Steve Cipriano and Tim Keeler.
Vokèra and APHC collaboration agreement
Published: 23 September, 2011
LONDON: Boiler and renewables manufacturer Vokèra has formed a collaboration agreement with the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors to help contractors develop their businesses.
The agreement will provide a range of benefits including discounted membership rates and free training.
Signed earlier this month, the collaboration agreement enables installers who are registered with Vokèra’s Affinity scheme to receive an exclusive discount on APHC membership, including access to discounted gas notifications.
Any contractor joining the APHC will instantly receive 500 Vokèra Affinity points (worth £35).
Affinity-registered installers earn points each time they purchase a Vokèra product, which can be exchanged for thousands of rewards, including shopping vouchers, experience days, games consoles and sports/leisure equipment.
As part of the collaboration agreement, a contractor can even use their Affinity points to renew their APHC membership.
Once registered with the Affinity scheme, APHC members can also take advantage of free product training on all Vokèra products – available at 11 centres across the UK. Courses include high efficiency, fault finding and a renewables overview, worth £50 each.
In addition, APHC members receive 15% off all accredited courses, including the hot water systems and safety certificate, energy efficiency for domestic heating and a selection of certified renewables courses.
APHC members also have the opportunity to become a Vokèra approved installer, providing access to extended warranties and Vokèra marketing support, including dual branded clothing and literature, ‘approved installer’ van livery and access to enhanced Affinity rewards.
Tim Keeler, chairman of the APHC, said: “This collaboration aims to give plumbing and heating contractors a range of new benefits, in addition to the support they already receive from being a member of the APHC – which includes advice and money saving services, access to technical, IR, business and legal helplines, downloadable business resources, a ‘find an installer’ online search listing and competitive trade insurance.”
Steve Cipriano, managing director of Vokèra, said: “We are committed to our installer and contractor customers, and we think about them first and foremost in everything we do. This collaboration agreement is another example of the support and benefits we offer.”