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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.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/spencer-wigley

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..

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/devon-coast-to-coast

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 janel@chapmanselectrical.co.uk or to 112-119 Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, B64 5JN.

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 janel@chapmanselectrical.co.uk or to 112-119 Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, B64 5JN.

Salary dependent upon experience. Closing Date February 11th.

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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Save up to £100 in the NEFF Autumn Sale at Chapmans

Save up to £100 in the NEFF Autumn Sale at Chapmans

With a busy Autumn calendar ahead including Halloween, Guy Fawkes night and Christmas, there has never been a better time to take advantage of these fantastic savings on a selected range of quality NEFF appliances.

Whether it is a new Neff Cooker, Oven, Hob or Dishwasher here at Chapmans you can save up to £100 to make this Autumn more manageable and give your kitchen a stylish upgrade this season. The Neff Autumn Sale runs from the 13th of October through to the 9th of November 2016.

A Neff Oven is the perfect partner for you and your kitchen, with special features designed to make cooking a pleasure. From the much lauded Slide and Hide oven door which tucks neatly away underneath the oven itself to the pyrolytic self cleaning feature which reduces those inevitable spillages to ash that can be simply wiped away, Neff have it covered. The only oven with the disappearing door now cleans itself!

 

There’s a wide range to choose from when it comes to choosing a Neff Hob, with Gas, Ceramic and Induction varieties all available. You could even plump for one type and add to it with a more specialise, narrow Domino Hob.Neff Domino Wok Burner

The impressive domino FlexInduction hob in sleek black, trimmed with elegant stainless steel comes with easy to use touch controls, 17 power levels and a safety lock feature to offer peace of mind with little ones around.

Alternatively choose an attractive wok style domino gas hob that includes a single powerful wok burner allowing you to cook mouth-watering stir-fries in an instant.

Neff DishwasherAll Neff Dishwashers come with a range of programmes from tackling tough burnt on food to delicate washes which will bring out the best in your glassware and crockery.

With the Chef 70°C Programme specifically for intensive cleaning, more water is dispensed in the lower basket for maximum rinsing and drying performance. This dishwasher programme makes even the dirtiest of dishes look brand new.

The VarioFlex Pro rack system means there is more room for larger plates, more safety for glasses and combined with the three stage height adjustable RackMatic storage within the dishwasher gives maximum flexibility to keep everything safe.

 

Free Sony Soundbar with selected Sony 4K HDR TVs

Free Sony Soundbar with Selected Sony 4K HDR TVs

An incredible offer from Sony to begin October. Get a Sony soundbar worth £250 completely FREE when you purchase any qualifying Sony 4K HDR TV at Chapmans!

Soundbars are generally long and thin and sit on your television stand in front of the TV. A soundbar is a convenient and non-intrusive way to greatly enhance the sound available from your TV.

The Sony HT-CT390 is a 2.1 channel Soundbar with bluetooth capability and comes absolutely FREE with selected Sony 4K HDR televisions. With 300 Watt total power output this is sure to do that! Drivers at each end of your sound bar deliver a clear mid and high range, while a wireless subwoofer fills in the rumbling lows. The S-Force virtual surround sound technology puts you right at the heart of the movies you love by emulating cinema style surround sound.

If you prefer something bigger though, you can forego this model and choose a 50% saving on several other soundbars instead. Ask in-store for more details, we’ll be glad to guide you through all the options.

You’ve maybe heard HDR being mentioned but not yet aware of what it means or what it does. It stands for High Dynamic Range, a confusing term for what is really a piece of magic. It is often used when referring to photography, you’ve maybe seen that option on your camera or smartphone. HDR or high dynamic range produces images which contain a greater range of colours. It can enhance light areas and deepen dark ones without washing out or fudging the colours in those areas.

HDR TVs offer this same magic, but for moving images! The difference it makes is astonishing and has to be seen with your own eyes to truly appreciate. Why not come and see our range of Sony 4K HDR TVs in store today. The technology is steadily becoming absorbed into the mainstream, with HDR content already available. Sony has been at the forefront of this evolution, combining the new 4K TV standard with HDR with staggering results.

If you’ve always wondered what the fuss is with 4K, it’s another of those things you really need to see for yourself. The difference it makes is staggering and 4K content is readily available.

You’ll sometimes hear 4K referred to as UltraHD. Like it’s predecessor, HD, it dramatically increases the image resolution – by a factor of 4. Whereas High Definition was roughly equivalent to 4 Standard Definition pictures, 4K UltraHD is roughly equivalent to 4 High Definition pictures – or an incredible 16 times Standard Definition.

Do you deserve it? Yes you do! We’ve only just had HD though, right? That was actually over 10 years ago now with BBC HD channel first airing way back in 2006, although they still don’t do local news in HD..

 

Great offers ending soon on big brand appliances!

100 Cashback with qualifying Panasonic Washing Machines and Fridge Freezers - Ending soon!Don’t miss the final few days of these fantastic offers on big brand appliances such as Panasonic, Frigidaire, Miele and Siemens!

Follow us on Twitter or like our page on Facebook and be the first to hear about savings and offers from these and many other major brand names at Chapmans.

Receive £100 Cashback upon purchase of a qualifying Panasonic Washing Machine or Fridge Freezer. These huge savings end on September the 30th so don’t delay.

Free Icecream maker and 3 Year warranty with Frigidaire cooling appliancesAlso ending on the 30th is the opportunity to claim a Frigidaire icecream maker, completely free and a free 3 Year warranty when purchasing Frigidaire cooling appliances. Make your own icecream at home with any flavour you desire and store it in your new Frigidaire Fridge Freezer.

Impress your guests or just treat yourself to a delicious bowl of creamy icecream, courtesy of Frigidaire at Chapmans. But only for a few more days, so you need to act quickly. Nothing tastes quite as good as icecream you made yourself.

 

 

Save £30 on Miele Complete C3 Total Solution Allergy Powerline at Chapmans

Mumsnet credited the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog with a Mumsnet Best award in 2015. It is tried and tested, Mum’s know best! It also won a Which? Best Buy award and is recommended by TrustedReviews.

Save £30 on the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Powerline vacuum cleaner and it’s sister hoover, the Miele Complete C3 Total Solution Allergy Powerline at Chapmans now. This offer ends on the 28th of September, don’t miss out!

Save £30 on Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog Powerline at Chapmans

September is a wonderful month to renew your appliances. Siemens have been offering a saving of up to £70 to swap old appliances for new. Trade in your old machine when you buy from the Siemens Extraklasse range at Chapmans and save up to £70. What could be simpler. This Siemens trade-in offer also ends on the the 28th though so the time to act is now!

Trade old for new at Chapmans and Save up to £70 with Siemens ExtraKlasse

See in-store today for more details on each of these promotions and get your new appliances now before they expire!

 

Finalists in the Family Business Awards 2016

Chapmans Electrical - Family Business Awards Finalists 2016It’s with great pride that we can officially announce that Chapmans Electrical are finalists in not just one, but two of the top categories in the Family Business Awards 2016!

The Family Business Awards is a non profit initiative. This is the seventh year they have been held. Thanks to the amazing generosity of sponsors, the awards raise a huge amount of money for charity whilst recognising the many achievements of family business from right across the Midlands.

The official Family Business Awards Finalist documents arrived this week and we’re absolutely thrilled. Last year we won the award for Service Excellence, recognising our ongoing commitment to great customer service, and reached the finals in the Retail Excellence category.

This year we’re in two of the most prized and most competitive categories.

Best Small Family Business – sponsored by Bedrock Tax
Corporate Social Responsibility – sponsored by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

The selection process is quite involved, with initial entry, shortlisting and choosing finalists, then interviews with the judges and sometimes a site visit too. Wish us luck!

Make a note of November the 17th in your diary. It is the awards ceremony and dinner, when we join the other finalists at a glittering, glamorous night where we find out who won!

The award for Best Small Family Business looks in depth at the structure and nature of the business itself. It takes into account how family values and family members have guided the development of the business, the board and ownership structure and how decisions are made. Other important factors include personal development, innovation, overcoming adversity and commitment to the community.

The Corporate Social Responsibility award recognises family businesses that are committed to making a difference through their activities. Those who’s values have a positive impact on their people, their community and the environment.

Chapmans has always played an active part in our local community. It’s something we truly believe in.  We’ve been a part of it for more than 90 years now, having been established as an electrical contractor by Ewart Chapman and family members back in 1925 – when industrial use of electricity was still in it’s infancy and domestic use quite rare. We’re proud of our Black Country heritage, sponsor local sports teams and social events and have many charitable interests. We’re active in relevant industry bodies too and members of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce. Our community is very important to us and as family and friends we overcome adversity together.