International Women’s Day

The women driving forward small-scale renewables at MCS

Meet the women from six different decades working across Warrington-based company MCS who are driving forward the small-scale renewable industry. Standards organisation MCS celebrates the contribution of its 68% female workforce ahead of International Women’s Day. In a sector which is undeniably male-dominated, MCS, the UK’s quality assurance scheme for small-scale renewable energy and heating, […]

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The women on a mission to change the renewables industry

A group of women who install heat pumps and solar panels across south-east England are on a mission to change the face of the renewables industry and inspire more women to join the sector. MCS wants to showcase female-led, MCS certified contractor, Your Energy Your Way. Founded in 2018, the Surrey-based business installs and maintains […]

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SURVEY: Outdated stereotypes and poor career advice are main barriers to women entering the plumbing industry

Outdated stereotypes and poor career advice are seen as the main barriers for women considering a career in the plumbing and heating industry, according to a new survey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 In a poll-of-polls of 674 people, 39% of respondents believed sexist and outdated stereotypes were the main barrier […]

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Samantha Older talks about her career in the heating industry

Stacey Collins, digital marketing executive for Alpha, sat down with Samantha Older, one of Alpha’s regional service technicians, ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day. Celebrating women’s achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out equality, International Women’s Day campaigns to drive towards a gender-equal world. The theme for this year is #EmbraceEquity, and the campaign […]

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Tackling gender inequality in the plumbing and heating industry

With a clear need to encourage more women to consider careers in plumbing and heating, and a concerning skills gap to be filled, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), Kevin Wellman, discusses the problem of gender inequality: A recent Government report found that 95% of UK plumbers are male, suggesting a systemic […]

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