A round-up of the latest tenders put out and contracts won in the water retail sector

Scottish retailer Everflow has won contracts to supply water, wastewater and trade effluent services to car hire company Europcar and Newcastle United Football Club.

Everflow customer services director Josh Gill told Utility Week’s sister title Water.Retail the company was “delighted” to be chosen by the two organisations. He said the retailer will work with both Europcar and Newcastle United to “reduce their costs further through effective water monitoring and management”.

Meanwhile, NWG Business has won contracts to supply water and wastewater retail services to an agricultural equipment supplier – Carrs Billington – and a large independent travel agent – Hays Travel.

Carrs of Billington has 34 sites across the UK and supplies agricultural products to ruminant farmers. Hays Travel is the UK’s largest independent travel agent, with 133 sites nationwide.

Everflow was granted its licence for the Scottish market in October 2015 and for the English market in March 2017. NWG Business was one of the first retailers to be granted a water supply and sewerage licence for the English market, in October 2016.

So far, there are 22 retailers licensed to operate in the English market. This includes one business customer – Greene King – which holds a self-supply licence. Hosptality firm Whitbread Group has also applied for a self-supply licence, but it has not yet been granted.

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