Following the success of last September’s WIT Conference event organisers Stopcocks Women Plumbers, together with event partner Polypipe Building Products, are delighted to announce the date, venue and headline speakers of the 2018 conference.

We look forward to welcoming even more professionals to The Building Centre in Bloomsbury, London on 4 July, where we will be celebrating the theme of Independence.

Speakers include Olympian Marathon Kyaker Anna Hemmings MBE and founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers, Hattie Hasan.

Women plumbers who would be interested in speaking at the event to share their stories and experience should please contact us.

Hattie said: “The feedback from delegates and sponsors was so positive we’re going to make the WIT Conference an annual celebration of women plumbers and gas engineers. There has never been such a big gathering of women in the plumbing industry and we’re going to grow it and grow our visibility in the sector year on year.

“Female gas installers and women plumbers are making great strides but our job won’t be done till every woman and girl who wants to work in this great industry is able to compete on a level playing field”.

The number of women plumbers and gas engineers has never been accurately counted; with a generally accepted estimate that 1% of plumbers and 1 in 300 gas engineers are female. Within the construction industry as a whole the estimate is around 6-9%. These are among the lowest percentages in any industry.