John joined the water cooler industry in 1997 as Managing Director of Nestlé’s Water Coolers UK. In 1997 John set up his own cooler business with investment from private equity company 3i, this business was subsequently sold to Nestle in 2000. In 2003 John once again teamed up with 3i to acquire three regional UK water cooler companies that are part of the UK business today. In 2012 the company was sold to LDC, a division of Lloyds Bank, and in 2014 the company was acquired by Castik Capital Partners (CCP). In January 2016 under the ownership of CCP, Waterlogic UK acquired the Waterlogic water cooler business from the PHS group of companies. John has been Chairman of the British Water Cooler Association since 2009, and is a former Chairman of Watercoolers Europe.