Energy deal sparks investment at Pennine Manor Hotel

A Huddersfield Hotel which has recently completed a £500k refurbishment has signed a deal with Elland-headquartered energy management consultancy Orchard Energy to support on-going investment.

The deal will see The Pennine Manor Hotel work with Orchard until at least 2016 to reduce the amount it spends on gas and electricity as it embarks on a comprehensive improvement programme to tie in with its recent affiliation to the Best Western brand.

Victoria Cosgrove, finance director of the Deckers Hospitality Group, owners of The Pennine Manor Hotel, said managing costs and improving efficiency would be an important part of the hotel’s growth strategy.

“The Pennine Manor is a landmark hotel in the local area thanks to its exceptional location and panoramic views and recent investment has set in motion exciting plans for a sustainable and prosperous future.

Orchard Energy has presented us with buying options in a clear and honest way and this has helped us make informed decisions about our energy purchasing, securing excellent savings on our energy costs.

The reduction in energy budget between now and 2016 will release more money to fulfil other areas of our growth plan.”

Dru Widdowson of Orchard Energy said keeping energy costs low was a constant challenge for the hospitality sector.

“Heating and lighting alone generate a high demand for energy and a reduction in energy costs can provide hotels with an immediate boost to the bottom line without any uplift in occupancy or room rates,” he said.

“Re-evaluating current energy buying procedures can produce results quickly and this is particularly beneficial to hotels like The Pennine Manor which have a strong emphasis on investment and growth.”

max and mandy
Max Brierley, managing director of the hotel and Mandy Foster, general manager

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