Powerstar is proudly registered with JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register), used by the aerospace, defence, and security industry as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information on potential suppliers.
Awards & Accreditations
Established since 2001, Powerstar works alongside industry and trade organisations.
Powerstar has been recognised as a market leader in power resilience through numerous awards and accreditations, whilst its battery energy storage solutions have received awards for innovation and are proud members of several respected energy associations.
Powerstar was awarded the 2019/20 Rushlight Power Generation and Transmission Award for the excellent implementation and results of a project involving its super low loss smart distribution transformer, Powerstar SO-LO.
Powerstar was chosen by Wates Sustainable Technologies platform to be a Sustainable Technology Innovation Partner in 2019. Wates Sustainable Technology Services support customers and partners to achieve their sustainability goals by helping to identify, select and implement cost-effective and proven sustainable technologies.
ECOVADIS CSR RATING: SILVER RECOGNITION
In 2018 Powerstar worked with EcoVadis in order to achieve CSR formal certification. The EcoVadis assessment covers four areas: Environment, Labour Practices & Human Rights, Fair Business Practices, and Sustainable Procurement. For all of these areas, a wide range of documentation and information was provided for evaluation by Powerstar during the assessment period.
Powerstar has been chosen as a supplier for ETL’s Battery Storage Framework that supports public sector clients to procure battery storage solutions to help reduce fixed and variable charges, and generate savings by reducing DUoS and Capacity Market charges, and utilise grid incentives such as Firm Frequency Response (FFR).
Powerstar is a part of the ETL Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework Agreement which will provide a model for public sector bodies wishing to implement low/zero carbon technologies. The framework is open to all public sector bodies aiming to progress their zero carbon ambitions in line with legislative and sector-led reduction target, and encompasses a range of technologies such as battery energy storage, renewable generation, voltage optimisation, and EV charging.
AVETTA CONSORTIUM MEMBER
Powerstar is a proud member of the Avetta Consortium which meet stringent standards for superior businesses. Avetta connects the world’s leading organisations with qualified suppliers, contractors, and vendors.
QUALITY ASSURANCE ISO9001
Powerstar has been certified by BSI to ISO 9001:2015 under certificate number FS579032.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ISO14001
Powerstar has been certified by BSI to ISO 14001:2015 under certificate number EMS600861.
UL QUALITY ASSURANCE
Powerstar’s air cooled transformers up to 3000kVA are UL and C-UL certified for quality and safety under file number E472553.
Powerstar has been successfully awarded the SafeContractor Accreditation under membership number SP4837. SafeContractor is a leading accreditation that reassures customers that Powerstar is health and safety compliant across every aspect of the business.
ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2014
Winners of the Environmental Business of the Year award and the 2014, Sheffield Business Awards. The company was also shortlisted for the 2014 International Business of the Year Award.
EUROPEAN UTILITY WEEK – PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARDS
Powerstar’s VIRTUE was named winner of the ‘Renewable Energy & Grid Integration’ award along with the overall ‘European Product Innovation of the Year’. The product was also shortlisted for the ‘Energy Storage’ category.
Business Award winner of the Care4Air Award, in recognition of manufacturing solutions that help reduce carbon emissions.
UK TRADE & INVESTMENT
Winners of the UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) Exporter of the Year Award, for success in expansion of company to develop Australian office facilities.
BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Provided with accreditation to carry the British Chamber of Commerce logo due to export success of solutions which are fully manufactured in the UK.
PRIVATE BUSINESS AWARDS
Winners of the PWC Yorkshire Private Business Award and amongst shortlisted companies for the National Private Business Award.
Winners of the ‘Yorkshires Finest’ Innovation award in 2011, awarded by the Yorkshire Post for the launch of the innovative Powerstar MAX system.
SMART DTI AWARD
A European award, presented to Powerstar designer and company Chief Executive Officer, Dr Alex Mardapittas, for innovation in the field of technology.
NICEIC APPROVED CONTRACTOR
The NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme is for electrical contractors undertaking design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical installations to BS 7671.
Yorkshire Forward Innovation Award winners 2010, awarded for development of Powerstar, an innovative, patented solution that is fully designed, manufactured, and engineered in Yorkshire.
MADE IN SHEFFIELD
Accredited in 2010 with the Made In Sheffield mark, awarded to select companies within Sheffield who uphold the cities standards of excellence in manufacturing.
Powerstar is approved for Utility Incentives by The Massachusetts Technology Assessment Committee (MTAC). With this approval, companies in Massachusetts who install Powerstar’s technology can claim incentives from their utility providers.