The UK water and gas utility company East Surrey Holdings plc, has sold off its bottled water supply business, The Classic Water Company Limited.

The business, which supplies bottled water for coolers to commercial premises in the UK, has been sold to Culligan International (UK) Limited, a supplier of bottled water and domestic water treatment equipment, for a cash consideration of £3.3m. 

Phil Holder, East Surrey Holdings managing director said: "We are focusing our efforts and resources on our strategy of developing regulated infrastructure businesses.

"We will use the proceeds of the disposal to develop the Company for the long-term benefit of customers and our shareholders."