Helping businesses demonstrate the power of appreciation
2468 helps your business show the power of appreciation by providing tailored workplace services – including coffee, water, snacking, micromarkets, refreshment hubs and washroom solutions. But more than that, we can help you turn a culture of appreciation into a positive ripple for your company’s productivity.
Research shows that many employees are drifting from their organizations. Only 1 in 4 employees agree they feel connected to their culture. And only 1 in 3 agree that they belong at their organisation. Our tailored services can help address that – helping inspire and motivate your employees to be happier and more productive as teams and individuals.
We’ll work with you to design the most effective breakout spaces for your needs. We can measure your employees’ current happiness levels and develop bespoke strategies for transforming your teams’ morale and performance levels.
Who we are
Founded in 2003, we operate in the UK and Ireland. Our UK HQ is in Basingstoke with Operations Hubs in Warrington, Newcastle, Dartford and Southampton and our Irish HQ is in Dunboyne with an Operations Hub in Waterford. We currently employ over 100 staff and growing. Our fleet of over 60 vans are supported by an Operations and Customer Service team.
We are proud to work with over 9,000 customers across Ireland and the UK. In fact 92.8% of our clients view us as a trusted partner, rather than just a supplier. They include:
Aqua Filter Ltd Watercooler company, is set up by Donal Garrihy and Pete Smyth in the UK and Ireland.
Incorporated under the new name of Wild About Water (WAW), a specialist Water Cooler, Boiler and Tap company.
Acquisition of PowWow – Nestle UK’s watercooler division. Expansion of operations in UK and Ireland including a move to our Dunboyne HQ and opening of a second UK Operations hub in Warrington.
Extension of services to washrooms, bringing the same no fuss diligence and dedication to service we apply to our water division.
Diversification into coffee with the acquisition of UK and Ireland divisions of Jede AB from Nestle. Plus acquisition of Deep River Rock watercooler division in Ireland, from Coca Cola.
Launch of 2468 brand with coffee and vending, watercooler and washroom services. Opening of manufacturing facility in Dunboyne. We start delivery to customers in Europe.
Acquisition of Ferns coffee brand, established 1893. Addition of new Fair-Trade blends to established Piccadilly and Mayfair blends. Exclusive small batch roasts for our clients.
Celebrating 15 years with a brand refresh for 2468 and Ferns Coffee and new brand vision. Expansion to team of 92, with 60 vehicles and three operations hubs and growing.
Acquisition of Southampton based Vending Solutions Ltd/The Rude Food Vending Company allowing further expansion of UK footprint and a move into healthy-option vending solutions space.