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Industry associations back InstallerLive
The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors, the Heating & Hot Water Industry Council, the National Association of Professional Inspectors & Testers and HETAS (the official body that approves solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels & services) are all lined up to support this year's InstallerLive exhibition (16th -19th October, NEC in Birmingham) - the national show dedicated to the needs of plumbing, heating, electrical and renewable installers.
The APHC is the leading employers' organisation for plumbing and heating companies in England and Wales. The HHIC is a leading industry membership organisation committed to effectively driving, supporting and promoting the sustained growth of the UK domestic heating & hot water industry. NAPIT is one of the fastest growing Government Approved register holders for Part P Registered Domestic Electrical Installers. HETAS is an official body approving solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services including the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses.
All bodies will provide significant backing for the groundbreaking training programme at InstallerLive, which is focused on equipping installers with the skills they need to benefit from the Green Deal and other low carbon initiatives.
"We are really looking forward to this year's InstallerLive event," comments Esther Purvey, Commercial Manger, APHC. "We are taking part in the seminar programme with technical Specialist, Marvin Shaw from the APHC, presenting in the Live Demo area on the Sunday and talking about the future of building regulations and how this will impact on plumbing and heating companies.
"Marvin will be also back on the Tuesday, to discuss what plumbing and heating companies need to do to upskill their workforce in order to keep up with legal requirements, legislative developments and new product innovations."
Isaac Occhipinti, Membership Services Manager for the HHIC, says: "The HHIC and Benchmark are very keen to be supporting InstallerLive.
"The event enables the industry to showcase innovation and expertise and allows installers to learn new skills and enhance their businesses. With green technologies becoming a greater part of an installer's profession, it is commendable that InstallerLive will also be promoting these products. HHIC and Benchmark look forward to being there."
Andy Sharp, NAPIT Sales and Marketing Director says: "InstallerLive has always been a highly anticipated event on NAPITs calendar, as it is for most in the industry. Aside from the networking opportunities it presents, the chance to strengthen business relationships with members as well as introducing ourselves to newcomers is invaluable in developing MCS awareness.
"InstallerLive is always expanding and along with a brand new venue and recent industry activity, this year's show should be one to remember."
Bruce Allen, Chief Executive of HETAS, says: "With the growth of the biomass and microgeneration sectors, HETAS is delighted to be involved with InstallerLive. More installers are now using renewable technologies and the correct training, registration and support from industry bodies such as HETAS is vital."
The InstallerLive Education Programme will provide unrivalled, practical education sessions with content approved by an Advisory Panel, including the APHC and the HHIC. This will ensure installers receive the training content they need in four eye-catching seminar and demonstration areas at the show:
* The Green Deal Station - a dedicated area which will have all the information installers need to take advantage of this business opportunity.
* The Plumb & Electro Skills Station - a zone offering no-nonsense advice on eco plumbing and electrical installation.
* The Heat Skills Station - the centre of skills, products and knowledge to help heating engineers go green.
* The Eco Challenge, sponsored by The National Skills Academy and hosted by Tommy Walsh, provides the opportunity for visitors to carry out an exciting timed challenge, on a range of green technology equipment, to raise awareness of the skills and opportunities that these technologies offer as they become more commonplace as a part of future business opportunities.
Winners on each day will receive Training Vouchers to be used for Environmental Technology training through the National Skills Academyfor Environmental Technologies.
Major brands already confirmed to exhibit at InstallerLive include Anton Industrial Services, Baxi, Calor, Glen Dimplex, Heatrae Sadia, Horstmann, Ideal Heating, Remeha, Polypipe, Salus Controls, Stelrad, Viessmann and Vokera.
A full exhibitor list is available from the event's website, where visitors can also register for free tickets to the show:
Companies interested in exhibiting can find out more via:
T: +44 (0)207 728 4296
10th June 2011