Members of the Severn Trent Services organisation are at Utility Week Live 2023 at the NEC in Birmingham. If you’re already there, you’ll find them at stand K14 near the net-zero stage.
This event has brought together customers, suppliers, and peers across the utility sector, with innovation and sustainability being key themes.
Severn Trent Services is showcasing a variety of propositions catered to businesses with private networks –everything from reed bed maintenance and water hygiene to sustainability solutions and asset management.
Owen Davies, Head of Brand and Marketing at Severn Trent Services, said: “There’s a real buzz here. People have been coming up to the team and discussing various things, including reed beds and sustainable drainage systems. It’s been great so far.”
Bringing compliance to life
Aqualytix is a part of Severn Trent Services, specialising in water hygiene, water treatment, and legionella control.
Kris Rowland, Head of Technical, Training, and Compliance at Aqualytix, has been having some interesting conversations with people around asset compliance.
Kris said: “I’ve just been talking to one person about the heavy responsibility that falls on them to manage and control Legionella risks in their properties. Which is what we help organisations with.
“Another person I spoke to was quite surprised at how regularly compliance checks must be done. I explained how we use innovative software to monitor tens of thousands of water assets each month for our customers, which helps to lessen the burden on their shoulders.”
Kris delivers City and Guilds Assured water safety training courses to businesses nationwide and has brought some props to entice visitors to the stand.
He explained: “I’ve got a molecule kit representing common chemicals we use to control Legionella in water systems. We’ve been asking people to guess what the molecules are, and if they answer correctly, they get a prize!”
Sustainability in a post-Covid world
Robin Phillips, Head of Sustainability at Severn Trent Services, is showcasing Focus on Five, the organisation’s plan to deliver five goals anchored around achieving net zero operational performance, adding greater value to communities, and offering customers more sustainable solutions.
He said: “It’s been helpful to understand how customers, suppliers, and partners define and approach sustainability. It validates the activities we’re working on and the propositions we’re offering to businesses.
“I’ve been talking to some of the suppliers we depend on to achieve our sustainability goals and thanking them for everything they do for us – from companies that make custom-made PPE for diverse workforces to firms building electric charging infrastructure on our customer sites.
“The day has reminded me how valuable face-to-face relationship building is, especially after the restrictions we all faced during Covid-19.
“So, if you’re around, come and say hello!”