The Plumbers’ 38th Annual Lecture 2023

17:00 Monday 15th May 2023.

Who needs University, when Apprenticeships are better?

Keynote Speakers:

  • Carl Arntzen, CEO Worcester Bosch
  • Neil Collishaw, CEO BPEC
  • Kevin Wellman, CEO CIPHE


The demand to deliver new environmentally sustainable technologies, that are required to meet the energy supply and climate change challenges we face, are huge.

The big question is, can we meet this demand in time?

Our eminent speakers at the 2023 lecture will set out the industry requirements, and then discuss how we need to deliver training and education to meet them as quickly and effectively as possible.

The discussion, led by the keynote speakers, will focus on the benefits of paid apprenticeships versus university, and the variety of pathways that are available to those who begin their careers by gaining hands-on work experience alongside additional training.


We are delighter to be back at The Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London NW1 4LE.


The event will start at 5 pm followed by the lecture at 5.45 pm.
This will be followed by reception drinks at 7 pm and an excellent dinner at 7.30 pm.
The evening will end at approximately 9.30 pm.

Who should attend?

Liverymen and guests
Corporate Members and guests
Corporate Members trainees, apprentices and graduates (special concessions apply)

Any interested members of the Plumbing and Heating industry


Lecture and Dinner is £85 per head (Tables of 10 available)
Lecture only is £25 per head

Our Corporate Members:

Booking must close at 5pm on Monday, 8th May.