Builder scoops £50,000 top-prize with Buildbase


Paul Whitehead, Managing Director of Alpha Building Services in Beckenham is the winner of a BMW X5 worth more than £50,000 in a Buildbase competition that rewarded those who do business with the merchant.

Buildbase customers nationwide were automatically entered into the ‘Get-in’ prize draw when they spent £50 or more over July and August 2015.

The competition received more than one million entries as customers flocked to branches to be in with a chance of winning one of over 1,000 prizes, from Kindle Fire Tablets to supercar racing days, totalling over £100,000 in the total prize fund. All winners were picked via a random generator, specially created for the competition.

First-prize winner Paul, from Tatsfield, collected the BMW X5 at the Croydon branch of Buildbase from Buildbase Managing Director Kate Tinsley and Branch Manager Paul McGuin.

Paul, whose company is involved in commercial and residential new build projects, said: “After 35 years of entering competitions and winning nothing I thought it was about time I won something!

“I’ve been doing business with Buildbase for about 14 years and more recently with Hirebase in Peckham and the staff are great – nothing is ever too much trouble.”

Kate Tinsley who presented Paul with his prize commented:

“We are always looking for new ways to encourage and reward our customers. This was our biggest giveaway to date and it has been a huge success. The more frequently people spent with us, the more chances they had of winning, which generated more customers, transactions and sales. Congratulations to Paul, we could all see what this prize meant to him, and to the branch team who work so hard to deliver consistently brilliant service, which keeps our customers coming back.”



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