Stonegate is the latest pub chain to choose self supply

Pub chain Stonegate has applied for a self supply retail licence. Stonegate operates over 690 pubs and bars across the UK, within a wide variety of formats, from community and high-street pubs, through branded bars, to country inns and late night venues.

Like all previous self supply applicants, the company has partnered with Waterscan. Waterscan will conduct Stonegate’s retail functions including meter reading, CMOS transactions, wholesaler management and finding further water efficiency savings. Ofwat said: “As such, Waterscan will act as the managing agent for Stonegate and provide technical support and services while Stonegate will build relationships with wholesalers and pay water and sewerage charges through the settlement process.”

Last week Ofwat granted a water and sewerage retail licences to Utility Bidder.