Teccura was founded in 2003 by John Hunt and Ian Beattie, who both previously worked at Thames Water.
In his Metering Strategy role at Thames Water, John had recognised an opportunity to reduce missing consumption using data modelling and analysis techniques, which involved comparing billed consumption with calculated usage.
Thames Water was unwilling to invest in his proposed solution at the time, so he and Ian started their own business and took the risk of the project on themselves, signing up Thames Water on a results-based contract.
Following the initial success of the project, more water companies signed on and the business began to grow. Over the following decade, contracts with water companies in Australia, New Zealand and the US proved the concept was not limited to the UK.
In 2011, with the drought in the South East of England and the Olympics looming, the approach was flipped on its head. It was used to identify excessive consumption and help reduce significant volumes of customer side leakage and wastage. This first leakage project was recognised at the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards, where Teccura beat Coca-Cola to win the water category.
Since this project, the leakage detection side of the business has grown steadily. Teccura have developed the capability to pinpoint hidden underground leaks that have run for a long time.
Underpinning all of this work is a well established team, nine of whom have worked at Teccura for over ten years.
As we look forward to the future, there remains a huge focus on leakage within England and Wales. The regulator Ofwat expects water companies to reduce leakage by at least 15% by 2025. We hope to play a part in helping our clients meet this challenge.
These are some of the water companies we've worked with over the last 16 years: