Business Stream secures new Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland Contract

24 September 2019 Reading time: 4 mins

Water retailer Business Stream has been awarded a new three-year water supply contract with Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS).


Edinburgh-based Business Stream has been working in partnership with RHASS since the Scottish market opened in 2008. Under the new agreement Business Stream will provide water management support, including leak detection and consumption monitoring, as well as support the Royal Highland Centre to meet increased demand during its flagship event of the year - the Royal Highland Show.


In addition, Business Stream will continue to provide access to its dedicated account management service, which includes day-to-day support and 24/7 emergency assistance, if required.


RHASS was founded in 1784 to promote the regeneration of rural Scotland and supports the very best standards in agriculture, forestry and stewardship of the countryside. In recent years RHASS has invested significantly in the Royal Highland Centre, which is Scotland’s largest indoor and outdoor venue. The centre attracts over 1 million visitors each year to events ranging from exhibitions and concerts to the Royal Highland Show, which is the largest agricultural show in Europe.


Jo Dow, Chief Executive at Business Stream, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with RHASS and pride ourselves on the strong relationship we have established with them over the past 11 years. We remain committed to working with the Society to deliver further financial, environmental and efficiency savings across their estate.”


Mark Currie, Head of Operations at RHASS, added: “We value the account management support we have received from Business Stream to date and are excited to continue working with a retailer that is passionate about water efficiency to deliver further savings”.


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 £242 million in discounts and water and energy efficiencies and saved over 43 billion litres of water. To further support its water efficiency efforts, the retailer has launched its ambitious pledge to help its customers reduce their water use by 20%.


The retailer recently announced that it has generated over £250 million in new contract wins in the two years since the English retail water market opened in April 2017.