Bury St Edmunds: Denny Bros boss hits out at British Gas over ‘ridiculous’ invoices

Barry Denny with electricity bills received by Denny Bros for an empty factory

Barry Denny with electricity bills received by Denny Bros for an empty factory - Credit: Archant

A SUFFOLK print company has been sent electricity bills totalling more than £60,000 for a factory which has been unoccupied for the last three years.

Denny Bros, which is based in Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, received 13 invoices on the same day in March, all relating to the empty unit in Lamdin Road.

Eleven of the bills were for the same amount, £3,295, with the others referring to sums of £3,959 and £2,747.

Then, on returning after the Easter break, managing director Barry Denny, found that seven more invoices had arrived – five for £2,857 and others for £2,309 and £1,386.

“That lot totals more than £60,900,” said Mr Denny. “Despite my protestations British Gas keep sending these spurious bills for electricity used. I have complained but have got no sensible answer. This unit has been unoccupied for several years and yet we keep getting ridiculous invoices,” he added.

When contacted by the EADT earlier this week, a spokeswoman for British Gas said: “We are trying to get into contact with Mr Denny and hope to have this issue resolved as soon as possible.”

Mr Denny said yesterday that British Gas had called once, while he was in a meeting, and had also been in contact by email.

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The matter was not yet resolved but the contact was an improvement on the company’s previous response to his complaint, he added.

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