“As I’m writing this testimonial, I realise how far our company has progressed since taking on the services of Expert Cost Control a number of years ago. Initially we looked at our purchasing and utility costs but quickly included monitoring our food and beverage cost % on a quarterly basis making tremendous savings in all areas.
Expert have helped us to develop Monthly Management Accounts, Budget & Forecasting Sheets, Bonus Systems for new recruits and also provided help with several financial queries along the way. With no formal training in the hospitality sector, I had done several training courses in the financial side of the business all down the years but none of them have compared with actually having someone come into your business, look at your figures and create systems going forward that we can use every day.
After over 25 years in the business, we now have a greater visibility and consequently a greater control over our business that we never had before. Thank you George, and all the Expert Team.”
“George and the team, have been and continue to be a significant resource for our business. Their knowledge in their space is unsurpassed and there is no doubt that their work has contributed directly to the improvements in our bottom line. In terms of procurement, margin improvement and cost control, in my experience there is nobody better than Expert Cost Control”.
“Back in 2008, when the world seemed to be crumbling in around us, during a chance meeting with a fellow Hotelier, I first heard the name George Harrington. Seven years later I can honestly say that it was one of, if not the, best contacts I was ever recommended. George’s initial contract was to come in for a couple of days, have a look at our purchasing costs and come up with a few suggestions. Not alone did George do that, but he single-handedly stripped down our accounting system and went through each individual item we were purchasing, from pencils to potatoes, gas to glasses, electricity to eggs, every price was looked at and if necessary, negotiated. In fact after a while, his weekly visits were looked forward to as at the end of every day he never failed to achieve ‘Substantial Savings’.
During those challenging times without George’s help and the support of his team at Expert Cost Control, I am not sure if the Castle Hotel would have been able to continue to trade as efficiently and profitably as it has.
To this day, we continue to use George and Expert Cost Control. You can never stand still in the Hospitality Industry and with ever changing purchasing trends, it is vital to have an expert eye on your side to make you aware of these trends.”
“We found Expert Cost Control extremely helpful to our organisation, they helped us bring in purchasing software, Procure Wizard. This has been invaluable in helping us to record spending, ensure we are getting the best price possible, track returns and credits. Overall we had a 2% improvement in our GP. They also have access to industry specific pricing and can help identify areas where prices can be more competitive.”
“I engaged the services of Expert Cost Control in Dec 2012 shortly after purchasing Parknasilla Resort. We are a stand alone, independent hotel and I was concerned that we would not have purchasing power or processes to effect best prices. Expert Cost Control provided this service along with stock control with the result that many purchases including energy costs were at a rate normally only available to the multiples or hotel chains. I find their assistance and guidance is invaluable and am happy to highly recommend their services.”