Young Energy Professionals Awards 2019
On Thursday 13 June 2019, Energy UK’s Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Forum hosted its annual YEP Awards, at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s. In its fifth year, the awards ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the outstanding contribution and achievements of young professionals right across the energy sector.
Awards categories included recognition for focus on communication, customers, sustainability, STEM in industry, rising star, team and YEP of the year. Two new categories were also introduced, including client focus and diversity and inclusion.
This year saw a record number of applications, and the highest number of different organisations shortlisted. Additionally, an almost equal gender balance was achieved for the first time across those shortlisted and the award winners.
Hosted by the YEP Forum’s Chair, Paul Lowbridge, the event was attended by over 200 young energy professionals and featured entertaining keynote speeches from Octopus Energy’s CEO, Greg Jackson, and Verv’s COO, Maria McKavanagh. The event was sponsored by National Grid SO, CGI, EDF Energy, Engage Consulting and Ørsted.