Plumbing firm boss says he’ll hand back furlough payments

Plumbing firm boss says he’ll hand back furlough payments

by Malcolm Hindle (December 2020)

The boss of Victorian Plumbing, based in Formby, has revealed the bathroom specialist is to open a warehouse in Skelmersdale to meet rising demand for thier goods.

, have vowed to hand back to the government payments received through the Job Retention Scheme. 

After a highly successful year, the bathroom specialists will return the money granted to them earlier this year, to support the government and their efforts in aiding the country’s recovery.

Back in March, the company had no choice but to furlough staff to allow a safe and socially distanced working environment.

Chairman of Victorian Plumbing, Mark Radcliffe, said: “We have just completed a very successful year and now that we have more of an understanding of the impact of Covid, we felt it right to review the support we received in the early part of the year, and we have made the decision to repay this in full. We hope this sets an example for other businesses that have been lucky enough to continue trading during the pandemic.” 

Mark added: “Once the government published the Covid-safe guidelines, we invested heavily in creating space to be able to bring people back to work with all social distancing guidelines followed.”

With business increasing in recent months, the company is currently investing in a huge recruitment drive, as well as a new warehouse in Skelmersdale.  

Mark added: “Following a difficult few months earlier this year, we’re thrilled to be able to announce that we’re on the hunt for some new talent to join the team. We’re really excited to extend the Victorian Plumbing family and be in a strong position moving into 2021.” 

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