Northumbrian Water Limited supplies 2.7 million customers in the North East with both water and sewerage services, trading as Northumbrian Water, and 1.8 million customers in the South East with water services, trading as Essex & Suffolk Water. The company works very hard to put its customers at the heart of everything it does, and in the most recent survey by the Consumer Council for Water, Northumbrian Water was named the UK’s most trusted water company by its customers, a position it has sustained for the last three years. This year Northumbrian Water was also named the world’s most ethical water company for the seventh successive year and Utility of the Year at the Utility Week Awards. Fleet Services Manager Kate Wilson speaks to Utility Fleet magazine about her role and why the importance of fleet safety is at the forefront of everything she does…
Alexis Percival, Environmental and Sustainability Manager, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust explains why Hydrogen has become a real alternative...
At Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS), we have been busy striving to reduce the emissions of our vehicles by working towards a zero emission fleet. With an increase in the amount of emergency calls up by 4% on an annual basis, we struggle to reduce our carbon footprint from our fleet through mileage reduction alone.
Leading by example: Leeds City Council looks to CNG as a clean and cost-effective replacement for diesel
In the August/September 2016 issue of Fleet Manager we featured an interview with Terry Pycroft, Head of Fleet Services at Leeds City Council. The article highlighted the great work being done by the local authority when it came to adopting green technologies. We’ve caught up with Terry to find out what progress has been made – especially in light of the Government’s recent announcement to end the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040 and its plans to publish its Clean Air Strategy putting the onus on councils to introduce ways of improving air quality.
Energy giant SSE is involved in producing, distributing and supplying electricity and gas along with other energy-related services in a reliable and sustainable way. Presently, it invests £1.5bn a year and employs 20,000 people in order to develop and maintain the UK’s energy infrastructure so it’s important that the company has a reliable fleet that is run efficiently and safely. Gemma Trew, Fleet Manager (Van & Truck) speaks to Utility Fleet magazine about new vehicles that are currently arriving for the smart meter installation teams and other matters…
NORTHERN GAS NETWORKS (NGN), the North of England’s gas distributer, has taken delivery of a new hydrogen-powered car at its Thorpe Park offices in Leeds.
The car was officially launched at the new inTEGReL facility near Newcastle in September, which, led by NGN, working with Newcastle University and Northern Powergrid and in partnership with the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration, aims to become a UK leader in integrated technologies – removing the traditional barriers between gas, electricity and heat to create altogether more fluid and efficient ways to generate, store and transport energy.
Toyota Mirai joins NGN’s fleet to promote a greener and cleaner future for transport
The Clancy Group Plc is one of the largest privately owned construction firms in the UK. With almost sixty years’ experience and a workforce of over 2500, it has worked hard to develop reputation as a well-run business that can be trusted to deliver value for money essential services that help keep the UK running. In-keeping with this ethos, Colin Knight, head of fleet management and compliance talks to Utility Fleet about managing drivers, reducing risk and getting everyone to buy-in to the company’s safety culture.
The Eric Wright Group is an established leader within the building industry and offers a wide range of services from construction and civil engineering, to property development and facilities management. The Group encompasses a number of individual companies and subsidiaries, each with its own specific focus, and therefore requires a reliable and robust fleet and plant function to meet the demanding needs of the sector. Group Plant and Transport Manager Steve Openshaw and Fleet Manager Sue McGuigan speak to Utility Fleet magazine about the operation...
Anglian Water is the largest water and water recycling company in England and Wales by geographic area – with that comes the challenges of operating a fleet that is both diverse and fit-for-purpose. Following an interview last year with Stewart Lightbody, Head of Fleet Operations, Utility Fleet magazine catches up with David Leggett, Fleet Operations Manager, about his role and how the fleet team is embracing changes made within department to become more operationally efficient, environmentally friendly and customer-focused…
Martin ‘Nobby’ Clark explains all about his role supporting driver safety...
Describe your role in Balfour Beatty’s Driver Risk Management team.
In general terms, my role is to provide driver safety workshops for all drivers across the business. We have an on-road element also and we can cater for any type of driver training, including 4x4, HGV, CPC, trailer training etc.
Gateshead Council looks after a constantly changing borough that combines modern facilities with a fascinating heritage.
The borough stretches almost 13 miles along the south bank of the river Tyne and covers 55 square miles, making it the largest of the five Tyne and Wear authorities. Employing around 5,500 people, the council’s fleet plays a hugely important part in day-to-day operations.
Fleet Manager Graham Telfer provides an insight why driver safety is a top priority and how the fleet department is succeeding in driving down costs and CO2…