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Anglian Home Improvements teams up with the Women's Institute

Win tickets to Grand Designs Live Birmingham

Anglian conservatory with Laura Ashley decorative glass

To celebrate the WI's centenary year in 2015 and Anglian's 50th anniversary in 2016, we have 100 tickets (50 pairs) to give away for this year's Grand Designs Live, Birmingham.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply enter our free prize draw by clicking here to send an email to [email protected]. Please provide us with your full name, home address and telephone number, alternatively you can call 0800 083 0107 and leave us a message with your details.

Competition terms and conditions can be found here.

WI members meet David Domoney at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

WI members with David Domoney at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Three lucky WI members who won tickets to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show at Anglian Home Improvements’ recent Denman Day were greeted by TV gardener David Domoney at the show on Saturday 4th July.

Patricia Scarsbrook and Maureen Mace from the Gloucestershire Federation and Lorraine McClellan from the Berkshire Federation met David at the Anglian orangery for a glass of bubbly and a chat during their visit to the iconic flower show. David was there hosting the RHS Celebrity Theatre, supported by Anglian Home Improvements, where inspiring celebrities including John Craven, Diarmuid Gavin and Charlie Dimmock talked about their love of gardening and wildlife, and revealed their tips and best-kept secrets.

Anglian is a regular exhibitor at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, this year showcasing its eye-catching new Laura Ashley Decorative Glass Collection, which includes a number of botanical-inspired designs, as well as a stunning timber orangery. Anglian was awarded a 4 Star Tradestand Award – the highest accolade available – for its stand this year, which was located within the RHS Celebrity Theatre.

Each of the WI members won a pair of tickets to the show in a free prize draw that was held during the Denman educational day with Anglian Home Improvements on 24th June, entitled ‘A window on your home’. David Domoney was one of the guest speakers on the day, giving tips on how to keep plants healthy in the home all year round and hosting an interactive ‘galloping gardening’ competition. Other topics covered included understanding energy ratings in the home, consumer rights on the phone and in the home, and the truth behind triple glazing. Click here to read more about the event.

£250 gardening voucher winner announced

Congratulations to Mrs Janet Stubbins from the Wookey Hole WI Group in Somerset! Mrs Stubbins was the lucky winner of our recent free prize draw for WI members, winning a £250 gardening voucher.

Now the weather has turned fine, it’s the perfect time to get outside so we’re sure Mrs Stubbins will enjoy spending her voucher, whether on some beautiful plants or other garden treats. She certainly seemed delighted when we spoke to her to let her know she had won!

Keep an eye on this page for more updates and competitions, exclusively for our friends at the WI.

WI members join Anglian Home Improvements for 2015 Denman Day

Womens institute members enjoying Denman Day 2015

Around 100 WI members assembled at Denman – the WI’s educational college – on Wednesday 24th June for an informative and engaging day with Anglian Home Improvements, entitled ‘A window on your home’.

A packed schedule of educational talks, useful tips and entertaining activities kept the ladies busy all day, with topics ranging from energy efficiency in the home to keeping indoor plants healthy all year round.

To read more about the day’s events, please click here.

WI Denman Day: A Window On Your Home

Wednesday 24th June 2015

WI members at Anglian's Denman Day

Anglian Home Improvements will be hosting a Denman Day entitled ‘A Window on Your Home’ for WI members on Wednesday 24th June. This informative and enjoyable day will provide insight and advice on many of the factors that help you to feel comfortable, from keeping your house warm but your energy bills down, to feeling confident and secure in your home.

Special guests will include TV presenter and environmentalist Philippa Forrester, who will discuss energy saving within the home, and TV gardener David Domoney – returning by popular demand following last year’s Denman Day – who will provide tips on making the most of plants in and around your home.

Key topics to be covered will include:

  • Understanding energy ratings in the home. What is the difference? What should you be looking for? Why does it matter?
  • Consumer rights in the home, on the phone and online. An overview of homeowners’ rights when it comes to doorstep trading, nuisance phone calls and the internet
  • Keeping plants healthy in the home all year round. David Domoney’s tips on looking after your plants, whether in a hot conservatory or a warm, well-insulated home
  • The truth behind triple glazing. What is the difference between double glazing and triple glazing? How do you decide whether triple glazing is right for your home?
  • Designing out crime. A former police officer from Secured by Design, the official UK Police flagship initiative, will advise on what to look for when choosing products to improve the security of your home
  • Confessions of a show gardener. Find out what goes on behind the scenes when producing an award-winning show garden and pick up a few trade secrets along the way.

Hosted in the beautiful surroundings of Denman and with an exclusive opportunity to win tickets to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, this is sure to be an educational and entertaining day not to be missed!

WI members who would like to find out more or register to attend can do so by contacting Katie Bell on 01865 391991 (Ext. 240) or email [email protected]

Win a £250 gardening voucher

Anglian Home Improvements is giving one lucky WI member the opportunity to get their summer off to a great start by winning a £250 gardening voucher.

The winner will be able to choose from a wide range of garden treats, from help towards a garden makeover to bringing the outside in with a selection of stunning plants.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply call 0800 083 0107 to register your details. No purchase is necessary. Entries will close at midnight on 28th June 2015 and the winner will be drawn at random on 29th June 2015 and contacted by email. For full terms and conditions, visit www.anglianhome.co.uk/legal/promotional-terms-and-conditions.

Anglian and the WI team up again in 2015

The Women's Institute centenary logo

Following a successful series of activities and events for WI members in 2014, Anglian Home Improvements will again be working closely with the WI throughout its centenary celebration year in 2015.

Activities including an educational and entertaining Denman Day in June, a VIP day for the Norfolk Federation in September, regular pages in WI Life magazine and competitions specially for WI members are all being organised to help inform and engage members on topics such as energy saving in the home; consumer rights in the home, on the phone and online; and various ways to keep your home and garden looking good.

Keep an eye on this page for further updates and competitions!

Hamper competition winner announced

Christmas Hamper competition

We are delighted to announce that the lucky winner of the Anglian Home Improvements Christmas Hamper competition is Mrs Pearce from High Wycombe!

Congratulations Mrs Pearce on winning a stunning hamper worth £200, packed with a range of delicious Christmas goodies including mouth-watering treats and entertaining games for all the family.

From all of us at Anglian Home Improvements, we would like to wish members of the WI a very happy and successful 2015.

‘A Modern Look at Home Improvements’, Denman

22nd September 2014

Denman Day

More than one hundred Women’s Institute (WI) members attended a successful educational day hosted by Anglian Home Improvements on 22 September, held at the WI’s residential college Denman in Oxfordshire.

Entitled ‘A Modern Look at Home Improvements’, the day focused particularly on energy saving in the home, with guests learning about what to look for when upgrading windows, the real differences between double and triple glazing, and how to interpret energy ratings in order to work out how much money they could save. They were also given practical information and advice concerning their consumer rights when it comes to cold calling, both in person and on the telephone.

Actress Sally Geeson and TV gardener David Domoney were guest speakers at the event and proved a highlight with the WI members.

Click here to read more

WI Annual Meeting winners meet John Craven at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Five lucky WI members won tickets to the iconic Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in the free prize draw at this year's WI Annual Meeting.

The exclusive prize included an opportunity to meet John Craven, a signed copy of his latest book and VIP reserved seating for his talk in the RHS Celebrity Theatre, supported by Anglian Home Improvements, as well as return rail travel and a glass of Champagne in the Anglian timber orangery.

Congratulations again to the five lucky winners:

Marion Biles from Frenchay, Gloucestershire
Jackie Breeze from Stoke by Mayland, Suffolk
Sheila Brookes from Liversedge, West Yorkshire
Pauline Rhodes from Nulme, Cheshire
Kathy Spare from Coventry, West Midlands

Norfolk Federation visit to Anglian’s showroom and factory tour, Norwich

11th June 2014

Sally Geeson

Members from the Norfolk Federation of the Women's Institute were welcomed by Anglian Home Improvements for a VIP day at the new Norwich showroom on Wednesday 11 June, including a 'behind the scenes' factory tour and a talk by actress and Anglian Ambassador Sally Geeson.

Read the full story.

WI Annual Meeting, Leeds

7th June 2014

Anglian exhibition stand

Anglian Home Improvements joined WI members for the prestigious 2014 WI Annual Meeting in Leeds, giving them an opportunity to win one of five VIP packages to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (8th to 13th July).

The event was incredibly well attended, despite the poor weather which did not affect the attendance or the mood of the WI members for what promised to be a very exciting and informative day. From the moment the doors opened, WI members flocked to the Anglian stand to enter the free prize draw to win tickets to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, with around 200 entries in the first hour and another 200 in the lunch break.

We chatted to many ladies who had already had Anglian Home Improvements help them with their home improvements and were very pleased, as well as people who had recommended us to their friends and family or who were about to embark on projects with us. The ladies appeared in great spirit during the day, telling us that the Annual Meeting had been very informative and well delivered.