Ascendancy have successfully completed MOSL's Market Entry Acceptance Testing (MEAT) on behalf of Castle Water and will become the billing software provider for all Thames region NHH customers having already starting billing all Portsmouth region NHH customers earlier this year. Ascendancy’s Edge software has also completed the equivalent testing with the Central Market Agency in Scotland to allow it to bill Castle's existing Scottish customers.

Ascendancy currently provides billing and pricing software for a number of Licenced Providers (retailers) in Scotland and now with the new version of its software has been proven to integrate with both English and Scottish markets. This allows for customers to be provided with consolidated billing across the Anglo-Scottish area.

Castle Water will shortly start supplying water services on behalf of Thames Water and currently supplies water services to customers in Portsmouth on behalf of Portsmouth Water it also supplies thousands of customers in Scotland, where the market has been deregulated since 2008. Castle Water operates all its customer services in-house from its customer service centre in Perthshire, and does not use external call centres. Castle Water has extensive expertise in providing water services to business customers, including operating affinity partnerships with NFU Scotland and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Charles Vincent Ascendancy Water Managing Director said:

"We are really proud to have successfully completed Market Entry testing with our Edge product. A huge amount of work has gone into developing a billing solution for Castle that is specific to the water industry and overcomes some of the historical billing issues that customers have experienced in the past."

About Ascendancy:

Ascendancy Water Ltd is wholly independent business, 100% owned by its employees and directors, supplying Consultancy, Services and Software to the competitive water market in Scotland and England.

Starting in 2013 with its head office in Glasgow plus a combination of satellite offices, field and home workers across Scotland and England, Ascendancy has seen rapid growth to meet customer needs in 2014, growing from its founding Director to a team of 18 staff in just 10 months. It has done this by being "passionate about competition" and supporting its customer base of both large water companies and smaller competitive water retailers.

More detail about Ascendancy Water and the services it provides can be found at www.ascendancy-water.co.uk.

About Us

At Ascendancy we believe that the best way to develop a competitive advantage is to be totally single minded about what you are passionate about. For us that is ensuring that our clients are able to access the knowledge and resources required to operate in the exciting new UK water market. That is why we only do competitive water consulting, services and software.