Stephanie Lowe has been appointed deputy chief executive of the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF). The appointment promotes Ms Lowe from the post of acting chief executive, which she has undertaken for the past 18 months, with immediate effect.
Outdated stereotypes and poor career advice are seen as the main barriers for women considering a career in the plumbing and heating industry, according to a new survey from the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF). In a poll-of-polls of 674 people, 39% of resp
Illegal meter-tampering is putting people’s lives at risk as they resort to increasingly desperate measures to reduce spiralling energy bills, two leading electrical and plumbing trade bodies have warned. Campaigning electrical association SELECT and the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing
Three Scottish plumbing apprentices, all of whom are employed by SNIPEF members, qualified for the top eight at the UK WorldSkills final held last month at Middlesborough College. And one of them, Sean Esslemont, who studied at Moray College and is employed by Elgin-based McDonald & Munro Limite
Jack Forbes, a fourth year plumbing apprentice with Glasgow-based A. Alexander & Son (Electrical) Ltd, has been awarded Edinburgh College’s ‘Best Apprentice Plumber’ 2022. The award follows his success in SNIPEF’s SkillPlumb competition earlier this year when he came thir
Apprentices in the plumbing and heating sector have once again been recognised with the Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) Best Apprentice Plumber awards. To celebrate the hard work and determination they have displayed, the campaigning trade association has
Aberdeenshire plumber Connor Cruden stepped up to the plate at the final of the WorldSkills Plumbing competition in Germany last week. In a stellar performance, the Turriff native walked away with the Medallion for Excellence, coming within a whisker of out-flanking the world’s elite
Connor Cruden, who in 2020 completed his four-year plumbing apprenticeship having come top in 2019 at the SkillPLUMB UK finals to find the country’s most accomplished apprentice plumber, is now preparing to take on the world’s elite at the WorldSkills Plumbing finals. The finals are due
Construction trade bodies are urging their members to respond to a new business survey to help the sector cope with the current turbulent market conditions.
Scotland's top plumbing apprentices have demonstrated their expertise at the first SkillsPLUMB competition since the start of the pandemic.
Scotland and Northern Ireland’s plumbing and heating industry’s trade association SNIPEF has today announced that Jim Butter has been named as the new President with effect from 27 May 2022. Mr Butter has been involved in the plumbing industry for almost four decades, and for the past 12
Plumbing and heating professionals have been essential workers in public health and safety throughout history with World Plumbing Day the perfect time to show their evolution into the vanguard of Scotland’s greener recovery and revolution, leading on the front line in the just transition to ne
Finding and retaining skilled tradespeople is the biggest concern for employers across the building engineering services sector, according to a new survey.
Surprise Instagram influencer Ryan Mill may have some way to go to catch up with Cristiano Ronaldo but the 34-year-old Edinburgh plumber is building his statistics at a blistering pace. In a social media world dominated by celebrities, Ryan is working as a local plumber, fitting and repairing b
After nearly two years dedicated to steering the Scottish building sector through the worst crisis in its history, the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has changed its name to reflect its expanded remit and ongoing collaborative vision for the future. The unique alliance of trade