The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland extends relationship with Business Stream for another term
Business Stream is set to continue supplying water and wastewater services to the Royal Highland Centre near Edinburgh Airport for another three years after being re-appointed by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS).
The RHASS, which has been a Business Stream customer since 2008, has signed up to a new deal which includes temporary water supply to meet increased demand during the Royal Highland Show – the largest agricultural show in Europe – as well as a potential water pumping station.
The deal comes as Business Stream prepares for the opening of the £2.5 billion English water market in April, which will enable 1.2 million businesses and public bodies in England to choose their water supplier for the first time.
Since 1784, the RHASS has been the respected standard-bearer for farming and rural industry in Scotland. In recent years, it has significantly invested in the Royal Highland Centre, which attracts more than 1 million visitors each year to events as diverse as the Royal Highland Show and concerts such as the forthcoming sold out Little Mix show.
Jo Dow, CEO at Business Stream, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be extending our relationship with the Society, an organisation at the forefront of the Scottish farming and rural communities. In recent years competition has created keener pricing across all sectors, but it has also encouraged suppliers to innovate and stand out from the crowd.
“We’re delighted that the Society has continued its partnership with us and we’re confident that we can deliver diverse water solutions to meet their needs across the expansive Ingliston site.”
Scotland’s non-domestic market, which covers all premises across private and public sector organisations, opened to competition in April 2008. Business Stream claims that, since then, its customers have saved more than £160 million on their water bills.