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Utility Week is the leading business media brand for the UK’s utilities industries. Independent and trusted, Utility Week is led from the front by the expert editorial team.

Editorial Team

Ellen Bennett, Editor


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Ellen has been the editor of Utility Week since 2012, and has covered energy and water extensively in that time. Prior to joining Utility Week, Ellen worked as a business editor and journalist across titles covering the built environment and insurance.

Jane Gray, Deputy Editor


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Jane joined Utility Week in 2014. In a variety of roles, she has supported the development of news and features for water and energy readers and she now leads the magazine’s premium content agenda. In 2015, Jane also led the launch of Utility Week’s sister title Network. Before joining Utility Week, Jane was editor of The Manufacturer magazine, an engineering and manufacturing title.

Lois Vallely, Features Editor


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Lois is responsible for commissioning and writing critical analysis, in-depth interviews and columns from industry experts. She is Utility Week’s water retail expert, and is in charge of sister title Water.Retail, which she helped launch in Spring 2017. Lois joined Utility Week as a reporter in January 2015 after graduating from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in English and Film Studies.

Katey Pigden, News Editor


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Katey joined the team at Utility Week as deputy news editor in September 2017 and became news editor in June 2018. She predominantly covers all aspects of the water sector. Katey's early career was spent working on daily and weekly regional newspapers as well as business magazines.

Alice Cooke, Content Editor


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Alice has been a journalist across the B2B and consumer spheres for more than a decade, having gained a First Class degree in English Literature from Leeds University. She has lived in West Sussex all her life, and in her role as Content Editor, she covers the energy retail patch.



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