Water Retailer Wins £4.3million Contract With Leading Hotels Group

Posted: Thursday 31st October 2019

Water retailer Source for Business has won a £4.3million contract with the Britannia Hotels group.

The contract sees Source for Business supply water and wastewater services to the group, which operates 66 sites at locations across England and Scotland.

It was awarded after a highly-competitive tendering process. A key part of this was Source for Business’ offer of site audits to identify water efficiency measures that will result in a lower carbon footprint.

Signing the contract has already meant savings of around £240,000 for Britannia, as well as benefiting from the water retailer’s expertise around water efficiency and sustainability to further drive cost savings. The hotel group’s saving is set to increase further as a figure of 10 per cent of the total contract value has been set as a target for savings.

“We were delighted to sign this contract with Britannia Hotels, who are known for their collection of historic and beautiful sites across the UK. The contract sees us taking a partnership approach with Britannia Hotels to provide them detailed invoicing across their portfolio and to work towards improved efficiency, contingency and sustainability. This is being achieved by leveraging Source for Business’ expertise across water auditing, education and all types of infrastructure improvement across both water and energy systems,” said Richard Stanbrook, director of Source for Business.

“Choosing Source for Business as our national water retailer has already given us the tools and visibility we needed to be able to achieve our initial targeted savings within four months. The savings, which have allowed us to offer even greater value to our customers, were achieved thanks to a combination of logger installations, leak detection exercises, site surveys and building optimisation exercises,” said Britannia’s Energy Manager Paul Ratcliffe.

“We look forward to optimising our whole estate, thus delivering further significant savings, whilst at the same time helping our continued drive to minimise our environmental impact wherever and whenever possible.”

The contract is the latest in a series of tender wins for Source for Business since the non-household water market opened up to competition in April 2017. Other key wins include Unite Students and BMI Healthcare.

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