June 26 2019 @ 11:20 by Kirbie Bestford
Energy management firm Northern Gas and Power (NGP) has announced a new partnership with The Alnwick Garden to provide energy procurement services and support in their efforts to save on energy costs and reduce carbon footprint.
It is hoped that by identifying an energy deal that will allow The Alnwick Garden to make crucial savings, NGP has enabled the visitor attraction to invest more into charitable programmes such as Elderberries, Young Gardeners and the Gentleman’s Gardening Club.
Welcoming more than 360,000 visitors per year, The Alnwick Garden is a leading tourism asset for the North East. Visitors to the so-called ‘garden of the people’ can enjoy the Duchess of Northumberland’s Poison Garden and dine at the Alnwick Treehouse.
NGP’s corporate business development manager, Danielle Leonard, said: “We are delighted to be working with such a prestigious attraction. Being able to help them better manage their energy means they can support their charitable ventures, which is great for the region.”
The Alnwick Garden director, Mark Brassell, added: “As a registered charity running a number of award-winning programmes and community initiatives, we have a duty of care to use funds wisely and this includes the Northern Gas and Power’s energy saving deal, which has allowed the garden to maximise the reach of our community-based programmes.”
Developing a close partnership with an energy management provider like NGP has been paramount to help The Alnwick Garden plan future budgets, save on energy bills and reduce emissions.
Mark Brassell continued: “The partnership has put the power back in our hands giving the team access to plan ahead. It’s all about avoiding high costs and reducing waste. Sustainability is high on our list.”