Who we are
Simon Edgar, Managing Director
An experienced Director with extensive knowledge of distribution, vending and the water industry, who has an entrepreneurial flair and passion for success. Simon’s career commenced in the haulage and tipper truck industry, providing him with a sound understanding of logistics, distribution and the legalities associated with commercial vehicles. His drive to succeed took him to the drinks industry, working with Coca Cola, supplying and filling drinks vending machines throughout Sussex.
It was whilst filling these vending machines that Simon saw a business opportunity – supplying water coolers, drinking water dispensers and bottles. In 1999, Edgars Cool Water Ltd was formed, operating from a small unit in Hove. Since then, the company has experienced year on year growth, has experienced acquisitions, expansion programmes, and an increased product portfolio – all under the direction of Simon. The Edgars Group incorporates Edgar's Water, Edgar's Fruit and Edgar's Coffee.
In April 2013, Water for Work Ltd and Edgar’s Cool Water Ltd merged to form one company, Water Wellbeing Group, which incorporates Wellbeing People, Edgars Water, Edgars Fruit and Edgar’s Coffee. The two businesses have joined together to form a formidable force within the UK watercooler industry and bringing a unique wellbeing concept to the market place.
Andrew Vickers, Financial Director
Andrew’s career in Finance started in practice before moving into commercial sectors as diverse as the Motor Industry, Property Development, Fine Art Publishing and now Health and Wellbeing.
Andrew joined Water Wellbeing in January 1999 and was promoted to FD in 2006, he has overall responsibility for the company’s Finance, Management Information, IT & the operational elements within the business.
He has been part of the evolution of an engineering company with a water cooler division into a company that has become one of the largest independent water cooler companies in the industry and whose vision is to become the Health and Wellbeing provider of choice to the private and public sector.
Andrew loves all sport and enjoys playing golf and table tennis!
Zoe Colebrook, Accounts and Administration Manager
Zoe joined the company in April 1999 as an Accounts Assistant and was promoted to Accounts and Administration Manager in June 2000. Her day to day duties include running the Accounts Team; not being one to shy away from new challenges has recently headed up the depots in Shoreham, London, Brandon and Melton Mowbray. Her strengths lie in her organisational attention to detail and a determination to get things done!
Zoe enjoys walking her dog, cooking and spending time with her family!
Josh Burgess, Distribution Manager
An experienced Distribution Manager with a wealth of knowledge of distribution, stock control, transport legalities and man-management. Josh’s knowledge of distribution commenced with the breweries, working for Tavern Wholesale.
In the past 6 years at Edgars, Josh has demonstrated strong management skills, coupled with a great deal of business acumen. He has a strong work ethic which has been passed onto his team. Josh has a professional and authoritative manner who commands the respect of his superiors, peers and subordinates. He has extensive Health & Safety knowledge and fully adheres to the legal requirements of maintaining a commercial fleet.
Josh enjoys all sports and recently started scuba diving!