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135 years of Parrs

In 1886, Francis Parrs set up business as a wheelwright in the heart of Birmingham. It was and still is, a very skilled profession. Soon the market traders were coming to Francis for new wheels for their porter’s trucks,…

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Cycle Storage Solutions

You’ve got the state-of-the-art bike, the aerodynamic helmet, the body-hugging lycra, and the king of the mountain attitude. It’s time to saddle up your carbon fibre pony and ride in to work! Cycling is, without a doubt, a major…

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Cargomaster Powered Stairclimber Sack Truck

Staircases are a pain in the backside if you are trying to transport anything heavy. It is one manual handling task which will have every Health and Safety officer rolling their eyes and reaching for the red pen. In…

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Why PARRS Kick Step is the best on the market

Often, the most essential products are the least interesting to read about online, and the least essential are the most interesting; For instance, most of us would prefer to browse pages about luxury yachts or exotic holiday destinations, and…

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Buy British

Buy British isn’t an emotional, jingoistic statement, these days its simple common sense. Parrs is a quintessentially British business. We are a family run company that has kicking been around for 135 years. We buy workplace products from around…

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Why buy from PARRS?

I was in a Poundworld type store yesterday and I could not believe the choice of products on offer. From dog beds to duvets, ant powder to Jaffa cakes, and naturally a £15 sack truck. This made me think,…

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Why PARRS support flexible working hours

It is a significant organisational challenge for a company to offer flexible working hours to staff at the same time as offering customers and suppliers the absolute highest levels of service. However it is a challenge that needs to…

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I am ‘avin a fag!

I used to smoke until my wife told me I was not smoking any more owing to the impending arrival of our first-born. Nowadays, announcing you are a smoker, is similar to proclaiming you that you are on the…

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A limerick about a Sack Truck…

I have been asked to write a blog about one of my favourite products, the Cosco 3-in-1 Sack Truck. It is one of our best selling products because it is amazing value, well made, and does all the jobs a…

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Heating Wars…

At Scholes towers, we have spent the weekend fighting over the thermostat. My wife believes that it should be Summer every day of the year, and my three daughters are too obsessed with sacrificing themselves on the high altar…

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PARRS Brand New Catalogue Out Now!

I hesitate to say Happy New Year, because most of us will have returned to our desks through rain-soaked commutes to find an inbox straining almost as much as our belt buckles. Meanwhile, the media, having spent the whole…

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Helping the homeless this Christmas…

Happy Christmas from everyone at Parrs. We put up our Christmas tree yesterday at Scholes Towers. For me it is the moment that reminds me why Christmas is so important. My daughters arguing over how much tinsel to put…

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20% off Entrance Matting

As Summer makes way for Autumn, and sunshine and showers are replaced by showers and more showers, and people stop complaining about being too hot and start complaining about being too cold, we at PARRS are starting to turn…

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The price you see, is the price you pay!

Whenever marketing ask me to write a blog about delivery charges, I immediately start bashing at my keyboard with demented fury while foaming at the mouth. So this time I am going to take my Mogadon (other anti-depressants are…

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Bottle Skips…not just for empties

I think that the problem with this product is that it is called a bottle skip. This makes it very difficult for a person to buy for themselves without an implied admission to having a significant drink problem. I…

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So where are you going on holiday?

This week offices across the country are behaving like hairdressing salons on acid. ‘So where are you going on holiday?’  is a question that has developed a metronomic beat of its own as it is repeated ad nauseam from…

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Saving lives now costs even less

We have just installed a new defibrillator in the phone box in our village and while I don’t want to be pessimistic, I think that it will be significantly more useful to the rural community than the phone that…

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Its all about Free Delivery!

I went on a competitor’s website this week. They were selling a Litter Picker for £3.50. Wow! I thought, how do they do that? So off I trotted like a drunk pig through the welcoming doors of an abattoir…

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Feel the quality….

We have just started with a third party review company called Feefo. So when you order online you might get an email asking, very briefly, if you were happy with the service and the quality of the product. I…

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Racking up on Cycle Racks

With the passing of the festive season, more and more people will be looking to make good on their new year resolution promises; a complete overhaul of fitness habits being one of the most common. With this in mind,…

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Win a £500 Evans Cycles Voucher

Here at Parrs we’re starting 2015 with a bang! We have a fantastic new year opportunity for one lucky winner to receive a £500 Evans Cycles voucher! The Cycling boom in Britain looks set to continue in 2015 and…

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