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The Freshwater Group (‘the Group’) comprises Freshwater UK Plc (the ‘Company’) and its subsidiary undertakings. The Company is a limited liability company incorporated and domiciled in the United Kingdom.

The Company’s registered number is 4059741 (England and Wales) and its registered office is Raglan House, Cardiff Gate Business Park, Cardiff, CF23 8BA.

For more information on any of the details in this section please contact Haydn Evans, Finance Director on 029 20 545 383 or send an email to 

Year End Results - ending 31 August 2018
To view our 2017/2018 Annual Report - CLICK HERE 

Freshwater management changes

23 February 2017 - CLICK HERE

Share price/share dealings

BritDAQ share matching facility

In order to allow trading of shares in Freshwater UK Plc, the company has signed up to BritDAQ, an online trading facility. BritDAQ Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (No. 771008).

Their website is

Once on the website you will need to register and become a gold member to trade. Registration and membership are free of charge.

If you have any questions please call BritDAQ on 0800 987 5350 (free) or contact Haydn Evans, Finance Director on 02920 545383 or email

Shareholder information

Link Asset Services (formerly called Capita) is our registrar and they offer many services to make managing your shareholding easier and more efficient.

Signal Shares

Signal Shares is a secure online site where you can manage your shareholding quickly and easily.  You can:

  • View your holding and get an indicative valuation
  • Change your address
  • Request to receive shareholder communications by email rather than post
  • Make dividend payment choices
  • Buy and sell shares and access a wealth of stock market news and information
  • Register your proxy voting instruction
  • Download a stock transfer form.

To register for Signal Shares just visit All you need is your investor code, which can be found on your share certificate or your dividend tax voucher.

Customer Support Centre

Alternatively, you can contact Link’s Customer Support Centre which is available to answer any queries you have in relation to your shareholding:

By phone - UK – 0371 664 0300 Calls are charged at the standard geographic rate and will vary by provider. Calls outside the United Kingdom will be charged at the applicable international rate. Lines are open between 09:00 - 17:30, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales).

By email -

By post - Link Asset Services, The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 4TU.

Link Asset Services is a trading name of Link Market Services Limited and Link Market Services Trustees Limited.  Share registration and associated services are provided by Link Market Services Limited (registered in England and Wales , No. 2605568).  Regulated services are provided by Link Market Services Trustees Limited (registered in England and Wales No. 2729260), which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. 

The registered office of each of these companies is The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU.

Donate your shares to charity

If you have only a small number of shares which are uneconomical to sell you may wish to donate them to charity free of charge through ShareGift (Registered Charity10528686). Find out more at or by telephoning 020 7930 3737.

Share fraud warning

Share fraud includes scams where investors are called out of the blue and offered shares that often turn out to be worthless or non-existent, or an inflated price for shares they own. These calls come from fraudsters operating in ‘boiler rooms’ that are mostly based abroad.

While high profits are promised, those who buy or sell shares in this way usually lose their money.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found most share fraud victims are experienced investors who lose an average of £20,000, with around £200m lost in the UK each year.

Protect yourself

If you are offered unsolicited investment advice, discounted shares, a premium price for shares you own, or free company or research reports, you should take these steps before handing over any money:

  • Get the name of the person and organisation contacting you.
  • Check the Financial Services Register at to ensure they are authorised.
  • Use the details on the FCA Register to contact the firm.
  • Call the FCA Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768 if there are no contact details on the Register or you are told they are out of date.
  • Search our list of unauthorised firms and individuals to avoid doing business with.

REMEMBER: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

If you use an unauthorised firm to buy or sell shares or other investments, you will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) if things go wrong.

Report a scam

If you are approached about a share scam you should tell the FCA using the share fraud reporting form at scams, where you can find out about the latest investment scams. You can also call the Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.

If you have already paid money to share fraudsters you should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Corporate Governance

As a company that was, until November 2010,  listed on the Alternative Investment Market, so far as is practicable and appropriate for a company of its size, Freshwater complies with the principles of good governance and the recommendations of best practice as set out in the Combined Code. In this connection the Board shall take into account the guidance issued by the Quoted Companies Alliance. The Board holds board meetings regularly throughout the year, and is responsible for formulating, reviewing and approving strategy, budgets, acquisitions, capital expenditure and senior personnel appointments. The executive directors and senior management meets regularly to consider operational matters.

Board committees
The audit committee, consisting of Steve Howell and David Howell (Chairman) meets at least three times a year and is responsible for ensuring that the financial performance, position and prospects of the Company are properly monitored and reported on.  It is also responsible for meeting the auditors and reviewing their reports relating to accounts and internal controls.

The remuneration committee, consisting of Steve Howell and David Howell reviews the appointment and performance of directors, the basis of their service agreement, and sets the scale and structure of their remuneration with due regard to the interests of shareholders.

Share capital
Information as at 31 August 2018

Allotted, called up and fully paid
20,308,493 ordinary shares of 10p each

Directors’ interests
The Company’s Directors had the following interests in the Company’s allotted share capital as at 31 August 2016. The interests as stated below include the beneficial interests of the directors and their immediate families and include all shares held in any investment vehicles used.

J M Underwood (Acting chief executive)
10p ordinary share: 908,261
% of issued share capital: 4.47%

D Howell (Non executive chairman)
10p ordinary shares: 3,150,000
% of issued share capital: 15.51%

J H Evans (Finance director)
10p ordinary shares: 9,377
% of issued share capital: 0.05%

S B Howell (Non-executive director)
10p ordinary shares: 1,761,695
% of issued share capital: 8.67%

E A Neagle (Group managing director)
10p ordinary shares: 41,667
% of issued share capital: 0.20%

D Howell is related to S B Howell


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