The UKs longest established consultancy


We’ve been providing our award-winning service and end-to-end utility management capabilities to some of the UKs most prominent brands for over 40 years. Operating across all commercial business sectors including retail, manufacturing, education, charities, infrastructure and FMCG, our clients range from small dynamic start-ups to 1000+ multi-sites.

Each of our clients benefit from our team of expert advisors, cutting edge technology and proven financial savings so when our clients choose to work with us, they stay, with many clients having been with us since Day 1. 

Our heritage began in 1972, when Consumers Utility Costs was first established. In 1988, Jon Henderson started up the ECM partnership, which subsequently became a limited company in 1996.

A new millennium

As we entered the new millennium, we had even more ambitious plans. 2007 saw the two market leading companies begin to work together for the benefit of their clients, and four years later in 2011, the union was made official under the trading name Energy and Carbon Management (E&CM). E&CM grew from strength to strength, boasting established relationships with all major suppliers in the market, client loyalty reaching an industry high of 97%, and shortlisting’s in numerous consumer and industry awards. After a decade of research and development, we also launched our market leading utility management software, Ingenuity. It provides full portfolio transparency, utter belief in data accuracy and a beautiful adaptable interface turning data in to insight at the touch of a button.

Award winning team

The achievements and hard work of E&CM were recognised nationally in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by its clients with E&CM being named finalists in multiple categories at the Energy Awards and the TELCAs.

Then in 2017 we were delighted to once again be shortlisted at the Energy Awards, the Gatwick Diamond Awards and to have named the UK’s Consultancy of the Year at the TELCAs!

Our suite of services

We offer an end to end, all-encompassing consultancy service including project management of new connections and metering services, risk strategy development and effective utility purchasing, data collection, measurement and analysis, energy efficiency and carbon compliance, market intelligence and reporting, as well as alternative and self-generation.

Our People

Our expert, integrated team has a combined experience of nearly 500 years, and they remain entirely accountable directly to our clients – our agreements are our promise, and what we promise we deliver, saving our clients an average of 10% simply by choosing E&CM.

Our future

At the beginning of 2018 we were delighted to announce that we had joined the Inprova Group family. This opportunity will provide our clients with even greater reach, a wider suite of complementary products and services yet the same, personal service and attention to detail they have come to expect from our team.