AquAid in London

AquAid in London

Since its humble beginnings in 1992, AquAid has grown to the extent of being equipped to supply an extensive range of Bottled and Mains-Fed water coolers, water dispensers, water boilers and water related products the length and breadth of the UK.

Today, AquAid boasts 23 branches nationwide; including two branches in London, servicing London Central and London South East.

AquAid Central London has been in operation since 2002, supplying an extensive range of high quality water coolers, boilers, and dispensers to more than 800 customers. The branch is owned and managed by the highly experienced Steve Norley and he and his team pride themselves in meeting and exceeding all their customers’ water cooler and water related product requirements.

Areas serviced are: Central London, Hackney, Mayfair, Victoria, West End and Westminster.

AquAid London South East, owned and managed by the inimitable Paul Taylor, has been supplying water coolers, dispensers and bespoke water supply solutions to their customers for more than 16 years. Paul and his team look after more than 1,250 customers in offices, worksites, and schools throughout London’s South East.

Areas serviced are: Camden, Finchley, Islington, London, Southgate, Tottenham and Uxbridge.

Wherever you’re based in London, AquAid Central London and AquAid London South East are more than equipped to meet your water cooler and water related product requirements.

To contact your local AquAid London representative, select one of the above links for the branch relevant to you.

Water Cooler Trivia – Part II – All Things British

Water Cooler Trivia – Part II – All Things British

Yes, there was a Part I – catch up already. Just in time for the weekend or to amaze your mates and/or colleagues as you gather around the water cooler next week, we present Part II:

* London is one of only two cities above the 50th parallel with a population of more than five million. Moscow is the other.

It is thought that St. Patrick may have brought the early knowledge of whisky distilling from Ireland around the mid-5th century. The Scots call it uisque baugh in Gaelic, or ‘water of life’, and it is one of the United Kingdom’s top five exports, along with cars, computers, aircraft, and oil.  Personally, I couldn’t think of a nicer export, could you?

In the 16th century, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth I decreed that mutton could be served only with bitter herbs, intending to stop people from eating the sheep in order to help the wool trade. Her subjects discovered mint sauce improved the taste of the meat, and it’s been a favourite condiment for roast lamb ever since. Hmm, clearly I’m in the minority as I’m not a fan of the whole mint sauce accompanying roast lamb thing.

Until 1832, England only had two universities: Oxford and Cambridge.

The sport of football, or soccer, supposedly got its start in England when Anglo-Saxon farmworkers plowing a field unearthed the skull of a Danish warrior killed in battle a few years earlier. To show their still bitter feelings towards the Danes and to amuse themselves, they began kicking the skull among them. This early form of football was called “kicking the Dane’s head”. Seems the savagery has passed from the players to the supporters somewhat!

James Bond’s code ‘007’ was inspired by the author Ian Fleming’s bus route from Canterbury to London. Am I the only person who when thinking of James Bond – immediately starts singing, ‘Goldfingggggerrrrr’ as opposed to any of the other James Bond theme songs?

The Ghost Research Foundation has determined that with 500 recorded cases of ghostly encounters, York is the most haunted city in England and one of the most haunted in the world. Make appropriate ghostly type noises here.

Well, that’s the lot for this week’s content of trivia to amaze and astound. Keep an eye out for future inserts and as always, please feel free to add to and / or correct the trivia if you feel I have it all wrong.

*from various sources from an article at Fact Retriever