A brief company history
Edgar’s Water, Edgar’s Fruit and Edgar’s Coffee are trading companies of ‘Water Wellbeing Ltd’
The original company George S Clayton Marden Ltd, was formed as a family run business in the 1970’s as a manufacturer of bottling equipment for the industry. In 1992 the company changed its name to Water for Work Ltd and moved away from manufacturing to concentrate operations on bottling water and distribution to homes and business in the South East.
A close working relationship developed over the years between Water for Work Ltd and the South Coast based Edgar’s Cool Water who had expanded the vending and distribution operation from Sussex into London. In April 2013 the relationship became a formal merger of the two companies to form Edgar’s Water, Edgar’s Fruit, Edgar’s Coffee and Wellbeing People (under the umbrella of Water Wellbeing Ltd).
In August 2019, Wellbeing People separated from Water Wellbeing Ltd and now trades as Edgar’s Water, Edgar’s Fruit and Edgar’s Coffee.
The scope of the whole company’s services and products is vast; Edgar’s Water provides complete hot and cold hydration solutions – bottled water, water coolers as well as fresh fruit, healthy snacks and fresh brew coffee machines across the whole of the UK from its distribution depots in London, Derby, Brandon, Marden and Shoreham.
From the Borehole to the Bottle
Our main source of water comes from our two boreholes at Hadlow, near Tonbridge. The holes penetrate a 5 metre thick layer of clay to reach a sand and gravel bed from which the spring water is drawn. The boreholes are lined with food grade plastic liners with fine strainers at the sand and gravel level, pumps draw the water from the boreholes and pump it underground to two large stainless steel storage tanks housed in a locked building. The tanks have breather filters that are rated at 0.2 microns absolute, this is to prevent any bacteria, algae or dust entering the tanks as they are filled and emptied, they are regularly sanitised. The water at this stage is perfectly clear, drinkable and bacteria free.
The water is then transferred to our own mobile tanker, which is also constructed of stainless steel and has the same grade of breather filter fitted and is also regularly sanitised. The tanker transports the water to our bottling plant at Marden, where it is transferred to the two large storage tanks. Once again these tanks have the same grade of filter and are regularly sanitised. Coliform testing is carried out on a sample of water from every tanker load of water delivered with the results recorded. Stainless steel pumps then transfer the water from the tanks to the ozonator via a 0.6 micron pre-filter and a 0.2 micron filter to ensure that no bacteria, algae or particles are in the water that is bottled.
Prior to filling, all bottles are inspected visually, and sniffed to ensure that nothing is in the bottles to affect the quality prior to being washed and filled. The bottles are then washed, rinsed and sterilised in the automatic bottling plant. Ozone is injected into the water to ensure sterility as this will oxidise any organic matter and even some metals, this will not allow bacteria or organic particles to survive. The water is then transferred from the ozonator to the filling unit of the machine. Bottles are filled in an enclosed area within the machine, which is maintained under positive air pressure using filtered air to retain sterility and the caps are pressed fitted to bottles before being released to the inspection conveyor. At this point bottles are inspected for damage, date and batch coded and released to the warehouse.
All water is quarantined for 24 hours to allow for the bacterial test results to be checked. At this point bottles can be released to our distribution department for delivery.
Edgar’s Water is now one of the largest independent suppliers of water coolers and bottled water in England and throughout the UK.
To shine amongst our competitors, Edgar’s Water is committed to delivering high quality and first rate water cooler products on time and with a smile. Passionate for everything water, we provide the widest range of cost effective hot and cold hydration solutions; bottled and mains fed water coolers, energy efficient water boilers, stylish and contemporary commercial electronic taps, practical drinking water fountains and a range of bottled still and sparkling water. Edgar’s Coffee brings you the same quality in product and service with fresh brew coffee machines to suit all sizes of office.
Our mission is to lead the way in quality of product and experience so that we can offer the greatest possible water cooler, water boiler and water fountain rental packages to our customers and organisations throughout the UK.
The Water Men
Our Water Men are at the very heart of our business. It’s their dedicated level of service that ensures Edgar’s Water customers are happy and stay not only satisfied, but hydrated at all times.
In fact, they’re our eyes and ears too! On a standard rental package that we deliver on a regular basis, even if you do not need any more bottled water, they will visit to make sure that each cooler is working, clean and well stocked with water and cups. Moreover, should you need a delivery of bottled water sooner than scheduled, we will do our utmost to visit you before the end of the next working day.
The Best Service
Edgar’s Water offers:
- Contractual flexibility to suit your water cooler needs
- Value for money on all water fountains, water dispensers and water boiler products
- Regular bottled water deliveries
- Regular sanitisation programmes
- Call out within 24 hours for urgent requests
- Exceptional customer service
Edgar’s Water is a member of The British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) which reinforces our commitment to provide a consistent and quality service to our customers.
”Our pledge at Edgar’s Water is to provide a service that not only meets, but exceeds, our customer’s expectations. My passion for hydration and to provide a complete office drinks solution, coupled with a desire to provide the best service possible, has led to Edgar’s Water being in the successful position it is in today.” Simon Edgar, Managing Director.