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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.

May

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.

February

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