The group behind Manchester’s Hotel Football and Stock Exchange Hotel has shaved £13K off its energy bills in the past year after teaming up with corporate energy and sustainability specialists at Core Facility Services in Halifax, just on the other side of the Pennines.
A decision by GG Hospitality to forward purchase its energy and take advantage of record market lows has paid off, leaving more cash in the bank to invest in wider sustainability measures.
Core helped the business negotiate new energy contracts and embark on a programme of proactive purchasing which gives the flexibility to buy gas and electricity when market conditions are most favourable.
Claudio Bondin of GG Hospitality said: “Bringing our energy budget down is just one of the ways we’ve been working with Core to improve sustainability.
“They are helping us plan out a detailed net zero strategy which is looking at a huge range of options for improving efficiency and reducing overheads.
“Our goal is to reduce our impact on the environment without affecting customer experience and any cost savings we make can be reinvested in green initiatives across the group.”
Colette Watts of Core Facility Services said: “GG Hospitality has ambitious sustainability targets and we are delighted to be helping them plan a route map towards energy cost reduction and decarbonisation.
“A combination of low global energy prices and greater awareness of climate issues means this is a particularly good time for businesses to re-evaluate energy spending and turn their attention to improving efficiency and long term sustainability.”