Robinsons

Robinsons

Client

Based in the heart of Stockport for almost two centuries, and owning around 280 tenanted and managed pubs, inns and hotels across the North West, ‘Robinsons’ is one of oldest and most respected names in British brewing history.

A proud family of independent brewers, Robinsons is one of the most advanced and sophisticated breweries in the UK, with a worldwide reputation for real ale.

Challenge

With 250+ brewing sites and tenants responsible for their own gas and electricity billing and meter installation, Robinsons were spending a lot of their valuable time managing the energy accounts for all their sites and found it difficult to keep track of which tenants were managing their energy bills efficiently. Each tenant is also responsible for the bills for their own site as Robinsons want to give autonomy to their tenants to manage their own bills.

Solution

The Energy Service Hub managed to negotiate with a major supplier discounted bulk rates without the parent company having any liability. The Robinsons buying club was launched and 50% of Robinsons sites signed up to the buying group, with many more of their sites still signing to us today. We amalgamated all of the tenants’ sites and managed to secure a group purchase deal for gas and electricity prices at the best rates possible. Additionally, we gave Robinsons the opportunity to allow tenants to manage their bills for their sites with ease, whilst knowing they have their energy secured at the best rates.

Value

By being part of a bespoke buying group set up by Energy Service Hub, Robinsons saved in total £120000 over their contract term and freed up time to focus on doing what they do best – brewing perfection since 1838. On average, each site saved over £2000 per year on their gas bills alone.

Quote

“Energy Service Hub has provided excellent service and has assisted with meter installations, changes in tenancy agreements, and gas and electric billing. This company has provided regular ongoing support and we would highly recommend UB Services to other prospective firms for their energy needs. Energy Service Hub is not your typical energy broker, but an energy consultant with a great deal of knowledge and expertise in their industry.”

Eddie Roscoe – Frederick Robinson Ltd