News

BPT ​welcomes​ ​new​ ​Sales​ ​Director​ ​Gary​ ​Hutchins

BPT ​welcomes​ ​new​ ​Sales​ ​Director​ ​Gary​ ​Hutchins
16 October 2017

Birchwood Price Tools is pleased to announce the arrival of Gary Hutchins as its new Sales Director.

Gary has joined BPT from Rexel, where he was Regional Director for electrical wholesalers WF Senate.

Gary brings with him over 20 years sales experience within a wholesaler and distribution background, having previously worked with many national corporate blue chip customers from the facilities management and end user sectors. In joining BPT, he intends to bring this knowledge to the supplier side in order to further strengthen BPT brands and products as ‘must stock’ items.

Gary says: “What excites me are the strong brands and the quality of the products BPT offer and the opportunity to take these brands into new distribution channels.”

Gary’s priorities are to understand customers’ needs, to ensure BPT is proposing solutions which will help them to grow their businesses, and to understand the potential opportunities for brands in new sectors. In addition, Gary will drive a programme of heavy investment to further strengthen BPT’s nationwide salesforce.

Gary lives in Swindon with wife Emma and their three children. Outside of work, he enjoys fitness and is currently training for the 2018 London Marathon. He will be running for the Jack Dowding Foundation, raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

Scruffs on View at Drews

Scruffs on View at Drews
03 October 2017

Birchwood Price Tools has completed a major Scruffs installation with Drews, based in Reading. The ironmonger’s flagship store underwent a major transformation with eye-catching shop front window dressing and the installation of a striking Scruffs Shop-in-Shop fixture.

Owner Nic Drew commented: "We’ve only been stocking Scruffs for a few months, but already we are pleased with the sales and the reaction of our customers. Everything about the experience has gone well - the stands are well constructed and eye-catching, and they display the stock really well. The product itself is well made and packaged, and the style and design has been well received by our customers. "

Birchwood Price Tools looks forward to working with other Drews branches in the near future, with the view to helping them transform their retail space with sales-driving in-store solutions from their renowned portfolio of brands including Scruffs, Defender and Van Vault.

BPT at the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF) Members Day

BPT at the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF) Members Day
27 September 2017

Last week, BPT attended the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Member Days as a key supplier to the builders merchants industry.

The members’ day is their annual event - exclusive to members, bringing both merchants and suppliers together.

The day provides valuable networking opportunities, informative business sessions, thought provoking speakers, workshops and exhibition stands.

Organisers reported that the day was a resounding success.We look forward to continuing working with the BMF.

To find out more about the BMF, visit their website: https://www.bmf.org.uk/

Find BPT at Screwfix Live 2017 - THIS WEEK!

Find BPT at Screwfix Live 2017 - THIS WEEK!
26 September 2017

Come and see us at Screwfix Live this week, from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre.

You will find us in the West Hall on Stand B29.

We have some fantastic deals available on the stand across Scruffs, Defender and Van Vault, and even some freebies!

To attend, register HERE for a FREE ticket and gift if you attend.

scruffs gore tex boot

On The Tool Reviews the new Scruffs GORE-TEX® boot
25 September 2017

Check out the 60 second review of the Scruffs GORE-TEX® boot by On The Tools.

BPT is proud to be in partnership with On The Tools - a social site for construction workers in the UK and across the globe to share relevant news and the funniest images and video clips of 'on site' banter, reaching over 1.6 million Facebook users!

Stock up now!

The GORE-TEX® boot video review is available for download to all BPT customers. Simply login in and go to the Scruffs marketing area.

 Scruffs has been shortlisted for On The Tools awards

Please vote for Scruffs!
07 September 2017

BPT’s flagship workwear brand Scruffs has been shortlisted for two categories in the 2017 On The Tools awards:
‘Workwear Brand of the Year’
‘Boot Brand of the Year’

Both awards are open to public voting, which closes on Friday 6 October 2017. The awards ceremony takes place on 20 October 2017. Winning the awards would give Scruffs fantastic exposure within the industry, helping to increase the brand’s appeal amongst tradespeople and beyond.

SCRUFFS NEEDS YOU!
We need as many people as possible to vote for Scruffs in the two categories, so PLEASE VOTE NOW! Every vote counts.

We’ll share the results with you on Monday 23 October 2017. Fingers crossed!

On the Tools is the UK's biggest construction-related online community with over 1.6 million followers - over 70% of them tradespeople.

Thanks for your support.

BPT is exhibiting at the Howarth Timber & Building Trade Show

BPT is exhibiting at the Howarth Timber & Building Trade Show
29 August 2017

On Friday 10th November 2017, BPT will be exhibiting at the Howarth Timber & Building Trade Show at Leeds United Conference Centre, Leeds. The event, which runs for 1 day only, is open to both the trade and public and is free to attend - simply register here.

The award-winning Trade Day Bonanza is back for its third year, complete with a host of deals and competitions and – brand new for 2017 – a ‘golden ticket’ giveaway worth £15,000!

You can expect to find some unmissable show deals from Scruffs Workwear, Defender Power & Lighting and Van Vault secure on-site and vehicle storage solutions.

Come and find us on Stand 66 and don’t miss out on these show-only deals!

 

Birchwood Price Tools at CEF Live

Come and see us for the second day of CEF Live
09 June 2017

Come and see us for the second day of CEF Live today at The NEC, Birmingham.

You will find us in Hall 9 on Stand 54.

We have some fantastic deals available on the stand across Scruffs, Defender & Van Vault with up to 52% off certain lines.

We also have a surprise in store for you if you come and see us - all we will say is, approach with caution. Head over to the Scruffs Facebook page today at 11am for a special Facebook Live from the show.

 Birchwood Price Tools will be exhibiting at CEF Live

Birchwood Price Tools will be exhibiting at CEF Live
02 June 2017

Next week Birchwood Price Tools will be exhibiting at CEF Live 2017 at The NEC, Birmingham. The event runs across 2 days (8th & 9th June) and is open to the public and free to attend.

With the event offering free parking, free entry and free lunch it is sure to attract a large number of electricians and apprentices.

Birchwood Price Tools will have some great deals on the day offering discounts on Defender & Scruffs products alongside free delivery on Van Vault items.

Also featured at the event will be knowledge seminars, skills challenges alongside a focus group for apprentices designed specifically to help them understand how to get ahead in the electrical industry.

Come and see us on Stand 54 in Hall 9 and grab a great deal!

Scruffs mannequin scare prank

Scruffs mannequin scare prank in partnership with On The Tools
27 April 2017

ECA Toolfast of Leicester kindly let us use their branch (and their customers) for the setting of the prank!

On The Tools dressed a member of their team head to toe in Scruffs and used a white mask to create the illusion they were in fact a mannequin. They then waited for the customers to walk in to scare them out of their skin! The reactions are priceless.

Check out the video below and then head over to the Scruffs Workwear Facebook page to share!

 

Enjoy!

 

NEW! Van Vault Marketing Campaign targets 4 million tradespeople - Stock Up NOW!

NEW! Van Vault Marketing Campaign targets 4 million tradespeople - Stock Up NOW!
10 April 2017

BPT is excited to have launched its biggest ever Van Vault nationwide campaign which is now live!

Van Vault 3 - secure storage which combines the original Van Vault box design with a locking drawer solution for protecting higher priced or fragile equipment such as thermal cameras. Ideal for electricians, plumbers and specialist contractors. Find out more about the Van Vault 3.

Stacker & Stacker XL - these secure drawers have been developed to enhance the existing Van Vault 2 and new Van Vault 3 to create a modular drawer solution, but can be used as stand alone items. Ideal for electricians, plumbers and specialist contractors who want to safeguard their high-priced technology or equipment. Find out more on the Stacker & Stacker XL.

XL - the XL provides maximum storage in a vehicle for tradespeople with larger tools and is the largest vehicle solution available. Almost double the size of a Van Vault 2! Ideal for builders and landscapers who have large powered tools such as power saws and heavy duty SDS drills or users who have long wheelbase vans. Find out more on the XL.

Landscaper - the Landscaper has been developed to meet the demands of the trades tools which are longer and oversized. At over 2M wide, this storage box effortlessly houses the largest of strimmers making if the ideal Van Vault solution for landscapers and arborists. Find out more on the Landscaper.

All of the new products meet the high quality standards of the full range comprising of tough steel of up to 2mm in thickness, anti-drill stainless steel disc locks and tamper-proof ‘no pull’ single pin hinge design to prevent lid removal.

Buy yours today!

Stackers & Van Vault 3 Van Vault Landscaper Van Vault XL

BPT are at the NMBS Show!

BPT are at the NMBS Show!
05 April 2017

Birchwood Price Tools are at the NMBS Show!

We're promoting our new Van Vault in-store solutions and fantastic show deals across Scruffs, Defender, Van Vault and Rhino. Come and find us at the Ricoh Arena on stand 54 to meet the team!

The free event runs for one day only and is exclusive to NMBS members only.

Defender Blue Room

Birchwood Price Tools Launches The Blue Room
09 March 2017

Birchwood Price Tools is delighted to announce the opening of its new state of the art brand showroom and meeting space - The Blue Room. The brand new facility for customers represents a significant investment for the Company.

On officially opening The Blue Room on the 6th March, BPT Managing Director Matt Hunt said;

“The customer is at the heart of everything we do here at BPT and it is fantastic we now have a space where we can give our customers the best possible experience of BPT and our brands’

Guests to The Blue Room can expect to be taken on a journey through each of BPT’s brands; Scruffs (workwear and safety footwear), Defender (lighting and power distribution), Van Vault (secure storage solutions) & Rhino (heating, cooling and drying solutions) - whilst learning about the best-selling lines, and the approach to quality and innovation that goes into creating the products. There are also areas focused on showcasing different merchandising solutions and how the products are displayed in store.

The Blue Room also features a stylish and fully equipped Boardroom facility fit to house any level of meeting or presentation.

 

Scruffs Blue Room

Defender Blue Room

Van Vault Blue Room

 

BPT Welcomes New Managing Director Matt Hunt

BPT Welcomes New Managing Director Matt Hunt
15 February 2017

Birchwood Price Tools is pleased to announce the arrival of Matt Hunt as its new Managing Director.

Matt , 42, has joined BPT from Rexel, where he was MD for electrical wholesalers WF Senate.

He has a strong retail and merchant background, having previously worked at Saint Gobain for its Gibbs & Dandy brand, and intends to bring this knowledge of merchanting and retailing needs to the supplier side, in his new role, to make BPT brands and products a ‘must stock’.

Matt says: “I’ve worked with many suppliers over the years, so I know what great looks like and the value they can add to the performance of a category”.

He is already investing in customer and end user insight to help him shape the look and feel of BPT’s ranges and service proposition going forward, in order to provide a complete solution to merchants and retailers.

“What excites me is the potential to make a material impact - the big, game-changing stuff. We are known for our innovation and what sparks innovation is knowing customer needs and spotting the gap. However, I want to focus not just on product development but the whole customer experience.”

Matt lives in Stratford Upon Avon with wife Sharon and their two daughters. Away from work, he is a keen golfer and rugby union and football fan.

BPT at NMBS Show

BPT at NMBS Show
13 February 2017

BPT is exhibiting at the NMBS on Wednesday 5th April 2017 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry

The NMBS event is the number one buying and selling event for independent merchants. In 2016 the event achieved record numbers with over 650 member attendees.

Phil Hogarth, Head of BPT Key & Independent Accounts says, "The NMBS show is a key part of our exhibition calendar and we are looking forward to the event in April. We'll be showcasing our new products and have a range of fantastic promotions that will drive our customers sales across 2017." Join us on stand 54.

BPT Are At The Executive Hire Show

BPT Are At The Executive Hire Show
08 February 2017

Birchwood Price Tools are at the Executive Hire Show!

 

We're showcasing our core hire Defender range, Rhino and Van Vault on-site essentials. Come and see us at the Ricoh Arena on stand C15.

The event runs across two days from Wednesday 8th February to Thursday 9th February.

The Executive Hire Show is aimed at manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and more with 90% of the show's footfall coming from Independent Hire Companies.

BPT are showcasing three of its brands at the event. Defender Power and Light, Rhino Heating and Cooling products alongside Van Vault. All three of which offer perfect solutions for the hire industry.

Birchwood Price Tools joins the BMF

Birchwood Price Tools joins the BMF
06 February 2017

Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) is pleased to announce it has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

Welcoming BPT into membership, BMF Managing Director, John Newcomb said: “We are delighted that BPT sees value in joining the BMF. As the fourth largest construction industry trade body the BMF is now viewed as the commentator of choice for our supply chain, one that speaks on behalf of our members with a strong collective voice.”

BPT’s new Managing Director, Matt Hunt, who joined the Company on 16th January said: ’We’re delighted to be joining the BMF. Having been involved with the BMF in my previous organisations, I’ve experienced at first hand the value membership brings and I look forward to BPT participating in the numerous opportunities to engage with other members’’.

Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) Supports Local Charity

Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) Supports Local Charity
03 February 2017

On Monday 23rd January 2017, members of the BPT team (Mel Smith and Yvonne Mueller pictured middle left and middle right) met with Nick Crawford the Nottingham Children's Hospital charity manager and a children's play assistant to deliver a cheque on behalf of BPT.

In 2016, through various fundraising initiatives, the BPT team raised an impressive £12,797 for Nottingham Children’s Hospital. This is a fantastic total and will help towards the charity’s 2016 developments including decorating the corridors and bright play areas for all the children. The main initiative for the charity in 2017 is to build extra facilities for the parents staying with their children through donations and fundraising.

BPT GOES OTT

BPT GOES OTT
20 January 2017

Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) is delighted to announce that it has signed an exclusive 12-month partnership with ‘On The Tools’ (OTT) for its Scruffs brand of safety footwear & workwear.

OTT is the UK’s leading social media channel for UK tradespeople with over 1.1M followers on Facebook, which is set to rise to 2M by the end of 2017.

During 2017 Scruffs will be the only safety footwear & workwear brand that OTT will be working with across social media channels. The partnership will see a significant increase in Scruffs’ social-related activity, on its own channels and on OTT channels, from daily posts, to regular articles, competitions and videos.

Both Scruffs and OTT are delighted to be entering into this agreement, which sees the UK’s most appealing and fastest growing safety footwear & workwear brand joining forces with the UK’s leading social media channel for tradespeople.

Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Opening Times
05 December 2016

All BPT offices and operations will be closed from 23rd December - 3rd January 2017. For all pre-christmas delivery requirements, all orders, including online ordering, must be placed by 3pm 22nd December (delivery 23rd). Orders placed on the 23rd won’t be delivered until the 4th January 2017.

Using our online ordering website couldn’t be simpler

Using our online ordering website couldn’t be simpler
19 November 2016

On 26th October, we launched Live Chat on birchwoodpricetools.com, allowing us to communicate, or chat, in real time with you and other visitors to the website. This live support application provides immediate support to you and has been introduced as an alternative support mechanism to more traditional methods such as email and phone. Sign up today!

SCRUFFS SEES DOUBLE

SCRUFFS SEES DOUBLE
15 November 2016

We’re delighted to tell you that Scruffs won the double at the 'On The Tools' Awards event which took place at The Emirates Stadium in London on Friday 11th November!

On the Tools (OTT) is the UK's biggest construction-related online community with over one million followers. At OTT’s first ever awards ceremony, BPT-owned Scruffs won both categories in which it had been nominated, taking 'Boot Brand' and 'Workwear Brand' of the Year.

Commenting on the win, Head of Scruffs Marketing Chris Mellor-Dolman said: “It’s fantastic news as the awards are voted for by the 'On The Tools' audience, who are mostly tradespeople.”

The two categories received over 8,000 votes from tradespeople, and Scruffs beat some pretty fierce competition, including:

  • Apache, Dickies, Helly Hansen and Snickers for workwear

  • Buckler, CAT, Dewalt, Timberland and V12 for footwear

Because they’re voted for by tradespeople, winning these awards is highly prized in the industry and gives Scruffs fantastic recognition.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Scruffs and the wider BPT brand portfolio. We look forward to sharing continued success with you.

Scruffs. For the masters at work, by the masters of workwear.

Construction Marketing Awards 2016

BPT - Finalists Announced for the Construction Marketing Awards 2016
31 October 2016

At BPT, we are proud of the hard work we do and developing products fit for our customers and consumers.

We are pleased to announce that we, BPT, have been shortlisted as finalists in two categories of the Construction Marketing Awards 2016!

1) Best product launch - BPT's Scruffs Gore-Tex Footwear Range

2) Best use of research and insight - BPT's Scruffs Workwear and Safety Footwear

The Construction Marketing Awards showcase the construction industry’s creativity, innovation and effectiveness in marketing. Other brands shortlisted for the awards include Battersea Power Station, Tarmac, Marshalls, British Gypsum and Gibbs & Dandy.

Results will be announced 1st December 2016!

speedy go accreditation

GO-ing forward with Speedy Hire
15 August 2016

We are delighted to report that three Defender products have been awarded certificates from Speedy Hire to confirm that the products below have met their Green Options 'energy efficient' credentials.

The products are:

Defender Site Saver Power Splitter
Defender LED6000 Floodlight
Defender LED Luminator Floodlight Tower

This is a fantastic achievement for BPT. Our commitment to growing this offering sees us working in partnership with customers to deliver products that both perform but also offer measurable environmental benefits.
 

The Speedy GO accreditation is an industry-leading GO (Green Option) product range that offers more efficient and sustainable alternatives to many of the products end consumers regularly use.

Every product within the GO range is given a star rating to identify performance against five key categories; energy efficiency, recycled content, resource efficiency, waste reduction/end-of life and pollution prevention.

Update on our Charity Fund Raising

Update on our Charity Fund Raising
30 June 2016

For the second year running BPT is fundraising for Nottingham Hospitals Children's Charity - a fantastic cause supporting children with serious and life-threatening illnesses.

For the second year running BPT is fundraising for Nottingham Hospitals Children's Charity - a fantastic cause supporting children with serious and life-threatening illnesses. Fundraising is through many different initiatives including cake sales, product sample sales, triathlons and more recently a 13,000ft skydive. The next event is fire walking! To track our progress, check out our ‘Just Giving’ page HERE and of course feel free to support this fantastic cause. So far we’ve raised around £6k and we’re looking to raise £20k so all donations, however small, are greatly appreciated.

Growing Usage of our New Online Ordering Website

Growing Usage of our New Online Ordering Website
27 June 2016

Increasing numbers of our independent customers are taking advantage of our new online ordering website. Feedback has been very positive as can be seen by the customer quotes below. The next phase of development is to integrate larger national and key accounts. This will happen over the next couple of months. To take advantage of the online ordering or to register your interest, sign up for your username and password HERE.

“No more hanging around on telephones or waiting for replies to emails. The website now allows us to order when we want and provides access to a imagery and catalogues at the click of a button. I can now concentrate on running our business and ordering when I need to saving me valuable time”.

“After a long wait, finally an ordering website from BPT, great to be able to check stock and order outside normal hours, particularly when a customer comes into the shop on a Saturday, also means we have sold items from ranges we wouldn't normally sell from as information, prices and availability is instantly available.” Blueprint Designs

Continued Service Improvements

Continued Service Improvements
20 June 2016

Last Autumn we moved our warehouse operation, a significant undertaking, which unfortunately impacted on the service levels some of our customers experienced. We’re pleased to report that service levels are now where they need to be; service OTIF on regular orders is consistently achieving 100% and customer feedback is very positive. We’re also increasing our stock holding to ensure key lines, for market leading brands such as Defender and Scruffs, are always in stock.

Strong Take Up of Scruffs New Merchandising Solution

Strong Take Up of Scruffs New Merchandising Solution
23 May 2016

The new Scruffs ‘Shop-In-Shop’ merchandising solution was launched at the beginning of April. It replaces the existing High Street Fixture, which has been Scruffs' in-store set-up for over six years.

The new point-of-sale system offers many benefits for dealers, Aside the ease of self-build, it offers 33% more display space than the previous unit and looks visually striking. Different kit and accessory pack options to the standard base unit ensures a truly modular solution.

BPT May Bank Holiday Opening Times

BPT May Bank Holiday Opening Times
20 May 2016

Birchwood Price Tools May Bank Holiday Opening Times.

The business will be closed on May bank holiday Monday - 30th May. Any order placed on Friday 27th will be delivered on Tuesday 31st May unless a Saturday delivery request has been made. The delivery will then be made on Saturday 28th May.

No orders will be delivered on Monday 30th May.

Defender short-listed for the 2016 Design Week Awards

Defender short-listed for the 2016 Design Week Awards
18 May 2016

At BPT, we focus heavily on design and innovation to develop products that bring unique benefits to our consumers.

The creation of the Defender Light Cannon Floodlight was no exception. We are therefore very proud to announce that this product has been short-listed for a 2016 Design Week award in the Product Design Industrial category.

The Design Week Awards are the leading accolade in the design industry. Other brands short-listed for awards include Nike, Moet & Chandon, Lucozade, Channel 4, Royal Mail, Dominos and the British Heart Foundation.

Results are announced on 14th June 2016.

 

BPT Interview in Construction & Civil Engineering News

BPT Interview in Construction & Civil Engineering News
02 May 2016

BPT COO Fiona Hornsby was recently interviewed for a feature in Construction & Civil Engineering News during which she outlined the opportunities and challenges facing BPT as a business and in particular the way in which the Company is looking to address the needs of professionals working on larger construction sites. Please see the article HERE.

Investors in People Gold Accreditation

Investors in People Gold Accreditation
29 April 2016

Last August we announced we had been accredited with IIP Investors in People - this was the bronze standard accreditation. We’re delighted to confirm that we have now been accredited with gold standard further to a reassessment from the IIP auditor.

The gold award is fantastic news for BPT and underlines the emphasis placed on developing people to create a highly skilled and motivated workforce, ready to support the Company's ambitious growth plans for the future and to serve you, our customer.

Last August we announced we had been accredited with IIP Investors in People - this was the bronze standard accreditation. We’re delighted to confirm that we have now been accredited with gold standard further to a reassessment from the IIP auditor.

 

BPT launches new online ordering platform

Online Ordering Now Available
19 April 2016

A significant step forward as part of our digital strategy saw us launch, on the 18th April, our new customer online ordering system to our independent customers, with a roll out to the remainder of our customers later in the year. Key features include;

  • Faster ordering 24/7
  • Web only deals and promotions
  • Live stock and pricing
  • Downloadable marketing materials

To activate your login or register your interest, visit here or please contact a sales advisor on 0115 938 9000.

A New Look for BPT

A New Look for BPT
18 April 2016

April sees the launch of our new Company logo and strapline which reflects what we’re all about; developing market-leading, innovative and exclusive brands which are ‘Built to Inspire’ and which deliver long-term sales and profit growth for you, our customer.

commercial vehicle show

Van Vault at the Commercial Van Show
06 April 2016

BPT will be exhibiting Van Vault at the Commercial Van show on 26th-28th April at the NEC, Birmingham. We will be showcasing the full collection of secure vehicle storage solutions from Van Vault, including the best selling Van Vault 2 and core new products such as the Van Lock. Register for free here and visit us in Hall 5, on stand 5J101.

power tool logos

Centralisation of our Power & Hand Tools Business
31 March 2016

Following a thorough review of our Power & Hand Tools business we took the decision to centralise our Selling and Commercial functions into our Nottingham Head Office effective from the 1st April. As a result, we closed our Summer Lane site in Birmingham on 31st March 2016 with a few members of staff transferring over to our Nottingham site.

Power & Hand Tools remain an important part of BPT’s product portfolio and centralising the Sales and Commercial functions will deliver benefits through a more efficient and clearer experience for our customers.

Easter Open Hours & Delivery dates

Easter Open Hours & Delivery dates
21 March 2016

21st March 2016

The business is closed Friday 25th March through to Monday 28th March, reopening Tuesday 29th March. The last delivery date before the Easter bank holiday will be Thursday 24th March.

Any orders placed on Thursday 24th March before 4pm will be delivered Tuesday 29th March. Orders placed after 4pm will be delivered Wednesday 30th March.

BPT at Executive Hire Show

BPT at Executive Hire Show
02 February 2016

2nd February 2016

BPT is a key supplier to the hire industry and is exhibiting at the Executive Hire Show on 10th-11th February 2016 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

The show will mark the official launch of the Defender LED Luminator Floodlight Tower which boasts a number of key features that offer energy savings on site. Key products from the Defender (power & lighting), Rhino (heating and cooling) and Van Vault (on site security solutions) ranges will also be on display. Register here and visit us on stand X46. Here

Scruffs is THE workwear Brand Going Places

Scruffs is THE workwear Brand Going Places
09 January 2016

9th January 2015

2015 saw a lot of marketing activity for Scruffs including a five week campaign on national radio during October. In independent research conducted towards the end of last year, Scruffs was confirmed as the UK’s fastest growing workwear brand, with significant increases in awareness and appeal amongst tradespeople.

This year will see continued investment in the brand both in terms of marketing and new product introductions. Never has there been a better time to become a Scruffs dealer!

Dealer website with online ordering coming soon

Dealer website with online ordering coming soon
10 December 2015

10th December 2015

Further developments on the online ordering function for our dealers is well underway, with us now entering the final testing phase. The fully operational portal will be available from March 2016 giving you the option of ordering on line rather than having to rely on phoning through orders during office hours.

This is an important initiative to improve our service to you. To register your interest, complete our online form HERE

#SCRUFFSENOUGH Champion

#SCRUFFSENOUGH Champion
07 December 2015

7th December 2015 We’re delighted to announce that Scruffs-sponsored Adam Shelton is the new 2015 British Thundersport Superstock 1000 Champion.

In a season of spectacular thrills and dramatic spills, Adam beat his closest rivals and deservedly took the crown at the final round of the championship at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire.

In addition to Adam’s raw talent, the win is all the more impressive when you consider that just two months previously he was undergoing major surgery for a double leg break, following his horrific 150mph crash at Rockingham. Sheer determination and bloody-mindedness has kept him on course to take the title as he continues to follow his dream of becoming a full Superbike rider.

Adam will ‘officially’ be presented with his 2015 British Thundersport Superstock 1000 trophy at an end-of-season award ceremony in January 2016.

BPT Gains Approved Distributor Status from Leica

BPT Gains Approved Distributor Status from Leica
04 December 2015

4th December 2015

BPT is proud to extend the successful association with Leica, the World’s No.1 manufacturer of professional laser distance meters and laser levels.

As an Approved Leica Distributor, BPT can now offer an extensive range of ‘best in class’ devices for every level of task that demands fast and laser sharp accuracy. Whilst laser technology is high tech, all Leica products have been designed so they are intuitive and easy to use.

Christmas

Christmas
01 December 2015

1st December 2015

All BPT offices and operations will be closed from 23rd December - 4th January 2016. For all pre-Christmas delivery requirements, all orders must be placed by 4pm on Wednesday 23rd for delivery Thursday 24th. All operations will then commence from 4th January 2016.

#SCRUFFSENOUGH UK Tour comes to an end

#SCRUFFSENOUGH UK Tour comes to an end
18 November 2015

18th November 2015

The #SCRUFFSENOUGH UK Tour is complete after two months on the road.

In partnership with BPT Area Sales Managers and our newly appointed Scruffs SUPER DEALERS the Scruffs Team delivered an interactive brand experience at 9 full-day events from the #SCRUFFSENOUGH Tour trailer. During the tour the team:

  • Drove 2,437 miles
  • Spoke to 1,092 tradespeople
  • Raised £1,371 for local charities

The Scruffs team is now working on a #SCRUFFSENOUGH Tour for 2016. Look out for more details in 2016!

Working in conjunction Scruffs’ PR partner agency, valuable local media coverage was secured for the SUPER DEALERS that included 103 insertions with local newspapers and radio stations to reach a total of 8.7 million people.

BPT gains ISO 9001 certification

BPT gains ISO 9001 certification
12 November 2015

12th November 2015

BPT has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification, an internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems. The certification demonstrates that BPT has implemented an effective Quality Management System across the business which satisfies all of the requirements of the applicable standards for the products and services we provide to our customers.

As part of this, we have also demonstrated that we have the correct measures in place to monitor customer satisfaction and react accordingly, a strong commitment to you from BPT.

Toni Allen, UK Head of Client Propositions, BSI commented: “By gaining certification to ISO 9001, BPT has demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of their systems and services. Implementing processes that allow them to enhance the way in which they operate will ensure improved operational performance and more efficient ways of working.”

SCRUFFS GOES GLOBAL AT A+A

SCRUFFS GOES GLOBAL AT A+A
05 November 2015

5th November 2015

BPT recently exhibited Scruffs at the A+A Show in Düsseldorf, Germany. The key objective was to find large international distributors to help grow the brand, with the primary focus being Germany.

Highlights included the international launch of the new Scruffs GORE-TEX® safety footwear range, and the unveiling of the vast array of fantastic new clothing lines in the 2016 collection. Both received extensive interest from visitors.

The entire Scruffs product range was presented on a 90 square metre stand, which used a combination of curved product displays, attention-grabbing audio visual and water-based exhibits to drive key brand messages.

The 30th A+A Show, which ran for four days (27-30th October), comprised of 1,887 exhibitors from 57 countries and provided information for more than 65,000 visitors who came through the doors during the event - a new record. The crux of the show is for agents and distributors to meet the leading suppliers and manufacturers in the workwear, occupational health and safety, health promotion at work, and safety and security management sectors. Over 30% of all visitors were non-German internationals, who came from 80 countries around the globe.

APPOINTMENT OF SCRUFFS SUPER DEALERS AND SUPER DEALER TOUR

APPOINTMENT OF SCRUFFS SUPER DEALERS AND SUPER DEALER TOUR
01 October 2015

1st October 2015

At the beginning of September, BPT appointed ten Scruffs Independent Super Dealers. With over 50 applications, the successful dealers were appointed on the basis of having met numerous criteria related to sales and promotion of the Scruffs brand.

Scruffs Super Dealers will benefit from an exclusive support package including merchandising, digital assets, marketing literature and events. A brand new Scruffs trailer will be on tour up and down the country, as the centre piece to the Super Dealer launch. Events will be held at the premises of Super Dealers for their customers with local media in support to increase awareness and interest. The first event will take place on Tuesday 13th October with a further eight events at different locations throughout October and November.

Track the truck tour by visiting: www.scruffs.com/scruffs-enough-tour

SCRUFFS ON THE RADIO!

SCRUFFS ON THE RADIO!
28 September 2015

28th September 2015

A new high-profile 'Are You #SCRUFFSENOUGH?' ad campaign, launched today on TalkSPORT and Absolute Radio. Running for five weeks, between 6am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday, the campaign will reach 51% of all UK tradespeople. The ads promote the Scruffs Autumn/Winter Collection featuring the all new Scruffs GORE-TEX footwear line.

The two characters in the ads are played by: John Henshaw (The 'Gaffer'), who's best known for roles as Ken Dixon - the landlord in 'Early Doors', Wilf Bradshaw in 'Born and Bred', and PC Roy Bramwell in 'The Cops' and Andrew Ellis (The '#SCRUFFSENOUGH' builder) best known as 'Gadget' in 'This is England'.

The radio campaign is being supported by an online campaign, featuring four films and in-store POS.

BPT GAINS INVESTORS IN PEOPLE ACCREDITATION

BPT GAINS INVESTORS IN PEOPLE ACCREDITATION
10 August 2015

10th August 2015

The BPT team at the head office in Nottingham unveiled its Investors In People (IIP) plaque at the entrance to the BPT reception.

The IIP accreditation is fantastic news for BPT and underlines the emphasis placed on developing people to create a highly skilled and motivated workforce, ready to support the Company's ambitious growth plans for the future and most importantly, to serve customers.

Having IIP will help BPT attract new talent, retain existing employees, build its employer brand and reputation. Research shows that Investors in People organisations are more profitable, sustainable and optimistic about the future. An award worth celebrating!

NEW STATE OF THE ART WAREHOUSE FOR BPT

NEW STATE OF THE ART WAREHOUSE FOR BPT
15 June 2015

15th June 2015

Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) announced it is making a significant financial investment in infrastructure and logistics in order to improve service for customers.

As part of the investment programme, the warehouse operation will be managed out of a new 600,000 ft2 purpose built, state-of-the-art, logistics facility in Warrington. Greater accuracy of inventory and availability, together with scope for expansion and flexibility, will deliver improved levels of service to our customers.

The warehousing move from Birch Park, BPT’s Nottingham head office site, will take place during July and August, with all BPT deliveries being despatched from Warrington from September.

Launch of LED Luminator Floodlight Tower

Launch of LED Luminator Floodlight Tower
04 June 2015

The launch of our new Defender LED Luminator Floodlight Tower is underway. This is a fantastic product offering numerous features and benefits; thanks to its 360’ light spread, it lights up half a football field with just one unit. It boasts solid eco credentials with reduced power modes for energy saving and directional light helping reduces light pollution on sites near residential areas. Additionally the unit runs on standard 110V supply and compared to traditional generator light towers, can be set up in hard to reach locations - ideal for site use. This temporary light solution is ideal for large maintenance sites, highways, motorways and events.

See the product video HERE.

Register for Online Ordering from BPT

Register for Online Ordering from BPT
28 January 2015

28th January 2015

Final preparations are underway prior to the launch of our new dealer ordering website which will make it far easier to order from BPT. With technical and user testing underway, final tweaks will be made before announcing the final launch date.

In advance of this, you can already register your interest to sign up to the website by completing our online form, Here

BPT Supports Local Charity

BPT Supports Local Charity
07 January 2015

7th January 2015

On Monday 4th January, Fiona Hornsby (BPT COO, left) and Alex Sargent (Head of Finance) met with representatives of Nottingham Children's Hospital to deliver a cheque for £11,036.78,

raised through various fundraising initiatives during 2015. BPT will continue to pull together as a team, in line with its values, to support this charity during 2016.

Adam will ‘officially’ be presented with his 2015 British Thundersport Superstock 1000 trophy at an end-of-season award ceremony in January 2016.

Appointment of BPT Sales Director

Appointment of BPT Sales Director

3rd February 2016

We’re pleased to announce that Phil Rigby joined BPT on 1st February as Sales Director. Phil has over 20 years experience in senior positions in Commercial, Sales and Marketing roles.

Phil joins BPT from Lyreco, one of the world's leading distributors of workplace supplies solutions, where he headed up the UK and Ireland operations.