National water retailer Wave has signalled substantial expansion plans in Scotland by taking on new employees, announcing recruitment of a Business Development Manager and moving its growing workforce from central Edinburgh to new premises at Ocean Point in Leith.
Wave – a national provider of water and wastewater services to over 300,000 businesses across the UK – supplies over 175 public bodies across Scotland under the Scottish Government contract for water and wastewater billing services. The company has also announced that under this contract, it has delivered more than £3m in annualised public sector savings, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of these organisations.
Wave has also built on its commitment to the public sector by bolstering its support team, demonstrated by moving the billing function for Scottish customers to its new Ocean Point base. As a result, eight new recruits have joined the Scottish business.
In addition, Wave has also recruited new Business Development Manager, Mark Carroll, who is responsible for growing the industrial and commercial customer base in Scotland.
To accommodate this recent and ongoing growth, Wave has moved from its central Edinburgh location to Grade A office accommodation at Ocean Point – the flagship office space in Leith’s developing dock area – which was designed by internationally renowned architect, Sir Terry Farrell.
Tony March, Director of Public Sector Customers at Wave said:
“We’re delighted to announce these new appointments and the move of our expanded team to Ocean Point. Growing our dedicated support function is part of an ongoing commitment to delivering the best service we can to our customers. When we signed the Scottish Business Pledge, we made a commitment to supporting economic growth in Scotland. We’re very pleased to be delivering on this promise with the creation of new jobs at Wave.
“Building on our experience of driving millions of pounds of savings through water efficiencies in the public sector, our expertise means we have a lot to offer any business that is looking to reduce costs and achieve better sustainability.”
Wave is a market-leading national water retailer, formed through a joint venture between Anglian Water Business and NWG Business following the deregulation of the English water market in April 2017. In bringing together these two established companies with solid track records in the non-household water retail market, Wave provides water and wastewater services to over 300,000 businesses across the UK and supplies all of the Scottish public sector. Wave is the third largest water retailer in the UK by number of supply point IDs (SPIDS).
Wave offers various value-adding services to help business customers improve water efficiency – driving cost savings and reducing both water and energy consumption. Wave’s Active Water Management® service has collectively helped customers achieve over £3.8m of annual savings.
This equates to a water saving of 1.8 million m³ – or 724 Olympic-sized swimming pools – and carbon reduction (CO2e) of over 6,000 tonnes – equivalent to the annual green-house gas emissions of over 1,300 passenger cars. Not only do service users achieve significant cost savings, they are