South West Water Services Limited is a water supply and sewerage utility company serving part of south west England. It was originally formed by the Water Act 1973 as one of ten regional water authorities formed by a merger of various statutory and local authority water undertakings. South West Water was privatised in 1989, and is part of the Pennon Group.
Southern Water is the utility responsible for wastewater collection and treatment in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent, and for water supply and distribution in the approximately half of this area.
Northern Ireland Water is an Executive Agency within the Department for Regional Development. The company provides water and sewerage services to over 730,000 domestic, agricultural, commercial and business customers throughout Northern Ireland with an annual budget before capital charges of £302 million and fixed assets valued at £4.9 billion.
Affinity Water are the largest water-only supplier in the UK. They provide 900 million litres of water each day to a population of more than 3.5 million people in parts of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and parts of the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing and Enfield.
Scottish Water is a state-owned company in Scotland that provides water and sewerage services to 2.2 million customers and 130,000 business customers.
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and sewerage company, serving 14 million customers across London and the Thames Valley.
Irish Water is Ireland’s new national water utility. It has been tasked with bringing the water services of the 34 Local Authorities together into one national service provider, with the aim of reducing costs, generating economies of scale and increasing efficiencies. Over the coming months and years Irish Water will gradually establish the organisation and take over responsibility from the local authorities for the delivery of water and wastewater services to homes and businesses.
AES is one of the world’s largest power companies and owns a growing and diverse portfolio of generation and distribution businesses. They operate in 29 countries on five continents and have a global workforce of 25,000.
Bord Gáis Éireann (Bord Gáis) was established in 1976 and is a commercial State body operating in the energy industry. With over 630,000 gas and electricity customers, Bord Gáis employs approximately 900 staff and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.
Centrica is the largest player in the UK Energy Retail Market. Under the British Gas brand in England, the Nwy Prydain and British Gas names in Wales, and Scottish Gas in Scotland, Centrica supplies gas and electricity to residential customers throughout Great Britain. Centrica Business Services (CBS) is the channel to market for the I&C and SME market.
Scottish and Southern Energy incorporates the companies: Swalec, Southern Electric, Scottish Hydro Electric and Atlantic Electric and Gas.
Western Power is a State Government owned corporation that builds, maintains and operates the electricity network in the south west corner of Western Australia. The Western Power Network forms the vast majority of the South West Interconnected Network (SWIN), which together with all of the electricity generators, comprises the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).
National Grid plc is a United Kingdom based utilities company which also operates in other countries, principally in the United States. National Grid is dedicated to being the world’s premier network utility. Their core skills lie primarily in the management of large and complex energy delivery networks. They own, operate and develop the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales and Great Britain’s principal natural gas transportation system.
npower are the retail arm of RWE npower, a leading integrated UK energy company, part of the RWE Group. RWE npower operates and manages flexible, low-cost coal, oil and gas-fired power stations and are developing innovative energy-related technologies. RWE Power International offer specialist services covering every aspect of owning and operating power plant, from construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance to eventual decommissioning.
Scottish Power is an international energy company, made up of four businesses: Energy Retail, Energy Wholesale and Energy Networks in the UK and PPM Energy in the US. Through these businesses they provide electricity, transmission and distribution services in the UK; supply in excess of 5.2 million electricity and gas services to homes and businesses across the UK; and operate electricity generation and gas storage facilities in the UK, US and western Canada.
EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and its largest producer of low-carbon electricity. EDF Energy is wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group, one of Europe’s largest energy groups. It supplies electricity and gas to around 5.5 million residential and business customers, making it the biggest supplier of electricity by volume.
E.ON UK is a leading energy company in the UK. They are one of the UK’s leading energy suppliers, the second largest electricity generator in the UK and they own the second largest distribution network in the UK. They are part of E.ON; the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas company, which has its headquarters in Germany.
UK Power Networks manages Britain’s biggest power networks, distributing electricity to more than eight million customers in London, the East of England and the South East. It employs over 5500 employees. The company is owned by the Cheung Kong Group (CKG) who took ownership in October 2010 following the sale by EDF Energy of its electricity distribution networks operation.
Northern Gas Networks are the company responsible for distributing gas to homes and businesses across the north of
England, an area covering West, East & North Yorkshire, the North East and northern Cumbria.
The gas network they look after comprises of 37,000km of gas pipes.
London Underground Limited was formed in 1985, but its history dates back to 1863 when the world’s first underground railway opened in London. Today London Underground is a major business, with over 3 million passenger journeys a day, some 500 peak trains, 253 stations owned (275 served), over 12,000 staff and vast engineering assets. In May 2008 Metronet Rail transferred to Transport for London and in December 2008 all Metronet Rail employees TUPE transferred to London Underground.
Merseytravel is the operating name of the Merseyside Passenger Transport Authority and Executive. Merseytravel co-ordinates public transport and acts in partnership with private bus and rail operators to provide public transport in Merseyside. Overall budget and policy responsibility rests with 18 Councillors from Merseyside’s 5 Districts who serve on the Authority. The Executive has a statutory role to advise the Authority and act as its “delivery arm”.
Transport for London (TfL) was created in 2000 as the integrated body responsible for the Capital’s transport system. The primary role of TfL, which is a functional body of the Greater London Authority, is to implement the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy and manage transport services across the Capital.
Network Rail is an engineering company responsible for revitalising Britain’s railways. They do not run the trains, but their main customers are the train and freight operating companies who do. Network Rail’s task is to deliver a reliable and safe rail network. Safety is their primary concern and they are spending more than £6 billion to maintain, improve and upgrade every aspect of the railway infrastructure including; the track, signalling systems, bridges, viaducts, tunnels, level crossings and stations.
National Express were awarded the franchise to operate the Inter City East Coast mainline services in 2007. The new franchise, National Express East Coast (NXEC) began operating on 9th December 2007. National Express Group are a large, international Transport Group with extensive experience in the delivery of passenger transport services.
Tube Lines is a private company responsible for the maintenance, renewal and upgrade of the infrastructure, including track, trains, signals, civil work and stations, on three London Underground lines. Since January 2003 the London Underground has been operated as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), where the infrastructure is maintained by private companies but it is owned and operated by Transport for London (TfL). Tube Lines has a 30-year contract for the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines.
The Australian Defence Force numbers about 53,000 full-time active duty personnel plus another 20,700 reservists. The military although small numerically is technologically sophisticated. It also plays a significant role in peacekeeping operations around the world.
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is famed around the world and is by far the largest of the police services that operate in greater London. More than 800 MPS personnel already access AMT-SYBEX’s Field Data Collection System (FDCS ®) to support Transport for London in the on-street enforcement of the capital’s “Red Routes”.
The RSPCA is a registered charity (no. 219099) with most staff based at the National Headquarters, while others work from home. The RSPCA will by all lawful means, prevent cruelty and suffering of animals by effecting strong branch, regional, national and international organisations dedicated to providing a public service, enforcing the law and striving for the highest levels of efficiency.