Water chief executive appointed to BITC Board

19 September 2018 Reading time: 2 mins

The Chief Executive of Business Stream, one of the largest water retailers in the UK, has been appointed to Business in the Community (BITC) Scotland’s Advisory Board in the latest round of the charity’s board appointments.

A total of ten new members were invited to join the board in September 2018, including Dow who brings with her experience of taking Business Stream into the new English water market in 2017 and maintaining the company’s position as market leader for retail water and waste water services in Scotland.

BITC, a charity set up to promote responsible business, has added a wealth of new talent to its Advisory Board in Scotland, appointing a diverse range of new members to help strengthen its position as the one of the leading authorities on responsible business. 

Speaking after her appointment to the board Jo Dow, Chief Executive at Business Stream, said: “I’m delighted to be joining the BITC Scotland board. The charity has shown a long-standing commitment to supporting local businesses and communities and I’m looking forward to playing my part in helping BITC achieve its goals”.

The role of the Advisory Board is to support the strategic direction of BITC Scotland, as well as help the organisation achieve its key business objectives.

The key focus areas for the charity in Scotland are fostering inclusive growth through building better workforces; widening access to lifelong learning and skills training; encouraging sustainable economic development; enabling businesses to work together to regenerate local places; and helping businesses measure their social, environmental impact. 

Business Stream, which is part of the Scottish Water Group, is the largest water retailer in Scotland. Since the retail water market opened in 2008, it has helped its customers save over 38 billion litres of water, resulting in almost £75 million in financial savings and over 66,000 tonnes in CO2 savings.

The retailer recently announced plans to help its customers reduce their water consumption by 20 per cent. The pledge forms part of Business Stream’s on-going commitment to promote the importance of water efficiency and to pro-actively work with its customers across the UK to reduce their water use.