About us

We work with you to solve your energy challenges through innovative solutions, delivering resilience, cost efficiency and sustainability

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Power crew’s flying visit lifts museum
Power crew’s flying visit lifts museum

14 June 2022: Fifty staff from UK Power Networks Services donated their time to a speedy makeover of the memorial garden, outdoor seating areas, visitor pathway and service courtyard of the Army Flying Museum in Hampshire.

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Sustainability

Enabling Port of Felixstowe to take major step  towards Net Zero
Enabling Port of Felixstowe to take major step towards Net Zero

6 June 2022: UK Power Networks Services has won a contract to take the UK’s largest container port, and one of the largest in Europe, a step closer to Net Zero.

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Industries

Our clients include some of the highest profile public and private sector organisations with critical infrastructure in complex environments.

Our industries
High Speed 1
High Speed 1

We were commissioned to design, construct, operate and maintain the electrical infrastructure of HS1, the UK’s first major railway constructed in over a century and its first high-speed railway. The project was delivered on time and on budget, within a contract that extends for 50 years after the start of railway operation.

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Meet the leadership team

Powering the modern world through visionary expertise.

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Meet the leadership team

Powering the modern world through visionary expertise.

Ian Smyth @2X
Ian Smyth

Director of UK Power Networks Services

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Lucy Innes2 @2X
Lucy Innes

Safety, Health and Environment Manager

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David Mitchell @2X
David Mitchell

Head of Client Delivery

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Icon Quote We're fully focused on capturing the opportunities offered by the global energy transition for our clients. We deliver integrated energy solutions for some of the UK’s largest and most important companies. The results are improved resilience, reduced costs and reductions in pollutants to achieve long term sustainable profits.

Ian leads UK Power Networks Services. For more than 20 years, Ian has worked with leading utilities, governments and regulators in global energy markets. He has a track record of delivering improved financial performance and growth through developing and executing business strategies, exploiting new technologies and leading power market development.

Ian is an experienced leader, transforming utilities to adapt to and thrive in evolving energy systems. He has worked internationally across multiple regulatory regimes and modes including electricity, water and gas. Prior to joining UK Power Networks Services Ian was the EMEA Managing Director at Navigant, a Partner with LCP and a consultant with Ernst & Young. Ian has a BA(Hons) and an MSc in philosophy, psychology, statistics and artificial intelligence.

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Icon Quote Everyone who leaves for work in the morning should expect to return home at night in good health. Safety is our number one priority and going beyond zero harm is a collective commitment that we work hard to defend every day.

Lucy leads the Safety, Health and Environment team and has been instrumental in achieving a culture of zero harm across our business. She has achieved this by giving all employees the behavioural tools to make the right decision and avoid harm to themselves, colleagues and members of the public.

She was a key player in the development and implementation of the successful Stay Safe culture change programme, which has resulted in maintaining an injury free workplace for more than five years. Lucy has worked for UK Power Networks and its predecessor companies, SEEBOARD and EDF Energy, for 18 years in various safety roles including responsibility for the health and safety of more than 2,500 employees.

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Icon Quote Our clients trust us to help them achieve supply resilience and cost effectiveness through our team of highly qualified engineers. We work closely with clients to achieve their business objectives by employing new technologies and innovative thinking.

David is a chartered electrical engineer (FIET) with more than thirty-five years’ experience working in the rail and power industry. His previous roles included Operations and Maintenance Manager for EDF Energy and Managing Director of UK Power Networks Services Powerlink.

In addition to leading our Asset Management, Consulting, and Design and Commissioning teams, David is responsible for the delivery of major projects for key clients including works at Hinkley Point C, Great Western train line (GWEP) and London Underground. He looks to ensure supply resilience for key clients by overseeing our operations and maintenance and asset replacement at High Speed 1 and Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports.

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Phil Heathcote @2X
Philip Heathcote

Head of Markets

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Kieran Coughlan
Kieran Coughlan

Head of Strategic Advisory Services

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Richard Rushworth
Richard Rushworth

Head of Commercial Services

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Icon Quote The energy market is teeming with opportunities for transformation. As long-term strategic partners, we enable our clients to focus on their core business by taking on their energy challenges and helping them realise the value of their assets.

Philip joined UK Power Network Services in February 2019. In his role as Head of Markets he is responsible for business development activities, including marketing and bidding, alongside the creation of strategic alliances and partnerships.

Most recently, Phil was Sales Director for Siemens Rail Systems in the UK, responsible for the sale of new rolling stock, along with maintenance and upgrade packages. Prior to that he was a Bid Director in Arriva’s Rail Franchising team. During his career he has held senior roles in business development, project management, procurement and various operational roles. Philip has a BSc (Hons) and an MA in Marketing.

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Icon Quote The transition from a fossil-based energy system to one supported by renewable energy is unlocking opportunities for UK businesses to take advantage of new business models and technologies to meet their energy demands and sustainability ambitions – balancing this opportunity with the need to continue to deliver for their customers is essential.

Kieran is a chartered engineer and joined UK Power Networks Services in 2017. In his role as Head of Strategic Advisory Services, Kieran is responsible for asset management, energy technology consulting while also leading on strategy and regulation, product development, client solutions and innovation.

Prior to this, he was Head of Engineering and Safety for the Energy Networks Association, and has worked in transmission and distribution for electricity and gas businesses in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

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Icon Quote We pride ourselves on delivering added value to our clients. Our world class procurement service ensures that we achieve the best value for our clients, working safely on their networks. Our commercial staff work closely with their clients to develop cost effective change solutions, utilising our experienced engineering planning and new technology expertise.

Richard leads our Estimating and Commercial teams, and the Governance, Compliance and Quality teams who effectively mitigate risk for our company and our clients, and ensuring exceptional customer satisfaction.

Richard is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. With more than thirty years’ experience working in the rail, construction and power industries, Richard has previously held senior roles at Laing O’Rourke and Balfour Beatty.

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Ian Smyth @2X
Ian Smyth

Director of UK Power Networks Services

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Icon Quote We're fully focused on capturing the opportunities offered by the global energy transition for our clients. We deliver integrated energy solutions for some of the UK’s largest and most important companies. The results are improved resilience, reduced costs and reductions in pollutants to achieve long term sustainable profits.

Ian leads UK Power Networks Services. For more than 20 years, Ian has worked with leading utilities, governments and regulators in global energy markets. He has a track record of delivering improved financial performance and growth through developing and executing business strategies, exploiting new technologies and leading power market development.

Ian is an experienced leader, transforming utilities to adapt to and thrive in evolving energy systems. He has worked internationally across multiple regulatory regimes and modes including electricity, water and gas. Prior to joining UK Power Networks Services Ian was the EMEA Managing Director at Navigant, a Partner with LCP and a consultant with Ernst & Young. Ian has a BA(Hons) and an MSc in philosophy, psychology, statistics and artificial intelligence.

Connect with Ian
Lucy Innes2 @2X
Lucy Innes

Safety, Health and Environment Manager

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Icon Quote Everyone who leaves for work in the morning should expect to return home at night in good health. Safety is our number one priority and going beyond zero harm is a collective commitment that we work hard to defend every day.

Lucy leads the Safety, Health and Environment team and has been instrumental in achieving a culture of zero harm across our business. She has achieved this by giving all employees the behavioural tools to make the right decision and avoid harm to themselves, colleagues and members of the public.

She was a key player in the development and implementation of the successful Stay Safe culture change programme, which has resulted in maintaining an injury free workplace for more than five years. Lucy has worked for UK Power Networks and its predecessor companies, SEEBOARD and EDF Energy, for 18 years in various safety roles including responsibility for the health and safety of more than 2,500 employees.

Connect with Lucy
David Mitchell @2X
David Mitchell

Head of Client Delivery

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Icon Quote Our clients trust us to help them achieve supply resilience and cost effectiveness through our team of highly qualified engineers. We work closely with clients to achieve their business objectives by employing new technologies and innovative thinking.

David is a chartered electrical engineer (FIET) with more than thirty-five years’ experience working in the rail and power industry. His previous roles included Operations and Maintenance Manager for EDF Energy and Managing Director of UK Power Networks Services Powerlink.

In addition to leading our Asset Management, Consulting, and Design and Commissioning teams, David is responsible for the delivery of major projects for key clients including works at Hinkley Point C, Great Western train line (GWEP) and London Underground. He looks to ensure supply resilience for key clients by overseeing our operations and maintenance and asset replacement at High Speed 1 and Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports.

Connect with David
Phil Heathcote @2X
Philip Heathcote

Head of Markets

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Icon Quote The energy market is teeming with opportunities for transformation. As long-term strategic partners, we enable our clients to focus on their core business by taking on their energy challenges and helping them realise the value of their assets.

Philip joined UK Power Network Services in February 2019. In his role as Head of Markets he is responsible for business development activities, including marketing and bidding, alongside the creation of strategic alliances and partnerships.

Most recently, Phil was Sales Director for Siemens Rail Systems in the UK, responsible for the sale of new rolling stock, along with maintenance and upgrade packages. Prior to that he was a Bid Director in Arriva’s Rail Franchising team. During his career he has held senior roles in business development, project management, procurement and various operational roles. Philip has a BSc (Hons) and an MA in Marketing.

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Kieran Coughlan
Kieran Coughlan

Head of Strategic Advisory Services

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Icon Quote The transition from a fossil-based energy system to one supported by renewable energy is unlocking opportunities for UK businesses to take advantage of new business models and technologies to meet their energy demands and sustainability ambitions – balancing this opportunity with the need to continue to deliver for their customers is essential.

Kieran is a chartered engineer and joined UK Power Networks Services in 2017. In his role as Head of Strategic Advisory Services, Kieran is responsible for asset management, energy technology consulting while also leading on strategy and regulation, product development, client solutions and innovation.

Prior to this, he was Head of Engineering and Safety for the Energy Networks Association, and has worked in transmission and distribution for electricity and gas businesses in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Connect with Kieran
Richard Rushworth
Richard Rushworth

Head of Commercial Services

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Icon Quote We pride ourselves on delivering added value to our clients. Our world class procurement service ensures that we achieve the best value for our clients, working safely on their networks. Our commercial staff work closely with their clients to develop cost effective change solutions, utilising our experienced engineering planning and new technology expertise.

Richard leads our Estimating and Commercial teams, and the Governance, Compliance and Quality teams who effectively mitigate risk for our company and our clients, and ensuring exceptional customer satisfaction.

Richard is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. With more than thirty years’ experience working in the rail, construction and power industries, Richard has previously held senior roles at Laing O’Rourke and Balfour Beatty.

Connect with Richard

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Our story
Our story

We provide asset management of high voltage electrical infrastructure of national significance and criticality

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Careers
Careers

Employing world-class engineers and professionals, we pride ourselves on the expertise of our people to deliver for our clients

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