Edinburgh firm contracted to supply Highland visitor attraction with commercial water services for a further two years
Edinburgh-headquartered Business Stream continues to make a splash in the commercial water market after securing the contract to supply the award-winning Landmark forest adventure park in the Highlands for a further two years.
The Scottish water company will also supply the park’s Wild Water Coaster attraction, which features three waterfall raft rides, and its floating tap optical illusion, following Landmark’s renewal of its water services contract with the firm.
Based near Carrbridge, south of Inverness, Landmark has more than 17 major attractions across a site covering around 40 acres. It receives up to 140,000 visitors per year and has more than 100 staff during peak times.
General manager Danny Fullerton said: “For us, water is a really important feature in some of our attractions, not just another utility.
“We have been approached by a number of other suppliers but we were happy to continue our relationship with Business Stream.
“As well as competitive pricing and reliability of supply, I’ve been particularly impressed by Business Stream’s expertise and customer service.”
James Cardwell-Moore, commercial director at Business Stream, said: “Landmark is one of Scotland’s most loved visitor attractions, providing the perfect family day out for all ages.
“Usually the water we supply is very much in the background, but at Landmark it’s one of the star attractions, and we’re delighted to be an ongoing part of the park’s success.”
Business Stream is the largest operator in the Scottish non-domestic water market.
Its most recent profit before tax was £31 million from revenue of £320 million. It also has an office in Glasgow, and employs around 250 staff.
In June 2016 Business Stream announced it was buying the non-domestic customer base of Southern Water.
The acquisition will see it become the third biggest provider in the Anglo-Scottish market with an 11% market share and is expected to create around 40 new jobs.
The deal will formally take effect from 1 April 2017 when the English market fully opens for competition.
Since retail competition was introduced to Scotland in 2008, Business Stream has saved businesses and public sector organisations over £133 million and helped them conserve more than 24 billion litres of water.
These benefits include £54 million in water efficiency savings, more than £72 million in discounts and £7 million in energy efficiency savings.
The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scottish Water with its own board and independent management team.
It was formed in 2007 with the goal of providing a first class service for business customers on the opening of the competitive market.