Blackpool firm brings lights relief to save £7,000

A Blackpool energy efficiency consultancy has helped a Preston firm save  £7,000 a year with a lighting upgrade at its warehouse.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 6:45 am

UK Energy Watch, which has its offices at Klassiker House in Avroe Crescent was called in by Techni Grind at the Red Scar industrial estate.

It coordinated the energy efficiency project; sourcing the operating lease, lighting designs, project plan and installation.

An initial audit on-site had identified significant savings could be made by implementing energy saving measures.

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The Techni Grind premises for which Blackpool-based UK Energy Watch has helped save 7,000

Techni Grind was paying thousands of pounds a year more than it needed to on lighting and energy bills.

However, thanks to installing LED lighting with UK Energy Watch the business has reduced its energy usage and lighting costs by 74 per cent in addition to improving its carbon footprint.

Bob Kirkby, at Techni Grind, said: “The service we received from UK Energy Watch was great and that the installation was done very efficiently.”

Ashley Bullock, director at UK Energy Watch, said: “We were more than happy to help Techni Grind to become more energy efficient. As a successful business, they know how important it is to improve their sustainability, while at the same time saving money wherever possible.

“We often save businesses thousands of pounds a year, but to help Bob and his team save such a huge amount of money was extremely rewarding.”

LED lighting is said to have had a major positive impact towards energy saving.

UK Energy Watch was founded by Ashley Bullock and Liam Frend to use state-of-the-art technology to help businesses save money.

They got help from Blackpool Council’s Get Started scheme in 2011 prior to setting up using thermal imaging technology to show where heat is being wasted from a companies premises.

It has developed into a full consultancy, designing, supplying, project managing and installing a range of Energy Efficient Technologies such as LED Lighting and Solar.

It also serves schools, colleges, universities and hospitals and has helped save more than £2m collectively.