The Network Plus team was recognised at an awards ceremony today, hosted by the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership. We were one of 41 energy and utilities and supply chain companies that successfully passed their audits to win the coveted Procurement Skills Accord Awards for 2021/22.
The Procurement Skills Accord (PSA) is a national initiative from the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership to encourage increased investment in targeted training and skills across the supply chain. In its fifth year, the initiative is supported by 50 signatories, and we are proud to be a signatory organisation, working collaboratively with the sector to drive investment in skills and make changes in procurement practises.
The awards were hosted by Phil Beach CBE, CEO of Energy & Utility Skills, and featured speaker Tim Balcon, Chief Executive of CITB. 41 companies were presented with an award for their pioneering efforts to transform investment in technical and operational skills.
Dan Holland at Network Plus says “It is an honour to receive the Procurement Skills Accord Award in recognition of our work in tackling skill shortages. We all have a responsibility for creating a sustainable workforce and building a resilient future, and I am proud of how Network Plus works towards this across all areas of the business. We do this through a range of schemes, including targeted recruitment initiatives, clear career pathways and community outreach, working with schools and young children to teach them about the opportunities available in this industry.”
Phil Beach, CBE appointed Energy & Utility kill Chief Executive said “It’s been another great year for the Accord, and it’s fantastic to host our event for signatory organisations in person this year for the first time since 2019.
I’d like to extend our congratulations to all the companies who received awards for meeting the requirements of the accord this year – it’s a high bar and achievement is a clear indication of your commitment to prioritising investment in skills development at a time of increasing challenge.”