Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water to rebrand

Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water has changed its name to Sembcorp Bournemouth Water.

The company, which provides water to about half a million people, has changed its name because the company's previous owner, Dutch company Cascal, was acquired by Sembcorp Industries in July last year. Sembcorp Industries is a Singapore-based water, energy and marine group.

Sembcorp stressed that the company will continue to be locally managed by the same people in the same teams from its Bournemouth headquarters and no jobs will be affected.

It also said the rebranding would have no impact on bills, as the cost of implementing the change would be picked up by the parent group.

Roger Harrington, Managing Director, said: "It is very much business as usual. The only change customers will notice is our appearance and that our new name will be on any correspondence and the bill."

Sembcorp is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and operates in 19 countries. It currently supplies heat and power to Wilton International in Middlesborough, one of the UK's largest manufacturing sites.

Author: Paul Newton,

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