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Highlighting the important role that plumbers and heating engineers play in keeping people healthy, warm and safe, last week’s Quality Plumber Week (QPW17) received widespread support from installers, suppliers and manufacturers. Run by the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC), the key message for QPW17 was around the importance of continuous skills development and to remind the public about checking the credentials of their plumbing and heating engineer before work commences.
Plumbers and heating engineers were encouraged to showcase their work by taking photographs and sharing them on social media. The APHC reports that there were 923 unique tweets using the QPW17 hashtag which generated 2,968,424 tweet impressions. There was also good reach on Facebook and LinkedIn with LinkedIn posts receiving up to 1300 impressions and 27 click throughs per post per day. APHC’s Facebook page also had a 106% increase in engagement compared to the previous week.
John Thompson, CEO at APHC comments: “I would like to personally thank everyone who took part in the week as it was fabulous to see so many examples of high quality work which included many bathroom, washroom and boiler installations. I hope that the industry will continue to promote the importance of good workmanship throughout the year and that future Quality Plumber Weeks will continue to shine a light on the many highly qualified and proficient professionals that we have in our industry.”
The week also included a plumbing and heating expo and workshop at the National Space Centre in Leicester (pictured above), with the workshop element also being toured across England and Wales. There was also a daily prize give-away which was made up of people who had correctly answered that day’s technical plumbing and heating question, with a prize pack donated by Ideal Standard and APHC.
The week concluded with a final prize draw made from all of the quiz entrants where Ian Briggs of I.R.B Heating in Essex won a prize bundle made up of a TF1 Omega Filter and Chemicals from Fernox, a Wiser Smart Heating Control Pack from Drayton Heating and a Best Practice Pack from Adey.
John Thompson concludes: “I would like to thank Adey, Drayton Heating, Fernox and Ideal Standard for donating prizes and the many other manufacturers and suppliers who supported the week. It’ been a great QPW17, and I’m looking forward to 2018 already, but let’s remember that Quality Plumbers are for life and not just for Quality Plumber Week.”