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At Westco, we’re proud to support our local rugby league heroes, Leigh Centurions. A shirt sponsor of the club, the Westco logo features proudly on the shirt sleeve of the Centurions’ famous cherry and white strip. Having championed the club for some years, we’ve had many occasions to celebrate its success. However, with Leigh Centurions…Details
As we say goodbye to summer, families across the UK are starting to think about how to save energy – and the associated price tag. A recent report found that plumbers play a vital role in advising consumers on which products to buy, with 74% of householders asking for advice when choosing a product. As…Details
Earlier this year, the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) emphasised the importance of controlling Legionella in public buildings. The call came as a Sydenham-based hospice was sentenced following the death of a patient from Legionnaire’s disease. While the hospice had implemented some measures in an attempt to control the disease, it had failed…Details
Last month, Westco looked at the rise of the master bathroom, and how it has become one of the most important spaces in home design. In the US, people are opting for luxury bathrooms over any other room in the house. “Almost 30% of homeowners undergoing renovations and remodelling are looking to achieve bigger bathrooms.”…Details
At the start of the year, Westco looked at trends in bathroom design, and the developments we expected to make the biggest splash (pun intended) in 2016. One of our key predictions was that style was on the rise. And that the demand for luxury showers, wetrooms, quality fittings, and stylish taps would increase; as…Details
A recent report states that plumbers still play a vital role in advising their customers on which products to buy. The survey found that 74% of customers will ask plumbers for advice when choosing a product, with 80% of plumbers reporting that customers like help with their interior design ideas. Of course, to anyone in…Details
Should school leavers be encouraged to consider apprenticeships as an alternative to higher education?
According to a new report, young people who don’t go on to study for A levels or degrees are “overlooked and left behind” when it comes to their future employment prospects. The research, which was conducted by the House of Lords social mobility committee, found that there is a strong focus on numbers entering university,…Details
Westco is launching a new, fully paid apprenticeship for 18-21-year-olds. The company has already begun interviewing candidates for the Scholarship Programme. Under the scheme, Westco will appoint three young adults to complete a 15-month City & Guilds accredited business administration course. It is hoped that the ‘Westco Academy’ will not only provide on-the-job learning, training…Details
Westco has appointed Darren Mercer to the new role of Operations Manager. Over the next few months, Darren will synchronise the various divisions within the business, coordinating the warehouse function, sales office, procurement, and production departments. Ultimately, Darren will be responsible for maximising operational efficiencies and improving the overall service received by Westco customers. He…Details