Chandlers celebrates national award win
We're celebrating after staff member, Phil Barnard, won the Achiever of the Year award at the recent Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence ceremony.
As the Technical Specification Manager for Chandlers, Phil has played a pivotal role in the development of the 'Chandlers Sustainable Solutions' brand, which offers a number of different eco friendly and water efficiency products.
Phil created a unique water saving range known as 'Modern Designs for Modern Living', then personally designed and fitted out a new showroom at our Lewes branch. The showroom displayed the whole Modern Designs for Modern Living collection, which includes sanitaryware, showerheads, temperature control valves and flow regulators.
A new Eco Training Centre has also been constructed alongside the showroom where Phil can speak to contactors about the water saving range, as well as Chandlers' other sustainable building solutions, such as, Rainwater Harvesting Solutions, External Wall Insulation and the Porotherm Clay Block Walling System.
Phil has also worked with other merchants and national brands to make Chandlers a founder member of the Water Using Products Working Group, which has develop a water efficiency-labelling scheme in response to the Government's White Paper on water efficiency. The scheme was successfully launched in the UK on 1st July this year and Chandlers was a founding signatory.
Phil Barnard commented, "I am a little overwhelmed and thrilled to receive the award. The development of more sustainable building solutions is of great importance and I would like to thank Chandlers for their support in the many projects I am involved in."
Richard Skinner, Commercial Director at Chandlers, said, "We are all delighted that Phil has received this award, it is thoroughly deserved. In the last couple of years the industry as a whole has recognised the need to provide eco solutions and, thanks to Phil's hard work, Chandlers Sustainable Solutions has gained a strong reputation for offering expert advice on water conservation issues and sustainable building techniques."