Business Stream get Waterwise with new partnership

22 March 2018 Reading time: 2 mins

Business Stream has agreed a new partnership with Waterwise to help promote the importance of water efficiency and conservation to business customers across the UK.

The Edinburgh-based organisation is the first retailer to partner with Waterwise and become one of its Affiliates.  Waterwise already works with a number of water wholesalers in England. Through the partnership, Business Stream will work alongside Waterwise and its partners, helping to raise awareness with business customers and to drive innovation and best practice.

Waterwise, which is an independent, not for profit organisation set up to promote the importance of water efficiency and conservation, has been looking to further expand its partnership programme. It identified Business Stream as an ideal retailer to work with based on the company’s impressive track record in water efficiency.

Since retail competition was introduced in Scotland in 2008, Business Stream has helped businesses and public sector organisations to conserve more than 24 billion litres of water, delivering over £53 million in water efficiency savings and £7 million in energy efficiency savings.

Nicci Russell, Managing Director at Waterwise, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Business Stream as our first retailer Affiliate, having already recognised the company’s commitment to water efficiency and their insight and experience. We look forward to supporting and challenging Business Stream and others on water efficiency as we continue to raise the profile on water efficiency with business customers. Using water wisely is a win-win for customers and the environment and should be core to all participants operating in the new retail market. It’s a real pleasure to announce Business Stream as our first Waterwise retailer, during our 2018 #WaterSavingWeek, on ‘Saving water in your workplace’ day!”

Jo Dow, Chief Executive at Business Stream, said: “We’re excited to be partnering with Waterwise, helping them to deliver their vision of making all people, homes and businesses in the UK water-efficient.  The partnership further strengthens our commitment to promoting water efficiency and helping our customers across the UK to use less water. We look forward to sharing our insight and experience from the last ten years and to working with Waterwise and their partners to drive ambition and innovation in this space.”

Scotland’s non-domestic market, which covers all premises across private and public sector organisations, opened to competition in April 2008. Since then, Business Stream customers have saved more than £160 million on their water bills.

Business Stream expanded its operation in April 2017 when it began competing in the new £2.5bn English water market, which has enabled 1.2 million businesses and public bodies in England to choose their water supplier for the first time.