Who Are We?

Established in 2004, AQ Bottled Water has proven itself as a leading supplier of bottled water. With offices in Newcastle Under Lyme, including over 13,000 sq ft of warehousing, we’re centrally placed to supply all your water requirements throughout the whole of the UK.

Our friendly sales team will be happy to discuss any questions you may have and look forward to the opportunity of discussing the health and wealth advantages of working with AQ Bottled Water.

Meet The Team


Nicki Gallet

Account Director

Nicki joined AQ this year, and as our Account Director she runs all the day to day 
operations, looking after our customers and making sure they get receive quality service and excellent design.

Not one to rest on her laurels, Nicki also owns another business, as well as a third with her husband.

When Nicki’s not expertly juggling running her businesses or looking after her five year old son, she enjoys running, yoga, meditation, cooking, and watching rugby league to relax – although not all at the same time of course.

So if you need advice on your chakras whilst ordering your water bottles, Nicki is the person to talk to!


Nick Brookes

Director & Co-Owner

Nick has a background in hotels and foodservice having worked for corporates such as Compass and Coca Cola before starting a number of businesses supplying the industry.

AQ Bottled Water is a part of a small collection of independent companies, owned or invested in by Nick.

He describes himself as a cyclist, a runner and a family man and once ran the London Marathon dressed as a giant Cornish pasty – but that’s a story for another time.


Jen Large

Social Media Strategist

Jen has been working with AQ for around three years now, putting together blogs, tweets, Facebook posts and more.

She loves researching the latest news, designs and ideas to put into our monthly content plans. A keen writer, she enjoys putting all of our collective thoughts together in words. Her proudest achievement has been watching AQ’s online follower base grow over the past few years.

As a part-time member of Team AQ, Jen works in Arts Marketing when she’s not planning the next addition to the AQ blogosphere, and is also a part-time student.
When she’s not juggling all of this, Jen enjoys reading, going to the theatre, catching up with friends – and looking after her two pet guinea pigs of course!


Andrew Large

None Executive and Co-Owner

Andrew’s role is now None Exec given he now resides and works in the USA!

Andrew is a qualified accountant with over 28 years’ experience across the corporate world, Along with close friend, business partner and fellow AQ team member, Nick, Andrew co-owns and operated a number of autonomous companies before he returned to the corporate world returning after 14 years to Compass Group

Andrew has been married for over 27 years, he thinks, and has two reasonably grown-up daughters. Like Nick he is also a keen cyclist having undertaken numerous long distance events for charity. Again presumably juggling this with both business and family responsibilities!

Andrew’s “funny” fact of choice is that in 2003 he gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (CIM) – at that time one of only a few UK accountants. Although, in his own words, not that it has done me much good!


Simon Thompson

Web Guy

Simon is an online entrepreneur who oversees all of our online activity. Simon runs multiple successful online ventures and enjoys being part of the AQ Team.

When he’s not working he can be found out running marathon’s or at local parks entertaining his two very energetic young children!

Simon drinks a lot of water and is chief quality control taster for AQ.

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