• SGN Press release


    SGN holds Parliamentary Reception to discuss how they keep customers safe and warm

    23 February 2018

    Last night we held a Parliamentary Reception to meet with key stakeholders and MSPs and discuss hot topics such as the role of the gas network for future energy needs, tackling fuel poverty, and how we take care of customers in vulnerable situations. 

    We distribute natural and green gas to nearly two million homes and businesses across Scotland. Our Managing Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland John Lobban was the first to speak to the attendees at our event, held in the Scottish Parliament. John highlighted that he believes SGN will have a key role to support a future lower carbon Scottish economy. He said: “It was fantastic to be able to engage with so many MSPs and key stakeholders. We’re passionate about SGN’s role for future energy solutions, and exploring how we can continue to keep our customers safe and warm through innovation and new initiatives.”

    Investment Strategy Manager Colin Thomson presented on the future of the gas network, and how innovation, research and development are all essential to help meet our future energy needs. Chris Bielby – who is our Director of Industry Liaison – went on to deliver our CO (carbon monoxide) strategy, which ultimately looks to highlight raising awareness of its dangers and reducing the number of UK CO incidents.

    Clare Adamson MSP, John Lobban, Chris Bielby and Colin Thomson.

    Clare Adamson MSP, who hosted the event for us, said: “It has been a pleasure to again host and welcome SGN at the Scottish Parliament and to celebrate their continuing contribution to meeting Scotland’s energy needs and tackling our safety challenges. It has been very encouraging to hear more about their inclusive and innovative approaches, especially for vulnerable consumers and in raising awareness of the risks of CO poisoning. I look forward to continued work with them in the very active partnership for safety that we have in Scotland.”