Welcome to MyTradeTV’s Plumbing & Heating Channel.
It has been a long time since I was able to write about this sector and it is something I have always relished coming back to. When I left the industry in 1991, it was a degree of regret as the company publishing the title I edited was struggling with the recession of the late 1980s.
What was particularly obvious was that the UK boiler manufacturers were only waking up to the importance of the green issues that were coming to the fore. While many talked about BTUs, the continental Europeans were focusing on emissions.
Looking at the topics today, many seem familiar – rogue tradespeople, government dithering over the environment and well, another full blown recession and how to deal with it.
But even in the depth of the problems this time round, it always seemed clear that this sector had the resilience to battle through in a way that others have struggled. The business of the PHEX shows is proof of that and there is no reason why PHEX+, a show that mixes commercial with domestic plumbing and heating, should not get off to a flying start.
All it needs is for us on MyTradeTV to follow suit and that we are very determined to do.