Yorkshire Water is the largest of the businesses owned by Kelda Group. Under chief executive Richard Flint, 50, the Bradford-based business provides water to more than 5m customers and 130,000 businesses in Yorkshire. In December, two of Kelda’s investors, Corsair Capital and Deutsche Bank, which together own a majority stake, were reportedly exploring a joint sale.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank60
CompanyYorkshire Water (Kelda)
ActivityWater services provider
LocationBradford
Sales £m1,004
Profit £m575
Year endMar 17
Principal shareholdersCorsair Infrastructure, GIC, Pan-European Infrastructure Fund, SAS Trustee Corp
Staff3,674
Founded1989
Websitewww.keldagroup.com

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