Baxi sponsor VADO Rally driver in cross-Europe challenge

Baxi is sponsoring an independent plumbing merchant on a quest to complete a road rally across Europe. Aidan Forshaw, director of Plumbing and Heating Supplies (PHS) in Gateshead, is competing over four days between 7th and 10th June to raise money for charity. The VADO Rally sees members of the kitchen, bedroom and bathrooms industry […]

Vaillant unveils new and improved boiler guarantees

Heating technology manufacturer Vaillant has unveiled a range of extended domestic boiler guarantees to support installers. Installers who fit either the ecoTEC pro or ecoFIT pure boilers will now benefit from a free seven-year guarantee when registered using the Vaillant Advance loyalty programme. Vaillant’s premium products – ecoTEC plus and ecoTEC exclusive – will now […]

Graham launches new smart home range

Graham Plumbers’ Merchants has launched a brand-new range to allow customers to remotely monitor heating controls, smart plugs and security sensors – via their smartphone, tablet or PC. The Altech Smart Home range offers homeowners improved energy efficiency and security at an accessible price, and now includes Wireless TRVs, the Altech Smart Plug and window/door […]

Exeter College wins national plumbing award

Exeter College’s plumbing department are celebrating after winning the prestigious Award for Excellence in Copper Pipework Teaching. The prize was awarded by The Worshipful Company of Plumbers – one of the most ancient of the Livery Companies of the City of London with a history dating back more than 650 years. The organisation supports the […]

Pimlico Plumbers invest £100,000 in iPads for engineers

Pimlico Plumbers has invested £100,000 in arming its team of engineers with Apple iPads to boost productivity and streamline operations. More than 280 individual devices have been prepared for engineer’s toolboxes, loaded with specialist invoicing software so engineers can produce and digitally send invoices to customers before they leave the job. Removing the need for […]

Baxi joins forces with British light heavyweight boxer

British boiler manufacturer Baxi will feature in the boxing ring after agreeing a sponsorship deal with professional light heavyweight boxer Lyndon ‘King’ Arthur. They will have their logo displayed on Lyndon’s shorts, vests and t-shirts as well as working with him for promotional purposes. Manchester-based Lyndon, 26, was signed by legendary boxing promoter Frank Warren […]

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 […]