The BPEC Charity
BPEC (Training) Ltd, the charitable arm of BPEC, is a registered charity committed to identifying the education and training needs of those who work in the Plumbing & Heating Industry and providing innovative solutions to address these needs.
BPEC (Training) Ltd was re launched in 2012 as:
‘The BPEC Charity’ with a strapline ‘re-investing in our industry’
The Vision and Mission of the charity was revised as a result of the Trustees carrying out a thorough review of the current and future role of BPEC (Training) Ltd. The focus of the charity’s activities will be to raise the knowledge and skills of those who work in the UK Plumbing and Heating industry. It also provides the opportunity to offer support to those who would like to take up a career within the industry, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
To be the first choice for improving plumbing knowledge, skills, and competence.
- Sponsor research into training needs
- Support the training and development of plumbing operatives
- Encourage leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation
- Work in partnership with key stakeholders
- Galvanise the industry in raising standards
BPEC’s values reflect that our customers and staff / colleagues / team are at the heart of everything we do.
Building strong relationships with whom we work
Providing quality products and technical support
Efficient and effective in all that we do
Committed to delivering a professional service with honesty and integrity
Download a pack with information on all aspects of the Charity here
There are three opportunities for financial support open to all those working in the UK plumbing industry. These are the Life Award, the Support Fund and the Sport Awards..
The BPEC Life Award, in memory of BPEC’s founding Chairman, Raymond J Brooks, has a simple objective; to use plumbing skills to enhance life in the UK or abroad. The Award offers an opportunity to gain financial support for projects that recognise and facilitate the use of plumbing skills to benefit the life of people in the UK or abroad through the application of knowledge, imagination and determination. The Award offers a grant of up to £15,000.
The BPEC Support Fund aims to add value to projects/activities that would normally struggle to be achieved; they must also lead to a greater improvement of knowledge, skills and competence of individuals working in the plumbing industry throughout the UK or towards plumbing and heating work / support required by not-for-profit / non commercial organisations. Financial resources may be provided in the form of a non-repayable grant, the value of which will be up to a maximum of £1000.
The Sport Awards will support a plumbing operative who is engaged in sport and has the ability to progress to the next level. The support will help to pay for new equipment, coaching or travelling expenses during the year. The aim of the Award is to add value to sporting projects/activities that lead to a greater improvement of knowledge, skills and competence of people working in the plumbing industry in a sporting context. Alternatively the Award could be used to support the development of local communities’ sporting facilities.
One of the most important projects for BPEC (Training) Ltd is the annual Plumbing Skills Competition, responsibility of which has now been taken over by Summit Skills with BPEC now one of the official sponsors, in which apprentices throughout the UK compete for the title Young Plumber of the Year.
Over the last year BPEC has been working very closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to develop an asbestos awareness video and app. This is one of a series which BPEC will bring out over the next year, including Electrical Safety Awareness.