Welcome to AquAid Surrey

Welcome to AquAid Surrey

Our AquAid Surrey began operating in 1998 and is owned by Richard Hopkins. Based in Chessington, Richard and his team supply an extensive range of innovative and high quality water coolers and dispensers to a broad range of customers in offices, medical centres, colleges and schools in and around the Surrey area. Committed to meeting AquAid’s exacting customer service standards, they pride themselves on the superior service they provide to over 4,000 customers.

Areas Covered:  Chelsea, Chertsey, Chessington, Clapham, Croydon, Fulham, Godalming, Guildford, Hammersmith, Heathrow, Kensington, Kingston, New Malden, Putney, Sutton, Teddington, Twickenham, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Woking.

AquAid Surrey is located at: Unit 8, Chessington Trade Park, 60 Cox Lane, Surrey, KT9 1TW

Surrey is one of the most fascinating counties of England as these snippets will attest to:

  • Originally an area attached to the Kingdom of the Middle Saxons (Middlesex), the name Surrey itself derives from ‘the southern region’.*
  • The three most popular street names in Surrey are High Street, Church Road and Station Road.*
  • Guildford is named after a ford of golden sand just south of the town – it was dredged in 1760 when the river was deepened to make it navigable for barges up as far as Godalming.*
  • The name Godalming itself, meanwhile, comes from the area belonging to ‘Godhelm’s people’. This Godhelm was, according to local legend, a fierce and bloodthirsty English pagan warrior.*
  • Such was its fame apparently, slips from the Weeping Willow planted by Alexander Pope in his garden at Twickenham were sent to the Empress Catherine of Russia.*
  • In HG Wells’ The War of the Worlds, the sixth Martian invasion cylinder landed in Wimbledon.*

Whether you’re based in Chelsea, Heathrow or Putney, AquAid Surrey are more than equipped to meet all of your water cooler and water related product requirements.  Contact one of their friendly team today.

*sources:  Surrey Life; Information Britain; Express

Welcome to AquAid South Kent

Welcome to AquAid South Kent

Located in South East England, our AquAid South Kent  branch is one of our longest standing branches and is owned and managed by the very experienced Manetta Leigh.  Based in Eythorne, Manetta and her team supply an extensive range of innovative and high-quality water cooler and dispensers to offices and schools in and around the South Kent area. Committed to meeting AquAid’s exacting customer service standards, they pride themselves on the superior service they provide to hundreds of customers.

Areas Covered

Ashford, Bexhill, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Hastings, Herne Bay, Hythe, Margate, New Romney, Ramsgate, Rye, Sandwich, St Leonards, Westgate, Whitstable.

AquAid South Kent are located at: Eythorne Court, Shepherswell Road, Eythorne, Nr Dover, CT15 4AD

Wherever you’re situated in the regions that AquAid South Kent service, it’s sure to be an area of great interest, historically or otherwise:

Canterbury – The Canterbury trot was the name given to the way pilgrims rode their horses to get to the city before the night-time curfew.  That was the origin of the verb ‘to canter’.

Hastings is one of the medieval Cinque Ports. It has the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe. The beach is called Stade which is a Saxon term meaning landing place.

The town is most famous for 1066 – the Castle was built by William the Conqueror.  Its ruins are at the top of the West Hill and the steepest funicular railway in Britain takes passengers from the Old Town up the hill to the Castle.

Margate – In the 1700s, bathing in the sea and drinking seawater became a fashionable cure for all sorts of diseases.  From the Georgian period onwards, visitors from London began flocking to resorts like Margate for the seawater cure and increasingly as a place to socialise. Margate has built a reputation as a place for bathing in the sea – both for health and pleasure.

Ramsgate was a main embarkation port from the UK during the Napoleonic Wars. On one occasion 40,000 troops embarked from the town.  During World War Two, Ramsgate was a major contributor towards the rescue of the troops from the Dunkirk Beaches.

The first international hover port in the world was at Pegwell Bay in Ramsgate.

Sandwich has had at least eight windmills over the centuries, the earliest reference to a mill being dated 1608. The White Mill is the only survivor. It was built in 1760 and worked by wind until 1929, then by engine until 1957. Today it has been restored and is a heritage and folk museum.

Wherever you’re based in one of the 18 locales detailed above, AquAid South Kent  caters for all your water cooler and dispenser needs. Contact one of their helpful team today.

*sources: Discoverbritainstowns  Visitthanet Ramsgate  Wikipedia

Welcome to AquAid Belfast

Welcome to AquAid Belfast

AquAid Belfast has represented AquAid Northern Ireland for the past 18 years. The branch opened its doors in 2000 and is owned by Paul Henderson. Based in Boucher Place, Paul and his team supply a wide range of high quality water coolers and dispensers to customers in offices, work sites, medical centres, colleges and schools in and around Belfast.

Committed to meeting AquAid’s exacting customer service standards, they pride themselves on the superior service they provide to over 500 customers.

Areas Covered:  Antrim, Ballyclare, Ballygowan, Ballymena, Ballynahinch, Banbridge, Bangor, Belfast, Carryduff, Comber, Crawfordsburn, Downpatrick, Dromore, Hillsborough, Holywood, Larne, Lisburn, Newtownabbey, Newtownards, Portadown, Portglenone.

AquAid Belfast is located at: 6 Windsor Bus Park, Boucher Place, Belfast.

Belfast is city filled to the brim with a fascinating history, culture and unusual facts, such as:

  • In 1965, Professor James Francis Pantridge and Dr John Geddis, both working at the Royal Victoria Hospital, modified the hospital’s defibrillator using two car batteries to create the world’s first portable defibrillator. His invention, stationed in various locations, has saved thousands of lives throughout the world.*
  • The writer Clive Staples Lewis – known the world over as CS Lewis – is from east Belfast. Considered one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century, he wrote more than 30 books, including the universally acknowledged classics ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’. To date, the Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies and have been turned into three major motion pictures.*
  • The Strand on the Holywood Road is the only remaining fully-functioning Art Deco cinema in Ireland.*
  • A series of hills flank the north-western side of Belfast, including Divis Mountain, Black Mountain and Cavehill. Cavehill is believed to have inspired author Jonathan Swift’s sleeping giant in his Gulliver’s Travels novel. When Swift resided at Lilliput Cottage near the bottom of Belfast’s Limestone Road, he imagined that the Cavehill resembled the shape of a sleeping giant safeguarding the city.*

Whether you’re based in Ballyclare, Holywood or Portglenone or any one of the other 18 locales AquAid Belfast services – the branch is more than equipped to meet all of your water cooler and water related product requirements.

Contact one of their friendly team today.

*sources: Belfast Telegraph; Belfast Vibe; Travelling with the Jones

Breakout Areas and Hot Water Taps

Breakout Areas and Hot Water Taps

With our lives moving at the speed of light and technological advances occurring at an exponential rate, it’s easy to see how and why our lives have become so frenetic.  We spend more and more time at the office, glued to our desks, taking fewer and fewer breaks. And while that might seem necessary in the short-term (how else are we supposed to get everything done?); in the long-term it negatively impacts our well-being and productivity.

A University of Illinois study found that allowing subjects to take two brief breaks during a long task allowed participants to remain focused during the entire experiment – those not allowed a respite experienced a drop in performance. Numerous studies show that taking a break boosts energy, concentration and motivation – but when, and how often that happens also affects the results. Baylor University researchers found that ‘the most beneficial time to take a workday break is mid-morning. People who take ‘better breaks’ experience better health and increased job satisfaction. [And] Longer breaks are good, but it’s beneficial to take frequent short breaks [too]’.

Which brings us neatly to the office breakout area. Based on the above, it’s clear to see why a rest area is so essential for employee health and well-being. Sometimes business owners, especially those of small to medium size organisations, tend to think the cost of providing such an area outweighs the benefits, but that’s not the case. A breakout area needn’t be extravagant, it can be in a separate room or even a cordoned off section in an open plan office, as long as there are comfortable chairs and a water point so that employees can relax with a tea or coffee.

Which is another important factor in productivity – hydration. We all know how harmful dehydration can be, but studies show that even mild dehydration can affect our mood, cognitive ability and productivity. It’s paramount that we drink liquid regularly throughout the day, water of course is best, but tea and coffee also count towards the daily target. As the UK’s leading water cooler supplier, AquAid regularly help offices of all sizes with their hydration needs – we offer a wide variety of high-quality bottled and mains fed water coolers to choose from. We also offer a stylish range of Instant Taps – hot water taps and chilled taps that can dispense hot, ambient or chilled filtered water at the touch of a button. Compact and convenient, our Instant Taps are fitted into the countertop with the water unit discreetly installed underneath the worktop.

By creating a breakout area and having water at the ready, you not only help your employees remain alert, hydrated and productive, but you save on time and energy too. And as we know that each organisation’s needs are different, we tailor our recommendation to suit your requirements – whether that be hot water taps or mains fed water coolers, together we’ll find the best solution for you and your team.

AquAid Reading

AquAid Reading

Located in South East England, our AquAid Reading branch opened its doors in 2000 and is owned and managed by the highly-experienced Steve Wood. Steve and his team supply an extensive range of innovative and high-quality water coolers and dispensers to offices, worksites, medical facilities, universities, colleges and schools in and around the Reading area. Committed to meeting AquAid’s exacting customer service standards, they pride themselves on the superior service they provide to more than 1,200 customers.

AquAid Reading provides tip top services and top quality water coolers and dispensers to the following areas:

Abingdon, Aldershot, Alton, Ascot, Bracknell, Camberley, Crowthorne, Didcot, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Henley-on-Thames, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Reading, Wallingford, Wantage, Windsor, Wokingham.

AquAid Reading are located at: Unit C7 Reading Small Business Centre, Weldale Street, Reading, RG1 7BX

Here are a few titbits about the areas where AquAid Reading provide their services to:

Ascot:  Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711. The first race – Her Majesty’s Plate – was run that year, for a purse of 100 guineas. The racecourse remains the property of the reigning monarch, and of course hosts the royal meeting that is one of the great events of ‘the season’.  Ascot is a corruption of the original name of East Cote.*

Reading:  Jane Austen attended what became the town’s Abbey School. It was actually then called Reading Ladies’ Boarding School, and was located within the precincts of the Abbey.

Mapledurham House is the original setting for Toad of Toad Hall. E.H. Shepard’s drawing closely resembles the building – though various others claim the honour too.

Windsor:  Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world. Successive monarchs from William the Conqueror onwards have had a hand in extending and altering the building. What began as a motte and bailey fortress to dominate the Thames metamorphosed over centuries – George IV in particular employing the architect Jeffry Wyatt to make changes a Disney designer would blush at – extra crenellations, more oriel windows, and another 30 feet or more on the Norman round tower.

Wherever you’re based in one of the A’s, C’s and W’s of AquAid Reading , the branch caters for all of your water cooler and dispenser needs.  Contact one of their helpful team today.

*source:  Information Britain