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Thames Water is the UK’s largest water company, supplying 2.7 billion litres of drinking water and recycling 4.4 billion litres of sewage for 15 million households across London and the Thames Valley. Owned by a consortium of investors, with Canadian pension funds Omers the largest shareholder, it is investing £1bn to improve services and infrastructure, and is offering flexible payments for customers financially affected by the pandemic. Sarah Bentley, 48, will become chief executive in the autumn, joining from Severn Trent Water.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank29
CompanyThames Water (Kemble)
ActivityWater services provider
LocationReading
Sales £m2,085
Profit £m1,058
Year endMar 19
Principal shareholdersOMERS (32%), USS (11%), ADIA (10%), KIA (9%), others (38%)
Staff6,068
Founded1989
Websitecorporate.thameswater.co.uk/

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