Mr Bridgewater has stepped into the shoes of David Sayers, who has now retired from post.

Prior to SBW, Mr Bridgewater worked at E.ON for 16 years first as finance director of UK and US, and more recently as managing director of its energy commodity trading in the UK.

Commenting on the appointment, SBW managing director Roger Harrington, said: “I am very pleased to have Peter on board. I am sure that his extensive experience in the energy sector as well as his obvious knowledge and skills will be a great benefit to SBW and help us meet the challenges of the future.”

SBW supplies approximately 185,000 households and 16,500 businesses throughout Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

Carys Matthews

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