The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors and its supplier partners are hosting a seminar afternoon, aiming to shed some light on important changes that will affect plumbing and heating businesses in the coming year.

The seminar afternoon is free to attend and will take place on Wednesday 1 May at the National Motorcycle Museum near the NEC, Birmingham. It will commence at 3pm and include food and refreshments.

Three seminar topics have been formulated from queries APHC members have raised over the last few months:

Achieving business certification for government schemes - including business changes for Competent Persons, Green Deal and Microgeneration Certification Schemes

Part G & L updates - consolidating and pushing forward with the changes outlined in the domestic heating guide.

· WaterSafe Scheme - the important changes to the new overarching Water Regulations Scheme.

“Towards the end of last year we conducted research with our members and our supplier partners to identify if there would be an audience for this sort of event, given the plethora of trade events already available. Our results were positive and with support from our supplier partners we have been able to create this exciting and informative seminar programme,” said APHC PR & marketing manager Charlotte Murray.

“I am sure all installers will find their seminars thought provoking with interesting insights into the future of the industry”.

Confirmed speakers at the event are Graeme Dryden - APHC, Martyn Bridges - Worcester Bosch and Phill Mills – WRAS. The event will also feature a mini exhibition hosted by APHC supplier partners including BAXI, Worcester Bosch, Bristan, Vokera, Valor, Robinson and Willey, Plumbing Pensions, Hyco Manufacturing, Plumb Center, Wavin Plastics and PolyPipe.