Industry News

Utility Week Live

Along with many in the industry, I went along to Utility Week Live in Birmingham yesterday, to catch up with customers and candidates. I also made time to attend some of the seminars held in the theatres on the show floor and a real highlight...

Water Market Opens in April
No room for error when the Water Market opens

Ofwat, the water industry regulator, has warned that they will immediately fully enforce its customer protection Code of practice from April 1st, warning new players not to expect any ‘settling in time’. The regulator has set out clear standards which fully protects the customer after market...

Countdown to Water Competition

We are just 6 weeks away from the biggest transformation to the water market in over 30 years. On April 1st, the water market will become de-regulated and around 1.2 million eligible businesses in England will be able to choose their water supplier for the...

What does 2017 have in store for the Utility Industry?

Like everyone, resolutions are at the forefront of our mind here at Utility People and one resolution I have is to start writing some blogs! So here I am, all guns blazing ready for 2017. It’s going to be a busy year for Utility People. and with...

Non-Stop November at Utility People

It’s been a busy month for Utility People. We kicked off the month by launching our Skill Shortage questionnaire at the Energy UK Conference which was a huge success.  It was great to hear so many views on the subject, from apprentices who think their...

Skills Accord – Tackling the skills shortgage

It was great to hear about the Skills initiative that was announced this month.  On 11th October, 27 major organisations met at the House of Lords and pledged to invest in skills development, advancing the energy and utilities sector and their supply chain, to generate...