When we were building our brewery in 2005 Shakesby water treatment was our first & natural choice. My father had dealt with their company founder for many years & only had good things to say. Our system has evolved since then due to our increasing requirements & legislation changes. We have always easily complied with the legal water quality requirements which give us confidence when brewing our beers. When we have had any minor issues with the plant it has often been solved over the phone & when it needed maintenance it has always been dealt with quickly & cost effectively.

Water is our main ingredient. Having the control & reliability of a private supply is essential for our business. Shakesby filtration protects this essential resource.

Mark Riches (Owner & Founder). Beeston Brewery Ltd

I can recommend Mark without hesitation. We had a poorly working system on our holiday park with numerous problems including low pressure and poor water quality. This was very time consuming and required frequent cleaning. Mark refitted the system and it has been running smoothly ever since with minimal input from me. If there is a problem he’s always quick to respond. The advice he has given over the years has been invaluable.

Mark Forster, Langmere Lakes Holiday Lodges and Pinewood Caravan Park

Thank you so much for your endless work you have put in to develop your water systems. We now have benefitted from this greatly – much appreciated.

Roly, Herne Hill Farm

This is just a quick note to say how pleased we are with the performance of our iron removal system that we have purchased from yourselves. Additionally, I would like to thank you for the exceptional level of service, understanding and advice that we received all the way from our initial enquiry through the testing phase and installation of the completed system. Far, far different than those companies that simply wanted to sell us any “off the shelf” product that they could.  Again many thanks for your time and help and we would be happy to act as a reference for you in the future.


Chris Sexton, Norfolk Water Ltd.

HighWater (Scotland) Ltd. has been involved in all aspects of private water supplies for almost ten years. Until recently we have employed ‘off the shelf’ and self specified treatment systems for the removal of contaminants and particularly for elevated concentrations of both iron and manganese.

Although some of these systems have proved successful many have failed on installation or soon after and we had become alarmed by the lack of understanding and willingness to help from our suppliers. This was beginning to have a negative impact on both our reputation and our willingness to approach certain projects.

One particular site was highly problematic and it was in fact our client suggested we make contact with Shakesby’s whom she had found on the internet. ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’ and from our first conversation we realised that we had found something different.

Within a few days Tim Shakesby had driven from Norwich to the northern Highlands of Scotland, at his expense, with a van full of filters, fittings and inspiration!

This is almost a year ago now and things have improved dramatically for us; we are able to approach any water supply treatment issue with confidence, secure in the knowledge that the vast experience, specialised knowledge and customer support now available to us is without equal.

In this last year we have installed 10 Shakesby & Sons water treatment systems ranging from small domestic to large commercial filters.

Your unparalleled understanding of iron and manganese treatment, willingness to adapt your treatment systems in order to best fit our client’s circumstances and requirements and your excellent standard of support have given us great confidence in recommending and installing your treatment systems. To date, all of the Shakesby treatment systems we have installed have fulfilled the specified objectives.

We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with you.

Warwick Samuel, HighWater (Scotland) Ltd.