St John’s School & College in Brighton is the lucky winner of Heckmondwike FB’s 2014 ‘Carpet for Schools’ competition.

The competition received a huge response this year with hundreds of entries from schools and colleges across the country.  St John’s School & College won 100sqm of Heckmondwike FB’s Supacord carpet or had the option of 75sqm of Supacord carpet tiles, with free installation, plus a bespoke logo design to be integrated within the carpet, as well as a commercial Sebo twin motored upright vacuum cleaner.

Area Sales Manager for Heckmondwike Richard Smith with Naomi Alder (centre) (PA to the CEO) and Lucy Howells (Enterprise Manager)

Second prize of a free bespoke logo design within a carpet to a maximum of 2m x 2m, a Sebo vacuum cleaner and £250 went to Bonners CE Primary School in Maresfield, East Sussex and Danetree Junior School in Surrey and three third prizes of £100 vouchers were awarded to St Laurence’s CE Primary School in Coventry, St Thomas a Beckett Primary School in Salisbury and Black Horse Hill Junior School in West Kirby.

Sharni Verity, Marketing Executive for Heckmondwike FB, explains: “We have had an overwhelming response to our competition from schools this year and would like to congratulate St John’s School & College on being the lucky winners.  We hope that all the schools really enjoy their prizes!”

St John’s School & College chose to have their colourful logo integrated within Heckmondwike FB’s matting at the entrance to the college, where it will be used every day by learners and visitors.  They also chose to use their prize within their business centre’s communal area, corridors and stairs, as well as three of the offices, selecting moonlight from Heckmondwike’s Supacord range.

Mark Hughes, Principal/Chief Executive of St John’s School & College, said: “It was a great surprise to receive this fantastic prize.  The matting with our logo will create an instant impression at the entrance to the college and the new carpet in the business centre will make a very big difference to all who use it.”

St John’s School & College is a special educational needs (SEN) school and specialist college that provides education, care and medical therapy to young people aged 7 to 25.  The school welcomes learners who have a wide range of complex learning disabilities, as well as autism and related autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) and young people who have special needs resulting from behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD).

Supacord is a very popular flooring choice in the education sector as its tough, fibre bonded construction means it is strong enough to withstand heavy footfall, whilst retaining its appearance.  The durability of Supacord carpet helps schools and colleges make their budgets go further by providing a durable yet attractive solution.

Supacord, which is available in 42 different colours, has unique design capabilities since it does not ravel or fray which means that it can be cut on site to create stylish and engaging flooring designs.

Sample cards for Supacord are available on request by calling +44 [0] 1924 406161 or visiting the website www.heckmondwike-fb.co.uk.

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Notes to editors

Heckmondwike FB has been manufacturing carpets in the UK for over 40 years and is firmly established as the leading specialist manufacturer of heavy contract fibre bonded carpet and carpet files.

The company is proud of its tradition of supporting UK manufacturing and has a strong heritage of tradition and quality workmanship for which its products are renowned.  The company has in-house research and development facilities, which includes providing technical support to customers and a first rate after-sales service.

The company has achieved the ISO14001 environmental standard and its production processes are carried out to meet ISO 9001 accreditation.

Photograph shows Area Sales Manager for Heckmondwike Richard Smith with Naomi Alder (centre) (PA to the CEO) and Lucy Howells (Enterprise Manager) both from St John’s School & College.

Naomi alder PA to headteacher 01273 244000

pa@st-johns.co.uk