Trading Alliances

Our Trading Alliances

One of the main aims of APHC is to work together with partner organisations to tackle important industry matters and improve conditions for our members. Below is a list of partner organisations who we work closely with.

SNIPEF (Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation) was formed in 1923 and is APHC’s Scottish counterpart. As a members organisation, their role is to provide their members with a high quality service, keep up to date with industry developments and attract new members with a range of benefits.

BPEC is a key provider of training and certification services for the building services engineering sector covering gas, oil, plumbing, electro-technical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industries.

JTL is the leading training provider to the building services engineering sectors, working with 3500 businesses and supporting 9700 apprentices across the UK. JTL is APHC’s preferred partner for providing plumbing and heating apprenticeships.

The key focus of the PHSP is to support plumbing and domestic heating employers in developing and driving forward the industry’s skills agenda by working with other key stakeholders to deliver and/or facilitate the plumbing and heating industry’s skill needs.

IB-PMES (Joint Industry Board for Plumbing Mechanical Engineering Services in England and Wales). The JIB-PMES is the body for the plumbing industry which determines the pay and conditions of plumbing operatives. The JIB also provides operative registration services under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) related to health & safety competence on building sites . The JIB board is made up of employer (APHC) and operative (Unite) representatives.

Gas Safe Register provides a statutory register of gas installation businesses in order to permit them to work safely and legally on gas appliances in the UK, Isle of Man and Guernsey. Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body on the 1st April 2009.

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group comprises the construction industry’s premier trade associations: Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors, British Constructional Steelwork Association, Electrical Contractors’ Association, Building Engineering Services Association, Lift and Escalator Industry Association and SELECT. One of the main aims of the SEC group is to strive to secure better payment practices for specialist contractors in our sector.

The Plumbing and Heating Contractors’ Alliance is an overarching body for plumbing and heating businesses throughout the United Kingdom comprising of an alliance between the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) and the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers´ Federation (SNIPEF).

The People’s Pension is the UK’s largest private sector automatic enrolment pension scheme and has already supported thousands of businesses with enrolling around 2 million employees into their award-winning scheme. Offering employers everything they need to meet automatic enrolment duties including a fast-track sign up process and flexible administration options, even if there is no payroll software in place. You will receive support and customer service from the first phone call, to the first time you provide your employee data and beyond for the life of the scheme plus our UK call centre has extended open hours for one-to-one support.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is the only organisation that represents and protects the interests of builders merchants, plumbing, heating, roofing, decorative and timber merchants and their suppliers. They are the authoritative voice for the building materials distribution sector, conveying the views and issues that face merchants and suppliers, to the widest possible audience.