Kevin Wellmann

3 trends for plumbing and heating engineers in 2024

As many look to set goals for the year ahead, Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) sets out what he hopes will be collective resolutions for plumbing and heating engineers in 2024: Commit to low-temperature training With Part L and the incoming Future Homes Standard, there is likely […]

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The World Plumbing Council Conference at InstallerSHOW – What installers need to know

The 14th World Plumbing Council Conference will take place at InstallerSHOW in 2026, and will be the largest in its history.  Installer spoke to Kevin Wellman (pictured below), CEO of the CIPHE who worked on the winning bid for the event, about what to expect:  The World Plumbing Council Conference  The World Plumbing Council is […]

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“If you want to change the world, become a plumber” – Opinion

As GCSE results roll in for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Kevin Wellman, CEO of the CIPHE is encouraging the next generation to consider a career in plumbing and heating. With outcomes released on Thursday 24 August, now is a key time for those students deciding whether to stay in full-time education, start […]

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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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Energy Price Crisis – Industry reaction

The headlines are full of news about rising gas prices and energy company bailouts, as wholesale gas prices have increased by an astronomical 250% since January. With warnings of huge energy bills for those coming to the end of their fixed deals, and a 13% rise for households on pre-payment meters, many are understandably worried […]

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