Success for representative bodies
Congratulations to everyone involved with the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors of Ireland (APHCI), the Heat Pump Association of Ireland (HPA), and the Irish Ventilation Industry Association (IVIA).
Over the last few months in particular all three bodies have made formal representation at different levels on behalf of the industry, and all have made significant gains on behalf of the various sectors represented.
While some of the activity has been very high profile — witness APHCI exposure on radio, tv and in the print media — the real gain is that government institutions and legislative bodies now recognise all three associations as bona fide voices for the sectors they represent. They have gained not just acceptance, but respect, and this augers extremely well for the industry going forward.
So, for all of you commentators on the sidelines who have plenty to say but do very little, you owe a great debt of gratitude to the volunteers who give so generously of their time to run these organisations.