Build Back Better Forum

UK utilities in the world beyond coronavirus


Utility Week’s Build Back Better Forum unites utilities, regulators, government, industry bodies, investors and the supply chain to balance delivering resilience and affordability in a post-COVID world while working towards a Net Zero target.

The Forum will explore:

  • Utilities and the green economic recovery
  • Utilities as engines of community recovery using their role in regions and as clients to support businesses and supply chains
  • Affordability and consumer protection in the post-coronavirus world
  • Building back better businesses – absorbing lessons learned about resilience, efficient operations, employee wellbeing and human resource management into business as usual


Rachel Fletcher

Rachel Fletcher



Colin Matthews

Colin Mathews

Non-Executive Chairman

EDF Energy

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson


Anglian Water Group

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Basil Scarsella


UK Power Networks

Susan 150x150

Susan Davy


Pennon Group

Colin Crooks

Colin Crooks


Shell Energy Retail

Colin Skellett

Colin Skellett


Wessex Water

Phil Jones 150 x 150

Phil Jones


Northern Powergrid

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Christine McGourty


Water UK

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Phil Swift


Western Power Distribution

“My hope – and my plea to you – is that we align this obligation to act [against the
impacts of climate change] with the opportunity to Build Back Better
presented by the imminent recovery from Covid-19.”

Peter Simpson, CEO, Anglian Water and co-chair, Corporate Leaders Group

Why a digital forum?

Digest high-value content on your terms: tune in on the day for thought-leading presentations with Q&A and consume them on demand after the event

Network without limits: access an engaged audience of high-profile experts shaping the future of utilities at the touch of a button

Shape your own experience: have your say through live polling, focused discussion groups and direct access to speakers and/or sit back and observe the dialogue that suits your needs

Who attends Utility Week events?

Affinity Water 140x140
Anglian water
Bristol Water 150 x 150
centrica 150 x 150
ESB 150x150
Jersey Water 150x150
Southern Water 150 x 150
Ofwat 150 x 150
Ofgem 150x150
Shell energy 200x200
Northern Ireland water 150x150
national grid 150x150
Pennon Group 150 x150
MOSL 150x150
UKPN 150 x 150
Scottish power renewables 150x150
SSE 150x150
South East Water
Thames Water
Octopus Energy
Wales and West Utilities

Build Back Better is part of a major campaign running across Utility Week’s platforms.

The campaign will feature analysis, interviews and case studies of Build Back Better in action – looking at the important role water and energy companies can play and celebrating the initiatives underway or in the pipeline.