Mark Newnham, Plumb Center Branch Manager (left), presents Roger Billings with his reward to mark the first anniversary of the Privilege Plus card.

Privilege Plus celebrates first year

Published:  03 July, 2009

MILTON KEYNES: Privilege Plus, Plumb Center’s and Parts Center’s discount and account card, has marked its first anniversary by rewarding loyal customer Roger Billings, selected at random in a draw, with £500 credit on his account and a bottle of champagne.

Roger of R Billings Heating and Plumbing, has held a Privilege Plus card since July 2008 and uses it every time he makes a purchase in branch. “I am delighted to be rewarded for regularly using my card. Privilege Plus gives me the flexibility to buy the goods before I’ve been paid by my customers. I also don’t need to negotiate terms when I visit different branches as they are all set up on the card, and I have up to 45 days interest free, which helps me run an efficient business,” said Roger.

Privilege Plus was launched in 2008 by Plumb Center and Parts Center across their branch network. The Privilege Plus Card is a combined discount and account card for tradesmen, with discounts available at all Plumb Center and Parts Center branches nationwide and up to £10,000 to spend. The card also has other benefits including more time to pay, with up to 45 days to pay for goods, the ability to revolve credit with a minimum monthly payment option of just 4.25% and if the balance is paid in full there is no charge.

Cardholders can order over the phone for delivery of goods to any UK address, which means when they are on-site goods can be delivered to them directly. And, with one monthly statement covering all transactions, Cardholders can keep track and control of their spending. Plus, they have the flexibility of using other Wolseley businesses such as Build Center and Drain Center.

Additional services include a free TradePro Fuel Card, which gives the Cardholder 1p off per litre of fuel at more than 2,700 Shell, Esso and Total sites nationwide, 10% off public, employer, van, tools and other insurances, 20% off BUPA and 5% off mobile tyre fitting and battery replacement services.

Andrew Keating, Wolseley UK commercial director - lightside (which includes Plumb Center and Parts Center) said; “The Privilege Plus card has helped us develop our relationship with existing customers and also enabled us to bring new customers on board. We are helping Cardholders manage their business finances by giving them preferential prices, control over cash flow and access to a number of exclusive discounted business services.

“In return, we benefit from customer loyalty to Plumb Center and Parts Center. It’s a win - win situation and with customers spending over £2 million in the first year, the figures speak for themselves. We would like to thank all our Privilege Plus customers and look forward to another year of successfully trading with them.”

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