Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Centre Offers Companies a Fantastic Environment

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Centre Offers Companies a Fantastic Environment

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IF you are ready to take on premises then the state-of-the-art Tanfield Lea Business Centre provides modern business floor space targeted at both new and existing businesses, as well as access to tailored back up and support.

Opened in March 2009, Tanfield Lea Business Centre has achieved a 'Very Good' BREEAM rating (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), demonstrating the level of environmental design excellence.

The business centre is ideally situated with easy access to all major motorway links, only 15 minutes from Gateshead and 20 minutes from Newcastle.

Sanctus Consulting Ltd, an energy consultancy which aims to help businesses reduce the cost of their gas and electricity, became a tenant of Tanfield Lea Business Centre in June 2009 and has enjoyed great success.

A significant growth in the business resulted in the company moving to an office four times its size in December 2010 but remaining at the business centre. Director Martin Stevenson explained: "We already had a strong relationship with the management team and knew the larger unit would suit our needs; therefore it made perfect sense to stay at Tanfield Lea Business Centre. The process of moving offices was both simple and seamless and we had the full support of the business centre team."

Sanctus has also acquired 60 new clients. Director Martin Oswelll said: "We've had a great January and February acquiring some blue-chip clients. The downturn in the economy has been a factor. Businesses are scrutinising their bottom line and micro-managing utility costs."

Through conducting a free audit and review, Sanctus is able to evaluate the pricing, standing charges, contractual obligations, historical meter readings and overbilling. Martin added: "After an investigation into one customer's gas bill, we were able to get the company a rebate in excess of pounds 12,500. …

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