Yorkshire Water, the largest of Kelda’s subsidiaries, is spending £318m this year on its regional operations, including improving flood defences and upgrading waste-water treatment plants. This is part of a five-year £3.8bn investment programme by the group, which supplies water to more than 5m customers in Yorkshire and provides nearly half of Northern Ireland’s drinking water. Based in Bradford, the group, owned by a consortium of infrastructure funds, is led by chief executive Richard Flint, 48.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank46
CompanyKelda Group
ActivityWater services provider
LocationBradford
Sales £m1,096
Profit £m680
Year endMar 15
Principal shareholdersConsortium comprising Citigroup, GIC, RREEF Infrastructure and Infracapital
Staff3,315
Founded1989
Websitewww.keldagroup.com

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