Gas Safety Trust announces new partnership with Energy Networks Association

For immediate release - Monday 14 January 2013

The UK’s leading fuel safety charity, the Gas Safety Trust has announced plans to work with the Energy Networks Association (ENA) from 1st January 2013.

The UK’s leading fuel safety charity, the Gas Safety Trust has announced that it will now work with the Energy Networks Association (ENA). ENA will take over day-to-day management of the Trust and provide a comprehensive range of services including its secretariat, full press, PR and public affairs function as well managing the crucial grant application process. This will also involve relocating both the Gas Safety Trust and CORGI Services Limited to ENA’s central London offices.

Gas Safety Trust Board Chair, Chris Bielby said:

“The partnership will allow the Trust to operate more efficiently and to benefit from the skills and experience of the ENA team. The purpose of the charity will remain the same, as the Trust remains utterly committed to helping improve fuel safety and reducing the number of incidents involving carbon monoxide exposure.”

“As we recently announced, the Gas Safety Trust has an exciting new focus and we look forward to working alongside ENA in order to deliver some important projects that will really make a significant impact in helping to improve and promote fuel safety.”

ENA Chief Executive David Smith said:

“The Gas Safety Trust carries out vital work to improve fuel safety and we are delighted our campaigning organisation will work in partnership with it. We look forward to helping develop this work and strengthening its determined and informed efforts.”

11 independent Trustees who have the overall responsibility for its work will continue to oversee the Gas Safety Trust.

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Notes to editor

The Gas Safety Trust, established in 2005 as a registered charitable body, has become the UK’s leading fuel safety charity with the key objectives of further improving fuel safety for the public and industry throughout the United Kingdom and reducing the incidents of death and serious injury from carbon monoxide exposure. The Gas Safety Trust is funded by a number of sources. The primary funds to support the work of The Gas Safety Trust come from CORGI Services Limited, who licenses the CORGI brand to a select number off businesses supporting the heating plumbing and renewable industry. The Gas Safety Trust also receives sponsorship from organizations within the gas industry to help meet the growing demand for project funding. The Trust is always open to developing new funding partnerships.

ENA represents the ‘wires and pipes’ transmission and distribution network operators for gas and electricity in the UK and Ireland.

For more information please contact:
Tim Field MCIPR
Head of Press and Public Affairs
Energy Networks Association
[email protected]
0207 706 5157
07725 372758