Jonathan Evans, owner of Burgess World Travel.
Swansea Business Improvement District businesses are being urged to take advantage of a free cost-cutting toolkit which could save them money.
The scheme has already earmarked a total of £28,000 worth of savings for City Centre businesses since it began some six months ago.
The cost-cutting scheme is free to all BID area businesses, with a team of money-saving specialists from
The owners of some of the businesses who have benefitted in the past few months have said the process is simple, undisruptive and speedy, and delivers savings that are particularly valuable for SMEs, which need to keep tight control of their outgoings.
Jonathan Evans, who owns Burgess World Travel Ltd, in The Kingsway, took advantage of the scheme and saved more than £800 on his business utility bills.
He said: “I’m very pleased with the way the scheme has worked for my business – saving me £800 so far, and I would encourage other Bid Businesses to take advantage of the scheme.
“£800 worth of savings over the year on the company gas and electricity bill is very valuable – this is money I can put to good use elsewhere in the business.
“The whole process involved a face to face meeting at a time that was convenient to me, I supplied a small amount of paperwork – just my most recent bills - then my
“The beauty of the process too is that
“Also, as is often the case, it proved difficult for my company to get out of one of my utility contracts and
Similarly, the owners of the estate and letting agents, Belvoir, saved £1,600 over three years on their utility bills after taking advantage of the scheme.
Daisy Davis, who co-owns Belvoir, said: “£1,600 worth of savings over three years on our gas and electricity supply is very valuable and I will ask our
“My husband and I run two branches of Belvoir – one in Swansea’s Castle Street and one in Mumbles - and when all your energies go into running a business your focus isn’t necessarily on shopping around for the best deals, so it is so useful just to be able to just hand one or two bills over to a
Swansea BID’s projects manager, Amelia Rudman, said: “I’m delighted to see Swansea businesses reap great financial benefits from Swansea BID’s money-saving toolkit.
“As many of our BID area businesses have discovered, the
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