The first MBE for a woman plumber goes to Hattie Hasan, founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers for her work to increase the numbers of women in the heating and plumbing industry. Recognised in the New Year’s Honours list for her
Women can be plumbers, and women do want to plumb. While the conversation around women plumbing stays at the first hurdle, the real issues of how to attract women into the industry and how to retain them gets ignored.
Our Stopcocks Women Plumbers are often referred to as Inspiring but what does ‘being an inspiration’ mean and does it help anyone to have ‘inspiration’? There are so many ways our women plumbers are an inspiration and each of them
Our second day was one of travel from the traffic filled mayhem of Nairobi up to the mountainous region of Meru, to Kithoka Amani Children’s Home (KACH), in the foothills of Mount Kenya. Gradually the houses and shops thinned out
A diary of Stopcocks Women Plumbers long planned first trip to Kenya; Day 1. The 12 and a half hour overnight journey went well, but we hardly slept with excitement. We landed at Nairobi at 7.30am and were met by Peter,
This time last year Hattie Hasan, founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers was on her way to a baptism of fire as a funny plumber at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! How was that? How is anyone a comedian on the side? And
Usually customers want three things in plumbing, something that works well, something that looks amazing and essentially, that’s the right price. How do these combine? Which are the priorities? The look is something a customer can see and comment on