InstallerSHOW establishes an Industry Advisory Board to support the next generation of installers and engineers.

AB to support next gen

In Apprenticeships, Heating Engineers, Education, Plumbing

InstallerSHOW has confirmed the members of its industry-led advisory board for InstallerFUTURES - an initiative dedicated to inspiring students and apprentices - with the first meeting scheduled for 27th February.

The advisory board will help steer the initiative's content agenda, to provide a structured and meaningful visit for the next generation of installers and engineers.

Enhanced for 2024, InstallerFUTURES will expand beyond our traditional offering for heating, plumbing, electrical and renewable students and apprentices, to include specialisms such as retrofit, bricklaying, carpentry and more. 

The 21 key industry associates named on the inaugural advisory board are:

  • Jerry Whiteley, Technical Manager, Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering; Head Judge for the HIPLOY competition
  • Bob Noseda, Sector Skills Advisor
  • Tom Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, Bathroom Manufacturers Association
  • Carwyn Jones, Creative Carpenter, Joiner and Founder, Timber Design Wales
  • Mark Krull, Director, Logic4training
  • Alex Robinson, Lead Technical Advisor BSE, EAL
  • Cara Jenkinson, Cities Manager, Ashden
  • Damian Walters, Chief Executive Officer, BiKBBI
  • Dan White, Market Development Director, MCS
  • David Scott, Managing Director, Skills For Security
  • Dr Bola Abisogun OBE, Founder & Chief Excitement Officer, Digital Twin Skills Academy CIC
  • Griff Thomas, Managing Director for GTEC and heatly
  • Helen Yeulet, Director of Training and Skills, Building Engineering Services Association
  • Jade McLeod, Events and Membership, BPIC Network
  • John Newcomb, Chief Executive Officer, Builders Merchants Federation
  • John Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors
  • Mark Allison, Founder Apprentice 121; Director, Power Sonic
  • Rob Hargraves
  • Ruth Scarrot, Head of Careers, NFRC
  • Ryan Jones, Managing Director, SLG Agency
  • Simon Acres, Founder, Simon Acres Group

Recruitment of students and apprentices for InstallerFUTURES is achieved through our partnerships with local colleges and training centres, and with the support of our Advisory Board.

Managing Director, Mike Costain said, “At a time when the challenges of decarbonisation and net zero demand a dedicated and informed workforce, it’s crucial to invest time and effort into the next generation of installers, who will play a pivotal role in reaching net-zero targets.”

The InstallerFUTURES 2024 initiative is also proudly supported by Grundfos and Lawton Tubes.

Colleges who have previously attended the InstallerFUTURES programme include Bedford College, Corby & Trensham Campuses, Bedford College, Cornwall College Camborne, Hybrid Technical College, Leicester College (electric and plumbing), Nottingham College, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, University of Birmingham, University of Edinburgh, Oxford Energy Academy, South & City College Birmingham (SCCB) and many more.

If you’re a business looking to discover how you can support InstallerFUTURES, or if you’re a college or training provider looking to get involved, contact Emma Jayne-King for further information.