GSHPA’s Laura Bishop awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ 

GSHPA’s chair and a founding director of Infinitas Design, Laura Bishop, has been awarded the title of ‘Woman of the Year’ at the recent National ACR and Heat Pump Awards.  

Laura Bishop - Woman of the Year

A chartered mechanical engineer by profession, Laura has worked in the energy industry for over 20 years, including roles at E.ON (Connecting Energies and Sustainable Energy divisions), Babcock Intec and Rolls-Royce (Fuel Cell Systems).   

Since becoming Chair of the GSHPA, she has been a vocal advocate of heat pumps within the media and within Government – at national and local levels – on their importance in delivering heat decarbonisation, a critical part of achieving the UK’s net zero ambitions. 

The industry still has some challenges to overcome 

Laura believes that heat pumps should be deployed in place of traditional heating and cooling systems. As a qualified CIBSE heat network consultant, she is influencing the use of heat pumps for low and ultra-low heat networks on local and national levels. 

Laura Bishop said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have received the award and to be acknowledged by my industry peers.  

“The heat pump industry still has some challenges to overcome but I’m excited at how the industry will grow over the next decade. Heat pumps will be in the vanguard of the UK’s efforts to switch away from gas boilers. The opportunities for our industry – across the UK – are immense.”