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
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; with five branches servicing England’s South East. These branches service more than 6,500 customers throughout the South East region.
AquAid Aylesbury – based in Aylesbury, this branch services more than 1,000 customers in these areas:
Aylesbury, Banbury, Bicester, Dunstable, Harpenden, Harrow, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Oxford, Rickmansworth, Ruislip, Slough, St Albans, Thame, The Chalfonts, Uxbridge, Watford.
AquAid Reading – based in Reading, this branch services more than 1,200 customers throughout:
Abingdon, Aldershot, Alton, Ascot, Bracknell, Camberley, Crowthorne, Didcot, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Henley on Thames, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Reading, Wallingford, Wantage, Windsor, Wokingham.
AquAid Southampton – located in Eastleigh, our Southampton branch (also known as AquAid South Coast) services more than 2,500 customers in more than 68 locales ranging from Bitterne, Brighton, Newhaven, Salisbury, Totton all the way through to Weymouth and Wimborne.
You’ll find more detail about AquAid Southampton’s areas of service here.
AquAid South Kent – based in Eythorne, the South Kent branch services more than 500 customers across:
Ashford, Bexhill, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Hastings, Herne Bay, Hythe, Margate, New Romney, Ramsgate, Rye, Sandwich, St Leonards, Westgate, Whitstable.
AquAid Surrey – located in Chessington, this branch services more than 4,000 customers throughout:
Chelsea, Chertsey, Chessington, Clapham, Croydon, Fulham, Godalming, Guildford, Hammersmith, Heathrow, Kensington, Kingston, New Malden, Putney, Sutton, Teddington, Twickenham, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Woking.
Wherever you’re based in the South East these AquAid local branches are more than equipped to meet your water and
water cooler requirements.
To contact your local AquAid South East England representative, select the link for your relevant branch now.
Regional Manager – AquAid Surrey
To date, meeting some of the AquAid team has taken us all over the U.K., as far as San Francisco in the USA, and even Tanzania, Africa with Ian Thorpe of The Africa Trust for Christmas with the Maasai.
Today we learn a bit more about Ross Dowsett, Regional Manager at AquAid Surrey.
Ross has been with AquAid Surrey since January 2004. His position keeps him on his toes working a 10 hour day. When he’s not at work, much of his time is spent being a Dad, ferrying his children to various after school activities.
His 10 year old daughter does judo and plays various instruments on the school team and his 6 year old boy participates in football and swimming. Seems like busy runs in the family!
When he can find the time, Ross realises his grand passion for cooking. He watches practically every cooking programme on TV and often tries out and recreates the dishes, with, as he says, ‘varied results’.
From what Ross told us, his results now are a far cry from the days when he started on this taste adventure. Apparently, his first attempt at making his favourite dish from scratch – a Chicken & Apricot Curry from a Rick Stein recipe – didn’t go quite as planned.
He confused tablespoon (Tbs.) with teaspoon (tsp.) measurements, and ended up having to glug a tub of natural yoghurt to stop the burn. Thankfully, the days of confusing measurements are long past and diners chez Ross are in for a treat.
He’s also been told that his Spaghetti Bolognaise is the best around, perfected from his mum’s recipe. I have to agree – there’s nothing quite like a good Bolognaise – tops on the comfort food list.
Another activity that keeps Ross on his toes is, as he says, ‘trying to keep fit by taking long walks as often as is possible’ as each year he tries to ensure that he enters a 13+ mile walk for charity. It’s this inspiration that gets him to go out on cold winter nights in all weathers to get a bit of training in.
On the 22nd of this month, Ross is doing the Marsden March. It is a 14 mile walk from the Royal Marsden Hospital Fulham to The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton. The Marsden Hospital specialises in the treatment of cancer.
This means a lot to Ross as he lost his mother to cancer 12 years ago and other people in his family are now battling the illness.
If any of you would like to sponsor Ross you can do so at Just Giving. All sponsorships, irrespective of the amount, will be for a most worthwhile cause!
So, there you have another of the ‘Meet the AquAid Team:’ – Ross Dowsett – super pretty much everything! Thanks for a slice of your valuable time, Ross!