When involved during the planning stage of a project, Fellows Environmental like to develop financial models to use as a decision making tool to support or rule-out potential ideas. FE consider it better to put time and effort into the early stage of a project to make sure important strategic decisions are based on credible and reliable financial models rather than instinct or poorly calculated estimations. FE specialise in the construction and utilisation of feasibility studies using their technical expertise of the waste and energy industry and their skills with MS Excel to represent, as accurately as possible, future works of a company.
FE feasibility models are constructed around a baseline scenario which often reflects the do nothing approach and shows the operations, as they are, projected into the future. This baseline comes from the investigation and modelling of the Business Analysis. Once a baseline is created, elements of the company’s operations can be altered – such as sales, imports, construction work – and all relevant aspects of incomes and expenditures will be affected accordingly. This allows the overall profit/loss of different development options to be compared from a financial, logistical and environmental point of view. This is especially useful when the company has political obligations as well as logistical limitations at the same time as wanting to increase profit.