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.
Of 100,000 Gas Safe registered heating engineers, fewer than 500 are female. Why?
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.
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 doesn’t have to be this way with all that unnecessary pressure.
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,
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,
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
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
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
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.