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

AquAid Aylesbury

AquAid Aylesbury

Our AquAid Aylesbury branch, based in Gate House Way, opened its doors in 2003 and is owned and managed by the highly-experienced Oliver Pearson. Oliver and his team supply an extensive range of innovative and high quality water coolers and dispensers to service a broad range of customers in offices; on worksites; at festivals, production shoots; medical care facilities, hospitals; retirement homes; colleges; schools and universities.

AquAid Aylesbury provides their top notch services to more than 1,000 customers throughout the following 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.

You’ll find AquAid Aylesbury at: Unit 7, The Point, Gate House Way, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8D

A few quick facts about Aylesbury (and beyond) – which even if you’re in these areas born-and-bred, you may not know:

Aylesbury

The TV series ‘Midsomer Murders’ is shot in and around Aylesbury. While John Nettles is the ostensible star of the series which has produced more corpses than a biblical plague, the Chilterns and Vale of Aylesbury villages that provide its picturesque locations have won a multitude of admirers of their own around the globe, many fans now making Midsomer Murders pilgrimages.*

Banbury

Possibly the town’s biggest claim to fame is the nursery rhyme ‘Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross’.  Unfortunately, the Banbury Cross described in the nursery rhyme is no longer in the state as described in the rhyme, since it was knocked down by Puritans in July 1600.

There is now a statue of the fine lady mentioned in the nursery rhyme, which was unveiled in 2005. The bronze statue was sculpted in Stoke and cast in Denbighshire, except for the frog on the base, which was made in Birmingham and added later. The fine lady’s sculptors also constructed the statue of Stanley Matthews outside Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium.*

Harrow

Next time you post a letter, remember the pillar box was introduced to Britain by author Anthony Trollope, who went to Harrow School and later worked as a Royal Mail surveyor.*

Oxford

Oxford has more published writers per square mile than anywhere else in the world. It is only here that you can visit The Eagle and Child on St Giles (JRR Tolkien’s and CS Lewis’ Inklings meeting spot) then wander over to Alice’s Shop and see the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. A short walk to the Oxford Botanic Gardens will also take you to the bench at the back of the Garden that features in The Amber Spyglass by the famous author Philip Pullman.*

St. Albans

The Clock Tower at the end of St Peter’s Street in St Albans used to house Gabriel the curfew bell, which sounded every morning at 4am and in the evening at 8pm or 9pm. It was last rung in 1901 for Queen Victoria’s funeral.*

Wherever you’re based in one of the 19 locales detailed above, AquAid Aylesbury caters for all your water cooler and dispenser needs. Contact one of their helpful team today.

*sources: Information Britain; 41Southbar; Harrow Times; Obelisk Tours; Galliard Homes; Hertsad

 

AquAid Sheffield

AquAid Sheffield

AquAid Sheffield is an AquAid stalwart. Beginning operations 19 years ago in 1998, the branch is owned and managed by the very accomplished Andrew Welsh. Based in Maltby, Andrew and his team supply an extensive range of innovative and high-quality water coolers and dispensers to businesses, offices, medical centres, universities, colleges and schools to nearly 2,000 customers in and around the Sheffield area.

Areas CoveredBarnsley, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Goole, Grimsby, Lincoln, Mansfield, Retford, Rotherham, Scunthorpe, Worksop.

You’ll find AquAid Sheffield at: Unit B4, Aven Industrial Park, Tickhill Road, Maltby, Sheffield, S66 7QR

Sheffield and its surrounding areas are regions of great fascination in Yorkshire as these snippets will attest to:

Chesterfield – George Stephenson moved to Chesterfield, while building the North Midland railway from Derby to Leeds and remained there until his death in 1848. He is interred in Trinity Church and in 2006 a statue was erected outside Chesterfield railway station in his honour.*

Doncaster – The man who built Doncaster Minster‘s Clock, Edmund Beckett Dennison, also built the clock Big Ben in London.*

Grimsby – The Port of Grimsby is the UK’s largest port by tonnage, with London coming second.*

Lincoln – Around 2,000 years ago, the Romans also saw the potential of the local topography and built a legionary fortress on the hill, the ruins of which can still be seen today. This was known as Lindum Colonia and gave rise to the city’s modern name Lincoln. Fittingly for a city which started out as a fortress, Lincoln’s contribution to modern warfare was the invention of the tank. Built by William Foster & Co during World War One, the very first tanks (the first being known as ‘Little Willie’) were tested on the area now occupied by Tritton Road.*

Whether you’re based in Barnsley, Mansfield or Rotherham, AquAid Sheffield are more than equipped to meet all of your water cooler and water related product requirements.

Contact one of the helpful team at AquAid Sheffield today.

*sources: Information Britain The Lincolnite The Mirror South Yorkshire Times

 

AquAid Leeds (West Yorkshire)

AquAid Leeds (West Yorkshire)

Our AquAid Leeds branch opened its doors in 2001 and is managed by Chris Wills, Sales Director. Based in Wakefield, Chris and his team supply an extensive range of innovative and high-quality water coolers and dispensers to businesses, offices, medical centres, universities, colleges and schools to hundreds of customers in and around Leeds.

Areas CoveredBeverley, Bingley, Bradford, Bridlington, Dewsbury, East Yorkshire, Halifax, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Hull, Keighley, Knaresborough, Leeds, North Yorkshire, Pontefract, Scarborough, Selby, Shipley, Skipton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Wetherby, York.

AquAid Leeds is located at: Unit 9, Millenia Park, Thornes Road, Wakefield, WF2 8PW.

Leeds and its surrounds have a fascinating history in the annals of Yorkshire and the Humber.  For example:

The man who designed the Halifax Town Hall designed Parliament

In 1834, the Palace of Westminster in London was destroyed by a great fire, so a public competition was held to develop a design for its rebuilding.  An architect named Charles Barry was chosen the winner of over 90 other architects, and over the next several years he worked to create the Houses of Parliament.  In Yorkshire, the small town of Halifax received its charter of incorporation in 1848. A Corporation met in the Old Assembly Rooms and planned for a new Town Hall. A number of designs were put forward on how the Town Hall would look and in 1859 the committee decided to consult Sir Charles Barry for advice on which one was best.  He proposed a design of his own.  Barry submitted his sketches, they were approved, and work began on the Town Hall later.*

Leeds’s motto and coat of arms

The city’s motto of ‘Pro rege et lege’ is Latin and means ‘For king and the law’ and the coat of arms has three stars taken from the coat of arms of Sir Thomas Danby, its first mayor; fleece to symbolise the wool industry and three owls taken from the coat of arms of Sir John Saville, who was the first Alderman of Leeds.*

The werewolf loving curate of Wakefield

While Sabine Baring-Gould, a curate at Horbury Bridge near Wakefield, wrote the words to ‘Onward Christian soldiers’, he was simultaneously compiling the first serious work in English on werewolves. Both the hymn and The Book of Were-Wolves were finished in 1865. He explored lycanthropy as folklore and psychological phenomenon.*

Please don’t be alarmed though, as all that you’ll find at the AquAid Leeds branch in Wakefield is an experienced team who provide high quality water coolers suited to their customers’ requirements, and a commitment to offering the very best in sales and service.

Contact the branch today.

*sources: Yorkshire Standard; Yorkshire Evening Post; Information Britain

Welcome to AquAid Yorkshire and Humber

Welcome to AquAid Yorkshire and Humber

AquAid Water Coolers has been in operation for the past 25 years. We’ve grown from our humble beginnings in 1992 to having 23 branches nationwide, supplying an extensive range of Bottled and Mains-Fed water coolers, water dispensers, water boilers and water related products to more than 33,000 customers throughout the UK.

AquAid have two branches in Yorkshire and Humber servicing more than 2,500 customers collectively:

AquAid Leeds and AquAid Sheffield

Our AquAid Leeds branch opened its doors in 2001 and is managed by Chris Wills, Sales Director. Based in Wakefield, Chris and his team supply an extensive range of innovative and high-quality water coolers and dispensers to businesses, offices, medical centres, universities, colleges and schools to hundreds of customers in and around Leeds.

Areas CoveredBeverley, Bingley, Bradford, Bridlington, Dewsbury, East Yorkshire, Halifax, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Hull, Keighley, Knaresborough, Leeds, North Yorkshire, Pontefract, Scarborough, Selby, Shipley, Skipton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Wetherby, York.

AquAid Leeds are located at: Unit 9, Millenia Park, Thornes Road, Wakefield, WF2 8PW.

AquAid Sheffield is an AquAid stalwart. Beginning operations 19 years ago in 1998, the branch is owned and managed by the very accomplished Andrew Welsh. Based in Maltby, Andrew and his team supply an extensive range of innovative and high-quality water coolers and dispensers to businesses, offices, medical centres, universities, colleges and schools to nearly 2,000 customers in and around the Sheffield area.

Areas Covered:  Barnsley, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Goole, Grimsby, Lincoln, Mansfield, Retford, Rotherham, Scunthorpe, Worksop.

You’ll find AquAid Sheffield at: Unit B4, Aven Industrial Park, Tickhill Road, Maltby, Sheffield, S66 7QR

Wherever you’re based in Yorkshire and Humber, AquAid Leeds and AquAid Sheffield are more than equipped to meet all of your water cooler and water related product requirements.

To contact your local Yorkshire and Humber representative, select the link for your relevant branch now.

AquAid Swindon

AquAid Swindon

AquAid Swindon opened its doors in 2001 and is owned and managed by the very accomplished Alex Freedman. Based in Wiltshire, Alex and his team supply an extensive range of innovative and high-quality water coolers, dispensers and boilers to more than 600 customers in and around the Swindon area.

Areas Covered:  Basingstoke, Calne, Chippenham, Corsham, Devizes, Faringdon, Hartley Wintney, Highworth, Hook (Hants), Hungerford, Marlborough, Melksham, New Greenham Park, Newbury, Shrivenham, Swindon, Thatcham, Wootton Bassett.

You’ll find AquAid Swindon at: Unit 4, Salisbury Road Business Park, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 5PZ.

The 18 locales that AquAid Swindon service and supply water coolers to are chock full of interesting perhaps lesser known information:

Burberry originated in Basingstoke.  The 160 year-old global fashion brand with a distinctly British attitude was the brainchild of a Basingstoke man. Thomas Burberry was an apprentice draper from Basingstoke, who at the tender age of 21 established a process for waterproofing yarn and cloth after a chance conversation with a shepherd. Recognising that the shepherd’s clothing had seemingly become waterproof through contact with lanolin, Thomas Burberry invented a breathable waterproof fabric for outdoor clothes. The first Burberry store opened in Basingstoke on Winchester Street in 1856 and the rest, as they say, is history.*

You’ll find the longest flight of locks on Britain’s waterways is to be found near Devizes. The 29-lock stretch on two miles of the Kennet and Avon Canal climbs 230 foot high Caen Hill, and was understandably the last part of that project to be completed. It takes an experienced user a good five hours to pass through the system designed by the great canal engineer John Rennie.*

Paddington Bear owes a lot to Newbury. We all know that Paddington Bear arrived in Britain from Peru but the author, Michael Bond, was born in Newbury back in 1926.*

Whether you’re based in Chippenham, Marlborough or Thatcham, AquAid Swindon are more than equipped to meet all of your water cooler and water related product requirements.  Contact one of their friendly team today.

*sources:  ESA Serviced Apartments Information Britain Sansome and George