OFFICE WATERCOOLERS ACQUIRES GLUG GLUG GLUG

BWCA Member, Office Watercoolers Ltd, part of the wider South Staffordshire Plc group, has announced its acquisition of the Weston-super-Mare based watercooler business Smart Water Coolers Ltd which trades under the name of Glug Glug Glug.

Glug Glug Glug (established in 2003) specialises in the Point of Use (POU) water cooler and water boiler markets, has an installed base of over 6,000 coolers and boilers across the UK. Following this acquisition, the combined installed POU and bottled water cooler base of the enlarged Office Watercoolers Ltd business will be in excess of 16,000 units.

Ken Skelton, Managing Director of Office Watercoolers Ltd commented; ‘Glug Glug Glug will be our third acquisition to date and is a further step forward in terms of our longer term strategy of building a national watercooler company focussing upon delivering outstanding products and service levels in this market’.

Wight Crystal achieves full BWCA Membership

The BWCA is delighted to welcome Wight Crystal, situated on the Isle of Wight, as a full bottler and distributor Member.

Wight Crystal MD, Tracey Hill commented: “Wight Crystal are delighted to be a full member of the BWCA and thrilled to have passed the rigorous plant and distributers audit, the BWCA accreditation will give our customers confidence that our quality, products and servicing are to a very high standard. We have received tremendous support from the BWCA, auditors and members over the past two years, which we are extremely grateful for.”

Wight Crystal is a widely recognised supplier of spring water and water coolers on the Isle of Wight. As a registered charity, Osel Enterprises Ltd. started Wight Crystal in 1988 to work alongside The Way Forward Programme, which provides activities supporting people with physical and learning disabilities, autism and long term conditions.