Business Stream awarded new £1.2m Whitbread contract

15 December 2021 Reading time: 3 minutes

Edinburgh-based water retailer Business Stream has signed a new £1.2million contract with Whitbread PLC, a multinational British hotel and restaurant company headquartered in Houghton Regis, England.

The new three-year contract extension will see Business Stream provide water efficiency support and consolidated billing to all 81 of Whitbread’s Scottish premises.

Whitbread is a sector leader, the UK’s biggest hospitality company, running some of the UK’s most-loved brands and operating over 800 hotels across the UK and Germany as well as some of the nation’s favourite restaurant chains. The company’s brand portfolio includes Premier Inn, Beefeater and Brewers Fayre.

The hospitality giant has committed to an ambitious sustainability programme, named ‘Force for Good’, which aims to ensure it has a positive impact on all its stakeholders and local environment. Split into three pillars; opportunity, community and responsibility, Whitbread is dedicated to reaching Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040 – and was the first UK hotel chain to publicly commit to doing so. This programme aligns closely to Business Stream’s sustainability goals and follows the retailer’s recent announcement that it aims to reduce its carbon emissions by 20% over the next year.

Jo Dow, Chief Executive of Business Stream, said: “We’re delighted that Whitbread have signed a new contract and that we can continue to build on our long-standing partnership. As a retailer, we’re passionate about working with our customers to help meet their water needs, with a key focus on helping them use less water. We’ll continue to support Whitbread to generate efficiencies, helping them to achieve their sustainability targets”. 

A spokesperson at Whitbread PLC, commented: “Over the years we’ve developed a strong partnership with Business Stream as they’ve supported us to generate both financial and environmental savings. We’re now looking forward to working with them to deliver further water efficiencies across our Scottish sites’.