job vacancy
By Anna Pigney

JOB VACANCY – Retail Apprentice

We are looking for an enthusiastic and practical apprentice who will gain an understanding in all areas of our Hardware and Agricultural stores, website sales as well as general administration. Training will be on the job and at college where the applicant will be working towards a level 2 or 3 qualification.

The successful candidate must hold GCSE grade C or above in English & Maths and be competent in IT. 40 hours per week including Saturdays. Looking for someone to start asap but would be willing to wait until the end of exams for the right candidate.

For a full job description or further information please contact David Pigney – 017683 51240.

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to anna.pigney@pigney.co.uk

Closing date Friday 11th May

kubota
By Anna Pigney

Kubota Launch Evenings

To celebrate our new partnership with Kubota we will be holding 2 launch events where you will be able to see the latest products and meet the Kubota Agricultural team. Refeshments will be provided and both events will start at 7pm prompt.

  • Tuesday 1st May – Aysgarth Falls Hotel (Palmer Flatt), Leyburn
  • Wednesday 2nd May – Tufton Arms Hotel, Appleby

Places limited for both events, please RSVP by 20/4/18 if you would like to attend. Please contact Andrew Woof on 07771360316 or andrew.woof@pigney.co.uk (Places limited to 2 per family)

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garden furniture
By Anna Pigney

NEW Garden Furniture IN STOCK

We have recently sourced some traditional handcrafted garden furniture which is going down a storm with our customers, and it’s not even summer yet! Beautifully crafted, good quality and at GREAT price it’s no wonder it is such a hit.

The furniture is made on the edge of the Peak District by a company called Charles Taylor Trading who have the true traditional touch and with their ergonomic design, the furniture is not only is it comfortable, but helps with your posture and increases relaxation. No flat pack assembly nightmare as all the furniture comes ready built straight to put in your garden.

From garden planters to benches and table sets, there really is everyone you could need. Find their full range at www.charlestaylortrading.com, and pop in to pigneys to feel the quality for yourselves. We currently have in stock a range of planters, a 4 seater circular table set, 2 seater bench and planter bench, but can order anything that you require.

Loyalty Cards
By Anna Pigney

Loyalty Card Scheme

Your Loyalty means a lot to us here at Pigneys and we have had a really good response since we introduced the scheme giving over £750 off to our most loyal customers!

The scheme hasn’t got an expiry date and needs no signing up so why not #poptopigneys to start saving today.

Get £3 OFF when you spend £50

Pop to Pigneys to get your card and start saving today!

Claim £3 off a single transaction once you have spent £50* & collected all the stamps. This card entitles the holder to £3 OFF a single transaction following previously spending £50 in store. Valid in store on presentation of this card with 10 stamps. This card can only be used once and must be handed in on redemption. Card will only be stamped for cash sales and not credit customers. Card cannot be exchanged for cash. *excludes petrol, service & machinery sales.

rat poison
By Anna Pigney

NEW RAT & MOUSE POISON REGULATIONS

In the new year, it will be compulsory for stores to track the sales of all rat poisons, as reported by thejournal.ie.

These new regulations will be put in place under EU directives and will affect the general public, pest controllers and even farmers. The new regulations will be put in place from January 1st of this year, as agreed by the European Union.

Due to new regulations put in place under EU directives we now have to keep records of how many rodent poisons which have been sold and to who (professional use only). Pest controllers will also have to sign up to a register, to make sure they are trained to use it properly.

Pest Management Users will require a PMU number to buy the rodent killer, and use it professionally. A herd/flock number will be a requirement for farmers to buy the product for professional use.

The new restrictions were voted in by the EU, because of the risks it has to people and animals, from primary and secondary poisoning to the environment. The restrictions are for AVK poisons, which is one of the most widely used rodenticide.

Under the new regulations, the public will also be restricted in their use of the product, solely to indoors and for mice control. They will be allowed to use it around buildings for rat control, though this has to be in tamper-resistant bait stations.

What does this mean for me?

PUBLIC: The public will also be restricted in the concentration which they can buy it, with lower doses to be available. In March the concentration for sale to the public will be reduced to under 30mg/kgs. The only ones who are permitted to use the rodenticides in open areas, are professional pest controllers. OLD STOCK STILL AVAILABLE WHILE STOCKS LAST UNTIL MARCH!
FARMERS: Farmers will also be affected by the new rules, and will only be allowed to use certain rodenticides close to buildings. They are only allowed to use tamper-resistant bait stations, once they have completed training on how to correctly use them.
Farmers will also not be allowed to use pulsed baiting techniques as well as permanent baiting systems.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out which bait you are allowed to buy and use.

kubota
By Anna Pigney

NEW KUBOTA DEALERSHIP

We are proud to announce we are now authorised dealers for Kubota Agricultural machinery including tractors and RTVs.

Formed in 1890 Kubota have grown and are now one of the leading manufacturers of tractors, ground care and mini excavator excellence. From powerful tractors to domestic mowers, the Kubota range delivers outstanding performance and legendary reliability.

Kubota seem to growing from strength to strength especially in their agricultural sector and we wanted to jump on board and help deliver this to the Eden Valley. Their RTVs can already be seen out in force and we hope to help build numbers as well a push the impressive powerful tractors alongside our current McCormick franchise.

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light bulbs
By Anna Pigney

‘Old Style’ Light Bulbs ARE BACK

Over the last few years the traditional light bulb has been phased out and replaced by the more energy efficient halogen and LEDs. This has meant that coming in a for a light bulbs isn’t just as simple as it once was and has not only been baffling for our customers but us as well.

Halogen and especially LED bulbs have major advantages in energy saving but come at a cost to you the customer with the average LED costing around £4 compared the old style element bulbs which cost £1! There was always the dimmable problem with the new light bulbs leaving meaning this dimmable feature was useless these days.

Worry no more and the ‘old style’ light bulb is back coming in bayonet 60w & 100w as well as screw fitting. Some candle and golf ball bulbs will also be back.

Pop in store now to find out more information and get all your bulbs for the dark nights.

welding
By Anna Pigney

Structural Welding

Did you know if you want any structural welding done by law it has to be done by a certified individual/company? Well look no further our staff have done the training and we are have the UKAS Mark of Accreditation.

Call us on 017683 51240 for more information.