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Graham proudly supports the next generation

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant is supporting the construction industry’s younger generation by offering an apprenticeship scheme that provides their first steps into the business.  The 12-month scheme allows the apprentices to engage in various different tasks to gain valuable skills for the future. Having started back in 2014, apprentices gain experience in customer service and stock […]

Brand new filter launched by Sentinel

Meeting customer demand for superior heating system protection products is what Sentinel has been doing for 30 years and its latest major innovation is no exception. The new Sentinel Eliminator Vortex300 Filter has not only been independently verified to collect more magnetic debris on continuous pass than any other compact filter on the market, but […]

Calor Installer Community gets exclusive hands-on with Compact

Rural energy provider Calor recently gave members of its installer community an exclusive preview of its new Compact storage solution, including training and a hands-on demo. Installers may already be familiar with a four-pack of LPG cylinders as a home heating option, however the Compact is a more convenient and secure solution. The Compact is […]

Coleg Cambria receives Baxi boilers donation

Baxi Heating has donated its latest boilers and other heating equipment to help train construction students at Coleg Cambria in north east Wales. The manufacturer has provided four combi boilers (including the EcoBlue + Combi), six heat-only boilers (such as the EcoBlue Advance Heat Only) and a Heatrae Sadia Megaflo unvented cylinder. The donation will […]

Vaillant unveils biggest ever consumer campaign

Vaillant launched its biggest ever UK multi-media marketing campaign on 11th December, which is aimed at helping homeowners find their comfort zone this winter. Intended to raise awareness of the brand and drive homeowner demand to their loyal Vaillant Advance installers, the campaign also includes social media and online advertising to further support these objectives. […]

New £100,000 training centre opens its doors

Swale Heating has established an independent gas and energy services training business and invested £100,000 in a new training centre, which offers in-house training for staff as well as offering a comprehensive range of courses open to plumbers, installers, electricians and gas engineers from outside the company. The state-of-the-art training centre, named The Energy Academy, […]

Top 5 tips on how to make a professional first impression

Having worked in the plumbing and domestic services industry for over 20 years, professional installer Paul Shepherd knows a thing or two about the importance of making a good first impression. Here, Triton Showers asked him to outline his top tips for getting it right: They say a first impression can last a lifetime and […]

JG Speedfit’s student sponsor mission

John Guest Speedfit is helping to make sure that the future of British plumbing is in safe hands, by sponsoring a talented college student. The new sponsorship with Coleg Y Cymoedd (Ystrad Mynach Campus sees Matthew Sier, a Year 2 student, win a bursary worth £1,000 to help complete his studies. Matthew was selected after […]

House of Lords report backs up apprentices

The majority of people believe that apprenticeships should be encouraged as an alternative to attending university, according to recent findings by the House of Lords social mobility committee and the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors. The research indicates that young people in the UK are ‘overlooked and left behind.’ The Lords report argues that […]

Training about draining

The UK’s largest independent drainage specialist, Lanes Group has a structured training plan in place to ensure that workers are the best they can be, boosting their personal confidence and allowing them to excel in the field. They have found that employing people with a semi-skilled background gives businesses with highly structured processes a blank slate on which to […]