The Wisley Golf Club Case Study

Company Background

Located in 224 acres of Surrey’s countryside, The Wisley is a golf club offering  state of the art facilities. The members-owned club prides itself on offering a great welcoming atmosphere.

The Wisley takes a forward-thinking approach to golf and is owned by 700 men and women who each hold a stake in the club.

Overview

The CEO of The Wisley was keen to improve the environmental impact of the club, and was keen to explore what differences GAS could offer over the current suppliers to both make the club more efficient financially as well as environmentally.

The club is now offering a far superior service to its members with the addition of electric vehicle charging facilities.

Solution

As The Wisley had expressed an interest in improving sustainability, GAS arranged for the golf club to be switched to 100% renewable energy contracts, dramatically decreasing the environmental impact of the club.

The new sustainable contracts were for a duration of five years, protecting the  club from future price increases. The new deal also provided a 10% cost saving based on their renewal quote.

GAS also arranged for the installation of two double electric vehicle chargers  capable of charging up to four vehicles at a time and helped cover the cost of installation.

Benefits

• A decreased carbon footprint
• EV charging to attract new members
• A 10% saving on energy costs
• Protection from future price increases

Testimonial

“Through working with Great Annual Savings, we have been able to drastically  improve our impact on the environment. We have been keen to improve our green credentials for some time but were tied into a contract, so the visit from GAS came at the perfect time as we were due to renew.

“We were also aware that we were potentially missing out on people with electric vehicles coming to the club as we did not have the required charging facilities. Not only did GAS arrange for charging points to be installed, but they also helped to cover the cost.

“GAS has been extremely professional and efficient throughout the whole process with their energy experts coming out to visit us to gain a thorough understanding of the club. We look forward to working with them to identify more ways of further decreasing our carbon footprint.”

John Glendinning
Chief Executive Officer, The Wisley

 

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Paul JohnsonGroup Financial Director

Paul Johnson is very much a home-grown talent.

He joined Great Annual Savings Group in its infancy, fresh from a youth career as a professional footballer with Hartlepool United.  He quickly established a reputation within the business and aced all required accountancy qualifications in the space of four years to become the Group’s Management Accountant.

Several successful projects later, Paul was promoted to Head of Finance.  When the former FD left GAS, he took on the mantle of the business’ most senior finance professional; boasting a string of incredible achievements all under the age of 30.

Quote:

“I have witnessed phenomenal growth at the Group over the many years I’ve worked here and I’m looking forward to guiding the Group into an exciting new chapter.”

Interesting fact:

Paul made his professional debut for Hartlepool United against Bournemouth in the Football League.  Some say Danny Ings still resides in his pocket to this day.