Cadent reaffirms commitment to West Midlands with CBI appointment

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Elliott Nelson, Cadent’s West Midlands Network Director, has recently been re-elected to serve on the CBI’s West Midlands Council on a three-year term, reaffirming the organisation’s commitment to support and amplify the voice of the region.
Cadent will be in an excellent position to add value to the Council – helping to shape policy at a local and national level. With 900 people working across the West Midlands network, Cadent is on the front line, both on the ground to keep people warm now, and also in understanding how new technologies such as hydrogen can play a part in the future as we drive towards energy security and net zero.   
Commenting on his re-election, Elliot said: “I’m delighted to have been re-elected to the CBI West Midlands Council and feel as an organisation we have much to contribute. We maintain a large network to keep the power on in homes and businesses across the region, but we’ve also got a lot on the horizon, too – in particular plans for how hydrogen can play a key role in the future.  
“With our head office based in Ansty Park, on the border between Rugby and Coventry, and our network operations led from a newly built office in Wolverhampton, we feel we have much to offer through the Council by utilising the skills and knowledge across our organisation.”
Across the West Midlands, Cadent manages 15,000 miles of underground distribution pipes in its West Midlands network, as well as providing the region’s 24/7, year-round gas emergency service. Cadent is a leading player in the UK journey to net zero, as it lays the foundations to switch our reliance on fossil gas, to greener gases like hydrogen and biomethane.


Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network with a 200-year legacy.  We are in a unique position to build on strong foundations whilst encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change.  Day to day we continue to operate, maintain and innovate the UK’s largest gas network, transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency.   Our skilled engineers and specialists remain committed to the communities we serve, working day and night to ensure gas reaches 11 million homes from Cumbria to North London and the Welsh Borders to East Anglia, to keep your energy flowing. 

Future of Gas: Here at Cadent we support the Government’s plans to reach Net Zero by 2050. That means we’re backing the introduction of hydrogen as a low carbon alternative to natural gas for the future. We know people love the controllability of gas and, with our network already in place, it makes sense to switch to the lower carbon alternative offered by hydrogen, which we believe can keep homes and businesses warm for generations to come.

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