Stopcocks Women Plumbers are frequently approached by the media for interviews and opinion


Stopcocks founder Hattie Hasan is always the first port of call whenever anyone wants to know what’s going on with women in the plumbing industry. 

We’ve had a veritable flurry of radio ‘appearances’ recently Hattie featured in The Conversation on the BBC World Service talking to New York woman plumber Judaline Cassidy, listen here

closely followed by Talk Radio’s Badass Women’s Hour listen here

 and in discussion with some young women training in non-traditional jobs on BBC Radio Solent 

Cypriot Hattie has also featured in the highest readership newspaper in Northern Cyprus, Cyprus Today. Read the article here.

Radio interviews

We’re always happy to collaborate with companies we are aligned with; see this short video produced by Nominet who own dot uk.

Talking about a purpose led business to Jen Andersson, Hattie tells about the recent rainwater harvesting project at an AIDS orphanage in Kenya here.

More podcasts, videos and interviews can be found below.

For a feature on ‘Working Lives’ in The Times recently Hattie was asked to comment on the prospects of women joining the industry. Obviously she was able to report that prospects were good and the drip of change is steadily turning into a stream. 2016 began with a media frenzy.

Spearheading the, now annual, Women Installers Together Conferences has brought media attention to Hattie and Stopcocks along with highlighting the situation for women in the plumbing industry. Stopcocks now feature regularly in PHPI, Registered Gas Engineer, HVP, PHAM and Installer magazines.

Hattie with WRAS MD Julie Spinks and Consumer Champion Alice BeerOn March 20th 2014 we were invited to help spearhead a ‘radio day’ promoting Watersafe UK’s campaign to Get Girls Plumbing. Hattie our founder along with Julie Spinks, MD of WRAS and consumer champion Alice Beer discussed the situation of women and girls as plumbers in the construction industry and strategies for increasing their numbers. Interviews include James Naughtie on BBC Radio Scotland and Clive Bull on LBC.

Click on links below to hear the full interviews.

Hattie’s portrait appeared in an exhibition by Sue Spaull at The Strand Gallery in London from 2-8 June 2015. Called ‘What Are You Looking At?‘ it features powerful women and questions our perceptions of women and portraiture. Hattie is in good company alongside Glenda Jackson, Baroness Helena Kennedy, UK’s first Green Party MP Caroline Lucas; Wonderful astronomer and ‘Sky at Night’ Presenter; Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock and BBC Woman’s Hour presenter Jane Garvey.

We contributed to pieces as diverse as research commissioned by on gender and Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two.

Additionally Hattie and Stopcocks Women Plumbers have been featured in magazines, newspapers and podcasts as well as TV and radio ranging from, Sky News, Real Lives to The Independent, BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour to a global entrepreneurs magazine; Extraordinary Lives. Hattie speaks on her own story, women plumbers, the position of women in the construction industry, women in business, archetypes, the feminine approach to business, collaboration, customer service, girls, confidence and global water issues. Contact us to book Hattie to speak at your event.


Blogs and Magazines

Auto Straddle (Jan ’16) Hattie discusses following a passion to succeed

Jenny Anderson (Dec ’15) Hattie talks about the recent trip to Kenya, and how purpose has kept her passion for all things plumbing alive

Standard Issue (Oct ’15) Mica May talks about the difficulties women have faced from within the industry

List for Life (Oct ’15) Discusses why plumbing is a great career choice for women

Womanthology (Sep ’15) Discusses how Stopcocks Women Plumbers help women in the industry to set up in business and succeed as plumbers in the male dominated industry

Womanthology (Oct ’14) Hattie talks about the mission to increase the numbers of women/girls entering and succeeding in the industry

Page 1 Woman (Jun ’13) Interview with Executive Coach Claudia Crawley about changing the world, one plumber at a time as ‘Woman of the Week’, (Apr ’13) Interview with blogger and film maker Vicki Psarias. Hattie talks about women, business and our trip to Kenya


Manager Magazine. Customer service is pivotal to our business (Aug 2012)

How to: Do your own plumbing. The Big Issue in the North. April 2011.

The Joy of Plumbing, Hattie Hasan. A Guide to Living the Life You Really, Really Want

Media Enquiries

We welcome enquiries from media outlets wishing to conduct interviews for television, radio and publication.

We have a press kit for journalists with high resolution photos and FAQs

You can book Hattie to speak at your event on a variety of subjects ranging from her own inspirational story to ‘The Feminine Plumber’ to ‘Women are the Solution’

To contact our Media Team

0800 8620010

or use the contact form here