Celebrating our industry’s stars
InstallerMERIT is a unique celebration that takes place at InstallerSHOW and recognises outstanding achievement by individuals or groups working within the UK plumbing, heating and electrical industries – whether they’re supporting communities, fundraising, or promoting industry best practice.
Congratulations to our 2023 winners, click below to hear their stories:
Thank you to our 2023 Headline Sponsors:
Wayne Burgess, Heating Engineer
This heating engineer’s world was turned upside down when his wife was diagnosed with cancer.
Wayne put his business and life on hold to care for her as she battled and overcame the disease.
Unfortunately, as soon as she got the all-clear, he himself was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The industry came together to support him during this tough time, raising money, keeping his spirits up, and making themselves available to answer a phone call or a text message.
Now he wants to give back and is spreading the power of positivity in the industry.
Tony Rees, Gas Engineer and Trainer
While fighting his own battle with cancer, Tony saw first-hand how the disease can affect the lives of the people, the families and the friends of those going through it. It is especially tough to see young children dealing with these circumstances, so Tony came up with an innovative and fun way to support them and raise funds.
His Gaming Fun bus has raised over £2,500 for the Royal Marsden Charity Centre and spread joy around the UK.
James Anderson, DEPHER
DEPHER epitomises what MERIT is all about. Installers working on the tools every day will encounter vulnerable and disabled people who struggle to afford repairs and new installations when they have problems with their heating system.
Heating engineer James Anderson decided to do something about it, and came up with DEPEHR, a solution to provide heating and plumbing emergency support, gas, electricity and even food, to those who need it most.
Since 2017, the organisation has helped over 2 million people in the United Kingdom, raising and donating millions of pounds in boilers, gas, electricity and food to vulnerable people.
Taking part in InstallerMERIT is the ideal way to demonstrate your company’s appreciation of the valuable work that installers do. If you would like to become a sponsor for 2024, or book a table for the evening for your business, then please contact Joshua Packer for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org