EnergyNet recognised by British Prime Minister and H.M. Queen Elizabeth II in Birthday Honours

Published: Wed 30 Apr 2014
A blog entry by Isobel Chillman

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Isobel Chillman
Programme Delivery Manager
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EnergyNet is delighted to announce that on the advice of the British Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ii will present EnergyNet Ltd. The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade, The UK’s highest Accolade for business success.

This award has been made in recognition of EnergyNet’s international success over the last three years uniting public and private sector leaders under the common goal; to increase investment success in Africa’s power sector, promoting economic development and job creation.

Simon Gosling, MD, EnergyNet says - “Over these years we have been witness to a political landscape that has shifted dramatically, where Ministers from Nigeria, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa and beyond have had to adapt to meet the needs of both ‘the people’ demanding increased access to energy and the also international investors that will help to deliver that energy.

As a reflection of this EnergyNet’s portfolio has grown whilst remaining committed to our highly focused industry demographic, building strategic alliances with key businesses that are shaping the investment landscape across Africa, including; Norton Rose Fulbright, Aggreko, KenGen, APR Energy, GE, Schneider Electric, IIPELP, Copperbelt Energy Corp, Tanesco, National Treasury South Africa, CADFund, Globeleq, Symbion Power, Standard Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, OPIC, USAID, MCC, IFC, AFC, World Bank and AfDB.

It is these leaders who are laying the foundations for future generations and that are the champions for tomorrow’s success. However, it is the entrepreneurs of tomorrow that will create the biggest transformation. They will have the opportunity to squander what today’s industrialists build or to take Africa forward to a 23rd century where Africa is King.

To support those entrepreneurs and industrialists of tomorrow we have established the ‘EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative’ bringing legal, finance and engineering students to our international forums to promote capacity building and
their own awareness of ‘Africa’s industrial potential’. It will also enable them to get a deep insight in to the nuances of doing international business across all foreign continents which for us as a content provider is hugely important for the development of international trade for Africa.

It is an exceptional honour to have one’s achievements recognised. It is a reflection of our partners that have consistently supported EnergyNet and our values over the years and that have invested heavily (beyond just financial investment) ‘turning the lights on on this incredible continent’.

Inspiration comes in many forms, today we have been inspired to do more and to be better, but equally important, we have been inspired to remain resolute in our business strategy linking the impact of power generation to job creation.

For more information please contact:
Amy Offord, Senior Marketing Executive
EnergyNet Ltd.
T: +44 20 7384 8068
E: amy.offord@energynet.co.uk


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