Cost Reduction for Schools

Utilitas can help your school save money.

While schools have a different expense base from most other companies we assist, they do share common ground in the operation of a functioning back office and the management of infrastructure costs. Most have a reasonable stationery spend, some have large photocopier costs, and all spend a great deal of their fees on energy.

We have helped schools and colleges across the UK reduce expenditure, improve service delivery and ensure they get value for money from their chosen suppliers.

Common, too, in all the schools Utilitas Solutions has helped, is a desire to reduce their environmental impact. We have aided our clients to introduce carbon reduction technology, increase recycling and develop working practices to reduce energy consumption. We can take this further for your school by looking at swapping to recycled stationery supplies and investigating energy consumption of replacement equipment.

Areas Utilitas can help your school save money

Energy

Energy

Energy procurement, ESOS, Bill Validation, aM&T and Micro Generation.

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Communication

Communication

Fixed line, VoIP, Broadband and Mobile.

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Stationery

Stationery

Monitoring every invoice to ensure each line item is accurately priced.

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Photocopying

Photocopying

Selecting the right company to do business with is just as important as specifying the right equipment.

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Waste

Waste

Contracts in this area are usually fixed term but variable price so you need to know market forces.

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Water

Water

English deregulation in April 2017 isn’t the whole story.

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“Utilitas have always been on the end of the phone if I have needed any answers. They are very good at running through their quarterly reports with me, and have consistently found us the cheapest supplier”

Mike Macey, Finance OfficerHomewood School & Sixth Form Centre

“What I am most impressed about with Utilitas is that they are not solely focused on just getting the best rates, they also scrutinise all invoices, old and new to ensure no savings are left uncovered.”

Mark Dickens, BursarCumnor House School

“We've received fantastic results by using Utilitas. I'd like to thank them for their input and results, and for assisting when we've had energy-related issues, including supply and meter installations, over the last couple of years.”

Geoff ArthurDeputy Bursar

“The savings achieved by Utilitas Solutions speak for themselves and what I like most about the relationship we have with Eric and the rest of the team is that whilst they are tasked with finding the best savings possible they always ensure that our service requirements are met. They always present us with a range of options for us to choose from with the added benefit of their experience and advice as required.”

Derek Todd, BursarSt Albans School

School cost saving case studies

All case studies
Homewood School

Utilitas have continued to audit the school’s energy expenditure and ensure their billing is accurate and after working together for 6 years savings of nearly £30,000 have been achieved.

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Homewood School Photocopying
Cumnor House School

Originally a proprietorial boarding preparatory school for boys founded in Croydon, Cumnor House School moved to its present site in Danehill, Sussex in 1948 and became an educational trust in 1988, administered by a governing body. The savings so far have totalled over £11,000, representing a 19% saving.

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Cumnor House School Photocopying
St. Johns School

Like most companies we had thought we had our procurement strategy working well, the level of savings produced just goes to show we are best to focus on what we do best and let the experts find the savings

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St. Johns School Energy

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