David Brown Consulting

Experienced Business Utility Brokers

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Working with utility companies can seem daunting, but you can trust us to take the hard work out of your hands, and manage the account for you.

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About David Brown Consulting

A fresh approach to utility procurement

David Brown Consulting are a fast-growing utility procurement firm. We have got a wealth of experience we cannot wait to share with you, and pride ourselves on delivering unparalleled customer service in every aspect of our business, from energy management, to water audits, telecomms services to invoice validation. We provide complete peace of mind.

Why are we able to cut your costs?

dbc-logo-transparentThere is a definite rise in utility management companies, however more often than not, their charges can account for up to 50% of delivered energy costs. At DBC we have instant access to our live pricing screen and our team constantly tracks the market to ensure that we offer you the best prices.
We pro-actively keep in touch with our clients when market prices drop to ensure our clients receive the best possible rates and to secure competitive business energy contracts. Many third party brokers have hidden charges by either utilising pass-through contracts or by all-inclusive fixed-price offers, both of which will need careful scrutiny of the contracts.
DBC are upfront about the charges you will incur, and we define these cost elements early in the negotiation stages to ensure you are not let in for any surprises once the contract is in place. We negotiate with our supplier on your behalf, and we keep dealings as simple as possible so that you understand your utilities at all time.
Unfortunately Third Parties often have multiple brands and aggressive sales teams in the field and on the telephone generating a volume of orders so they can keep margins low but that has a knock on effect on the after sales experience.
We not only take the time to understand your business but understand the Energy, Water and Telecoms markets and negotiate bespoke deals on your behalf. There are far fewer companies with this level of experience and even fewer that can offer the service across all three disciplines with the back office team to support on an ongoing basis.
We pride ourselves in the service we provide, and this quality level is continued through-out your contract with us.


David Brown Consulting has been serving our clients and delivering a quality service since 1996, and as a family business the most important thing to us is our clients.

ISO Accredited

We are very proud to announce that David Brown Consulting Ltd are  ISO 9001:2008, ISO 1400:2004, and ISO 1800:2007 certified for our quality management system.

Live Market Intelligence

The energy markets can be volatile and confusing, but we use live market information, a keen observation of political events, and years of experience to secure our customers’ great deals. Find out more in Market Watch.

Customer Focused

We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to delight our customers.  You can find out about some of the work we’ve done for existing clients by reading our Testimonials or Case Studies.

Experienced, Friendly Staff

Our staff are passionate about the utility markets, and are enthusiastic about looking after your business. You can find out more about our crew on the Staff page.

Social Media

Keep an eye on the markets through our various social media sites. Get in touch with us and keep track of what the DBC team gets up to.

We Love Working With Our Customers

Check out these case studies on the work we’ve done.
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kind words from our customers

"I was recently approached by David Brown Consulting who offered to carry out a “Water Audit” for The International School of Aberdeen. Like most people I was a bit sceptical to begin with but when they told me they wouldn’t charge the school a fee unless they were able to secure a rebate I thought why not, we have nothing to lose. ISA was having problems anyway with the water charges being billed by the supplier and I was getting nowhere in resolving the situation myself. Within a few months David Brown Consulting managed to secure a refund of over £117,000. As you can imagine I was delighted with the result as were the School Board and would highly recommend their services. They are very professional, friendly and competent team who deliver what they promise"

− Lesley Blackstock, International School of Aberdeen

"We have always found David Brown Consulting very professional. They do all they can to save us money on our energy bills. We forward any paperwork to them and they take the hassle of this task away from us. Couldn't be happier with their help."

− Pam Barrett, Grovelands Medical Centre

"We were really impressed with the significant rebate DBC were able to secure for us from our existing supplier and we are now reaping the benefit of ongoing cost savings through changing our supplier. The process was easy and straightforward and the results impressive."

− Bursar, Loretto School

"Just thought I would drop you a brief note of thanks for the work you have done for the School in auditing our water bills and in identifying potential water saving measures for the future. I have been very impressed with the way in which you have worked with the School, causing minimal disruption and inconvenience to staff and in achieving real savings. I will certainly consider you for future work on our gas and electricity contracts next year and have passed your details on to our Director of IT Services to consider for telecoms. "

− Bursar, George Watson's College

"What a great result Martin! Thank you very much for all your hard work and efforts. Your email has come at the right time as I am in the throes of setting my budgets for next year. Once again...your efforts on our behalf are greatly appreciated."

− Susan Robertson, Guide Dogs For The Blind

" David Brown Consulting Limited continues to be a key valued partner of Talk Talk Business. For many years, David Brown Consulting have been completely committed in delivering quality solutions to the client whilst seeking to continually maintain the highest service levels. In this industry,it is the right blend of experience, expertise and innovation that really succeeds in developing client relationships. David Brown Consulting delivers the right blend. Trust is a key value of the operation and highly recommended."

− Phil Rodgers, Business Account Manager, Talk Talk

"We gave our water bills to David Brown Consulting who did a lot of analysis work on them. David Brown Consulting found that there were technical billing errors involving our building and building in our grounds. They were able to secure a £90,000 rebate from our water supplier! We would say it’s well worth using David Brown Consulting to audit utilities and telecoms."

− Dollar Academy Independent School

"David Brown Consulting was asked to assist in a situation with a very large office complex in Glasgow where we thought we were getting a decent deal from the existing broker and the contract was due for renewal. David Brown Consulting’s team worked very hard on our behalf in negotiations with suppliers and with their expertise and knowledge saved us £190,000 which was a 45% saving! We would happily recommend David Brown Consulting to other property management companies."

− DTZ Commercial Property Management

"David Brown Consulting audited our office location for billing accuracy and water consumption efficiency. They identified a discrepancy between what we should have been using against what was passing through the meters. We asked David Brown Consulting to implement their recommendations and as a result have reduced our water usage by over 70%, eliminated a lot of wastage and reduced our annual water spend by £6,500. We would highly recommend their services to any other company wanting to reduce their water costs and consumption."

− Shirley Bannister Facilities Manager, The Law Society of Scotland

"Arthur McKay have partnered with David Brown Consulting for many years and we continue to be impressed with the level of professionalism, expertise and service that they provide to us and to our clients. DBC display an excellent knowledge of the telecoms market sector and have proved invaluable in many system installs, advancement in technology and helping recommend and provide the very best solution every time."

− Peter Branfield Network Services Manager, Arthur McKay

"As Bursar of Craigclowan Preparatory School, I find David Brown Consulting most professional to deal with. We have used them for many years and they have helped us make real savings, in telecoms and utilities, whilst not compromising service. I would wholeheartedly recommend their services."

− Armorel Robinson Bursar, Craigclowan Preparatory School

"I have dealt with David Brown Consulting for a number of years and on varying projects and have always found that they act with extreme integrity and professionalism. They have always demonstrated a high degree of experience and knowledge of the telecoms industry. David Brown always communicates technology in a clear and understandable manner. I have no hesitation in highly recommending them."

− David Ballam Network Manager, Fettes College

"Ardvreck School has used David Brown Consulting since 2004 and since that time we have been extremely pleased with the professional way you have addressed any issues concerning our utilities and telecoms. We’ve benefitted from lower costs due to management of our utility contracts and I always find your customer service very good. I can certainly recommend that other organizations use David Brown Consulting and benefit from the savings produced."

− Diane Crighton Bursar, Ardvreck School

"From my very first contact with David Brown Consulting, I was extremely impressed and completely at ease with their approach. The Water Consultant was very professional, amiable, and was not at all ‘pushy’. He explained exactly how the company go about their business and laid out all the facts. Once I verified the details with the supplier, the discounted contract via David Brown Consulting was organised in no time at all. Subsequently, a higher tier of discount has since been applied to our water bills. The other members of staff in the office were equally adept and worked tirelessly to achieve the huge refunds that have been returned to Tune Hotel. David Brown Consulting has certainly restored my faith in this type of consultancy."

− Ray Chandler General Manager, Tune Hotel Haymarket

Market Watch

We are serious about energy management, and combine our excellent knowledge of how the energy market works with cutting-edge technology to help get you the best deal on your electricity and gas contracts. We use that technology to send out a regular newsletter, keeping our customers up to date with the energy market. You can check out the most recent issues below, and even sign yourself up.

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