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#OneBiU

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One BiU

Join us while we endeavour to give insights into the day-to-day life at British Independent Utilities, the UK’s leading energy and utility management consultancy.

#OneBiU documents a year following the team at BiU, from corporate meetings to anniversary milestone holidays, lunch buddies to business seminars.

September

Day 183: This week Sherlock took a trip to the Energy Advice Hub team to celebrate it's first birthday! As part of the celebrations we've launched a series of webinars powered by the Energy Advice Hub. For more info go to biu.com/events
Day 183: This week Sherlock took a trip to the Energy Advice Hub team to celebrate it's first birthday! As part of the celebrations we've launched a series of webinars powered by the Energy Advice Hub. For more info go to biu.com/events
Day 182: Last week staff came to work to a surprise gift... in the spring the team received our values pack, in the summer our #OneBiU bottle to help reduce plastic in the office, and last week our limited edition notebooks.
Day 182: Last week staff came to work to a surprise gift... in the spring the team received our values pack, in the summer our #OneBiU bottle to help reduce plastic in the office, and last week our limited edition notebooks.
Day 181: Sherlock was busy recently setting up a home-office for a member of our Energy Procurement team with the help of his trusty IT technician assistant, Sherlock.
Day 181: Sherlock was busy recently setting up a home-office for a member of our Energy Procurement team with the help of his trusty IT technician assistant, Sherlock.
Day 180: A quick snap from when the guys filmed the first of our #webinars we launched last week - this one is all about #ESOS & #SECR.
Day 180: A quick snap from when the guys filmed the first of our #webinars we launched last week - this one is all about #ESOS & #SECR.
Day 179: Sherlock enjoyed his trip with one of the team to Kefalonia in Greece recently as part of the team's 5 year holiday anniversary gift from BiU. Staff are rewarded with holidays for 5, 10 and 15 year service.
Day 179: Sherlock enjoyed his trip with one of the team to Kefalonia in Greece recently as part of the team's 5 year holiday anniversary gift from BiU. Staff are rewarded with holidays for 5, 10 and 15 year service.
Day 178: We're proud to continually develop energy skills in the region, and this week we launch the @b_and_fc @nwlchamber 'Energy Coast Challenge' for sixth forms and colleges to create an idea to reduce energy consumption in their schools/colleges.
Day 178: We're proud to continually develop energy skills in the region, and this week we launch the @b_and_fc @nwlchamber 'Energy Coast Challenge' for sixth forms and colleges to create an idea to reduce energy consumption in their schools/colleges.
Day 177: Sherlock nearly met his end 😯 when he went to meet Pork Chop, a fabulous 🐶 Boston Terrier owned by one of our Energy Risk Managers yesterday who was working from home recently.
Day 176: One of the many benefits staff at BiU have is access to not just enhanced maternity cover, annual pay reviews and being a living wage employer, but access to a savings scheme, which allows staff to save in a little pot for big ticket items securely.
Day 176: One of the many benefits staff at BiU have is access to not just enhanced maternity cover, annual pay reviews and being a living wage employer, but access to a savings scheme, which allows staff to save in a little pot for big ticket items securely.
Day 175: When Sherlock heard about Fusion Festival we think he got a lil' confused with our BiU Fusion software... he had a fab time away with his BiU Family nonetheless!
Day 175: When Sherlock heard about Fusion Festival we think he got a lil' confused with our BiU Fusion software... he had a fab time away with his BiU Family nonetheless!
Day 174: What a fab weekend at the St Annes International Kite Festival! It was great to meet clients, the @fyldecouncil community and staff from BiU as well. We loved seeing our kite fly in the sky too!
Day 174: What a fab weekend at the St Annes International Kite Festival! It was great to meet clients, the @fyldecouncil community and staff from BiU as well. We loved seeing our kite fly in the sky too!
Day 173: Only a couple of week's left until our suite of free to attend SECR Masterclasses across the UK, with the first internal BiU SECR Masterclass already completed at BiU HQ by our Head of Smart Services.
Day 173: Only a couple of week's left until our suite of free to attend SECR Masterclasses across the UK, with the first internal BiU SECR Masterclass already completed at BiU HQ by our Head of Smart Services.
Day 172: Today's #TBT is from when the team took on some out-of-office skills training in the form of team building including archery lessons.
Day 172: Today's #TBT is from when the team took on some out-of-office skills training in the form of team building including archery lessons.
Day 171: We love to celebrate achievements at BiU, and today is no different with one of the team smashing their targets several months early... so Sherlock said congrats with a bunch of lovely flowers of course!
Day 171: We love to celebrate achievements at BiU, and today is no different with one of the team smashing their targets several months early... so Sherlock said congrats with a bunch of lovely flowers of course!
Day 170: Today on #OneBiU we congratulate two of the team on their new appointments... first Anthony Mayall has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), with colleague Shaun Clarkson (photographed) being appointed as Chief Operating Office (COO) 🍾
Day 169: Only a couple of days till #take2 of the St Annes International Kite Festival! We were delighted to be presented our flag a couple of weeks ago down on the sunny beaches of St Annes! Fingers (and toes) crossed for good weather this weekend...
Day 169: Only a couple of days till #take2 of the St Annes International Kite Festival! We were delighted to be presented our flag a couple of weeks ago down on the sunny beaches of St Annes! Fingers (and toes) crossed for good weather this weekend...

August

Day 168: Last week we welcomed Aimteq Energy to BiU HQ where they hosted a Lunch and Learn to new and established staff.
Day 168: Last week we welcomed Aimteq Energy to BiU HQ where they hosted a Lunch and Learn to new and established staff.
Day 167: Today's #TBT is from a previous summer ball's theme of a masquerade ball. Now the food choices are in, the seating plans are made, all that's left for our staff to do is guess what this year's theme will be...
Day 167: Today's #TBT is from a previous summer ball's theme of a masquerade ball. Now the food choices are in, the seating plans are made, all that's left for our staff to do is guess what this year's theme will be...
Day 166: We're delighted to announce that our CEO, Michael Abbott, has been shortlisted for this year's Energy Institute's Energy Champion Award. We look forward to the awards evening in November, until then, fingers crossed!
Day 166: We're delighted to announce that our CEO, Michael Abbott, has been shortlisted for this year's Energy Institute's Energy Champion Award. We look forward to the awards evening in November, until then, fingers crossed!
Day 165: Sherlock has been busy putting up the new recycling posters around BiU HQ today as we start the next instalment of BiU's recycling overhaul, with the introduction of our new recycling collection partner Business Waste UK
Day 165: Sherlock has been busy putting up the new recycling posters around BiU HQ today as we start the next instalment of BiU's recycling overhaul, with the introduction of our new recycling collection partner Business Waste UK
Day 164: Our Responsive Energy Managers work remotely as they service our clients throughout the UK, so when a few of them were visiting HQ recently we took advantage for a snap in the new Loft meeting room.
Day 164: Our Responsive Energy Managers work remotely as they service our clients throughout the UK, so when a few of them were visiting HQ recently we took advantage for a snap in the new Loft meeting room.
Day 163: With our next event a month away our #TBT photo today is from our last event where we were proud to support local businesses Lytham Fizz Co and Bees Country Kitchen for our catering and drinks service.
Day 163: With our next event a month away our #TBT photo today is from our last event where we were proud to support local businesses Lytham Fizz Co and Bees Country Kitchen for our catering and drinks service.
Day 162: It's always a pleasure when our clients invite us to visit their sites. Last week some of our Utility Infrastructure Team visited a client's HQ as they helped install some of the connections and metering to the site recently. Job well done!
Day 162: It's always a pleasure when our clients invite us to visit their sites. Last week some of our Utility Infrastructure Team visited a client's HQ as they helped install some of the connections and metering to the site recently. Job well done!
Day 161: Last week our semi-annual Market Outlook Report was published... Sherlock is getting up to speed on the market for Summer 2019.
Day 161: Last week our semi-annual Market Outlook Report was published... Sherlock is getting up to speed on the market for Summer 2019.
Day 160: Sherlock enjoyed his first Triathlon this weekend - he took part on his new bike that he bought through Cycle to Work Scheme... even if it was a little windy for cycling!
Day 160: Sherlock enjoyed his first Triathlon this weekend - he took part on his new bike that he bought through Cycle to Work Scheme... even if it was a little windy for cycling!
Day 159: Last week it was table tennis... this week is old school arcade skiing games! The team are enjoying a competitive streak at the moment in our RnR floor at BiU HQ.
Day 159: Last week it was table tennis... this week is old school arcade skiing games! The team are enjoying a competitive streak at the moment in our RnR floor at BiU HQ.
Day 158: One thing you should always know about BiU... we do like to feed our staff! Today's #TBT photo is from one of our many lunch get togethers where lunch is provided by BiU so staff can relax and socialise for a few hours.
Day 158: One thing you should always know about BiU... we do like to feed our staff! Today's #TBT photo is from one of our many lunch get togethers where lunch is provided by BiU so staff can relax and socialise for a few hours.
Day 157: Sherlock, along with all our staff, has taken part in his manual handling and health and safety course lead by our Maintenance Manger this month, where he learnt his little legs may not be the best for lifting boxes!
Day 157: Sherlock, along with all our staff, has taken part in his manual handling and health and safety course lead by our Maintenance Manger this month, where he learnt his little legs may not be the best for lifting boxes!
Day 153: Every Thursday we take our staff collection of essential foods to Fylde Food Bank around the corner from us. We're proud to continually sponsor charities every month in as many ways as possible.
Day 153: Every Thursday we take our staff collection of essential foods to Fylde Food Bank around the corner from us. We're proud to continually sponsor charities every month in as many ways as possible.
Day 155: The kite festival maybe postponed till 6-8th of September, but we still had a great time meeting all the International Kite Flyers at the Civic Reception last week. Everyone at BiU looks forward to take 2 of the festival in a few weeks.
Day 155: The kite festival maybe postponed till 6-8th of September, but we still had a great time meeting all the International Kite Flyers at the Civic Reception last week. Everyone at BiU looks forward to take 2 of the festival in a few weeks.
Day 156: This weekend the Recycling team took our first box of crisps to be recycled through Walkers Crisps and Terracycle scheme where the packets are cleaned and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products avoiding landfill.
Day 156: This weekend the Recycling team took our first box of crisps to be recycled through Walkers Crisps and Terracycle scheme where the packets are cleaned and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products avoiding landfill.
Day 154: Our maintenance team recently enjoyed lunch in the park with Sherlock courtesy of their manager to thank them for all their building development work they've been doing in BiU HQ...
Day 154: Our maintenance team recently enjoyed lunch in the park with Sherlock courtesy of their manager to thank them for all their building development work they've been doing in BiU HQ...
Day 152: Our BiU flags won't be the only thing flying this weekend at the St Annes International Kite Festival, we're delighted to be one of the main sponsors so you'll see a BiU Kite in the sky too!
Day 152: Our BiU flags won't be the only thing flying this weekend at the St Annes International Kite Festival, we're delighted to be one of the main sponsors so you'll see a BiU Kite in the sky too!
Day 151: One of our Responsive Energy Managers has been continuing his professional development, and he took Sherlock along for the training too.
Day 151: One of our Responsive Energy Managers has been continuing his professional development, and he took Sherlock along for the training too.

July

Day 150: Did you know a baby pigeon is called a squeaker or a squab? The things you learn when 2 new arrivals take up home in the maintenance unit! We've been carefully keeping our distance checking on them to make sure they've been okay in the heat and rain.
Day 150: Did you know a baby pigeon is called a squeaker or a squab? The things you learn when 2 new arrivals take up home in the maintenance unit! We've been carefully keeping our distance checking on them to make sure they've been okay in the heat and rain.
Day 149: You never know where our logo will pop up... and we're busy planning the next 11 events of 2019 ranging from educational training through to local tourism partnerships.
Day 149: You never know where our logo will pop up... and we're busy planning the next 11 events of 2019 ranging from educational training through to local tourism partnerships.
Day 148: The RSVPs are in, the menus have gone out, it can only mean one thing - the BiU Summer Ball 2019 is on the horizon.
Day 148: The RSVPs are in, the menus have gone out, it can only mean one thing - the BiU Summer Ball 2019 is on the horizon.
Day 147: CEO Michael Abbott, along with one of our clients, attended Cartmel Races in Cumbria last week as a guest of one of our business advisors - they were delighted to present to the race winners a bottle of champagne and Cartmel sticky toffee pudding.
Day 147: CEO Michael Abbott, along with one of our clients, attended Cartmel Races in Cumbria last week as a guest of one of our business advisors - they were delighted to present to the race winners a bottle of champagne and Cartmel sticky toffee pudding.
Day 146: Congratulations to one of our Utility Expense Managers (and Sherlock) for winning June's attendance prize. All of the BiU staff that have zero sick days go into a monthly ballot where they win a gift card and an extra days holiday.
Day 146: Congratulations to one of our Utility Expense Managers (and Sherlock) for winning June's attendance prize. All of the BiU staff that have zero sick days go into a monthly ballot where they win a gift card and an extra days holiday.
Day 145: Sherlock enjoyed his weekend away at the National Trust Low Wray Campsite where he stayed with the family of one of our Strategic Account Managers in non other than a solar panel powered yurt!
Day 145: Sherlock enjoyed his weekend away at the National Trust Low Wray Campsite where he stayed with the family of one of our Strategic Account Managers in non other than a solar panel powered yurt!
Day 144: Staff unwind at the end of the week, with not just fizz and food, but a couple games of table tennis... with Sherlock hoping to win a few games today!
Day 144: Staff unwind at the end of the week, with not just fizz and food, but a couple games of table tennis... with Sherlock hoping to win a few games today!
Day 143: Nothing like an ice cream from the boss to cool the office down during the hot weather. Even Sherlock joined in picking a Magnum from the selection.
Day 143: Nothing like an ice cream from the boss to cool the office down during the hot weather. Even Sherlock joined in picking a Magnum from the selection.
Day 142: Our Utility Data Administrator team has grown over the last few months, and now they have a new home headed up by our recently appointed Utility Data Manager.
Day 142: Our Utility Data Administrator team has grown over the last few months, and now they have a new home headed up by our recently appointed Utility Data Manager.
Day 141: Sherlock is looking forward to going to the Senior Open Golf this week at Royal Lytham Golf with our Head of Sales... so he's been practising his putting skills this morning in preparation.
Day 141: Sherlock is looking forward to going to the Senior Open Golf this week at Royal Lytham Golf with our Head of Sales... so he's been practising his putting skills this morning in preparation.
Day 140: Sherlock is getting the meeting room ready for some clients today who'll be joining the team for an annual review and get to the know the team session.
Day 140: Sherlock is getting the meeting room ready for some clients today who'll be joining the team for an annual review and get to the know the team session.
Day 139: We celebrated our CEO's birthday this week in style, with non other than a Colin the Caterpillar Cake. Just like all staff, Michael received a card and gift from BiU as well as getting a day off work for free.
Day 139: We celebrated our CEO's birthday this week in style, with non-other than a Colin the Caterpillar Cake. Just like all staff, Michael received a card and gift from BiU as well as getting a day off work for free.
Day 138: This week's #TBT photo is from celebrating our 20th birthday, nearly 2 years ago! This is one of our founding partners, Chris Jones, doing the cake cutting honours. Did you know we turn 22 this November?
Day 138: This week's #TBT photo is from celebrating our 20th birthday, nearly 2 years ago! This is one of our founding partners, Chris Jones, doing the cake cutting honours. Did you know we turn 22 this November?
Day 137: This is 'Mini B' as we called her from The Bees Country Kitchen proudly using her #OneBiU bottle she received as a gift for being part of the BiU catering team our Festival Event last week.
Day 137: This is 'Mini B' as we called her from The Bees Country Kitchen proudly using her #OneBiU bottle she received as a gift for being part of the BiU catering team our Festival Event last week.
Day 136: Sherlock was buys 'gnoming' his stall at the The St Thomas' Summer Fundraiser last week with one of our Senior Utility Expense Managers... he enjoyed meeting all the school kids, horses and playing the games at the fair.
Day 136: Sherlock was buys 'gnoming' his stall at the The St Thomas' Summer Fundraiser last week with one of our Senior Utility Expense Managers... he enjoyed meeting all the school kids, horses and playing the games at the fair.
Day 135: Sherlock joined one of our Utility Data Administrators running the Blackpool Race For Life last weekend... he thoroughly enjoyed the 5k around the prom, and loved his medal at the end!
Day 135: Sherlock joined one of our Utility Data Administrators running the Blackpool Race For Life last weekend... he thoroughly enjoyed the 5k around the prom, and loved his medal at the end!
Day 134: Wow. What a fabulous afternoon and evening was had at the BiU Festival Event! Knowledge sharing, food, fizz and fun for guests, BiU staff and suppliers alike before an evening at Lytham Festival. Thanks to Danbro, Lytham Fizz and Bees Country Kitchen making our event possible.
Day 134: Wow. What a fabulous afternoon and evening was had at the BiU Festival Event! Knowledge sharing, food, fizz and fun for guests, BiU staff and suppliers alike before an evening at Lytham Festival. Thanks to Danbro, Lytham Fizz and Bees Country Kitchen making our event possible.
Day 133: Today's #TBT is from when the team took to the slopes for a staff event - the temperature for tonight's event couldn't be anymore different from the cold slopes of the skiing centre!
Day 133: Today's #TBT is from when the team took to the slopes for a staff event - the temperature for tonight's event couldn't be anymore different from the cold slopes of the skiing centre!
Day 132: Sherlock has been hearing about the dozen or so awards we've been shortlisted for in the last 10 years, and which ones we're delighted to have picked up a along the way including Sunday Times Top 100 Best Places to Work among them.
Day 132: Sherlock has been hearing about the dozen or so awards we've been shortlisted for in the last 10 years, and which ones we're delighted to have picked up a along the way including Sunday Times Top 100 Best Places to Work among them.
Day 131: We're proud to support a range of activities along the Fylde Coast from the recent St Annes carnival to the beach clean up, and last weekend you'll have spotted our BiU flags flying with pride at the carnival.
Day 131: We're proud to support a range of activities along the Fylde Coast from the recent St Annes carnival to the beach clean up, and last weekend you'll have spotted our BiU flags flying with pride at the carnival.
Day 130: Two of the lovely team from DW Fitness popped in to BiU HQ to treat staff to a goodie bag and info about how we can use our staff gym membership perk.
Day 130: Two of the lovely team from DW Fitness popped in to BiU HQ to treat staff to a goodie bag and info about how we can use our staff gym membership perk.
Day 129: Sherlock is giving the Marketing & Events Team a hand today for our next two events on the horizon as we look forward to hosting a range of guests, suppliers, partners and friends of BiU. He's looking forward to meet the teams from Lytham Fizz and The Bees Country Kitchen who'll be tending to our first event next week.
Day 129: Sherlock is giving the Marketing & Events Team a hand today for our next two events on the horizon as we look forward to hosting a range of guests, suppliers, partners and friends of BiU. He's looking forward to meet the teams from Lytham Fizz and The Bees Country Kitchen who'll be tending to our first event next week.
Day 128: Our logo may have had a colour update, but our core is still the same - #utilities, #environment, #risk and #strategy. Today's #TBT snap is from a brand banner at an energy event a few years ago.
Day 128: Our logo may have had a colour update, but our core is still the same - #utilities, #environment, #risk and #strategy. Today's #TBT snap is from a brand banner at an energy event a few years ago.
Day 127: Perks of the job - beach lunch in the sun.
Day 127: Perks of the job - beach lunch in the sun.
Day 126: Sun is out, time to get our flags out and ready for the 7 events in the coming weeks.
Day 126: Sun is out, time to get our flags out and ready for the 7 events in the coming weeks.
Day 125: The new fish tank has arrived, complete with branding - just waiting on our fish to come back to their new upgraded home this week.
Day 125: The new fish tank has arrived, complete with branding - just waiting on our fish to come back to their new upgraded home this week.

June

Day 124: We were delighted to be guests at the 2019 Pro-Am Tournament by the @TimHenmanFDN - raising funds for the delivers programmes to better the lives of vulnerable young people and focuses on education and health.
Day 124: We were delighted to be guests at the 2019 Pro-Am Tournament by the @TimHenmanFDN - raising funds for the delivers programmes to better the lives of vulnerable young people and focuses on education and health.
Day 123: Last night the team were 'down south' for the TELCA awards, and en route one of the Team spotted this plaque on the side of @SavoyTheatreLdn which we thought was very fitting! #History
Day 123: Last night the team were 'down south' for the TELCA awards, and en route one of the Team spotted this plaque on the side of @SavoyTheatreLdn which we thought was very fitting! #History
Day 122: We're delighted to not just support the educational development of B&FC Energy HQ down the road, but also support the meeting and events team by using their site for larger corporate meetings like last week.
Day 122: We're delighted to not just support the educational development of B&FC Energy HQ down the road, but also support the meeting and events team by using their site for larger corporate meetings like last week.
Day 121: Not the average day for our CEO Michael, who attended a drinks and dinner function which was compèred by one of Queen's former roadies... complete with stories and memorabilia such as Freddie Mercury's mic!
Day 121: Not the average day for our CEO Michael, who attended a drinks and dinner function which was compèred by one of Queen's former roadies... complete with stories and memorabilia such as Freddie Mercury's mic!
Day 120: At BiU we continually invest in staff development, and last week Gilly joined us to deliver some management training to refresh longer serving managers as well as some of our new team leaders.
Day 120: At BiU we continually invest in staff development, and last week Gilly joined us to deliver some management training to refresh longer serving managers as well as some of our new team leaders.
Day 119: Not sure Sherlock realised his fruit pot friday breakfast would be nearly as tall as him! Everyone at BiU enjoys a breakfast on Fridays, from choices of bacon butties to fruit pots, staff are kept going through the day with their nibble of choice.
Day 119: Not sure Sherlock realised his fruit pot friday breakfast would be nearly as tall as him! Everyone at BiU enjoys a breakfast on Fridays, from choices of bacon butties to fruit pots, staff are kept going through the day with their nibble of choice.
Day 118: Today's #TBT photo is from our HR team when they attended the B&FC careers fayre last year. We're glad to support the local colleagues and sixth forms with getting young minds inspired into the energy and utilities sector.
Day 118: Today's #TBT photo is from our HR team when they attended the B&FC careers fayre last year. We're glad to support the local colleagues and sixth forms with getting young minds inspired into the energy and utilities sector.
Day 117: Nothing like a long lunch and chippy on the seafront. Staff at BiU can have a longer lunch when they want due to our flexi-time working system.
Day 117: Nothing like a long lunch and chippy on the seafront. Staff at BiU can have a longer lunch when they want due to our flexi-time working system.
Day 116: Our new recognition system #OneBiU Merits enable staff to nominate colleagues for going above and beyond while embodying our values; #Responsible, #Bold, #Imaginative & #Together. In June's company update Chief Exec Michael, presented the 1st merit gifts to staff 🎉.
Day 115: At BiU we're embracing all things Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, and we've recently swapped hand paper towels for fancy new hand dryers that Sherlock is testing out this morning. This simple swap will save over 120,000 paper towels per year going to landfill (as they can't be recycled).
Day 115: At BiU we're embracing all things Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, and we've recently swapped hand paper towels for fancy new hand dryers that Sherlock is testing out this morning. This simple swap will save over 120,000 paper towels per year going to landfill (as they can't be recycled).
Day 114: This time a London trip for one of our Strategic Account Managers - and taking full advantage of the nice weather with Sherlock by renting a 'Boris Bike', of course now sponsored by Santander Cycles
Day 114: This time a London trip for one of our Strategic Account Managers - and taking full advantage of the nice weather with Sherlock by renting a 'Boris Bike', of course now sponsored by Santander Cycles
Day 113: Not the average 'taxi' ride when our CEO, Michael Abbott was being picked up after visiting one of our energy suppliers in Scotland - this @Tesla definitely had a noticeable number plate.
Day 113: Not the average 'taxi' ride when our CEO, Michael Abbott was being picked up after visiting one of our energy suppliers in Scotland - this @Tesla definitely had a noticeable number plate.
Day 112: Back from America, Sherlock took a trip up the London Eye with our Commercial Director for a bit of sightseeing between meetings with a couple of our retailer clients.
Day 112: Back from America, Sherlock took a trip up the London Eye with our Commercial Director for a bit of sightseeing between meetings with a couple of our retailer clients.
Day 111: Last week all our staff received a personalised BiU water bottle, including Sherlock who posed with all of the bottles! Not only does water help with hydration of course but the new bottles go along way towards our recycling and reuse initiative to use less single use plastic.
Day 111: Last week all our staff received a personalised BiU water bottle, including Sherlock who posed with all of the bottles! Not only does water help with hydration of course but the new bottles go along way towards our recycling and reuse initiative to use less single use plastic.
Day 110: Last Friday saw the team at BiU head to the beach for a slightly soggy beach party! Everyone was in great spirits despite the British weather, for an afternoon filled with fun, food and fun just a stones throw from the BiU HQ offices in St Annes.
Day 110: Last Friday saw the team at BiU head to the beach for a slightly soggy beach party! Everyone was in great spirits despite the British weather, for an afternoon filled with fun, food and fun just a stones throw from the BiU HQ offices in St Annes.
Day 109: Sherlock has been busy reading one of our ESOS information packs, so he knows everything he needs to in order to support our Smart Services team carrying out ESOS phase 2 audits next week. One day he'll get his Lead Assessors qualification alongside our team.
Day 109: Sherlock has been busy reading one of our ESOS information packs, so he knows everything he needs to in order to support our Smart Services team carrying out ESOS phase 2 audits next week. One day he'll get his Lead Assessors qualification alongside our team.
Day 108: This week's #TBT is from the events team taking over BiU for Halloween. Tomorrow is our Beach Party hosted by the team... wonder what is in store, guesses?
Day 108: This week's #TBT is from the events team taking over BiU for Halloween. Tomorrow is our Beach Party hosted by the team... wonder what is in store, guesses?
Day 107: It's #WorldEnvironmentDay so we wanted to share some of our new Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and #BeResponsible initiatives we've put in place at BiU over the last 4 weeks.
Day 107: It's #WorldEnvironmentDay so we wanted to share some of our new Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and #BeResponsible initiatives we've put in place at BiU over the last 4 weeks. We've overhauled our waste management including introducing the Walkers_crisps crisp and LushLtd bottle top collection bins which are in turn remade into park benches or wellie boots - through to making smart swaps of changing paper towels for super speedy energy efficient hand dryers as well as being part of the Fylde Beach Care business initiative supporting our beautiful coastline.
Day 106: Our CEO went for a business trip to Barcelona where he took this snap showing the amazing architecture from Sir Norman Foster (left - the mast peeking out the sky known as Torre de Collserola) and Antoni Gaudi (right - the three spires of Casa Mila).
Day 106: Our CEO went for a business trip to Barcelona where he took this snap showing the amazing architecture from Sir Norman Foster (left - the mast peeking out the sky known as Torre de Collserola) and Antoni Gaudi (right - the three spires of Casa Mila).
Day 105: Clearly Sherlock didn't want to miss out on the legendary BiU Monday breakfast so he popped to an iHop in America as he's been enjoying using his flexi-time holidays up travelling with staff.
Day 105: Clearly Sherlock didn't want to miss out on the legendary BiU Monday breakfast so he popped to an iHop in America as he's been enjoying using his flexi-time holidays up travelling with staff.

May

Day 104: The bunting is up, the flag is flying, sun is out, and it's just a month away till St Annes Carnival 2019! We're lucky to have such a fantastic location for our offices, with the view of the pier and beaches from the office windows.
Day 104: The bunting is up, the flag is flying, sun is out, and it's just a month away till St Annes Carnival 2019! We're lucky to have such a fantastic location for our offices, with the view of the pier and beaches from the office windows.
Day 103: Is it Brie-I-U you're looking for?' ...today's #TBT photo is from our partnership and cheese trike featured at Retail Week live... with some very cheesy puns dotted about the bicycle.
Day 103: Is it Brie-I-U you're looking for?' ...today's #TBT photo is from our partnership and cheese trike featured at Retail Week live... with some very cheesy puns dotted about the bicycle.
Day 102: This month we've enjoyed hosting work placements students from Lytham Sixth college where they've learned about the industry and roles within it.
Day 102: This month we've enjoyed hosting work placements students from Lytham Sixth college where they've learned about the industry and roles within it.
Day 101: It may Tuesday, but the team are still treated to Monday's breakfast of toast rounds across the offices. Sherlock got first in line for the staff perk today!
Day 101: It may Tuesday, but the team are still treated to Monday's breakfast of toast rounds across the offices. Sherlock got first in line for the staff perk today!
Day 100: And what a way to celebrate 100 days of #OneBiU with 2 of our team being shortlisted for a #TECLA19 award! Congratulations Alysia and Lauren on the nomination and we look forward to next month’s award ceremony hosted by Enegy Live News
Day 100: And what a way to celebrate 100 days of #OneBiU with 2 of our team being shortlisted for a #TECLA19 award! Congratulations Alysia and Lauren on the nomination and we look forward to next month’s award ceremony hosted by Enegy Live News
Day 99: Another #TBT photo from Sherlock's time with the business team at EDF Energy at the Energy Consultancy Conference.
Day 99: Another #TBT photo from Sherlock's time with the business team at EDF Energy at the Energy Consultancy Conference.
Day 98: Monday we had our May company update, where Michael Abbott, our CEO, talks all things BiU, from congratulating our 2 members of staff on their 5 year anniversary, welcoming new starters to discussing service lines and rewarding staff.
Day 98: Monday we had our May company update, where Michael Abbott, our CEO, talks all things BiU, from congratulating our 2 members of staff on their 5 year anniversary, welcoming new starters to discussing service lines and rewarding staff.
Day 97: Sherlock has been busy packing his event packs for our next invite-only event we're hosting this Summer.
Day 97: Sherlock has been busy packing his event packs for our next invite-only event we're hosting this Summer.
Day 95: Sherlock stayed at one of our clients last night before a project meeting in London with one of our Strategic Account Managers. He's off to talk all things Smart Services Compliance and Energy Efficiency today.
Day 95: Sherlock stayed at one of our clients last night before a project meeting in London with one of our Strategic Account Managers. He's off to talk all things Smart Services Compliance and Energy Efficiency today.
Day 96: Sherlock has been on his adventures over the weekend with our Commercial Director and his family... with a soft-drink of course!
Day 96: Sherlock has been on his adventures over the weekend with our Commercial Director and his family... with a soft-drink of course!
Day 94: All aboard our #TBT photo! Our summer ball is just a few months away, and who knows what is in store. Last event saw the team board a BiU tram!
Day 94: All aboard our #TBT photo! Our summer ball is just a few months away, and who knows what is in store. Last event saw the team board a BiU tram!
Day 93: Glasses on, calculators out, pencil sharpened. Time for some energy management and number crunchy learning for some of our Smart Services Data Scientists (and Sherlock!).
Day 93: Glasses on, calculators out, pencil sharpened. Time for some energy management and number crunchy learning for some of our Smart Services Data Scientists (and Sherlock!).
Day 92: Did you know we're a Living Wage Employer? That means we pay our staff better than the minimum wage, as well as all the staff perks from subsidised gym membership, tea, coffee and yummy health bites through to proper flexitime and breakfast on the house.
Day 92: Did you know we're a Living Wage Employer? That means we pay our staff better than the minimum wage, as well as all the staff perks from subsidised gym membership, tea, coffee and yummy health bites through to proper flexitime and breakfast on the house.
Day 91: Sherlock hitched a ride with one of our Utility Expense Managers for a trip to the States. Has he got ideas for a job vacancy coming up in 2020 at #TheWhiteHouse?
Day 91: Sherlock hitched a ride with one of our Utility Expense Managers for a trip to the States. Has he got ideas for a job vacancy coming up in 2020 at #TheWhiteHouse?
Day 90: A nail biting weekend lays ahead for Sherlock... he's off on his travels to a big white house in America, but enroute to the airport he went to Man City to wish them luck before the final games of the season at the weekend.
Day 90: A nail biting weekend lays ahead for Sherlock... he's off on his travels to a big white house in America, but enroute to the airport he went to Man City to wish them luck before the final game of the season at the weekend.
Day 89: We had a great time at Energy Live News' Consultancy Conference a few weeks ago, with Sherlock making friends with the team from SSE.
Day 89: We had a great time at Energy Live News' Consultancy Conference a few weeks ago, with Sherlock making friends with the team from SSE.
Day 88: One of the staff perks at BiU is our regular subsided massages. Sherlock got his name on the list prompt so he didn't miss out this month.
Day 88: One of the staff perks at BiU is our regular subsided massages. Sherlock got his name on the list prompt so he didn't miss out this month.
Day 87: The Bank Holiday weekend weather held off for some of the team to go on an adventure hike, and of course they couldn't leave Sherlock behind!
Day 87: The Bank Holiday weekend weather held off for some of the team to go on an adventure hike, and of course they couldn't leave Sherlock behind!

April

Day 86: Sherlock was at the annual Energyst event this week... he couldn't help getting a selfie on the team's stand. He loved the masterclass seminar in Energy Benchmarking and Performance Indicators.
Day 86: Sherlock was at the annual Energyst event this week... he couldn't help getting a selfie on the team's stand. He loved the masterclass seminar in Energy Benchmarking and Performance Indicators.
Day 85: Two of our Smart Service Responsive Energy Managers took Sherlock out for a cycle recently around Musselburgh after they finished a suite of energy surveys and equipment upgrades for clients in and around East Lothian and Edinburgh. Hope they brought a cycling helmet for Sherlock!
Day 85: Two of our Smart Service Responsive Energy Managers took Sherlock out for a cycle recently around Musselburgh after they finished a suite of energy surveys and equipment upgrades for clients in and around East Lothian and Edinburgh. Hope they brought a cycling helmet for Sherlock!
Day 84: Sherlock has been out and about with our Energy Consultants and stopped to get his boots polished by London Shoeshine at the Service Desk & IT event today... look out for the big red chair by !
Day 84: Sherlock has been out and about with our Energy Consultants and stopped to get his boots polished by London Shoeshine at the Service Desk & IT event today... look out for the big red chair by !
Day 83: Just two weeks until our last Spring ESOS & SECR briefings from BiU! Join us at our Glasgow Breakfast Briefing to optimise your compliance obligations with ESOS and SECR into opportunities for the planet and your bottom line. Book for free at http://smarteventglasgow.eventbrite.co.uk
Day 83: Just two weeks until our last Spring ESOS & SECR briefings from BiU! Join us at our Glasgow Breakfast Briefing to optimise your compliance obligations with ESOS and SECR into opportunities for the planet and your bottom line. Book for free at http://smarteventglasgow.eventbrite.co.uk
Day 82: While we were all tucked in bed during Storm Hannah over the weekend, our Maintenance Supervisor and Sherlock were sleeping on the streets of Blackpool fundraising for the Big Sleepout 2019 .Our Fundraising Friday was in support of the guys sleeping out, with all proceeds going to the event. Street Life are a youth work charity with the aim of assisting vulnerable young people in the Blackpool area.
Day 82: While we were all tucked in bed during Storm Hannah over the weekend, our Maintenance Supervisor and Sherlock were sleeping on the streets of Blackpool fundraising for the Big Sleepout 2019 .Our Fundraising Friday was in support of the guys sleeping out, with all proceeds going to the event. Street Life are a youth work charity with the aim of assisting vulnerable young people in the Blackpool area.
Day 81: A surprise awaited one of the team today! The Reception team are saying goodbye to one of their own as they start on their new journey within BiU as part of our Marketing Team. We're proud to spot and harness local talent, and we've Utility Expense Managers, Utility Data Administrators, Energy Procurement Administrators and Analysts who all started their careers within our Reception team.
Day 81: A surprise awaited one of the team today! The Reception team are saying goodbye to one of their own as they start on their new journey within BiU as part of our Marketing Team. We're proud to spot and harness local talent, and we've Utility Expense Managers, Utility Data Administrators, Energy Procurement Administrators and Analysts who all started their careers within our Reception team.
Day 80: Today's #ThrowbackThursday is a photo from our events archive of our stand before the doors opened to the public at Sustainability Live 10 years ago.
Day 80: Today's #ThrowbackThursday is a photo from our events archive of our stand before the doors opened to the public at Sustainability Live 10 years ago.
Day 79: Not all client meetings come with this view... our Commercial Director trying to out-do our lovely St Annes seaside view with this snap from Dubai!
Day 79: Not all client meetings come with this view... our Commercial Director trying to out-do our lovely St Annes seaside view with this snap from Dubai!
Day 78: The staff had a great time decorating their eggs for our Easter competition... check out Sherlock idolised now in Egg form! Complete with lanyard and name tag
Day 78: The staff had a great time decorating their eggs for our Easter competition... check out Sherlock idolised now in Egg form! Complete with lanyard and name tag
Day 77: Our events team had an eggcellent idea to make reception into an Easter eggstravaganza as well as getting the #Easter egg eggchange ready for the long weekend!
Day 77: Our events team had an eggcellent idea to make reception into an Easter eggstravaganza as well as getting the #Easter egg eggchange ready for the long weekend!
Day 76: Back to reality for Sherlock, and he arrived back to do some trading with our Energy Procurement team to find they'd created a deity statue of him while he was on holiday!
Day 76: Back to reality for Sherlock, and he arrived back to do some trading with our Energy Procurement team to find they'd created a deity statue of him while he was on holiday!
Day 75: A cheeky quick snapshot of our New Business team exchanging knowledge in their weekly sessions, this time it was all about our Renewables Revenue Recovery service, again fuelled by retro sweets!
Day 75: A cheeky quick snapshot of our New Business team exchanging knowledge in their weekly sessions, this time it was all about our Renewables Revenue Recovery service, again fuelled by retro sweets!
Day 74: Off to Thailand Sherlock went for some holidays in the sun with a member of our IT Development team... they explored beaches from the famous movies and the blue lagoons to match his hat!
Day 74: Off to Thailand Sherlock went for some holidays in the sun with a member of our IT Development team... they explored beaches from the famous movies and the blue lagoons to match his hat!
Day 73: Did you know we've our maintenance team at BiU? Sherlock has been doing some work experience with them on refurbishments, including the Commercial Director's Smart Wall... time to get the whiteboard pens out and test the wall!
Day 73: Did you know we've our maintenance team at BiU? Sherlock has been doing some work experience with them on refurbishments, including the Commercial Director's Smart Wall... time to get the whiteboard pens out and test the wall!
Day 72: Our #ThrowbackThursday pic is from a few years ago when the office went Go-Karting as part of a staff off-site day filled with fun activities and treats for the team.
Day 72: Our #ThrowbackThursday pic is from a few years ago when the office went Go-Karting as part of a staff off-site day filled with fun activities and treats for the team.
Day 71: Sherlock has been enjoying visiting our clients recently with our Strategic Account Managers, and enjoyed being treated to his Love Burger and Fries.
Day 71: Sherlock has been enjoying visiting our clients recently with our Strategic Account Managers, and enjoyed being treated to his Love Burger and Fries.
Day 70: Sherlock was in charge of 'Snacks' for a recent department meeting focusing on our Renewables PPA/GPA offering... he got a bit carried away in the retro sweet aisle it would seem!
Day 70: Sherlock was in charge of 'Snacks' for a recent department meeting focusing on our Renewables PPA/GPA offering... he got a bit carried away in the retro sweet aisle it would seem!
Day 69: We were pleased to nominate one of our temps within our Smart Services team for Adecco's 'Temp of the Month', and even more delighted when Jade won! Congratulations Jade, and thank you for all the hard work on our projects.
Day 69: We were pleased to nominate one of our temps within our Smart Services team for Adecco's 'Temp of the Month', and even more delighted when Jade won! Congratulations Jade, and thank you for all the hard work on our projects.
Day 68: Sherlock last week helped our Reception team get all the goodies ready for our traditional #FunFriday we host every Friday afternoon where staff unwind, all with the beautiful coast as a backdrop!
Day 68: Sherlock last week helped our Reception team get all the goodies ready for our traditional #FunFriday we host every Friday afternoon where staff unwind, all with the beautiful coast as a backdrop!
Day 67: Our #TBT photo today is from a few years ago when the team donned giant bubble balls for a bit of staff funtime!
Day 67: Our #TBT photo today is from a few years ago when the team donned giant bubble balls for a bit of staff funtime!
Day 66: Sherlock has been practising his Golf at Garstang Hotel golf course as he's getting ready for the inaugural BiU golf competition being held this summer. If you fancy joining us, check out biu.com/golf .
Day 66: Sherlock has been practising his Golf at Garstang Hotel golf course as he's getting ready for the inaugural BiU golf competition being held this summer. If you fancy joining us, check out biu.com/golf .
Day 65: We were delighted to join a wealth of suppliers at a conference one of our longstanding clients held recently in Dubai, where we exchanged ideas, working practices and also got time to enjoy the beautiful sites, and amazing architecture!
Day 65: We were delighted to join a wealth of suppliers at a conference one of our longstanding clients held recently in Dubai, where we exchanged ideas, working practices and also got time to enjoy the beautiful sites, and amazing architecture!
Day 64: Sherlock has enjoyed his weekend away with one of our New Business Development team, this time enjoying the sites of Brussels, visiting The Grand Palace and then taste testing local sweet treats. His passport is becoming full with his trips with the team!
Day 64: Sherlock has enjoyed his weekend away with one of our New Business Development team, this time enjoying the sites of Brussels, visiting The Grand Palace and then taste testing local sweet treats. His passport is becoming full with his trips with the team!

March

Day 63: Sherlock has been taking to the phones this week with our New Business Development team... someone may need to order him a better size headset!
Day 63: Sherlock has been taking to the phones this week with our New Business Development team... someone may need to order him a better size headset!
Day 62: It was great to attend the #ELCC19 event last week, which reminded us for #ThrowbackThursday of winning the Diversity Pioneer award from Energy Live News for our work on gender equality in energy and local employment credentials.
Day 62: It was great to attend the #ELCC19 event last week, which reminded us for #ThrowbackThursday of winning the Diversity Pioneer award from Energy Live News for our work on gender equality in energy and local employment credentials.
Day 61: The guys and gals from BiU have arrived for two jam packed days of fabulous content, great speakers, innovation and insights at Retail Week Live. But first... being spoilt by Jock from the Ted Baker London Shoeshine team! #RWL19
Day 61: The guys and gals from BiU have arrived for two jam packed days of fabulous content, great speakers, innovation and insights at Retail Week Live. But first... being spoilt by Jock from the Ted Baker London Shoeshine team! #RWL19
Day 60: Members of our Utility Management Solutions team attended the Haven Power consultant conference recently to learn about Haven's new products, sustainability and energy management services.
Day 60: Members of our Utility Management Solutions team attended the Haven Power consultant conference recently to learn about Haven's new products, sustainability and energy management services.
Day 59: Sherlock has sent us a wish you were here photo from Kuala Lumpur! He's hitched a ride with some of our metering and expense management team for a very sunny weekend away sightseeing outside the Petronas Twin Towers.
Day 59: Sherlock has sent us a wish you were here photo from Kuala Lumpur! He's hitched a ride with some of our metering and expense management team for a very sunny weekend away sightseeing outside the Petronas Twin Towers.
Day 58: Sherlock hitched a ride to the Grand Theatre Blackpool where he enjoyed an evening of Shakespeare performed by children from local schools, including several of our staff's little ones on the night.
Day 58: Sherlock hitched a ride to the Grand Theatre Blackpool where he enjoyed an evening of Shakespeare performed by children from local schools, including several of our staff's little ones on the night.
Day 57: Sherlock has been snapped with Geoff Curran this morning as we’re at the Energy Live News Consultancy Conference today with a range of industry experts and speakers sharing their take on the current climate, compliance and sector news. #ELCC19
Day 57: Sherlock has been snapped with Geoff Curran this morning as we’re at the Energy Live News Consultancy Conference today with a range of industry experts and speakers sharing their take on the current climate, compliance and sector news. #ELCC19
Day 56: It's not often Sherlock is out staged for #OneBiU, but this fella stole the show! Sherlock joined our Energy Procurement Administrator on her birthday day off to the Safari this week.
Day 56: It's not often Sherlock is out staged for #OneBiU, but this fella stole the show! Sherlock joined our Energy Procurement Administrator on her birthday day off to the Safari this week.
Day 55: Sherlock has been on his travels again, this time to locations for our Energy Advice Seminars. Our Breakfast Briefing in Birmingham is in a few weeks time. Book on in a jiffy here: https://smarteventbirmingham.eventbrite.co.uk
Day 55: Sherlock has been on his travels again, this time to locations for our Energy Advice Seminars. Our Breakfast Briefing in Birmingham is in a few weeks time. Book on in a jiffy here: https://smarteventbirmingham.eventbrite.co.uk
Day 54: Members of our Utility Management Solutions team and Commercial Team got together recently for some continuing professional development (CPD) and training.
Day 54: Members of our Utility Management Solutions team and Commercial Team got together recently for some continuing professional development (CPD) and training.
Day 53: On the road again, for Utility Procurement and Expense Management meetings in Manchester and Lancashire. But first, a quick pit stop time for Michael, our CEO at Starbucks for a morning brew and porridge.
Day 53: On the road again, for Utility Procurement and Expense Management meetings in Manchester and Lancashire. But first, a quick pit stop time for Michael, our CEO at Starbucks for a morning brew and porridge.
Day 52: This week's #TBT is from our monthly company updates that Michael, our CEO, hosts from the floor of our Utility Management Solutions team. We share in celebrations of staff news such as wedding bells through to welcoming new starters, insights into company business & industry news.
Day 52: This week's #TBT is from our monthly company updates that Michael, our CEO, hosts from the floor of our Utility Management Solutions team. We share in celebrations of staff news such as wedding bells through to welcoming new starters, insights into company business & industry news.
Day 51: Say hello to the newest recruit to the Pugsley household, Franco a Bracco Italiano. After good days work in our Utility Expense Management team yesterday, he went to welcome Franco to the extended BiU family with some bedtime cuddles.
Day 51: Say hello to the newest recruit to the Pugsley household, Franco a Bracco Italiano. After good days work in our Utility Expense Management team yesterday, he went to welcome Franco to the extended BiU family with some bedtime cuddles.
Day 50: Sherlock has been busy delivering staff packs this morning! Last week he had the help of a Sahara during her day of work experience at BiU as well as the marketing team to get them ready in time for his BiU postal round.
Day 50: Sherlock has been busy delivering staff packs this morning! Last week he had the help of a Sahara during her day of work experience at BiU as well as the marketing team to get them ready in time for his BiU postal round.
Day 49: Sherlock's received his Summer Ball save the date for 2019. It'll be his first BiU Summer Ball, so he's off to measure up for his tux. All staff, and their partners enjoy a night on BiU to relax after the first half of 2019's work.
Day 49: Sherlock's received his Summer Ball save the date for 2019. It'll be his first BiU Summer Ball, so he's off to measure up for his tux. All staff, and their partners enjoy a night on BiU to relax after the first half of 2019's work.
Day 48: Sherlock, like many staff, enjoys checking out a book over the weekend from our Staff Library... looks like he's eyeing up a cookbook!
Day 48: Sherlock, like many staff, enjoys checking out a book over the weekend from our Staff Library... looks like he's eyeing up a cookbook!
Day 47: Today's #TBT is from one our BiU Staff Parties a few years ago; where we enjoyed a range of entertainment including blackjack tables for staff to enjoy.
Day 47: Today's #TBT is from one our BiU Staff Parties a few years ago; where we enjoyed a range of entertainment including blackjack tables for staff to enjoy.
Day 46: Not everyday we get to celebrate a birthday with a Ship Cake! Happy Birthday to our Financial Director. Hope he left a bite or two for Sherlock!
Day 46: Not everyday we get to celebrate a birthday with a Ship Cake! Happy Birthday to our Financial Director. Hope he left a bite or two for Sherlock!
Day 45: Meeting time for our Commercial Director and his companion. Ties on. Train bound. Off we go up north this time.
Day 45: Meeting time for our Commercial Director and his companion. Ties on. Train bound. Off we go up north this time.
Day 44: No rest for Sherlock, our BiU Gnome. He's back from his trip to Paris and straight on the Bakerloo Underground line to client meetings.
Day 44: No rest for Sherlock, our BiU Gnome. He's back from his trip to Paris and straight on the Bakerloo Underground line to client meetings.

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