Leeds bathroom showroom to recommend APHC membersThe Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors and Plumb Center have entered into partnership with a pilot project at the companys flagship Leeds branch. The partnership, which was officially launched at a customer event on 14 April, will see Plumb Center recommending APHC members to customers, and at the same time offering APHC members a discount on their purchases."This is a great boost for our members in the Leeds area, and for the Association as a whole," said John Thompson, Chief Executive, APHC. "For us, this is a direct response to our members asking us to help them find new customers, increase opportunities and find them discounts on products. We also believe that when non-members come into Plumb Center, they will have the opportunity to learn what APHC is all about and find out why its well worth joining, which will help us increase membership."Membership benefits include dedicated helplines offering a range of services, including technical advice and advice on employment practices, legal matters, health & safety right through to debt collection and understanding tax.
"Were delighted to be working with Plumb Center and look forward to rolling this partnership out across the country if the pilot in Leeds proves to be a success."
Alan Stevenson from Plumb Center added:"Plumbing and heating engineers can only join APHC if they meet very high standards of ability, qualification and business practice. Therefore it makes sense for us to work as closely as possible with engineers who will help us maintain our excellent reputation. With skilled and experienced engineers installing our products, it also means that the end user will experience fewer problems and are less likely to have to come back to us to deal with issues that may have arisen unexpectedly."Equally, of course, we would like to welcome more APHC members to become new Plumb Center customers and I hope the combination of the service we offer and the discounts available to members will give them every reason to use Plumb Center."The APHC-Plumb Center partnership was launched on 14 April at the Plumb Center Bathrooms showroom in Leeds. APHC members and existing Plumb Center customers joined representatives from both organisations to celebrate this new enterprise.
The bathroom showroom allows installers to take or refer their customers to view an extensive range of bathroom suites and showering displays. Customers can choose products from all the leading sanitaryware and showering manufacturers - products that installers know, trust and regularly fit. Installers can also take advantage of a range of benefits, exclusively available to them when using the showroom.
The Leeds showroom was the first of a new generation of branches for Plumb Center, boasting working renewable technology displays, a bathroom showroom, training facilities and a vast array of water efficient products. It is also the first branch to incorporate training facilities within the building, enabling Plumb Center to provide relevant industry and product training to customers, staff and industry professionals. Plumb Center and Parts Center have become supplier members of APHC.