In recognition for outstanding levels of service, Ariston was named ‘Supplier of the Year’ at the annual YPS Plumbing Supplies Awards in December. All the senior and branch managers from YPS Plumbing Supplies – the specialist plumbing and heating division of Bradfords Building Supplies – voted in the awards, which saw Ariston emerge victorious in the face of some strong competition. Mark Eburne, CEO of Bradfords Group Ltd, presented Peter Lee, Area Sales Manager for Ariston, with the prestigious Supplier of the Year trophy.
There are 23 dedicated branches of YPS Plumbing Supplies in the UK, from the south coasts of Devon and Cornwall to Penzance and Worcester. Ariston has been working with the company for over a year, supplying every branch with its full range of heating and hot water products, including ONE Series boilers, the Andris Lux range of electric water heaters and a variety of cylinders. Further testament to Ariston’s commitment to quality and service is reflected in the fact that the company is now YPS’s preferred supplier of condensing gas boilers.
Ariston supports YPS Plumbing Supplies in a wide variety of activities, including merchant open days, breakfast mornings and networking events. This is assisted by marketing support, bespoke product literature and joint customer visits. Plus, the Ariston display and training vehicle (DTV) frequently visits YPS Plumbing Supplies stores, offering exclusive product demonstrations and training sessions. Peter Lee even makes himself available for managers and customers to contact with any queries; he even has his phone on at weekends in the event of emergencies!
Commenting on the accolade, Peter said: “We are delighted to have won an award recognising our levels of service, especially at such an early stage of our tenure with YPS Plumbing Supplies. They are a fantastic company to work with; I have already established some amazing relationships with their staff and customers, who have all been impressed with the quality of our product portfolio and levels of technical support. I am looking forward to working with the YPS team throughout 2019 to further strengthen their position in the heating and hot water sector.”
Victoria Gutierrez, Marketing Manager at Ariston, added: “To win this award after only 12 months as a supplier is testament to the hard work and effort that we – and Peter in particular – have put in since we began working with YPS. We have been extremely pleased with the feedback received from the company and its customers so far; we hope this award will be the first of many future successes, and that our partnership with YPS Plumbing Supplies will continue to go from strength to strength.”
Ariston Thermo UK, which is part of the Ariston Thermo Group, is a manufacturer of domestic heating, hot water and renewable products. With over 20 years of experience in the UK, Ariston Thermo is a worldwide leading company in the heating and water heating industry.