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UK businesses are still not fully GDPR compliant

GDPR

DESPITE GDPR now being in full effect, new research has revealed how many businesses are still not fully GDPR compliant.

A survey of 1,021 UK workers carried out by leading digital marketing agency, MarketingSignals.com, revealed that more than 1 in 3 businesses (37%) confess they are still not following the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

When quizzed on the ways businesses are not following this regulation, 35% said they are still sending marketing emails without the expressed consent.

31% revealed they still have the data of those who haven’t agreed to opt in to having their data stored. GDPR regulations

Methven extends black collection to include AIO handset

Methven

A popular, limited edition collection by Methven, the designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, has been expanded.

The award-winning Aio handset, featuring patented Aurajet® technology, has now been launched in matte black and added to the Methven Black collection. Paired with the Krome 120mm Rail Shower, with adjustable mounting brackets for easy retrofit installation, the Aio Black Rail Shower introduces the unparalleled Aurajet showering experience with the stunning new matte black aesthetic.

Neomitis welcome new regional sales manager for the South

Neomitis new regional sales manager Mark Osborne

Neomitis, a specialist in controls and heating products for residential and small office environments, have welcomed a new regional sales manager with 20 years of experience in the trade. 

Neomitis’s product range covers thermostats, programmers, timers, radiant heaters, hydraulic radiators, electric and hydronic heating towel rails and hydro-electrical heating devices for new build or renovation applications. Neomitis products are designed and developed by us in France and the UK. 

New Retail Account Manager appointed as Amber Underfloor Heating grows

Amber Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating specialist, Amber, has appointed a new Retail Account Manager for the north of the UK. 

Aaron Bevis previously worked for Fassa Bortolo, an Italian building materials manufacturer, specialising in several areas across retail, contract, specification and distribution. 

Aaron has also worked for Raychem Underfloor Heating so his experience will be invaluable to the team at Amber. 

In his new role at Amber, Aaron will be responsible for developing the retail channel in the north to drive new business acAmberross Amber’s underfloor heating brands. 

Aaron comments:

APHC asks industry to get behind Quality Plumber Week 2018

APHC

Running between 1st and 7th October 2018, this year Quality Plumber Week (QPW) seeks to debate the introduction of a single mandatory License to operate a plumbing and heating business as well as celebrating the important role that plumbing and heating engineers play in keeping people healthy and safe.

During QPW, APHC would like to explore collectively the industry’s need to look at the viability of introducing a single national mandatory Licensing Scheme to provide accreditation to operate a plumbing and heating business in order to protect public health, assist the UK in reducing its carbon emissions and provide more of a ‘level playing field’ for the bona fide plumbing and heating installer when quoting and tendering for work.

Extensive range and exclusive products feature in new Primaflow F&P bathrooms catalogue

Primaflow F&P

The UK’s largest bathroom, plumbing and heating wholesaler, Primaflow F&P, has just released its latest catalogue - Bathrooms by F&P - featuring 100 pages of style ideas and a wide range of options, as well as exclusive product lines.

New and exclusive to Primaflow F&P are the Triton shower brands Portico, Fixate, Quartier, Gyro and Granduer.

Gary Shields, Primaflow F&P’s Bathrooms and Fires Category Manager says:

Plumbing Trade Magazine joins in celebration of Quality Plumber Week

Quality Plumbing Week

Plumbing Trade Magazine is supporting Quality Plumber Week (1 - 9 October 2018) to celebrate the skilled work plumbing and heating engineers carry out every day. 

Organised by Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC), the fifth Quality Plumber Week aims to recognise the diversity and range of skills plumbers have, which is often overlooked until an emergency leak or broken boiler requires attention. The week works to raise consumer awareness of using properly qualified, trained and accredited plumbers in a bid to reduce the number of rogue traders operating in the trade. 

Rothwell Plumbing taps into Fleet Dynamic’s fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz van fleet

Rothwell Plumbing Services

Wigan-based Rothwell Plumbing Services has extended its partnership with vehicle rental and leasing specialist Fleet Dynamic, by setting its skilled tradesmen on the road in a new fleet of 53 Mercedes-Benz vans.

The vehicles arrived via Roanza Truck & Van – Fleet Dynamic, which operates from headquarters in Wigan, is a supplier to, as well as a customer of, the north-west
Mercedes-Benz Dealer.

Ravenheat launch HE30S compact with new and easy-to-use pipe configuration

The Ravenheat HE30S compact boiler

Ravenheat has added the brand new HE30S compact to its range of domestic gas boilers.

The HE30S compact features the same quality components and single-coil stainless steel heat exchanger as its highly successful predecessor, the HE98S, as well as a brand new pipe configuration. It delivers 31kW to domestic hot water and has a flow rate of 12 litres a minute at a 35-degree rise.

‘HomeBoost Fittings Kit’ now available

Salamander Pumps

Salamander Pumps, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of domestic water pumps, has introduced the ‘HomeBoost fittings kit’ as a stand alone product to its extensive range of products.

The fittings kit is designed as an accessory pack for installers who are fitting Salamander’s intelligent mains water pump, HomeBoost, to ensure a smooth and efficient installation.

The kit includes high quality brass connectors and an isolating valve to ensure easy servicing in the future, as well as adapters to allow connection to either a 15mm or 22mm pipe connection, and is available to buy separately to the HomeBoost pump.

Ken Vance Training Manager at Salamander Pumps, explained: