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04/07/2012

Crown Carveries' Energy Champions celebrate

Crown Carveries' Energy Champions celebrate

Crown Carveries' Energy Champions met recently to discuss brand energy performance, share best practice and agree a strategy for future activity.

Last year's energy costs in Crown Carveries were almost £6 million and with energy prices set to rise by 80% over the next ten years the challenge is to help offset cost increases and support business profitability. With the help of the Energy Champions, Crown is currently delivering savings ahead of budget.

James Sharman, brand energy manager, said: "Energy Champions have a key role to play monitoring energy performance and helping to communicate energy management advice across each district. They're also my eyes and ears and help report back any issues or concerns so that problems can be addressed quickly. They're a key function of what we're trying to achieve and are a fantastic asset to the company".

Chris Hart, manager at the Young Vanish Inn, Chesterfield shared details of the approach he has taken to assess energy management opportunities and drive cost savings in across his district. Speaking after the workshop Chris said: "It was a very productive meeting and we made a lot of headway, cost control of our utilities is essential as energy is the second biggest overhead cost - good energy management therefore supports business profitability".

Mitchells & Butlers are market leaders in delivering greater profitability by reducing energy costs. The Energy Champion network is one of a number of initiatives that the Energy Team are pursuing to drive energy reduction across the estate. This is part of a dual pronged approach to drive behavioural change amongst our employees and also develop technological solutions to make our buildings and equipment more energy efficient. Mitchell & Butlers achievements have been recognised by the award of the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard in 2010 and subsequent re-certification in 2012.

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