British Gas presented with Certificate of Commendation

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In October, colleagues from the British Gas Revenue Protection team,  Helen Neary, Kevin Lawrence and Gavin Hamer have together all received the Certificate of Commendation from Chief Superintendent Jon Roy of the Merseyside Police.

The trio has been recognised for their pro-active work with multiple agencies to help disrupt organised crime networks engaged in the Exploitation of Children, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Together they have built up a close working relationship with Jo Moran and Jamie Graham of the Merseyside Police along with Trading Standards, Immigration, HMRC and Licensing.

British Gas colleagues awarded Certificate of Commendation

Over the last few years, the team have worked tirelessly, making visits out of hours and at times long into the night ensuring their local communities are kept safe. This year alone they have already made more than 170 supplies safe from energy thieves and yet still strive to find more and more each week.

The award most commonly bestowed to serving police officers recognises teams’ tremendous work by building relationships across their industry networks to help make a real impact on the local communities they work in. Merseyside police have had some significant prosecutions that have stemmed from the work British Gas has done including the story below which shows how wide-reaching the work can be in the field of Revenue Protection.

The UKRPA Chair added ‘The outstanding efforts of Helen, Kevin and Gavin have been justifiably recognised through the award of these commendations. This exemplifies the principles championed by UKRPA Members of success through collaboration with critical stakeholder partners.’

Brothers jailed for a campaign of exploitation on Wirral

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