BPEC celebrates 30 years anniversary 

This year sees BPEC celebrating 30 years of delivering industry leading qualifications, assessments, training courses and learning materials to the plumbing and heating industry and the wider energy sector.  

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.”