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    What We Do

    We are the UK’s leading firm specialising exclusively in renewable energy land rent audits. We are dedicated to ensuring that those who have invested in renewables receive full and accurate returns from the green energy produced.

     

     

     

  • Meet the Founders – Part 2

    Today we get to know the other half of the husband and wife team behind Accounting for Energy (AfE). Here Freccia Benn, who is also a dental surgeon, tells us how running a business compares to looking after people’s teeth and why clients can trust AfE.

    Tell us about your journey from being a dentist to running AfE?

    I graduated from the University of Birmingham as a dentist but also with a degree in Materials Science. I moved back to London where I have worked as a dentist since 2009. I have always loved business and wanted to run my own. When Travis mentioned the inability for landowners to check their royalty payments accurately, I instantly felt that we could make a difference by providing that service.  I’ve had a soft landing into the business, working on it at weekends to start with, but as time has gone on I have realised how much I enjoy building it from the ground up, so much so that over the last two years I have increased my time working on AfE!

    How do you switch brains from working with teeth to managing AfE’s business operations?

    We have a fantastic team and without them a lot of what we do wouldn’t be possible. I’m well organised and love technology which helps – in fact I’m an app geek! For the most part, it really isn’t too bad, technology makes things a whole lot easier, I have most of what I need on my phone and can work from anywhere at anytime.

    What’s your advice to someone who understands the rent payments they’re receiving but has no way of checking the accuracy?

    There is nothing to lose! We have carried out audits for clients to find that payments have been accurate which is great. All of our clients receive an audit report whether an underpayment is found or not, and this seems to be what our clients find useful, although a payment is a nice surprise too!

    I would say that we bring niche expertise – we have carried out audits for very large organisations, to very clued up individual farmers and have still found underpayments. It’s always worth checking.

    Many of our previous clients have been worried about having their payments checked, I would like to show landowners that it is their right to have their payments checked and to ensure that they are accurate."

    Best part of running your own business?

    Flexibility and variety. I love the variety of our clients, their locations and the businesses they run. No two days are the same; some days we could be anywhere in the countryside – from Cumbria, Carmarthenshire or Cornwall – with a dairy farmer and their land agent, to being in Cardiff meeting a corporate client of a waste management company, to having a strategy meeting with our team.

    Best thing about working with your spouse?

    We have a common vision for the business. We know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and work to our strengths, which means we get out of each other’s way!

    What’s your vision for Accounting for Energy?

    To empower and educate as many landowners as possible about their renewable energy payments. Many of our previous clients have been worried about having their payments checked, I would like to show landowners that it is their right to have their payments checked and to ensure that they are accurate.

    City or Country?

    I really do love being in the countryside but I love the conveniences of city life just a little bit more!

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      “We found your report informative and easy to read, it was good to see how the wind farm is performing and we were pleased with the results of the audit”

       

      Mark Charles, Exeter

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    • “Job well done”

       

      Sara James, Durham

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    • “Early non-payment discovered so very happy with outcome”

       

      Martin Roberts, Peterborough

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    • “Excellent service. The review has given me peace of mind”

       

      Tracy Maria, Cumbria

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    • ‘We found the report very thorough and really interesting and were pleased that the payments have been corrected and appreciate your help with this very much’

       

      David Terrence, Devon

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      “In every instance Accounting for Energy have identified and recovered shortfalls in rent for my clients. Not only do the landowners receive back payments but they are also keen to show developers that they are being held to account.”

       

      Chris Thyer MRICS FAAV Land Agent, GSC Grays

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      “We don’t have comparable leases in renewable energy meaning there are few examples to draw from, so it’s always good to have checks and balances in place. We would recommend Accounting for Energy for their diligence.”

       

      Ali Walker Property Co-ordinator, Bath and Wells Diocese, Church of England

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      “The information provided by the turbine owner seemed to be comprehensive. The issue comes with knowing if all the data is complete and the audit was able to identify areas that we should have been receiving royalties on.”

       

      Ben Ardern Financial Controller, Dewlay Cheesemakers

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      “I worked with Travis on a set of arbitral proceedings to recover unpaid royalties on behalf of the landowners of a large renewable energy site. I was very inspired by his passion for his industry and his tireless commitment to getting the best results.”

       

      Sarah Bishop, Commercial Disputes Solicitor

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      “Travis is the go-to person for renewable energy landowner royalty payments. He gets into the details of a case, and is very tenacious in identifying and recovering any monies owed to landowners.”

       

      Grant Jones, Chartered accountant, solicitor and practicing arbitrator

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      “I would recommend Accounting for Energy because they are clearly experts in this area, and they were good to work with. It was an easy decision to get them on board because we really didn’t have theexpertise or the time to be trawling through the lease and power purchase agreement.”

       

      Nick Kenyon, CEO, Dewlay Cheesemakers

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  • Testimonials


    • “We found your report informative and easy to read, it was good to see how the wind farm is performing and we were pleased with the results of the audit”

       

      Mark Charles, Exeter

      Share

    • “Job well done”

       

      Sara James, Durham

      Share

    • “Early non-payment discovered so very happy with outcome”

       

      Martin Roberts, Peterborough

      Share

    • “Excellent service. The review has given me peace of mind”

       

      Tracy Maria, Cumbria

      Share

    • “We found the report very thorough and really interesting and were pleased that the payments have been corrected and appreciate your help with this very much”

       

      David Terrence, Devon

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    • “In every instance Accounting for Energy have identified and recovered shortfalls in rent for my clients. Not only do the landowners receive back payments but they are also keen to show developers that they are being held to account.”

       

      Chris Thyer MRICS FAAV Land Agent, GSC Grays

      Share

    • “We don’t have comparable leases in renewable energy meaning there are few examples to draw from, so it’s always good to have checks and balances in place. We would recommend Accounting for Energy for their diligence.”

       

      Ali Walker Property Co-ordinator, Bath and Wells Diocese, Church of England

      Share

    • “The information provided by the turbine owner seemed to be comprehensive. The issue comes with knowing if all the data is complete and the audit was able to identify areas that we should have been receiving royalties on.”

       

      Ben Ardern Financial Controller, Dewlay Cheesemakers

      Share

    • “I worked with Travis on a set of arbitral proceedings to recover unpaid royalties on behalf of the landowners of a large renewable energy site. I was very inspired by his passion for his industry and his tireless commitment to getting the best results.”

       

      Sarah Bishop, Commercial Disputes Solicitor

      Share

    • “Travis is the go-to person for renewable energy landowner royalty payments. He gets into the details of a case, and is very tenacious in identifying and recovering any monies owed to landowners.”

       

      Grant Jones, Chartered accountant, solicitor and practising arbitrator

      Share

    • ““I would recommend Accounting for Energy because they are clearly experts in this area, and they were good to work with. It was an easy decision to get them on board because we really didn’t have the expertise or the time to be trawling through the lease and power purchase agreement.”

       

      Nick Kenyon, CEO, Dewlay Cheesemakers

      Share
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    •  

      “We found your report informative and easy to read, it was good to see how the wind farm is performing and we were pleased with the results of the audit”

       

      Mark Charles, Exeter

      Share

    • “Job well done”

       

      Sara James, Durham

      Share

    • “Early non-payment discovered so very happy with outcome”

       

      Martin Roberts, Peterborough

      Share

    • “Excellent service. The review has given me peace of mind”

       

      Tracy Maria, Cumbria

      Share

    • ‘We found the report very thorough and really interesting and were pleased that the payments have been corrected and appreciate your help with this very much’

       

      David Terrence, Devon

      Share

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      “In every instance Accounting for Energy have identified and recovered shortfalls in rent for my clients. Not only do the landowners receive back payments but they are also keen to show developers that they are being held to account.”

       

      Chris Thyer MRICS FAAV Land Agent, GSC Grays

      Share

    •  

      “We don’t have comparable leases in renewable energy meaning there are few examples to draw from, so it’s always good to have checks and balances in place. We would recommend Accounting for Energy for their diligence.”

       

      Ali Walker Property Co-ordinator, Bath and Wells Diocese, Church of England

      Share

    •  

      “The information provided by the turbine owner seemed to be comprehensive. The issue comes with knowing if all the data is complete and the audit was able to identify areas that we should have been receiving royalties on.”

       

      Ben Ardern Financial Controller, Dewlay Cheesemakers

      Share

    •  

      “I worked with Travis on a set of arbitral proceedings to recover unpaid royalties on behalf of the landowners of a large renewable energy site. I was very inspired by his passion for his industry and his tireless commitment to getting the best results.”

       

      Sarah Bishop, Commercial Disputes Solicitor

      Share

    •  

      “Travis is the go-to person for renewable energy landowner royalty payments. He gets into the details of a case, and is very tenacious in identifying and recovering any monies owed to landowners.”

       

      Grant Jones, Chartered accountant, solicitor and practicing arbitrator

      Share

    •  

      “I would recommend Accounting for Energy because they are clearly experts in this area, and they were good to work with. It was an easy decision to get them on board because we really didn’t have theexpertise or the time to be trawling through the lease and power purchase agreement.”

       

      Nick Kenyon, CEO, Dewlay Cheesemakers

      Share
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