Gas Utilisation Conference 2024




Welcome and Introduction
David Tomkin, IGEM President Elect


Session 1 – Today's Challenges
Chaired by Lewis Kirkwood, Innovation Development Manager, Northern Gas Networks


Let's Tackle Mental Health Head On
Trevor Steven, Mental Health Ambassador and ex-England Footballer, Causeway Technologies


Heating and health challenges for fuel poor homes
Colin Timmins, Director of Homes, National Energy Action


Educating the next generation; Challenges in the gas industry
Alexandra Brightman, Energy Futures & Net Zero Educator, Northern Gas Networks


Panel Question and Answer


Refreshments and Exhibition


Session 2 – From the Past to the Future
Chaired by Jo-Anne Tomkins, Senior Principal Engineer, DNV


Lessons Learned from Past Energy Transitions in the Gas Industry
Prof Russell Thomas, Technical Director - Ground and Water, WSP


The H100 Fife Neighbourhood Trial – A Trial of Hydrogen for Heating in a Domestic Setting
Richard Beedell, Project Manager, SGN


The Future of Liquid Gas in the UK
Richard Hakeem, Director of Safety and Technical Policy, Liquid Gas UK


Panel Question and Answer


Lunch and Exhibition


Session 3 – Safety in Focus
Chaired by Jonathan Kane, Chief Executive Officer, Kane International


Gas Safe Register - here to help
Carl Banister, Technical and Stakeholder Manager, Gas Safe Register
Jonathan Palmer, Standards and Training Manager, Gas Safe Register


Services Beyond the Meter by Cadent
Earl Richards, Regional Technical Manager, Services Beyond the Meter, Cadent


How the HSE Investigates Gas Explosions
Steve Critchlow, Principal Registered Gas Engineer, Health & Safety Executive


Panel Question and Answer


Closing Remarks
Trevor Smallpeice, Chair, Large Business Forum