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THE OTC STORY

Our Journey So Far

Creating a drinks company was a dream that I, Shirley White had for some time. OTC Beverages came to life after attending my father’s 80th Birthday in 2017.

The party was a great celebration for my father reaching a milestone. However, I realised that the generation who had created the culture, food and beverages that I had grown up drinking and eating, were getting older and are passing away at a rapid pace, so I felt moved to preserve their legacy, and that’s how OTC Beverages came to life.

My Dad has Parkinson’s Disease, and it’s a real challenge to witness his deterioration. My dad was a hard-working man who went to the gym, ate well and supported his family from an early age working for British Rail as a welder.

He made sure that his family never wanted for anything and we grew up in the North London Borough of Islington living a treasured lifestyle. In addition to the legacy of what my parents have created, I realised they paved the way to make it easier for their children and their grandchildren to have a better life than they had experienced when they first arrived in the United Kingdom.

I also wanted to leave something to remember my father; a strong, peaceful, caring, and family-oriented man from Montserrat and my mother a fiercely independent, strong-willed Jamaican woman.

The generation who had created the culture, food and beverages that I had grown up drinking and eating, were getting older… I felt moved to preserve their legacy, and that’s how OTC Beverages came to life.
— SHIRLEY WHITE

WHAT DOES OTC STAND FOR?

1) OTC – Original Traditional Concoctions – our drinks are a mix of traditional, organic, and natural flavours.

2) Our drinks can be sold ‘Over the Counter’.

3) OTC pays homage to the Founder’s career in the Financial Services Industry OTC Trading.

4) What does O.T.C stand for? The (O) – Omari and The (T) Tyrone who are my sons and The (C) – Corey who is my nephew. Enjoy the taste, and feel of our drinks. Plus, tag us on Instagram and join us on our journey!

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