Severn Trent

Annual reports and CSR reports

One of the beautiful things about consultancy is that you occasionally get to be semi-expert on areas you never expected to know about. And they often turn out to be far more interesting than supposedly more glamorous sectors.

This happened to me with water and sewage. For several years, I wrote annual reports and CSR reports for Severn Trent Plc. I wrote the Chairman’s and CEO’s statements, strategy pages, performance reviews for various divisions, and HR pages. I also wrote annual reports and reviews for their subsidiaries Severn Trent Water and Biffa.

As a result, I happily wrote thousands of words on Ofwat price reviews, climate change adaption and mitigation, renewable energy production, leakage, whistleblowing, pollution incidents, business waste, and demergers. And I still feel a small sense of nostalgia whenever I see a Biffa truck.

“Sarah provided a complete repertoire of communications and marketing functions for SAIC during its first 18 months of existence … I have particularly enjoyed working with her as I know she is utterly dependable, highly productive, extremely efficient, and a reliable safe pair of hands.”

Heather Jones, Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre March 23, 2016


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