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The mystery shoppers were looking for high levels of salesmanship, customer assistance, product knowledge, stock range and tidiness. And on both occasions that they were visited the secret shoppers were left impressed.
Rumour has it Kelly's competitive streak had taken hold and staff were encouraged to take home International Paint literature to read of an evening!
Well the homework has paid off and the staff are now enjoying a prize courtesy of International Paints.
See our range of International Yacht Painting, deck paints, 2 part paints and more
Monday, 23 July 2012
Your choice of footwear is important when sailing; keeping your feet warm and dry, maintaining good traction on the deck, and the appropriate style of boot for the kind of sailing you'll be doing is also key.
Yachting boots come in a variety of styles, ranging from the less expensive waterproof rubber models to the pricier but high performance breathable models that are ideal for longer voyages or sailing at night.
Types of Boots For Your Style of Sailing:
Rubber, fully waterproof light weight yachting boots are great at keeping your feet dry during day sailing and for lighter recreational kinds of activity. Look for styles with reinforced toes, grippy non-slip soles, and and consider getting a size larger than normal to accommodate an extra pair of socks for padding and in cold weather.
For night sailing or extended voyages, it is worth spending a bit more for breathable materials. Inevitably some water will get into a rubber boot on a long trip, and in this circumstance waterproofing does more to hold water in than to let it escape. A breathable boot will keep your feet drier and happier.
Regardless of the style you decide on, a comfortable fit is important for a boot you'll be standing and moving in for long periods of time.
Best Manufacturers of Yachting Boots:
Friday, 16 March 2012
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Monday, 5 December 2011
Frost on the ground and boat attached to the car, a few of us from Force 4 Mail Order headed off down to Southampton for a day on the water. Being somewhat under prepared for the temperatures, we popped into the Force4 branch in Swanwick (we could have ordered via mail order and I’m sure it would have been just as fast) and clad ourselves in Helly Hansen undergarments to keep warm (shameless advertising, I know!) – only £39.95 too! Sale of the century! We aimed to spruce ourselves up in full winter gear and spend the day windsurfing, however, on our arrival in Southampton we discovered that it was quite possibly the calmest day of the year.
Instead, we adapted (as only employees of Force4 can!) and decided to jet over to the Isle of Wight for a trip up the Medina to the Folly inn. Music playing (at a sociable level) from the fantastic Fusion speaker system on board the rib and the Garmin Sat Nav guiding us through the waterways (we needed it!), we enjoyed a substantial & delicious lunch of Beef & Ruddles Pie before heading back towards Calshot Spit.
Fantastic views of the Solent. Great food. Great weather. Just goes to show, Boating isn’t just for the summer. All in all, a fantastic day out.