• Why aren’t there more female heating engineers?

    Posted on- November 30, 2018
    Of 100,000 Gas Safe registered heating engineers, fewer than 500 are female. Why?-Read more »

  • Loo Tours

    Posted on- November 1, 2018
    Who knew you can tour the public loos of London? Billed as "Not the bog standard London experience" Loo Tours are educational as well as entertaining.-Read more »

  • 3 tips to avoid scary Halloween plumbing disasters

    Posted on- October 30, 2018
    Halloween is here, but you don't need to be scared of plumbing disasters! Follow these simple tips or call us on 08008620010-Read more »

  • Gas Engineer, St Albans

    Posted on- October 17, 2018
    Christina Birch is the Stopcocks Gas Engineer in St Albans and the rest of Hertfordshire. Here are 10 top tips to help you keep your home safe if you have a gas leak.-Read more »

  • For Women who Want to Be a Plumber

    Posted on- September 29, 2018
    Stopcocks are contacted almost every week by women who want to be a plumber. We provide services and strategies to help.-Read more »

  • # WomenArePlumbersGetOverIt

    Posted on- September 22, 2018
    Stopcocks Women Plumbers founder has decided to produce a line of T shirts emblazoned with the hashtag #WomenArePlumbersGetOverIt. It's the exact opposite to our usual approach, so what's prompted it?-Read more »

  • Gas Safety Week Top Tips

    Posted on- September 20, 2018
    It's Gas Safety Week, watch Stopcocks Women Plumbers short video of nine easy to follow tips to help you keep your home and family safe. Gas leaks can cause explosions and less dramatically but just as dangerous, poorly functioning gas appliances can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. This can cause nasty headaches, sickness and even death. Please act on these simple to follow tips.-Read more »

  • More Women Woodworkers

    Posted on- September 17, 2018
    A guest post by Earl Moore from Sawinery. On the growing numbers of women in woodwork-Read more »

  • WIT 2018, The 2nd Women Installers Together Conference

    Posted on- August 6, 2018
    WIT 2018, the 2nd Women Installers Together Conference took place on 4th July. We're still flushed with success (see what we did there?) Here's some of the feedback from women who attended.-Read more »

  • What’s the Fuss about the WIT Conference?

    Posted on- May 24, 2018
    Last September an extraordinary thing, the WIT Conference, happened. It really shouldn't have been that special to have 80 women plumbers in a room at one time but it was. Mica May from Stopcocks Women Plumbers explains what makes the Women Installers Together Conference this July 4th so unusual.-Read more »

  • Why Do New Businesses Fail?

    Posted on- May 19, 2018
    Why do so many new businesses fail? The vast majority of us would prefer the freedom and flexibility of working for ourselves, so what stops us and what stops so many of us who try it succeeding? It isn’t skill,-Read more »

  • DIY and Your Own Business – The Reality

    Posted on- March 5, 2018
    Why do it all on your own? Most new businesses fail in the first few years because the people making them who had wanted to spend their time doing the thing they're great at, have to not do that thing. They have to spend their time learning a whole new set of skills that they may not enjoy or be good at - while their home, food, quite probably their relationship and children depend on them getting it right. It…-Read more »

  • Let us be your W.I.F.E.

    Posted on- January 2, 2018
    Are you a skilled woman plumber or gas engineer who wants to work for yourself? Perhaps what you need is a W.I.F.E. Consider the Stopcocks Women Plumbers proposal. Many women who train in skilled trades want to work for themselves,-Read more »

  • Feedback from Women Installers Together Conference

    Posted on- November 8, 2017
    We know that not all the women plumbers and gas engineers in UK managed to attend the first ever WIT Conference on 13th September, but the feedback from people who did has been so very  positive we’re definitely going to-Read more »

  • How Stopcocks Mentoring Works

    Posted on- November 3, 2017
  • Case Study of a Stopcocks Franchisee

    Posted on- October 9, 2017
    We are often asked for a Case Study  of a woman plumber or a case study of a typical Stopcocks franchisee. Our experience shows that there is no typical Stopcocks franchisee, so there isn’t a typical case study; here though,-Read more »

  • What Does it Take to Be a Woman Plumber?

    Posted on- September 27, 2017
    What kind of woman wants to be a woman plumber? Besides training, what qualities are needed to be a woman plumber? What opportunities exist to be a woman plumber? In 2017 there’s a growing awareness of women plumbers and gas-Read more »

  • Report States Female and Elderly Customers ‘Routinely Overcharged’ by Plumbers

    Posted on- September 17, 2017
    A report in The Times, 16th September stated female and elderly customers ‘routinely overcharged’ by up to 53%. Stopcocks Women Plumbers founder Hattie Hasan was asked to respond in an interview with Yasmeen Khan on Talk Radio. The research, carried out-Read more »

  • First story out on Women Installers Together Conference 2017

    Posted on- September 17, 2017
    The first coverage of the Women Installers Together Conference 2017 was published by Builders Merchants News on Thursday. The magazine heralded the unique event a success. Hosted by Stopcocks Women Plumbers and supported by partners Polypipe Trade and Heating and-Read more »

  • Women Installers Together WITConference – supported by top UK brands

    Posted on- August 2, 2017
    In the light of recent media attention on the discrimination faced by women in plumbing, heating and mechanical engineering it's good to see that some of the top UK companies and manufacturers are leading the way by backing the first ever national conference for women plumbers and gas engineers. Here's what some of them have to say about it.-Read more »

  • Why Do We Do this?

    Posted on- June 13, 2017
    “Why Stopcocks exist” A very brief explanation from Stopcocks Women Plumbers Director Mica May of why Stopcocks exists and what the #WITConference is all about. Aims Why Stopcocks and what are we doing this for? To change the plumbing industry-Read more »

  • Why Women Plumbers? Again

    Posted on- June 7, 2017
    ‘Why Women Plumbers?’ Hattie Hasan, Stopcocks Women Plumbers’ Founder answers their most frequently asked question. We’re asked ‘Why just women plumbers?’ constantly by the media (and we have our special response to them here)  But we also get this same-Read more »

  • Which is more important; Time or Money?

    Posted on- April 25, 2017
    Do you want more time? When it’s gone it’s gone! We all want more time – it’s the only resource we can’t get more of. For women plumbers considering running your own business, you’re probably wondering whether you can make-Read more »

  • Let’s Hear It for Women in Plumbing – in the Whole of the Industry

    Posted on- April 12, 2017
    We’ve talked a lot about the barriers women in plumbing encounter. These definitely affect the numbers of women who succeed in becoming plumbers; but because the barriers are serious, we sometimes forget to talk about how amazing, determined and skillful-Read more »

  • Stopcocks women plumbers run successful new businesses part of a supportive community

    World’s First Franchise for Women Plumbers Launched

    Posted on- March 22, 2017
    “With the numbers of women plumbers remaining static at around 1% of all plumbers (and even lower for Gas Engineers at around 1 in every 300) something had to be done” says Hattie Hasan, founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers.-Read more »

The WIT conference 2017 – Women Installers Together was the first ever national event celebrating women plumbers and gas engineers.

WIT 2018 conference is on 4th July at The Building Centre in London’s Fitzrovia.

Speakers include Anna Hemmings MBE and Hattie Hasan, founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers

Get tickets here

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