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IdealPro teams up with CIPHE to promote membership benefits
IdealPRO, the free installer loyalty programme by Armitage Shanks and Ideal Standard, has announced a new partnership with the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) - the professional and voluntary body for the UK plumbing and heating industry.
The new partnership aims to promote the benefits of CIPHE membership amongst the 2,500 IdealPRO members and raise awareness of the work and role of the professional body for plumbing and heating engineering.
IdealPRO members will also be able to take advantage of an exclusive special discounted rate of £100.00 to join the CIPHE membership, as well as other special offers.
The CIPHE holds the Register of Plumbers and the Register of Heating Professionals, both of which are only accessible by qualified and experienced professionals. The CIPHE is the body that promotes individual professionalism in the fight against the amateur cowboys. It also works to influence Government, industry and the public, drawing from the technical expertise of the sector's professionals. In addition, the CIPHE supports professional members through association with what is said to be the best technical expertise in the industry.
Alex Paul, Channel Marketing Manager for IdealPRO at Ideal Standard, says: "We want to be recognised as more than simply a loyalty scheme where people can earn discounts or points. This new partnership with the CIPHE will help to further demonstrate our support for improving professional standards for plumbers and installers to the overall benefit of the plumbing sector, wider industry and consumers."
Danny Davis, Operations Manager at the CIPHE (pictured) agrees, saying: "We are pleased to be involved in this scheme as both organisations are working towards the same goals. We both want to promote high standards and professionalism."
IdealPRO offers plumbers and installers discounted Armitage Shanks and Ideal Standard parts, along with exclusive offers, promotions and rewards, dedicated customer service and installation training. It also helps its members to uncover new sales leads, improve installation times, resolve technical queries and grow their businesses.
In addition, every qualifying purchase of Ideal Standard or Armitage Shanks products made by members entitles them to loyalty points - points which can be redeemed for over 1 million different awards from leading brands. Many installers have already redeemed for rewards as diverse as home wares and sports equipment.
There is a CIPHE membership category to suit everyone working within the industry; Trainee, Affiliate, Associate, Member and Fellow.
CIPHE members enjoy the following advantages:
* Free access to online e-learning site, which contains over 60 hours of plumbing and heating related CPD
* Free and discounted training courses offered by some of our Industrial Associate Supporters
* Use of the CIPHE's logo
* A bi-monthly journal
* Regular newsletters and technical updates by email
Members can also register with the Engineering Council as an Engineering Technician or Incorporated Engineer and join the CIPHE directory database - details have the potential to be viewed by thousands of people looking for a professional in their area.
To take advantage of the special discount joining rate of £100 to join the CIPHE, existing IdealPRO members simply need to:
E: firstname.lastname@example.org (quote 'IdealPRO').
Non-IdealPRO members can still benefit from the discount and simply have to sign-up for IdealPRO first, then:
E: email@example.com quote ('IdealPRO').
7th August 2015