Pipe Center and Climate Center, part of Wolseley UK, presented Supplier of the Year awards to pump manufacturer Wilo (for Pipe Center) and air conditioning accessory specialist Pump House (for Climate Center) at the companies’ annual conference, held at Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
The event brought together several hundred staff from the companies’ sales and central support teams across the UK, to review performance, discuss strategy and celebrate outstanding achievements across the business.
Managing director Lee Jon Newman outlined plans to work even more closely with suppliers in future, and continue building on the company’s customer service proposition.
“There is no doubt that our close partnerships enable us to deliver the best service and product offering in the market. This, in turn, helps customers deliver for their own clients,” he said.
Key targets identified for growth include the core building services market, industrial sector, and refrigeration and air conditioning.
An important addition to the network is a new distribution centre at Measham, Leicestershire. Together with a programme of new branch openings, it will help streamline product deliveries and enable the company to offer class-leading response times across the UK.
Special guest at the event was Sean Fitzpatrick, former New Zealand All Black, who led a foundation-shaking “haka” on stage.