Events

Heating Installer Awards Returns For A Third Year

Heating Installer Awards Returns For A Third Year

The industry famous Heating Installer Awards has returned for a third year in an attempt to once again find the Best Heating Installer in the UK.
 
In an industry often plagued with cowboy horror stories, the awards recognises the efforts of tradespeople who go above and beyond for their customers each and every day. Open for entry from the beginning of October, the Heating Installer Awards celebrates outstanding work within the plumbing and heating sectors.
 

The Tools Awards 2017

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Our eagerly anticipated annual ‘On the Tools Awards’ took place last Friday the 20th October and wow, what a night it was. 2017 is the second year the awards have been held - and it was definitely one to remember.

 

The awards were conceived by On the Tools to recognise the hard working and dedicated tradespeople that make up the construction industry. Alongside the construction community, the awards also honour construction based companies and construction brands.

 

Bathroom supplier calls for plumbers to attend trade open day

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Bathroom and tile specialist Easy Bathrooms has called for plumbers across the UK to attend its trade day next week on Thursday 5th October.

The Leeds-headquartered firm will open its doors to tradespeople between 8am-12pm for a morning of advice and demonstrations from some of the industry’s leading brands. Free bacon sandwiches and tea/coffee will also be on offer, alongside freebies and additional discounts.

Experts from a total of nine suppliers — including Rocatex, Rubi, Fibo and Tilebacker, to name a handful — will be on hand to discuss upcoming trends and showcase some of their newest products. Easy Bathrooms and tile cutter supplier Rubi will also be offering an extra 10% off its ranges.

Tacking the global sanitation crisis - World Toilet Day 2017

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  • Did you know that right now, today, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste?
  • Or that it’s estimated some 2.3 billion people still do not have basic sanitation facilities such as toilets or latrines?
  • Of these, approx. 892 million still defecate in the open, for example in street gutters, behind bushes or into open bodies of water?
  • And did you know that at least 10% of the world’s population is thought to consume food irrigated by wastewater?

 

HomeServe celebrates £68,000 charity fundraising efforts

HomeServe celebrates £68,000 charity fundraising efforts

From Sky dives and car washes to half marathons and bake sales, HomeServe People have been working hard during the past year to raise more than £30,000 for local charitable organisations
 
HomeServe Membership this year agreed to match fund employees’ fundraising totals taking donation funding to £68,000
 
Big-hearted staff from home assistance provider HomeServe Membership marked a major fundraising milestone by sharing afternoon tea with a range of charities from across the UK.
 

IRWIN tools says thanks to tradespeople up and down the country

IRWIN Tools, a leading manufacturer in hand tools and power tools accessories, is celebrating the UK and Ireland’s trade professionals with the return of its National Trade Appreciation Day.

For the seventh year, IRWIN Tools is bringing back its National Trade Appreciation Day to salute the country’s real working hands, and inspire the nation to show more gratitude for our skilled workers.

On Friday 15th September, IRWIN Tools is encouraging people all across the UK to join in and celebrate the trade, even if it’s just with a simple ‘thanks’ to a trade professional.

Industry leaders back new tradespeople comparison service

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HaMuch, a new, pioneering comparison service for tradespeople, has partnered with a group of industry’s leading companies as it prepares its official launch.

The London-headquartered company has received support from 11 manufacturers and companies, which serve the various trades, including Grundfos, Danfoss, Fernox, Franke, Polypipe and WAGO.

Representatives from HaMuch, as well as a number of its partners, gathered at Grundfos’ Leighton Buzzard head office for a pre-launch event for HaMuch’s sponsors, as well as an introduction to the service.

HaMuch is set to be launched throughout the UK to the general public in October.

Bond It wins Inspiring Business Award

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Bond It is celebrating its success after winning a coveted business accolade.

The company, which ranks as one of the UK’s fastest growing manufacturers of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, recently picked up an Inspiring Business Award at a ceremony held in late June at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Warwickshire.

The Inspiring Business Awards are staged by Datel – the country’s largest Sage partner and a specialist provider of Sage ERP business management software and CRM solutions.

They are designed to acknowledge outstanding and inspirational success stories from across Datel’s customer community of over 1000 businesses – ranging from SMEs to large, multi-national corporations.

Sentinel is Centre of Excellence for Builders Merchants Federation

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Sentinel’s state-of-the-art training facility, which is located within the company’s substantial headquarters in Daresbury, Cheshire, has been awarded Centre of Excellence status by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). The modern space will be used to host builders’merchants, including specialist plumbing and heating merchants, attending regional BMF events, which deliver support in areas such as training and development, business advice, and policy representation. 

 

HomeServe Connect clocks up 20th franchise partnership as UK expansion continues

HomeServe Connect clocks up 20th franchise partnership as UK expansion continues

HomeServe’s dedicated home installations business continues to increase its nationwide network of specialist heating firms

 

Home installations business HomeServe Connect is celebrating a significant milestone after signing up its 20th UK franchise partner as part of an on-going drive to provide UK-wide coverage for its Customers.

St Asaph-based heating firm Chris Allen Plumbing and Heating Ltd is the latest business to join the rapidly expanding HomeServe Connect family, rebranding to HomeServe North Wales as part of the agreement to offer a range of home heating services to residential Customers across the region.