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The Peace Centre


Brownlow Utilities is committed to supporting local businesses, charities and community groups, and one of these is a very important local, national and international charity - the Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Peace Foundation in Warrington.

A strong history

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation was set up after the IRA bombing of Warrington in 1993, which took the lives of Tim Parry aged 12, and Johnathan Ball aged 3. Out of that awful tragedy, something truly unique was created when the Peace Foundation was established and named in honour of the boys.

The Foundation carries out work to help young people, victims of terrorism and communities in conflict, with the aim of building peace and conflict resolution skills.

A lasting memorial

On March 20th, 2000, the seventh anniversary of the bombing, the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre was opened as a permanent memorial to the boys. Much of the Foundation’s vital work is carried out here at the same time being an award winning, multi-purpose building with a range of facilities including a games area, sports hall, residential quarter, conference facilities and offices.

A promising partnership

Living locally, the Brownlow management team are aware of the great work of the Foundation and were keen to see if they could support The Peace Centre with their energy and utilities costs.

Fortunately, the centre had a good grasp on the main elements of their utilities, however, through our relationships with the visionary leadership team at The Peace Centre, the Brownlow team, having years of utility experience, we were able to identify some errors with the charging of the charity’s water drainage.

Following further investigation and liaison with water suppliers, Brownlow corrected the charges giving The Peace Centre a significant rebate and ongoing savings.

£5,000 rebate

£9,000 in annual ongoing savings

We were so pleased we could help The Peace Centre to cut costs and achieve fantastic savings. If you would like to find out how we can help your business or charity to save money, please contact our team today.

Tim Parry and Jonathan Ball Peace Foundation

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“Ensuring we’re well run and efficient is a constant focus for my team and I, and we always strive to make the Peace Centre as cost effective as we can. Keeping spending prudent and our costs low means we have more money to invest in valuable programmes and we certainly welcomed the input and support of Brownlow Utilities in terms of identifying savings and potential rebates on our utilities. ”

Nick Taylor

CEO of the Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Peace Foundation

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