Family-owned independent plumbers’ merchant, Embrass Peerless, has been named Plumbing Supplier of the Year for the second time in succession by the Plumbing & Heating Group, voted for by its members across the country, and recognising the company’s outstanding performance in many different aspects of service and supply.
The 2015 award was presented to Ian Barratt, managing director, by the chairman of PHG, David Pochin, during the buying group’s annual awards staged at the Carden Park Hotel and Golf Resort in Cheshire. Also on the podium to see the trophy handed over, were Dan Martin, key account manager for Embrass Peerless and Simon Chambers, PHG’s plumbing category leader.
The judges said that Embrass Peerless had “beaten off stiff competition from other industry rivals” to take first place.
Ian said: “I believe this award underlines the professionalism and commitment of our dedicated staff and would like to thank all of them for their efforts over the years, if it wasn’t for them, none of this would be possible.”
Among the criteria considered by the judges was not just the quality of products and services, but the effort made in improving profit opportunities and market share, innovation, commitment to PHG’s competitive advantage, reaction to changing markets and administration.
The PHG award is the third industry accolade won by Embrass Peerless this year with the company also having been named Supplier of the Year by the Fortis merchant network.