Our Executive Chairman, Richard Haddon, discusses Bluewater Bio’s journey with Global Water Intelligence

The UK technology provider has moved on from its chequered past with a stronger, more streamlined vision for growth.

CEO Richard Haddon tells GWI what’s different this time around. UK-based technology provider Bluewater Bio is on track to double its revenues in each of the next three years, after emerging as a profitable enterprise following a turnaround spearheaded by CEO Richard Haddon.

The Bluewater Bio success story continues with a Queens Award for Enterprise

The Queens Award for Enterprise is presented to Bluewater Bio

The London-based water technology company delivers global environmental solutions whilst being recognized as the fastest growing water technology company in Europe.

Bluewater Bio, recognised as the fastest-growing UK and European water solutions provider, is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. This is the UK’s most prestigious business award which recognises outstanding achievement by a UK company.

Since 2015 when a new management team took the helm, the Company has gone from strength to strength, and is recognised as the fastest growing UK company in its sector for the last three years and now has the fastest growth throughout Europe.

Headquartered in London, Bluewater Bio delivers advanced and environmentally-friendly water technologies Worldwide, with a focus on markets and territories that are most affected by water scarcity.

Richard Haddon, Executive Chairman and CEO of Bluewater Bio, commented: “Our focus has, and continues to be, delivering world-class and environmentally-friendly solutions and services to our Clients around the world. The installation of our technology has prevented pollution and increased the amount of clean drinking water. Our continued industry-leading performance and growth is a testament to this strategy. Obtaining such esteemed recognition is a great honour, which we greatly appreciate.”

Water is at the core of sustainable development and it is critical for socio-economic improvement and healthy ecosystems. According to the United Nations (https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6), in 2020, billions of people still lacked access to safe drinking water and safely managed sanitation. Two thirds of the world’s nations are currently not on track to have sustainably managed water resources by 2030.

Richard Haddon added: “It is clear that the availability and management of water resources are critical for humans to prosper. However, rapid population growth and industrial development is putting extreme stress on the planet’s water resources. Without further action, there is likely to be an escalation of various water-crises around the world.  Our work in parts of the world that suffer acutely from these issues has never been more important.”

Bluewater Bio recognised as the fastest growing water technology company in the UK & Europe.

Bluewater Bio is once again recognised as the fastest growing water technology company in the UK. For 2022 it is the fastest growing in Europe too.

This is according to the Financial Times 6th annual list of Europe’s top 1000 fastest growing companies (https://www.ft.com/ft1000-2022)

Headquartered in London but with a global footprint, Bluewater Bio achieved a 650% revenue growth over the past 4 years, with equally impressive EBITDA year on year improvements.

“Our focus is to provide the best possible solution to our Clients, as well as being known to be friendly to the environment. Providing technology that improves the social wellbeing of people in water scarce locations is particularly important. I am delighted that this approach to leading to such tangible growth.”

Richard Haddon – Executive Chairman & CEO

Bluewater Bio Listed as one of the UKs fastest growing private technology companies

Bluewater Bio is listed as the 35th fastest growing technology company in the UK as shown in the Sunday Times Sage Tech Track 100 league table. No other water company is listed in the top 100.

The Sunday Times Sage Tech Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private technology, media and telecoms (TMT) companies with the fastest-growing sales over the latest three years. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each September.

Headquartered in London but with a global footprint, BwB experienced 164% year-on-year growth in 2019 and current performance indicates a further 300% growth this year, which is not included as yet in the Sunday Times data.

"The Sunday Times table illustrates the improving performance of the business, which has experienced continued improvements over the last 5 years. Next year will be yet another record year. I have to say, this has not been an easy journey and like any company we have faced significant challenges as well as that of COVID-19. Despite this, we have continued to thrive. We have created aspects about our business that has amassed the exponential improvements, namely excellent technologies, the highest of calibre people who are focussed and dedicated to our clients. Being the only water company in the top 100, shows how challenging our market environment is and being able to outperform, year on year is an outstanding success story.”
Richard Haddon
Executive Chairman, and CEO