News | October 8, 2020

Power Giant Eaton Signs Water Deal With Business Stream

Following a competitive tendering process, Edinburgh-based retailer Business Stream has been appointed by global power management company Eaton to provide its water and waste water services in England.

Under the new contract, Business Stream will work with the company to generate greater water efficiencies across its 21 sites in England. In addition, the water expert will work with the company to understand its trade effluent requirements and help ensure it remains compliant. Work is already underway to help individual sites with their trade effluent consent reviews and to identify ways to reduce charges.

Commenting on the appointment, Luke Taplin, procurement manager, Eaton, said: “At Eaton, water usage and waste management are critical pillars of our sustainability strategy. We use responsible water practices to maximise our efficient use of resources and minimise any potential negative impacts caused by effluents. Through the tendering process it became clear that Business Stream was the right partner to help us achieve our goals. By working with Business Stream, we believe we can achieve greater efficiencies across our English sites.”

Jo Dow, chief executive of Business Stream, said: “We’re delighted Eaton have appointed us as their water and waste water supplier in England. We are looking forward to developing a close working relationship with the power management company over the coming years to help them save water, time and money.”

To date, Business Stream has helped its customers save more than £272 million in discounts and water and energy efficiencies. As passionate advocates of water efficiency, the retailer has also helped its customers save over 49 billion litres of water – the equivalent of nearly 20,000 Olympic sized filled swimming pools.

About Business Stream

  • Business Stream is the largest operator in the Scottish non-domestic water market. Headquartered in Edinburgh, it also has offices in Worthing and Bradford, and employs around 400 members of staff.
  • The Scottish retail water market opened in 2008. The English retail water market, which opened in April 2017, has paved the way for over 1.2 million businesses and public bodies in England to now also be able to choose their water supplier.
  • Business Stream acquired the non-household customer base of Southern Water in preparation for the opening of the English retail water market.
  • On 1 October 2019, Business Stream acquired the customer base of its competitors Yorkshire Water Business Services (YWBS) and Three-Sixty, both part of the Kelda Group, doubling its market share.
  • The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scottish Water with its own board and independent management team. It was formed in 2006 with the goal of providing a first-class service for business customers on the opening of the competitive market.

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Source: Business Stream