As the plumbing and heating industry enters into the start of its busiest period of the year, 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 that they play in keeping people healthy and safe.

Quality Plumber Week 2017, which will run from 2 to 8 October, aims to build upon the success of previous years to unite the entire industry.

John Thompson, CEO of the APHC, said: “As an apprentice trained and qualified plumbing and heating engineer, Quality Plumber Week is an initiative that has a real significance to me as it seeks to support the many quality plumbers and the businesses they work in by promoting the best aspects of our industry. A welcome change from the negative press that the industry quite often receives when we hear about another plumbing horror story.

“Quality Plumber Week aims to unite the plumbing and heating industry in order to showcase the important work that we do in keeping society healthy, warm and safe. I hope that everyone will come together to celebrate our industry and help raise the awareness among consumers of the many highly qualified and proficient professionals that we have in our industry.”

You can get involved on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn using the hashtag #QPW17. The APHC wants to see photos of you with your quality work and installations as well as your qualification certificates. Mr Thompson has started the ball rolling and is pictured here with his certificates.

During Quality Plumber Week, there will be a daily prize giveaway by the APHC, and a final prize draw where one lucky plumbing and heating engineer will win a prize bundle of a TF1 Omega Filter and Chemicals from Fernox, a Wiser Smart Heating Control Pack from Drayton Heating and a Best Practice Pack from Adey.

For your chance to win a daily prize and the final prize bundle, simply take part on social media using #QPW17. The APHC will also be running Twitter polls and posting daily technical plumbing questions.

There is a range of promotional resources available from the APHC website which are free to download at