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22/09/11: Long service award for Chorley electricity worker

Chorley-based Bev Morris has spent the last 20 years maintaining the power network of the region and has this week (date) received a Long Service Award from her employer Electricity North West.

In the past year, the company has celebrated similar milestones with 29 other members of staff. Together, these employees have served up an impressive 1,050 years with the company.

Bev joined Electricity North West at the age of 19 in 1991 when it was the publicly-owned North West Electricity Board. She has spent the last two decades in various customer service and administration roles with the company as it became Norweb Plc, then United Utilities, before serving the public as Electricity North West.

In her current role as an Asset Damage Administrator in Preston, Bev is part of a team that liaises with the Electricity North West Operations teams and contractors to ensure safety in excavations and to maintain electricity supplies for customers in the North West.

“My work is extremely varied, which has kept it interesting for all these years,” says Bev. I’m proud to be a part of the company’s history - and its future, as it invests in the ongoing improvement of the region's electricity network.”

Bev’s manager and fixed fees services manager at Electricity North West, Adrian Devine, added: “A large proportion of our work involves excavation in the roads and footpaths of the North West. The safety of our workforce, contractors and the general public is critical to our operations.

“Having experienced, well motivated staff like Bev, ensures that any disruption to the public is kept to a minimum and electricity supplies are restored in a quick and safe manner.”

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