One of my aims in business is to support other small businesses, with this in mind over 6 months ago i set up a facebook group for small businesses in my local area. A place that we can support each other , ask advise and gain new knowledge. As part of this we now have a “local business of the week”. This weeks business is the wonderful “Cutting Your Costs ” which is run by Christopher Brown who is part of the Utility Warehouse.
Tell us a bit about yourself
I am Chris, just turned the big 40 at the beginning of the month, father to one gorgeous little nine year old child. I am divorced and been separated five years now. Going self employed was spurred on when I applied for a divorce.
Where are you based ?
I am based in Redhill, Nottingham but I offer a national service, offering a service to help reduce people’s bills, increase their disposable income and show ways to off set their bill
When did your business start ?
The business started in 1996 and has grown to be a FTSE 250 PLC company, all done by word of mouth, networking and recommendations. I have been doing for five years as a franchise.
Where did you business name come from ?
I call myself Cutting Your Costs as I wanted to offer more than everyday savings, I wanted to make sure people could save money in other areas as well. I state I operate under the umbrella of Utility Warehouse.
Tell us a bit about your products
I offer simplicity, service and savings on everyday essential services. These include Gas, Electric, landline, mobile and broadband. I put everything on to one bill, one direct debit, one telephone number and one password to remember. I make things simple. I can then off set your bills by a cashback card, save on home insurance, boiler cover, replacement boilers (20% discount for club members) and also giving free LED bulbs to homes when people take out the qualifying amount of services.
Some customers actually are paid to be a customer which is amazing, especially when you look at the ways to offset your costs.
Which is your favorite product ?
My favourite product is our cashback car, as every time I go shopping, money is always coming off my bill, meaning I have free services every month.
In close second place is our LED bulbs as it saves around 15% on my annual energy bill and I never have to buy another bulb again, meaning I will always have the latest technology lighting.
After that would be the 10% discount on my gas by taking out the home and boiler cover insurance. It is remarkable what you can do when you move to the club.
Here is an example of a bill and how the cashback works !
If you are interested in joining Chris’s ” Cutting Your Costs” group on facebook, click below :
If you would like to join Utility Warehouse and earn yourself some extra money , click below :