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Event: 6pm, Thursday 19th April 2007, Connaught rooms, Covent Garden, London
New vision, new CEO, and new web presence launched by the UK’s utilities’ association for street works

The National Joint Utility Group (NJUG), the UK’s trade association representing utilities involved in street works, will launch its ‘Vision for Street Works’ at an event in London on Thursday 19th April 2007.

‘Vision for Street Works’ is NJUG’s new strategy to promote best practice, safety, quality and co-ordination for street works.

The association’s new CEO Richard Wakelen - Head of Street Works at EDF Energy Networks and former Finance and Strategy Director of NJUG - will address the forum on the new strategy. Also speaking will be Richard Harpley, Supply Chain Director for EDF Energy Networks.

The ‘Vision for Street Works’ will be supported by the launch of a new website, scheduled for the 19th April. The new-look website will feature reviewed guidance documents and publications, as well as the ‘Vision for Street Works’ statement.

The event will be held at the Connaught rooms, 61 – 65 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5DA on Thursday 19th April 2007, from 6pm. The forum will include a presentation, Q&A, drinks reception and dinner.

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Notes To Editors :

Media places are limited. Please RSVP ASAP to ensure your attendance.

For further editorial information or to arrange an interview please contact the NJUG press office njug@pwkpr.com or telephone 020 7609 1900.

About The National Joint Utility Group (NJUG)

NJUG is the UK industry association representing utilities on street works issues. Our members include the Energy Networks Association (representing electricity and gas companies), Water UK (representing water companies), National Grid, BT, Cable and Wireless, Virgin Media and THUS plc.

NJUG is the utility arm of the Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee representing street works in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales known as HAUC (UK). NJUG’s focus is on promoting best practice, safety, quality and co-ordination of works as well as representing utilities in discussions with Government and other stakeholders on street work issues.

Street works are essential activities carried out by electricity, water, gas and communications utilities to maintain, enhance, extend, renew and repair their networks.

URL: www.njug.co.uk

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