From fishing to sailing and curling to curries – here are just a few of the regular social and sporting events that we hold for our customers – at our branches and beyond.

Halloween 2016

The Halloween weekend of 2016 was celebrated across the Drakes branch network by staff and customers alike.
​We had costumes, scenes, party food, customer games and special deals – missed out? Look through the pictures below!

The aim this year was to raise money for Hospice in the Weald and the total amount collected will be posted soon!

Drakes Sevenoaks Official Opening – September 2016

Our newest branch was officially opened in Sevenoaks by the town Mayor Andrew Eyre.
The event was supported and attended by a host of our valued suppliers including Heritage, Bristan, HiB, Aqualisa, Lakes, Utopia, Worcester-Bosch, Fernox, Uponor, Salamander, RM Cylinders, Zehnder and Polypipe. Our customers were treated to an array of free food and drink, giveaways, competitions and exclusive one-on-one discussions with the suppliers and products they wanted to find out more about.
We now have our latest and most modern showroom boasting a selection of premium bathroom options and suites to suit all tastes.

Drakes Golf Tournament – July 2016

We have been holding an annual golf day and tournament at the prestigious Hever Castle golf club for plumbers and tradesman of the south east for over 15 consecutive years. This year was one of our most successful with almost 70 tradesmen and local business owners attending and enjoying the wonderful July weather. We also raised over £1100 for our company charity Hospice in the Weald.

View the gallery below or read more here!

Ten pin bowling – November 2015

The Drakes team converged at Bowlplex Tunbridge Wells and had an evening of beers and bowling thanks to suppliers Lakes Bathrooms and Aqualisa. Highest individual score achieved by Joe Land and the overall winning team was Andy Rummery, Jason Woods, Kevin Noon, Matt Webb, Ashley Martin, Damien Potter and Mark from Aqualisa.

Halloween 2015

Wanting to give our customers a fun end to their working week, we decided to celebrate Halloween across all of our branches by hosting games and raffles and supplying spooky treats. It wasn’t just for fun though, thanks to the excellent efforts made by our staff we raised £1048 to help the elderly via charity Age UK.

Fishing event – September 2015

Not just hooked on plumbing and heating, our annual fishing tournament brings the cream of the South East’s angling collective to our private fishing spot in Hawkhurst. Customers get the chance to test their rods whilst engaging with staff and suppliers.

Polypipe regatta – September 2015

This year Drakes Chairman David Aisher invited a surly crew of staff and customers to join him on his boat in this annual sailing regatta on the Solent, off the South Coast. Over 70 boats took part helping raise over £125,000 for various charities since it began. 

Meet the team – East Grinstead

Fresh artisan pizzas, free drinks and prizes from a series of light-hearted challenges for charity including a remote control car grand prix and darts competition. MD Andy Clark said, “It’s great that Drakes’ customers supported our “Meet the Team” evening. The East Grinstead team do a superb job and it was a pleasure to welcome our customers to chat with them at our informal event.”

Drakes golf day

A great day with drakes customers, suppliers and staff at the annual Drakes golf day, held at Hever Castle Golf Club.

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