It’s almost time for our first, big conference of 2019. The Smith Brothers team is preparing to travel north of the border and into Scotland for the All-Energy Conference and Exhibition.
The two-day event will take place on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 May, at the SEC in Glasgow. And, with over 7,000 industry professionals registered to attend, plus lots of exciting sessions on the agenda – it’s certainly looking set to be an insightful occasion.
Smith Brothers Contracting Ltd was established in 1999 – in fact, we celebrate our 20th birthday later this month – but the company has been around much longer, with Richard and John Smith having worked as sole traders in the early days. After being named as ‘contractor of the month’ by Electrical Times, founding partner John Smith spoke to the magazine to share his thoughts on what makes our company so successful. In case you missed it, you can catch up below.
Last Sunday was the London Marathon, and while we were enjoying the event from the comfort of our sofas – Heather and Ryan Smith were running through the streets of London with the aim of creating memories that would last a lifetime – and hopefully setting a new personal best to boot.
We’ve had a catch up with Heather post-event, to see how she fared – which was completing the run in an astonishing 4:21:17!
When it comes to connecting new renewables facilities to the National Grid, appointing an ICP can be an economic, efficient and standardised option. Recently, our commercial director, Dave Ogden spoke to Electrical Times to explain what benefits site developers should look for when considering turnkey service providers.
High voltage power contractor, Smith Brothers has begun work on the first of Arlington Energy’s energy storage and gas peaking projects – a short term operating reserve (STOR) site in Sheffield, Yorkshire.
From humble beginnings as HV contractors working from the back of their van, Smith Brothers’ founders Richard and John Smith are this month celebrating two decades in business.
Within any organisation, a defective electrical cable has the power to cause significant disruption to operations, making detecting and resolving these problems crucial – especially when high voltages are involved. Craig Collinson, operations director at Smith Brothers, explores the methods and expertise required in specialist cable fault testing.
Harnessing the power of drones to obtain large amounts of inspection data – across a variety of projects – has been central to success of their adoption. And, as the increase in demand looks set to reach new heights in 2019. *