Mandy Hickson announced as guest speaker for WIT event 2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the annual Women Installers Together event has announced that new event partner Williams Trade Only Plumbing and Heating Supplies has secured speaker Mandy Hickson for the event.

“Mandy’s story is quite literally, breath-taking. She was one of the first women fast jet fighter pilots, and as I listened to her I realised I had actually stopped breathing!” Hattie Hasan MBE, CEO of Stopcocks Group Limited.

Ray Stafford, MD of Williams said: “We are excited to be supporting the WIT event in July. Williams recognise the invaluable work that Hattie Hasan MBE and the team at Stopcocks are doing to raise the profile of the plumbing industry as a desirable career path for women, increasing the numbers of women Plumbers and Heating Engineers and improving conditions for tradeswomen and the industry as a whole. We have been supporters of the event since 2017 and are delighted we can take that relationship to the next level.”

Returning to a full day on 6 July, independent event in Central London, WIT will be in a bigger venue thanks to long-standing partner Monument Tools Ltd and will as always, provide delegates with a free lunch.

Jamie Fisher, Sales Director for Monument said: “Monument Tools are once again delighted to be taking a key role in the sponsorship of the 2022 Women Installers Together event.  We have sponsored this event now for many years and will continue to do so, as this is the only event run by women in trades for women in the plumbing and heating industry.”

The event will bring its usual roundtables – where delegates will discuss relevant industry topics, Famous For Five Minutes – with delegates telling their stories, and plenty of networking with other tradeswomen and our generous sponsors.

As usual, event founder Hattie Hasan MBE will guide us through the day and update us on changes in the industry as MC.

Our collaboration with Women On The Tools in their research for their White Paper on the situation of women in the construction and maintenance industries has plenty of figures showing what life is like for women in our industries.

WIT is a celebration of our achievements and all that is positive for women working on the tools in UK.

Tickets are free for all tradeswomen and sponsors, get them here

Many thanks to sponsors Vaillant, ADEY, Mark Vitow, LCL Awards, Mira Showers, Impey and Fernox.

Companies wishing to demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion by supporting this event, please contact Mica May at

For more information please go to Stopcocks website