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Chartered status has been awarded to the Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering.

The formal change of name will not occur until later in the year, when the IPHE will become the 'Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering' The award of a Charter by the Privy Council is affirmation of the contribution the Institute makes to the safety and health of the public and the environment

This article was originally published on Buildingtalk on 16 Oct 2006 at 8.00am (UK)
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It also recognizes the role the organisation plays in the plumbing and heating industry, providing leadership, developing policy, raising standards through training and education, and making members accountable through the Code of Conduct.

Speaking at the IPHE Annual President's Dinner at the Cafe Royal in London, on 5th March, the current president of the Institute, Grant Nicoll said: "We are delighted to be awarded this Charter.

Congratulations to our chairman Reg James, chief executive Blane Judd and all of the head office team who have worked tirelessly for the last two years to secure this recognition for the contribution our Institute makes to the safety and health of the public and the environment.

He continued: "The granting of the charter also underlines the professionalism of our membership and in time the initials CIPHE will be recognised as THE sign of professionally qualified and hence competent plumbing and heating engineers".

The president also announced a nationwide campaign amongst the 12,000 members of the IPHE to promote recognition of the Chartered Institute.

Window stickers proclaiming Proud to be CIPHE have been mailed out to all members with a letter from chief executive Blane Judd announcing the granting of the Charter.

In the letter Mr Judd said: "Together we will raise awareness of the work that the Institute and its members do to protect the safety and health of the public and the environment.

We're very proud to be CIPHE - and we know you will be too.".

Sent: 19/03/2008

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