HIP Female Skills Competition 2024 Winner: Daisy Turner!

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!

HIP Learner of the Year 2024: Daisy Turner!

Barking and Dagenham College student, Daisy Turner has won HIP Learner of the Year 2024, following an intense two-day final on 11th and 12th of April at the JTL Birmingham Training Centre, co-sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Plumbers. Zak Rowan from Grimsby Institute earned the runner-up spot.

The Company attends the HIP Learner of the Year 2024 competition

On 11th and 12th April, members of the Company attended the 2-day Grand Final of the HIP Learner of the Year 2024 competition for early-career plumbers at the JTL Birmingham Training Centre.

World Water Day 2024: bridging divides through water cooperation

On 22nd March 2024, World Water Day 2024 calls us to action, to unite around the theme of “Water for Peace” and to leverage water as a tool for building a more stable, peaceful world.

Master Plumber Certificates 2024 awarded at Mansion House

On 11th March (World Plumbing Day), the Master and Clerk attended Mansion House for a special ceremony for the Master Certificate Scheme and City & Guilds Livery Company Prizes, organised by the Livery Companies Skills Council (LCSC) and The City & Guilds of London Institute.

Announcing our 2024 annual Bursary competition winners

The Master has announced the names and colleges of the 2024 Bursary winners:

Daniel from Dundee & Angus Kingsway College
Teresa from Borders College
Sam from St Helens Green Energy Centre
Adnan from Windsor Forest, Langley Campus
Morgan from South Lanarkshire College
Sam from Kendal College

We offer our warm congratulations to all of them!

Speaker for 39th Annual Lecture announced: Gareth Owen OBE

The Master is pleased to announce that Gareth Owen OBE, Humanitarian Director, Save the Children UK will be our main Speaker at our 39th Annual Lecture on Monday, 13th May 2024.

Gareth has worked in the Aid Sector for 30 years and for Save the Children since 2002. He trained initially as a civil engineer, which to this day, helps him in his humanitarian work.

Speaking at the Lord’s Mayor’s Coffee Colloquy: a reflection

Liveryman Susanne Surman-Lee reflects on speaking at the Lord’s Mayor’s Coffee Colloquy: Clean Water and Sanitation on 16th January 2024, organised by the Worshipful Company of Water Conservators and the Worshipful Company of Plumbers.

Liveryman John Collier

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Liveryman John Collier, who passed away after a short and sudden illness, on 16th January 2024. John was Chairman of Monument Tools Ltd, the 4th generation of his family to be involved in the business.

Thomas Crapper Day – 27th January

One of the most well known names in sanitary history worldwide is, without doubt, Thomas Crapper, the name that always make people smile. So much has been written about him including numerous myths, from whether he actually existed to the false presumption that he invented and produced the first wash down water closet. This brief article on his life is written at this present time, as this 27th January 2024, is the 114th year of his death in 1910.