THE newest sponsor of The Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Awards, which is backing the Employee of the Year prize for the first time in 2008, is Anglian Water, which provides water and waste-water services to almost six million people. It covers the biggest geographical area of any water company in the country, from the Humber in the north to the Thames Estuary in the south. Industry regulator Ofwat has rated Anglian Water as providing the best overall water and waste-water service in the country. The 3,800 staff who work for the company are vital in ensuring these services are maintained. The company recognises that it is becoming harder for companies to attract and retain key and emerging talent. This is why it places great emphasis on making sure it invests in employees and planning for key events and challenges that it faces. Anglian Water says it values highly the input of its employees and rewards those who show real commitment and go that extra mile. The company has its own Business Excellence Awards at a prestigious event held at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.