St Albans-based company On Tap Plumbers has racked up its second award in just a few months.

Anne Timpany and Raff Agalliu, who run the company, won their latest Best New Business award at the East of England Business Champion Awards, held in Hertfordshire on 17 October. The couple already have another Best New Business award under their belts from the FSB awards in June, as well as being runners up in the St Albans Business of the Year category.

Timpany, who hails from New Zealand, said: “Obviously we are over the moon to get a second award so quickly in recognition for our hard work over the last few years, when starting from scratch in a foreign country was pretty daunting. It shows that we have strived to run a viable, responsible and effective business and give a first-class service to our customers.

“Our approach to working in what is often seen as an unreliable and hazardous industry means we provide a guarantee with all of our work, we are fully insured, our prices are totally transparent and reasonable and our staff are helpful and reliable. I would like to continue to help change how that works here in the UK and restore more respect, reliability and responsibility to this arena.”

Of On Tap Plumbers’ win, Damian Cummins, part of the team which runs the East of England Business Champion Awards, added: “The Best New Business category was one of the most hotly contested this year, with entrants from across all seven counties. On Tap Plumbers did extremely well to win against such diverse and strong competition.”