The Women Installers Together (WIT) 2018 conference will take place on 4 July at The Building Centre in London, event organiser Stopcocks Women Plumbers has announced.

The conference is returning for a second year, following the success of last September’s event.

The Women Installers Together Conference serves to highlight the visibility of female gas installers and plumbers within the industry, aiming to make the industry more attractive to women and girls.

Stopcocks, together with event partner Polypipe Building Products, announced the theme of this year's event as 'independence'.

Confirmed speakers include Olympic kayaker Anna Hemmings MBE and Founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers, Hattie Hasan.

Hattie Hasan of Stopcocks said: “The feedback from delegates and sponsors was so positive we’re going to make the WIT Conference an annual celebration of women plumbers and gas engineers. There has never been such a big gathering of women in the plumbing industry and we’re going to grow it and grow our visibility in the sector year on year.

Female gas installers and women plumbers are making great strides but our job won’t be done till every woman and girl who wants to work in this great industry is able to compete on a level playing field."

Rachel Smith of Polypipe Building Products said: “We’re really pleased to be the event partner for the second annual Women Installers Together conference. There is a widely acknowledged skills gap in the plumbing & heating sector which is only set to widen as time goes on. We believe that breaking down barriers to entry for women who may otherwise not have considered this profession, will go a long way towards ensuring that the plumbers of tomorrow are qualified, professional and more representative of the UK as a whole.”

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