Winning streak continues for St Albans plumbers
A ST ALBANS-based husband and wife plumbing business has racked up its second award in just a few months as Best New Business.
Anne Timpany and husband Raff Agalliu, who run On Tap Plumbers, won their latest award at a ceremony held at the Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Hertfordshire, on October 17th.
On Tap Plumbers, a Gas Safe registered company, was created from scratch in 2010 when Anne pooled her background skills in hospitality and customer service with Raff’s plumbing and heating qualifications and experience.
The couple already have another Best New Business gong under their belts from the FSB awards in June, as well as being runners up in the St Albans Business of the Year category at the same time.
Anne, who is originally from New Zealand and Raff from Albania, who are both now British citizens, said:
“Obviously we are over the moon to get a second award so quickly in recognition for our hard work over the last few years, when starting from scratch in what was a foreign country was pretty daunting. It shows that we have strived to run a viable, responsible and effective business and give a first class service to our customers.”
The East of England Business Champion Awards is open to SMEs based in Norfolk, Suffolk, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire which have annual turnovers of between £25,000 and £5million.
Damian Cummins, from Events and PR which runs the awards, said: The Best New Business category was one of the most hotly contested this year with entrants from across all 7 counties. On Tap Plumbers did extremely well to win against such diverse and strong competition.
Anne added: “Our approach to working in what is often seen as an unreliable and hazardous industry means we provide a guarantee with all of our work, we are fully insured, our prices are totally transparent and reasonable and our staff are helpful and reliable. I would like to continue to help change how that works here in the UK and restore more respect, reliability and responsibility to this arena.”
On Tap Plumbers provide all the services expected from a plumbing company and also installs plumbing, heating and above ground drainage services to home owners and commercial clients; specialising in installing new heating systems and creating householders’ dream bathrooms.
Their work has been used in building the Samuel Ryder Academy nursery in St Albans, Martins Wood Primary School, Stevenage and several schools in Hackney.
They have also worked on the conversion of high-end, luxury offices to flats in Portland Place off Oxford Circus, which included intricate marble bathrooms, needing great attention to detail.
Their latest large scale projects include Revive Fitness and Spa in Potters Bar and 5-6 Connaught Place, Westminster.