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Devon Coast to Coast Challenge for The Brain Tumour Charity

Just two days to go until young electrical apprentice Luke Wigley sets off with family member Spencer to cycle from coast to coast across Devon raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity.

They recently lost their uncle, Ron Palin, to a brain tumour and are taking extraordinary measures to give something back. Please give generously and help them to achieve their goal.

They take a winding route, up hill and down dale (lots of them!), from the harbour in Ilfracombe on the North coast, taking in Barnstaple, Okehampton and skirting Dartmoor and Tavistock. All being well they will finally finish at the ferry terminal in Plymouth on Sunday.

Luke WigleyThey’re not professional cyclists by any means so it’s certain to be quite a challenge. Here he is, looking slightly glum though it has to be said, probably at the thought of all the hills ahead. We’re pretty sure he’ll be grinning from ear to ear afterwards!

The map of the route is sold commercially so we’re unable to reproduce it here but you can read more about it at the link below..

The Grenfell Tower Fire

Hotpoint FF175BG & FF175BP Fridge Freezer

You can’t have missed recently the tragic events in London at Grenfell Tower. News agencies are reporting that the fire originated from a fridge freezer manufactured by Hotpoint. Investigations are still ongoing as to the exact cause but a statement has been issued by Whirlpool, the parent company of Hotpoint.

The fridge freezer models involved are Hotpoint FF175BP (White) and Hotpoint FF175BG (Graphite) manufactured between March 2006 and July 2009 (Pictured).

“We have just been informed that the fire may have originated at or near a Hotpoint fridge freezer. We are working with the authorities to obtain access to the appliance. Under these circumstances, we are unable to speculate on further details at this time. We are addressing this as a matter of utmost urgency and assisting the authorities in any way we can. We will provide additional updates as our investigations progress.”

Whirlpool advise anybody owning one of these fridge freezers to call the Hotpoint freephone hotline on 0800 316 3826 or to visit so that they can register your details and contact you if there are further updates.

Chapmans is Hiring – Aerial & Satellite Engineer

Aerial & Satellite Engineer Vacancy

Chapmans is Hiring! Join our award winning team.

We are looking to recruit a skilled individual with a proven track record in the installation and maintenance of domestic aerial and satellite systems to join our team, working across the wider West Midlands.

Our focus is on service excellence and so strong customer facing skills are required, as is a full driving licence. Experience of communal systems is desirable but full training is available.

Salary dependent upon skills, experience & qualifications.

Please submit your CV as an expression of interest to or to 112-119 Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, B64 5JN.

Get 20% OFF Roberts Radio Smart Radios this Easter at Chapmans

20% Off Roberts Radio Smart Radios this Easter at Chapmans Electrical

How many Easter eggs would you buy with the money you could save this weekend with this unmissable offer of a whopping 20% OFF all Roberts Radio Smart Radios at Chapmans?

It could be a enough for a nest full! This weekend only, more details available in-store.

Don’t miss out! We’ll be open 9am to 6pm on Friday 14th and from 9am to 5:30pm on Saturday 15th but closed Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

50 Years as an NICEIC Approved Contractor

Celebrating 50 Years as an NICEIC Approved Contractor

This week we are celebrating!

Most people are familiar with the NICEIC, maybe without even realising it. It is the body who works to ensure that electrical contractors carry out electrical work safely and to a high and consistent standard.

It was formed some 60 years ago now, at a time when there was a lack of any uniformity governing standards of workmanship and electrical safety. As part of their ongoing anniversary celebrations they are reaching out in recognition of some of their longest registered members.

We are very pleased to rank among them. Chapmans marks a significant milestone too with 50 years as an NICEIC approved electrical contractor!

Chapmans was first established way back in 1925 by a young Mr. Ewart Chapman. An electrical contractor from the outset at a time when electricity was starting to become quite widely used in industry and starting to enter the home. A few years later he opened a small shop, stocking radios and accumulators – the original type of battery – and various other electrical accoutrements.

It’s a vastly different world we live in today. An exciting one where technology advances almost daily. Chapmans has changed along with it and grown, but it remains a family run business to this day.

It’s this long heritage which instils us with an uncommon focus on service, safety and high standards of workmanship, so we’re very proud to join NICEIC in their celebrations. Look out for the certificate next time you’re in!

Chapmans is Hiring – White Goods Service Engineer

Job Vacancy at Chapmans Electrical - White Goods Service Engineer

Job Vacancy – White Goods Service Engineer

Chapmans is hiring! We are looking to recruit a skilled individual with proven track record to add value to our award winning, multi-brand White Goods Service Team attending both domestic and commercial clients across the West Midlands.

Our focus is on service excellence so exceptional customer facing skills are required, as is a full UK driving licence.

Please submit your CV as an expression of interest to or to 112-119 Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, B64 5JN.

Salary dependent upon experience. Closing Date February 11th.

Christmas & New Year Opening



Chapmans opening hours over the festive period.

FRIDAY 23RD DECEMBER               9:00AM-5:30PM
SATURDAY 24TH DECEMBER         9:00AM-5:30PM
TUESDAY 27TH DECEMBER          9:00AM-5:30PM
FRIDAY 30TH JANUARY                 9:00AM-5:30PM
SATURDAY 31ST JANUARY           9:00AM-5:30PM
SUNDAY 1ST JANUARY                      CLOSED
MONDAY 2ND JANUARY                    CLOSED
TUESDAY 3RD JANUARY              9:00AM-5:30PM

Winter Sales Starting Today!

Big brands often like to begin their winter sale early and this year is no exception. Just in time for Christmas we have Bosch, Neff and Siemens all beginning their Winter Sale!

Don’t wait til January! With significant savings on all these major brands, now is a great time to buy.

Beginning today, December the 14th 2016, you can save up to £100 with both Neff and Siemens appliances here at Chapmans and take advantage of their Winter Sales.
Save up to £100 in NEFF Winter Sale at Chapmans Electrical

Save up to £100 in Siemans Winter Sale at Chapmans Electrical

Starting tomorrow, December the 15th 2016, save up to a staggering £150 on selected Bosch Built-In and Freestanding appliances.

Save up to £150 in Bosch Winter Sale at Chapmans Electrical

Black Friday 2016 has Officially Landed!

Black Friday Deals at Chapmans Electrical

Black Friday deals across the store at Chapmans with huge deals on everything from TVs and consumer electronics to large kitchen appliances in-store.

Great Black Friday pricing on big brand names, like this Panasonic 50″ 4K UHD TV (TX50DX750).
Was £999.99 – Now just £849.99! – Save £150 Panasonic TX50DX750 Black Friday Deals at Chapmans Electrical

and more..

Panasonic TX40DX700 40” 4k  UltraHD TV
Was £649.99 – Now just £549.99 – Save £100

Panasonic TX50DX700 50” 4K UltraHD TV
Was £699.99 – Now Just £649.99 – Save £50

Panasonic TX58DX700 58” 4K UltraHD TV
Was £949.99 – Now Just £849.99 – Save £100

Cello C40227DVBT2 40” Full HD Smart TV
Was £299.99 – Now Just £249.99 – Save £50

Big brand Black Friday pricing on Kitchen appliances, like this fantastic Bosch KGN36VL35G free standing Fridge Freezer. Was £499.99 Black Friday just £399.99.

Bosch KGN36VL35G Black Friday Deals at Chapmans ElectricalSamsung RB29FWJNDBC 60cm Frost Free Fridge Freezer in Black.
Was £429.99 – Now Just £299.99

Bosch KGN39VW35G Fridge Freezer.
Was £549.99 – Now Just £449.99

Bosch WAQ283S1GB 8kg 1400 spin Washing Machine. Was £449.99 – Now Just £349.99

Valor V50GTCLWHI Gas Cooker
Was £279.99 – Now Just £199.99

Home-Tek Steam Mop
Was £29.99 – Now Just £14.99

There’s fantastic pricing and huge reductions in every area of the store & they’re not just today. Our Black Friday offers run right through to Wednesday the 30th of November!


Chapmans is Hiring – Service Engineer Apprenticeship

Chapmans is Hiring!

We have an excellent opportunity for the right candidate, with both on the job training and industry qualification. Join our team as an Apprentice Service Engineer and begin an exciting career at the forefront of technology.

Please apply before Friday 9th of December 2016.

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