Anglian Water CEO Peter Simpson has been named as one of the UK’s top business leaders to work for by employee review site Glassdoor.
The website asks users to rate and rank CEOs and Peter Simpson came in at number 12 this year. The company has had a busy 12 months with plenty of successes and challenges.
Last year we were named Responsible Business of the Year by Business in the Community and followed this up by organising a regional conference on workplace wellbeing for business people in the East.
Soon after this came one of our toughest challenges as a business in recent months. The severe late winter weather – dubbed the Beast from the East – froze the pipes of many hundreds of customers and caused bursts on our networks requiring a major response from our operational and customers service teams.
Recent months also saw Anglian Water topping the water industry league table for customer service, consulting with hundreds of thousands of customers about our next five year investment plan through our H2O Let’s Go roadshow, launching the UK’s first ever green bond to attract investment for low carbon projects, publishing plans for a new strategic water grid for the region and unveiling a strategy for ridding the East of problem plastics by 2030.
Peter said: “Although this list has my name on it, any recognition of Anglian Water is down to a huge number of very passionate and hard working members of AW staff – as well as colleagues in our partner companies, suppliers and contractors.
“It has been a tough year with a lot of challenges for us to step up to, but I am immensely proud of the work we have done on bringing the issue of wellbeing to the forefront of business leaders’ minds as well as the strides we have made towards reducing the amount of plastic waste in our environment.
“To each and every person who has worked on these projects, and the many others who have kept the region’s water and sewerage networks flowing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you.”