• Abbeychart supports Just a Drop schools programme 

    By Vending International on June 28, 2018
    The support of the Just a Drop charity by the British Water Cooler Association has encouraged another member to take give its backing. Member company, Abbeychart, invited Just a Drop’s head of fundraising and communications, Brendan Hanlon, to formally launch the company’s partnership with this charity. Abbeychart is to support a school project in Kenya. Funds raised will fund a […]
  • BWCA Golf Day raises money for borehole

    By Vending International on June 25, 2018
    The annual British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) Golf Day, held earlier this month, raised over £3,500 – enough money to complete the funding needed for a borehole supplying clean, safe water to a village called Chibukisho in Zambia. The association hailed this as a major achievement as part of its ‘5 for 5 Sustainability Pledge’ The BWCA launched a charity […]
  • Water specialist seals partnership with Ascot

    By Vending International on June 19, 2018
    Harrogate Water has announced a five-year partnership with Ascot as Official Water Supplier to run from 2018 to 2022. The announcement, in the run up to Royal Ascot extends the successful three-year sponsorship deal signed in 2015. Harrogate Water brand manager Nicky Cain said: “The five-year extension speaks volumes about the success of the partnership and the benefits of being associated […]
  • Water cooler firm promotes good hydration during World Cup

    By Vending International on June 13, 2018
    Love Water, a Surrey-based water cooler firm, has produced a water cooler for supporters of all the teams in this summer’s World Cup. It’s available in each country’s colours, and for those who love all things footie, one that displays all 32 flags. Love Water boss, Nick Swan, said: “We are not expecting fans to totally ditch their beer glass […]
  • Plastic debate taken to Number 10

    By Vending International on June 8, 2018
    Harrogate Water has taken the case for recyclable plastic bottles to 10 Downing Street and warned of the unintended health consequences of demonising bottled water as ‘single use’. The company says it has intervened in the debate at the highest level to add balance and context to what it believes has become a one-sided argument against all plastic, including PET […]
  • Initiatives in recycling 

    By Vending International on April 27, 2018
    Wenlock Spring, which has been on a journey since 1989 towards a circular economy where products are used, recycled and reused again, is using recycled PET plastic (rPET) to make its entire range of plastic bottles. Director of Wenlock Spring, Matthew Orme said:  “We believe that nothing that is used for minutes should be allowed to pollute the environment for […]
  • BRITA bids farewell to vending manager

    By Vending International on April 16, 2018
    Business account manager for professional products at BRITA Water Filter Systems, Les Pearce, will be retiring early in June after six years at the company. Les, who has worked in the vending industry for 31 years, helped Brita build the vending side of the business, forming good partnerships with customers and colleagues alike. Les said: “It’s been absolutely fantastic working […]
  • Just a Drop of kindness transforms lives

    By Vending International on March 14, 2018
    The British Water Cooler Association is well on the way to funding a fourth borehole in Zambia to provide clean water to villagers who have had no access to clean water. At the 2018 conference, trade show and gala dinner, the BWCA raised a further £7000 in addition to the £30,000 raised previously. Commenting on the background to the links […]
  • British water cooler market tops £130 million 

    By Vending International on March 8, 2018
    New market research shows that the value of the UK water cooler market has broken through the £130 million barrier, reaching £133 million in 2017, the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) annual conference heard. Revenue increased by 3.5%, compared with 2016, when the market’s value stood at £129 million. In a report presented to the Association by global food and […]
  • Harrogate moves to recycled PET plastic

    By Vending International on February 26, 2018
    In a move towards achieving a circular economy, Harrogate Water has announced it has successfully secured sufficient availability of recycled PET (rPET), to ensure all product shall contain 50 per cent recycled content from April 2018. The amount of recycled PET content, all guaranteed UK post-consumer supply, will match that of Harrogate’s glass bottles, which have been produced with 50 […]