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25/11/16South Staffordshire Plc joins forces with Pennon to create fourth largest non-household water retail business

South Staffordshire Plc and Pennon Group plc have today announced a joint venture (JV) that will create the fourth largest non-household Read more...

12/10/16IWS acquires Green Compliance

The Group is pleased to announce that IWS has purchased Green Compliance Water Division Limited. Read more...

05/10/16South Staffs Water celebrates double success in customer service

South Staffs Water (incorporating Cambridge Water), the drinking water supplier for homes and businesses in the West Midlands and Cambridge area, is celebrating a double success after being officially recognised for providing exceptional levels of service to its customers Read more...

03/02/16KKR agrees the sale of a 25% stake in South Staffordshire Plc to Mitsubishi Corporation

KKR, a leading global investment firm, and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), a global integrated trading company which develops and operates businesses across a variety of industries, entered into an agreement by which a 25% stake in South Staffordshire Plc, currently owned and controlled by KKR’s infrastructure funds and other accounts, will be sold to MC. Read more...

15/10/15Cambridge Water and IWS to support the UK’s largest water recycling system

Cambridge Water (part of South Staffs Water) signed a landmark agreement with the University of Cambridge today (15 October 2015) to support the UK’s largest water recycling system at its North West Cambridge Development. Read more...

21/05/15Appointment of Managing Director of SSI Services

The Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Taylor as the new Managing Director of SSI Services, the Group's infrastructure services division. Read more...

04/03/15Echo expands collections division with acquisition of utilities specialist

Echo Managed Services, the specialist provider of outsourced end-to-end customer contact services, has strengthened its collections division with the acquisition of Sheffield-based Grosvenor Services Group. Read more...

06/02/15Final Determination

On 12 December 2014, Ofwat published its final determination for South Staffs Water (incorporating Cambridge Water) for the period covering 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2020. Read more...

12/12/14South Staffs Water announces falling bills and increased investment over the next five years

South Staffs Water has announced that its bills will fall by a total of 4% over the next five years, before the effects of inflation. Read more...

28/08/14South Staffs Water top of customer services league

Industry regulator Ofwat awards top marks to South Staffs Water for a second year running. Read more...

17/07/14Echo wins seven-year contract to deliver contact management, billing and collection management services to Northern Ireland water

The Group is delighted that Echo Managed Services has been awarded a contract to deliver contact management, billing and collection management services to NI Water for the next seven years, with an option to extend for up to ten years. The contract will initially be in the region of £27 million.Read more...

10/07/14South Staffordshire Plc 2013/14 Group Results

The Group has had another successful year to 31 March 2014 with good operational performance in all of its divisions with challenging targets set at the start of the year being achieved. Encouragingly this has led to each division experiencing growth in profits with the Group well positioned for another successful performance in 2014/15. Read more...

01/07/14South Staffs Water submits updated Business Plan to Ofwat

On Friday, 27 June 2014, we (South Staffs Water) submitted an update to our 2015-2020 Business Plan and further supporting evidence to our regulator, Ofwat.Read more...

03/06/14Echo wins contract to deliver RapidXtra to Anglian Water Business

Echo Managed Services is delighted that its market leading billing and customer information system, RapidXtra, has been selected by Anglian Water Business to serve its commercial customers. Anglian Water Business has chosen RapidXtra as part of its strategy to actively compete for customers in the water retail market. Read more...

15/05/14South Staffs Water tops consumer satisfaction survey

South Staffs Water (which includes Cambridge Water) has topped a new survey which looks at customer satisfaction in the water industry. Around 96% of customers said they were satisfied with the overall service provided by the water company - which is an 8% improvement on 2012 and the highest increase of all water companies. Read more...

01/04/14Appointment of Managing Director for South Staffs Water and for Echo

The Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Newland as the new Managing Director of South Staffs Water. Phil has been MD of Echo Managed Services since 2006 and has been responsible for the successful growth of that business into a leading provider of customer service and related technology to the water industry and government agencies. Read more...

10/02/14South Staffs Water - Below inflation water charges mean bill will remain among lowest in the country

South Staffs Water (which includes Cambridge Water) has confirmed household bills for water will stay below inflation for 2014/15. The announcement means customers will benefit from the second lowest bills for water in the country, while continuing to receive the highest levels of customer service. Read more...

02/12/13South Staffs Water plan allows for low bills and high service to 2020

Bills sent out by South Staffs Water, which includes Cambridge Water, look set to stay the second lowest average water bills in England and Wales with the only rise expected to be by inflation between 2015 and 2020. South Staffs Water has the highest levels of service in the industry as reported by Ofwat, the industry regulator, and intends to maintain these high standards going forward. Read more...

10/10/13IWS acquires Woodside Environmental Services Limited

The Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of Woodside Environmental Services by Integrated Water Services (IWS). Read more...

02/08/13South Staffordshire Plc acquired by KKR

On 30 July 2013 South Staffordshire Plc was acquired by the Global Infrastructure Fund of investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co L.P. ("KKR"), together with certain of their infrastructure co-investors. Read more...

12/07/13South Staffordshire Plc 2012/13 Group Results

A main strength of the Group is its resilience to economic difficulties due to it operating in regulated markets and providing services that are underpinned by legislation. This strength was evident again last year with the Group once again performing strongly despite the obvious weaknesses in the economy. Read more...

14/03/13Echo acquires Bristol based customer service centre

The Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of Callcredit Information Group’s Bristol based customer service centre by Echo Managed Services (Echo). Read more...

06/02/13Echo wins contract to deliver market leading billing system, RapidXtra to Welsh Water

Echo Managed Services is delighted to have been awarded the contract to deliver its market leading billing system, RapidXtra, to Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water. As one of the UK's largest water companies, Welsh Water provide water supply and sewerage services to over three million people living and working in Wales and parts of England. Read more...

25/01/13Group Chief Executive announcement

The Group is pleased to announce that Adrian Page has been appointed as Group Chief Executive, reflecting the role that he currently fulfils, with each of the Group’s Divisions reporting to him. Read more...

29/06/12 South Staffordshire Plc 2011/12 Group Result

The Group has experienced another positive year with successful operational delivery in the regulated water supply businesses of South Staffs Water and Cambridge Water (which was acquired in October 2011). In addition, the year has also seen the continuing successful development of opportunities arising in our non-regulated service divisions, SSI Services and Echo, which have experienced sales and profit growth despite the continuing difficulties in the UK economy. Read more...

28/06/12 Acquisition of Greenacre Pumping Systems Ltd and Lingard Ltd

The Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of Greenacre Pumping Systems Ltd and Lingard Ltd. Read more...

01/06/12 Competition Commission clears the acquisition of Cambridge Water

The Competition Commission (CC) has today issued it's final report into their review of the acquisition of Cambridge Water by South Staffordshire Plc. In line with its preliminary findings in April the CC has formally cleared the acquisition. Read more...

05/01/12 South Staffordshire Plc's acquisition of Cambridge Water referred to the Competition Commission

The Group confirms that, as anticipated at the time of acquisition in October 2011, as it now owns two water companies, The Office of Fair Trading has referred South Staffordshire Plc's acquisition of Cambridge Water to the Competition Commission. Read more...

04/10/11 South Staffordshire Plc buys Cambridge Water

South Staffordshire Plc, which owns South Staffordshire Water, has acquired Cambridge Water. Read more...

27/05/11 South Staffordshire Plc 2010/11 Group Results

The Group has had another successful year with the water industry entering the new five year AMP period which has resulted in a period of successful operational delivery in South Staffs Water, coupled with a number of new opportunities arising in our non-regulated service businesses. Read more...

06/04/11 SSI Services acquires Data Contracts Specialist Maintenance Ltd

The Group is delighted to announce that SSI Services, the Group's infrastructure services division, has acquired Data Contracts Specialist Maintenance Ltd, a specialist infrastructure refurbishment and structural repair business based in Nottingham. Read more...

29/03/11 Echo acquires Inter-Credit International

We are delighted to announce that Echo Managed Services, the leading customer services and billing software provider to UK utilities and public sector has acquired a London based debt collection agency, Inter-Credit International. Read more...

11/02/11 Appointment of Managing Director of South Staffs Water

The Board is delighted to announce that Liz Swarbrick has been appointed as Managing Director of South Staffs Water with immediate effect. Read more...

02/11/10 Managing Director of South Staffs Water

Jack Carnell, Managing Director of South Staffs Water, has decided to take early retirement with effect from 31 October 2010. Read more...

01/10/10 - Acquisition of Omega Red Group Limited (Omega Red)

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Omega Red, a market-leading specialist installation, testing and maintenance contractor within the electrical earthing and lightning protection market. Read more...

06/09/10 - Andrew Garcia appointed as Managing Director of SSI Services

The Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Garcia as Managing Director of its SSI Services Division. Read more...

23/08/10 - Echo wins contract to deliver RapidXtra to Portsmouth Water

Echo Managed Services has been awarded a contract to deliver its market leading billing and customer care system, RapidXtra, to Portsmouth Water. Read more...

06/08/10 - OnSite acquires 365 Environmental Services

OnSite Central Limited (OnSite) has acquired 365 Environmental Services Ltd (365ES) a leading drainage maintenance business based near Cirencester. Read more...

25/06/10 - Hydrosave acquires Sub Aqua Solutions

Hydrosave UK Limited has acquired Sub Aqua Solutions Limited, a specialist leak detection and utility services business based in Dundee. Read more...

28/05/10 - South Staffordshire Plc 2009/10 Group Results

The outcome of the last 12 months' trading was unusually hard to predict at the start of the year as the continuing effects of the recession and economic uncertainty were exacerbated by the cyclical effect of the last year of the AMP4 capital investment period. However, despite these challenges, the Group performed well both operationally and financially in the year to 31 March 2010 and exceeded challenging targets set at the start of the year for both profitability and cash generation. Read more...

22/04/10 - IWS acquires Ion Water and Environmental Management

Integrated Water Services Limited (IWS) has acquired Ion Water and Environmental Management Limited (ION), a water hygiene business based in Lanarkshire. Read more...

26/01/10 - South Staffs Water Accepts Ofwat's Final Determination

South Staffs Water has confirmed that it has accepted Ofwat's Final Determination of water charges for the next five years, and as such will not be referring the regulator's decision to the Competition Commission for re-examination. Read more...

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