Our History

As a Group we are used to being the first, it’s in our DNA. First to break into new markets and the first independent company to own utility networks.

Power On has been driving industry change, championing competition, opening markets for independent connections providers, and helping to define the regulated codes to which the industry now operates.

2003
Power On established – based out of Potters Marston in Leicester
2003
Power On gains Independent Connections Provider (ICP) status
National Electricity Registration Scheme Accredited
2006
Power On achieves full National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) accreditation
National Electricity Registration Scheme Accredited
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2007
Energisation of first ICP (Power On) built primary substation for adoption by the DNO (Central Networks) at Prologis Park, Pineham
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2008
Power On acquired by GTC
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2010
BUUK Infrastructure becomes the new parent company for Power On, as well as GTC
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2011
Power On opens its first Northern office in Leeds
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2012
Power On becomes the first ICP accredited to conduct High Voltage (HV) operations by Lloyds Register
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2013
Power On opens its Southern operational depot, operating out of Childerditch
2014
Power On achieves ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001 (now ISO 45001) accreditation
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2014
Power On becomes accredited under the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)
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2014
Power On achieves Safety Management Advisory Services (SMAS) Worksafe accreditation
2015
Power On achieves the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) Gold Award
2015
Power On opens its first London Office
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2016
Power on is accredited to self-approve designs in-house
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Neil Fitzsimons
2017
Neil Fitzsimons becomes Managing Director of Power On
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2018
Power On achieves Great Places To Work status, as part of the BUUK Infrastructure group
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Gas Industry Registration Scheme Accredited
2019
Power On awarded Gas Industry Registration Scheme (GIRS) accreditation
Gas Industry Registration Scheme Accredited
2020
Power On’s employee numbers exceed 250
2020
Power On achieves Constructionline Gold status
Water Industry Registration Scheme Accredited
2020
Power On is awarded Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS) accreditation
Water Industry Registration Scheme Accredited
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2021
Power On achieves Great Place to Work status for the fourth year running
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2021
Power On agrees a deal with Virgin Media
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2021
Power On rebrands following their transition into the multi-utility market