Friends in high places

Jannaway, Mark; Stirk, Nigel
July 2011
Utility Week;7/15/2011, p15
Trade Publication
The article discusses the issue of proper service supplier selection amidst the proliferation of third parties engaged in the delivery of support services, assets, solutions and capabilities to Great Britain's utilities industry. It states that the proper choice has become an important consideration for water and energy companies. Projections point to a rise in outsourcing and the increasing importance of such businesses in the success of utility employers.


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