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 […]

£10,000 prize up for grabs for one lucky college

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant’s latest competition – the Graham College Refresh Scheme – will see the merchant give away a staggering £10,000 prize and is a great example of their devotion to the future heating and plumbing generation. The impressive prize will be given to one lucky college to spend on updating and improving its heating […]

Honeywell hits the road

Honeywell takes to the road again with its team of experts to showcase its full range of smart heating controls and security products at plumbing and heating merchants across the UK until March 2018. Visitors to any of the 55 events will be able to board the Honeywell exhibition vehicle and take a closer look […]

Halfway to the final: The HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year

The HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year Competition kicked off earlier this month and with four incredibly talented finalists already lined up, the final promises to be the event of the year. HIP Magazine has travelled to colleges in Newcastle, Burnley, Devon and Swansea so far in their quest to find this year’s winner. […]

Drayton enhances Wiser with IFTTT

Drayton has launched its own channel on ‘If This Then That’ (IFTTT), the Internet of Things platform, for use with the Wiser range of smart heating controls. IFTTT is a web-based service that can be used to create Applets, which are commands that pair up smart devices in ways that can make life easier. This […]