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Southern Water supplies more than 1m households and treats waste water from 2m homes across southeast England. The company is midway through a five-year, £1.8bn capital investment plan and recently completed a £300m wastewater treatment plant in Sussex. Chief executive Matthew Wright, 48, has also announced long-term plans to invest in smart water meters to help customers reduce bills. The company reported sales of £716m in 2012.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank90
CompanySouthern Water
ActivityWater services provider
LocationWest Sussex
Sales £m716
Profit £m478
Year endMar 12
Principal shareholdersUBS Global (39%) and JP Morgan (28%), others (33%)
Staff1,742
Founded1989
Websitewww.southernwater.co.uk

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