Following the Joint Procurement Waste Management Service across the BID area, savings of 70% have been identified for levy payers.


Essential Edinburgh work in conjunction with the utility management company eyebright, formerly Business Advisory Support. eyebright offer independent guidance and a personal end-to-end service for gas, electricity, water, and telecoms contracts, as well as green energy and water saving solutions.

eyebright’s ethos is to save businesses time, money, and effort on their utilities to increase their profitability and help them become more environmentally friendly. In numerous cases, eyebright have managed to save businesses the equivalent of their BID levy.

Their industry leading experts will guide you through the entire process, from an initial consultation to finding the contracts best suited to your needs to processing your contract renewal or switch if you choose to go forward with one of the options presented to you.

Steve-400x400If you would like to arrange a meeting please get in touch with us, or directly with the regional consultant, Stephen Martin. Please use the face-to-face meeting with eyebright to address any questions about your utilities, or to go directly to their website www.eyebrightutilities.co.uk to find out more.



Kettle Collective delighted to take advantage of increased broadband speeds for City Centre.

“As architects working internationally , we have to transfer large files over the internet to our clients.  The lack of broadband speed was becoming a real issue and, at times, our staff had to stay until midnight waiting for files to transfer fully.  We had tried all traditional suppliers to help, however we constantly were let down with delivery dates on dedicated lease lines.  Through our relationship with Essential Edinburgh, we were introduced to Business Advisory Support Ltd (eyebright).  Through the new City Fibre network, which is available to all BID businesses, we will have upload and download speeds of 100Mb next month.  We can also increase this to 1Gb if we need to.   The cost to do this was cheaper than the traditional suppliers and offered us over three times the speed that they were promising.”  – Colin Bone, MD Kettle Collective

For a free audit to establish options to speed up your connectivity, Stephen Martin, a Director of eyebright is happy to come and have a chat to see if you too can take advantage of this new infrastructure.