Members Evenings

Information & Training Evening
Tuesday 12th February 2013
Food at 6:45pm - Meeting 7:30pm sharp

Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government will address the APHCI on the water metering project and forthcoming plumbing regulations.

2012 was a very difficult year for Heating and Plumbing Contractors and the APHCI are looking forward to making progress in improving the industry in 2013

Suppliers Sponsorship
We have met with the main gas boiler & equipment suppliers and they are supporting the APHCI for 2013.
As a result we have made the following changes

New Venue
We have upgraded the venue of our Dublin/Leinster meetings to the
Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, Naas Road, Dublin.
Loads of free parking

Food Served (after work)
All future APHCI meetings will begin at 7.30pm Sharp.
Food will be served free of charge from 6.45pm.

Free Bar
A free bar will be open each evening

Guest Speaker
Each meeting will begin with a guest speaker on a subject of interest.
The first is on XtheX Tuesday 12th February where
Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government will address the APHCI on the water metering project and forthcoming plumbing regulations.

Free Training
Each meeting will be sponsored by a leading supplier,
who will provide information on their products with the emphasis on training.
The 12th February will be  Potterton Myson Irl.Ltd
(A Part of BDR Thermea Group) domestic and commercial gas boilers (Baxi)

Dates for your Diary
For Dublin we have six dates for your diary.
We have one date for Cork, Waterford and Limerick with further dates to follow
(Details of upcoming meetings can be found on the attached Programme Sheet.).
Note the dates now in your diary

Special Offers
Suppliers have agreed to special offers and discounts exclusively for APHCI members
which will be published on our website as they become available.

An insurance facility is now in place and we would encourage anybody interested to contact
Crozier on 085 8035082 to get a price when their insurance comes up for renewal

We are also actively pursuing

Our Mission
"To represent members without fear or favour, in order to
create a level playing field and an environment which is open, fair and transparent"

Finally we have been working with Insight Consultants to achieve our goals. We are in ongoing correspondence with members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee the RGII, CER and the Consumers Association etc.

Now Open for Membership
As a qualified Plumbing and Heating Engineer you are now invited to join the APHCI.
This is an unprecedented opportunity for heating and plumbing contractors throughout the country to have a say in how the business is regulated, and to lobby and exert influence over issues which impact unfavourably on our livelihoods.
In addition to the above Benefits of Free Training and Special Offers you have the advantage of collective representation to Government and Regulatory Bodies such as the CER, RGII, BGE and the SEAI.
We are increasingly obtaining competitive rates on Public Liability, Employers Liability, Motor vehicle insurance, Health insurance, and professional services from Solicitors and Accountants.
We are providing you with an broader skills base by means of Supplier Training Evenings. Our first, this year is on Tuesday 12th of February (see attached)  in the
Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, Naas Road, Dublin.
The annual subscription is €100 per member (Use the attached Membership Form to join now and safeguard you business future.). Join online  where you can pay by a variety of methods PayPal, Credit Card and even monthly.
We are therefore extending this invitation to you to join us in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel and become a Member. It will be easier for you to apply for membership in advance as on the night there is generally a last minute rush

On the night we will also bring you up to date on the various discussions with the authorities which will prove very interesting, so please join us and play your part in pushing our boundaries.
If you need any help or want to chat about joining please call me Crozier Deane (administrator) on 085 803 5082 or email
The Committee
Leinster: Sean Giffney, James Egan, Tony Purcell, Brendan Pluck.
Munster: John Reynolds, Gary Tobin.
Connaught: Patrick Jordan.