Bar, Restaurant & Hotel Chains

Hospitality and hotel energy management

Efficient HospitalityWhat We Do

We've worked in the 'Hospitality Sector' since 2011. Our journey started when we began a relationship with what was back then a small chain of neighbourhood food led cafe/bars called 'The Loungers'. Today we still work with the group and whilst they've grown from 14 sites (back then) to over 100 today we've grown with them into a strategic partner with an ever evolving offering.

A key offering for us and a key differentiator is our end-to-end delivery team and the ease to which you can outsource energy to us.

We know how bar's and restaurants work and we've been part of teams with just 4 sites with big aspirations and also those brands who are looking back with over 100 or so - in any case we know how much you should be using, how much you should be spending and how to get from 'a to b'.

As a bar or restaurant minimising your costs without affecting your service levels or your brands is essential. It's crucial to get a balance between technology efficiencies and the general ambience at your site. If you are growing quickly or have new sites opening it is also crucial to open each new site on time and to do so whilst minimising any associated capital expenditure.

We will deliver a streamlined new installation process to your brand that dovetails with the rest of your fit-out team so you can focus on the champagne and canapé's.

“…I'm delighted to join the Amber Energy Advisory Board. This highly creative team have changed the way we use and buy energy in a way I've not seen before. Energy costs are a significant expenditure on any P&L these days and where creative solutions can be found to reduce them this can only be a good thing given the many headwinds facing our sector over the coming years.”

Kevin Bacon, former MD, The Restaurant Group , former MD Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

From experience, we have found we can get electricity, gas, and water in quicker, more efficiently, and at lower cost to any energy supplier or distribution network operator. We also talk their language and have built up relationships that enable us to get things done just that little bit quicker.

Outside of new installations we act as your complete outsource for energy. From paying as little as possible to using as little as possible we save our clients time, money and remove uncertainty, stress and strain.

We are not 'an aggregator' but a team of highly experienced consultants, energy managers and traders who understand energy. This combined with the sector experience has enabled us to create a competitive package for ongoing energy management.

It all starts with a cup of tea and understanding your business.

Contact us to arrange a strategic review.

Key Stats

280 +
new sites opened since 2014 for fast growing restaurant chains

£2.5M +
new site infrastructure projects completed since 2016

4 to 1,000
range of client sizes we deliver for in terms in site numbers

3,600
bills validated per year for UK bar restaurants

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Testimonials

  • "Une soufflerie sportive consomme de 100 à 1000 Kw/h en fonctionnement. Une analyse fine de notre usage est essentielle. Amber Energy analyse nos flux et les fait tourner sur les modèles tarifaires des différents fournisseurs. Leur conseil est précieux. L'équipe est disponible et réactive, nous proposant le contrat dimensionné au plus près de nos besoins. Leur service est une économie pour notre activité."
    Site Director, ifly Paris
  • "what Nick and the team have created is a truly dynamic business that reflects todays growing need for a partnered approach to energy management. Saving, managing and predicting energy expenditure has become more and more relevant for corporations in recent times and I’m confident that Amber Energy has a significant role to play across the world of sport, entertainment and media moving forward."
    Advisory board member. Former; Senior VP, IMG, Michael Pask
  • "This highly creative team have changed the way we use and buy energy in a way I've not seen before. Energy costs are a significant expenditure on any P&L these days and where creative solutions can be found to reduce them this can only be a good thing given the many headwinds facing our sector over the coming years. "
    CEO , Kevin J Bacon
  • "You've done a cracking job especially with our friends at Crown, really appreciated. To be honest all sites where we can get you involved we will do. A surprisingly high number have energy providers managed by the building, but we don't work with anyone else directly so as new sites come up or where we can influence the supply we'll give you guys a shout! Thanks again!"
    Founder CEO, Friska
  • "Well I’m not sure how you managed it but the meter install went in at Southend and we have power! Skills all round chaps. "
    Assistant Contracts Manager, Loungers.

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