InstallerSHOW 2024 official preview

Welcome to the official InstallerSHOW 2024 preview, featuring the lowdown on the highlights of this year's event. InstallerSHOW 2024 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from June 25th to 27th. Entry and parking are completely free. See you there!

Welcome to the official InstallerSHOW 2024 preview, featuring the lowdown on the highlights of this year's event. InstallerSHOW 2024 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from June 25th to 27th. Entry and parking are completely free. See you there!


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<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />


600+ exhibitors<br />

10 live content areas<br />

New features<br />

Product launches<br />

Big name speakers and celebrity guests<br />

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Triton ENVi®<br />

DuElec® Thermostatic Electric Shower<br />

Available in 2 premium finishes the<br />

ENVi® offers intuitive control with<br />

a unique personalised showering<br />

experience.<br />

The unique DuElec® kit seamlessly<br />

diverts water between a luxurious<br />

rainfall and five spray pattern<br />

shower head.<br />

At the end of each shower, the<br />

all-new ENVi® provides user<br />

feedback showing individual<br />

shower use that illustrates water,<br />

energy and cost.<br />

Tri-Hub can be installed in<br />

the loft or airing cupboard<br />

Intuitive control provides<br />

feedback on shower use<br />

To discover more come and see us on stand 4F24<br />

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Welcome to <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> <strong>2024</strong>:<br />

Get ready for an inspiring day out<br />

No longer is it enough to talk about heating and plumbing in isolation, now we<br />

focus on the much wider aspects of heat, water, air and energy. Working together<br />

across these sectors is what <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> is all about. And that synergy<br />

provides some very exciting opportunities for everyone.<br />

The extraordinary growth of <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> is<br />

evidence of just how dynamic and influential our<br />

industry has become. The show launched in 2015 with<br />

65 exhibitors and 3,000 visitors. Today we fill two of<br />

the biggest halls in the NEC with over 600 exhibitors<br />

from all over the world who see the event as a key<br />

route to market. And we expect to welcome 20,000<br />

visitors who specify and make decisions about<br />

projects large and small in everything from healthcare<br />

and hospitality to leisure and education – not<br />

forgetting the huge domestic and commercial<br />

markets where many of our installer visitors dominate.<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> visitors and exhibitors benefit<br />

from the huge potential and responsibility of<br />

decarbonisation and the journey to net zero. I say<br />

responsibility because it is the people working across<br />

heat, water, air and energy who are, and will be,<br />

responsible for the design, development, manufacture<br />

and implementation of the technologies that will<br />

deliver on climate targets and the ultimate goal of<br />

net zero.<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> brings people and ideas together.<br />

Ideas that will shape our future will be discussed<br />

and debated during this three-day event, and the<br />

importance of this vital discourse cannot be<br />

underestimated.<br />

Heat, water, air and energy are at the crossroads.<br />

What we decide today – at events like <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong><br />

– will determine the future for generations to come.<br />

Join us and be part of this amazing evolution.<br />

Eoin McManus<br />

CEO, Lyrical Communications<br />

(<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong>)<br />

Contents<br />

05 A selection of the big name speakers and celebrities<br />

attending this year’s show<br />

06 The enhanced elemental theatres<br />

08 Sneak <strong>preview</strong> of the new-look InstallerPLAZA<br />

10 Curated live content throughout the event<br />

12 Installer Kitchens & Bathrooms: The future of the sector<br />

14 InstallerTRADES: By tradespeople for tradespeople<br />

16 InstallerINVENT: An innovation showcase<br />

16 InstallerFUTURES: Working with the next generation<br />

20 InstallerMERIT: Celebrating industry stars<br />

22 Product Showcase<br />

28 Making the most of your <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> experience<br />

29 How to get to the show<br />

30 Introducing the Plumb Centre House<br />

All information contained within this <strong>preview</strong> is correct at time of writing<br />

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Big name speakers from the<br />

industry and beyond<br />

We have a significantly expanded roster of heavyweight speakers, celebrity<br />

guests and hosts already confirmed, with more to be announced as the show<br />

approaches. With a wider range of content areas and topics than ever before,<br />

you’re guaranteed to find plenty of interesting and informative sessions<br />

throughout the show.<br />

Among the big names appearing at this year’s event are:<br />

Deborah Meaden<br />

Business leader, author,<br />

and Dragons’ Den<br />

investor<br />

Lord Callanan<br />

Parliamentary<br />

Under-Secretary of State<br />

for Energy Efficiency and<br />

Green Finance<br />

Chris Skidmore<br />

Former Minister of State<br />

for Energy and Clean<br />

Growth and author of<br />

Mission Zero<br />

Rachel Riley<br />

TV presenter and<br />

women in STEM<br />

advocate<br />

Luke Humphries<br />

Reigning PDC Word<br />

Darts champion and<br />

current World No. 1<br />

Dr Jan Rosenow<br />

Director, European<br />

Programmes at<br />

Regulatory Assistance<br />

Project<br />

Adam Chapman<br />

Founder of Heat Geek<br />

Greg Jackson<br />

Founder of Octopus<br />

Energy<br />

“One of the themes for<br />

this year’s show is ‘Prepare to<br />

be surprised’ and with multiple<br />

brand-new features, top name<br />

expert speakers and a workwear<br />

catwalk, featuring the latest kit<br />

modelled by real tradespeople,<br />

there will be plenty to surprise<br />

even our regular visitors.”<br />

Paula Aubusson, Head of Marketing,<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong><br />

Our hosts include:<br />

Philippa Forrester<br />

Writer, TV presenter/<br />

producer, & sustainability<br />

campaigner<br />

Samira Ahmed<br />

Freelance journalist and<br />

broadcaster<br />

Jess Shanahan<br />

Automotive journalist,<br />

mobility futurist, and<br />

content strategist<br />

Rachel England<br />

Climate & sustainability<br />

communicator<br />

Nikki Dean<br />

Technology, automotive<br />

and motorsport presenter<br />

View the full list of speakers<br />

and sessions here<br />

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The elemental theatres:<br />

A bumper content programme<br />

With sessions curated for local authorities, housing associations, developers,<br />

architects, energy managers, building services engineers and more, the elemental<br />

content theatres will deliver a far-reaching and informative programme across the<br />

three days of <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong>. Lucy Dixon, Head of Content for elemental, looks at<br />

what’s in store.<br />

elemental Arena<br />

We’ve introduced the elemental Arena this year –<br />

sponsored by Heat Geek – to host our biggest sessions,<br />

including politicians, celebrities and the industry’s leading<br />

experts on the decarbonisation of buildings. There are so<br />

many highlights it might be tricky to drag yourself away,<br />

such as Deborah Meaden talking about sustainable<br />

business, Greg Jackson on energy innovation and<br />

Chris Skidmore OBE, the author of the Mission Zero<br />

report, discussing what we need to do to meet those<br />

all-important net zero targets. We will also have a<br />

keynote speech from Lord Callanan, and a debate on<br />

heat pumps and efficiency featuring Heat Geek’s<br />

Adam Chapman going head-to-head with Roger Bisby.<br />

Climate Solutions Theatre<br />

The third elemental theatre - another new addition for<br />

<strong>2024</strong> - is the Climate Solutions Theatre, a space where<br />

sustainable heating and cooling will be the main focus,<br />

alongside indoor air quality and the challenges posed<br />

by larger construction projects. We’ll be hosting several<br />

events for World Refrigeration Day on Wednesday 26th<br />

and then, on the final day of the show, our attention turns<br />

to inclusion and diversity, with several panels showcasing<br />

the work of women in this sector. TV’s Rachel Riley is also<br />

joining us on this day, to talk about careers in STEM for<br />

women, alongside several industry legends.<br />

Check out the full timetable<br />

of elemental sessions here<br />

Housing Hub<br />

Over in the Housing Hub, we have several brilliant<br />

content partners delivering talks on decarbonising our<br />

existing homes, as well as sustainable newbuild. The<br />

National Retrofit Hub will be highlighting the opportunities<br />

that retrofit offers to businesses, as well as addressing<br />

some of the challenges for the supply chain. The National<br />

Home Improvement Council will be running a must-see<br />

session on the Building Safety Act and what it means for<br />

you, and there will be an inspiring panel discussion from<br />

the Welsh government’s housing decarbonisation team<br />

sharing insights from its Optimised RetroFit programme.<br />

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InstallerPLAZA: The heartbeat of <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong><br />

Joe Sharpe, Head of Content at Installer, <strong>preview</strong>s this year’s bumper InstallerPLAZA programme.<br />

InstallerPLAZA is one of the most enduringly popular features<br />

of <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong>. Taking place in the heart of Hall 5, it is<br />

where the industry comes together to meet up, discuss the<br />

hottest topics, celebrate the amazing work installers do<br />

every day, and enjoy some hospitality.<br />

Celebrating 150 years of Vaillant<br />

This year’s InstallerPLAZA is brought to you in<br />

partnership with Vaillant, and we’re celebrating 150<br />

years of the brand. With a live Vaillant podcast, Aspire<br />

sessions to help installers transition to heat pumps, an<br />

exciting product launch and a birthday party with live<br />

music, you won’t want to miss out on the festivities.<br />

Heating Installer Awards <strong>2024</strong><br />

Always one of the highlights of the InstallerPLAZA, join<br />

us at 1pm on Wednesday 26th June to find out who’s<br />

scooped the Heating Installer Awards for <strong>2024</strong>. This<br />

year’s categories feature the Regional Winners,<br />

National Heating Installer, Rising Star for apprentices,<br />

and the Most Sustainable Installer in the North, South,<br />

and Midlands. Additionally, a new category, HVAC<br />

Award, recognises installers providing full home<br />

comfort systems that encompass heating, cooling,<br />

and enhanced air quality. Be there live to see the<br />

winners crowned.<br />

The hottest topics<br />

Throughout the three days, we will be<br />

discussing the important topics that matter to<br />

installers. Featuring a host of industry experts<br />

and well-known installer faces, you’ll want to get<br />

involved and give your opinions on<br />

these sessions:<br />

• The View from the front line<br />

• The different types of heat pumps<br />

• How exactly do we decarbonise our homes?<br />

• The importance of hydronics when designing<br />

heating systems<br />

• How do we solve off-grid heating?<br />

• Live BetaTalk Podcast<br />

• Live Altecnic Podcast<br />

• Live Heat Geek discussion<br />

and much more!<br />

Celebrate the industry<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> isn’t all work, work, work, we want<br />

you to have fun as well. From celebrity appearances<br />

to <strong>preview</strong>ing the World Plumbing Conference at<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> 2026, as well as the bursary<br />

presentations from the Worshipful Company of<br />

Plumbers, InstallerPLAZA will offer plenty of chances<br />

to join us for some food and drink, and raise a glass<br />

to the exciting things going on in the industry.<br />

Check out the full timetable of<br />

InstallerPLAZA events here<br />

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Heating Installer<br />

Awards <strong>2024</strong><br />

A guaranteed crowd-puller, the winners of the <strong>2024</strong> Heating Installer Awards will<br />

be revealed on the InstallerPLAZA at 1pm on the second day of the show.<br />

The regional and sustainability winners, as well as the<br />

finalists for its Rising Star and HVAC categories, have<br />

already been announced. The shortlists were<br />

decided by a panel of experts including representatives<br />

from the awards’ partners CIPHE, The IPG, Polypipe<br />

Building Products, Samsung Climate Solutions and<br />

Stelrad, who scored all of the entries on their technical<br />

expertise, problem-solving, product knowledge and<br />

outstanding work.<br />

The panel was joined by the 2023 Heating Installer<br />

Awards national winner, James Bowen from Integral<br />

Plumbing, Heating & Renewables Ltd and Most<br />

Sustainable winner, Liam Barry from Custom<br />

Renewables, who scored their respective categories.<br />

Now in its ninth year, the Heating Installer Awards<br />

recognises the achievements and raises the credibility<br />

of plumbers and heating installers across the country<br />

who deliver excellent work on a daily basis. Targeting<br />

every region across the UK, the awards encourage<br />

plumbers and installers to nominate a project that they<br />

are particularly proud of. The projects demonstrate<br />

high technicality, outstanding professionalism and<br />

exceptional service – all resulting in a happy customer.<br />

The industry judges described the entries received<br />

this year as of an exceptionally high standard, which<br />

made selecting the winners no easy task.<br />

The regional winners are:<br />

• East Midlands: Omar Taib<br />

• East Midlands Highly Commended: Glen Wakeling<br />

• East of England: Mark Denman<br />

• North East: Craig Gilhome<br />

• North East Highly Commended: Nic Pearse<br />

• North West: Nick Irlam<br />

• Scotland: Arran Donald<br />

• South East: Liam Barry<br />

• South East Highly Commended: Michael Paini<br />

• South West: Huw Jenkins<br />

• Wales & Northern Ireland: Daniel Davies<br />

• West Midlands: Billy Reece<br />

• Yorkshire and the Humber: Damon Blakemore<br />

The sustainability winners are:<br />

• Sustainability Midlands: Daniel Davies<br />

• Sustainability North: Damon Blakemore<br />

• Sustainability South: Michael Paini<br />

Rising Star shortlist:<br />

• Daisy Andrews<br />

• Joe Styles<br />

• Luke Neale<br />

HVAC shortlist:<br />

• Dean Franklin<br />

• Nick Irlam<br />

• Oliver Ball<br />

The regional and sustainability winners and category<br />

finalists have gone through to the next stage of the<br />

awards, which involves a technical challenge and a<br />

public vote – with some money-can’t-buy prizes up<br />

for grabs for the winners. The public vote makes up<br />

a quarter of the overall scores, alongside the judges’<br />

scores and the scores from a technical challenge.<br />

Find out more about<br />

the awards here<br />

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Engaging content for all aspects of the industry<br />

Beyond the elemental theatres and InstallerPLAZA, a raft of informative sessions<br />

are taking place throughout Halls 4 and 5 of the NEC, with content programmes<br />

tailored for specific sectors.<br />

Solar Innovations<br />

With a focus on solar PV and solar thermal, the Solar<br />

Innovations zone combines technical information on<br />

both the present and future of the sector with<br />

hands-on demos of the latest technology, as well as<br />

sessions looking at battery storage and the<br />

relationship between heat pumps and solar.<br />

BMA Theatre: Future of Water<br />

Presented in collaboration with the Bathroom<br />

Manufacturers Association, The BMA Theatre:<br />

Future of Water, will serve as a platform for installers,<br />

retailers, designers, manufacturers, and specifiers in<br />

the bathroom sector. The feature promises to<br />

deliver the latest products, solutions, and insightful<br />

discussions, reflecting the association’s commitment<br />

to a sustainable future.<br />

Attendees can expect presentations, panel debates,<br />

and exclusive interviews on topics ranging from the<br />

use of digital solutions to the question of whether<br />

plumbers should be licensed.<br />

Heat Geek Theatre<br />

Alongside discussions<br />

on integrated home energy,<br />

how energy companies can<br />

help installers, and the lingering<br />

question of whether heating or fridge<br />

engineers make better heat pump installers, the<br />

long-running saga between Heat Geek’s Adam<br />

Chapman and Skill Builder’s Roger Bisby will finally<br />

reach a conclusion with a live debate. Or will it?<br />

You can find details of<br />

all the sessions here<br />

Get Connected – The electrification of heat<br />

Created in conjunction with partners such as NICEIC,<br />

NAPIT, MCS, HPA, and Heatio, Get Connected will look<br />

at how technology and innovation will help the<br />

electrification of energy, transport, and heating.<br />

Sessions will include insights into smart homes,<br />

energy storage, safe isolation, heat pump training,<br />

accreditation, and much more.<br />

“Join us for free live<br />

debates and seminars across<br />

10 content streams, featuring<br />

industry leaders sharing insights in<br />

panel discussions, keynote talks,<br />

Q&As, and interactive seminars.”<br />

Henk Gieskens,<br />

Head of Client Partnerships,<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong><br />

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Installer Kitchens & Bathrooms is set to debut at <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> <strong>2024</strong>, offering<br />

a blend of technology, tools, innovation, and inspiration for attendees. Its aim is<br />

to bring the industry closer through education, knowledge sharing, and<br />

networking opportunities.<br />

Installer Kitchens & Bathrooms will offer a packed<br />

content programme across two theatres covering<br />

topics such as water and energy efficiency, design<br />

innovation, sustainable and smart technology, and<br />

changing legislation. It is backed by a number of<br />

organisations including the BMA, BiKBBI, NKBA,<br />

AMDEA UK and the Unified Water Label, as well as a<br />

host of leading manufacturers.<br />

Kitchen of the Future<br />

The Kitchen of the Future attraction, in partnership<br />

with BiKBBi, will provide exclusive and immersive<br />

content specifically curated for kitchen installers. This<br />

dedicated space will also showcase cutting-edge<br />

technologies and offer invaluable insights for installers<br />

aiming to expand their business.<br />

It will include talks, networking opportunities, and a<br />

chance to engage with top suppliers, designers,<br />

merchants, and fellow installers. Some of the topics to<br />

be covered include:<br />

• Sustainability: How can the industry make<br />

a difference<br />

• Recruitment, apprenticeships and the skills gap<br />

• The future of kitchen design<br />

Experience the Kitchen of the Future<br />

Featured will be a unique 4Gen kitchen concept, a<br />

collaboration between award-winning designer and<br />

author Johnny Grey and ageing expert Professor<br />

Peter Gore.<br />

Johnny Grey comments: “Creating a kitchen that was<br />

welcoming for everyone, not just older people but<br />

children, friends and home workers was an exciting<br />

challenge. It combines beauty and function, with<br />

flexible, responsive furniture, and technology which<br />

means it behaves in a way that works for the whole<br />

family. It’s more than just a kitchen, it’s a living space,<br />

and I’m thrilled that Installer Kitchens & Bathrooms<br />

visitors will have the chance to enjoy it.”<br />

Check out the full timetable of Installer<br />

Kitchens & Bathrooms sessions here<br />

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What really matters to kitchen and<br />

bathroom installers?<br />

There are a lot of national issues that need fixing it in the kitchen and<br />

bathroom installation industry, but are day-to-day problems like having their<br />

tools stolen more important for individual installers? kbbreview managing editor<br />

Andrew Davies looks at the real motivations for change.<br />

The industry needs to do more to solve the skills<br />

crisis in kitchen and bathroom installation – yep, agree<br />

with that. The government needs to support small<br />

businesses more to encourage sustainability –<br />

absolutely, totally on board with that one too. In fact,<br />

it’s hard to disagree with any industry-wide initiatives,<br />

plans or ideas that are designed to improve the lot of<br />

kitchen and bathroom installers. They’re usually<br />

entirely correct, well-thought through and have<br />

admirable aims and objectives.<br />

The trouble is, real life keeps getting in the way<br />

doesn’t it? The biggest problem facing any<br />

industry-leaders trying to solve universal issues is<br />

getting the engagement of the very people it is<br />

designed to help.<br />

And while we can’t pretend that ambivalence doesn’t<br />

exist, most of the time I’m certain that for those people<br />

their own individual day-to-day problems seem – and<br />

often are – much more important to them.<br />

I recently contacted several kitchen and bathroom<br />

installers and asked them what the biggest issues<br />

facing their business were. I expected them to say that<br />

skills gaps, apprentices, the economy etc were top of<br />

their agenda but, of course, it wasn’t that simple.<br />

While they thought all those things were important,<br />

one thing came up again and again – tool theft. Not<br />

only did it come up but their anger, disbelief and<br />

rancour spilled out with very little prompting. This is a<br />

problem with a highly-charged emotive core that the<br />

other universal issues simply do not have.<br />

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And, whether we like it or not, collective passion and<br />

energy are often what drives real change. “It’s not just<br />

the cost of replacement tools. It’s the loss of earnings<br />

while not being able to replace them and the effect on<br />

mental health due to not being able to pay bills,” one<br />

installer told me.<br />

It’s not hard to understand, no tools means no work<br />

and they’re usually stolen from a van which can be<br />

literally ripped open to get inside. A report from On<br />

The Tools found that 78% of tradespeople have had<br />

their tools stolen, nearly 39% of them from their van<br />

when it’s parked outside their home. The report found<br />

that the average UK tradesperson is likely to have<br />

between £1,000 and £5,000 worth of tools stolen from<br />

them in just one incident. This report also uncovered<br />

that the self-employed are 38% more likely than the<br />

employed to have their tools stolen. Nearly 11% said<br />

they had to take time off or decline work while they<br />

found new equipment, and 13% had to pay to repair<br />

their vehicle.<br />

In other words, this is something that, at best,<br />

tradespeople live in fear of every day and, at worst,<br />

are dealing with the implications of right now. Of<br />

course, this concern makes it another universal issue<br />

for ‘the industry’ to try and solve. But the point is that<br />

if you’re a working installer, while you feel the effects<br />

of a slowing dwindling skilled workforce, it is not as<br />

immediate a problem as fearing the loss of the tools of<br />

your trade. The universal problem is also their<br />

day-to-day problem.<br />

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InstallerTRADES<br />

InstallerTRADES is <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong>’s all-new dedicated<br />

tools and workwear zone, designed to give visitors the<br />

chance to see the latest products in action, and to hear<br />

from tradespeople trying them out live at the show.<br />

Aimed at everyone working in the trades, from heating<br />

engineers and renewables installers to electricians<br />

and general builders, InstallerTRADES will feature<br />

some of social media’s best known tradespeople<br />

getting hands-on with new products from top brands.<br />

The tool demo zone<br />

The tool demo area at InstallerTRADES will feature the<br />

latest innovations from leading tool companies and<br />

emerging players which you will be able to experience<br />

first-hand. Our InstallerTRADES hosts – fellow<br />

tradespeople and familiar faces from social media –<br />

will be on hand to try out products live at the show<br />

and share valuable insights on power tools, hand<br />

tools, and more.<br />

Check out the full<br />

InstallerTRADES timetable<br />

here<br />

The catwalk at InstallerTRADES<br />

There will also be runway shows, with tradespeople<br />

modelling a range of workwear designed to look great<br />

while working hard.<br />

The purpose-built catwalk within the InstallerTRADES<br />

area will give visitors the chance to see the latest<br />

workwear collections from the biggest names and to<br />

learn more about the safety and sustainability aspects<br />

of modern clothing for the trades.<br />

Featured brands<br />

include Makita, HiKOKI,<br />

Metabo, Milwaukee,<br />

Wiha, Knipex,<br />

Snickers Workwear<br />

and DeWalt<br />

Our hosts:<br />

Carl Ladd<br />

Plumbing and heating<br />

engineer<br />

Kimmy The Sparks<br />

Electrician<br />

Sianna Si Lays<br />

Electrical apprentice<br />

Daisy The Plumber<br />

Plumbing apprentice<br />

Dave White<br />

Plumbing and heating<br />

engineer<br />

Mark Allison<br />

Electrician<br />

Chirag Panchal<br />

Plumbing and heating<br />

engineer<br />

Mark Hall<br />

Heating engineer<br />

Danny Madden<br />

Builder and roofer<br />

Stanley Tabersham<br />

Plumber<br />

Phil Edwards<br />

Carpenter<br />

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InstallerINVENT: The products and solutions<br />

of the future<br />

An integral part of <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong>’s investment in the future of the industry,<br />

InstallerINVENT gives start-ups and small businesses the chance to demonstrate<br />

their innovations.<br />

Many inventors find it difficult to secure the resources<br />

to develop their product and connect with buyers on<br />

a larger scale. That’s where InstallerINVENT comes in<br />

by supporting and giving back to the industry through<br />

exhibition space and marketing opportunities.<br />

One of the most popular features of <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong><br />

year on year, InstallerINVENT is set to return for <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

Step into the future of heat, water air and energy<br />

technology at this showcase of ground-breaking<br />

inventions from forward-thinking start-up companies.<br />

From ingenious tech devices powered by data to<br />

cutting edge digital solutions and revolutionary tools,<br />

InstallerINVENT gives you a glimpse into the next<br />

generation of industry innovations. It’s the place to<br />

discover how you can streamline workflow, enhance<br />

efficiency, design and connect systems, and save<br />

time, energy and money.<br />

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the<br />

solutions that could change the<br />

face of the industry.<br />

Find out more about InstallerINVENT<br />

and the products on show here<br />

InstallerFUTURES: Inspiring the next generation<br />

InstallerFUTURES is the learner programme<br />

at <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong>, which aims to provide<br />

students and apprentices with a meaningful<br />

and structured visit to the show.<br />

Recruitment for InstallerFUTURES is carried out<br />

through our partnerships with local colleges and<br />

training centres. Transport is provided to the NEC, and<br />

learners are accompanied by their course leaders.<br />

The programme begins with a series of presentations<br />

designed to offer valuable insight into the industry.<br />

These sessions are delivered by a mix of installers,<br />

industry insiders and manufacturers, wrapping up with<br />

a visit from a celebrity guest.<br />

Attendees are then invited into <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> itself,<br />

encouraged to visit the areas of most interest to them,<br />

and provided with complimentary lunch vouchers.<br />

The enhanced <strong>2024</strong> InstallerFUTURES programme<br />

has also seen the creation of an advisory board,<br />

comprised of industry associates who are passionate<br />

about the initiative. A key part of the board role’s is to<br />

help to shape the agenda for the day itself.<br />

Find out more about InstallerFUTURES,<br />

supported by Grundfos & Lawton Tubes, here<br />

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Developing a thriving<br />

apprenticeship system<br />

Mark Allison, owner of Power Sonic Ltd, founder of<br />

the Apprentice 121 community, and member of the<br />

InstallerFUTURES Advisory Board, shares his top<br />

tips for those wanting to take on an apprentice.<br />

While the government has removed a lot of funding<br />

for employers in the recruitment of apprentices, we<br />

still have a building skills shortfall in the construction<br />

sector. With the ever-growing demands for heat<br />

pumps, solar PV, and battery storage, we need more<br />

skilled workers to deliver safe, high quality and<br />

long-lasting systems.<br />

In my own small business, we have built through the<br />

apprenticeship model and Nathan, who is well into his<br />

final year or so, is the latest to progress. We have seen<br />

excellent results in developing the skilled staff we<br />

need while also allowing apprentices to grow into full<br />

blown craftspeople with opportunities for life.<br />

But it is not without challenges, I have seen those in<br />

Apprentice 121 over the last four years with reports<br />

coming in daily around poor training providers, job<br />

losses, apprentice dropouts and workforce erosion.<br />

It’s one of the reasons I kept this all going after Covid.<br />

I often get asked by employers how to recruit and take<br />

on apprentices, and equally by apprentices looking for<br />

employment, so here are my top tips.<br />

Tips for employers on hiring an apprentice<br />

• Contact local colleges/training providers to<br />

determine if they have apprentices looking for work<br />

• Contact local authorities and local area initiatives<br />

to discover if any public or private grants/funding<br />

are available to help with initial recruitment costs<br />

• Spend time interviewing and ensure you get a good<br />

fit with a potential apprentice. Attitude is more<br />

important than anything else<br />

• Work with the training provider to deliver an<br />

effective apprenticeship and understand you are<br />

also responsible for delivery of the training out<br />

on site<br />

• Budget for the time/cost required during the initial<br />

6-12 months of an apprenticeship. Realistic<br />

expectations during the early part of an<br />

apprenticeship are especially important. The<br />

payback comes for the employer further down<br />

the road<br />

Tips for those wanting to be apprentices<br />

• Visit wholesaler/merchant counters in the local<br />

area and leave copies of a CV/contact details for<br />

any tradespeople they know who might be recruiting<br />

• Be active on social media, building up examples of<br />

any work you have done at college, home, or work<br />

experience<br />

• Look at the CPS database for local contractors and<br />

contact them by phone to enquire if they are taking<br />

on apprentices<br />

• Do not forget the basics and visit job boards to<br />

search for apprenticeships, along with local colleges<br />

and training providers even beyond the one(s) you<br />

are attending<br />

• Attitude is so important and, while it’s daunting<br />

stepping into the workplace, try to be confident,<br />

friendly, and dress smartly to make the best<br />

impression<br />

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A thriving system<br />

In the plumbing, heating, and electrical industries,<br />

we should have a thriving apprenticeship system<br />

but for a multitude of reasons that doesn’t seem to<br />

be happening consistently enough. It is my hope<br />

that small employers are helped towards the<br />

apprenticeship route, and we can return to times of<br />

the past when most tradespeople had an apprentice!<br />

With the time and support to nurture the transfer<br />

of those skills into the future, we can level up the<br />

installation standards in homes and businesses<br />

around the UK.<br />

Find out more about<br />

Apprentice 121 here<br />

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YouTube channel here<br />

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InstallerMERIT: Celebrating the<br />

stars of the industry<br />

A firm favourite since its debut at <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> in<br />

2019, InstallerMERIT is a fun-packed evening designed<br />

to recognise some of the industry’s unsung stars.<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> is about bringing people together,<br />

and an integral part of that ethos is the InstallerMERIT<br />

evening. Taking place at the end of day one of the<br />

show, it provides a unique opportunity to get together<br />

in celebration of extraordinary people doing amazing<br />

work in their communities across the UK. This is a<br />

major industry event that celebrates the work<br />

installers are doing to help those in need or to support<br />

worthy causes and charitable organisations.<br />

This year’s InstallerMERIT<br />

takes on an added dimension as<br />

it coincides with England’s final Euro <strong>2024</strong> group<br />

game. After the presentations, there will also be the<br />

opportunity to watch an exclusive screening of England<br />

v Slovenia and network while enjoying some<br />

hard-earned refreshments – and all in the company<br />

of England legend Terry Butcher, who will be sharing<br />

stories from his glittering career.<br />

It’s not about products or services, it’s dedicated to<br />

outstanding people doing great things – often for little<br />

or no personal gain.<br />

InstallerMERIT is sponsored by NIBE, Wavin,<br />

Powered Now, and Lecico. Find out more here<br />

“It’s an event that<br />

dispenses with the usual format<br />

and formalities, instead bringing the<br />

industry together in honour of the<br />

achievements of people who seek no<br />

recognition. I consider it a great privilege<br />

to know many of the previous recipients<br />

personally, and to have witnessed the huge<br />

benefit they have brought to others – in<br />

many cases people they have never met,<br />

and may never meet. They are true stars,<br />

and long may they shine.”<br />

Stuart Duff,<br />

Head of Communications,<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong><br />

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Introducing the all-new<br />

heat pump smart thermostat<br />

Passiv Smart<br />

Thermostat<br />

Stand<br />

5G92<br />

Do you want 30% lower bills, 17% higher SCOP and to<br />

never set a weather compensation curve again?<br />

Simpler installations<br />

Replaces the weather compensation curve. Built-in push-fit<br />

wiring centre and wired or wireless thermostats.<br />

Lower bills<br />

Reduces heating bills by up to 30%.<br />

Improves SCOP by 17% as verified by Energy Saving Trust.<br />

Effortless comfort<br />

Perfect temperatures with smart preheating.<br />

Complete control from the App, Thermostat or Programmer.<br />

Smarter heating<br />

The only smart thermostat to enable Demand Side Response.<br />

Get paid up to £100 a year with Greener Grid Payments.<br />

Visit us at stand 5G92 to find out about<br />

the smart way to control a heat pump.<br />

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Product Showcase<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> <strong>2024</strong> will play host to a record number of new product launches,<br />

first looks, and exclusive <strong>preview</strong>s. Here is just a selection of the products you’ll<br />

find at the show, with many more to be announced before the doors open on June<br />

25th. For all the latest info, check out our New Product Showcase here.<br />

Danfoss - Ally and Icon2<br />

Controlling home energy costs just got easier with the launch of<br />

the Danfoss Ally, a smart heating solution. Designed to provide<br />

homeowners with complete control over their heating systems,<br />

Danfoss Ally offers unparalleled convenience and energy savings of<br />

up to 30%. At its core, Danfoss Ally serves as a WiFi gateway,<br />

seamlessly connecting and controlling the boiler, TRVs and UFH<br />

components – delivering all the benefits of a full-blown smart heating<br />

system. The Ally components include a boiler relay, an eTRV, a room<br />

sensor and the Icon 2 UFH controller – you choose what elements<br />

you need for your installation.<br />

The Danfoss Ally app acts as the central hub, empowering users<br />

to manage their heating remotely from anywhere in the world. Zigbee<br />

3.0-certified for wireless communication, the app integrates<br />

effortlessly with digital assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant,<br />

enabling voice-controlled operation for ultimate convenience.<br />

At the heart of the system lies the Danfoss Ally Gateway, a<br />

programmable wireless control unit.<br />

The Ally Room Sensor accurately measures room temperature<br />

and humidity levels, while the Ally Boiler Relay optimises energy<br />

usage by activating the boiler only when heat demand is detected,<br />

minimising wastage and reducing energy consumption.<br />

Danfoss Ally eTRVs are battery-powered (the batteries last for<br />

2 years), compact and easy to operate with a manual handwheel<br />

and single button. They feature an open window function which will<br />

automatically shut off the heat for 30 minutes, after which the heating<br />

in the room will be restarted.<br />

The new Icon2 UFH controller is fast and hassle-free to<br />

operate. The main controller is designed with fewer components<br />

which, combined with an easy-to-use commissioning app ensures a<br />

fast and hassle-free installation – on average just nine minutes. This<br />

controller also offers automatic balancing functionality; by prioritising<br />

longer pipes in large spaces during times of high heat demand, the<br />

system maximises comfort while conserving energy. Icon 2 is available<br />

in wired and wireless room versions to suit almost any application.<br />

Fränkische - profi-air 130<br />

Fränkische is expanding its profi-air product family with a new<br />

ventilation unit for smaller apartments with air volumes of up to<br />

130 m3/h. The profi-air 130 flat combines compactness with flexibility<br />

during installation, configuration and operation.<br />

The unit can be mounted vertically and horizontally on the wall or the<br />

ceiling. Thanks to the easySWITCH function, installers can swap air<br />

connections on site. Thanks to its compact dimensions<br />

(580 x 900 x 194 mm) the unit can also be used in confined spaces.<br />

“With profi-air 130 flat, we offer a device specifically<br />

designed for residential buildings and the housing<br />

industry. It is particularly compact and flexible to install<br />

– ideal for smaller apartments with limited space.”<br />

Tobias Fraas, Product Manager Heat Recovery Ventilation in<br />

Fränkische’s Building Technology Division.<br />

In terms of energy consumption and efficiency, profi-air 130 flat<br />

complies with energy efficiency class A. Fränkische has also applied<br />

for Passive House Institute certification and DIBt approval. An<br />

extensive range of accessories allows for customised configuration.<br />

Control via the free profi-air cockpit app is designed to be<br />

particularly convenient, and the profi-air cockpit pro software supports<br />

installers step-by-step in the adjustment process.<br />

Mark Vitow - Top-Fix<br />

Mark Vitow is set to unveil the newly extended range of the Top-Fix<br />

waste installation solution. As the <strong>official</strong> distributor of Top-Fix, Mark<br />

Vitow assumes a central role in introducing this innovative product.<br />

Top-Fix introduces a paradigm shift in fitting shower, bath, kitchen,<br />

and basin wastes by offering a novel top-down installation approach.<br />

The two-piece system of Top-Fix effortlessly drops into the waste<br />

hole from above, eliminating the complexities of awkward angles and<br />

the need to simultaneously hold parts in place from below. Once in<br />

position, the two main components are secured using a 14mm bolt,<br />

creating a robust watertight seal.<br />

Engineered to seamlessly integrate with all UK plumbing systems,<br />

Top-Fix accommodates both older and modern sinks and showers.<br />

Notably, the solution requires no silicone, streamlining the installation<br />

process for enhanced cleanliness and efficiency.<br />

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Product Showcase<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> <strong>2024</strong> will play host to a record number of new product launches,<br />

first looks, and exclusive <strong>preview</strong>s. Here is just a selection of the products you’ll<br />

find at the show, with many more to be announced before the doors open on June<br />

25th. For all the latest info, check out our New Product Showcase here.<br />

Mira Showers - New Platinum<br />

Mira Showers has unveiled its most advanced digital shower to date:<br />

the Mira Platinum. Winner of both a Red Dot and iF 2023 award, Mira<br />

Platinum offers a seamless and fully connected experience that helps<br />

homeowners control, monitor, and track their water usage – allowing<br />

installers to offer the very latest in innovative showering solutions.<br />

Designed with installers in mind, Mira Platinum is also a response<br />

to consumer demand for practical showers that are minimal in design<br />

and hassle, offering solutions with advanced technology and<br />

intelligently intuitive designs.<br />

The Platinum responds to a series of voice commands, can be<br />

started and stopped remotely via the Mira Showers app, and enables<br />

total personalisation so that everyone can create the perfect shower<br />

for them.<br />

To encourage responsible water usage, the Mira Platinum comes<br />

fitted with adjustable temperature and flow pre-sets, as well as a<br />

built-in Eco mode.<br />

The Eco mode limits water flow to between 4 and 8 litres per<br />

minute – up to 4 litres per minute less than when not in use – with the<br />

Red Dot design award-winning Mira 360 handset making sure that<br />

users’ experience remains faultless. Featuring four spray settings –<br />

Rain, Glide, Silk and Burst – that can be changed at speed, Platinum<br />

can also be fitted with a 250mm overhead deluge, available as part<br />

of the dual outlet option, that offers large nozzles for an enhanced<br />

experience and full coverage.<br />

Designed to allow for ease of installation, Mira Platinum is<br />

compatible with all systems and pressures, comes with push-fit<br />

connections, has a smaller footprint and has an easy-to-use ‘plug and<br />

play’ power connection.<br />

Just as with its predecessor, the Mira Platinum also comes with a<br />

fully wireless user interface, meaning that there are no data cables to<br />

worry about, making for an easier installation. The controller<br />

comfortably sits within its magnetic cradle when in use and when<br />

needed, can be lifted out and charged via the USB-C cable provided.<br />

Mira Platinum is available as a rear or ceiling fed variant and also<br />

comes in single or dual outlet options, in Single and Dual formats.<br />

Lite Work Designs - Heat Pump Mover<br />

The Heat Pump Mover is designed to help installers manoeuvre<br />

pumps around site. The mover simply becomes an extension of the<br />

pump, making it safer, easier and more effective.<br />

CEO Mike Wyeth is an installer. He previously struggled to move heat<br />

pumps around sites without injuring himself or damaging the pump.<br />

Mike says:<br />

“When moving a pump across a building or customer<br />

site, we really struggle. We get the job done but it’s<br />

hard work and sometimes a bit embarrassing. The<br />

mover simplifies the process – secure the mover to the<br />

pump and off you go, it really is that simple.<br />

“I want installers to get the benefits I’ve enjoyed with<br />

the mover for the past 3 years. We now have a<br />

production version ready which we are selling directly<br />

to installers and having positive discussions with global<br />

pump manufacturers, EU/UK product distributors and<br />

large UK installers”.<br />

The mover was tested to ensure compliance with Health and Safety at<br />

Work Regulations and HSE Manual Handling Process, and the majority<br />

of the weight is now on the mover – leaving the installer to easily<br />

manoeuvre the pump with significantly less chance of personal injury<br />

or damage to the pump.<br />

The pump slots in and is secured to the mover baseboard, making<br />

it an extension of the pump to enhance manoeuvrability. As an<br />

example, a Daikin Altherma 3 Monobloc weighing 150kg is reduced<br />

to 15kg as you pull it across the site. It is designed for a lone worker to<br />

unpack, mount and position the pump without a need to interrupt or<br />

wait for others.<br />

Thomas Dudley - Quantum<br />

Thomas Dudley has announced the launch of the<br />

all new Quantum Pushbutton Operated Leak-Free<br />

Syphonic Toilet Flush Valve. This state-of-the-art<br />

product represents a significant leap forward in<br />

toilet flushing technology, offering unparalleled<br />

efficiency, reliability, and water conservation.<br />

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Product Showcase<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> <strong>2024</strong> will play host to a record number of new product launches,<br />

first looks, and exclusive <strong>preview</strong>s. Here is just a selection of the products you’ll<br />

find at the show, with many more to be announced before the doors open on June<br />

25th. For all the latest info, check out our New Product Showcase here.<br />

Impey - Aqua-Dec Linear 1<br />

Impey has announced the launch of a brand-new floor former, the<br />

Aqua-Dec Linear 1. With a seamless aesthetic, ideal for large format<br />

tiles, the brand’s new wetroom dec will complete its floor former<br />

collection.<br />

Impey’s collection of UK-manufactured Linear wetroom floor<br />

formers is a long-time favourite of bathroom designers, specifiers<br />

and end-users alike. A linear wetroom dec offers a desirable and<br />

sleek, modern look, in addition to practicality, functionality, flexibility<br />

and safety.<br />

The introduction of the new Aqua-Dec Linear 1 completes Impey’s<br />

linear offering, showcasing clean lines and signature Impey quality.<br />

Its seamless contemporary design will lend ideally to large format<br />

tiles and luxury bathrooms, as well as offering increased options for<br />

bathroom layout and accessibility.<br />

With a single gradient to direct water to the drainage point, it<br />

offers a stylish, minimalist aesthetic, adaptable for contemporary<br />

wetroom designs, available in three size options. The 800mm drain<br />

is positioned next to and in-line with the wall for an ultra-modern<br />

appearance.<br />

The contemporary single gradient also ensures that the Aqua-Dec<br />

Linear 1 is quick and simple to tile, with no need to mitre the tiles.<br />

A large selection of drain top designs offer personalisation – available<br />

in a variety of on-trend colours and materials. Or for a ‘barely there’<br />

look, opt for a tiled insert drain top which disguises the drain top –<br />

making it virtually imperceptible.<br />

STH Westco - Clever<br />

STH Westco has launched a new brand of taps, showers, and<br />

accessories to replace its Francis portfolio.<br />

Featuring smart technology, on-trend designs, and long-lasting<br />

cartridges, Clever offers a selection of styles, finishes, and price<br />

points. Loaded with tech such as Cold Start, Flow Limiters, Aerators,<br />

and Easy Fix, Clever is also eco-friendly and simple to install.<br />

Giving more choice to plumbing and heating professionals and<br />

their customers, the Clever range boasts over 200 UK products, with<br />

access to thousands more through a global catalogue. And, when<br />

you purchase Clever products from STH Westco, you’ll benefit from<br />

increased availability and great prices.<br />

Combining outstanding quality, aesthetics, and value, with<br />

warranties of up to 10 years for added peace of mind, Clever is<br />

designed to be the smart choice for smart installers.<br />

DART - Premium Universal Quick Release Arbor<br />

DART’s Premium Universal Quick Release Arbor redefines<br />

professional drilling with an emphasis on efficiency and durability.<br />

This Arbor’s universal design accommodates holesaws of all brands<br />

and sizes, streamlining your toolkit and enhancing cost-effectiveness.<br />

Crafted from high-quality materials, it stands resilient against the<br />

toughest drilling tasks, ensuring consistent performance over<br />

the years.<br />

Swift transitions between holesaws are made possible by the<br />

quick-release feature, eliminating the need for time-consuming<br />

holesaw changes. Simply pull the mechanism back and click the<br />

holesaw into position. This eliminates the need to screw on and off<br />

holesaws for use.<br />

The replaceable pilot drill increases the life of the arbor and<br />

ensures a consistent fast drilling experience. DART’s Premium<br />

Universal Quick Release Arbor is an indispensable tool for<br />

tradespeople, providing top-tier performance in every<br />

drilling application.<br />

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Product Showcase<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> <strong>2024</strong> will play host to a record number of new product launches,<br />

first looks, and exclusive <strong>preview</strong>s. Here is just a selection of the products you’ll<br />

find at the show, with many more to be announced before the doors open on June<br />

25th. For all the latest info, check out our New Product Showcase here.<br />

Passiv - Passiv Smart Thermostat<br />

The Passiv Smart Thermostat makes heat pump control simple and<br />

can reduce heating bills by 30%. The Energy Saving Trust has verified<br />

that it increases the Coefficient of Performance (CoP) of a heat pump<br />

by 17% and it can also optimise to time-of-use tariffs and rooftop<br />

solar generation.<br />

The Passiv Smart Thermostat is the first in a new generation of<br />

smarter heating controls. Once installed, it learns how a home heats<br />

up and cools down and how a heating system behaves. It then uses<br />

local weather forecasts to calculate the optimal way to meet a<br />

homeowner’s comfort requirements with smart preheating, while<br />

continuously optimising the heat pump’s flow temperature to<br />

maximise its COP. This also removes the need for an installer to set a<br />

weather compensation curve, taking the guesswork out of heat<br />

pump installation.<br />

The Passiv Thermostat and Programmer gives complete control in<br />

the home, alongside the Passiv App, that lets you control your heating<br />

and hot water from anywhere.<br />

The Passiv Smart Thermostat also enables heat pump users to<br />

participate in Greener Grid Payments. Greener Grid Payments is the<br />

UK’s first automated Demand Side Response (DSR) service for heat<br />

pump owners, with customers earning up to £100 a year without<br />

impacting on their home comfort.<br />

Enjoy the show!<br />

Over the last four years, the growth and evolution of<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> has been staggering. Since our launch<br />

in 2015 the rapid increase in the number of exhibitors<br />

and speakers means that, for the first time, the UK is<br />

hosting an event of real scale and importance in<br />

this sector. Whilst the size of the show is a draw for<br />

visitors, there are countless other reasons you<br />

should attend.<br />

Our industry is forever evolving, and technology is<br />

helping to drive that change. Whether it is more<br />

efficient renewable technologies, smarter building<br />

solutions or design inspiration, <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> will<br />

have them in abundance. There is no other place in<br />

the UK that allows you to compare, test and try 1000s<br />

of new technologies under one roof. Alongside this<br />

we will be providing a broad and exciting schedule<br />

of expert speakers, panellists, and celebrity<br />

appearances. This comprehensive programme will<br />

enable visitors from all sectors to hear from peers<br />

and industry leaders, providing valuable learning for<br />

the everyday. Finally, <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> is fast building<br />

a reputation as THE networking and social event for<br />

the industry. The <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> team have been<br />

busy planning this year’s social events which will run<br />

throughout the three days of the show, including<br />

music, entertainment and awards. We have been<br />

working tirelessly to ensure that you enjoy your visit<br />

to what promises to be our best show yet.<br />

We look forward to welcoming you to<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

Mike Costain<br />

Managing Director,<br />

Lyrical Communications<br />

(<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong>)<br />

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Five reasons to be part of the<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> community<br />

Lucy Dixon, Head of Content at elemental, highlights why<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> has so much to offer.<br />

“It’s one thing to be<br />

a part of an organisation.<br />

It’s another thing to be a<br />

part of the community.”<br />

Community is one of <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong>’s biggest<br />

strengths. With 20,000 people gathering at the<br />

NEC for <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> <strong>2024</strong>, the feeling of being part<br />

of this amazing community is something that will stay with you<br />

long after the show closes. Community is not just the social<br />

element, although obviously that’s a big reason to come along.<br />

Here are five other reasons why you should be part of something special this June…<br />

Support<br />

Much more than grabbing beer and a chat, although<br />

there will be plenty of that going on, it’s about finding<br />

a network of people who face similar challenges in<br />

their working lives and can offer advice and support.<br />

Installers and the wider building trades are often<br />

self-employed and work alone – connecting with<br />

others who know exactly what that’s like can be so<br />

helpful.<br />

Learning<br />

The <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> community also offers loads of<br />

chances to learn. We’ve got 10 content theatres with<br />

seminars and demos so you can stay up-to-date with<br />

the latest regulations and products. The industry<br />

coming together to share knowledge and ideas<br />

ensures that we’re always improving.<br />

Connections<br />

Seeing people face-to-face can open up opportunities<br />

you might not have even considered before. Making<br />

real connections with exhibitors, speakers and other<br />

visitors can give you new connections that can help to<br />

grow your business or identify collaboration<br />

opportunities.<br />

Perspective<br />

You won’t be on the same page as every other person<br />

at the show and that’s a good thing. A community<br />

like ours can allow you to broaden your perspectives<br />

– seeing other viewpoints and other ways of doing<br />

things can help you solve problems and even revamp<br />

your own business.<br />

Fun<br />

Yes, it’s work, but <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> is also a whole load<br />

of fun. There are networking drinks and other social<br />

gatherings, plus lots of games and activities<br />

throughout the show offering bags of chances to<br />

connect with people and widen your circle of contacts.<br />

There’s free parking<br />

for all visitors!<br />

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Getting to <strong>InstallerSHOW</strong><br />

Located at the heart of the UK’s motorway network, and with excellent rail links<br />

as well as an international airport next door, NEC Birmingham is easy to reach<br />

from most of the UK and has multiple hotels and leisure facilities including plenty<br />

of bars and restaurants to keep you busy out of show hours. Parking is FREE for<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> visitors across all three days. We can’t wait to see you there!<br />

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NEC Birmingham is<br />

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Information on<br />

NEC Birmingham is<br />

available here.<br />

More details on how<br />

to get to the show are<br />

available here.<br />

Halls 4 and 5<br />

Watch the 2023<br />

60-second show highlights<br />

Whether you’ll be a first-time<br />

visitor in <strong>2024</strong> and would like to<br />

get a sense of what’s in store, or<br />

you’re a veteran who wants to<br />

relive the fun of last year’s event,<br />

our one-minute highlights video<br />

encapsulates what<br />

<strong>InstallerSHOW</strong> is<br />

all about<br />

installershow.com<br />



HALL 5<br />

Open house viewings<br />

25-27 June <strong>2024</strong><br />

Step inside the stunning Plumb Centre house, finished to a fantastic<br />

standard. It boasts a comprehensive range of products and technologies<br />

available from the leading heating and plumbing merchant.<br />

The Plumb Centre house boasts<br />

interiors meticulously designed with<br />

unparalleled style.<br />

Green room – sustainable energy solutions<br />

are a must for any modern house and this<br />

one is no exception. Check out heat pump,<br />

solar panel and underfloor heating options<br />

from a range of suppliers.<br />

Kitchen – equipped with an unrivaled range<br />

of appliances from hot water taps to boilers<br />

from market-leading manufacturers and<br />

featuring an interactive prize game.<br />

Bathrooms – complete with brassware,<br />

sanitaryware, showering, and pipework<br />

solutions, plus a state of the art<br />

shower toilet.<br />

Control room – decked out with the latest<br />

in radiators and smart controls for whole<br />

house comfort.<br />

Bar – the ultimate place to get away from<br />

the hustle and bustle, and discuss your<br />

projects over a well-earned drink.<br />

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