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Northamptonshire based B & V Water Treatment has been named one of the top 1,000 brightest businesses in Britain by the Daily Telegraph – the only water treatment company to be selected.

B&V, one of the UK’s leading legionella control and water treatment companies, has been praised for weathering the economic storm and is tipped to form the backbone of Britain’s recovery, according to the Telegraph.

The report was compiled with the help of NESTA, the innovation agency, and business information specialist Dun & Bradstreet.

The companies, whose annual sales are between £5m and £50m, collectively generate more than £50bn in sales and have all shown resilience during the recession.

Most of the Telegraph companies named increased sales and employment between 2009 and 2011 – including B&V which last year saw a turnover of close on £7 million.

Simon Ward, MD of B&V, the trading name of Global Chemical Technologies, the name listed in the Telegraph report said: “We’ve nearly doubled our workforce in the past four years and are on target to increase year on year profits by 12 per cent this year.”

It recently opened a new factory which will increase its manufacturing and operational capacity by by over 40%.

“We are fairly unique within the industry for our consistent R and D to ensure we develop new products and services with a focus on technology and environmental impacts. Our investment in technical support for our UK and international customers has paid dividends,” he added.

“With an exceptionally high PhD count and an impressive number of other scientific specialists including microbiologists among our staff we offer more in terms of gravitas and technical support than other players in this industry and our Daily Telegraph 1000 recognition highlights the fact that this is paying off in the current difficult economic climate.”

The company recently hit the headlines when it designed a top secret product which kills legionella bacteria with BBC Apprentice winner Tom Pellereau.

B & V has a growing number of blue chip international customers and clients across the NHS, hotel, leisure, FM, petrochemical, food and drink, commercial and industrial sectors.

Note to editors: Please do not confuse B&V Water Treatment with Black and Veatch! Many thanks

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