Restaurant in Tipperary – Gas

Recently we were tasked with making savings for a restaurant in Tipperary. The current rate of gas pricing was excessively high for this particular client and was proving to be a huge challenge to them.

45 Bed Nursing Home

On January 1st, 2023 all standard variable rates have increased to well over .50 cent per KWH. A 45 bed nursing home in Cork was presented with a sizeable bill totalling to €10,900 with their existing supplier. This client approached us to see if we could reduce this total and make some significant energy savings for […]

Win of the Week: We Saved a Hotel €8,700 p.a. on their Energy Bill

WhyEnergy costs in Ireland and internationally have soared in 2021. The wholesale price of natural gas has surged 250 per cent since the start of the year. Last month saw an increase of about 35 per cent. This is feeding through to price rises for business and domestic customers. After a hard winter in 2020, […]

Government’s reopening guidelines explained

Overview Today (October 19th) the Irish Government announced further guidelines on COVID19 restrictions. Speaking at the announcement, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the pandemic “isn’t over in Ireland. We have to get through another winter before we can safely say it’s behind us. We’re not where we hoped to be or expected to be for October 22. We are […]

Choice Talks 006 – Alan Blaney – Bunzl Rafferty

We had the pleasure of speaking with Alan Blaney, General Manager of Bunzl Rafferty about how they had to change how they conducted business and their business model during COVID19. He discuss how they relied more on technology and also moved into the B2C market. He also encourages employers to look after their employees mental […]

Happy Holidays from FCP

As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our business. The team at First Choice Purchasing wishes you peace, joy and prosperity this Holiday Season & throughout the coming year. Thank you for your continued support and partnership, and we wish you all the […]

Choice Talks 005 – Colm Daly – Flogas

In our latest Choice Talk with spoke with Colm Daly, Bulk Gas Sale Manager at Flogas about how the COVID19 pandemic has impacted the way they do business. Flogas is a leading supplier of both Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LP Gas) & Natural Gas providing thousands of businesses and homes throughout the UK & Ireland with […]

May’s Frontline Hero of the Month Video Interview

For the month of May, we are delighted to announce Catherine O’Flynn as the winner of our ‘Hero of the Month’. Catherine is the HCA/Activities coordinator at Maria Goretti Nursing Home in Limerick. In order to highlight Catherine’s work and the great work being carried out at Maria Goretti Nursing Home, we sat down with Catherine […]