Two CIPHE members received Master Plumber certificates at the recent annual Livery Companies' Skill Council Awards ceremony, which took place on 15 February, 2016.

The impressive Fishmongers' Hall in London was a fitting venue for the ceremony, bringing together representatives from the Worshipful Companies of Merchant Taylors, Wax Chandlers, Masons, Plumbers, Joiners & Ceilers, Plaisterers, Upholders, Paviors, Clockmakers, Wheelwrights, Coachmakers and Lightmongers.

Shaun Burrows EngTech MCIPHE RP, and John Pashley EngTech MCIPHE RP, both members of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE), received their Master Plumber Certificates from Alderman The Lord Mountevans, The Rt Hon Lord Mayor of London, watched by around 120 people.

Lord Mountevans said: "This is a day for recognition and reward. The recipients of these awards should be proud of what they have achieved."

Kevin Welman, chief executive officer of the CIPHE, also present at the ceremony, said: "The Master Certificate Scheme was introduced in 2001 and the first recipients were plumbers. Since then 178 of our members have achieved this status. Today's event celebrated the achievements of people who are dedicated to their trade and who strive to be the best in their profession."

Photo: (left to right) Alderman The Lord Mountevans; John Pashley; Shaun Burrows; and Erica Stary, Master of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers.