To celebrate the £7 million refurbishment of its flagship Saffron Walden branch, Ridgeons, the East of England’s biggest independent timber and builders merchants, has handed lucky winner Darren Petchey, the keys to a brand-new Mercedes-Benz Vito van, worth over £21,000.
Mr Petchey entered the competition after spending £100 in branch and – after a three-month competition – an independent representative picked him out as the winner.
Petchey and his father, of Petchey Building Contractors Ltd., have been loyal customers of Ridgeons since 1980. After his father passed away at the end of last year Darren has continued the family business and has seen it go from strength-to-strength.
Mr Petchey commented: “My family have been customers of Ridgeons for nearly forty years and have always received great customer service from them.
“I haven’t won anything before apart from a game of bingo on holiday so I never imagined I would win when I entered the competition!
“Having this new van will help me no-end with my business and make getting from job-to-job a much more pleasant experience.”
The Mercedes-Benz Vito 111cdi Long, 1600 Turbo diesel was kindly supplied by Orwell Truck & Van. Second prize in the competition was an iPad mini and the third-place winner picked up £100 worth of Argos vouchers.
Senior Area Manager, Darren Tobyn commented: “Unsurprisingly we have had a really great response to this competition so it’s with great pleasure I hand over the keys to Darren. At Ridgeons our customers always come first so we like to reward them for their loyalty and what better reward than a brand-new Mercedes van!”
The newly refurbished flagship Ridgeons Saffron Walden branch re-opened in January 2017. New features include a revamped customer service area, which has been developed and designed to ensure that customers receive the high-level of customer service they have come to expect from Ridgeons. Fully trained staff are on hand to advise on products.
The new branch also includes an extensive kitchen and bathroom showroom and a Plumbstock trade counter which offers a full range of plumbing and heating supplies for local plumbers.