MBE for WaterSafe Chairman

Plumbing industry stalwart Chris Sneath has been appointed a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his services to the plumbing and heating industry.

Mr Sneath, a former president of the Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES), has been appointed a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his services to the plumbing and heating industry.

As a Fellow of WaterSafe partner scheme, the Chartered Institute of Pluming and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), he has worked to unite the industry in raising standards.

Alongside his membership of CIPHE and the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, Mr Sneath has been WaterSafe Chairman since the scheme's inception in 2012.

On receiving the news Chris Sneath said: "I am deeply honoured, naturally delighted and somewhat humbled to have been recognised in this way. It is the culmination of my love and passion for the Industry and those that I have had the privilege to work with.”

Mr Sneath is particularly active in drawing attention to ‘rogue training’ organisations that provide expensive, fast-track plumbing courses resulting in qualifications that are not recognised by employers and are not to the standard required by WaterSafe.

Kevin Wellman, Chief Executive of the CIPHE, added: “The award is a very well deserved recognition of the exceptional contribution Chris has made to the plumbing industry and through this to the maintenance of high standards of public health in this country. In addition Chris works tirelessly in support of a number of charities close to his heart.”

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