Working Group - Convention
The HAUC(UK) Convention has been an annual event since 200X. Bringing together two groups in to one powerful and dynamic community.
Working on themes such as
- Skills and workforce
- Environment and decarbonisation
Each year the convention focuses on an over arching theme and message that is relevant to the whole community. Most recently in May 2021 the event focused on the impacts of Brexit and the pandemic under the title Facing Change Together.
The convention groups consist of members representing the interests of both the Local authority sectors and utility sector as well as support from National Governments and supported by industry experts.
The committee works to make sure the message is as current as possible, but also location, speakers and sponsors, ensuring it is as valuable as possible to the whole community.
Working Group Chairs
Our working groups are co chaired with one representative from SWUK and one from JAGUK. The chairs change every years, but with the wider support of committee members who extensive experience of the street works industry and of running street works events.
Utility co-chair - Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
I have worked for SSEN for 33 years and held the post of Street works Manager for the past 6 years. Prior to this I was the Street works admin manager for 11 years. I am currently secretary of SWJUG and SWHAUC, joint chair of the SEHAUC working group and part of the Street works convention committee. I was part of the Systems EPG group and help with any EPG questions as required. I am a member of the Street works forum for ENA and Geoplace and I enjoy assisting with arranging training and Street works events as well as assisting the wider street works family where I can.
Contact: [email protected]
Convention Co-Chair & Street Works UK Strategy and Risk Director
Samantha Brothwell was appointed to the Street Works UK Board in December 2012. Samantha is the Street Works Policy Manager for Western Power Distribution, Electricity Distribution Network Operator for the Midlands, South West of England and South Wales. Samantha is also the current chair of the Energy Networks Association Street Works Forum, East Midlands Joint Utility Group, East Midlands HAUC (Utility Side) and a member of the Co-ordination Working Group.
Samantha has worked in the electricity sector since 1990, and has had responsibility for Street Works since 2000.
Who decides on the Agenda?
The theme, agenda and speakers at the convention is agreed across the convention committee. If you have a great suggestion please get in touch.
Will the next Convention be an in person event?
We are planning for an in person event to be held at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. However we will keep a close eye on government guidance around Covid-19 and will make necessary amendment as advised.
When is the next HAUC(UK) Convention?
The next HAUC(UK) Convention is planned for Wednesday 18th May 2022