Charging the Future: Meet Nick Ravden, the visionary founder of Utility Line, the UK’s fastest-growing independent connections provider shaping the future of EV charging infrastructure.
Nick Ravden is the founder of Utility Line, one of the UK’s leading independent connections providers specializing in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Launched just 14 months ago, Utility Line has already completed over £4 million in annual turnover and employs over 30 people.
Ravden started Utility Line after identifying major gaps in the service provided by larger utility companies to clients seeking to install EV charging points. He saw an opportunity to provide a knowledgeable, flexible and customer-focused alternative. In just over a year, Utility Line has built up an impressive client base and portfolio of groundbreaking projects that are paving the way for the electrification of transport in the UK.
Some of Utility Line’s biggest achievements to date include partnering with the NEC Birmingham to install over 166 EV chargers, making it Europe’s largest EV charging facility, working with Go-Ahead London to electrify their bus fleet through wireless charging pantographs, and collaborating with Thames Clipper to design the electrification of their river boat taxi fleet.
Looking ahead, Ravden aims to continue scaling up Utility Line through expanding their project management capacity, improving internal processes, increasing training, and investing in workflow and data management technology. While framework agreements make up 30% of their business, Ravden wants to keep diversifying their client base to mitigate risk in this fast-changing sector. Residential projects are a key area of growth, helping to stabilize long term recruitment needs.
Ravden’s vision and leadership have established Utility Line as a pioneering force in the EV charging industry. As finalists in the 2023 Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Ravden and his team are poised to receive further recognition as leaders driving the transition to sustainable transport and energy in the UK. To learn more about Utility Line and their work enabling the electrification of vehicles, visit www.utilityline.co.uk.