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BWCA member Office Watercoolers Ltd Acquires Freshwater Coolers PLC

Press release: 10 June 2015

Office Watercoolers Ltd is pleased to announce its acquisition of the Leeds based watercooler business Freshwater Coolers Plc.

Freshwater Coolers Plc (established in 2000) specialises in the Point of Use (POU) Water Cooler and Water Boiler markets, has an installed base of approximately 5,000 coolers and boilers across the UK and an excellent reputation for high customer service levels. Following acquisition, the combined installed POU and bottled water cooler base of the enlarged Office Watercoolers Ltd business will be in excess of 10,000 units.

Ken Skelton, Managing Director of Office Watercoolers Ltd commented;

'Freshwater Coolers Plc is an ideal fit with Office Watercoolers Ltd. Our companies' share many core values as well as customers and industry suppliers and we intend to further enhance these essential relationships. This will be our largest acquisition to date and is a major 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'.

He continued: 'I would like to welcome the Freshwater Cooler Plc team to Office Watercoolers Ltd and the wider South Staffordshire Group of which it is part.'

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Office Watercoolers team are tickled pink to raise money for breast cancer research

On 24 October 2014, the team from Office Watercooler's Head Office in Rugeley, Staffs turned their office pink for the day to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Staff wore pink clothes, filled the office with balloons and sold pink cakes and sweets to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. Over £100 was raised - and a good time was had by all!

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 1,000 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 our 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 said: 'We are thrilled to become part of the South Staffordshire PLC Group family'.

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