Innovation and efficiency

Network Plus is a company whose breadth of services spans multiple industry sectors. As a result, we are continually driving innovation and seeking to demonstrate value to our clients from the application of new technologies, services, products and ways of working.  

For regulated industries and utilities, we recognise that new price controls incorporate a huge reliance on innovation to drive efficiencies and improve services to end customers.  That’s why every day we test, trial and explore new ideas, products and services.

Put the Plus in Network Plus!

Our dynamic and flexible approach means we are always looking for new ideas – we have an open innovation model to source and share new ideas from lots of sources. 

  • We welcome external organisations who can bring latest best practice from parallel industries and market sectors. 
  • If you are a supplier or manufacturer with a new product which you can demonstrate will add value to our clients, we’d love to hear from you!
  • Some of the best ideas have originated from employees – we have lots of channels available for employees to make suggestions and offer rewards when great ideas are implemented.
  • Join us at one of our next Supplier innovation events held around the country; this will give you great access to share latest developments, technologies and products to clients and Network Plus employees.

Carbon reduction

Trials of new technologies which reduce emissions including electric mini diggers for excavations on our repair and maintenance contracts

Workforce management

Continual investment in our in-house work management system, GARD. This includes a whole host of new features to deliver fast, flexible and real time exchange of information from the field force to the back office.

Environment

Introduction of Plastic Tarmac (MR8). This is a first for the utility industry. The bitumen binder substitute is made from recycled plastic. It meets British Standards and Highways Specifications (SROH) and has been tested in the Cumbria area, through close liaison with Cumbria County Council.

BIM

Use of BIM for some of our more complex highways projects to share alternatives with clients, model impacts and identify interventions to reduce future risk.