Are we a step closer to a ‘water big six’?
Does Business Stream’s purchase of Yorkshire Water’s business customers pave the way for further consolidation in the market?
Business Stream snaps up Kelda’s business customers
Business Stream has bought the customers of non-domestic water retailers Yorkshire Water Business Services and Three Sixty – both part of the Kelda Group – for an undisclosed sum.
Business Stream wins water retail contract with Lloyds Group
Edinburgh-based water retailer Business Stream has won a new three-year contract to supply water retail services to Lloyds Banking Group.
Water efficiency – achieving its true potential
“I believe that as retailers we have a key role to play in promoting the importance of water efficiency”
Retailers must shift focus to SMEs
Business Stream chief executive warns that large organisations and multi-site businesses have benefited most from the water retail market to date, and smaller companies are being left behind
Branding: Make your mark in the market
Water.Retail speaks to some of the retailers and asks them to explain the thinking behind their brand strategies.
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Retailers must ‘strive for more’ on efficiency
Retailers have made a great start in helping customers reduce their water use, but should strive to achieve “much more”, Business Stream chief executive Jo Dow has insisted.
The cost of a code change
“Customers mustn’t be hurt by market codes and mechanisms”
Code change ‘will allow back-billing’
Castle Water warns that Codes Panel vote to suspend final settlement reports could lead to back-billing – despite the intention of the market and Ofwat’s express wishes
Waterwise launches water efficiency leadership group for retailers
Waterwise launches a new leadership group specifically for retailers, to drive their performance on water efficiency in the second year of the market
A big four for water?
“Water bosses see further tie-ups, leading to fewer larger retailers”
Industry viewpoint: Market has some areas for improvement
“We can look back on the first ten months of the new market with a sense of pride at what’s been achieved, but equally we need to remain focused on the issues that are limiting its success and on the practical measures that can be introduced to deliver improvements”