Robert Price, who has served both the APHC and the wider plumbing industry in many capacities over the last two decades, has been awarded an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours List. Robert, better known as Bob, has devoted over 20 years to APHC. In that time, he has made a significant input in the establishment and running of the Plumbing Pensions Scheme, plumbing training programmes, the Associations Competent Persons Scheme, and worked with City and Guilds to promote plumbing and heating in colleges.
He has also been Chairman and President of the Association, and worked tirelessly behind the scenes on many influential working groups for the benefit of the industry, includinghelping to bring the problems of asbestos and its effects amongst engineers in the plumbing and heating industry to the Government's attention . Clive Dickin, Chief Executive of APHC, commented: "Bobs commitment to APHC and the industry is unquestionable.
He has always been driven to help make the industry a better place and has given up to 10 days a month for the past five years to APHC in the pursuit of that aim. APHC has been through a significant and, at times, difficult modernisation phase and Bob has been at the heart of its success. This is a great honour for him - everyone at APHC is delighted." During his voluntary career with APHC, Bob has also juggled managing his own business, being a Justice of the Peace and a well-known businessman and fundraiser supporting his community in Great Yarmouth.
Bob adds: "Im thrilled and honoured to be awarded an MBE. This is fantastic recognition for the plumbing and heating industry but without the support of my colleagues at the APHC and various associations I work with, this would not have been possible. I would also like to thank my wife, Maureen, and my family for their support and encouragement over the years."