Ex-MOSL director sets up water retailer, Olympos Water

MOSL’s former director of market engagement, Tom Notman, has founded water retail company, Olympos Water, and applied for water supply and sewerage licences to trade in the business market.

Olympos intends to provide an offering underpinned by technology and accurate meter readings, and in time to expand into multi-utility retail.

Giving notice of the licence application last week, Ofwat reported: “Olympos Water Limited’s ambition is to create a multi-utility provider that will occupy a gap in the current market, offering commercial developers an integrated network design to retail supply service. Olympos Water Limited represents the first step towards this vision with the addition of gas, electricity and telecom retail services following within a three to five year period.” Responses can be made to Ofwat until 31 August.

To date 35 retail licences have been granted including five self service licences.

WSSLs granted to date Affinity for Business Anglian Water Business Castle Water Clear Business Water; Kelda Retail (Three Sixty) Northumbrian Water Business Severn Trent and United Utilities (Water Plus) South Staffs Water Business SES Business Water Water 2 Business Business Stream Pennon Water Services Regent Water Thames Water Commercial Services was granted a licence and has since exited the market Waterscan Advanced Demand Side Management Peel Water Everflow Invicta Water (South East Water trading as Water Choice) Veolia Water Retail The Water Retail Company South East Water has been granted a sewerage licence Greene King Brewing and Retailing (self service licence) Cambrian Water Marston’s (self-supply) First Business Water Whitbread (self supply) Yü Water Cocoa Cola (self supply

Aquaflow Utilities POD53

Blackpool Council (self supply) Tor Water Smarta Water Utility Bidder

Earl’s Gate Water has won a water services self-supply licence and a sewerage services self-supply licence granted by Water Industry Commission for Scotland. Cobalt Water (revoked) Outstanding applications

Olympos Water

Berensden (self supply)

Heineken (self supply) Real Water