a group, for a children’s birthday party or a corporate event we are open from 10.30am until late 7 days a week! We can even arrange a special event, party or even for a friendly tournament as an alternative team building event within our complex.
For more information visit www.adventureminigolf.co.uk
About Catalyst Commercial Services
Catalyst is the UK’s market leading independent business energy broker and utility consultant, specialising in energy procurement services, sustainability and environmental services. Catalyst currently works on behalf of thousands of UK companies helping them to make significant savings in their energy bills, through well informed procurement decisions, by eliminating and recovering over payments, and by helping those customers manage their energy consumption through our Catalyst Energy Advantage™ consumption data reports, and on-going invoice analysis.
Our independent approach, compressive supplier panel and high levels of service, along with a number of unique characteristics define us as one of the leading energy brokers in the world and as a market leading Energy Broker, we are highly skilled and knowledgeable in our field, and have been helping our clients to reduce their energy costs for over a decade.
You will find our business energy services flow into 4 main sections – Procurement, Reporting, Analysis & Management and Reduce & Generate and our proposition follows a natural pattern of progression from identifying your initial procurement decisions, through to identifying trends in your energy consumption, to managing and reducing any key areas identified.
We can even offer you the ability to self generate your own energy and both manage and control your carbon footprint whilst at the same time improving your business environmental credentials and your bottom line.
We manage all of this through a team of industry energy experts that can offer advice and support at just the right level that you require. For more complex projects we can deploy a range of industry leading experts to our clients so you can quickly and easily access our key suppliers that compliment and support our range of energy broker services.
Additional information about Catalyst and its complete product line can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.catalyst-commercial.co.uk