Garden Centre Update
Sankey Home & Garden Products
Published:  05 February, 2009

Increasingly homeowners are looking for ways to conserve water, which in turn saves money on their utility bills.

Sankey Home & Garden Products has introduced an innovative new product where saving water takes very little effort but can make a big difference.

Approved by the Water Technology List, the GutterMateTM is a rain saver and filtration system with built in water diverter where only filtered water reaches the water butt and the filter basket collects the leftover debris.

The main problem with guttering is that it can become blocked with debris such as leaves, roof moss and grit but the GutterMateTM is effective in stopping this. The environmentally friendly device is produced in the same colour as the drainpipe, which means that it is very discreet once installed.  The material is UV stabilised and so it will not discolour due to sunlight.

The product is light and easy to fit with a slide mechanism onto the drainpipe.  When it comes to cleaning the product it's easy - simply slide the filter top upwards and then lift out the filter basket  - it takes only 30 seconds!

The GutterMateTM will be available from March 2009.

RRP for the GutterMateTM Water Diverter and Filter Kit is £16.99

Andrew Smith has been appointed managing director of Fiskars Brands UK Limited which incorporates Wilkinson Sword garden products, Sankey Home and Garden Products, Kitchen Devils and Craft. He succeeds Ian MacQueen who joined the company last year in a transitory role following the retirement of Ian Fraser. Andrew joined Fiskars in 2001 as marketing manager. He has been instrumental in developing the individual strengths of the four brands and also building on their synergies under the Fiskars umbrella. He has also forged closer production links between the Bridgend and Nottingham factories."The Fiskars portfolio is made up of major retail brands and there will be very few British homes that do not have one or more of our products in their kitchens and gardens. My knowledge of the products, the markets and our core customers will be a considerable strength in driving the business forward," says Andrew.

Sankey Home & Garden Products has raised the bar when concentrating on service for all their customers after agreeing a deal that will see their distribution times cut by half. Sankey, the leading manufacturer of garden and horticultural products, has employed Clearway Distribution Ltd to dispatch and deliver all of their injection and rotationally moulded products throughout the UK. From January 2009 the local professional logistics company will be responsible for delivering premium quality injection and rotationally moulded indoor and outdoor pots, a selection of water butts and indoor watering cans, propagators, trays and accessories. "Clearway will now be responsible for the day-to-day dispatch and delivery of all Sankey goods from Nottingham to our UK customers.

Sankey Home & Garden Products

Tel: 0115 927 7335

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