The Black Country might soon be known as the ‘darts capital of England’ according to a popular world champion who was left “amazed” by the standard of amateur players at a branch opening in West Bromwich.
Mark Webster, 2008 world champion, was the star guest at Pipe and Climate Center on Doranda Way where he threw some arrows to officially unveil the facility.
Underfloor heating and plumbing experts, Uponor, arranged for ‘Webby’ to be at the launch where he played dozens of customers – some of whom actually claimed the scalp of the world number eight.
Peter Roberts, managing director from Leicester-based Uponor, a key supplier to Pipe and Climate Center, and one of Mark Webster’s official sponsors, said: “As soon as we heard Pipe and Climate Center was opening its largest outlet, we knew we had to involve Mark in the celebrations.
“Not only is he a great draw, but the fact that he is a qualified plumber and can confidently speak with authority on plumbing matters means he has a natural rapport with customers.”
Mark added: “It’s always great to play non-professionals – I was amazed with the sporting talent across the Black Country and with the number of visitors that gave me a real run for my money.”
Pipe Center is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of heating, pipe and related products to the building services and industrial markets supplying boilers, water heaters, radiators, pumps and commercial showers, pipes, fittings and valves.
Climate Center is the UK’s largest distributor of refrigeration and air conditioning products, supplying an extensive range of equipment, components, spares accessories and tools to professional contractors via a nationwide network of branches.
Pictured (l to r): Steve Ashmore, managing director for Wolseley UK, professional darts player, Mark Webster and Peter Roberts, managing director for Uponor