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Reward offered as mascot thief screws up marketing campaign


The boss of one of the UK’s largest appliance repair firms has called for the safe return of a seven-foot tall screwdriver, after thieves struck earlier this week.

The huge model screwdriver was fixed to the top of a van belonging to Chester-le-Street-based 0800 Repair when it was spotted by an opportunist thief in Homefield Road, Sudbury.

Paul Feek, managing director of 0800 Repair, which specialises in everything from washing machine repairs to cooker repairs, is now offering a £100 reward if the company mascot is released by the kidnappers and returned in one piece. Mr Feek said he believes the perpetrator is either just having a laugh, or has a massive screw loose.

He said: “That screwdriver has been one of the company’s most effective marketing assets for the past year and we’d like it to be returned to us safely. That’s why we’re offering this reward.

“Someone out there knows something. I’m asking anyone who has seen a friend or relative acting suspiciously, or perhaps trying to disguise something that looks like a seven-foot tall screwdriver, to get in touch.

“Alternatively I’d like the person responsible to screw up their courage and own up.”

Mr Feek admitted no one at 0800 Repair saw the disappearance of the screwdriver coming, but confirmed that it would not hold back the firm which now offers appliance repair and replacement services and warranty products to tens of thousands of customers across the UK each year.


About 0800 repair: is one of the largest professional appliance repair companies in the UK, with teams of qualified engineers located across Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. The business is owned by Pacifica Group Limited, which was established in 2003 and is now one of Europe’s leading suppliers to the domestic appliance industry offering everything from freezer repairs to cooker repairs.

For more information contact Paul Feek
Tel: 0800 737247 Email:


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