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UTILITY Week 15th July 2016

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30 | 15TH - 21ST JULY 2016 | UTILITY WEEK Community COMPANY LINK To advertise here call Sarah Wood on 01342 332077 or email sarah.wood@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 business 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 services. 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, Companion, supports a range of operations with mobile handheld solutions ensuring improved data communications between office and field activities. 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 Wheatley Broad Road, Bacton, Suffolk IP14 4HN Tel: 01449 781001 Website: www.wheatleysolutions.co.uk Wheatley is a UK software development company. We specialise in providing utility industry solutions for asset, data and workforce management. If you are looking to improve your customer service or increase your efficiency in data management or mobile service delivery we would be delighted to talk to you. With our vast experience of the UK metering business Wheatley provide mentorship to companies wishing to enter the meter operation and meter asset management markets. We are also heavily engaged in the UK's Smart Meter programme with software ready to support Smart Meter installations. The key solutions supplied are: • JUMBO – performs MAM operations for electricity and gas whilst holding information for all the metering systems managed by the host company. A key feature is the automated processing of DTC and RGMA flows. • Amethyst – As we move towards large scale Smart Meter deployments Amethyst is the ideal tool for the management of assets including HAN, WAN and IHDs alongside meters and is an essential tool to manage inventory and minimise cash tied up in stock. • Assign – a browser-based workforce scheduling solution enabling businesses to increase the productivity of their mobile field operatives. • Smart Roll-out Optimiser – focuses on the critical areas of Smart Meter installation planning, customer engagement and workforce utilisation. Contact Sarah Wood to advertise here, 01342 332077 DON'T MISS Utility Energy HR Forum 13 September 2016, Birmingham The Utility Week HR Forum is unique: it is the only event that exclusively brings utility sector HR leaders together for a day of training, recruitment, well-being, reward and people development excellence. Attend this CPD-certified event to: • Create ideas that address the skills gap and deepen the talent pool • Hear different examples of how leadership and HR can work together successfully • Be inspired by multi-generational engagement programmes • Discuss the broader industry changes and their effect on your HR strategy • Gain insight into different leadership identification and training methods • Solve problems that prevent you from hitting talent recruitment and retention targets For details, visit: uw-hr.net WWT Integrated Water Resources Management Conference 14 September 2016, Birmingham Building on the success of the past four years, the 5th annual Integrated Water Resources Management Conference will provide a vital update on policy and regulation in water resources management, the Water Framework Directive, abstraction reform changes and the impact of competition, considering how innovative partnerships could be key in driving the water industry forward. The event will bring together those tasked with the sustainable management of water, land and natural resources to discuss the effect of resource scarcity, climate change and pollution, explore the opportunities for water resource trading and integrated catchment management approaches, and consider how we can more effectively work collaboratively to solve these complex issues. This conference offers the opportunity to: • Learn how the water industry is implementing the WFD and managing abstraction reform • Explore how innovative partnerships are transforming the water sector • Discover how to build resilience to enhance cost-savings and drive sustainability For details, visit: www.wwt-environment.net NO-DIG LIVE 20-22 September 2016, Peterborough The 13th NO-DIG LIVE will take place on 20-22 September 2016 at Peterborough Arena. Presenting an exhibition, outdoor demonstrations and educational seminar programmes, NO-DIG LIVE returns to Peterborough Arena, which proved to be a highly successful location in 2014. Held every two years, NO-DIG LIVE is the UK's premier event focusing on trenchless technology, showcasing a range of equipment and products which are utilised in the installation and renovation of underground utilities, with minimum surface disruption. Tel: 0845 094 8066 Web: www.westrade.co.uk Legend Brands Europe 22 Plover Close, Interchange Park, Newport Pagnell MK16 9PS Tel: 01908 611211 Website: www.legendbrandseurope.com Legend Brands companies manufacture leading solutions to improve interior environments, Drying, Moisture Control, Fume & Dust Extraction as well as cleaning, restoration and deodorisation solutions. Legend Brands combines more than 185 years of leadership in the cleaning and flood and fire damage restoration industries. Besides providing proven, efficient products for professionals, Legend Brands companies conduct world-class research, provide industry-leading education and continually develop new solutions for the restoration and maintenance of healthier indoor environments. For further information, please see our website: www.legendbrandseurope.com

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