Northern Branch

Recent Event Highlights

The photos above illustrate some of the fantastic events and competitions that are a result of the continuous hard work from the Northern Branch.

  • PDN Paper Competition Final | May 2018 - Matt Goode our Northern Branch PDN representative presenting his short paper at the PDN short paper competition final in London "Mother Nature and her impact on our pipelines"
  • Northern Branch Karting | June 2018 - Northern Branch karting and networking evening
  • Nothern Branch Dinner | November 2017 - Pre-Dinner networking (left to right): Nathan Sunderland, Daniel Jefferson, Rhys Day, Phillip Clisham, Richard Johnston, Norman Howell

Our Branch

As one of the oldest branches established within the Pipeline Industries Guild, the branch has enabled and continues to empower likeminded people. We are a platform for sharing, learning and networking across a variety of seminars, workshops and social events including breakfast briefings, innovation and tehcnical demonstrations, awards papers, karting, shooting and of course the Northern Branch Dinner.



Branch Chair

Colin Kelly - Northern Branch Chair

Colin is Partner & Managing Director at Sapphire Utility Solutions and has experience in managing complex operational models with a speciality in Alliances, Partnerships and collaborative working.









Branch Committee

Colin Kelly | Branch Chair - Sapphire Utility Solutions

Richard JohnstonDeputy Chair - Northumbrian Water Limited

John Hilton | 2nd Deputy Chair - United Utilities

Rhys DayPast Chair - CALM Solutions

Matthew Goode | Professional Development Network Rep - Cadent

Vince BraniffCommittee Member - Deter Management

Nathan Sunderland Committee Member - Yorkshire Water 

Liam SaddlerCommittee Member - Yorkshire Water 

Jonathan LeMoineCommittee Member - Yorkshire Water 

Norman HowellCommittee Member - Normal Howell Associates Ltd

Tim Farley | Committee Member - Adler and Allan

Gareth Berry | Committee Member - Whitford WW 

Andrew BallCommittee Member - J Murphy & Sons Ltd