Fulcrum strengthens quality and safety focus with new Head of Compliance


Fulcrum, the leading independent net-zero focused multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, has announced the promotion of Katie Yates to Head of Compliance.

With over 15 years’ experience in quality and accreditation, Katie takes on this role after less than a year with the Group. She joins the leadership team to continually evolve Fulcrum’s behavioural safety culture and work with teams across the Group to achieve and maintain recognised quality standards.

Having worked in the distribution and logistics and contact centre industries, as well as more than two years in the utilities sector, Katie has brought best practice from different industries to Fulcrum as she has developed her expertise in quality and compliance.

It was as an Associate Director in the Direct Marketing services sector, that encompassed call centre and distribution services, that Katie first became involved in the compliance field, with a project to deliver new and leaner processes and secure multiple ISO accreditations.

This led her to embark on a career in compliance, achieving recognised safety qualifications and an expertise in the implementation of ISO standards.

Her first full-time compliance role was in the utilities sector, before she joined Fulcrum in 2022 as Compliance and Quality Manager.

Katie Yates said: “Compliance is at the heart of Fulcrum’s values as it contributes to the safety and wellbeing of our people, our customers and the public. Achieving accreditations is an important validation of the approach we take, but beyond the quality standards, it’s about instilling a culture that everyone in the business buys into.

“When I joined Fulcrum I was impressed by the commitment to provide its team with opportunities to progress their careers and nurture their professional passions. I am really proud to be joining the leadership team and help drive quality and safety across the Group.”

Stuart Crossman, Chief Operating Officer at Fulcrum, said: “Katie’s passion for compliance and quality has been highly evident in the short time she has been with the Group and she is the perfect person to take on this new role.

“Her contribution to the safety culture at Fulcrum and the professionalism of our approach to industry and business compliance ensures that we can maintain and build upon the high levels of quality engineering and service we offer on every project.”



For further information contact Jamie Collis 01325 363436

Editors’ Notes:

Fulcrum is a multi-utility infrastructure and services provider. It is committed to supporting the UK’s journey to net-zero with low and zero carbon energy infrastructure solutions, including Britain’s EV charging network.

The Group operates nationally with its head office in Sheffield, UK focused on the design, build, ownership and maintenance of energy connections and their related utility infrastructure. The Group’s offering also extends to smart meter ownership and exchange programmes, and the selective ownership and maintenance of utility networks and infrastructure.


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