After five months of build-up, promotion and industry chatter, the shortlist for the prestigious Energy Live Consultancy Awards was released on 7th May. David Powell from an Auditel office in Leeds, has been nominated for the category ‘SME: Most Trusted Consultancy’ sponsored by Gazprom Energy UK.
David says: “With such strong competition, we are honoured to be a finalist in this category. The trust of our customers and partners is integral to the success of our business and is at the very heart of everything we do here.”
The criteria for this award included the need to ensure that they have a set of values to which they adhere, embed those values in the dealings they have with both customers and suppliers, are able to communicate these and can demonstrate examples of it working in practice.
Transparency, accuracy, fairness and clarity of terms and conditions are all key components upon which the judges will base their final decision. Auditel’s strength in these areas is one of the things which impressed the judges so far. The focus on cost management, not cost cutting is what David Powell’s Team hope will stand them in good stead with the judges.
The shortlist of finalists will now be sent to the judging panel. This will be made up of Angela Knight, CEO of Energy UK, Louise Kingham, CEO of the Energy Institute, David Porter, ex-CEO of AEP and the former editor of Utility Week, Janet Wood. They will be joined by Chair of Judges Mervyn Bowden on June 12th, to whittle down the nominees to find the winners. They will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 27th.
David Powell’s team of five specialists is based in the centre of Leeds. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001 and post qualification, worked for a FTSE250 Logistics Firm and a Global Management Consultancy before joining Auditel, an award winning national consultancy network.