Memberships, Recognition & Partners


As the market leader in the domestic Voltage Optimisation arena, VPhase is actively championing the adoption of Voltage Optimisation across a variety of sectors. One of the major challenges with introducing new technology concepts is education and raising awareness and that's why the partnerships and memberships detailed below will be critical.

VPhase is the top ranked Voltage Optimisation supplier within the PfH and Fusion21 framework for supply of energy saving technologies to the social housing organisations that make up the framework's membership. With over 700 members, representing 3.2 million homes in the UK, putting forward Voltage Optimisation technology to this audience is seen as a critical step in the adoption process.

VPhase is a Principal Corporate Sponsor of SHIFT (Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow). SHIFT members commit to independent assessment, peer to peer learning and continual improvement. Members benefit from a UK wide support network with access to expertise and guidance. As a body, SHIFT members represent over one million homes and have substantial influence in the housing sector. 

VPhase has become a member of the UK Green Building Council. The UK Green Building Council is a membership organisation that campaigns for a sustainable built environment, one which benefits people, business and the planet. UK-GBC works with policy-makers and industry to overcome barriers to sustainability in the sector. VPhase firmly believes domestic Voltage Optimisation has a key role to play in meeting these goals.

VPhase has joined The EIC to assist with its lobbying activities. The EIC was launched in 1995 to provide environmental technology equipment and services suppliers with a strong and effective voice to influence the debate on the future of the industry among policymakers in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels. It aims to promote constructive co-operation between the regulated, the regulators and the UK's environmental technology suppliers who serve them. Over 240 companies are members of the EIC and the number is growing rapidly.


GB.jpg  The VPhase device has been shortlisted in the Greenbuild Awards 2012, in the Retrofit Product category. The award category recognises  product innovations for retrofit solutions, so is certainly relevant for VPhase - as it is such an easy to install product. The Greenbuild awards recognise excellence in sustainable buildings, with a particular focus on those projects that can illustrate an understanding of the importance of building performance in use.

The VPhase unit has again been listed as one of the Top Products of the year (2011) by Professional Electrician and Installer Magazine. Being awarded this accolade for the second year running is particularly pleasing for VPhase, as it reaffirms the high levels of interest in this exciting new technology. With consumers facing ever increasing energy bills amid a changing competitive landscape heavily influenced by legislation (ie the FiT review), the proven savings achievable with VPhase Voltage Optimisation is in increasing demand. Electricians in particular are   interested in the ease of installation and the added value they can offer their customers.

VPhase has won the North West Innovator award at the North West Business Masters, a new event launched by to celebrate talent, innovation and achievement in the region. The award recognises the most creative and original business thinking in the UK's North West region and VPhase was selected by an independent panel of respected business experts, with the final votes being cast by the readers of Rick Smith, CEO of VPhase, comments "We're delighted to have received this award amidst strong competition. Innovation is at the heart of VPhase's business, having developed the VPhase product which is easy to fit, forget and save money on your electricity bill instantly, typically up to 12%." 

The Climate Week Awards recognise the very best of what Britain has to offer in combating climate change, including outstanding achievements by individuals, businesses and communities.
VPhase has been shortlisted for 'Best New Product' for its innovative VPhase device by an all-star panel of judges, including best-selling author Ian McEwan, Lord Nicholas Stern (author of the Stern Report), former Irish President Mary Robinson, eco-adventurer David de Rothschild, and Tim Smit, founder of the Eden project.
Commenting on the shortlist, Climate Week CEO Kevin Steele said: "The Climate Week Awards celebrate the very best that Britain has to offer in combating climate change and the entry from VPhase offers a powerful illustration of what a new product can achieve to help create a more sustainable, low-carbon society. It's through shining examples like these that we can help inspire others to raise their game.
VPhase is delighted to announce it has been named runner-up in the national Shell Springboard programme, after winning the regional 
heats and being awarded £30,000 for its pioneering eco device for the home.
The 'fit, forget and save' eco innovation from VPhase was highly praised for its contribution to tackle climate change from a panel of prominent judges, including climate change expert Lord Oxburgh, UK Low Caron Business Advisor Professor Julia King, technical venutre capitalist Andrew Oldfield and Greenpeace Chief Scientist Doug Parr.
James Smith, Chairman of Shell UK adds: "Over the last six years, Shell Springboard has supported over fifty small businesses that have new ideas for products and services to tackle climate change. It's great to see these businesses still coming through even in these tough times. Congratulations and best wishes for the success to VPhase".

For more information about the awards please click on these links for regional win and  national finals.

The VPhase device was awarded ‘Innovative Residential/Domestic Product of the Year’ at the 2010 Electrical Industry Awards, held at the 
London Marriott, Grosvenor Square on 21st October 2010. The awards, which were judged by a panel of leading industry experts, recognise the achievements of all those working in the UK’s diverse electrical sector and reward companies and products that have excelled in their particular fields. The award marks a huge success for VPhase and further cements the genuine benefits Voltage Optimisation can deliver to the home.

For more information please click HERE

The VPhase unit has been listed as one of the Top Products of 2010 by Professional Electrician and Installer Magazine. Jonathan Cole, 
Editor, Professional Electrician & Installer comments "Energy saving products are increasingly important within the electrical contracting market. The VPhase unit is an accessible solution electricians can offer their clients to save energy and reduce bills. Thanks to quick installation times, its low-cost and the quick payback period VPhase is seeing rapid growth in the UK."

For more information please click HERE


VPhase listed as "Top Training of 2010"

VPhase’s free Voltage Optimisation training sessions have been recognised as one of the most popular training seminars available to the trade this year by Professional Electrician and Installer Magazine. The free training workshops demonstrate how the maintenance-free VPhase Voltage Optimisation device can be easily fitted by a qualified electrician within an hour. As well as receiving hands-on training, installers are provided with supporting marketing literature for their customers and will be available on VPhase’s “Find an Electrician” online search engine.
Matt Cody, Head of Marketing comments “We’re pleased to have received an overwhelming interest in our training workshops as Voltage Optimisation is becoming increasingly recognised as an energy efficient technology for the home. As a result we have recently confirm new dates and venues across the UK for 2011.”
VPhase has a number of framework supply and partnership agreements in place. The major ones are listed on this page
VPhase has teamed up with two major utility companies that have seen the opportunity to help reduce the energy consumption of their customers and reduce carbon emissions as a result.



Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has undertaken UK trials of VPhase into households. The three month trial saw the unit installed into approximately 50 SSE customer homes across Berkshire, under the UK Government’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) scheme.
The Ofgem CERT Demonstration Action report has been published and is available to view in our reviews section HERE.
"We are always on the look out for innovative ways to help our customers reduce their energy consumption. Industrial and commerical customers have obviously been able to use voltage reduction devices for some time, so, when we were approached by VPhase, we were keen to try out their domestic version. Out hope is that housholeders will almost immediately see savings in terms of energy consumption as well as a reduction in carbon emissions."

Paul Wilkins, SSE's Energy Efficiency Team Manager September 2009.


 VPhase is also working with British Gas on routes to market the product through British Gas’s existing supply channels.
"We are working hard to help our customers use less energy which in turn will help save them money and reduce their carbon footprint. As part of this drive to help our customers become more energy efficient, British Gas is currently conducting technical and commercial trials of the VPhase unit."
"We pride ourselves on the key role we play in helping our customers reduce carbon emissions and save money, which is why Voltage Optimisation is one of a range of energy efficient products and services we are investing in."

Gearoid Lane, Director of British Gas New Energy. September 2009

VPhase is working closely with the NWDA supported Envirolink NW.
In their Autumn newsletter there's specific coverage of the VPhase. You can view the PDF HERE.



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