recommended trades people 

If you have any tradespeople you wish to recommend to others please contact

Catalyst Energy- plumbing and heating 

John is offering 10% off  for retired police officers, contact him for details.

I have a heating and plumbing company called Catalyst Energy based in merseyside I am offering  discounted prices for plumbing and heating jobs to retired police officers!
My father was an ex-copper but unfortunately he has since passed away!
(He was mainly based in Liverpool Mike Mainey).

My mobile number is- 07817906662
                 0ffice - 01513720071

Many thanks 
John Mainey 
Tel: 0151 372 0071

Registered office:
Company Registration: 08634356
Vat Registration :235108433

Catalyst Energy Ltd

Tel: 0151 372 0071

Catalyst Energy Ltd | Office Tel: 0151 372 0071 | Registered Business: 1-3 Crosby Road South, Liverpool, Merseyside, L22 1RG | Company Registraton: GB8634356 | Registered: England | VAT No: 235108533

Painter and Decorator 

Recommended by a branch member 

Stu Austin


Stu lives in Newton le Willows and is described as a 

good dependable decorator.


Dent Genie

Recommend by a member


Dent genie is described as the Number 1 painless dent repairer in the north west.

Jon May repaired a dent in a members Toyota Auris, took about 40 mins and did a 

great job, very reasonable prices

the DentGenie can also be found on Face Book  



Stuart Morris is based in Haydock 


trades as 



he took photographs at a recent NARPO members  party and is reasonably priced. 

Trades people wanted

Do you know any good, dependable Painters and decorators? 

One of our members is wanting some decorating work done. If 

you have had a job well done please share the tradesperson 

details with the branch membership. 

Please contact the website

administrator via the link above. 

catering recommendations 

These caterers are used regularly  at NARPO events.CHALKEY`S  Catering    

Lesley and Wayne  01744 608880   mob  07712989736   07988640557  email  

 Another caterer regularly used is 
JENNIFERS BUFFET`S  01744 893036   mob 07709526172   email  

Lawnmower repairs 

One of our members writes :-


If any branch member needs to find someone to carry out repairs / servicing etc, to lawnmowers, strimmers, chainsaws or other gardening machinery then I can certainly recommend the following firm.


Unibro Ltd.

Armoury Bank
Ashton - In - Makerfield
Tel: 01942 714336


I have used them a couple of times in recent years and they have always given good reliable service at competitive prices.


To find them if travelling from St Helens, take the A58 into the main shopping street, Gerard Street and follow the left hand bend into Wigan Road.  About 30 yards up on the right is Armoury Bank which is a cul-de-sac with a number of industrial units.  Unibro is 20 yards up on the left.     



Recommended B&B in Telford

  I have spent a few days in the Shropshire area enjoying the Museums around Ironbridge, Blists Hill and Coalport and also venturing to Dudley to enjoy the Black Country Living Museum.  .

I stayed at a lovely not too expensive B and B, and would highly recommend anyone in the area doing the same ie Musuems  or walking etc around there to consider it as an option.   Just 10 mins from Ironbridge. 

Excellent Breakfast and nothing too much trouble. 

Hazeldene Guest House
13 Southall Rd Dawley, Telford, TF 4 3NA 

01952 660212. 

John Russell. 


Taylor Gas and Plumbing

Les Taylor is a Gas Safe 

registered Gas fitter 

and plumber. He lives 

in Collins Green. Work

undertaken includes 

Landlords Safety  Checks, Breakdowns 

and installation,  Commercial, 

Domestic and Leisure including LPG.

He can be contacted on 


Or via Linzi Davies 07739839786.

Les is also available for gas fitting on 

boats and has worked on a number at 

Scarisbrick Marina  

Verify Les on 

Gas safe registration number 561440

Find Les on Facebook as "Taylor Gas"

All jobs from a leaky tap to a full bathroom 

refurbishment undertaken! 

Toastmaster & Master of Ceremonies  

An ex colleague from Greater Manchester Michael Bidny,  has set up a Toastmaster company. He is offering our members a 10% discount on a range of services, including  wedding breakfasts, formal dinners, charity events and auctions.

Please visit Michaels  website by clicking the link below.

Contact him via email or give him a call on 07768592253

Legal assistance Services 

Apple Mac Computer repairs and servicing 

I recently had my MacBook Pro serviced by Will Howell. Decent job and good price. 



Security Alarms 

received this email from Ray Muspratt concerning a security alarm company.

I have a tradesman I wish to recommend.   

 His name is Phil Coombs and is a cousin of Alan Moreland.    

The company is Coombs Security and is a security alarm company.   

He has done two jobs for me at a reasonable rate and has a very friendly disposition, 

which would be reassuring to our older members.    

His home number is 01744 21249 and mobile number 07889 080868.      


car servicing and repairs 

JR has recommended

R&M Car services. Unit 5 Gerards Park Industrial Estate, College Street, St Helens WA10 1FZ

01744 735211.

John tells us that the company, recommend by another branch member,  was very 

proficient and pointed out that during a previous service non genuine products had 

been used, they have now been replaced with genuine parts. They recommended that 

the brakes required attention after another 2000 miles. 

Job was done for just £20. Highly recommended. 


Computer repairs

John Russell recently had a his computer repaired by Bod Tree Sytems.


Catherine Boyd is an IT consultant, she visits your home and will give 24hours 

365 days a year and out of hours service

 for your computer.

Catherine may be contacted on 01744 778381 or 01942 418763 or 

mobile 07540222787

or visit her website by clicking the link below. 

We have another ringing endorsement for Catherine from Ray Muspratt.

 'I have recently used the services of Catherine Boyd of Boyd Tree to fix my laptop.

    My laptop which is about 4/5 years old became so slow that using it became 

laborious.   I contacted Catherine because she had been recommended by our 

secretary John Russell on our website.    She upgraded my laptop and gave advice on 

supplementary items such as remote hard drives and security which I took up.   She 

completed the job ahead of schedule and after returning my laptop, I contacted her 

'out of hours' and at the weekend on security e-mails.   She gave me the info and 

advice I required and even sorted it for me remotely from the comfort of her own 

home.   I highly recommend her.'


Please note that Catherine only supports windows based computers and not 

Apple products. 

Trust in Blue

Trust in Blue are a network of trusted and reliable former police officers who live locally to 


They provide high quality handyman serves and promise to do all manner of odd jobs and 

property maintenance delivering a good service at a reasonable price.

freephone number 0800 2550255

click here for the website

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