Suffolk Business Awards: Teamwork makes SaveMoneyCutCarbon One to Watch

Happy people with an award. And a sheep

SaveMoneyCutCarbon's success is a result of a huge team effort, including (l-r) finance director Jamie Skipper, QA and supply chain manager Richard Trumpess, warehouse and stock assistant Mikey Coupland and customer-service team leader Stephanie Richards. - Credit: SaveMoneyCutCarbon

Innovative energy-, water- and carbon-saving website wins the Suffolk Business Awards One to Watch award, sponsored by Ashtons Legal. 

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The One to Watch award is sponsored by Ashtons Legal - Credit: Ashtons Legal

How can you go about reducing your energy and water bills, while reducing your carbon footprint? Based in Bury St Edmunds, the SaveMoneyCutCarbon website has a huge range of suggestions – and its innovative service earnt it the One to Watch award, sponsored by Ashtons Legal, at the Suffolk Business Awards.  

“A key factor that brings us success – and that really comes across when you engage with our company – is the people,” says Jenny Carroll, head of operations. “We take great pride in being a part of something and care about making a difference and being successful. This shows in the quality of the outputs from each department, with everyone pulling together to make something really special.” 

“Everyone in the team was thrilled to win the award,” says project co-ordinator Isobel Healy. “It really does make every extra push worth it.” 

It isn’t only appreciated by people within the business, finance director Jamie Skipper reveals: “We have received a lot of Kudos for winning this award. Those customers and suppliers we deal with regularly believe it’s well deserved and just the beginning.” 

As is often the case, the process of stepping back from the day-to-day to review the business while preparing the award entry highlighted some huge positives for the team. “We have always been customer-centric but the awards process has really reinforced the need for us to keep sharing our customer success stories going forwards – people really do buy from people that they know, like and trust,” says product marketing manager Kirsty Brandon. 

The coming year looks set to be busy for the team. “Products and services in the world of sustainability are changing so fast – from domestic items where simple swaps have a massive impact, to complex technologies with long-term investment plans,” says HR manager Carolyn. “It’s our job to know what new products are coming up and bring them to the UK market in a way that is easy to understand, easy to buy and easy to finance." 

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SaveMoneyCutCarbon plans to be back next in the 2021 Suffolk Business Awards.

“Definitely,” says Liz Weston, head of marketing communications. “Winning this award means so much to us, because the nature of work necessitates a true team effort. The scale of our cross-team working is a sight to behold but it’s definitely worth it because the result for the customer is incredible.” 

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