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Utility of the yearNamed in the top 25 large companies to work for in the UK

UK Power Networks was named one of the top large companies to work for in the country for the fourth successive year in 2018. We were named Best Improver, rising 18 places to 11th position in this year’s list. UK Power Networks also won the Innovation in Engagement prize at this year’s ceremony for its ‘Your Energy’ health programme, which helps staff focus on their health and well-being.




Investors in People GoldInvestors in People Gold

UK Power Networks received a second gold award from Investors in People in June, retaining its place among the top 7% of accredited organisations in an international standard that recognises high performance through good people management.



Corporate & Financial AwardsCorporate & Financial Awards

In acknowledgement of the innovative approach to our annual report we won Best Online Report for an Unlisted Company at the Corporate & Financial Awards 2018 in conjunction with Instinctif Partners.






UK Society of Trenchless Technology Annual Awards UK Society of Trenchless Technology Annual Awards

Our work with Clancy Docwra Ltd to deliver a new cable spur tunnel and connection chamber for a major new electricity network connection to energise the new Battersea Power Station redevelopment won the New Installation Award Energy & Communications at the UK Society of Trenchless Technology Awards 2018.



National Rail Awards National Rail Awards

UK Power Networks Services won Innovation of the Year at the National Rail Awards for their work on the Great Western Electrification Programme. The collaborative project with ABB, Siemens and Network Rail Infrastructure Projects, implemented the Rationalised Autotransformer System, a state of the art advanced protection system which reduces the need for circuit breakers and other equipment whilst maintaining safe operation of the line.



Utility Week Stars AwardsUtility Week Stars Awards

The company won four awards at the Utility Week Stars Awards in June. Customer services won the ‘Big Bang Award for Innovation’ (customer-facing) for Electric Avenue, animated videos showcasing good customer service. The Smart Grid team took home the ‘Constellation Award for Collaboration with Customers’ for its work in creating a smarter, more flexible electricity network. The capital programme Alliance team won the ‘Constellation Award for Utilities Collaboration’ for the way it delivers a major investment programme. And Lee Perkins was awarded ‘Health and Safety Champion’ (individual) for promoting safety within apprenticeship training.




Telegraph Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018Telegraph Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018

Two bright lights from UK Power Networks were recognised among the Top 50 Women in Engineering: Returners and Transferrers. Samantha Burchell, network operations manager for the Croydon area and Kellie Dillon, innovation workstream lead, earned the honour from the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). The list was published in the Sunday Telegraph on June 24.





Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) London Civil Engineering AwardsInstitution of Civil Engineers (ICE) London Civil Engineering Awards

UK Power Networks’ Battersea cable tunnel project was named Best Infrastructure Project and gained second place for innovation at the London Institution of Civil Engineers awards in May.






Best Utility Representative in LondonBest Utility Representative in London

Colin Smith, our streetworks performance manager, won Best Utility Representative in London for the second year running at the Anglian and London Highway Authority and Utilities Committee Awards. The judges were looking for utility representatives that are helpful, considerate of stakeholder issues, fair, pragmatic and willing to go the extra mile to get things done.







London First Awards Keep London Moving London First Awards ‘Keep London Moving’

UK Power Networks won the London First Awards ‘Keep London Moving’ award for electrifying London buses and helping to improve air quality in the capital.





Utility of the yearNamed in the top 30 workplaces in the UK

UK Power Networks was named one of the top large companies to work for in the country for the third successive year in March.





World-class procurement services World-class procurement services

UK Power Networks gained a platinum Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Corporate Certification Award in December 2017 for the way it buys goods, works and services. Platinum, the highest level of award, lasts three years and is awarded to organisations that put procurement at the heart of their strategy. Only 11 other companies have this award across the world.



Energy Live News Personality AwardsEnergy Live News Personality Awards

Dominic Warren, our substation fitter, was named ‘24/7 Legend’ at the Energy Live News Personality Awards in December. His charity, Dom’s Food Mission, uses surplus food to stop waste and help struggling families in Hastings.




More Radio Mid Sussex AwardsCorpComms Award for annual report

UK Power Networks and Instinctif won two CorpComms Awards for its annual report; Leading the Way: A Year of Great Achievement in November. UK Power Networks won the award for Best Annual Report (unlisted organisation) and Best Annual Report Online Annual Review 2015/2016




Customer service awardCustomer service award

UK Power Networks’ call centre was recognised for achieving consistently good customer feedback in the Rant and Rave awards in November. The team won the Raving Customers Award.





More Radio Mid Sussex AwardsMore Radio Mid Sussex Awards

Fred Wheatland, our electricity substation inspector, won the Community Achievement Award at More Radio’s Mid Sussex Awards in October. He was honoured for 40 years’ service as a poppy seller, supported by UK Power Networks through an employee volunteering initiative.








More Radio Mid Sussex AwardsGive As You Earn scheme charity award

Employees who signed up to a scheme giving to good causes directly from their salary won UK Power Networks a Charities Aid Foundation bronze award in September. In 2016, staff gave more than £50,000 to good causes through payroll giving alone.






National recognition for procurement servicesNational recognition for procurement services

UK Power Networks achieved the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Corporate Certification Standard in June, for the company’s purchasing policies, processes and procedures.





Utility Week Stars AwardsUtility Week Stars Awards

We clinched four national awards and were finalists in seven other categories at the Utility Week Stars Awards, which celebrate the contribution that people working behind the scenes in the UK’s utilities make every day to deliver vital services:




Utility of the yearConstellation Awards for collaborative work with a customer community

Our Priority Services team set out to engage hard-to-reach groups who commonly miss out on free vital help - about how to prepare for an emergency, get practical help during a power cut, or how to save energy. The ‘Faith and Power’ project works with Muslim communities through trusted partners including London Sustainability Exchange.



Utility of the yearHealth and Safety Champion Initiative

Stay Safe training programme created a seismic, lasting change in the company’s safety culture. The team went back to basics and delivered a unparalleled training programme for all employees, ingenious in its simplicity and astounding in its impact.



Utility of the yearHero Award, Dominic Warren

Electricity fitter, Dominic Warren, from Hastings maintains the 33,000-volt power network for UK Power Networks by day and once he clocks off Dominic helps desperate people living on the breadline to feed their families via his food van donated by his employer. He collects unwanted food from local supermarkets and delivers it to local charity partners who turn the food into healthy, tasty meals for local people, living in dire need.



Utility of the yearSupernova Award for Long Service, Henry Moye

For more than 50 years Henry Moye has served 3.5million homes and businesses across the East of England, keeping the lights on with his colleagues from his Bury St Edmunds base. During that time he’s constantly progressed his skills and never lost that feeling of pride and satisfaction when he manages to fix unusually complex or lengthy power cuts. He’s 66 years old and started out in the business in 1966, before many in the industry today were even born!


Support Team of the Year

We won Support Team of the Year at the London and South East Contact Centre Awards which recognises individual, team and company best practice amongst more than 2500 contact centres across the two regions.


Utility of the Year

UK Power Networks was named Utility of the Year at the National Skills Academy People in Power Awards in June for the way it develops its workforce and invests in skills.


British Standards Institution stamp of approval

UK Power Networks was awarded British Standard Institution (BSI) recognition in June for the extra services it provides to vulnerable customers during power cuts.



Top 25 workplaceNational accolades at Women in Construction Awards

Dr Giulia Privitera was named Project Manager of the Year and Lauren Chappell won the Best Apprentice Over 25 title, in the Women in Construction Awards in March.







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