Northern Powergrid



Contact our connections engineers.jpg

Being able to talk to our team is something our customers said was important. So now, whether you’re applying for a new connection and want to explore your options or have an existing project you'd like to discuss, you can pick up the telephone and speak to one of our experts. If you’d like a face-to-face meeting you can request a visit or book one of our free monthly surgeries

For Extra High Voltage (EHV) connections of 10MW or above contact our commercial engineers.  

Martin Bell
Commercial Engineer
Phone: 0191 2294648
Responsible for: Consett, Durham, Seaham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Stockton (North Tees) and Billingham.

Gary Camplejohn
Commercial Engineer
Phone: 07834620632
Responsible for: York, Harrogate, Scarborough, Malton and Middlesbrough (South Tees)

Andrew Conner
Commercial Engineer
Phone: 0191 2294386
Responsible for: Newcastle, Hexham, Alnwick, Gateshead, Sunderland and Washington.

Howard Kirke
Commercial Engineer
Phone: 0113 2415246
Responsible for: Hull, Driffield, Beverley, Selby, Goole, Sheffield, Barnsley, Wakefield and Castleford.

Ian Machin
Commercial Engineer
Phone: 0113 2415237
Responsible for: Doncaster, Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Gainsborough.

Patrick Watkins
Commercial Engineer
Phone: 0113 2415234
Responsible for: Leeds, Bradford, Skipton, Halifax and Huddersfield.

For Low Voltage (LV) and High Voltage (HV) connections of up to 10MW contact our design team. 

Gavin Baxter
Design Team Manager
Phone: 0113 2415205
Responsible for: Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, Skipton and Keighley.

Craig Burt
Design Team Manager 
Phone: 0113 2274354
Responsible for: York, Scarborough, Whitby, Harrogate, Ripon, Hawes and Northallerton.

Dave Murray 
Design Team Manager
Phone: 0191 2294394
Responsible for: Sunderland, Durham, North/South Tyne, Wooler, Belford and Otterburn.

Mark Roberts
Design Team Manager 
Phone: 0113 2415254
Responsible for: Wakefield, Castleford, Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Hull, Selby, Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire.

Jim Cummings
Design Team Manager
Phone: 0191 3877339
Responsible for: Durham, Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe, Wear Valley, Teesside and Redcar.  

Following acceptance of a connection offer or to discuss on-site issues you can contact one of our Field Operations Engineers. 

Peter Taylor                       
Programme Manager - Connections and Diversions
Phone: 0191 2294984
Responsible for: Tyne & Wear, and Northumberland & County Durham

Ian Cannon                       
Programme Manager - Connections and Diversions
Phone: 0113 2274310 
Responsible for:North Yorkshire

Dean Naylor              
Programme Manager - Connections and Diversions
Phone: 07834 612519
Responsible for: Teesside

Andy Loveday   
Programme Manager - Connections and Diversions
Phone: 07747 757 605
Responsible for: West Yorkshire

Dean Akers
Programme Manager - Connections and Diversions
Phone: 0113 227 4930
Responsible for: South Yorkshire and North Lincs

Justin Elliott
Programme Manager - Connections and Diversions
Phone: 07793 219594
Responsible for: Humber Estuary

Independent Connections Providers (ICPs) and Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNOs) operating in our region can contact our dedicated CiC team on the telephone number below or via email at

Leo McNeice
Connections Input Services Operations Engineer (competitive connections) 
Yorkshire and Northeast licence areas
Phone:  07885711434