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CESC specialises in clients of all religious denominations along with managed apartment blocks. We provide a personal service by arranging the contract that suits each client. All businesses are welcomed and as full members of the Utilities Intermediaries Association, service quality is guaranteed.

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History

The Company was incorporated in July 1999 following the success of the Gas Savings Group which was started in late 1993 by Robert Brooke. The original concept was to co-ordinate the Cathedral and Churches in the C of E Salisbury Diocese as a buying unit, in order to achieve savings as the Gas Market was being deregulated.

Robert, a qualified FCMA, had resigned as the Managing Director of a substantial food company. Acting as Church Warden at St Aldhelm’s Church in Branksome, he recognised the problems with parish finances and, in many cases, a lack of expertise. The resolve was to save money on Churches’ gas bills by applying commercial expertise, to divert some of that saving to St Aldhelm’s Church Hall restoration and to make the enterprise self-financing. In practise the operation developed in a fragmented way and contacts through other Diocesan Offices and local Church networks brought in Church properties including Cathedrals from all parts of the UK. The Roman Catholic Diocese at Portsmouth asked to become involved in 1997.

A specialisation in dealing with the supplies to large blocks of flats managed by local Property Managing Agents evolved alongside the Church properties.

Electricity supplies were added to the portfolio when they became deregulated after 1998.

Strong client relationships have been generated through 18 year’s experience dealing with Cathedral administrators, Parish priests, PCC treasurers, and Property Managers and by successfully battling on their behalf to recover monies overcharged, obtaining compensation from Suppliers and dealing with all manner of metering and billing issues.

Our expertise now spreads across the whole spectrum of sectors in the energy markets, whether they are corporate, small business, multiple sites, or residential, and today we have contracts arranged with nearly all of the major suppliers.