APHC announces skills focus for Quality Plumber Week 2021

John Thompson is the CEO of APHC

The Association of Plumbing and Heating (APHC) is hosting Quality Plumber Week 2021, being held on 11-17 October.

Organised by APHC annually, the week aims to raise awareness of the skills within the plumbing and heating industry.

This year, the week also aims to champion those who have provided crucial help for the UK population throughout the pandemic.

APHC said it wants to celebrate the UK’s plumbers as the backbone of the country’s workforce during these particularly trying times, which is why it’s encouraging people share their positive stories.

Examples include HW Wilson Ltd providing donations to the hardworking staff of Basildon Hospital, Heat-Air Ltd carrying out heat pump installations for a homeless charity with the likes of presenter George Clarke, and Legionella & Fire Safe Services providing heat for an elderly woman living alone and didn’t know where else to turn.

John Thompson, chief executive officer at APHC, said: “There are thousands of excellent plumbers working throughout England and Wales who provide exceptional service and advice to homes and businesses. On behalf of not only our members, but also every hardworking plumber we want to recognise the skills and work they do.

“Also, rather than focus on the negative aspects of COVID, let’s champion the plumbers that are committed to delivering high standards of workmanship and unrivalled levels of customer service despite the circumstances. The plumbing industry prides itself on extremely high standards, with plumbers and suppliers continually developing new systems and technologies to benefit the way we live.”