Cadent continues a 200 year legacy of safety, reliability and innovation for Britain’s biggest gas distribution network
- Cadent is the new name for National Grid Gas Distribution and it is now an independent company in its own right
- Cadent is Britain’s largest gas distribution network helping ensure over 11million homes keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies
- National Gas Emergency Service phone number and service remains the same
- New branding on vehicles, equipment and uniform will be phased in over the next 12 months
Cadent has today (Tuesday 2 May 2017) been announced as the new name for Britain’s largest gas distribution network.
Formerly known as National Grid Gas Distribution, the change of name and brand comes after National Grid Plc sold off its majority stake in the company in a £13 billion deal. The newly named company is an independently run business owned by a consortium of investors.
Cadent chief executive, Chris Train OBE has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector and has worked in senior roles for its predecessors National Grid Gas Distribution Ltd, Transco and British Gas.
He said: “I’m very excited to announce our new name which is inspired by the word cadence which embodies the natural rhythm and energy running through everything we do.
“As Britain’s largest gas network we look forward to a strong future ahead, supported by our various partners.”
He added: “As a new company with a 200-year legacy we’re in a unique position to build on the strong foundations of our past, while encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change.
“Our day to day role will remain the same as will the National Gas Emergency Service phone number and our enquiry line numbers. We’ll continue to strive for innovative ways to operate and maintain our network transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency.”
Cadent employs over 4,500 engineers and specialists working day and night to ensure over 11 million homes keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies. They maintain a network of 131,000 kilometres of pipes across the North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, North London and parts of the Thames Valley.
Rebranding of its fleet of vehicles has already started and employees are being issued with new PPE (Personal protective equipment). However, people will continue to see some vehicles, equipment and clothing with the old branding alongside the ones with the new brand over the next 12 months until the rebrand is complete.
Chris explained: “As you can imagine we’ve a lot of vehicles to rebrand and the public will continue to see some vehicles, equipment and clothing with the old branding alongside ones with the new brand over the next year.”
As with its predecessor all of Cadent’s employees are issued with identity cards. In the event of emergencies or planned gas mains replacement work engineers may need to access peoples properties. However, residents should always ask to see these before allowing engineers into their homes.
For more information and to verify the identity of an engineer call the Cadent enquiry line number 0845 835 1111**, which is the same number as its predecessor company. (New ID cards will be distributed to Cadent staff from 02/05/17.)
The National Gas Emergency Service number 0800 111 999*, for people to report a gas escape or suspected carbon monoxide, also remains the same and is.
For more information about Cadent
*All calls are recorded and maybe monitored
**This call will cost 7 per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.