One of the UK’s leading water cooler service providers Angel Springs, which is headquartered in Wolverhampton, has moved to larger premises and created new jobs after a series of new business wins.
Having previously been based at smaller premises on Spring Road in Ettingshall since 2000, the business has now relocated its Midlands operations to a new state-of-the-art 10,000 square foot building situated on a 1.2 acre site on Shaw Road in Bushbury.
The move will help to facilitate Angel Springs’ future growth ambitions and enable the business to further increase customer orders. The new headquarters also gives the business improved commercial facilities from which to run their UK-wide operations and will enable Angel Springs to build further on its ambitious growth plans.
Angel Springs has a growing network of around 35,000 customers situated across the UK ranging from SMEs to multi-site blue chip organisations, including the BBC and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. Over the last three months, the business has consistently increased its customer base by circa 1000 new customers per month, with several new contract wins being located within in the Midlands region.
Angel Springs’ Wolverhampton operation currently employs 80 people, but hopes to further increase head count in the near future with a particular emphasis on the recruitment of sales, customer service and administration staff. Last year, Angel Springs completed the acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in the Fillongley Spring Water bottling plant in Warwickshire which is now servicing Angel Springs’ depots throughout the wider West and East Midlands region.
Commenting on the relocation, John Murphy, Commercial Director, Angel Springs said:
“Angel Springs has enjoyed solid growth and progression in recent years and as a result, we were more than ready to relocate to much larger premises.
“We are fully committed to providing a high standard of service to our growing customer base in the wider Midlands region, and having simply grown out of our operation in Ettingshall, we were keen to find suitable premises close to our roots in Wolverhampton that were big enough to accommodate our head office requirements and growing team of employees. The new site at Bushbury is perfect for our existing needs and also provides us with space for further expansion as and when we need it.”
**Earlier in December, Castik Capital (through Hydrus Bidco Limited) completed the acquisition of privately-held Angel Springs, which will become a Waterlogic subsidiary, and John Dundon, the CEO of Angel Springs, will join the Waterlogic advisory board. For the time being, Angel Springs will continue to operate under its own brand in the UK, and keep its current product offering.
Angel springs is now Waterlogic, the new combined entity will be led by the existing Waterlogic management with Founder and Group CEO Jeremy Ben-David, together with Commercial CEO Peter Cohen. The Waterlogic and Angel Springs management teams have both significantly reinvested in the new business.
Waterlogic already has an established international presence, with 780,000 units installed across 50 countries and market leading positions in Australia, USA, Scandinavia, Germany and France. Waterlogic and Angel Springs will be integrated to benefit from marketing and revenue synergies and the sharing of best practice.