Thursday 10 February 2011

Tradesman get £5K boost from Volkswagen

A Newark van centre has presented a £5,000 financial boost to a local tradesman just for taking a test drive.

Kevin Burton, owner of K & B Installations which specialises in fitted kitchen and bathrooms, was awarded the cheque after being entered into a prize draw following the test of the Volkswagen Crafter at Gilder Van Centre, previously Heron Van Centre.

The competition was aimed at giving a financial boost to tradesmen and van drivers’ businesses while also showcasing the benefits, capabilities and versatility of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ largest vehicle, the Crafter.

The self-employed fitter, who has been in business for over 24 years, provides an all-inclusive service as he is a qualified plumber, electrician and plasterer. As an authorised fitter for B&Q, Kevin works within a 50 miles radius of Mansfield and has always enjoyed the independence of working for himself.

Speaking of his win, Kevin said: “I was completely shocked when I was told I had won. Gilder Van Centre had been really helpful when I tested the Crafter which I needed to meet my growing business demand. I filled in the entry form and never gave it a second thought.

“I’m a real advocate of the Volkswagen range, my last vehicle was a Transporter which I found very reliable, and even drove like a car. I simply needed a larger van and, with all of this in mind, the Crafter seemed the ideal choice.

“The money will go towards upgrading my tools as well as investing in new equipment which will help make my job easier.”

Julie Gwilliam, head of business at Gilder Van Centre Newark, said: “We are delighted that one of our customers won this national prize draw.

“It is even more pleasing to know that Kevin has already purchased a new Crafter based on his test drive experience.”

For further information on the Crafter and the other models in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle range, call Gilder Van Centre Newark on 01636 673 691 or visit


  1. A tradesman is a skilled manual worker in a particular trade or craft. A person who knows what he is doing when he says he does. Tradesmen spend years honing their skills are true professionals in their skills.

    local tradesman Melbourne

  2. Looking for a Local Tradesman in london then must contact at Vetted Trades Online. Just click on this link and know more about cost of repair and maintenance.

  3. Thanks for sharing information with us.
    Vetted Trades company is the perfect company in London which provides the local tradesmen in Uk. If you want to hire any service provider like builder, gardener, tiler, etc then visit our official website.Gardener in London

  4. Thanks for sharing this beautiful information. Get services from Vetted Trades Online for finding the best local tradesmen in London.