Kieran started his first water company in 1991. He, and his work partner Brian Cooney, built All Water Systems Ltd (AWS) up to become, at one time, Europe’s single biggest filtered water cooler company with over 13,500 various units in the small Irish market – the highest per capita penetration in the world.
Kieran was instrumental in establishing the forerunner to the European Drinking Water Cooler Association (EDWCA) and currently sits on the executive council. As one of the founder members, Kieran became involved to set up a counter balance to the Bottled Water Association – The BWCA, so as to establish a forum and a voice for the fledgling Filtered Water Cooler Companies (so called POU or Point of Use Filtration Companies). His interest in EDWCA has since evolved with the evolution of the bottle water cooler industry, which has now changed with most bottle water companies “embracing” and offering POU to their customers.
Kieran’s interest has now moved to the potential of Bag in Box water to bring radical logistical benefits to the water industry as a whole. His company Aqueduct – The Well Water Ltd. is at the forefront of exploiting the opportunity presented by bag in box water.