Anglian Water crowned Water Company of the Year

21 May 2019


Water company scoops top prize at industry awards.


Anglian Water is celebrating success today after winning three accolades last night at the Water Industry Awards including the coveted Water Company of the Year award.


The awards are a highlight for the water industry; they recognise and celebrate outstanding achievement and innovation across the UK. Last night was the 12th annual event, held in Birmingham and Anglian Water ended the night by scooping the prestigious title.


Peter Simpson, CEO of Anglian Water said, “We are delighted to have picked up these three awards last night and to take home the Water Company of the Year is a real honour.  At Anglian Water we pride ourselves on our innovative approach to our work and for this to be recognised by those in the industry, is a real testament to everyone who works at Anglian.


“The challenges that face the industry are greater than they have ever been - from climate change and environmental threats to growth and the engineering skills gap, all alongside continuing to deliver the high level of efficient service our customers expect. Everyone at Anglian Water including our partners and contractors, are working extremely hard to meet these challenges. This award is for every one of them.”


WWT Editor James Brockett said: "Congratulations to Anglian Water for being named Water Company of the Year at this year's Water Industry Awards - it is an accolade which is well deserved. The judges commented that Anglian Water puts customers first, shows a willingness to innovate and work with multiple partners, and is constantly looking to be proactive as it faces up to the water industry’s big challenges. The company has had an impressive 12 months and was a clear winner."


In addition to the Water Company of the Year award, Anglian won Health & Safety Initiative of the Year and Wastewater Innovation Project of the Year which was a brand new category for 2019. The Health and Safety award won by the Anglian Water @One Alliance team recognises exceptional commitment to all-round health and safety by a company or organisation within the industry. The award was given due to the company being able to demonstrate an innovative, robust and high-quality safety management system and evidence of health and safety performance which goes beyond statutory requirements.


Anglian also won the very first Wastewater Innovation Project of the Year for their Near Real Time Modelling project at Great Dunmow Water Recycling Plant.


The awards follow what has been a hugely successful 12 months for the company after being named the UK’s Best Place to Work by Glassdoor, and crowned Utility of the Year at the end of 2018.