Southern Water has pledged that its customers’ bills will rise by no more than inflation over the next six years. Under chief executive Matthew Wright, 49, the company supplies more than 1m households and treats waste water from 2m homes across southeast England.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank75
CompanySouthern Water
ActivityWater services provider
LocationWest Sussex
Sales £m779
Profit £m547
Year endMar 13
Principal shareholdersUBS Global (39%) and JP Morgan (28%), others (33%)
Staff1,938
Founded1989
Websitewww.southernwater.co.uk

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