Binnies broadens its leakage service offering with new hire Colin Cox

Colin Cox joins Binnies and brings leadership experience from across the water and energy sectors underpinned by significant leakage and operational management expertise. He has more than 20 years’ experience of water networks with specialisation in strategic leakage management and operational and asset management delivery.

Colin began his career as a repair and maintenance operative, fixing leaks and installing new mains and services for Severn Trent Water. He honed his skills as a leakage technician before progressing to managing repair and maintenance teams and eventually becoming the company leakage manager; in that role he was responsible for 500 staff and accountable for delivering leakage performance. Colin successfully delivered on all aspects of leakage key performance indicators set by the regulator and year-on-year total expenditure budget reductions. Colin’s ability to develop and deliver yearly planning interventions aligned with the 5-year leakage strategy enabled continuous improvement and long-term sustainable reductions in leakage intervention cycles.

More recently, Colin has worked in the energy industry, developing and delivering SSE’s smart-meter programme, and for Morrison Data Services, where he was head of the operations centre and led a multi-functional structure that focused on delivering innovative solutions to drive efficiency across the energy and water data collection business through working with multiple clients and delivering bespoke services.

Binnies broadens its leakage service offering with new hire Colin Cox

Colin joins Binnie’s expanding leakage services team, who support existing and new clients to improve their leakage performance via a suite of industry-leading digital products and solutions that combine cutting-edge technology with engineering expertise and analytics to ensure speed to value is realised for clients.

“Clients have a significant challenge on their hands to achieve the regulatory leakage targets in AMP7 while also balancing all their other performance commitments, financial constraints and external factors. Water companies will have to embed new ways of working at scale, quickly and efficiently to be successful. The adoption of new technologies driven by digital transformation combined with a strategic leakage approach that considers the business processes required to implement new approaches is a critical blend. Colin brings a wealth of strategic and operational leakage expertise to support our clients in meeting their objectives,” said Binnies Head of Leakage Services, Stuart White.

To help water companies develop resilient water networks and reduce losses, Binnies has developed innovative solutions with strategic partners. Our digital performance intelligence ecosystem ECO-X enables our digital technology partners to work collaboratively with us to provide a connected suite of products and services designed to meet all our clients’ needs.

About Binnies

At Binnies, we create new possibilities for humanity through our innovative approach to delivery. Backed by a culture that has stayed true since the company’s founding over 100 years ago, Binnies develops intelligent water and environmental solutions using a whole-life-cycle approach to deliver functional infrastructure and lasting environmental and social legacies. We strive to elevate the quality of life for our local communities today and for generations to come.

Binnies is an RSK group company and was formerly part of Black & Veatch.

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