Entries open for the 2013 BPEC Charity Life Awards

Training and certification organisation BPEC has launched its search for next year’s winners of the BPEC Charity Life awards.

The awards are open to individuals or groups who work in the UK plumbing industry and are aimed at rewarding projects, inventions or charity work that use plumbing skills to enhance life.

They could also be awarded for raising the profile and image of plumbing or helping to change perspective.

The inaugural BPEC Charity Life Awards were presented in 2012. Almost £30,000 was given out to four deserving projects.

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Now BPEC is looking for entries to next year’s awards, which are made in memory of BPEC’s founding chairman Raymond J Brooks.

“There are so many ways in which plumbing skills can enhance life,”said BPEC chairman Frank Glover.

“We are searching for deserving causes that are making a real difference, whether that’s in the UK or anywhere else in the world. We want to hear from plumbers who are involved with charity work, plumbers who have developed a new system or service, and plumbers who are raising the image of plumbing as an industry and career.

“The awards are designed to support these projects going forward.”

The closing date for applications for the 2013 BPEC Charity awards is 31st July 2013.

BPEC, which was established in 1992, is the leading provider of training and certification for the building services engineering sector, which covers the gas, oil, plumbing, electrotechnical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industries.

The organisation’s training materials range from technical training packs for domestic gas safety and water regulations to a selection of renewable energies manuals such as solar thermal hot water and heat pumps.

BPEC is dedicated to education and lifelong learning, and seeks to encourage individuals to undertake further training to continuously update their skills, both for personal development and to keep abreast of the industry’s technological advances.

Its charitable arm – The BPEC Charity – launched the Life Award in 2012 to reward and support those in the UK plumbing industry who use plumbing skills to enhance life.

To find out more about entering next year’s awards visit www.bpec.org.uk/the-bpec-charity