Meercat is the only procurement consultancy for improving business profits while caring for the planet. We serve those who want to take action in a time of climate crisis and rising costs.
We provide cost and carbon reduction solutions to businesses, BIDs and local authorities in a knowledgeable, caring and concise manner while helping them feel empowered and giving them the support they need.
ZERO is a certified, 12 month support programme for environmentally-conscious businesses which reduces carbon and increases profits. A Media Pack is included with certificates, graphics and marketing copy to help promote your efforts far and wide. It is aligned with the SME Climate Hub, UN Race To Zero and PAS 2060.
As experts in business sustainability, we have helped tens of thousands of businesses improve their profits, eliminate waste to landfill and reduce the impact they have on the planet, significantly boosting company image, pride and brand value.
Everything we do is centred around reducing cost and carbon from your business and have been awarded the Green Apple Award, Green Ambassador Award and the Sussex Business Award for the various zero to landfill schemes.
We are members of the National Buying Group, SME Climate Hub, Green Growth Platform, Clean Growth UK, MemberWise and British BIDs, a network of hundreds of Business Improvement Districts. We are also contractors with Kent County Council delivering their Green Recovery Voucher Scheme.
Meercat has an extensive cost reduction framework of supply partners and in 2019, secured £1,542,925 in cost savings for thousands of businesses, across 36 BIDs nationwide. Our carbon reduction framework includes all major energy suppliers, electric vehicles and charging points, LED lighting and Solar PV and create local, bespoke solutions for waste and recycling.
Meercat Support Services Ltd
Our work with BIDs, local authorities and business membership organisations is delivered by our sister company, Meercat Support Services Ltd. This includes place engagement strategy, member engagement, ballots & renewals, data cleansing, surveys and project management. For more details, call 01444 416529 or email email@example.com
We have a highly qualified and competent team and have a great deal of experience supporting businesses tackle their carbon emissions, building more sustainable business processes and propagating the message of environmental awareness and personal responsibility. The core team consists of:
Andrew Childers, CEO
Andrew has an extensive career spanning blue-chip, central government, local government, not-for-profit, and private sector organisations. With 28 years of executive level business experience. Andrew established Meercat’s in 2007 to help and support businesses of all levels. His hands on experience of working with private and public sector organisations means that he ensures the Meercat team constantly offer the best-in-class, high value add services.
BEng in Product Design. HNC in Technical Engineering. ONC in Computer Aided Engineering. Diploma (with Hons) in clinical hypnotherapy. Registered Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), EFQM (Business excellence) Assessor, Six Sigma Green Belt.
Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law. Negotiation, Cost Reduction, OJEU, , Value Engineering/Analysis, Kaizen, Relationship Management. Sustainable Supply Chain. Waste Management Best Practice.
Crispin Sykes, Head of Meercat Associates Ltd
Crispin holds a broad base of experience leading teams and managing business operations across a range of industries. His previous director role saw him liaise with the business owners with regards to business strategies, including marketing, product development and investments. Taking responsibility for developing business plans, creating budgets and project management, Crispin is ideally placed to support businesses identify realistic carbon reduction targets and walk them through the process to see them realised. With experience in supply chain management and procurement, Crispin works with key partners and suppliers that assist beneficiaries in the initiatives that best suits their business needs.
Post graduate certificates in Managing for Sustainability and Environmental Decision Making, AAT level 2 accountancy and diploma in Employment Law.
Khush Sodhi, Head of Meercat Support Services Ltd
Khush has over 9 years of experience in talent acquisition, recruitment and business development. Working for some high-profile clients within central London in the role of senior consultant and international director, Khush has a wealth of experience in engaging with businesses across a broad range of industries to understand their priorities and business constraints to tailor services that meet their requirements.
Khush’ role as Accountancy Divisions Manager included responsibility for training and developing of their team, reporting to the CEO against agreed targets. As Head of Support Services for Meercat Associates, Khush delivers training and development to staff, business partners and clients.
BA Accounting and Management from University of Reading, Henley Business School.
David Robertson, Marketing Manager
David is a marketing strategist and leader, specialising in digital, search engine optimisation (SEO) and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in marketing. Having worked in the role for over 20 years, David runs campaigns from ideas creation, to writing copy, video production, graphics, campaign conversion through to the measurement and data analysis. He has successfully delivered numerous local authority regeneration and business support programmes and was High Growth Advisor for Bradford Chambers of Commerce and Mentor at University of Bradford Incubation Programme.
ONC in Electrical Engineer and digital techniques. Completed numerous leadership and management courses, is Google Ads & Analytics Certified and is a SFEDI (Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative) Approved Business Consultant.