An employee of Pegler Yorkshire has received the accolade of Master Plumber from the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).

Shaun Burrows, from South Yorkshire has been employed by Pegler Yorkshire for over six years as a technical support engineer advising end users, installers and specifiers on the technical aspects of the company’s products and providing onsite training on the installation, servicing and commissioning of products.

The award is given to individuals who can show their long-term commitment to the industry. It takes into account personal and professional development, the execution of knowledge in the work place and recognises ‘excellence in the art, craft, science and practice of plumbing’.

“We offer our warmest congratulations to Mr Burrows on this amazing accolade and thank him for his continued hard work and commitment to this ever changing role,” said Phill Jackson, marketing and business development director at Pegler. “His hard work and dedication to his trade has paid dividends recognising his technical expertise in a variety of fields associated with plumbing and heating.”

Furthermore, the award, combined with Mr Burrows’s ever growing list of credentials, brings enhanced benefits for Pegler Yorkshire, building confidence for customers safe in the knowledge that advice given, work carried out and services offered are supported with a comprehensive knowledge of both the product and plumbing systems as well as current regulations and standards. Not only a Master Plumber, Mr Burrows is also a registered Gas Safe and Water Safe engineer, a Water Industry Approved Plumbers Scheme (WIAPS) registered installer, as well as a member of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and Engineer Council and the Commissioning Specialists Association (CSA).

The award is open to plumbers enrolled on the Register of Plumbers. It was inaugurated by the Worshipful Company of Plumbers in July 1886 and maintained by the CIPHE since January 1970. Successful candidates must be able to provide evidence of achieving a satisfactory level of technical knowledge in vocational education and be registered with the Engineering Council. A panel of representatives formed from the CIPHE and Worshipful Company of Plumbers then assess all applications, including independent references, prior to awarding the Master Plumber certificate.