We are delighted to have successfully negotiated more than £20,000 worth of savings for one of our customers this week, by taking the lead in settling a dispute with their water supplier.

An analysis of a recent bill uncovered historical overcharges, meaning they will benefit from these savings for years to come. On top of these overcharges being rebated, we negotiated further savings in relation to a leak allowance dispute that had been on-going for some time. The time and effort we saved our customer’s management team was substantial, and we are pleased to have got a positive result for them.

With the recent increase in competition in the Scottish water market, there really is no better time to review your business water contracts. We can help you to obtain exclusive discounts from a number of suppliers, as well as determining if there are any historical overcharges that can be claimed.

For more information on our water services, please visit our website www.mdggroup.co.uk and do not hesitate to get in touch.



An end to businesses being ‘kept in the dark’ about hidden fees?

With Ofgem currently reviewing the policy framework of the energy sector, one of the UK’s biggest energy buyers is calling for an end to businesses being ‘kept in the dark’ on up to £100m-worth of hidden fees. Utilyx, which buys 10.5% of business energy in the UK on behalf of the country’s biggest retailers, banks and leisure providers, believes complete transparency is needed on the fees brokers earn for arranging energy deals.

“We believe it is time customers got full transparency on exactly what fees are being paid for the energy deals they are signing up to,” said Utilyx’s managing director Jo Butlin. “Together with direct regulation of brokers, that is the best way to improve the market, drive more competition and ultimately ensure customers are getting the best possible deal on their energy.” Unless TPIs are able to demonstrate they have carried out a comprehensive market comparison and presented a range of offers to customers, any commission paid to them by suppliers should be revealed, the firm says. It also believes direct regulation of the sector with stringent penalties for bad behaviour is vital to protect customers.

Here at MDG Energy, we fully support this view and believe more needs to be done to protect customers from hidden fees. As consultants, we do not take commission from the supplier. Instead we adopt the view that we should only be paid based on how much we can save you, meaning you are cash positive from the outset if savings are achieved.

Read the full article from Luke Nicholls at Edie Energy.


We are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the Growth Business of the Year category at The Courier Business Awards 2014.

This event provides the perfect platform to recognise local businesses who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their industry. None are more deserving of this recognition than the Growth Business of the Year category. These businesses have shown resilience in the face of adversity due to the recent economic downturn. Not only have they managed to significantly increase turnover, they have also created more jobs in their local area due to an expanding workforce.

Following on from the huge success of their inaugural event, this year promises to be even bigger and better. What is truly special about this event is that it caters for businesses from every sector of industry, and encourages participation from every size of business. The awards are key in promoting stronger links between businesses across Courier Country, leading to an increase in local procurement which results in a stronger local economy.

Entries are now open and free of charge at http://www.thecourierbusinessawards.com/