Winner of the latest series of The Apprentice, Joseph Valente, has signed a deal with Blåkläder to provide all the workwear for his team of quality plumbing engineers at plumbing business Impra-Gas.

Lord Sugar chose Mr Valente as his ‘apprentice’ because he saw great potential in his plans for his plumbing business, Impra-Gas. Mr Valente recognised a gap in the market for better service and he is determined to make his mark by improving every aspect of plumbing.

“Using Lord Sugar's investment and expertise, Impra-Gas is working towards changing the plumbing industry's reputation by focusing on delivering exceptional customer service. We don't just want to satisfy our customers, we want to amaze them,” said Mr Valente. Part of his plan to change the image of plumbing services is to equip his team with the very latest and smartest clothing.

Blåkläder is supplying Impra-Gas with high performance trousers, fleeces, jackets and T-shirts, all carefully designed to keep the team comfortable – allowing them to carry out their skilled work even in the most extreme conditions.

Mr Valente added: "Our fitters spend a lot of time working on their knees, sitting or in an enclosed space, so comfort and functionality is key. What’s more, equipping them with Blåkläder makes them feel valued. They’ve already had lots of great comments from customers, others in the trade and even our competition."

Blåkläder’s Keith LaRoche, managing director UK and Ireland, concluded: “The design of our workwear helps them to concentrate on the job in hand rather than worrying that their knees hurt or that they’re too hot. The Impra-Gas team now has the quality kit to match the high professionalism of their work and we’re delighted to be associated with such a business.”

An interview with Joseph Valente appears in HVP's June 2016 issue. Click here to register now for your free copy!