This 12 months marks the silver anniversary of General Manager, Phillipa Atkinson-Clow running with the British Water Cooler Association. The BWCA is the trade frame that represents the primary firms and specialists engaged in supplying and distributing water coolers. The convention in 2018, whose apt theme is ‘The Journey’ supplies a platform from which Phillipa may give an outline of the ultimate 25 years.

Anticipating her speech to the convention on 8 March, she says: “25 years is a long time in one industry – but over the years I have seen a lot of changes and developments. As people are so fond of saying nowadays, we’ve come a long way on our “journey” and so, with the theme of this 12 months’s convention in thoughts, I’m having a look ahead to sharing my perception into the previous “journey”; I’ll be assessing the place the BWCA is in this day and age; and reflecting on what the long run might deliver.”

The British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) – previously the ‘Bottled’ Water Cooler Association has modified. What began as a bunch of like-minded corporate house owners assembly 4 instances a 12 months has metamorphosed right into a much-respected auditing and requirements frame whose accreditation is broadly admired and revered.

Says Phillipa Atkinson-Clow: “We promote healthy hydration through water coolers which deliver calorie-free hydration in a way that is cost-effective, convenient and sustainable. But we are conscious that not all coolers are equal and our key role is to ensure safe, hygienic hydration. BWCA Members are carefully selected and audited, not just at the time of joining, but regularly. This ensures unimpeachable standards of training and good practice. The Association runs annual 3rd party audits and industry-specific training programmes for staff within Member companies to ensure that rigorous protocols are followed in providing service and product excellence”.

Through meetings, conferences, ongoing coaching, steerage, analysis and conversation subject material in addition to representations to Government, the BWCA performs the most important position in helping the trade to develop. It guarantees that each one Members are up to the moment with present absolute best follow and that the trade is connected with world participants, essentially via WaterCoolers Europe.

What began modestly has grown and strengthened over the years, ably led by our chairmen and Executive Council, and assisted enormously by our Technical Committee and technical and training advisors. BWCA has developed into a body that is widely recognised as being an exemplar of trade association good practice. I’m proud of the research, training, auditing and the promotion, latterly, of sustainability issues. Above all I am proud of our wonderful Members”.

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