BWCA – Trade Show Seminar

Improving Distributor Profitability : Reducing Water Cooler Downtime and Unplanned Service Visits with UVC LED Reactors

Come and hear new BWCA Member CRYSTAL IS reveal their exciting new technology at the upcoming BWCA watercooler trade show on Thursday 28th March. The seminar starts at 14:00. Visit the event website for full information, a list of exhibitors and to register.

Market Data at BWCA Conference

A highlight of the BWCA conference each year is the annual market data gathered and analysed by Zenith Global. This year, for the first time, Conference delegates are in for an added bonus. Each delegate will receive a report produced exclusively for the BWCA by Zenith Global containing its latest comparative data.

BWCA Chairman, Jon Wicks, said: “This is a great added value item at the Conference. It’s another good reason to attend the event on 28 March”.

For full information and booking visit the conference website

BWCA announces Lord Deben as conference keynote speaker 2019

Lord Deben (formerly John Gummer);
London, UK; Photo credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL;

The BWCA event of the year is only 10 weeks away. “Insight to Change: learn, unlearn & relearn”, takes place on 28 March 2019 at the Nottingham Belfry. To book.

Our keynote speaker is the Rt Hon. the Lord Deben (John Selwyn Gummer) who amongst other senior parliamentary roles was former Secretary of State for the Environment and Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change.

Sustainability is a key issue for all businesses and as the British water cooler sector is one of the most sustainable industries around, it is fitting that we should have a sustainability and environmental expert to address and inspire our delegates. We are sure Lord Deben will give our delegates some fascinating and valuable insights.

Lord Deben (pictured) commented on the value of providing water for hydration and doing it sustainably. “Water coolers provide water that is cold and therefore appealing to drink as well as being convenient, without hawking a whole load of plastic bottles around the country. The fact that the industry uses plastic bottles that are reused many times over and then recycled is positive for the environment. The challenge regarding all use of plastic is what we do about it after use.”

Waterlogic acquires Cariad Cool Water (Princes Gate) and Maestro Pressure Coolers

Waterlogic has announced the acquisitions of Maestro Pressure Coolers and Cariad Cool Water Ltd.

BWCA Member, Cariad Cool Water (formerly Princes Gate Cool Water) was founded in 2001 by Glyn and David Jones in Princes Gate, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. The company supplies bottled and point-of-use water coolers across Wales and the South West of England, with depots in Margam, Port Talbot and Narberth, Pembrokeshire. The acquisition of Cariad Cool Water establishes Waterlogic UK with a direct presence in Wales.

Glyn Jones, Owner, Cariad Cool Water, said, “As a family, we are proud to have built this business, and thankful for the loyal relationships we have enjoyed with our customers and employees. In Waterlogic UK, we have found the perfect company to continue the growth of the business for the future.”

Maestro Pressure Coolers is based in Plumstead, East London. Established in 1993, the company supplies both bottled and point-of-use water coolers to UK businesses.

Greg Pritchett, Managing Director, Waterlogic UK and Ireland, said, “The combination of national reach with local density will ensure we are able to continue serving our new and existing customers in the best possible way.”

Waterlogic was acquired in January 2015 by funds managed by Castik Capital, the European private equity investor. Maestro Pressure Coolers Ltd and Cariad Cool Water are the most recent acquisitions as part of the company’s buy and build strategy since the acquisition by Castik, and following substantial acquisitions in the US, UK, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, CEE, and Scandinavia.

BWCA Training – in great demand

Industry specific training is one of the lynchpins of the BWCA. Members value that courses in hygiene, distribution and plant management, POU installation, sanitisation and crisis management will keep their staff informed, motivated and professional.

The BWCA released its 2018 dates yesterday, 14th November, and have already filled the Distribution Management to BWCA Standards course being held on 7th March.

So, to meet demand an extra course will be held on 21st March at the same venue in Fillongley.

BWCA appoints new Chairman

At the BWCA AGM, held on Wednesday 4th October, Jon Wicks, BWT UK was elected BWCA Chairman, following the resignation of long-standing Chairman, John Dundon from Waterlogic UK (Angel Springs).

Jon has been on the BWCA Executive Council for over 10 years, and until recently headed up the Technical Committee. He comes with a wealth of experience and his commitment to the industry, his knowledge, insight and leadership skills will stand the BWCA in good stead into the future.

BWCA Team completes London Triathlon

On Saturday 22nd July, Team BWCA – Chris Penn (swim), Paul Goad (run) and Richard Allen (bike) took part in the world’s largest triathlon to raise funds for Just a Drop, BWCA’s chosen charity.

So much fun was had, that the team agreed unanimously to return again next year and improve on their time. It’s still not too late to make a small donation for Just a Drop. Just visit the 4 Aces Giving Page.

Whilst finishing 101st of the 184 Corporate teams may not seem outstanding, we have to bear in mind that a slight glitch in the swimming sector meant that Chris accidently went off with the wrong group and had to get back into the water after adding a 400m run between his two swim laps. Well done!

The weather was pretty awful, but support for the teams was amazing with plenty going on to spur the athletes on. The BWCA and Just a Drop are extremely grateful for all the hard work that went into the training and thanks for all your contributions.

BWCA – SPECIAL EVENT OFFERS

Exhibitors from the UK, Europe and the USA will be gathering at the BWCA trade show on the afternoon Thursday 23rd March at The Nottingham Belfry, Nottingham NG8 6PY.

Free entry to both the trade show and three extremely informative and relevant seminars makes this a very worthwhile use of time for busy people in the water cooler industry.

AND, many exhibitors will be launching new products, offering on-the-day deals and special promotions.
No need to register – just arrive on the day – starts at 13:00.

See you there.