Industry board for next generation of installers and engineers

InstallerSHOW has confirmed the members of its industry-led advisory board for InstallerFUTURES – an initiative dedicated to inspiring students and apprentices.


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 at the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers and head judge for the HIPLOY competition.
  • Bob Noseda, sector skills advisor.
  • Tom Reynolds, CEO at the Bathroom Manufacturers Association.
  • Carwyn Jones, the creative force behind Timber Design Wales.
  • Mark Krull from Logic4training.
  • Alex Robinson, leading the way in technical advice at BSE, EAL.
  • Cara Jenkinson, making cities greener with Ashden.
  • Damian Walters, CEO at BiKBBI.
  • Dan White, driving market development at MCS.
  • David Scott, steering Skills For Security.
  • Dr Bola Abisogun OBE, igniting excitement at Digital Twin Skills Academy CIC.
  • Griff Thomas from GTEC and Heatly.
  • Helen Yeulet, leading training and skills at the Building Engineering Services Association.
  • Jade McLeod, enriching events and membership at BPIC Network.
  • John Newcomb, CEO at the Builders Merchants Federation.
  • John Thompson, CEO at the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors.
  • Mark Allison, pioneering with Apprentice 121 and Power Sonic.
  • Rob Hargraves, Ruth Scarrot from NFRC.
  • Ryan Jones at SLG Agency.
  • Simon Acres, the visionary behind 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 the 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.”