Winners of the first Geberit Awards celebrate in style and take pride in what they do

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    The UK and Ireland’s Best Commercial Installer Team, Best Domestic Installer and the Best Apprentice are celebrating becoming winners of the Geberit Awards 2014, in association with PHAM News. Throughout 2014 Geberit has been hunting for the country’s best installers and the nominations flooded in for each of the three categories. The calibre of entries was extremely high, with installers throughout the UK and Ireland quite rightly taking a great pride in their work.

    The judges of the Geberit Awards had a tough job on their hands, selecting the worthy winners, each of whom had to demonstrate why they are the best in the business, whether that be by embracing new products and techniques, by being a quick learner or by simply going above and beyond to translate the bathroom of their customers’ dreams into a reality.

    The Best Commercial Installer Team Award went to J L Phillips Renewable Energy, headed up by Jason Phillips, who demonstrated outstanding teamwork when using Geberit Mapress fittings and pipes to install renewable energy systems at four poultry sites in Nottinghamshire. Working together, the team completed installation at each of the sites within two days, using more than 5,500 Geberit components in the process. “With the help of Geberit products, we achieved successful installations, finished on time and had a happy client. Winning the Geberit Award is the perfect way to round off a successful year,“ commented J L Philliips‘ Annabel Vince.

    It was another large project reliant on Geberit products that won Christopher Lemons the accolade of Best Apprentice in this year’s Awards. Showing initiative and an eagerness to learn, 20-year-old Christopher took it upon himself to contact the Geberit technical team while installing a new heating system at a school, using Geberit Mapress carbon steel. “I’m always pushing to learn more and do the best I can on every job I work on,“ comments Christopher, who is in his third year of his apprenticeship with Derbyshire County Council. “I’m overwhelmed to win the Geberit Award to be honest. It will help me quite a bit in my career I should think, impressing bosses and looking really good on my CV.“

    The same level of commitment and pride in his work was demonstrated by the winner of the Best Domestic Installer in the Geberit Awards, Jonathan Terry. Nominated by one of his customers who describe him as a ‘one of a kind installer‘, Jonathan heads up the installation team at Jonathan Terry Bathrooms and uses Geberit products as a matter of course when it comes to concealed parts or wall-hung applications, priding himself on always achieving a high-end finish. Justine Bullock from Taylors Etc Design, who nominated Jonathan for the Award, said: “The combination of excellent quality products and superb installation means our customers are blown away by the results.“

    “I’ve always taken a great deal of pride in my work and aim for a quality finish on every job, that’s just the way I am,“ said Jonathan. “It’s nice to be recognised with the Geberit Award, particularly after being nominated by a customer, it just shows I must be doing a good job!“

    Each of the Award winners drove away on new wheels, with the lease of a brand new VW Transporter Van to help them get around.

    Raffaela De Vittorio, Geberit Marketing Director, commented: “We’re delighted with the success of the first ever Geberit Awards. “All of the entrants, without a single exception, demonstrated that they are at the top of their game and should all be rightly proud of their high standards of work. It’s good to see so many installers throughout the country taking pride in what they do.“

    Daniel Fountain / 20.12.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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