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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Solent business awards 2016

25 October 2016

We were delighted to have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2016 Solent business awards for the “Company of the year Award”. The evening was hosted at the Hilton hotel in Southampton, with a champagne reception getting the evening off to a flying start.

Four Apparently we do scrub up quite well
Award for most staff at the event goes to...
Five Some of the more...

State of the Trade survey - full results out now!

5 October 2016

Download the PDF: Survey analysis 2016 Williams & Co State of the Trade Survey 2016 Labour rates on course for further increases as confidence remains high. The 13th Williams & Co “State of the Trade Survey” includes both hard data and measures of market sentiment that provides a unique insight into national trends in the plumbing and heating market. 2016 saw a record number of respondents from 1200 organisations employing a total of nearly 2000 plumbers and heating engineers. Two years ago, in our 2014 survey, we noted a sharp upturn in market sentiment. Increasing numbers of participants were...

A comprehensive boiler survey now underway

4 October 2016

In our experience and on a variety of forums and gas groups on social media, we often see gas engineers asking the question 'What's the best boiler?'. Although this can't truly be answered (it's a bit like asking what's the best aeroplane - there are too many factors to consider), we are seeking to find the closest answer we can, in terms of how easy it is to work on, build quality, quality of components, how easy is it to get spares and so on. Using this data we should get a well rounded and definitive answer. We need as...

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