Cloud has a silver lining for drinks firm

Lee Huck, director of information technology at Clive Owen & Co LLP and Sheila Woodall, a director of Healthy Thirst Drinks.
Lee Huck, director of information technology at Clive Owen & Co LLP and Sheila Woodall, a director of Healthy Thirst Drinks.

A CARBONATED drinks firm has seen its business transformed by specialist computing technology.

The directors of Healthy Thirst Drinks decided to run the firm from home after a company restructure.

To do that, bosses decided to install innovative software so that they could all access their system at the same time from anywhere in the country.

The cloud system made all the difference for the firm which covers an area from the North-East to North Yorkshire.

Sheila Woodall, a director of Healthy Thirst Drinks who is based in Sedgefield, said: “The cloud system has been a brilliant solution for us. It has transformed the way we work. We’re based from south of York to Sedgefield and this technology is excellent for keeping on top of the business, particularly the finance side.

“We can have quality of life and run our business remotely. We are looking to develop Healthy Thirst Drinks and cloud technology is helping us do just that.”

The drinks company specialises in the manufacture of carbonated natural products using fruit, herbs and botanical ingredients.

It produces around a million bottles of its sparkling products a year, including Cloudy Lemonade, Pink Ginger and Orchard Cola.

Healthy Thirst Drinks supplies Tesco, Morrisons, Booths and National Trust cafes. Their business advisers, Clive Owen & Co LLP, developed the cloud computing technology for the firm.

Lee Huck, Clive Owen & Co LLP’s information technology director, said: “It is amazing to see how simple software such as cloud has made a huge difference to Healthy Thirst Drinks. It has really transformed the way the directors work.”