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Our achievements 2015-2016

Top 25 workplaceTop 25 workplace

Thanks to our employees, for the second consecutive year, we were the only electricity distributor named in the Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For List 2016 in February.





Utility of the yearUtility of the Year

UK Power Networks won the prestigious Utility of the Year Award for the second time in four years at the Utility Week Achievement Awards in December. The company also won the customer care, marketing initiative and smart utilities awards and was highly commended in the staff development category for its innovative staff safety training scheme.



Innovation award

A trial of power electronics, pioneering new ways to release spare capacity in the electricity network without the need for costly upgrades, won the power award at the Institute of Engineering and Technology Innovation Awards.


Utility of the yearHelping to tackle fuel poverty

At the European Utility Industry Awards in Barcelona, UK Power Networks won the Community Energy Award for its innovative energywise project, which helps meet the needs of people who are struggling with their energy bills.



Unstinting customer focusUnstinting customer focus

Our customer change team won the Customer Culture Award at the Utility Week Stars Awards for results which are propelling the company forward on a consistently improving trend.




High flying airport apprenticeHigh flying airport apprentice

Apprentice electrical fitter at Stansted Airport, Sammy-Jo Evans, was recognised for her outstanding talent as a newcomer to the industry, scooping the Rising Star Award at the Utility Week Stars Awards.



Dedicated to public serviceDedicated to public service

A 70-year-old linesman with an astonishing 50 years’ experience in the electricity industry, Graham Smith, jointly won the Supernova Award for Long Service at the Utility Week Stars Awards.



Inspirational safety talksInspirational safety talks

Our electricity engineer, Simon Deeley, was named Power Safety Person of the Year by the National Skills Academy for Power. After a colleague died in a car accident he devised an inspirational programme to influence others to drive safely.




Inspiring women in engineeringInspiring women in engineering

Electricity control engineer, Cathy Beresford, gained national acclaim, featuring in a nationwide hunt for the Top 50 Women in Engineering published by The Telegraph.




Shining example of leadershipShining example of leadership

Our director of network operations, Patrick Clarke, was named in the Top 100 BAME Leaders in Business List 2016 published by The Sunday Times.





Brightest and best female engineersBrightest and best female engineers

Innovation manager, Lynne McDonald was named Engineer of the Year - Mechanical / Electrical in the Women in Construction Awards 2016. The awards showcase the brightest and best female achievers.




Beacon award for safetyBeacon award for safety

UK Power Networks Services received a Beacon Award in February from London Underground for outstanding performance on health, safety and environment at Stockwell during work on the Northern Line Extension.




Honorary doctorate for directorTop 25 big company to work for

Our employees ranked us among the top 25 Best Big Companies to Work for 2015 in the Sunday Times list in February. We were the first electricity distributor to feature in the list which is based on employees’ feedback in the Best Companies Employee Engagement Survey.




Institute of Asset Management

Zoe Cornish, senior asset engineer, won the NxtGen Asset Management Award in the Institute of Asset Management annual awards. The award recognises people who make an outstanding contribution to asset management and demonstrate potential in the field.


Greater London Authority

Our facilities and sustainability teams won the gold award for reducing energy use in our buildings in the Mayor of London’s Business Energy Challenge.


European Utility Week

Our Flexible Urban Networks project scooped the industry innovation award in the inaugural European Utility Industry Awards in Vienna. The ceremony recognises those who have shown outstanding commitment and accomplishments to a sustainable utility industry.


Honorary doctorate for directorExcellence in supply chain

Collaboration with our contractors through the Principals Group won us recognition for supply chain excellence at the Construction News Awards in London in June. It was the second win for this group’s innovation and teamwork which was also singled out at the Utility Week Achievement Awards in December.



Honorary doctorate for directorHalf a century of service

Kent engineer, Ray Morris, was presented with the Long Service Award at the Utility Week Stars Awards in June. Ray has completed a staggering 50 years’ service in the electricity industry, keeping the lights on for his local community. His dedication, enthusiasm and experience shone through.



Honorary doctorate for directorSafety campaigner’s national award

Lee Perkins, an engineering assessor whose workplace accident turned him into a tireless safety campaigner, was named Power Safety Person of the Year at the National Skills Academy for Power (NSAP) People in Power Awards in June. The awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams demonstrating the highest standards of training and education.



Gold award for streetworks

For the second year running, our team picked up a gold award in the City of London’s annual Considerate Contractor Streetworks Scheme Awards 2015 (CCSS) held in May. The team was praised for being efficient, collaborative and minimising disruption.



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