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Phoenix Hair and Body

"The easiest phase of our cost control exercise was with Make It Cheaper to switch our gas and electricity."

  • Location: Milton Keynes
  • Sector: Beauty
  • Energy Saving: £1.5k

With one of just 20 bespoke L'Oreal Color Bars in the country, Phoenix Hair + Body in Milton Keynes provides a high standard of hairdressing in a "West End" environment. It is the latest venture of Mark & Sue Perry who established their new business in April 2009, bang in the middle of the worst recession in living memory, making cost cutting just as important to them as hair cutting. Whilst Sue is in charge of the day-to-day running of the salon, Mark's role is managing the business side with control over the finances and marketing, in the past 12 months Mark has changed accountants, internet provider, credit/debit card supplier, business insurance, gas & electricity suppliers.

"The easiest phase of our cost control exercise was with Make It Cheaper to switch our gas and electricity. A simple web search, a phone call or two, confirmation e-mails and the job was done. Then I noticed that we could also review business insurance through the site as well, and the process from estimate to initiation was very simple too. The other changes we have made were a little more difficult as they relied on web searches, personal recommendations, industry organisations, quote requests, comparing and - ultimately - accepting. Having said that, all of the savings we made have been surprising and worthwhile, proving the value of shopping around!"

Savings made by Phoenix Hair & Body through Make It Cheaper:

  • Business Insurance - 70%
  • Accountancy - 43%
  • Telephone and Internet - 43%
  • Gas & Electricity - 23%
  • Credit/Debit Card Supplier - 13%

TOTAL SAVING: £4,275 (or 950 haircuts*)

* The equivalent number of haircuts Phoenix would have to carry out to put £4,275 on its bottom line is 950. Another way of looking at it is that this pays a Stylist's salary for two months or an Apprentice for 10 Months!

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