News | Published on 7th Jan 2020

HHIC and BPMA join forces

The HHIC based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire is the industry voice for the UK domestic heating and hot water industry. It operates 16 working groups collectively covering the full spectrum of technical and commercial influences affecting this important aspect of the energy industry. Strengthening membership and industry reach HHIC has recently agreed on a reciprocal membership agreement with the British Pump Manufacturer’s Association (BPMA).

Having held discussions regarding the important issue of non-compliant circulator pumps entering the UK market and being sold via various on-line retailers, a matter of keen interest to both parties, it became apparent they enjoyed several shared synergies through their respective product profiles. It was, therefore, felt that further co-operation and engagement could be of mutual benefit going forwards and so the membership swap was agreed, with each organisation becoming an associate member of the other.

Stewart Clements, Director at the HHIC said of the arrangement; “Although we each have our quite specific roles to play and memberships to serve, it is clear that in certain areas there are commonalities of interest, and so I very much welcome this agreement and look forward to developing some shared initiatives moving forward.”

Gary Wilde, Technical Services Officer at the BPMA added, “With our total number of members at a record high, and an ever-expanding suite of activities being presented, I am delighted to have entered into this special arrangement with the HHIC. There are a number of common interests between our two organisations, and I’ve no doubt we can each benefit from the others' knowledge and expertise in those areas.”