Double win for UK Power Networks at Utility Week Achievement Awards

Nirmal Kotecha, director of capital programme and procurement at UK Power Networks, receiving the Su

Nirmal Kotecha, director of capital programme and procurement at UK Power Networks, receiving the Supply Chain Excellence trophy from award James Forrest , vice president, utilities, at award sponsor Capgemini, flanked by comedian Jo Brand, who hosted the ceremony, and Ellen Bennett, editor of Utility Week. - Credit: Archant

The company which delivers electricity across East Anglia, London and the South East has claimed double success at a national awards ceremony.

Nirmal Kotecha, director of capital programme and procurement at UK Power Networks, receiving the Su

Nirmal Kotecha, director of capital programme and procurement at UK Power Networks, receiving the Supply Chain Excellence trophy from award James Forrest , vice president, utilities, at award sponsor Capgemini, flanked by comedian Jo Brand, who hosted the ceremony, and Ellen Bennett, editor of Utility Week. - Credit: Archant

UK Power Networks, which is based in Ipswich, won both the Supply Chain Excellence and Digital Utilities categories at the Utility Week Achievement Awards, presented at a ceremony in London.

The company was also among the finalists in four other categories, Environment, Staff Development, IT Initiative and Capital Project Management.

The Supply Chain Excellence award comes two years after UK Power Networks’ launch of an initaitive to improve collaboration which now covers 30 organisations in the fields of electrical engineering, road resurfacing, tree surgery and overhead lines. The Digital Utilities award meanwhile recgonises the company’s online and social media services to help meet the needs of customers and keep them informed.

Matt Rudling, director of customer services at UK Power Networks, said: “It is fantastic for our staff and contractors to be independently recognised by our industry for their high standards.


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“We have raised our performance dramatically in the last four years and these two awards show yet again how our hard work is paying off. This is a great achievement and underlines our commitment to innovating and improving to deliver the excellent service our customers deserve.”

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