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B&Q sign NAPIT as partner


B&Q, the largest home improvement and garden retailer in the UK and Europe, have selected NAPIT to audit their Installation services to Government approved standards.

NAPIT is now responsible for technically verifying the electrical installation work of all B&Q fitters and governing quality control for their certification.

Paul Rodford, B&Q’s Director of Installation Services, says: “B&Q have worked with NAPIT over a number of years now. We both see Customer safety as the up most importance and have developed a relationship that allows proactive advice, regular onsite spot checks and back up and support for the B&Q local Installation Centres. Our partnership continues to grow and provides an excellent service to all our Customers.”

B&Q currently carry out in excess of 30,000 installations each year via 32 installation centres that are in positions all over the UK. The installation service has been design completely around the customer and offers a second to none service.

The announcement of NAPIT’s partnership with B&Q follows the successful beginnings of their consumer mailing campaign with over 185,000 leaflets distributed to homeowners across Scotland. Furthermore 1.5 million new ‘We do more…’ leaflets will be displayed for use in all 360 B&Q centres across the UK, along with store catalogues featuring B&Q kitchen and bathroom ranges.

Richard Gould, NAPIT’s Director of Inspection Services says: “NAPIT are proud that B&Q wish to work to such high standards and have chosen NAPIT to regulate their work for these reasons. It’s excellent to see promotion for Part P on a large scale by a leading consumer retailer. We look forward to working together with B&Q to ensure the customer receives the highest level of expertise for their installations.”

B&Q continue to recruit electricians as fitters for their products through their local Installation Centres. Should you wish to register your interest in becoming a B&Q fitter and require further information you can call NAPIT on: 0845 543 0330 to request the telephone number of your nearest recruiting centre.