We won the top prize at the Utility Week Awards 2020

09 Feb 2021

We struck gold at last night’s prestigious Utility Week Awards, winning Utility of the Year for the first time.

Almost 1,000 people tuned in to the virtual ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine, who announced all of this year’s winners. We were shortlisted for four categories: Capital Project Management for our Gas to the West project, Digital Transformation for FYLD, Customer Vulnerability for our partnership with Scope and UKPN, and Utility of the Year.

To be named as top utility this year against the highly acclaimed competitors in the category is a fantastic accomplishment and we are delighted to be recognised by the judges, who praised us in particular for delivering engineering excellence and putting our customers first.

The judges said: "This year, we wanted to recognise a strong all-rounder that is really hitting the mark for customers. This energy network is strong on innovation, and the judges were impressed with how this large and complex organisation rose to the challenge of maintaining critical supplies while ensuring the safety of the public and staff through the pandemic."

Commenting on the achievement, our CEO John Morea said: “I’d like to say a big thank you and well done to our people for winning this award for our company. While this is a great accolade for SGN, this is really about all of our teams and individuals who go the extra mile every day and I’m so proud that they’ve been recognised for being the best at what they do.”