Thursday, 29 March 2007

Calling all Facilities Managers - 10 reasons to buy your Water Cooler Direct

At Water Coolers Direct we recognise the problems faced by Facilities Managers in relation to the provision of water. Most of these issues being associated with the administrative hassles and service issues associated with expensive rental contracts. We are therefore pleased to offer you our service which comes with the following benefits:

1. Let Gordon Brown Pay for 50% of your Cooler.
Did you know that from the 1st April 2006 Gordon Brown has increased Capital Allowances to 50%; this means that you may offset 50% of the cost of your cooler against your company's Tax liability.

2. FREE Site Survey* & Project Management
We pride ourselves in offering a range of services that set us apart from the typical rent only water cooler companies:

» A free no obligation site survey*

» Best advice given on which water systems are right for your business

» Collate information and manage the installation

» Remove current water coolers where applicable

» Resolve issues regarding the cancellation of existing rental contracts

3. Save up to 45% off the List Price
All of our water coolers show savings on the manufacturer’s List Price.

4. Prices start from £170
Our coolers start from £170 with discounts available for bulk purchases.

5. Enjoy further discounts
Enjoy further discounts when purchasing multiple machines.

6. Choose from a range of great looking coolers
Because our coolers are available for outright purchase we are not limited to a small range of low end units, instead we can offer you a wide range of coolers to suit any location, from water fountains for the factory floor to great looking coolers ideal for any customer facing location.

7. Choose POU and save on costly bottles
Plumbed in water coolers deliver a constant supply of fresh tasting chilled water on tap, but with no more costly bottles to order or store, no more administrative headaches, health and safety problems and no risk of running out even in the middle of summer.

8. Already working with...
We have already sold coolers to the likes of Axa Sunlife, Tesco, NHS, Natwest and many more…

9. Helpdesk support
For impartial advice and help before and after you buy your cooler our trained support staff are here to help.

10. Buy a Water Cooler and Help Charity
Without increasing our prices, every Water Cooler priced over £100 carries a £5.00 donation to FRANK Water. This donation funds the provision of 5,000 Litres of clean safe water in developing countries, that’s enough water for 10 children for 1 year.

*Limited to companies with over 50 employees.









Tuesday, 20 February 2007

How to fund your Schools Water Cooler

Water Coolers Direct have launched a campaign to help UK schools afford appropriate water systems by providing a range of funding solutions.

Fred Cairns Palmer, Managing Director, WaterCoolersDirect.com Ltd said “When attempting to source water systems that are appropriate for the school environment, schools are running into problems mostly relating to the hassle and expense of rental contracts, such as committing limited funds to an ongoing rental contract and opening the school to a third party contractor when the machines require sanitisation. With our new campaign we are hoping to help as many UK schools as possible provide access to water for their pupils.”

Water Coolers Direct boasts a long history of supporting schools in the UK and have recently agreed to donate a water cooler to Merton Parents for Better Food in School who are running a competition to see which of the 45 Primary schools in the borough can bring about the most significant changes as part of their ‘Dinning Room Experience’ competition.

The Water Coolers Direct ‘How to fund your Schools Water Cooler’ campaign allows schools to take advantage of the following benefits:

Purchasing a Cooler Outright brings its own Reward for Schools
Schools can avoid committing limited funds to an ongoing rental contract and can allow staff or cleaners to sanitise the cooler rather than being reliant on external contractors visiting the school.

Schools benefit from a £25 Discount on each Cooler Purchased
Water Coolers Direct are now offering all schools a further £25 discount on each cooler that they purchase.

Get Help Obtaining Corporate Sponsorship
Water Coolers Direct are providing all UK schools with a range of downloadable files, enabling them to approach local businesses and gain the required funding for their water cooler.

Wendy Davis of Price Davis said “My children are educated at the Croft Primary School and so I wanted my business Price Davis to sponsor a Water Cooler that would give all the children at the school access to healthy drinking water throughout the day. My children will benefit from a supply of healthy filtered water and the school will benefit from having a free resource. I would encourage other businesses to help out their local schools in the same way. I approached Water Coolers Direct because they are able to offer a wide range of coolers to purchase and they are already offering additional discounts to schools of £25 per cooler.”

Find Out More…
Visit www.watercoolersdirect.com/funding to access the free files and find out more about the campaign.

Justin March - 0800 7311 491 - www.WaterCoolersDirect.comjm@WaterCoolersDirect.com

Friday, 16 February 2007

Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Mention ‘World Water Day’ when buying a Water Cooler from Water Coolers Direct and we will donate £25 to FRANK Water

Water Coolers Direct Ltd is proud to announce an increase in it’s donation to FRANK Water to help draw attention to this years 'World Water Day'.

Since the 22nd March 1993 the United Nations have invited member states to observe the ‘World Day for Water’, or ‘World Water Day’ as it now more commonly known. Member states are invited to devote the day, as appropriate to activities relating to the conservation and development of water resources. In 2007 ‘World Water Day’ will be guided by the theme ‘Coping with Water Scarcity’.

In order to draw attention to this years ‘World Water Day’ Water Coolers Direct are increasing their normal donation to FRANK Water Projects from £5 to £25. This offer is open to every customer who mentions “World Water Day” when purchasing their cooler (priced over £100) between the 1st and 22nd March 2007. The £25 donation goes direct to FRANK Projects and will help fund over 25,000 litres of safe, clean drinking water for villagers at the FRANK projects. That’s enough clean drinking water for 50 children for 1 year.

Water Coolers Direct are an Internet based company who buck the established trends of the water cooler industry, by freeing the consumer of cumbersome rental contracts and offering customers the opportunity to buy water coolers outright.

Fred Cairns Palmer, Managing Director, WaterCoolersDirect.com Ltd said “Charitable donations have always been an important part of what we do at Water Coolers Direct, we are delighted to increase our donation, our hope is that this initiative will raise awareness for FRANK Projects and World Water Day.”

Katie Harrison, Founder of FRANK Water Projects said “With the help of WaterCoolersDirect.com Ltd we hope to save many more lives by installing an increased number of clean water projects in both India and Africa.”

In order to help FRANK Water to continue it’s great work remember to mention ‘World Water Day’ when buying a Water Cooler from Water Coolers Direct.

Katie Harrison - 01173 700 999 - FRANK Water

Martin Booth - 0800 7311 491 - Water Coolers Direct

For more information on ‘World Water Day’ please visit:
www.worldwaterday.org/
www.unesco.org/water/water_celebrations
www.unwater.org/wwd07

Tuesday, 23 January 2007

England Captain Phil Vickery Helps Merton Parents for Better Food in School

Merton Parents for Better Food in School are running a competition to see which of the 45 Primary schools in the borough can bring about the most significant changes as part of their “Dinning Room Experience” competition. Water Coolers Direct.com Ltd have agreed to donate a Water Cooler as one of the main prizes and have enlisted the help of an England Rugby international player to make the presentation. WCD have approached none other than the captain, Phil Vickery, James Simpson Daniel, James Forrester and Pat Sanderson to ensure that at least one is available for the important day. (All are subject to availability)

Merton Parents for Better Food in School was started in April 2005 when parents in the borough of Merton became increasingly frustrated that the local authority was not listening to individual concerns about the quality of school food. The Dinning Room Experience Competition is about the whole dining experience. Many children complain about long queuing times, noisy halls, shrill whistles and confusion over the food on offer. The high profile competition has already gained the support of the Soil Association and the School Food Trust.

Jackie Schneider the Chairperson of Merton Parents comments that “We want schools to work together with children, catering staff and midday supervisors to have another look at their lunch time arrangements and see if they can make some improvements.”

Water Coolers Direct are an internet based company who buck the established trends of the water cooler industry, by freeing the consumer of cumbersome rental contracts and offering significant savings when they opt to buy their water cooler outright. Since inception the company has recognised the need for water provision in UK schools and has pushed a range of Fountains & Sinks especially targeted at the school market.

Fred Cairns Palmer the Managing Director of Water Coolers Direct said “We are recognised as being one of the first water cooler companies to take an active interest in the provision of water in schools. It’s our pleasure to donate the machine to Merton Parents and make use of our contacts in English Rugby to give their campaign an extra boost.”

The Water Cooler will be presented by one of the aforementioned England Rugby Players in June / July of this year.

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Jackie Schneider - jackieschneider@blueyonder.co.uk - www.mertonparents.co.uk

Fred Cairns Palmer – 0800 7311 491 – fcp@watercoolersdirect.com - www.watercoolersdirect.com

Friday, 19 January 2007

Buy a Water Cooler & Save Lives with FRANK Water Projects

WaterCoolersDirect.com Ltd is proud to announce a partnership with FRANK Water, the Bristol-based not for profit organisation that funds clean water projects in developing countries.

Water Coolers Direct were searching for more clarity on how it’s regular donations were being used to help the needy. FRANK were being inundated with daily requests for the provision of water cooler services. Then Katie Harrison of FRANK water discovered Water Coolers Direct, a local company, offering an unbeatable service to national customers and the partnership was obvious.

Fred Cairns Palmer, Managing Director, WaterCoolersDirect.com Ltd said “Charitable donations have always been an important part of what we do at Water Coolers Direct, unfortunately many charities are unable to provide real detail of how a donation actually helps the people concerned. It's our company mantra to speak plainly about our product benefits, so FRANK Water seemed to be a natural fit to our business, their no nonsense message and ability to be completely open about how our donations are used is such a refreshing change. We look forward to helping FRANK to help fund clean water projects around the world for many years to come.”

Water Coolers Direct are an internet based company who buck the established trends of the water cooler industry, by freeing the consumer of cumbersome rental contracts and offering customers the opportunity to buy water coolers outright.

Water Coolers Direct now donate £5 from the sale of every water cooler (priced over £100) to the FRANK Water Projects. This donation will help fund over 5,000 litres of safe, clean drinking water for villagers at the FRANK projects. That’s enough clean drinking water for 10 children for 1 year.

Katie Harrison, Founder of FRANK Water Projects said “With this fantastic partnership we hope to give our customer’s an ethical alternative to the current water cooler rental contracts. With the help of WaterCoolersDirect.com Ltd we hope to save many more lives by installing an increased number of clean water projects in both India and Africa.”

The FRANK Water – Water Coolers Direct partnership begins on 2nd January 2007.

Katie Harrison - 01173 700 999 – http://www.frankwater.com/

Martin Booth – 0800 7311 491 –
http://www.watercoolersdirect.com/