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England v Germany: The “Vriendly” football rematch

Viessmann installers from England and Germany went head-to-head for the second time in two years in a friendly football match – with the Germans winning yet again. The Viessmann-trained heating installers played an 11-a-side “Vriendly” game at Huddersfield Town Football Club’s PPG Canalside Training Ground on 12th May. Players from Plymouth, Kendal, Cambridgeshire, Derby and […]

Dickies Workwear calls on customers to become Ambassadors

Dickies Workwear is recruiting tradespeople to join their new online community and become Dickies Ambassadors to share their views. It is hoping they will have their say on its clothing and footwear – including new designs – to help shape the products and directly influence the future of the business. They will also benefit from […]

Ten top tips to improve van branding

LeaseVan.co.uk are advising plumbers to use their vans to market their services – as they risk missing out on millions by not advertising effectively. Experts estimate that around half of Britain’s 2.5m van drivers don’t even have simple contact details to the sides of their vehicles. Yet branding on the sides of vans can be […]

Trainee plumbers warned about asbestos risk

Trainee plumbers have been introduced to a campaign aimed at teaching them about the risk of exposure to deadly asbestos fibres. No Time to Lose tackles work-related cancers, but recent research by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) revealed startlingly low levels of awareness among workers. With young tradespeople among those most at […]

Taking control of electric floor heating with DEVI

The new electronic thermostat by DEVI provides precise control of electric floor heating for optimum comfort and energy consumption. DEVIregTM Opti by DEVI is fast to set up and simple to operate, with pre-programmed settings which will suit most users’ needs but can be easily adjusted by the installer if required. Just like the other […]

Wirquin fired up in Dragon Boat fundraiser

A team from Wirquin Ltd has raised more than £400 for charity by competing in a dragon boat race. The sanitary equipment manufacturer’s team, this year called ‘Wirqueens and Kings’, competed in their fifth St George’s Dragon Boat Challenge. The event was held at Lakeside, Doncaster, in July, and has been running for nine years. […]

Viessmann expands its customer care services

Viessmann is continuing to make step changes to its customer service provision – by appointing four new area service managers and increasing customer service hours. The roles will support a field service engineer force that has grown by more than 25% over the past 18 months including five engineers recently recruited and trained. The first […]

INTERVIEW: Plumbing Apprentice Lauren Winter

Lauren Winter is a Level 2 Plumbing apprentice at Coventry College, who was recently recognised with the highly commended award in the Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2018 Award.

INTERVIEW: Heroes of Heat founder Damon Steele

By day, Damon Steele is a heating engineer who runs D S Steele Heating Engineers, based in Barnsley.