EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Leicester; Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire; East Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Leicester


Sector: Utilities
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
35.13 - Distribution of electricity

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-04-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-05-2017
Planned Job Creation: 150

Additional Information

Engineering company Actavo will create 150 new jobs after signing a five year contract with electricity supplier Scottish Power. The contract will begin in May 2017 and the jobs will be phased in over a period of a few months. Jobs are for field engineers who, from a base in Leicester, will install smart meters across the East Midlands and East of England. The meters will automatically feed information back to the energy supplier, meaning that there will be no further reliance on estimated billing.