A Black Country water science and technology company is set to celebrate its first year since being launched as a spin-out from the University of Wolverhampton.

WatStech, based at Wolverhampton Science Park, received help from the Advantage West Midlandsfunded Spinner programme which provides cash to companies which start out as University projects.

WatStech was the University's first spin-out company and is part-owned by a group of academics including Dr Kally Kaur, Dr Lynsey Melville and Jon Allen.

The company provides is an independent research and consultancy service focusing on the treatment of water and waste water.

Clients of the company include Severn Trent Water, Anglian Water and Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.

WatStech - which now has two laboratories within the Science Park's Technology Centre - received help from the Spinner project which offers grants of up to £50,000 to companies which are spin-outs from regional universities.

Dr Kaur said: "The Spinner project was one of several support programmes we were able to access to help us on our way and we've not looked back since we launched.

"Now we are settled in at Wolverhampton Science Park, it has really given us the space, facilities and professional image to move forward."