Severn Trent chief wins top business prize through "commitment to customers"

Chief executive officer of Severn Trent Water, Liv Garfield (pictured), has won the 2018 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award.

The judges said it was Garfield’s “commitment to customers combined with a responsible business that made her stand out.” They said she had “helped forge a customer-focused culture in the company, reflected in its outperforming challenging targets set by customers themselves.”

“Working mum of two kids” Garfield – who is understood to be the FTSE 100’s youngest female chief – said: “I truly am delighted but also a little humbled – I know I wouldn’t have been able to win this award without the help and support of absolutely everyone at Severn Trent who works to keep customers’ water flowing every second of every day, so this is as much a win for them as it is for me.”