The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) is calling for the industry to pull together to champion the diverse skills of plumbing and heating engineers and celebrate the important role they play in keeping people healthy and safe.

APHC is organising Quality Plumber Week 2017, which will run between 2-8 October. This aims to build upon the success of previous years to unite the industry in shining a spotlight on the vital role plumbers play in our communities.

APHC would like the whole industry to come together during the week and is calling for manufacturers, suppliers, plumbers and heating engineers to pledge their support and get involved over social media using the #QPW17 hashtag. During QPW17, APHC will be asking the industry to take part in Twitter Polls, to answer a daily plumbing question, to showcase their work by sharing photographs of their quality installations and plumbing work and by sharing images of their accreditations, qualifications and membership certificates.

Last year, APHC receive more support than ever before for the 2016 campaign, where they also received a record number of entries for a 'Mega Trade Giveaway' which included an AKW Wet Room Kit, Bosch Professional Cordless Hammer Drill, BeSMART Thermostat, Klober Wakaflex flashing roll, Intatec Puro bar shower and overhead kit, Iconic by Merlyn Express two-door quadrant shower enclosure, Baxi branded soft shell jackets and a Reliance SharkBite starter kit.

APHC is currently looking for support from manufacturers and suppliers to donate prizes for a social media competition aimed at plumbers and heating engineers.

John Thompson, APHC's Chief Executive Officer, said: "Quality Plumber Week aims to unite the plumbing industry to showcase the important work that we do in keeping society healthy, warm and safe. As part of our efforts to highlight the importance of continuous skills development, we will have 25 £150 Training Reward Vouchers to giveaway. I hope that everyone will come together to celebrate our industry and help raise the awareness amongst consumers of the many highly qualified and proficient professionals that we have in our industry."

A range of promotional resources available from the APHC are free to download at

More information about Quality Plumber Week will follow later in the year, along with information regarding a prize draw for people using #QPW17 in their social media messages.

To pledge your support you can contact John Giazzi at APHC on 0121 711 5030 or via email at