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Continued optimism for UK trade professionals

UK tradesmen and women including qualified plumbers and heating engineers remain optimistic for the next 12 months following a busy first half of the year, according to Plumbfix.

The majority (85%) of plumbers, electricians, builders, carpenters and other tradesmen questioned by Plumbfix’s umbrella organisation, Screwfix in its latest Trade Pulse report, say they expect business to remain at the same level or to improve over the next 12 months.

More than a third are currently busier than expected and nearly half have said business is now better than 12 months ago.

The optimism tradesmen feel for the future of their businesses also extends to the UK’s general economy, with 50% believing it will improve over the next 12 months and nearly two thirds thinking the UK’s economy has improved over the past year.

Screwfix CEO Andrew Livingston comments: “It is really encouraging that so many tradesmen are both optimistic for the future and are maintaining busy work schedules. As a supplier to the trade it’s crucial we continually develop our service to meet the needs of busy trade professionals, including plumbers and heating engineers.”

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