Anglian Water treats used water and provides drinking water to more than 6m customers, from the Humber to the Thames estuary. Managing director Peter Simpson, 47, oversaw 2013 sales of £1.4bn and net debt of £6bn.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank33
CompanyAnglian Water Group
ActivityWater services provider
LocationCambridgeshire
Sales £m1,389
Profit £m705
Year endMar 13
Principal shareholdersCPPIB (33%), CFSGAM (32%), IFM Investors (20%), 3i Infrastructure (15%)
Staff5,967
Founded2000
Websitewww.awg.com

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