Leading Wiltshire heating and plumbing company launches service plans

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Wiltshire’s leading heating and plumbing company, John Williams Heating Services, has launched its first service plans for customers.

The plans have been designed by co-founders John and Debbie Williams who felt many people would prefer to spread the cost of caring for their heating systems.

John said: “We know how important it is to budget both within our own business and at home. For several months we’ve been working on this new strategy to offer customers peace of mind and confidence there won’t be unexpected large bills around the normal maintenance of their heating systems.”

The new service plans cover domestic gas and LPG boilers and benefits include new for old parts, discounted labour rates and a guaranteed next day attendance. There are a range of plans on offer from a basic annual boiler service right up to a total care plan. Prices start at £6.60 a month direct debit.

John Williams Heating Services is based on the Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate in Chippenham and is now in its 11th year of business. This year, it was named Apprentice Employer of the Year in the Wiltshire Business Awards. Last year, the company won the award for Best Small Business and Business of the Year in the Enterprising Wiltshire awards. It’s also a Which? Trusted Trader and is registered with CheckATrade.com.

Original article can be found at: http://www.tbeswindonandwilts.co.uk/leading-wiltshire-heating-and-plumbing-company-launches-service-plans/

 

SPONSORS OF HALF MARATHON HAND OVER CASH TO AIR AMBULANCE

The sponsors of the Chippenham Half Marathon have handed over a cheque for £3,000 to one of Wiltshire’s most valued charities.Embedded image permalink

John and Debbie Williams, of John Williams Heating Services, were invited to the charity’s base in Devizes to hand over the proceeds of the marathon to the main beneficiary.

Debbie Williams, who is herself a keen runner, said: “ We were all very proud be asked to give this donation to Wiltshire Air Ambulance which provides such a vital service across our county. We’re equally proud to sponsor our local half marathon which is a wonderful community event, growing in stature each year.”

The Chippenham Half Marathon takes place each September and John Williams Heating Services is a main sponsor for 2015.

This year’s official charity is Dorothy House Hospice Care, but runners interested in the event can raise money for their favourite charity if they prefer.

Details can be found at www.chippenhamhalfmarathon.co.uk

The original article can be found at http://www.businessbiscuit.com/people/2775-jwheating-air-ambulance

 

Wiltshire Business Awards 2014: Apprenticeship Employer of the Year winner John Williams Heating Services

Chippenham,company John Williams Heating Services has picked up the Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2014 Wiltshire Business Awards.

Apprenticeship Employer of the Year winner John Williams Heating Services (Pic by Glenn Phillips)

The firm, which has provided heating and boiler services for over 25 years, is well known as domestic, landlord and letting agency heating and plumbing specialists, using highly qualified and experienced engineers.
Based in Bumpers Way on Bumper’s Farm Industrial Estate, the company held off strong competition from Marlborough training provider Haddon Training and Swindon-based contact outsourcer Carpeo for the prize.

The judges for the award, which was sponsored by Wiltshire College, said: “The level of committment and belief held of the apprenticeship brand by JW Heating and Plumbing Services is evident in the fact that one of the owners is now an Apprenticeship Ambassador for the National Apprenticeship service.”

The services provided by the company include all types of boiler servicing, repair and replacement, new central heating systems, powerflushing and descaling, solar heating installations and renewable energy installations.

After receiving the award, Debbie Williams, who runs the company with husband John, said: “It is amazing for us to win this award as it recognizes the amount of work we have put in to apprenticeships.

“John started off his career as an apprentice and we always knew that at some point we would start taking on apprentices. We believe it is important to grow your own apprentices at it helps them understand your brand and the ethos of your business.”

The 2014 Wiltshire Business Awards, which took place at Center Parcs, Longleat, featured six other categories, including Business Person of the Year, Customer & Staff Care, Environmental, Medium Sized Enterprise of the Year, Services to the Community, and Small Business of the Year.

Winners in each category gained automatic entry into the night’s most prestigious award – the Overall Excellence Award – which is being sponsored by Thrings, a long-time partner of the event.

The original article can be found at:

http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/12897670.Wiltshire_Business_Awards_2014__Apprenticeship_Employer_of_the_Year_winner_John_Williams_Heating_Services/

 

 

The Day The Minister Came For Tea!

Staff at one of Wiltshire’s most successful small businesses John Williams Heating Services had a surprise visitor yesterday (March 26) when the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions came by.

Iain Duncan Smith MP was visiting Wiltshire with Conservative PPC Michelle Donelan when he called on company owners John and Debbie Williams at their showroom on the Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate in Chippenham.

 

Debbie said: “We were only asked the previous day if we would be available to speak to the Secretary of State and we were delighted to be asked.

“We discussed apprenticeships and how they fit into our business.

“He told us how, when he was leader of the opposition, he visited a school in Holland and how they identify early on in education some students prefer more practical studies.

“We talked about how crucial it is to get into local schools and promote apprenticeships as a really viable career path.”

 

Debbie Williams has recently been appointed as an Apprentice Ambassador for the national Skills Funding Agency. John Williams Heating Services has been employing apprentices since 2011 and currently has four apprentices.

 

John Williams Heating Services has been a part of the Wiltshire business community for more than ten years. The company offers plumbing services from changing a washer to a full bathroom design and installation; heating services including LPG gas, oil and renewables; domestic and commercial maintenance and servicing of heating and plumbing systems.

 

The company won the award for Best Small Business and Business of the Year 2014 in the Enterprising Wiltshire awards.

 

John Williams Heating Services is the 100th member supporting Business against Poverty

Business against Poverty releases survey results and secures landmark 100th member

The  results of Business against Poverty (BaP) members carried out by marketing and research consultancy, Pink Flamingo (pinkflamingoshopper.com), highlight the importance of differentiation, reciprocal benefit and personal engagement to our success. These findings come just as we welcome our 100th member, John Williams Heating Services (jwheating.co.uk), a heating and plumbing specialist based in Chippenham!

The survey was commissioned in order to gain insight into why businesses and individuals engaged with BaP, to identify their expectations and how well they feel they are being met, and to identify areas of opportunity and improvement.

The survey showed that over half our members have been members for two years or longer, with 39% remaining loyal for over three years. Many stated that the reciprocal ethos was a major factor thereby demonstrating that BaP’s mantra of ‘a handshake, not a handout’ clearly reaps rewards. Two-thirds of members considered themselves ‘quite or very engaged’, adding comments such as “I’m really proud of the fact that we are BaP members”; 93% said that they had read BaP’s monthly newsletter with over half confirming that they visit the website every two to three weeks. The high visibility and personal enthusiasm of our leadership team has reaped dividends, with 39% of members stating that they joined as a result of having met CEO, Valerie Huxley, or Chair/BaP Director, Bill Huxley.

Areas cited as desirable for future development include an increase in profile and membership beyond the local area, events targeted at specific sectors, a second ‘flagship’ event such as a ball in another region and more communications about the charity’s projects and its people.

Team shot - John Williams Heating ServicesReaching 100 members is a real milestone for BaP and the reach of our membership is increasing. John Williams Heating Services is a heating and plumbing specialist serving Chippenham and the surrounding area. In April 2014 the company won Enterprising Wiltshire Business of the Year.
Bill Huxley commented: “We are delighted with the feedback as this helps direct our activities for the future. It’s a huge sense of achievement to welcome John Williams Heating Services as our 100th member; we’re ready for 2015 and can’t wait to start working with the next 100 members!”
Debbie Williams, director at John Williams Heating Services stated: “As a successful, family-run company it is inspiring to be involved with a local charity that brings us together with other SMEs and individuals in the region. We’re looking forward to an exciting partnership with BaP in the year ahead.”

The original article can be found at http://www.businessagainstpoverty.com/company-news/bap-releases-survey-results-and-secures-landmark-100th-member/

For more information about Business against Poverty please visit http://www.businessagainstpoverty.com/

Heating and plumbing company gets thumbs up from Hitachi Capital to offer finance

The team at John Williams Heating Services

The team at John Williams Heating Services

John Williams Heating Services, has been approved to offer loans to spread the cost of buying a boiler.

The company, based in Chippenham, has been given the go-ahead by Hitachi Capital to offer finance terms for Worcester boilers.

John Williams, co-founder of John Williams Heating Services, said: “Buying a new boiler is one of the biggest household purchases most of us have to consider at some time. This finance option allows people to spread the cost which helps with budgeting and avoids having to find a lump sum up front.”

Customers can choose:

  • A standard finance option – paying for a boiler over a period of up to ten years at an interest rate of 9.9 per cent APR.
  • Subsidised finance options – including interest free, buy now pay later or payment deferral.

John Williams Heating Services, operates from a bespoke office suite on the Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate in Chippenham. The company employs 16 staff who pride themselves on offering excellent and reliable customer service.

Services include all aspects of plumbing from changing a washer to a full bathroom design and installation; heating services including LPG, gas, oil and renewables; domestic and commercial maintenance,  servicing and installation of heating systems  and a range of high quality products, including fireplaces and electric or gas fires.

John Williams Heating Services is also an accredited installer of Worcester Bosch boilers – seen in the industry as one of the best, most efficient domestic appliances and has been named as a Which? Best Buy product.  The company can be contacted at http://jwheating.co.uk or by calling 01249 709024.

Article published by http://www.flicwiltshire.com/Business/Heating-and-plumbing-company-gets-thumbs-up-from-Hitachi-Capital.aspx#.VK5NTyusWCl

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day at John Williams Heating Services!

 

Xmas jumper day 2014

The team at John Williams Heating Services supporting Save the Children Christmas Jumper day !

The whole team at John Williams Heating Services Ltd based on Bumpers Farm, Chippenham got involved in raising money for Save the Children on Friday 12th December.

Everyone wore their Christmas Jumpers to work and made a donation to Save the Children. The festivities then continued with a breakfast morning to ensure that there were no hungry engineers and also the exchange of Secret Santa gifts, which created a lot of laughter and Christmas cheer !

It was a brilliant time enjoyed by all and also raised over£100 for a good cause – Save the Children.

This is the third year that Save the Children has organised the ‘Wear your Christmas jumper to work day’ and it has so far raised more than £1.6 million. Every penny raised, the Government doubles and the money is used to help children in more than 120 countries by providing life saving care and treatment. This is the second year that John Williams Heating Services has supported this worthwhile cause and it certainly won’t be the last !

To donate to Save the Children either visit the website at http://jumpers.savethechildren.org.uk/ or text WOOLLY to 70050 to donate £2 (include NO INFO on your text if you do not wish to receive any information from Save the Children).

New Heating Engineer joins our team at John Williams Heating Services!

ENGINEER JOINS LEADING HEATING AND PLUMBING COMPANY AT JOHN WILLIAMS HEATING SERVICES

Emmett Franklin

Emmett Franklin – Heating and Plumbing Engineer

 

Wiltshire’s leading heating and plumbing company has appointed engineer Emmett Franklin to its team.

The 34-year-old, who lives in Bath, took up his new role this month after moving to the area. He’s worked in the heating and plumbing industry for a decade.

Previously he’d worked as an electronics engineer.

Emmett said: “I moved into this area of engineering as I wanted to be more customer-focused and I enjoy the fact that you are out and about, travelling around and discovering Bath and Wiltshire.”

Emmett joins a team of ten engineers working with John Williams Heating Services, which is based on the Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate in Chippenham.

The company was named Best Small Business and Business of the Year 2014 in the Enterprising Wiltshire awards. It’s also a Which? Trusted Trader and is registered with CheckATrade.com.

John Williams Heating Services can be contacted at http://jwheating.co.uk

Article originally from http://www.businessbiscuit.com/people/2463-engineer-joins-leading-heating-and-plumbing-company

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Teenager joins the team at Wiltshire’s Business of the Year

Jack-Upton-headshot--e1413277717180-620x400Teenager Jack Upton has joined the team at John Williams Heating Services Ltd as the company’s latest apprentice.

Jack has just completed his NVQ level 2 in plumbing and heating at the City of Bath College and is now embarking on a year working on the job with the team at John Williams Heating Services, based in Chippenham. In his final year, he’ll return to the college two days each week to achieve his NVQ level 3.

Jack said: “I’ve really enjoyed my first days working alongside the team here. They’ve made me feel very welcome and it’s just good to be hands-on doing the job I’ve been training to do.”

John Williams Heating Services won the award for Best Small Business and Business of the Year 2014 in the Enterprising Wiltshire awards earlier this year.  The company has a bespoke office suite on the Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate in Chippenham.

Founders John and Debbie Williams employ 14 staff who pride themselves on offering excellent and reliable customer service.  Of its team of engineers, three are apprentices who are learning their trade alongside experienced mentors.

Jack, who’s 17 and lives in Chippenham, is a former pupil of Sheldon School and he took up his new role earlier this month.

Read the original article here: http://www.tbeswindonandwilts.co.uk/?p=3015

Which? Award is a plumb job for heating company

The team at John Williams Heating Services

The team at John Williams Heating Services

Wiltshire’s Enterprising Business of the Year, John Williams Heating Services, has become one of only a handful of companies in the county to become a Which? Trusted Trader.

After undergoing a rigorous accreditation process, the company, which is based on the Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate in Chippenham, has been awarded Trusted Trader status.

Debbie Williams, co-founder of John Williams Heating Services, said: “It was an extremely stringent process with painstaking criteria – many companies don’t meet the standards required.

“However we felt our customers would feel even more confident in our services and standards if we went the extra mile to get this accreditation with such a trusted brand as Which?”

John Williams Heating Services celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and operates from the Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate in Chippenham. The company employs 16 staff who all pride themselves on offering excellent and reliable customer service to customers in Wiltshire, Bath, Bristol and Somerset.

Services offered by the company include all aspects of plumbing from changing a washer tap to a full design and installation service; heating services including LPG gas, oil and renewables; domestic and commercial maintenance and servicing as well as a range of high quality products, such as fireplaces and electric or gas fires.

Which? is an organisation with over 50 years’ experience in campaigning on consumer issues. It reviews products and offers independent advice on a wealth of subjects.

Its Trusted Trader scheme is to designed to offer customers the choice of local companies which have met very high standards. These include having a Customer Charter.

The company was named Business of the Year and Best Small Business at this year’s Enterprising Wiltshire Awards in Trowbridge.