Methven, the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, has been appointed as a preferred supplier by Places for People, one of the UK’s largest property and leisure management, development and regeneration companies.

The appointment follows a robust tender process and sees Methven join Places for People’s procurement framework and being ranked in first place for the supply of taps and mixer showers.

Places for People owns or manages 150,000 homes cross the UK and has assets in excess of £3.1 billion. It carries out a rolling programme of planned maintenance on its managed properties for which Methven will now be able to specify and supply its products.

Keith Mullender, Senior Procurement Manager at Places for People, said: “Methven, with its well-designed, innovative and energy efficient products for every sector, was the perfect brassware partner for such a diverse business as ours with its differing needs and we are very much looking forward to working with them.”

Martin Walker, CEO of Methven UK, said: “This is a significant appointment for Methven and it has opened the door for us with what is a massive and hugely respected organisation.

“We will be working closely with Places for People on their maintenance programmes and, in fact, have already started supplying product to sites, including Castlerock Edinvar Housing Association in Scotland. In addition, we are now able to talk to them about their new build sector and retirement villages, which could see us being specified on future projects with them.”