Finance Awards 2018 24 Wealth & Finance International - 2018 Finance Awards Since its inception in 1999, Smith Bellerby has flourished, and today the firm provides strategic advice and practical cost management solutions to senior managers of large, complex organisations to help them dramatically increase operational efficiency, minimise operating costs, effectively manage utility portfolios, and drive sustainable, profitable growth. Today, Smith Bellerby is owned by a holding company, Majestic Securities Limited and sits alongside three other independent Utilities companies within a Group structure: Monarch Partnership Limited, ESS Utility Consultants & Welcome Energy. Smith Bellerby was acquired by Majestic Securities in November 2017 in order to compliment the companies already serviced within the group, given the established, well- recognised and award winning successful work undertaken by Smith Bellerby within the Public/ Private Sectors for both Energy and Telecoms. Drawing on the experience of the group, the firm’s dedicated team of utility specialists offer a diverse portfolio of bespoke cost reduction services to clients across all industries and sectors. Their unique partnership approach and proven cost reduction process is at the heart of their work, and ensures continued success for both the firm and its clients. Clients includes a range of household names and industry leaders such as Biffa, Shelter, Savills, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Zurich Assurance, W. R. Berkley, Colchester Borough Council, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Epping Forest District Council and Bush Healthcare, amongst other leading private and public-sector organisations across the UK. As a fully independent consultancy, which is neither tied to a service provider or receives commission from suppliers, the firm is able to provide its clients with solutions which are perfectly tailored to meet their individual needs. Whatever their sector or industry, Smith Bellerby has a comprehensive range of cost reduction services that are designed to add value to any organisation. Offering a comprehensive solution for all their clients’ utility and telecommunications service management, Smith Bellerby liaise with all their clients’ utilities suppliers to ensure that queries are resolved quickly and efficiently. The team’s unrivalled knowledge and experience of cost reduction techniques combined with meticulous attention to detail has enabled Smith Bellerby’s clients to achieve tangible benefits year-on-year. Recognised for high level technical expertise and the ability to resolve issues related to the management of operational costs, this expert team can provide technical advice in a wide variety of areas to enable clients to understand and manage their telecommunications and utilities more efficiently and effectively. Providing a seamless service, Smith Bellerby can handle all utility and telecommunication procurement, supplier management, usage monitoring, compliance and invoice and financial management on their clients’ behalf, leaving them and their teams free to carry on with the running of their business. Currently, Smith Bellerby have two offices to service our UK client base: A Head Office – Monarch House based in Wallington, Surrey where the Group Companies and Smith Bellerby’s Managing Director, Paul Paine, are based and a Regional Office – Abbey Court in Newport, Shropshire, where the Smith Bellerby Team is based on a day to day basis and where Smith Bellerby have provided its award- winning services to its client base for a number of years. As such, the team is able to support clients across the UK and provide them with the support and service they need. Ultimately, over the years Smith Bellerby has built a business upon a reputation for outstanding customer service, saving clients in excess of £7 million. Looking ahead, the firm will continue to enhance its already phenomenal success and support an even wider range of clients and help them save money. With over 19 years’ experience in reducing the operating costs of leading organisations in both the public and private sectors, Smith Bellerby Limited is recognised as the leading cost management consultancy in the UK. As part of our overview of a selection of the winners from this year’s Finance Awards winners we profile the firm and showcase the secrets behind its incredible achievements. Smith Bellerby Limited Best Utility Cost Reduction Consultancy - UK Oct18565 Company: Smith Bellerby Limited Contact: Simon Quantrell-Evans, Operations Manager: [email protected] Website: Twitter: @SmithBellerby smith bellerby