Business Stream wins £62m Yorkshire contract

Jo Dow, chief executive of Business Stream

Edinburgh-based water retailer Business Stream, a subsidiary of state-owned Scottish Water, said on Friday it won a four-year contract worth up to £62 million with public sector organisations in the Yorkshire area.

Business Stream said it won the framework contract with the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO).

The is one of the largest contracts to be awarded since the English retail water market opened in 2017.

“The contract will enable Business Stream to provide water and waste water services, including water efficiency solutions, to a wide range of public sector organisations in and around the Yorkshire area,” said Business Stream.

“Participating bodies include councils, police and fire services, universities, a hospital and over a hundred schools.”

The YPO contract was awarded through the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Water, Waste Water and Ancillary Services Framework.

Business Stream CEO Jo Dow said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been awarded the YPO contract.

“We have a huge amount of experience in working with the public sector and are now looking forward to having the opportunity to offer our expertise and vast suite of value-added services to public sector organisations across the Yorkshire area to help them save water, money and time.”

Rob Clarke, Category Manager – Energy, YPO, said: “The aim of the tendering process was to select a retailer that will quickly establish high quality core water retail services to ensure that customers are better able to manage risk and make efficiency, financial, water and carbon savings.

“We believe Business Stream is the right retailer to deliver this for us.”