Supporting UK Composites

Utility Bill Discounts

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Energy and Water Procurement Service

The procurement of energy and water within the competitive market has become a good deal more complex and the understanding of tariff structures; timing in the markets; and buying with the benefit of the economy of scale. Briar Associates are leaders in the independent procurement of energy and water and have electronic trading with the major energy suppliers to achieve the most competitive results, as well as providing strong backup service, monitoring and reporting to clients and delivering further energy saving benefits.

Briar are working with Composites UK to maximise savings for its members.


Participating within this service will commence with a no-obligation, free of charge assessment of the saving opportunities from improved procurement, tariff infrastructure changes and retrospective rebates. This analysis and report will be desk based from historic bills and where appropriate Briar Associates will recommend improvements and saving opportunities.

Following on from the no-obligation report, where Composites UK members wish to continue, Briar will provide a management service to give appropriate competitive tenders and advisory reports for the procurement of energy and water. Where contracts are signed between the member and a utility supplier, Briar will include an open commission as a management charge for the service.  

Composites UK members will benefit from:

  • Management of the energy procurement
  • Market intelligence and tendering
  • Bill validation and monitoring of supplies
  • Tariff opportunities
  • Retrospective cost recovery
  • Account management

Briar Associates results over the past decade have shown a 7% saving on the Digest of UK Energy Prices with its commission charges being considerably less than the majority of its competitors.  

Interested Composites UK members should contact the office.

Climate Change Levy Discount for Users of Carbon Fibre

Briar Associates are an environmental consultant who have identified a scheme by which companies using carbon fibre can obtain discount from the Climate Change Levy (CCL is a tax burden on site utility bills).

This could represent a substantial saving for you if your site energy costs are more than £50k per annum. All areas of carbon fibre usage qualify including intermediate ‘pre-preg’ & woven products and moulded/pressed carbon fibre components.

Sigmatex has already received a rebate of £37,000 through this scheme. See article.

An additional energy tax reduction will result if your site or your group use more than 6MkWhpa of electricity, and have a tax burden under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.

Briar Associates will assess your energy use related to the use of carbon fibre and establish your eligibility for the scheme. There are no fees in advance, these would only apply after you have received a rebate and/or a reduction in bills. In most cases savings can be back-dated to April 2014 (for a maximum of four years).

Contact us for more information on  or alternatively contact Chris Dayus at Briar Associates directly or telephone 01384 397777.


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