PHEX+ is pleased to announce that winner of The ApprenticeJoseph Valente, will be speaking at PHEX+ on 18 May.

Mr Valente won the popular television show in December 2015, securing a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar to grow his plumbing and heating business Impra Gas.

Established in 2012, Impra Gas provides plumbing, heating and electrical services in Peterborough and the surrounding areas.

Joining other leading industry figures in the PHEX+ seminar and Tech Talk programme, Mr Valente will focus on his experience in the industry and the importance of apprenticeships.

Having benefited from on the job learning himself, hiring an apprentice was one of the first things Mr Valente did upon starting his business and he recognises the value for both student and teacher.

“It was probably one of the best investments I’ve ever made,” explained Mr Valente. “It was invaluable to have that second pair of hands when I was starting out – for me it was a no brainer.”

Visitors to PHEX+ will have the opportunity to put their questions to Mr Valente and snap a selfie with the man himself after his talk.

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming Joseph to Alexandra Palace in May,” said show organiser Claire Tilbury. “His enthusiasm for what he does is clear and, as an up-and-coming figure in the industry, he’s well placed to share his experiences and offer advice to fellow SMEs.”

For more information and to book your free ticket, visit