Three Plumbase customers have each won a share of £65k from their local trade counter as part of the merchant's Big Cash Bash initiative.

The Big Cash Bash initiative saw Plumbase team up with Viessmann, Fernox, Barlo, Polypipe, Roman, and ThermaQ to give trade professionals across the UK the opportunity to share the amazing cash prize.

Mark Berry, of Mark Berry Plumbing & Heating in North Devon, was lucky enough to win the top cash prize, walking away from his local trade counter with a whopping £50k. The £10k prize was awarded to Mervyn Fowler in Bristol, while the £5k prize was collected by Chris Kelly in East Kilbride.

To be in with a chance of winning, each installer simply had to open a Plumbase Premier Cash or Credit account and spend at least £100 at their local branch or at www.plumbase.co.uk. For every £100 spent, a single entry was placed into the prize draw. However, multiple entries were made if installers spent this money on any of the six brands that had partnered with Plumbase for the competition.

The scheme was brought to a close at the end of March, and since then the three lucky winners have been chosen from a total of 9,555 entrants via a random prize draw.

Mark Berry said: “It still hasn’t really sunk in. As far as I’m concerned, these things never happen, so it’s just unbelievable. I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved.

“I heard about the competition through my local branch in Barnstaple. Myself or my staff are in and out of branch on a daily basis sourcing everything from boiler parts, to sanitaryware and fittings. We’ve got a great working relationship and long may it continue. The branch’s regional manager, rang me to let me know I had won - it was certainly a nice phone call to take!

“The winnings will go towards the purchase of a small plot of land that my company has been securing over the last year. We plan to build a unit as we have outgrown our current premises, so the winnings could not have come at a better time. We also want to organise a summer party for all of our staff as a thank you for their hard work.”