Clubs in Gloucestershire will be able to save money on their gas and electricity bills thanks to a new partnership between the GCB and commercial energy broker Utilitrack.
The company – which has become the GCB’s Official Utility Partner – will negotiate directly with energy providers on behalf of cricket clubs in order to get them a better deal.
They join a growing list of businesses that the GCB has joined forces with in order to support its 218 affiliated members across all areas of club life.
Other partners include Jelf Insurance, St Austell Brewery, ground equipment firm Stuart Canvas and kit supplier Gray Nicolls.
Utilitrack’s Business Development Director Gerard Duggan said:
“We are delighted to be working with, the Gloucestershire Cricket Board and its members as part of the Board’s ongoing strategy to help the county’s clubs deliver reduced costs.
He added: “We look forward to delivering better value to clubs and their members. Hopefully the money we can save them on their energy bills can be spent on priority areas like funding the engagement of young cricketers at local schools and clubs.”
Utilitrack are an independent company and don’t favour one supplier over another. As part of their energy procurement service they will share the results of the tender process with clubs and won’t take any cut of the savings they negotiate. They also don’t need their clients to switch supplier in order to get paid. From 2017 they will be able to negotiate water contracts in addition to gas and electricity.
Gerard added: “As one of the country’s leading utility brokers, we will use our wealth of experience to deliver independent advice to Gloucestershire’s clubs. In the process, we will reverse the scenario that most organisations face of having little or no input into the energy or water tariff they are currently using.
“Utilitrack will benchmark the tariff and associated costs clubs are currently paying for their gas, electricity and water without charging them.”
GCB chief executive Steve Silk said the agreement with Utilitrack would be of huge benefit to the county’s clubs.
He said: “I am really pleased to welcome Utilitrack as the GCB’s official Utility Partner.
“Utilitrack is an experienced, independent and transparent company who are committed to getting the best deal for their clients and I believe they will help our clubs save considerable amounts of money.
“Energy and water bills are two of the biggest running costs that clubs face and finding the best deal can often be a complicated ordeal.
“Utilitrack can take this out of a club’s hands and save them money that can be better spent on other areas including developing junior sections or improving their facilities.”
For clubs who want to find out they can get involved contact Gerard Duggan on Gerard@utilitrackonline.co.uk or 01234 267883. However Anne, Jenny or Mary will be able to help too.
For more information about Utilitrack please visit http://www.utilitrackonline.co.uk