Left to right: managing director for Wolseley UK, Steve Ashmore with Mark Webster and Peter Roberts.

Black Country customers turn up the heat with darts champ

Published:  12 April, 2012

WEST BROMWICH: 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 Mr 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.”

Mr Webster 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.”

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