August 23, 2021

BPEC CEO calls in on Oxford Energy Academy

Photo (L to R) Dave Bendell, Neil Collishaw and Chris Foley

Oxford Energy Academy Directors, Chris Foley and Dave Bendell, recently welcomed BPEC’s Chief Executive Officer, Neil Collishaw, to their training centre when he visited to share BPEC’s latest developments, introduce BPEC’s new Business Development Manager (Angela Gask) and discuss mutual plans for solidifying an already successful partnership.

Oxford Energy Academy, a leading heating and plumbing training and assessment centre, delivers a variety of BPEC qualifications, assessments and training courses, including the regulated Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Domestic Heating qualification, which is a mandatory part of the apprenticeship standard.

“It was great to be able to meet up face to face again. Neil’s visit has confirmed our ongoing confidence in BPEC and consolidated an already strong relationship and mutual respect,” stated Chris. “After all the disruption of the past year, we’re looking forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary and going from strength to strength.”

As the centre nears 10 years of being an independent training provider, it is also expanding its BPEC services by preparing to deliver BPEC End-point Assessments for the Plumbing and Heating Technician standard.

“I want to congratulate Oxford Energy Academy on its ongoing success and anniversary coming up in September,” said Neil. “It’s always a delight to visit a thriving centre that continues to support BPEC and showcases continual improvement in its teaching standards and methods.”

“We’ve worked closely in partnership with BPEC since our inception and built a strong partnership over the years. It was good to see Neil again to discuss our future plans and give him a tour of our latest training facilities,” Dave said.


Oxford Energy Academy Ltd, based in Witney Oxfordshire, is a leading heating and plumbing training and assessment centre with over 70 years of combined experience in the gas industry and 20 years of teaching experience. It uses modern teaching methods to suit the individual learning needs of its students, to build teamwork and a sense of social responsibility. Its modern classrooms are well-equipped, enabling the use of different teaching styles. For more information go to

BPEC is an industry leading specialised provider of qualifications, assessments, training courses and learning materials. It is a unique organisation led by employers for the benefit of the Plumbing,  Heating, Gas and wider energy sector and all surplus funds generated by its activities are re-invested by The BPEC Charity.

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