PRESS RELEASE: FEBRUARY 2014

Following on from the huge popularity of last year’s competition, Heckmondwike FB, the UK’s leading manufacturer of fibre bonded carpet and tiles, is delighted to announce its exciting new Carpet for Schools competition is now open for entries.

Heckmondwike FB is giving schools, academies and colleges across the UK the chance to win 100m2 of Supacord carpet or 75m2 of carpet tiles, including free fitting up to a value of £1,000.

Heckmondwike FB is expecting a great deal of interest as Abby Chandler, Marketing Manager, explains: “We had a fantastic response from schools and colleges last year to our competition, so we are really excited about launching it for 2014.  It is a great way for us to enhance our relationships in the education sector and we are hoping to receive even more entries this year.”

The competition received an overwhelming response last year, with over 350 entries, with the Cooper School in Oxfordshire selected at random to win this superb prize. The Cooper School, which is a comprehensive with over 1,300 pupils, chose to upgrade the foyer/entrance lobby to its Sports and Performance Halls.

Mr Ben Baxter, Headteacher at The Cooper School, said: “It was a great surprise to win the competition and fantastic to have Heckmondwike FB supporting us in upgrading our school, especially when budgets are tight.  We have used Supacord before in our classrooms and it stands up to the rigors of school life really well, so it’s great that we won this competition and can further upgrade the flooring in other important areas.”

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.

Heckmondwike FB carpets and carpet tiles are available with full technical support, as part of the service.  All fibre bonded products are manufactured by Heckmondwike FB at its base in West Yorkshire, where the company is fully certified to ISO 14001, as part of its commitment to sustainability.

Heckmondwike FB is one of the leading carpet suppliers to the education, commercial and public sectors and is well-known for the excellent value, durability and high performance of its products.

Sample cards for Supacord are available on request by calling +44 [0] 1924 406161 or for full details about the competition, visit the website www.heckmondwike-fb.co.uk/tested

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Marina Wood / Georgina Thomas
Dragonfly PR,
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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.