HIP Female Skills Competition 2024 Winner: Daisy Turner!

Industry News

Daisy Turner from Barking and Dagenham College is the 2024 Winner of the HIP Female Skills Competition, following an intense grand final at Stephenson College, in Coalville, on the 18th of April, co-sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Plumbers. Ciah Hooch Llewellyn Davies from Gower College Swansea secured the runner-up spot.

As previously reported, Daisy also clinched the title of HIP Learner of the Year, making this a remarkable double win!

Daisy shared:

Winning both the HIP Female Skills Competition and the HIP Learner of the Year Competition in the space of a week has been unbelievable! I’ll be preparing for World Skills next week! I’d encourage anyone considering entering next year to absolutely go for it!

The competition began in February, with Level 2 and 3 plumbing students competing in three regional locations across the UK. The judges undertook a difficult task, carefully whittling down the exceptional entries to just six finalists at the regional competitions, before announcing the winner and runner-up at this week’s grand final.

Zoe Tanner, Managing Director at HIP, commented:

This year’s final was truly inspiring, displaying not just exceptional skill but the sheer passion these women have for the trade. The energy and support at the final shows the significant strides we are making in fostering an inclusive industry. Congratulations to everyone who took part, and especially to Daisy on her double win!

Christopher Penney, Leader, GIVE Program, at Grohe, remarked:

The skills gap is a major focus for us, and it’s vital to support initiatives like this that promote gender diversity within our industry. We’re proud to be able to support the HIP Female Skills Competition again this year.

Jerry Whiteley, Technical Manager at the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), served as the competition’s head judge. The competition was supported by prominent industry leaders, including Grohe as the Headline Sponsor, with support from the Worshipful Company of Plumbers and others.