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30 | 7th - 13th February 2014 | utILIty WeeK Community COMPANY LINK DON'T MISS To advertise here call Nicky Shaw on 01342 332070 or email nicky.shaw@fav-house.com Lowri Beck Services Ltd Mayors Quay, Swan Meadow Road, Wigan, WN3 5BB Tel: 01942 771700 Lowri beck is a leading independent service provider of Metering Systems, Data Capture, Data Management and Field Management services, offering innovative solutions to utilities and busi- ness throughout Great britain. We support the electricity, gas and water markets with Manual and automated Meter reading, Data Collection and aggregation, Meter asset Provision, Installation and Maintenance services as well as providing a full suite of dual fuel Smart Metering ser- vices. Our dual-site Contact Centre provides a wide range of professional outsourcing contact centre services, including overflow call handling and appointment management. Our mobile field management system, Com- panion, supports a range of operations with mobile handheld solutions ensuring improved data communications between office and field activi- ties. Lowri beck was established in 1996 and is experienced in offering tailored services and committed to delivering excellent service at realistic prices. For further information contact lbenquiries@lowribeck.co.uk Tata Consultancy Services 4th Floor, 33 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7HY Tel: 020 7245 1800 www.tcs.com a part of the tata Group, one of India's largest industrial conglomerates, tata Consultancy Services is an It services, business solutions and out- sourcing organisation with operations in 42 countries and over 160,000 of the world's best-trained It consultants. tCS offers a consulting-led inte- grated portfolio of It and It-enabled services delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model. With more than 2,200 consultants serv- ing over 80 clients globally our energy, resources and utilities industry solution unit partners with organisations to define and deploy business effectiveness improvement programs that help them stay ahead. From optimising asset utilisation and improving customer service to building intelligent infrastructure and complying with regulations, we help utilities organisations become agile, resilient, and proactive. Wheatley Associates Ltd Broad Road, Bacton, Suffolk, IP14 4HN Tel: 01449 781001 www.wheatley-associates.co.uk Wheatley associates is the expert in the provi- sion of It software solutions for uK utility providers and metering com- panies focused on asset management, data management and mobile workforce scheduling. We offer MOP, MaP, hosted and SaaS solutions. • Amethyst: An asset tracking and management solution that covers the full economic life of both traditional and smart metering assets • Smart roll-out optimiser, focusing on the critical areas of smart meter installation planning, customer engagement and workforce utilisation • Assign, for browser-based, real-time mobile workforce scheduling • JUMBO: MAM operations for electricity and gas while holding informa- tion for all the metering systems managed by the host company. • RAID: A software platform and revenue assurance methodology to en- able you to identify and fix revenue leakage in meter-to-cash processes. The Water Bill: implementation, challenges and opportunities 20 March 2014 Venue: Central London Organiser: the Westminster energy, environment & transport Forum with: Sonia Phippard, director of water and flood risk management, Defra; Andrew Beaver, director of strategy, Ofwat, and richard Flint, chief executive, yorkshire Water. Consumer Debt Conference 26 March 2014 Venue: holiday Inn Venue: birmingham Organiser: Faversham house the 6th National Consumer Debt Conference will bring together more than 100 senior credit and customer professionals from a wide range of utility and telecoms operators to examine the latest advances in collection processes and share best practice. Sustainability Live 1-3 April 2014 Venue: NeC birmingham Organiser: Faversham house the ultimate event for the sustainability in business sector returns in 2014 with an exciting new format, comprising three co-located and interlinked shows: Nemex, Iwex and Energy recovery. together they offer an opportunities for professionals from across the energy, water and energy recovery & reuse sectors. Subscriber of the week Anna Surgenor, senior sustainability adviser, UK Green Building Council "I (just about) ride motorbikes, usually on terrain that is way beyond my capabilities" What was your first job? A paper round. But if you want my first "real" job – Breeam consultant at BRE. What are the best and worst parts of your job? Best – thinking of ideas and making them happen. Worst – not having enough time in the day to do everything you want. What's your dream job and why? Wildlife photographer – you'd travel to some cool places. What's your most treasured possession? My wedding ring. Where was your last holiday? Costa Rica – just don't mention my carbon footprint. In the Hollywood film of your life, who would play you? Someone who doesn't take themselves too seriously, who is short and likes adventure… Danny DeVito. Reveal something about your- self not many people know. I (just about) ride motorbikes, usually on terrain that is way beyond my capabilities. What album is currently in your car CD player? I'm listening to some upliing African songs on Spotify. What's your favourite film and TV programme? Stand By Me is an all-time favourite – I don't have a TV but I love David Attenborough pro- grammes, especially Africa. What quote or saying do you most overuse? "There's someone at the door" (before we got a bell on the office door) and "where there's a will there's a way". If you ruled the world, what would you do first? Free education for everyone. What's your favourite joke? Why did the baker have brown hands? Because he kneaded a poo. I don't know any other good ones.

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