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
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.
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
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