CEO from Barclays Commercial Visits Gloucester-based Water Coolers Direct
07/09/2009

In a recent high profile visit to the South West, Eduardo Eguren, CEO of Barclays Commercial Bank, visited Gloucester-based Water Coolers Direct (WCD). The visit was part of the bank’s wider ‘Turning the Corner’ initiative, whereby Barclays Commercial Bank continues to work alongside its 81,000 business clients to ensure they receive the best financial, business advice and support when its needed most.

Online PR News – 09-July-2009 – – In a recent high profile visit to the South West, Eduardo Eguren, CEO of Barclays Commercial Bank, visited Gloucester-based http://www.WaterCoolersDirect.com (WCD). The visit was part of the bank’s wider ‘Turning the Corner’ initiative, whereby Barclays Commercial Bank continues to work alongside its 81,000 business clients to ensure they receive the best financial, business advice and support when its needed most.

Eduardo Eguren, CEO of Barclays Commercial Bank said, “WCD is a business with great potential. They have a strong team and a differentiated product that will give them the competitive edge to succeed in the market. I was impressed by their entrepreneurial and charismatic management team. Barclays Commercial Bank is proud to work with them. It is our aim to support them in the building of a successful franchise.”

Recent news saw this innovative and growing company partnering with Go H20 to expand its reach into the beverage market by adding bottled water coolers to its product portfolio and expands its existing business of supplying an extensive range of plumbed in coolers, giving customers even more choice and flexibility in their water cooler solution.

About Water Coolers Direct
Water Coolers Direct (WCD) is a UK based dotcom that sets itself apart from others and prides itself in leading what it calls "the Water Coolers Direct drinking revolution" where customers have effectively said ‘no’ to onerous drinking water contracts by purchasing their machines outright. Starting from a small loft in Dursley, Gloucestershire in 2004, today WCD operates from new office and warehouse premises on the prestigious Gloucester Business Park. Soon after this new office move in 2008, the company sold its 7,000th cooler in the UK.

About Barclays Commercial Bank

Barclays Commercial Bank provides relationship banking to 81,000 business customers in the UK (£1m to £1bn turnover). Customers are served by a network of relationship and industry sector specialist managers who provide local access to an extensive range of products and services, as well as offering business information and support.

Customers are also offered access to the products and expertise of other businesses in the Group, particularly Barclays Capital and Barclaycard. Barclays Asset & Sales Finance – a specialist business within Barclays Commercial Bank - provides customers with asset based lending and leasing solutions.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our websites:
www.barclays.co.uk/commercial
www.barclayscommercial.com/turningthecorner