Rewarding over ten years of service!

Just a few of the team that have been with us for over ten years!

Just a few of the team that have been with us for over ten years!

We were pleased to recognise and reward all of our longest-serving members of the Nu-Heat team earlier this week.

Everyone pictured (plus several more!) has been with us for over ten years, with Clare (bottom left) currently in her 17th year at the company!

To celebrate their hard work and continued support, and just to say a big “thank you”, they each received £100 in vouchers and the whole company enjoyed a delicious homemade buffet.


We are lucky to have a great team of people at Nu-Heat, with our longest-serving members ranging across departments from roles in the warehouse, finance, account management, design, product development and more.

Congratulations everyone on such a great achievement – here’s to another ten!

Busy fundraisers!

It seems we’re always fundraising at Nu-Heat!  Over the last few months we have raised close to £4000 for various good causes.

A fantastic team effort, in memory of Kate

The Nu-Heat cyclists on the charity ride

Earlier this year, we sadly lost a friend and colleague, Kate, to cancer.

This was a real shock, and spurred Nu-Heat’s keen cyclists to get together, arranging a charity ride in her memory with all proceeds going to CLIC Sargent.

The route chosen was a gruelling 45 miles, from Colyton to Haytor and the team took five hours to reach the finish line, pushing on in 34 degree heat!  They were greeted with cheers at the finish line where a picnic and raffle were also held, all for the charity.

Nick, our Senior Systems Administrator, who organised and participated in the event, said: “We all miss Kate terribly and wanted to do something in her memory.

“It was a fantastic day.  13 riders of mixed abilities started and 13 broken men finished!  We all had to dig deep to keep going.”

The team smashed their original target of £500, raising in excess of £1200 for Kate’s chosen charity, CLIC Sargent.


Summer party success!


Each year, Nu-Heat holds a Summer Party for all the team and their families.  It’s always a great event with plenty of food, music, and of course, fundraising.

This summer, the party was held at a great local venue, the Deer Park Hotel in Honiton.  We all enjoyed pizza from the outdoor pizza oven and activities including archery, falconry and a bouncy castle for both children and the big kids!

The raffle was a real hit this year with some fantastic prizes up for grabs, from iPads to CentreParks vouchers, many of which were kindly donated by our suppliers.

In total, the company raised £1585 to be split between CLIC Sargent and Devon Air Ambulance.


Nicola jumps out of a plane for Alzheimer’s Society

Nicola jumps out of a plane!

Nicola, one of our Estimators, bravely took to the sky for Alzheimer’s Society.

This is a charity that is close to her heart as Nicola’s Grandad was recently diagnosed with the early stages of the disease, so she felt it was the perfect cause.

Friends, family and colleagues all supported her efforts and Nicola ended up surpassing her fundraising target, raising an impressive £427!


If there’s one thing we love, it’s cake (Macmillan Coffee Morning)

Nu-Heat charity bake off

There’s one sure way to raise money in the Nu-Heat office, and that’s by baking plenty of cakes!  Jenny, our receptionist, came across Macmillan’s Coffee Morning and helped to arrange a company-wide bake-off.  There was chocolate cake, cheesecake, more chocolate cake, Emma’s famous key lime pie and many, many others.

By the end of all our munching, we had raised just over £125!


Adrian enters Round Britain and Ireland Race

Nu-Heat’s Sales & Marketing Director, Adrian Troop,  has signed up for the 2014 Round Britain and Ireland Race.  The two-handed race, which will start on 1st June, began back in 1966 and starts and ends in Plymouth with stop overs in four ports.

It will be the first time Adrian’s taken part in the event, which runs every four years and he’ll be joined by Neil Matson, a volunteer Deputy Launching Authority at Exmouth RNLI.

Read more about Adrian and Neil’s race entry on RNLI’s news page.

John braves freezing temperatures for Age UK Exeter


Nu-Heat Customer Support Engineer, John Cornish, has completed a gruelling week long Arctic Challenge to raise funds for Age UK Exeter.

The week involved various challenges in freezing temperatures including dog sledging, building and digging shelters to sleep in and cross country skiing.

John spent three days sleeping outside, one of which was supposed to be spent in a snow hole, but he drew the short straw when the shelter was too small to sleep in for the night:

“We thought the snow hole would be big enough for three of us – but it wasn’t!  I ended up sleeping under the stars.  I had a good sleeping bag so I wasn’t too cold, but it was a bit odd feeling the snow fall when you are trying to sleep!”

Even when staying in a cabin for a couple of nights, there were no luxuries:

“We stayed in a cabin to begin with, but there was no running water or electricity.  We were eating by candlelight and melting snow for our water.  The toilet was 50 metres away, so if you needed to go in the night you had to brave the icy cold temperatures!”

John is hoping to raise over £2500 for Age UK Exeter and is hopeful others will get involved in the future to support charities.

“It was harder than I thought it would be and there were times when I thought ‘why am I doing this?’, but the whole experience was brilliant – a real challenge.  I’d definitely recommend it, and hopefully some other members of the Nu-Heat team will give it a try next year.”

Martyn Rogers, Director at Age UK Exeter, was impressed with Nu-Heat’s support:  “We were delighted that John signed up for the Arctic Challenge and his input has raised invaluable funds towards our work with isolated and vulnerable older people.  We really appreciate the support Nu-Heat have shown in helping John achieve his fundraising target – its great to have a local company raising funds for local people!”

To make a donation, visit John’s fundraising page:

If you like the sound of John’s experience, Age UK Exeter are currently recruiting for the 2015 Arctic Challenge.  To find out more, give Jacqui Cornish at Age UK Exeter a call 01392 202092.