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Continued awards success for fast-growing North East merchant

John Savage

Gateshead-headquartered Flame Heating Group is celebrating further success after being recognised at the Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018.

Flame was a finalist in the Heating & Plumbing Merchant of the Year category at the awards, following another strong year.

The Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence recognise the achievements of companies and their staff operating across the building services sector and is regarded as one of the most prestigious award ceremonies within the industry.

Since Flame was established, in 2011, it has achieved year-on-year, double-digit growth, and employs in excess of 60 staff.

Over the last 12 months, Flame has opened three trade counters in Scotland – its first outside of the North East – and the company’s first bathroom showroom, in Durham.

Flame currently operates 11 trade counters across the UK and is expecting to launch further outlets in the North East and beyond, as well as double its headcount over the next three years. The merchant also announced an investment in a new head office, in Boldon, which will be operational by the end of November.

This latest awards success follows Flame winning the Let’s Grow Award at the 2018 North East Business Awards, earlier this year.

John Savage, Managing Director of Flame Heating Group, said: “It has been another strong year of growth across the Group, which sets us up for a promising future, in line with our ambitious expansion strategy. The company is on course for continued positivity and more launches, as we look to extend the Flame brand throughout the country, building on our success here in the North East.

“The Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence are respected throughout the industry, and we were proud to be recognised by our peers at this year’s awards. Hopefully we will be celebrating further award success in the future.”