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Training for newly qualified installers (NQI)

Newly qualified installers have a rewarding career ahead with several specialist opportunities available to them, says Mike Harvey, HETAS’ training and technical support manager. As a newly qualified installer, you will be faced with scenarios that weren’t covered in college: anomalies on installation and design that require advice from manufacturers or colleagues. You will no […]

Polypipe gets adrenaline pumping with new PolyMax competition

Polypipe, UK manufacturer of above and below ground drainage and plastic plumbing systems, has launched a new campaign to promote the PolyMax range of push-fit plumbing fittings and to drive traffic to merchant partners. ‘Live Life to the Max’ is a four-month competition that will see 30 ‘thrill-seeker’ prizes awarded to PolyMax purchasers every week […]

Baxi launches ‘first of its kind’ weather sensor

Baxi has officially launched the pioneering IFOS (In Flue Outdoor Sensor), which is set to help make Boiler Plus compliance both simple and cost-effective. Entirely unique to the market, the patented Baxi IFOS clips onto the air duct of the horizontal flue terminal, resulting in a straightforward install which takes just minutes. Crucially, this placement […]

Surprise for Graham ‘Win a Van’ competition winner

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant recently surprised one loyal customer as the winner of Graham’s ‘Win a Van’ competition. After purchasing the winning Boiler Replacement Pack at Graham’s Goole branch, W Wright Electrical & Mechanical has been presented with the final grand prize, a new VW T6 Transporter. W Wright Electrical & Mechanical, based in Sheffield, was […]

The 2018 HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year winner is announced

After an extremely close competition, the winner of this year’s HIP UK Apprentice of the Year is Anthony Iacovazzo, 20, from City College Norwich. The two-day event took place at the ADEY Training and Conference Centre on 25th-26th April and impressively, all of the finalists managed to complete the challenging task within the 10-hour time […]

PM opens UK’s first biomass training facility

This week, Theresa May MP officially opened The Energy Centre at Berkshire College of Agriculture, Maidenhead – the UK’s first renewable energy training facility at a Further Education college. The facility, pioneered by leading biomass company LC Energy in partnership with Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) and Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, is an […]

InTec rewards Graham’s rising stars

Joe Griffiths from the Plymouth branch of Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has won InTec’s Apprentice of the Year Award. The awards are run annually by work-based training organisation InTec, with entrants assessed on their attitude, commitment and personal development. Joe’s apprenticeship is his first full-time job since leaving school. His InTec assessor put him forward for […]

New CPD module launched by Pegler Yorkshire

Pegler Yorkshire has launched its latest Continuous Personal Development (CPD) module aimed at supporting the increase in heat free jointing requirements. Eleanor Johnson, Fittings Market Manager for Pegler Yorkshire said: “Personal and professional development is critical to the future proofing of our industry.  It’s well documented there is a huge skills gap within the general […]

Plumbers are the happiest, it’s official

Plumbers are the happiest professionals in the country according to a survey conducted by Boundless. It appears that you made the right choice when you decided to become a plumber! Within the survey, 55 per cent of plumbers said they were ‘very happy’ in life. This put them way ahead in the happiness index because […]

Calor launches ‘Igniting Your Day’ campaign

Calor has launched its ‘Igniting Your Day’ homeowner advertising campaign to help generate valuable leads for rural heating installers across the UK. The campaign intends to raise awareness of the brand and drive homeowner demand for Calor Installer Community. The campaign will involve offering rewards of up to £250 for successful customer referrals. LPG supplier […]