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Top business award for North East entrepreneur

John Savage, managing director of Flame Heating Spares, who founded the region’s fastest growing Heating and Plumbing merchant, has claimed a prestigious honour.

The up and coming North East entrepreneur was named the Institute of Directors (IoD) North East Young Director of the Year at the annual IoD Yorkshire & North East awards.

 

Mr Savage, 36, launched Flame Heating Spares with a single branch in Gateshead, in 2011 and the company now operates six branches across the North East and employees more than 20 people. He started his career as a warehousing apprentice for a national plumbing merchant before working his way up to become an area manager, prior to establishing Flame with his business partner and sales director, Gary Riseborough.

‘Hi-tech Bathrooms’ with The Bathroom Shop

So, who was it that said water and technology don’t mix? Instead, with the help of specialist retailer of luxury bathroom solutions, The Bathroom Shop, you can now opt for cutting-edge technologies that will enrich your bathroom interior for the better.

Playing to our ‘anywhere, anytime’ generation, The Bathroom Shop offer technologically advanced bathroom solutions that are able to connect to smart devices: modernising not only how we approach the design and style of a bathroom, but also how we use them.

Create your own ‘Victorian Garden’ with The Bathroom Shop

Embrace the beauty of Mother Nature this summer season with the help of specialist retailer of luxury bathroom solutions, The Bathroom Shop and its collection of Victorian Garden Sanitaryware by Silverdale.

 

The eclectic mix of traditional design met with contemporary styling is sure to create a spectacle in any bathroom, ensuite or cloakroom thanks to its art nouveau influences, classic proportions and organic finish.

 

‘Mad about Metallics’ with Vogue (UK)

As summer soon starts to evade us and leaves turn to beautiful ombre shades of copper and gold, Vogue (UK) introduce its NEW Bright Nickel and Brushed Nickel finishes to its existing Metallic Finish Collection.

 

For use across its luxury portfolio of designer radiators and towel warmers, Vogue (UK) add a touch of on-trend glamour to any interior with the introduction of these new finishes. The Bright Nickel and Brushed Nickel Metallic Finishes have increased its Metallic Finish Collection from 16 to 18 colours.

 

Systemlink develops new smartphone-controlled boiler to help energy conservation

Red hot water from Red Hat app!

In response to increasing consumer interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), Systemlink, a Dublin-based manufacturer of heating systems, has teamed up with mSemicon, a developer of customised engineering hardware, and mobile application platform provider, Red Hat Mobile, to develop a domestic hot water system with additional sensors and relays, that can be controlled via a smartphone app.

Transforming bathing into a luxurious spa like experience

Transforming bathing into a luxurious spa like experience, Knightsbridge bath image

 

Knightsbridge Freestanding Bath:

A contemporary interpretation of the classic roll top design, the elegant double-ended Knightsbridge from Frontline’s own Aquabathe range launched earlier this year and is styled in a rustic aluminium effect to achieve a stunning mirrored finish.

Instantly transforming everyday bathing into a luxurious, spa like experience, stepping into the Knightsbridge provides the perfect chance to sit back, relax and unwind in pure opulence.

‘Take five’ with Perrin & Row’s special finish collection

perrin rowe sink image

 

The UK’s largest independent kitchen and bathroom brassware manufacturer, Perrin & Rowe, heighten its already formidable product portfolio of British-made brassware with a collection of extra special finishes: 24K Gold, English Bronze, Satin Brass, Polished Brass and new finish, Aged Brass, which form a collection of five.   

Introduced to work alongside the standard collection of Chrome, Nickel and Pewter by Perrin & Rowe, Satin Brass, Polished Brass, English Bronze, 24K Gold and the debut of Aged Brass are sure to answer the latest trend for metallic interiors this 2016.

Rangemaster enters four in one tap market

Rangemaster enters four in one tap market, geotap boiling with drink image

 

After extensive research into the multi purpose tap market, Rangemaster is launching the Geo 4 in 1. The tap is designed to overcome problems such as spitting and scaling and has a unique safety feature. The tap will be sold both via distribution and direct to retail with impressive back up in the form of a home delivery and installation service, easy ordering of descaler and filter cartridges and a dedicated website packed with information for the consumer. 

“The hot tap market is a growth area that we wanted to be in – but we wanted to be there with a product that would meet our reputation for quality, safety and reliability,” explains Rangemaster Sales Director Mark Davison.

Vaillant launches app-based intelligent control

Green iQ app-based intelligent control

 

One of the leading heating and hot water specialists, Vaillant UK, has launched its new vSMART intelligent control and mobile app this month, which allows homeowners to control their home heating and hot water. 

The control, which can be managed remotely through the vSMART app, is now available to purchase at merchants across the UK and Eire. It has been specifically designed to enable Vaillant installers to offer their customers convenience and energy savings, and is compatible with all current ecoTEC domestic boilers.