First established in 1992, BPEC is a unique organisation led by employers for the benefit of the sectors, and all surplus funds generated by its activities are re-invested by The BPEC Charity.
Here’s to the next 30 years
This anniversary comes at a time when BPEC is continuing its expansion into assessment, training and qualifications for heat pumps, electrical energy storage and fire, emergency and security systems, to name a few of our new and updated products.
The BPEC Charity launched the BPEC awards for excellence in 2021 and funds several awards, such as its Life Award which supports plumbing professionals in using their skills to make a difference to the lives of people who are less fortunate, both in the UK and abroad.
Company highlights from the past 30 years include:
1992: BPEC established and recognised as an Industry Training Organisation
1996: Appointed as the National Training Organisation for the plumbing and heating industry
1997: Accredited as a certification body
2007: Opens UK head office in Derby
2010: Accredited as an awarding organisation
2012: Launched a series of charitable awards to support the plumbing and heating industry
2014: The BPEC charity life award supports plumbing improvements in Nicaragua
2015: Published the first edition of the BPEC Brief – an education and training policy update
2016: BPEC supports plumbing projects overseas in the Gambia
2017: BPEC is added to the register of end-point assessment organisations
2018: BPEC is the first end-point assessment organisation to deliver gas engineering EPAs
2019: BPEC spearheads the campaign to promote the new L3 apprenticeship programme
2020: Approved to deliver end-point assessments in plumbing and heating
2021: BPEC delivers plumbing training materials in New Zealand and Cyprus
2022: Roll out delivery for end-point assessments for the fire and security apprenticeship
2022 + beyond: BPEC working closely with MCS to develop new products for microgeneration and the renewable energy
BPEC’s chief executive officer, Neil Collishaw said: “The last 30 years have been a huge success story for BPEC, and indeed the industry, as it has made a major contribution to raising the skills of so many people.
“This is something the BPEC directors and staff are immensely proud of and their passion to continue to serve the industry remains as strong as ever – here’s to the next 30 years.”