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London’s power company picks up top City award

UK Power Networks, the company that keeps the capital’s lights on, has received the prestigious Gold award at the City of London’s annual Considerate Contractor Streetworks Scheme Awards 2015 (CCSS).

From Press releases - 12 May 2015 12:00 AM

UK Power Networks, the company that keeps the capital’s lights on, has received the prestigious Gold award at the City of London’s annual Considerate Contractor Streetworks Scheme Awards 2015 (CCSS).

The firm received the Award for its overall management of roadworks connected with running the electricity network during the last year in the City of London, and is the second year in succession that company has received this recognition

The ceremony took place at Draper’s Hall in the City, with the Lord Mayor in attendance to hand over the award.

Amongst the firm’s investments has been a new streetworks management IT system called streetworks HUB, which, among other improvements, includes real time alerts and improved quality of information, which has helped speed up the process.

Philip Everett, Director of Built Environment for the City of London said: ““UK Power Networks’ streetworks team have been superb this year in ensuring that the essential work they carry out in the City has been done in the most efficient, and least disruptive manner possible. The way they have worked in collaboration with ourselves and other key organisations within the Square Mile has been crucial to this success and they fully deserve this prestigious award.”

Richard Boissieux, UK Power Networks’ Streetworks Manager, said: “This is recognition of the outstanding work our dedicated teams have done in the capital over the past year to ensure that the City keeps moving. We are very proud of being the company responsible for keeping London’s lights on, and we understand the importance of making sure our work is carried out in the least intrusive way possible. This award is clear recognition that the City appreciates our efforts to do this.” 

As part of its ongoing dedicated improvements programme across its network, the company also recycles 98 per cent of waste from its works ensuring any excavated materials are sorted for recycling, instead of going to landfill sites.

In addition to this award, one of the power firm’s employees received the individual recognition of being presented with the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award. David Warner, Project Delivery Manager said “I was absolutely delighted to receive this recognition, which is not only for me but for the whole team around me as well.”

The award was in recognition of the outstanding work David has done over the past few years in heading up the team responsible for installing new high voltage cabling around the City, and for the way he has liaised with all the key groups and customers across the Square Mile.