Kevin Wellman

CIPHE not surprised after Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme gets blasted by National Audit Office

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) on the ill-fated Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme, has found that a rushed delivery and implementation significantly reduced the benefits that might have been achieved. The report examined the performance, implementation, procurement and management of the scheme, assessing that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy […]

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UK housing stock needs to future proof for climate change

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has published an Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk, to set out the priority climate change risks and opportunities the Government should embrace for the UK. Based on the key findings of the third Climate Change Risk Assessment, the report outlines a staggering 61 risks and opportunities that are fundamental […]

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Why the UK plumbing and heating industry MUST prioritise competency

Kevin Wellman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), explores how the plumbing and heating industry must continue to prioritise competency. This includes how learnings from the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy must continue to be applied to improving safety across all areas of buildings: As one of Britain’s worst modern disasters, […]

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Opinion: Is the supply chain reaching Brexit Breaking Point?

With the EU transition period set to cease on 31 December, attention has fallen onto the role of British ports in the supply chain. Those in the construction industry have been feeling the pinch of coronavirus related supply issues through 2020, so with January looming, will the supply chain collapse as merchants run dangerously low […]

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Let’s celebrate World Toilet Day

Toilets are funny things aren’t they? They must be, think of all the jokes and humour attached to them. Now, just take a moment and consider what would happen if they all disappeared? Not smiling anymore? The World Toilet Day takes place on 19 November and the idea behind the event is to promote discourse […]

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