The UK Forum is the focal point for members with an interest in the UK municipal and industrial markets. The equipment, services and expertise of members are available to enquiries from those industrial sectors with particular needs in both water treatment prior to use and wastewater treatment prior to discharge.
The success of the Municipal Market Group is built largely upon its regular liaison visits to major players in the sector. Delegations of between 10 and 12 members represent the Group at meetings with the ten water service companies in England and Wales and Scottish Water and Northern Ireland Water, where discussions are held with senior water company representatives responsible for procurement and asset delivery. There are also regular meetings with the economic and environmental regulators, in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
All members of the Group have the opportunity to identify questions and issues to be raised beforehand and comprehensive notes of the meetings and information are available to all members, covering important issues, such as structure and contacts, capital expenditure, procurement and technology needs.
Main Meetings - The Municipal Market Group meets twice a year to review the previous six months and to identify issues and challenges for the future. The meeting held on 4th July 2012 was hosted by Clyde Union, an SPX brand, which included a tour of Their factory. Presentations are available, log in to view.
Business Best Practice Panel, B2P2
The Business Best Practice Panel (B2P2) provides a number of forums covering areas of business practice such as Health and Safety, various aspects of procurement, innovation and training and resources. There are presently 10 Working Groups established.
UKWIR agreed and a collaborative research project, The Regulatory Cycle and its Impact on the Efficiency of Supply Chain Delivery was launched. Findings of the Report have recently been published and the Executive Summary can be downloaded here. A full copy of the Report is available for British Water members and non-members can order a copy of the full report through UKWIR's website at www.ukwir.org
Water Company Performance
British Water's annual survey of water company performance provides water companies with a view of how they are perceived by contractors, consultants and suppliers. The questionnaire covers areas such as professionalism, contractual approach, communication, impact on the supply chain etc and allows each water company to see how they compare. With other water companies and the industry average. The 2010 survey will coincide with the start of AMP 5 and the financial year.
Water Company Performance Survey 2010/ Consultations