Joining other industry and brand leaders, as the originators of in-vehicle secure storage, we’re putting our backing behind an innovative campaign to tackle tool van tool theft.
What is noVANber?
Based in Loughborough, independent plumber Peter Booth (@PBPlumber) launched a petition last year which aims to get the issue of thefts from vans taken seriously. His social media campaign - using the calling card #noVANber - urges the Government to look at ways to protect tradespeople from van tool theft and increase the punishment for criminals.
His campaign earned huge support, with the online petition growing to over 38,000 signatures. Once 10,000 signatures are reached, the Government will respond, and if it gets 100,000 signees it will be considered for debate in parliament.
How does Van Vault protect against tool theft?
We’re the UK’s leading brand of containers for storing and securing tools in vehicles. With a range of sizes, designed for use in a variety of vehicles, we’ve got every angle covered.
We’re backing the campaign and promoting the petition details across our social media platforms and online channels, as well as offering products to get people to sign up.
Recent tool theft statistics
Recent reports state that a van is broken into and tools taken every 23 minutes in the UK. Data also shows that tool theft claims have increased by over 15%, with the value of claims rising too, now averaging around £1,692.00
Tool theft is rife and on the rise, with the construction industry reporting that more than half of builders in the UK have had tools stolen according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Marketing Manager at Van Vault, Deborah Hunt, comments “Peter has done an excellent job of raising this as an issue and we’re hoping that by adding our support we, together with other leading brands, can take the campaign to the next level to an even wider audience.”
Peter Booth added: “I got tired of seeing photos and stories from tradespeople who had their vans targeted and tools stolen, stopping them from working. I didn’t think it was fair. I wanted to gather support using social media influence to try and get the Government to look at possible ways to help make this crime less profitable for the culprits.
“We now need to reach more people that are not on social media. If you could ask your customers, friends and family to support the cause by signing the #noVANber petition, we may be able to reach our target of 100,000 by May.”
Sign the petition now!