Wellington Associates is a small consultancy located in central UK but working across Europe. The principal activities are:

  • Provision of advice and support on water utility R&D strategies and plans
  • Management of research projects
  • Support to research organisations and consortia on the needs of water utilities

Customers of Wellington Associates include:

  • UK Centre for Development Sciences, a UK Government body
  • Thames Water
  • A strategic management consultancy
  • A major international chemical company
  • The UK’s National Underground Assets Group

The principal of Wellington Associates is Dr Mike Farrimond, who has spent his career in the water utility sector. He is currently President of the European Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP); vice chairman of ACQUEAU (the EUREKA cluster for water); and Treasurer of IWA (the International Water Association). From 2000 to 2011 he was Director of UKWIR (UK Water Industry Research), prior to which he had been Head of Business Consultancy and Head of Technology Services with Severn Trent Water, a major UK water utility serving 8 million customers. He is the industrial advisor to the W-SMART research centre at the University of Lille.