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Utility Week Live Online - The future of stakeholder engagement
At a time when face-to-face contact remains limited, Utility Week Live hosted a new online event which provided a unique opportunity to bring the UK’s energy, gas and water industries together in a digital conference.
During Utility Week Live’s Creating Conditions for Innovation session, Tom Morrison, Associate Director at BECG, discussed the future of stakeholder engagement and the latest in communications innovations.
The utilities sector has come under huge scrutiny over the past few years. The growth of the re-nationalisation movement as well as questions around legitimacy and fairness have been raised by groups such as WeOwnIt and most notably the Labour Party, in response to perceived increases in bills and cost of living. Whilst some thought the Conservative landslide in the 2019 General Election would put an end to these arguments, there is very little sign that things have changed.