The Business Centre Specialist

In every Business Centre there are ways to improve efficiency, reduce costs and create additional revenue streams. Knowing the right people to talk to is half the battle. Here are a selection of services and ways I can assist.

Energy Saving

Saving on costs is one way of making your Business Centre more profitable yet many centres ignore savings that can be made on utilities

The Business Centre Specialist has partnered with LSI one of the UK’s leading utility brokers to help our clients reduce the price they pay for energy. LSI has over 17 years experience and is partnered with many large organisations both commercial and charitable, including, The Business Centre Association (BCA) and The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). LSI’s knowledge, and strong supplier relationships combined with their considerable buying power allows them to negotiate the best possible prices in the market.

Utility services include:

  • Favourable Rates on Commercial Gas and Electricity Contracts (Save up to 25% - due to considerable purchasing power)
  • Dedicated Named Account Management
  • Energy Management
  • Siteworks & Metering
  • Government CRC Scheme Support
  • Invoice Validation
  • Carbon Audits
  • Domestic ‘Switch & Save’ Service (An online comparison service for household energy bills)

For a personal discussion and to receive your FREE independent assessment of your current utility contracts please contact Barrie Jacobs, Sales Manager – please quote The Business Centre Specialist when calling.

T: 0800 019 95 95



Accounts Payable Cost Recovery and Service Charge Certification

It is remarkible how many mistakes are made in paying invoices and how often Service Charges are incorrect. You can do something about this.

I can put you in touch with a company who will be able to identify historic discrepancies between what has and what should be paid.

All Service Charge accounts should be audited and this can be done by an independent expert to check what you can get back from your landlord.

Fees are only paid on results.  For details contact.



Chancery Court, Lincolns Inn, Lincoln Road, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 3RE.

 Tel:      08456 437 040  Mob:   07771 815 293  Fax:     08456 437 041


You can now offer your clients a discount on postage rates and still make your own mark up.

It is clear that many business centres provide mail franking for their clients and charge a mark up for the service. There has been a very interesting discussion on Linked in showing that business centre operators charge a mark up from 0% up to 25% on the Post Office postage rates. It is doubtful if business centres actually make any money on this with the lease cost of the franking machine, ink etc. Not to mention the time taken by staff.

An alternative is offering your clients a digitalised mailing system. At a cost of just 32p +VAT there is ample scope to add your mark up and save the client money. This price includes postage, printing, paper and enveloping. The business centre saves on hire charges, ink, staff time etc so it seems like a win win situation.

Contact me for details.