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Non-Executive Director

Business Stream

HQ Phone:  +44 845 602 8855

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Business Stream

Lochside View

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH12 9DH

United Kingdom

Company Description

Business Stream is the largest operator in the Scottish non-domestic water market. Its most recent profit before tax was £38.3 million from revenue of £364.2 million. Headquartered in Edinburgh, it employs around 300 staff. Since retail competition was introdu...more

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Background Information

Employment History

Moneysupermarket.com Ltd


General Manager and Director

RoyScot Financial Services


Affiliations

Scottish Water

Non-executive Member


The Royal Bank of Scotland plc

Branch Teller


Direct Line

Founder


SNP MSP Alex Neil

Founder


Retail Bank

Member of the Executive


Standard Life Investments Limited

Founder


Halifax plc

Founder


United Kingdom

Secretary of State


Scotland

Secretary of State


The Chartered Institute of Bankers

Fellow


Education

Honorary Doctorate

Edinburgh Napier University


Web References(199 Total References)


Meet the Business Stream Team - Business Stream

Jim Spowart
Jim Spowart Non-Executive Director Well known for his achievements and innovation in the world of banking, Jim joined the board of Business Stream in April 2017. During his career, he was founder and Chief Executive of Direct Line Financial Services, Standard Life Bank and Intelligent Finance. Since retiring from Intelligent Finance in 2002, Jim has served on many company boards and has been involved in a variety of consultancy projects in Europe and the US. Jim was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Edinburgh Napier University for his contribution to banking and also to the economic development of the central belt of Scotland where he created over 5,000 banking jobs.


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Jim Spowart joins Business Stream as NED

Jim Spowart joins Business Stream as NED
Jim Spowart joins Business Stream as NED FWB Park Brown are proud to have assisted with the appointment of Jim Spowart, as a Non-Executive Director, to the board of Business Stream.


New Non-Executive Director joins Business Stream Board - Business Stream

Jim Spowart who created and led several of the UK's first challenger banks, is to join Business Stream as a Non-executive Director, further strengthening the company as it prepares for the opening of the non-household English market, in April.
The founder and CEO of Direct Line Financial Services, Standard Life Bank and Intelligent Finance, Jim brings a wealth of relevant experience to Scotland's leading water retailer as it prepares to compete in a new £2.5 billion market from Monday. Since retiring from Intelligent Finance in 2002, Jim has served on many company boards and has been involved in a variety of consultancy projects in Europe and the US. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Edinburgh Napier University for his services to banking and the economic development of the central belt of Scotland. Susan Rice, Chair of Business Stream said: "Jim Spowart is well known for his achievements and innovations in the world of banking, where he challenged the status quo, utilising innovative technology to capture a sizeable slice of the mortgage and current account markets. I am delighted to welcome Jim to the board as we make final preparations for the market opening in England." Jim will step down from the board of Scottish Water on 31 March 2017, after completing two consecutive terms as a non-executive director. He will join the Business Stream board effective from 1 April. Jim Spowart added: "I am thrilled to be joining the board of Business Stream.


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