Manchester-based toolbox manufacturer, Tuffboxes (tuffboxes.co.uk), stands at the forefront of the battle against escalating tool theft rates, receiving the esteemed Best Secure Toolbox Award from BUILD magazine in the 2023 Construction and Engineering Awards.
Matt Garlick, Tuffboxes co-managing director, commented: “We’re delighted to be recognised for our secure range of toolboxes that we proudly design and manufacture in Oldham.
“Our ethos is to build affordable toolboxes that can withstand opportunist and professional thieves from targeting and affecting hardworking tradespeople.”
He continued, “We listen to our customers through our Trustpilot customer engagement program, and made significant changes to our range for 2023, resulting in recognition by BUILD magazine this year.”
Direct Line reported tools were stolen every 15mins in 2022 across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Which saw a 10% rise in theft from vehicles against the previous period, meaning half of all tool thefts are now from a car, van or wagon.
With the average value of the thefts in 2023 at £3,425, according to Direct Line’s survey, protecting the sector’s livelihood, and mental health, is always at the forefront of the team behind Tuffboxes.
Emma Gilligan, Tuffboxes co-managing director, added, “The toll tool theft takes on the mental health among tradespeople is immense, which is why Tuffboxes charity of the year is Mind.”
She continued, “We are committed to donating to the charity through customer engagement program, and proud to support fundraising efforts of plumbers and electricians alike for the charity.”
BUILD awards coordinator Kaven Cooper commented: “I’m delighted to have connected with so many prestigious businesses and individuals with such drive, dedication, and determination for success. I’m also pleased to have the opportunity to present our winners to the world as they continue to innovate and improve their communities. A very well-deserved congratulations to each of them, and best of luck for their future endeavours.”
Matt finished; “We wouldn’t be a success without our team at Tuffboxes, alongside the ongoing support of our collaborators and customers. We’re excited to bring an additional range to 2024 following customer feedback, as well as continuing to support Mind.”
For more information about the BUILD awards visit build-review.com.