Northern Education

Business Costs and Energy Management

It is one of the facts of the commercial world that organisations need to spend money to deliver their services. Premises related overheads, utilities; telecommunications, waste and consumables such as stationery, food and janitorial supplies are just some of the essential operational overheads that effect educational organisations.  

We can assist your organisation to both lower the cost of delivering your services and also achieve sustainable results.

The sustainability results are two-fold:

  • Financially – we strive to achieve ongoing incremental savings over time, therefore freeing up funds for further development of services.

  • Ecologically – we strive to achieve efficiency and reduced consumption therefore avoiding unnecessary waste and environmental damage.

In order to maximise cost reduction whilst also maintaining best value in terms of quality of both product and service levels, involves comprehensive analysis of key cost areas. To achieve this we undertake the following: 

  • In depth assessment of the status and current cost of existing services.
  • Retrospective audits to ensure historical accuracy.
  • Identification and reclamation of any rebates.
  • Reduction of future essential costs.
  • Implementation of recommendations.
  • Ongoing monitoring to ensure value is maintained.

Finally we aim to assist educational organisations to become proactive through planning for the future and being better prepared to cope with fluctuations in the UK economy, changes in government policies or the knock on effects of global events.


We focus on all the key essential business costs including but not limited to the following:


Landlines, Data, Mobiles, Tele and video conferencing.


Gas, Electricity. LPG. Smart Metering, Forward Pricing, Energy management and Efficiency, Sub Metering and monitoring, Green Policy development, CRC management, Carbon Trust funding and implementation. Renewable and sustainable energy sources.

Water and Sewerage:

Metering, Efficiency auditing, Leak detection, Rainwater Harvesting, Non return to sewer.

Business Consumables:

Printing and toners, stationery and scholastic supplies, work wear, furniture. couriers, cleaning and janitorial, food and catering, archiving, business machines, photocopiers.

Premises Costs:

Building Management Systems, Business Rates, Building and Grounds Maintenance, Facilities Management.

Environmental and Waste Management

General, Clinical, Hygienic, Hazardous and Specialist waste.

Interested? Get in touch


Tel: 0191 594 5239