An article by Joe Sharpe
Head of Content, Installer
There’s more interest in the plumbing, heating and electrical industries than ever before (at least in my memory).
When we first launched InstallerSHOW in 2015, it was a completely different event in a completely different landscape. There wasn’t a cost-of-living crisis and spiralling fuel bills, there weren’t legally binding carbon targets to hit, and there wasn’t nearly as much interest from the government, the mainstream media, and the public about the types of white box that heat your home.
Fast forward to 2023, and we’re on the cusp of major changes. As a country, we need to produce less carbon, from home heating, from our cars, from aviation, from manufacturing, from everywhere.
This is creating huge opportunities, but also uncertainty, and the pathway isn’t yet clear.
Ironically, back in 2015 many of the brands, the products and the visitors will be the same as today. Boilers, heat pumps, smart controls, radiators, underfloor heating, EVs, solar panels, pumps, water efficiency, and the list goes on and on.
This technology has evolved and improved, but the solutions are there, as are the qualified engineers to install and maintain the systems of today, and tomorrow.
At InstallerSHOW in 2023, under the roof of the NEC, we will have everything that the UK needs to hit its decarbonisation goals. The installers and designers, the manufacturers and products, the education and advice, the policymakers and advisors, the tools to get the job done and everything in between.
It’s the perfect time to come together, to meet, to share opinions and ideas, to listen and learn, and create the business and personal relationships to benefit you, and your customers.
We have the opportunity, let’s make it happen.