The Natural Hydration Council (NHC) is pleased to announce that Shepley Spring Water has become its ninth and newest member.
The NHC represents nearly 60% (56.1%) of the bottled water category* in the UK. All members are producers of naturally sourced water and include Brecon Natural Mineral Water, Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) Ltd, Highland Spring Group, Nestlé Waters UK, Montgomery Spring, Harrogate Water Brands, Ty Nant and Wenlock Spring.
The NHC aims to promote the important role water (whether plain still, sparkling or tap) plays in healthy hydration amongst policy makers, media and other stakeholders through scientific evidence and independent research. It also communicates the facts on bottled water to ensure the category is properly represented to these audiences.
James Smith, Managing Director of Shepley Spring commented; “We are very excited to become a member of the Natural Hydration Council and are looking forward to working with all of the members and the NHC team.”
Kinvara Carey, general manager, said: “We are delighted to welcome Shepley Spring to the Natural Hydration Council. The NHC’s growing membership will enable us to continue collaborating with external organisations as well as increasing our expertise in communicating about how good hydration habits can positively impact the nation’s health.”
Recent NHC activity includes the publication of a report ‘The TV Water shortage’ which found that popular children’s TV programmes are showing consumption of soft and fizzy drinks significantly more than water. They also conducted a survey of 300 GPs which found that dehydration is thought to be the cause of one in ten consultations for tiredness and fatigue.
The NHC is guided by a Scientific Panel on healthy hydration and a Technical Group for all bottled water matters. The NHC is also a member of the European Federation of Bottled Waters.
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*Zenith International, UK Bottled Water Drinks report, 2015, figures based on volume
Published 27 January 2016
About Shepley Spring
Shepley Spring is a family owned Natural Mineral Water and Spring Water producer operating across two production sites in Yorkshire. We proudly produce our Ice Valley brand and are a leading supplier of own label products for many UK retailers.