Wa­ter firm to cre­ate 60 jobs

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - UK WORLD TODAY -

A PERTHSHIRE-BASED in­de­pen­dent wa­ter re­tailer has an­nounced plans to cre­ate up to 60 jobs in Blair­gowrie.

Cas­tle Wa­ter is in­vest­ing half a mil­lion pounds into a new ser­vice cen­tre.

The com­pany, es­tab­lished in 2014, sup­plies busi­nesses, char­i­ties and pub­lic bod­ies in Scot­land and Eng­land. As well as its head­quar­ters in Blair­gowrie, the fast­grow­ing firm has of­fices in Glas­gow, Ayr, Leeds, Portsmouth and Lon­don.

The firm’s most re­cently filed ac­counts, to March 31 last year, show the busi­ness gen­er­ated rev­enues of £17.9 mil­lion, a sig­nif­i­cant rise from the £2.9m turnover re­ported in 2016.

Much of that was due to an ag­gres­sive growth strat­egy that saw the firm ac­quire the busi­ness cus­tomers of Portsmouth and Thames Wa­ter in 2016.

Cas­tle Wa­ter chief ex­ec­u­tive John Reynolds said the firm was plan­ning a ma­jor re­cruit­ment drive.

He said: “Our new ser­vice cen­tre will sup­port fu­ture growth with up to 60 new jobs while con­firm­ing our strong com­mit­ment to our grow­ing cus­tomer base across the UK.”

TO say I was scep­ti­cal when I was asked to head along to see a hyp­nother­a­pist to help me stop smok­ing would be an un­der­state­ment.

John Reynolds

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