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Nathan Eades 0800 REPAIR engineer

Former RAF engineer reaches new heights with appliance repair business

When Nathan Eades was an RAF engineer servicing tornado jets in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars - the lives of our war heroes depended on his skills.

28
September
2011

Richard Melvin new 0800 Repair franchisee for Sunderland, Washington, South Shields and Gateshead.

Repair firm forges family connections

The family bond is at the heart of expansion plans for an appliance repair firm. For repair engineer Richard Melvin has followed in his father’s footsteps and set up his own business - fixing household appliances.

20
July
2011

Darren Bowman new 0800 franchisee covering Northumberland.

Darren’s set to enjoy the great outdoors – with a 7ft screwdriver!

Darren Bowman loves the great outdoors – and in his new job, he’s going to be enjoying some of the best scenery in the country. For Darren, 27, from Pelton, Chester-le-Street, will be covering the whole of Northumberland as the new 0800 Repair franchisee for the area.

01
June
2011

The National Franchise Exhibition - 30th September & 1 October 2011

The National Franchise Exhibition 2011 - 30th September & 1 October 2011

Visit 0800 REPAIR on Stand F170, The National Franchise Exhibition on the 30th September & 1 October 2011, NEC, Birmingham.

09
May
2011

Stewart Livingston 0800 REPAIR Franchisee

Stewart swaps stairlifts for a seven-foot screwdriver

You could say Stewart Livingston’s last job had its ups and downs – he was a stairlift salesman! - but he is confident his new appliance repair business will take him right to the top.

28
April
2011

0800 Sponsors Staffordshire Dog Show

Owner of the Kennel Club winner of best dog in show award receives her TV prize from our very own David Fletcher.

13
April
2011

Thank you FaceBook Followers

The loyal Facebook followers of a North East repair company have helped the business beat strong national competition to win a top award.

25
March
2011

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Winner of ‘Best Online Marketing Campaign’

The loyal Facebook followers of a North East repair company have helped the business beat strong national competition to win a top award.

21
March
2011

Those Bloopers

The commander looses his cool and faux north eastern accents abound, what more could you want?

08
March
2011

Clive Aitken 0800 REPAIR Franchisee

Franchisee – Donates Washing Machine to Heroes Charity.

Clive Aitken spends his days organising repairs to household appliances – but he’s soon going to be putting a perfect washing machine to good use.

16
February
2011

Simon Keenlyside 0800 REPAIR Franchisee

Business – and love – could be blooming for Simon!

Simon Keenlyside loves his allotment, and now he’s got something else to grow….a new business.

14
February
2011

Gerry Anderson Stamps

We are definitely ‘loving’ these!

11
January
2011

Thunderbirds Commemorated in New set of UK Postage Stamps

We thought this was quite interesting not only because we launched an advertising campaign in 2010 with a Thunderbirds theme rendered in CGI and emulating the look of Gerry Anderson’s distinctive ‘supermariantion’ puppetry, but also because many of us are in the age group that will fondly remember this era of children’s TV and film.

05
January
2011

All The Best For 2011

Lets hope we all have the best of everything in the coming New Year. 2010 has been a very busy year for 0800 and our business is continuing to grow and develop with many more opportunities to look forward to in 2011. Good luck to all of you.

31
December
2010

Merry Christmas from 0800 Repair.

0800 Repair would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

23
December
2010

0800 Repair on The X Factor!

Well not quite, take a look at this…what do you see through the window of the limousine?

03
December
2010

Where was the van

Where Was The Van!

You could say we’re getting a bit snowed under, up here..

03
December
2010

0800 Franchisee – Donates Washing Machine to Heroes Charity.

Clive Aitken spends his days organising repairs to household appliances – but he’s soon going to be putting a perfect washing machine to good use.

30
November
2010

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Support Small Business Network

0800 Repair supporting UK small business and franchise businesses.

16
November
2010

Boiling Bad Boilers — Kevin

The last in the 0800 Repair Thunderbirds trilogy.

27
October
2010

Alan Johnson Joins 0800 Repair

Meet Alan Johnson, our new Group Operations Director.

26
October
2010

0800 Repair — Washing Machine Fun

First of the new Thunderbirds themed 0800 Repair TV commercials

15
October
2010

Banish the Despair With 0800 Repair

Another quick step back in time before we get down to current business … if you will.

15
October
2010

0800repair giant screwdriver

That Giant Screwdriver

It all started to pick up momentum about a year ago, an article published in the Electrical Review has a nice photo of three of our ‘main men’ with one of the then newly branded black and yellow vans adorned with a giant seven foot long screwdriver — really quite un-mistakable.

14
October
2010