The Crieff Succeeds Business Improvement District board has announced the second major business initiative supporting local businesses.

A new scheme will allow local businesses to access free cost saving advisory services on utilities and telecoms from one of Scotland’s leading cost reduction advisors.

The BID team has secured the services of David Brown Consulting to undertake free reviews of business purchasing of; water, electricity, gas and telecoms. 

Alan Rankin BID Project Leader said “David Brown Consulting can document average savings of 20% with levy payers in other BID areas. We anticipate many local businesses saving more than the cost of their BID levy as a result of this exciting new scheme.”

Graham Donaldson at Gordon and Durward had his water bills checked by DB Consulting and was happy to confirm he will save over £300 a year and said. “The BID is not just about bringing more customers to Crieff and putting Crieff back on the map it’s also about saving businesses costs and that is important to all types and sizes of business.”

Kenny Neill from David Brown Consulting said. “Unlike price comparison websites we undertake the audit, negotiate pricing, identify contract end dates, use our buying power to get the best deal and even prepare the paperwork ready for signature. This means the best possible price and saves business owners valuable time.  A comparison site requires you to input data and the results they  return are based on published tariffs so do not consider current market conditions  and they cannot  check that you are out of contract and  actually free to change!”

Alan Rankin added. “At no time will the BID have any access to any private dealings between local businesses and DB Consulting, that will remain confidential at all times. We will report on the total savings made but will not have any access to confidential information. Crieff Succeeds BID will not take any commission or earnings from the scheme so ensuring what is saved, goes back to local businesses.

DB Consulting will be working in Crieff during the coming weeks but any BID levy payer who is aware their contract is up for renewal should contact the BID at

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