NEW SUITE OF HYDRATION LITERATURE FOR BWCA MEMBERS

As part of its service to Members, BWCA has produced a series of single page fact sheets targeting different customer sectors.

Called The Facts About Healthy Hydration, this series of one-page, healthy hydration fact sheets have two messages:

  • a reminder for employers in the different sectors of the importance of healthy hydration for their employees or others to whom they have a duty of care;
  • guidance on choosing a suitable water cooler to deliver safe, convenient hydration – namely a cooler supplied by a BWCA Member.

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New FM Research

PROFESSIONALISM BEATS PRICE WHEN FMs BUY WATERCOOLERS, SAYS FM RESEARCH

Delivery & service beats even price as the top requirement when procuring water coolers, new research shows.

This was the finding of a survey of Facilities Managers just released and conducted by the British Water Cooler Association.

Nearly all (90 per cent) of FMs said that delivery and service level agreements were ‘important or very important’ when choosing a water cooler firm. Price was an enormous influence too with 85 per cent of those asked saying that this was important or very important to them. Only 3 per cent didn’t mind about delivery and service and 2 per cent felt price wasn’t the priority.

Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) recognised the benefits of BWCA membership in making purchasing decisions and even more – 81 per cent – saying that guarantees of health and hygiene procedures and processes mattered in their decision making. Nearly half (49 per cent) said that being a member of any other trade association was unimportant to them.

The survey was carried out by Angel Springs amongst visitors to the Facilities Show. Angel Springs’ MD, John Dundon, is chairman of the BWCA. He said: “Keeping abreast of what facilities managers think of our sector is important to us. The survey threw into sharp focus just what the priorities of some of this sector’s key customers need and expect”.

Phillipa Atkinson-Clow, General Manager of the Association, said: “The BWCA rigorously audits member companies holding service, safety, health and hygiene as some of the highest priorities. It is gratifying to know that professional FMs agree with us that service level agreements and delivery are overwhelmingly the most crucial aspects, putting professionalism over even the issue of price”.

OFFICE WATERCOOLERS ACQUIRE AQUAVEN

BWCA Member, Office Watercoolers based in Rugeley, part of the South Staffordshire PLC Group, are pleased to announce the acquisition of Aquaven Ltd. 

Delivering specialist watercooler and coffee solutions, Leeds based Aquaven Ltd serves over 1000 watercoolers in the public sector, banking, SME’s and catering companies across Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.

‘The acquisition of Aquaven Ltd enables Office Watercoolers to further strengthen our customer base in the Yorkshire area and increase the product offering’, said Managing Director of Office Watercoolers, Ken Skelton. He added, ‘this is our third regional acquisition and growing our customer base and continuing to deliver a first class service and product is at the core of Office Watercoolers long term strategy’.

Bob Greaves, the owner of Aquaven, who joins the Office Watercoolers management team, added, ‘we are thrilled to become part of the South Staffordshire PLC Group family’.

For more information, please visit www.office-coolers.com