Following an extremely successful career in the heating and hot water industry, which began in the late 1960s and spanned a total of five decades, Richard Soper has retired as CEO of Worcester, Bosch Group.
retirement follows a hugely successful career in the heating and hot water industry, which began in the late 1960s and has included such highs as being president of the Institute of Plumbing in the early 1980s, receiving the prestigious ‘Champions Award’ from the British Renewable Energy Association and accepting a CBE from the Queen.
“During my many years at Worcester I have been lucky to have worked with some amazing like-minded people who have shared and continue to share my passion for delivering heating and hot water comfort,” said Richard.
“From the day I started out I have always enjoyed working with plumbers, installers and contractors too. They bring an incredible amount of value to people’s lives.
“Now I have retired, I will be supporting the Chartered Instutute of Heating and Plumbing Engineers and its team of professionals to continue to identify ways of promoting careers in the heating and hot water industry, with the aim of encouraging more young people to get involved At the end of the day, homeowners want comfort with safety and encouraging professionalism in our industry is absolutely central to achieving that.”