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The secret to happiness? Ask plumbers!

Happy plumbers

It seems plumbers are guaranteed not to get that sinking feeling every time they go to work…

A survey has revealed that Britain’s plumbers are the happiest professionals in the country. In fact, 55% of plumbers said they were ‘very happy’ in life.

It seems tradespeople are way ahead in the happiness index because builders were next on 38%.

The survey was commissioned by Boundless, an experiences company with a 94-year heritage.

Plumbing Pensions - Plumbing Employers Action Group

Plumbing Pensions piggy bank

Plumbing Pensions {UK} Ltd was established in the mid seventies, employers on the scheme were and still are, many years ahead of much of the rest of UK industry offering a very generous pension scheme to their employees. Plumbing employers have and still are contributing vast sums of money into our employees pension fund.

Plumbing Employers who have never been in the scheme and have never likely contributed or offered a pension to their employees are not caught up in this issue. In other words it’s the generous good employers that are being penalised.

Mercedes-Benz vans hit the HomeServe run

Mercedes-Benz vans hit the HomeServe run

HomeServe, the UK’s leading home assistance provider, has taken another step on the road towards an all-Mercedes-Benz van fleet.
 
HomeServe delivers effortless service to its customers, offering a range of services including plumbing, drainage, electrics, heating, and much more through its nationwide network of approved engineers. Given this, it expects the same, high-quality service from its own suppliers. The Mercedes-Benz Dealer Network’s 24-hour maintenance and repair capability, and free MobiloVan roadside assistance support, were therefore crucial to its decision to switch to the three-pointed star.
 

APHC highlights practices to reduce risk when working on ladders

APHC highlights practices to reduce risk when working on ladders

Ladders are a fairly common piece of equipment for plumbing and heating contractors and according to the Health and Safety Executive, falls from height remain one of the most common causes of work related fatalities in Great Britain.

Just recently a company was fined £1million after the death of an electrician from a step-ladder fall.  In view of this the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors is reminding plumbing and heating employers and operatives to take precautions and follow the Health & Safety Executive’s recommended practices when working at height.

Building a Better Business with our Expertise

Building a Better Business with our Expertise

Are you looking for a new and more efficient way to manage your company’s accounts? At Together We Count we understand how difficult and time consuming it is to run your business day after day. Every successful business needs expert financial knowledge in order to grow and avoid the potential pitfalls that comes with managing your own company. So have you considered hiring an accountant to assist your business and allow you to take back control of the day to day running of your company?

 

InSinkerator® highlights benefits of food waste disposers

InSinkerator® highlights benefits of food waste disposers

IN TIME FOR EUROPEAN WEEK FOR WASTE REDUCTION
 
The global leader and inventor of the food waste disposer, InSinkErator®, is an active campaigner in encouraging the sustainable disposal of food waste, and wholly supports the aims and objectives of the European Week for Waste Reduction initiative, which takes place from 19th to 27th November 2016.
 
The initiative aims to raise awareness of waste management solutions across Europe, encouraging both private enterprises and the general public to get involved. Addressing the issue of increased waste across Europe is important for InSinkErator®, who looks to advise as many homeowners as possible about an alternative and sustainable solution.

Corgi homeplan heats up industry with £6.4 million of summer work

Corgi homeplan heats up industry with £6.4 million of summer work

The summer months may be traditionally quiet for heating engineers - but CORGI HomePlan has revealed just how busy its network of 5,000 engineers has been.

The boiler and home emergency insurer has revealed that the value of servicing and breakdown jobs carried out by its engineer network from May to September was£6.4million*.

This is a vital boost to the thousands of independent businesses who make up the CORGI HomePlan network as they have guaranteed levels of work throughout the year.

 

CORGI HomePlan - founded in 2011 - is also keeping its engineers busier each year as more customers come on board, with the 2016 summer work levels 42 per cent higher than those in 2013.

Freezing For 30 Years

Freezing For 30 Years

Freeze Master have been freezing for 30 years.

Established in 1986 specifically to manufacture their own patented invention, Freeze Master introduced the UK Plumbing and Heating industry to Electric Pipe Freezing Machines.

 

Freeze Master transformed the Industry.

Plumbers were fed up with the hit and miss products and methods previously offered to them and found the Freeze Master method so revolutionary they would not go back. For 30 Years contractors have been using Freeze Master small domestic or larger industrial machines so that they can work more effectively and efficiently. Contractors prefer Freeze Master because they manufacture “Pipe Freezers You Can Trust”.

 

£5,000* and Paid Apprentice up for grabs to the Ultimate Tradesperson

£5,000* and Paid Apprentice up for grabs to the Ultimate Tradesperson

IRWIN®’s Ultimate Tradesperson Competition Calls on Outstanding Tradespeople to Nominate Themselves, Friends and Colleagues for the 2016 title

 

LONDON, UK – IRWIN® Tools, innovation experts in the hand tool and power tool accessories industry for over a century, has launched its annual Nominate a Tradesperson competition to find the UK and Ireland’s Ultimate Tradesperson.

 

IRWIN is on the lookout for trade professionals – joiners, electricians, plumbers, metal workers and mechanics to nominate themselves or colleagues and share their stories of when they have gone above and beyond to get a job done, no matter how big or small.