This year BPEC will celebrate 30 years of delivering qualifications, assessments, training courses and learning materials to the plumbing and heating industry and the wider energy sector.
Established in 1992, it is a unique organisation led by employers for the benefit of the sectors, and all surplus funds generated by its activities are re-invested by The BPEC Charity.
This anniversary comes at a time when BPEC is continuing its expansion into assessment, training and qualifications for Heat Pumps, Electrical Energy Storage and Fire, Emergency & Security Systems, to name a few of our new and updated products – plus we are delivering our services internationally.
BPEC’s Chief Executive Officer, Neil Collishaw said: “The last 30 years have been a huge success story for BPEC, and indeed the industry, as it has made a major contribution to raising the skills of so many people. This is something the BPEC directors and staff are immensely proud of and their passion to continue to serve the industry remains as strong as ever – here’s to the next 30 years.”
It is vital to mention The BPEC Charity and the role it has played, as it has funded the development of many projects that promote the benefits of a career in the plumbing industry to talented young people. It organises highly successful plumbing skills competitions for apprentices throughout the UK, which can lead on to the opportunity for selection to World Skills competitions.
The BPEC Charity launched the BPEC Awards for Excellence in 2021 and funds several awards, such as its Life Award which supports plumbing professionals in using their skills to make a difference to the lives of people who are less fortunate, both in the UK and abroad.