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Utility consultancy appoints new joint MD

UCML's Jonathan Davies, Nick Cooke and Arwel Lloyd. Credit: Ginger Pixie Photography

One of the UK’s leading utility consultancies has appointed a new joint Managing Director.

UCML has brought in Nick Cooke to work alongside company founder and fellow MD Arwel Lloyd.

Arwel established the business 15 years ago to provide developers and construction specialists with utility connections consultancy and project management.

The company has its head office in Wrexham, North Wales, but operates across the whole of the UK.

Nick was previously Head of Acquisitions at Domino’s Pizza with responsibility for all new store openings in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Nick’s wife, Kathryn Cooke, is the company’s Commercial Director and daughter of Arwel.

Nick said: “I am delighted to join UCML at what is an exciting time for the business.

“The company is firmly established as one of the leading companies for working with clients to negotiate and manage their utilities connections, often saving them hundreds of thousands of pounds in the process.

“We are extremely strong across the North West and Midlands, but our plan is now to build greater awareness in the rest of the UK.”

Arwel said: “We have ambitious growth plans for UCML. Nick’s experience working at a senior level for one of the UK’s best-known brands will be invaluable.”

Jonathan Davies, who joined UCML in 2012 as Technical Manager, has also been promoted to Technical Director.

He said: “After 7 years evolving the scope and capability of the technical department at UCML, I am excited by the opportunity to further develop my strategic input and client relationships in the role of Technical Director.”

UCML employs 25 people, but is currently recruiting for several additional sales and business development roles.