News | Published on 26th Mar 2018

Heating industry celebrates a strong year at HHIC annual lunch

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) annual members lunch held on Thursday at the RAF Club Piccadilly, London, provided an opportunity to gain insight, network, and most importantly celebrate the progression that the heating industry has made in the past 12 months.

Stewart Clements, Director, HHIC said:

“The industry moves at such a fast pace, it’s important to take the time to reflect, re-group and of course, celebrate. The HHIC annual member’s lunch has been created to provide a platform to do this. This past year has been an exciting one for us. There’s been new legislation with Boiler Plus. An idea that HHIC worked on with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), consulted upon with industry and now it becomes regulation. That’s a great achievement for HHIC.

HHIC have also produced a series of guides to support installers and consumers on a range of topics, and launched an installer platform, to enable installers to get involved with the wider industry.

We look forward to seeing how industry continues to progress and innovate. HHIC will remain at the forefront; shaping policy and providing expertise and representation for its members."

The theme of the day was very much about the work within the groups of the HHIC. Members, at the ‘sell-out’ event, listened to a number of HHIC group chairs give an update on their particular group. Followed by a brief update on the further eleven groups that HHIC host.

Darren Slater, chair of the HHIC Large Installer Committee;

“It is very important that the voices of the installers and customers are listened to when the industry and government are developing legislation and proposals. 
The HHIC Large Installer Committee plays a very key part in ensuring that early, direct input and feedback is provided."

Andrew Keating, Chair, HHIC;
“The HHIC continues to grow in influence in ensuring the industry views are well represented and considered by Government.Today has been a great opportunity for the HHIC membership to meet and share views and ideas on how we continue to shape the future of the important sector of Heating and Hot Water.”

Carl Arntzen, chair of the Domestic Heat Strategy Group;
“It is great to have a bespoke event for HHIC and I’m looking forward to networking with other Members on the key challenges and issues facing the UK Heating and Hot Water Industry.”

Keith McBain, chair of the Water Treatment group;
“I am a firm believer in the benefits of HHIC Water Treatment Group. By working with HHIC we have been able to achieve far more to educate and influence than we could as individual companies.

…..and there is the added benefit that as members you get to meet friendly people with exactly the same interests as your own!”