Welcome to the latest edition of Plumb Parts
Welcome to the latest edition of Plumb Parts, brought to you by Plumb Center. This quarter we take a look at one of the most important – but often overlooked – issues for those working in the sector: health and safety.
It’s a topic that generally gets a bad press but is one that is absolutely essential for anyone working in or around construction sites or having to cope with heights or potential exposure to asbestos.
Building the right team is also critical to success in any sector, and the plumbing and heating industry is no different. Our feature on recruitment takes a look at how to go about this, and the potential that apprentices in particular can bring to a business.
One firm that is making quite an impression is Lancashire-based T&K Pye Family, which is now well into its third generation of ownership and which can trace its history as a business back even further. Even more impressive is just how it works as a family enterprise, involving parents, brothers, sisters and in-laws; all based out of the family home.
Elsewhere this issue we take a look at how to give your business a boost in a low-cost manner by getting to grips with social media. Far from being something best left to the kids, this should be an integral part of any firm’s marketing, and can help to drive recommendations and new customers.
That’s as well as an exclusive interview with Yvonne Orgill, chief executive of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association, and the usual round-up of the latest bits of kit on the market which should keep you up and running during the upcoming “heating season”.
There can be few things more upsetting for installers than having tools or equipment stolen from vans.