Radius Systems organised and hosted the first ever NI Gas Supply Alliance Innovation Day on 21st September, instigated by McNicholas. The event gathered under one roof eleven businesses, all with a strong commitment to innovation and who are involved in bringing smart products, processes and services that deliver measurable benefits to the NI gas industry.
The event showcased the latest innovative solutions from exhibitors Active Energy Control (AEC), Fusion, Jafco, Meter Provida, Radius Systems, Wolseley (Fusion Provida) and from ESRI's guest speakers, who presented and demonstrated their powerful GIS software capabilities. Other presenters included Cormac O'Donnell, McNicholas' Business Director with an introduction to innovation and Gerard Curran, McNicholas' Graduate Engineer who delivered a presentation on mobile working. The event sparked a lot of interest and discussions between exhibitors and guests from Northern Ireland's Gas Alliance members Phoenix Natural Gas, firmus energy, SGN Natural Gas and McNicholas.
Cormac O'Donnell explained: "We believe that the ability to innovate is essential for McNicholas to build a sustainable and successful business and this success is enabled through long term collaboration with our customers and key supply chain partners. We wanted to bring together our partners to this innovation forum and open discussions on how we can work together and through our expertise, generate ideas that make us all more efficient to deliver our services and continually improve. This has been a great platform to see firsthand our partners' latest solutions and discuss new ideas." Collaboration with clients and suppliers has always been 'The McNicholas Way' of working. In 2014, they formalised this approach to joint working, value creation and innovation through certification to BS11000: Collaborative Business Relationships, reflecting their long-term approach to managing relationships with their customers and suppliers.
Radius Systems' Sales Director – Utilities, Iain Knowles added: "The event has gone very well and has been a great insight not only into the innovations being delivered by the NI Gas Supply Alliance's key members, but also the collaborative approach taken by all members of the alliance."
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