First nom­i­na­tion for Laser Plumb­ing

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place - REXINE HAWES

With forty years in the plumb­ing in­dus­try, Tony Wright knows how to run a suc­cess­ful busi­ness and it shows with his com­pany’s first nom­i­na­tion in the Mata­mataPi­ako Busi­ness Awards.

Laser Plumb­ing has been nom­i­nated in the Gull Cus­tomer Ser­vices Awards. Wright and Miriam Har­ri­son, the man­ag­ing di­rec­tors say they and their team are thrilled.

‘‘We feel proud we have done some­thing that’s made some­one want to nom­i­nate us. That’s what we strive for. It means some­one’s been happy with what we have been do­ing and val­ues our ser­vices.

Wright be­came the first crafts­man gas­fit­ter to be­come qual­i­fied through the Plumbers, Gas­fit­ters and Drain­lay­ers Board in the Mata­mata area.

He has ac­cu­mu­lated knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence in all facets of plumb­ing, gas­fit­ting, drain lay­ing, roof­ing and heat­ing.

He com­pleted his ap­pren­tice­ship with Mcken­zie Plumb­ing be­fore head­ing off on his OE where he worked as a plumber in London.

When he re­turned to New Zealand he joined Bruce Ma­gan Ltd which later be­came Co­mag Ltd. Tony was one of the orig­i­nal di­rec­tors/share­hold­ers of Co­mag Ltd, who won the Bay­leys Busi­ness Ex­cel­lence award in 2015.

In 2006 Tony branched out on his own form­ing Wright Plumb­ing & Gas Ltd, and shortly af­ter­wards joined the Laser Group fran­chise.

They spe­cialise in new builds, main­te­nance and ser­vic­ing both res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial, gas heat­ing and cook­ers, wood­burn­ing heat­ing, hot wa­ter solutions, so­lar and roof­ing re­pairs.

In 2009 Laser Plumb­ing Mata­mata won the Laser Group Gold Award at the Fiji Con­fer­ence for Out­stand­ing Growth.

Wright says hav­ing a strong office and ad­min­is­tra­tion team is an im­por­tant el­e­ment be­cause they are the face of the busi­ness, and he has noth­ing but praise for his ad­min­is­tra­tors Sarah Har­ri­son and Char­lotte Waugh.

Cus­tomer ser­vice is also im­por­tant for their eleven trades­men who work in the com­mu­nity.

‘‘If we won it would be a very proud mo­ment, a big hon­our. It would be recog­ni­tion for all the hard work we put in and re­ally help us grow our pro­file in the com­mu­nity,’’ he says.

Tony Wright, Laser Plumb­ing man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Miriam Har­ri­son, di­rec­tor, and ad­min­is­tra­tors Char­lotte Waugh and Sarah Har­ri­son.

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