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Thames Water is Britain’s biggest water and waste-water business. It has 14m customers in London and the Thames Valley, and is now targeting growth across Britain – in April one of its divisions signed its first deal north of the border, to supply Jurys Inn hotels in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Despite debts of £9bn, the company says it is spending £5bn to upgrade its network. The Canadian infrastructure fund Aquila bought a minority stake in April. Thames is led by chief executive Martin Braggs, 48.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank23
CompanyThames Water
ActivityWater services provider
LocationReading
Sales £m*1,804
Profit £m*1,028
Year endMar 13
Principal shareholdersConsortium led by Macquarie European Infrastructure Funds
Staff4,699
Founded1989
Websitewww.thameswater.co.uk

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