Posted 23rd May 2019

Plumbase shares out £65,000 to three lucky installers

23rd May 2019 - 07:00am
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Plumber’s merchant Plumbase has awarded three lucky installers a total of £65,000 after they entered the company’s Big Cash Bash competition in association with Viessmann, Fernox, Barlo, Polypipe, Roman and ThermaQ.

Mark Berry of Mark Berry Plumbing & Heating Limited, pictured centre, took home the grand prize of £50,000. Mervyn Flower in Bristol won the £10,000 prize, while Chris Kelly in East Kilbride was awarded £5,000.

To be in with a chance of winning, installers were asked to open a Plumbase Premier cash or credit account and spend at least £100 at their local trade counter or online on one of the brands involved in the competition. More than 9,500 installers entered the random prize draw.

“It still hasn’t really sunk in,” Berry said. “As far as I’m concerned, these things never happen, so it’s just unbelievable. I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved. The winnings will go towards the purchase of a small plot of land that my company has been securing over the last year.

“We plan to build a unit as we have outgrown our current premises, so the winnings could not have come at a better time. We also want to organise a summer party for all of our staff as a thank you for their hard work.”

Plumbase marketing head Liam Gibson added: “This is by far the largest prize we’ve ever offered as part of a competition. After all, it’s not every day that a plumber wins £5,000 from their local trade counter, let alone £50,000.

“We’d like to extend our thanks to Viessmann, Fernox, Barlo, Polypipe, Roman and ThermaQ, as without them, this competition simply wouldn’t have been possible. The initiative has helped to strengthen our relationships with local installers and seeing the winners as delighted as they are makes doing things like this so worthwhile. We certainly hope to run similar competitions in the future.”

Pictured left to right: Barlo southern regional director Julian Reed; Plumbase marketing head Liam Gibson; Plumbase Barnstable branch manager Richard Bird; Plumbase South West regional manager Tony Matthews; Polypipe area sales manager Dave Hodge; £50,000 prize winner Mark Berry; Roman area sales manager James McCune; Fernox strategic key account manager Andrew Glaister; Viessmann area sales manager Melissa Puryer; ThermaQ business development manager Gary Cheffey; and Plumbase sales development manager Andrew Sharland

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