When bottled water first gained prominence no one really bothered with things like ph balance or alkaline. Now that the industry has reached a sum total of $100 billion dollars worldwide new incentive need to be taken. Essentially every bottled water company out there is selling the same product. So how do they stand out? By focusing on a winning trifecta. Making sure the water they sell is sustainable, healthy, and comes from an exotic locale. Hawaiian based bottled water company Waiakea water has all three in spades.
Waiakea was founded in 2012 by Ryan Emmons. Emmons’ family frequented Hawaii and even had access to an aquifer in Kea’au. He noticed something was special about the water and decided to create a company and share it with the world. The aquifer is naturally occurring and reproduces at a face rate. This means that it is completely sustainable. Check one for Waiakea. The water is filtered through the porous rock of a volcano allowing Waiakea to be labeled Hawaiian volcanic water. Check two for Waiakea. Nothing more exotic than water from a volcano. The porous rock also makes Waiakea water 100% alkaline. This makes it some of the healthiest water to drink on the market. Check three for Waiakea water.
Alkaline water helps detoxify the body and has a wide range of health benefits. Water that is too acidic does not really help the human body. It is like iceberg lettuce which is basically just water. Not only does Waiakea set itself apart, it goes a step further.
The factory Emmons built to source Waiakea is self-sustaining as well. It runs primarily on renewable energy making Waiakea’s entire operations environmentally conscience. In addition Waiakea uses profits from its sales to deliver water to areas bereft of H20, aiding communities worldwide have access to clean water. This makes the Hawaiian volcanic water a great choice to make. Ryan Emmons cares a lot about the environment and believes in the health benefits of his water. Although these choices are made out of philanthropy, they also make Waiakea pretty tough competition on the bottle water market.
Shiraz Boghani is a 30-year experienced hotelier who exhibits deep passion, professionalism, and commitment in his sector of operation. He is currently the Splendid Hospitality group chairman and has achieved tremendous success over the years in the hotel industry. This is depicted by the several awards which he received particularly the 2016 Asian Business Awards that led to him being named The Hotelier of the Year. This prestigious award reflected his pursuit in the industry alongside his unique leadership skills. The awards judgment was done by renowned experts like Jitesh Gadhia, an investment banker, AMG executive editor Shailesh R Solanki, Amit Roy, a leading journalist, and AMG group managing director among others. During the ceremony, Shiraz Boghani expressed his excitement mentioning his pride as a member of the Splendid Hospitality Group’s achievement. He further recognized the management staff, the Splendid Family as a whole and the professional executive’s efforts. As a qualified accountant, Boghani manages his 19 trading UK hotels and he emerged as one of the top branded London service hotels pioneers in the 90s.
Without placing all his eggs in one basket, Shiraz Boghani also co-founded Sussex Healthcare, which is a completely different line of business from the hotel industry. The Healthcare is based in New England and has a mission of providing best class specialist and elderly care for the educationally or physically disabled. Besides fiscal success, Sussex Healthcare has acquired the ISO 9000:2000 international standard, indicating the company’s triumphant milestone. Sussex Healthcare provides the patients with optimum care through special equipment and facilities investigations, and, continuous staff training by seeing them through various colleges and institute educational programs. Besides providing palliative care, Sussex Healthcare provides dementia victims with neurological care. Under Shiraz Boghani’s leadership, the Sussex has broadened to 18 homes having more than 500 beds.
Shiraz is also the Sojourn Hotels founding partner where he is the chairman and as a visionary leader, he dedicates his resources and time to various charity initiatives. Being the vocal UK Aga Khan Foundation supporter he was, he worked closely with the Aga Khan University arbitration Board and the National Conciliation. He moved to the UK in 1969 to begin his accountant career and later joined KMPG, which was then Thompson McLintock & Co.