We’re pleased to announce that Drakes has recently won the Acquisition International 2016 Excellence Award: Most Outstanding for Plumbing and Heating Trade Supplies.
These annual awards are judged purely on merit and are designed to recognise the very best in the business, particularly companies that are innovating and adapting to the changing field of their industries.
Drakes fought off stiff competition to win the ‘Most Outstanding for Plumbing and Heating Trade Supplies’ award for 2016 which we proudly put down to our excellent staff at all levels of the business. Head of Marketing, Tom Taylor, said that “This award for ‘Most outstanding as a plumbing and heating supplier to the trade’ recognises our efforts over the last 12 months. We have been working hard on improving our levels of service, stock holdings and the value for money that we offer – all key requirements for today’s modern tradesperson. We understand they also have a customer to please and Drakes always goes the extra mile to support them.”
This week Drakes' Chairman, David Aisher, flew down to Polypipe’s now famous regatta and joined over 50 yachts for races around Port Solent.
Along with the Chairman, Drakes brought many a salty sea dog with a crew consisting of customers and staff alike - all enjoying a free day of sailing and fundraising thanks to their favourite independent plumbers' merchant.
Although at the helm of a different boat than he was used to, David fought the changeable conditions and led Drakes to an overall 11th place finish with a 4th place class finish.
After racing, the team joined a prize-giving event back on shore and a prize of another free day's sailing was raffled by Drakes; raising over £2,000 for Help the Heroes.
If you're interested in taking part in these regular events held or attended by Drakes then speak to your local branch team.
We're here to support tradespeople both on and off the job and if you're interested in something we can help with then let us know!