Business Stream lands trio of airport deals

21 August 2017 Reading time: 3 mins

AGS Airports Ltd, which incorporates Glasgow Airport, Aberdeen International Airport and Southampton Airport, has all signed up to new water supply and waste water services contracts with Business Stream.

The two Scottish airports are renewing their contracts whilst Southampton Airport is a new contract following the opening of the English retail water market in April this year, which enables all businesses to switch their supplier.

The contracts will run for 3 years and will allow the airports to benefit from Business Stream’s dedicated account management service, providing day-to-day expert support and 24/7 emergency assistance, if required.

Glasgow airport’s new 3 year arrangement will also involve the installation of automated meter readings to track water consumption and leak detection surveys to help reduce the airport’s water use.

Maureen Jamieson, group head of procurement, said: “Business Stream’s services and account management support allow us to manage the airport’s water systems smoothly and efficiently. As an organisation committed to reducing our impact on the environment, we’re also taking advantage of their technology and expertise to identify and manage opportunities for cutting water use.”

James Cardwell-Moore, Commercial Director at Business Stream, said: “Competition in the non-domestic retail market is increasing rapidly, encouraging us as a business to continually improve the service we provide to our customers. We’re delighted that both Glasgow and Aberdeen International Airports will be continuing their partnership with us and that they’ll now be joined by Southampton.”

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 2016 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.