Leading independent UK water retailer Castle Water has announced the acquisition of Cobalt Water, an independent retailer of water to business customers based in Ayr, Scotland.

The news follows the recent acquisition by Castle Water of Thames Water and Portsmouth Water’s business water interests.

Cobalt Water will continue to operate as part of Castle Water, focusing on customers in Scotland, and Cobalt’s management and staff will transfer to Castle Water.

Castle Water CEO, John Reynolds, said: “When we reviewed options to increase the size of our Scottish business, Cobalt stood out as the best fit with our customer-focused approach. We welcome the customers and employees of Cobalt Water to Castle Water. Cobalt customers will continue to be served by the same team, and will now also benefit from the broader resource available from Castle Water throughout England as well as Scotland.”

Photo: John Reynolds, CEO, Castle Water