BMI Hose replacement centre opened by Newcastle United's Shay Given

On-site hose replacement franchise BMI officially opened its new Hose Replacement Centre in Cramlington, Newcastle on Tyne with help from Newcastle United FC's Shay Given. The event gave BMI Hose (UK) Limited Chief Executive Simon Moxham the opportunity to announce the company's rapid expansion, with plans to open 12 hose centres in 2008.

Over 50 customers attended the event and those that participated in the raffle to win signed Newcastle United memorabilia helped to raise £200 for the local MacMillan Cancer Care Charity.

BMI Managing Director Glyn Griffiths comments: 'I have been looking for a good business opportunity for some time and when I investigated the BMI concept I was immediately impressed. The company offers a genuine service to customers who need a fast response and a quality product when they've suffered a hose failure on-site. I have set the operation up in about 12 weeks, with help from BMI staff, and as my team and I open the doors we are all trained and raring to go. I have a good team working with me and we are looking forward to building relationships with a wide range of customers in Newcastle and Tyne side.'

BMI Hose has a variety of customers ranging from construction to materials handling, industrial service and manufacturing sectors. Customers can contact the company on an emergency 24-hour hotline number.