The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) is thanking members of the industry for participating in its third Quality Plumber Week (QPW), which proved more successful than ever before at promoting the important role competent plumbing and heating installers play in our communities.
Running from 3rd-9th October to coincide with what is traditionally the busiest time of the year for installers, Quality Plumber Week once again brought the industry together both to celebrate the UK’s truly professional plumbing and heating engineers and reduce the circulation of rogue tradespeople. The campaign also encouraged more young people to consider a plumbing apprenticeship, with 86% of people surveyed by APHC earlier in the year believing that young people should be encouraged to consider an apprenticeship as an alternative to university.
During the week, the APHC was delighted to receive more support than ever before, with industry members using downloadable resources from the QPW area of the website to pledge their support and shout about their quality.
The Association also received a record number of entries for its trade competition, with installers retweeting APHC posts and sharing #QPW16 on Twitter and Facebook. Clear Choice Plumbing and Heating from Cardiff, who was selected as the lucky winner, came away delighted with its ‘Mega Trade Giveaway’ of an AKW Wet Room Kit, Bosch Professional Cordless Hammer Drill, BeSMART Thermostat, Klober Wakaflex flashing roll, Intatec Puro bar shower and overhead kit, Iconic by Merlyn Express 2 door quadrant 900mm x 900mm shower enclosure, Baxi branded soft shell jackets and Reliance SharkBite starter kit.
John Thompson, Chief Executive at APHC commented, “We would like to thank everyone who took part in the week for helping to make it better than ever before and it was great to see the lively debates the campaign generated on topics such as women in trades, training and apprenticeships and the importance of quality plumbing work. We hope that members of the industry will continue to promote the importance of good workmanship throughout the year and we look forward to the return of Quality Plumber Week in 2017!”