Water Plus

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Water Plus Group Ltd
Private limited company
IndustryWater industry
Founded2016; 3 years ago (2016)
HeadquartersStoke-on-Trent, England, UK
Area served
England, Scotland
Key people
  • Andy Hughes (CEO);
  • Non-household water,
  • wastewater
ParentUnited Utilities, Severn Trent Water

Water Plus Group Limited is a British business water retail services provider licensed in September 2016 for Water supply and Sewerage by OFWAT.[1]


Headquartered in Stoke on Trent,[2] Water Plus Limited was incorporated as a 50/50 joint venture between United Utilities and Severn Trent water following approval by The Competition and Markets Authority in May 2016.[3][4] The company name was changed to Water Plus Group Limited in December 2016.[5]

Water Plus was established to service the deregulated English business water market from April 1st 2017[6] as well as the Scottish business water market, which was deregulated on April 1st 2008.[7]

In June 2018 it was announced[8] that Water Plus's first CEO, Sue Amies-King, in role since March 2016, had been replaced by Andy Hughes, formerly of Severn Trent water.


Water Plus employs 500 people and serves more than 366,000[9] business customers, making it the largest business water retailer in England.[10]


  1. ^ https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/regulated-companies/ofwat-industry-overview/licences/
  2. ^ "Water Plus creates hundreds of Stoke-on-Trent jobs". BBC News. 2016-05-04. Archived from the original on 2018-05-18. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  3. ^ https://www.unitedutilities.com/corporate/media-centre/2016-news-archive/united-utilities-and-severn-trent-given-cma-approval-to-merge-retail-businesses/
  4. ^ https://www.gov.uk/cma-cases/severn-trent-united-utilities-merger-inquiry
  5. ^ https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10012579
  6. ^ https://www.open-water.org.uk/
  7. ^ https://www.watercommission.co.uk/view_Competition.aspx
  8. ^ "Water Plus appoints new chief executive". UtilityWeek. 2018-06-26. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  9. ^ https://www.open-water.org.uk/for-customers/find-a-retailer/suppliers/water-plus/
  10. ^ https://www.newbusiness.co.uk/articles/utilities-advice/business-water-retailer-toasts-first-birthday-with-new-contracts-worth-%C2%A345

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