Schuh to save £62k per year in water bills

Scottish retail giant Schuh will save £62,000 annually in its water bills. The footwear firm has switched its water supplier for its 15 branches in Scotland and Livingston headquarters, the transaction […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Scottish retail giant Schuh will save £62,000 annually in its water bills.

The footwear firm has switched its water supplier for its 15 branches in Scotland and Livingston headquarters, the transaction will help it save £22,000 per year.

In addition, the company claims its 245,000 square foot Bathgate distribution hub has reduced its water bills by around £40,000 annually.

That’s because a run off drainage was flowing into a local burn, rather than into the sewer network where it would incur business charges.

Schuh claims it will save in total £62,000 annually in their water bills.

Colin Temple, Managing Director at Schuh said: “When we set out to switch supplier we were looking primarily to reduce our like-for-like bills. However, the team at TWCS [Thames Water Commercial Services] has been very proactive in offering further services that save us time and money and quite simply go beyond what is expected.

“The extra attention to detail was evident at our Bathgate warehouse, where the knowledge and expertise of the TWCS team in spotting the significance of the burn quite literally unearthed new savings that would otherwise have gone completely unnoticed.”

Schuh worked with Inprova Energy to broker the deal. The water retail market will open in England and Wales in April.