Anglian Water has rebranded its Scottish retail arm to create a one stop shop for business customers on both sides of the border.

Osprey Water – which has been serving business customers in Scotland since market opening five years ago – will now be known as Anglian Water Business.  

The new, national brand brings together Osprey’s experience of winning business in a competitive market place with Anglian Water’s decades of expertise in helping businesses save water, energy and money.  

Bob Wilson, Director of Anglian Water Business, said: “While we’ve been operating in Scotland for five years, Anglian Water has more than 20 years experience of helping its business customers to save water and save money.  

“The East of England is the driest part of the UK and that means we’re second to none when it comes to making businesses more water efficient and sustainable.  

“That’s given us a real edge in Scotland, where the added value offered by Osprey Water has been a deciding factor in winning contracts from some big names.”  

Osprey Water’s customers include ASDA, Starwood Hotels, who run the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa in Edinburgh and Greene King, who run Scotland’s Belhaven pub chain.  

Osprey has helped the Belhaven chain use 9,500m3 less water a year – enough to fill 58,000 beer barrels. The increased efficiency has saved the firm £20,000 a year.  

Greene King have just agreed to extend their contract with Anglian Water Business in Scotland for another three-years, and signed up to a ‘water pledge,’ promising to cut consumption by 10 per cent in the next three years across their sites in Scotland and the Anglian region.  

Anglian Water Business is now starting a survey of all the company’s pubs to look at current water use.  

Business customers in Scotland have been able to switch supplier for the past four years. Now the UK Government is looking to open a similar market for business customers in England.  

Bob said: “We launched Anglian Water Business in England in 2011 to help our customers conserve water, drive down energy and water costs, reduce costly carbon emissions and future-proof their business in tough times.  

“It’s a model that’s proved attractive to forward-thinking companies in Scotland and this name change means customers on both sides of the border will know they are getting that Anglian Water Business expertise.”