The plumber with the UK’s fastest reflexes has been named following a nationwide challenge by Altecnic.

Fighting off fierce competition to win Altecnic’s online ‘Test your Reflex’ game, plumber Samuel Blakeney from West Country Plumbing and Heating in Bristol hit a very impressive 97 Reflex vessels in 30 seconds.

Topping the Reflex leaderboard, Samuel has a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend a day with a professional driver racing around the world famous Grand Prix circuit in Nürburg.

Samuel said: “I decided to have a go. It’s always been an ambition of mine to go to the Nürburgring and I’m really looking forward to the whole weekend.”

To celebrate the partnership between Altecnic and the European nitrogen filled expansion vessel manufacturer Reflex Winekelmann GmbhH, the prize also includes a visit to Reflex’s factory. The winner will see how its precision engineering has developed the first nitrogen-filled vessel which is proven to maintain its pre-charge pressure for six times longer than traditional air-filled vessels.

Commenting on the competition, sales and marketing director Chris Ramster said: “The online competition proved to be a very popular way to raise awareness of the significant performance benefits of our new nitrogen filled Reflex vessels. The feedback we’ve had from both the competition and our new range of vessels has been fantastic and the weekend will be a great opportunity to show how Altecnic continues to bring innovation to the UK plumbing market.”


Sam Blakeney from West Country Plumbing and Heating takes 1st place.