The plumber with the UK's fastest reflexes has been officially named following a nationwide challenge by Altecnic, UK manufacturer and supplier of plumbing equipment.

Fighting off fierce competition to win Altecnic’s online Test your Reflex game, plumber Samuel Blakeney from West Country Plumbing and Heating in Bristol hit a very impressive 97 Reflex vessels in 30 seconds. Topping the Reflex leaderboard, Blakeney now has the opportunity to spend a day with a professional driver, racing around the world-famous Grand Prix circuit in Nürburg.

“I’ve fitted Altecnic products on numerous jobs and it’s a brand I trust, so when the competition caught my eye in a trade magazine I decided to have a go,” Blakeney explained. “It’s always been an ambition of mine to go to the Nürburg ring and I’m really looking forward to the whole weekend.”

To celebrate the exclusive partnership between Altecnic and Reflex Winekelmann GmbhH, the European nitrogen-filled expansion vessel manufacture, the prize also includes a visit to Reflex’s factory.

Altecnic sales and marketing director Chris Ramster said: “The online competition proved to be a very popular way to raise awareness of the significant performance benefits of our new nitrogen-filled Reflex vessels. The feedback we’ve had from both the competition and our new range of vessels has been fantastic, and the weekend will be a great opportunity to show how Altecnic continues to bring innovation to the UK plumbing market.”

Runners up in the Test Your Reflex competition winners were Steve Prentice from Plumb Center in Sudbury and Stuart Hall from Still Plumbing in West Bromwich, who came second and both won 3D Smart TVs. Jason Mersh, working at Wolseley in Bexhill on Sea and Danny Tickner – a plumber at Samsian in Kent – came third and received a 16g iPad with retina display.


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