16 years after founding Pump House with 4 staff, Craig Peebles, has decided to leave the company he founded to focus on family life.
June Richardson has been promoted to Sales and Marketing Director responsible for all wholesale in UK. Paul Greengrass takes up the new role of Business Development Director looking after export, OEM, new product development, engineering and new markets.
David Bass continues in the role as Managing Director. Pump House would like to take this opportunity in thanking Craig for creating and helping to grow a significant business within the industry.
“I’ve had some wonderful times at Pump House and met some special people, both in the business and as customers. I’m a people person more than anything, that is the part that I enjoy most and it is certainly going to be one of the things I miss the most’
Supporting Nottingham Hospitals Charity Pump House woke up on Thursday 25th of May and went back in the 80’s!
People from Pump House dressed in 80’s style; Madonna met a football hooligan from the 80’s in the office; fitness guru showed us all how ‘not to hula hoop’ and a couple of rock chicks definitely don’t know yo-yoing! Of course, Magnum Pi had to show off by wearing a T-shirt he bought from Hawaii, parking his red Ferrari outside Pump House.
This day was 100% successful and full of fun; we raised over £460 for Nottingham Hospitals Charity – thanks to generous donations from Ocean Air UK; Brett Critchley – Head of IT at Cooper Parry and even the ice cream van man made a donation because he liked all of our bright colourful costumes!
Because hula hooping is really tiring, we decided to treat ourselves and fill our hungry tummies with pizzas and ice creams (I think being on diet failed big time).
Thank you for all of your support from all of the staff at Pump House!
You have to hand it to the lovely people at Pump House. Not only did they deliver another fabulous fishing event, they also seem able to control the weather!
There was torrential rain for the duration of the drive to Droitwich the previous evening and it was a similar story just 15 minutes after the end of the match, with a spectacular hailstorm thrown in for good measure. In between though, conditions for the fishing were stunning, with clear skies and warm sunshine.
Around 90 people headed to Woodland View Fisheries and, fortified by a hearty breakfast, made the most of the weather by bagging some impressive weights. Carl Fretwell, of Complete Cooling Services in Nottingham, was the overall winner on the day.
The traditional hog roast feast and prizegiving capped another day to remember and the 9th annual event raised £415 for the Maytree Sanctuary, in memory of former Pump House employee Luke Beard.
Supporting Comic Relief we turned up to work wearing red tutu skirts, red tops and red ties and socks. And, of course, can’t forget to mention plenty of red noses!
It really was a great day at work and we all enjoyed a little bit of fun taking part in the Pump House Olympics.
Did you know some people in Pump House are very, very competitive, especially our Office Manager? (haha) Unfortunately, he didn’t beat our Digital Marketing Co-ordinator when it came to throwing red balls into the paper bin. Well, maybe he can try next time after a little bit of practice…
In this event, we raised £129.50 and we believe all this money will make such a difference to a worthy cause.
Pump House ran a competition during 2016 for contractors to send images of their recently installed EASY-FIT Air Conditioning Protective Guards.
The success of this competition saw many contractors proudly send snaps of their recently installed EASY-FIT, Wooden and VRV Guards in many sizes throughout various locations within the UK.
A panel of three judges looked at the many applicants and a winning prize was given to an installation that was submitted – details of which are summarised below:
Richard Bishop, who formed his business in 2006 is the director of ‘Climate Care Solutions’ and told us he has been installing the Pump House EASY-FIT Guards since his business launch. Priding himself on quality and good installation practice he has no reason to use any other. The winning photograph was of his recent installation of an AC system where he installed many units and needed them protecting on the Romford site of a well-established restaurant chain.
Richard said “I never win anything so I was delighted to receive the phone call from the marketing team saying I had won an iPhone 6”
He was presented with his prize at Climate Center – Battersea by Dean Skerratt, Regional Sales Manager.
Left (Richard Bishop – Climate Care Solutions) Right (Dean Skerratt – Climate Center)
A couple days ago, I took on a new challenge in my life.
I never ever thought that I would be doing this. Ever.
Me, the clumsiest person in the world, a person who falls over in public places and a person who is not able to travel by coaches because always ends up in different locations than planned… At the end of the day, I am the person who ended up in England with my own responsibilities and no one knows how the heck I managed that (I’m still unsure myself?)
Someone smart once said to me, that if you can laugh at yourself you have fun guaranteed for the rest of your life. And that somehow is how I keep going.
So, my sense of humour actually helped me to step out of the shadow (step up from behind the camera to the forefront) and bravely install an Easy-Fit Protective Guard.
Pump House manufactured Easy-Fit Guards, are weather resistant, steel mesh and offer a safe solution to vandalism and accidental damage of our expensive AC units and heat pump units. The package includes a wall frame, four arms, two side panels, one top panel and one front panel. There is also a bag of fixings included containing an allen-key, screws, bolts and washers. (Yes, I have learnt all this because I have never worked for an air conditioning and refrigeration company before. So, for a woman this is completely an unsexy industry, same as a man working in fashion and distinguishing between a peach colour and a salmon colour?)
First of all, I watched our handy Product Manager, Tony Horne, install this Guard before I started on my own and tried to remember every step by step. I really have to admit that it was simple to understand and remembering the process was easy.
The truth is I didn’t drill the holes into the wall (Gosh, someone help the people around me if I did), but everything else, I did install on my own.
Before I secured the frame to the wall I screwed the arms to the frame using the allen-key which was included in the packaging. After that, the frame went up on the wall and was secured by bolts and washers. The frame has 8 holes (Small Guard) so you Engineers can choose which one is the best to secure. I reckon two on the top and two on the bottom which is enough to secure the frame.
Once I had the frame fitted to the wall I added the side panels. This was the easiest process out of the whole installation! So, whilst holding the arms, I started from the bottom to slide them and click them into place. Easy! I did the same with the second side panel.
Next it was the top panel; this was a bit heavier than the side panel (but I don’t think a man would struggle with the weight!)
The last bit was to secure the front panel to the frame.
Standing in freezing cold temperatures and filming some scenes over and over my hands turned blue (I thought my fingers would fall off) as I struggled to hold the front panel – it was a little bit heavier than I thought (for a tiny woman like me). So, we had to repeat this scene a couple of times until I managed to secure the front panel to the frame. The funny thing was, that I dropped the allen-key…Then I dropped the screws… Then I walked away using inappropriate language about the cold weather and wishing the summer weather was still with us. I had a runny nose (very attractive) which I don’t think comes across on the film, but I did successfully manage to install our Easy-Fit Protective Guard and I was very, very proud of myself!
Not only did I face my fear, but I faced the camera and I faced the guard. “Woman vs Guard.”
I am delighted to tell you, that the Pump House installation process of the guards is indeed, really easy and even I could manage to put it together, a woman without any previous experience in this industry and also it was really good fun.
On the other side – doing this when really cold and without gloves was difficult in itself because of the risk of frozen fingers and icicles from my nose, so please be aware of this!
A massive respect goes out to all of the Engineers who do this everyday no matter the weather conditions, I think you do a brilliant job! Thumbs up to all of you!
Pump House are delighted to be exhibiting at Chillventa 2016.
We are looking forEuropean Distribution Partners and welcome you and your company to come and visit our stand Hall 4 location 229.
Our staff will provide you with a friendly welcome along with expert advice on the products we are looking to distribute through the European market. You will be invited to share refreshments at our stand and meet our European Sales Manager – Guendalina Ottaggio.
Exhibiting alongside Pump House will be DiversiTech, as the umbrella organisation for both Pump House and Cliplight. DiversiTech will be looking for partners, acquisitions, licensing activities or other opportunities to bring more products and channel opportunities to our customers.
Cliplight strategy at Chillventa is to inform the customers of the products range and highlight features and benefits to the potential contractors and distributors.
The exhibition will run from Tuesday 11 – 13 October 2016 from 09.00 – 18.00 at the Exhibition Centre in Nuremberg, Germany.
Our very brave colleague Tom Fitzsimons has decided to jump out of the plane and raise money for Alzheimer’s Research. Thanks to the amazing support of family, friends, colleagues and customers he has raised over £1500.
Please click on Donation below if you would like to do late donations!
The competition will run from the 1st August till 16th December 2016. A contractor can enter multiple images in to the prize draw which will take place on Friday 16th December. Each image taken must be a true representation of the Pump House Easy-Fit Protective Guard in installation. The image provided allows Pump House to use this within its marketing material. Prizes will be awarded to win either an iPhone 6 or a Hotel Weekend Break with evening meals at a hotel of your choice (within the UK up to £300) – must be part of the IHG InterContinental Hotels Group.
E-mail the images to: email@example.com. The weekend break will be given to the best installation image highlighting the Pump House EASY~FIT protective guards, judged by the technical and product managers at Pump House.
Fishing Event at Woodland View Fisheries on 9th June 2016
Pump House and Woodland View Fisheries have combined together to offer a fantastic all day fishing event for up to 100 lucky people within the refrigeration, air conditioning, boiler, heating and renewable industry.
This now annual event will take place at the fishery located in Droitwich. Tickets are free and come on a first come first served basis.
The day involves a chance to meet other people in this growing industry, breakfast, a full day on the fishing lakes, hog roast meal, prizes and the company of Pump House staff.
Any donations made on the day will go to the charity in memory of the Luke Beard fund.
New – though the wall air conditioners WAC-C-12 are ready for distribution – call now for details on 0115 900 5858