The first ever Women Installers' Together Conference will take place on 13 September, 2017, in order to celebrate the achievements and skills of the UK's female plumbing and heating installers.

Hosted at London's Hellenic Centre, the event offers delegates the chance to meet key manufacturers, develop new product skills and knowledge as well as access peer support networks to acknowledge and celebrate women throughout the industry. There will also be a series of exciting giveaways on the day.

With women accounting for just 7% of the sector's workforce - 1% of all plumbers and just one in 300 gas engineers - this national conference for women within the plumbing and heating industry will provide workshop sessions including:

  • A session on dealing with people/customers in difficult situations

  • The importance of managing how others see you - vital when women are only one in every 100 within the industry

  • 'Making it in a Man's World', delivered by Hattie Hasan.

A special guest speaker will also talk about resilience, followed by an opportunity for installers to meet sponsoring manufacturers and discuss products and solutions.

The event is being sponsored by a number of industry suppliers including Fernox, Polypipe, Vaillant, Spirotech, Bristan, Roca and Willians & Co.

Francine Wickham, Fernox's Global Marketing Director, said: "Fernox is continually looking to support equal opportunities within the plumbing and heating sector. By sponsoring this event, we hope to encourage more women into the industry and celebrate the inspiring achievements of female plumbing and heating installers."

For more information on the Women Installers Together Conference, visit