BiU

We are award-winning experts in energy and utility management, energy and carbon optimisation, revenue recovery, and energy procurement.
http://www.biu.com

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Clients and staff stay for decades at BiU. The utility consultancy was set up by a pioneering pair in 1997 with a mission to “do things differently” to help businesses to reduce costs and improve energy efficiency. Six people in the team of about 115 in Lytham St Annes have notched up 15 years with the company and 57 have reached five-year milestones. Long-service awards range from a weekend away to a two-week holiday, all expenses paid, to mark 15 years at BiU.

The firm credits its people culture for making the workplace so special and honours all small acts of kindness that contribute to the working environment through the peer-to-peer recognition scheme, OneBiU Merits. Colleagues nominate each other for merit points and the winners are rewarded with vouchers worth between £20 and £150. Senior leaders must also measure up against BiU values – Be Bold, Be Responsible, Be Imaginative and Be Together – and post regular thank-yous and updates on the company social media channel, Juice.

In the business of protecting the environment through its services to clients, BiU has improved its own office lighting and recycling and supports the National Forest tree-planting scheme. In 2019 staff chose to plant 10 oak trees and in 2020 picked a set of lime trees to help restore woodlands. The company has also issued more than 500 reusable water bottles to staff and clients to remove single-use plastic from its operations and installed 12 powerful hand dryers, reducing paper towel use by 120,000 towels a year.

Featured Workplace Factors

Wellbeing

87% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

A recreation floor and staff library make BiU an outstanding place to work. Free breakfast and refreshments are provided at the office and those who cycle to work can make use of bike storage and changing room facilities.

Fair Deal

74% of staff agreed

I feel I receive fair pay for the responsibilities I have in my job

Extended maternity cover, confidential mental health support and gym membership are among the benefits available to staff through more than 30 mental, physical, family and financial health programmes.

Giving Something Back

93% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

All employees can take a day off to volunteer for charity and staff contributed “bucketloads” to local causes during the coronavirus pandemic, taking part in beach clean-ups and the Cash for Kids Christmas appeal.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1997
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
39
Employee average age
51% : 49%
Male : Female employee ratio
29%
Employees earning £35k+
6%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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