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SNIPEF ANGLING COMPETITION 2017

The Annual Angling Competition took place on 31 August at the Lake of Menteith.   A total of 17 boats took part and the participants enjoyed high tea at the Forth Inn, Aberfoyle afterwards. The winners were as detailed below:

1st Place - James Stuart from Team Ian Crighton (4 fish total weight 12lbs 6oz and the heaviest fish 4lb) 

2nd Place - Graham Fyfe from Potter Plumbing & Heating (GB) Ltd (4 fish total weight 11lb 8oz)

3rd Place - Roddy Potter from Potter Plumbing & Heating (GB) Ltd (4 fish total weight 10lb 12 oz)

Heaviest Fish

Sam Marshall from John Clarkson 4lb 10oz

 

 

1st Place winner James Stuart                 Heaviest fish prize winner – Sam Marshall

5/9/17

 

SNIPEF CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING EVENT - WINNERS AND LOSERS

 

The SNIPEF Clay Pigeon Shooting took place on 23 August at County Clays, Dunkeld.   It was a successful day enjoyed by all. The shoot was followed by the presentation of prizes by Gerry Woods, SNIPEF President and a buffet lunch.

 

 

 

There were seven participating teams and the event involved a team competition and bird flush.  The team event winners were the Gary Coyle and Mike Davies and the Flush winners were Roddy Potter and Bob Hanuem. Gerry Woods received the Clay Preservation Award.

 

24/8/17

 

SNIPEF WORKSHOP: COMMERCIAL ISSUES

 

Contracts and cash flow: a workshop on commercial issues

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Friday, 29 September 2017

 09:30-12.30 or 1.30-16:30 (BST)

Falkirk Stadium
4 Stadium Way
FK2 9EE Grangemouth
United Kingdom

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SNIPEF is pleased to bring you a workshop focussed on commercial and contractual issues and intended to assist business owners to protect their cash flow. SNIPEF members are offered places at a special discounted rate of £35.00 (including admin fee).

The workshop will cover:

  • amendments to standard contracts, what to look out for
  • payment mechanisms, how they operate, what is the due date and the final date for payment
  • recommendations in relation to your applications for payment, schedule of dates
  • what to do if you do not get paid  the amount due and on time
  • collecting retentions
  • termination clauses to look out for
  • how to deal with variations
  • problems associated with Contractor Design Portion contracts
  • getting your final accounts agreed
  • how the adjudication process operates and how to maximise your chances of success
  • what are Project Bank Accounts
  • problem case studies
  • interactive sessions - discuss issues that you have experienced recently

The workshop will run twice on Friday 29th September; beginning at 9.30 am or 1.30 pm. Lunch will be available for all participants from 12.30 pm.

Places are limited so please book early if you would like to attend.

Presenters

Len Bunton FRICS FCIArb Hon FRIAS

Len acts as a contractual adviser to a number of contracting organisations and is also a very experienced adjudicator and arbitrator.

Angus Pearson FRICS FCIArb

Angus acts for a number of contractors and subcontractors throughout United Kingdom, providing contractual advice and also assists clients with the preparation and defence of claims in adjudication. The presenters will provide a PowerPoint presentation which will be made available to all delegates on conclusion.

 

28/7/17

ANNUAL GOLF MATCH

The Annual SNIPEF Golf Match was held at Alyth Golf Club on 16 June. The organisers would like to extend their thanks to the team at Alyth for their hospitality, catering and the donation of two Four Ball vouchers as prizes. The course was in excellent condition and the weather was good. This year a total of 47 players and 12 teams entered as follows:

  • William Dent & Son Ltd
  • Malcolm McArthur & Son Ltd
  • S & D Plumbing & Heating
  • Nithsdale Plumbing & Heating Ltd
  • Almondvale Plumbing & Heating Services Ltd
  • Brown & Cordner Plumbing & Heating Engineer Ltd
  • William J Newton Plumbing & Heating
  • Pitkerro Plumbing & Heating Ltd
  • Worcester Bosch
  • Dundee & District Plumbing Employers' Association
  • John Queen & Son Plumbers Ltd
  • G D  Mills Plumbing & Heating

Winners

 

Individual prizes

Endeavour - Greg Scott, G D Mills Plumbing and Heating

Nearest the Hole (7) - J.Clelland, Malcolm McArthur & Sons  

Longest Drive (15) - S. Carberry, Brown & Cordner Plumbing and Heating    

 

Individual - Tommy Thomson Cup

First Place - J Baggley, Malcolm McArthur & Sons

Second Place J Power, Nithsdale Plumbing and Heating

 

Team Prizes

First Place and winner of the Scottish Federation Cup - Malcolm McArthur & Son

B Stevenson, J. Clelland, J. Baggley and S Boyd

Second Place - Brown & Cordner Plumbing & Heating Ltd

W. Cordner, C Docherty, M King and S Carberry

Third Place - Dundee & District Plumbing Employers’ Association

J.  Butter, N. McGill, A. Wallace and C.  Finchley

29/6/17

TECHNICAL INSPECTOR FOR NORTH OF SCOTLAND

We’re looking for a Technical Inspector for the north of Scotland – see the Job Description and Person Specification below and apply through this link:

 

http://www.s1jobs.com/job/construction-trades-property/plumber/aberdeen/659327341.html

 

For the Job Description click here

For the Person Specification click here

9/6/17

SNIPEF TECHDAY 2017, MURRAYFIELD STADIUM, EDINBURGH

It’s only a month until SNIPEF TechDay 2017 on 26 May.

We have a fantastic line up of exhibitors who are keen to meet up with SNIPEF members and talk you through their products, come along and speak to:

 

1st Supplies (Scotland) Ltd

Daikin UK Ltd

Kane International Ltd

TracPipe

Adey Professional Heating Solutions

Dobies Heat Centres

OSO Hot Water

TradePoint

Altecnic Ltd

Duradiamond Ltd

Parks Motor Group – Renault vans

Warmflow

Baxi Heating UK

Energy Saving Trust

RA Tech UK Ltd

Wavin

BPEC

Fernox

Recoil Knee Pads

William Wilson Ltd

Building Standards Division

Firebird Products Ltd

Sanha Ltd

Wolseley UK Ltd

British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association

Grundfos Pumps

Scottish Water

Worcester Bosch

 Broadstone Risk & Healthcare

HETAS

simPRO Software Ltd

 

Clark Thomson

Honeywell

SNIPEF Edinburgh & District Branch

 

 

Doors will open at 11.30am and the programme will include presentations and workshops from: Gas Safe, R A Tech (Hotun Dry Tap Tundish), Adey, BPEC & SNIPEF (industry training), BPEC (legionella risk assessment) , Kane Gas Flue Analysers, SNIPEF (CDM regulations) and Wolseley.

We’ll also have bathroom design software demonstrations as well as a series of tailored sessions aimed specifically at firms operating the industry pension scheme. These sessions will cover:

  • flexible apportionment arrangements
  • transfers
  • new employees
  • triggers
  • pension implications of buying and selling a business
  • succession planning.

We already have members signed up from across the country so please support this new initiative and come along on the day. 

27 April 2017

NEW ERA BEGINS FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN THE UK PLUMBING AND DOMESTIC HEATING INDUSTRY

In view of the imminent closure of SummitSkills, the Plumbing Industry’s leading organisations APHC, BPEC and SNIPEF have worked together to establish the Plumbing and Heating Skills Partnership (PHSP). 

This new skills partnership will have a UK focus and be led by employers from the plumbing and heating industry; and will take over responsibility for the skills needs of the industry as from 01 April 2017. The PHSP will work closely with other industry and government organisations that have a keen interest in skills to help meet the needs of our industry.

Andrew Beaumont, Chairman of the APHC said:

“We are very much looking forward to the Plumbing and Heating Industry taking full responsibility for meeting the education and training needs of those who work in the industry”. 

George Thomson, Chairman of BPEC reiterated this by further saying:

“We see the new Skills Partnership as a unique opportunity for employers to be at the very heart of identifying and meeting the skills needs in a complex and rapidly changing world”.

And Brian Warrender, President of SNIPEF, concluded by saying:

 “We believe the PHSP represents an exciting new era for the Plumbing and Heating Industry and we are very much looking forward to the challenges ahead”.

The APHC, BPEC and SNIPEF on behalf of the plumbing industry would like to thank the staff at SummitSkills for leading on the development of the BSE sectors standards, qualifications and apprenticeships over many years.

More information on the Plumbing and Heating Skills Partnership will be available soon, in the meantime please contact any of the following if you would like further details:

 
APHC, John Thompson

E: info@aphc.co.uk 

BPEC, Paul Johnson

E: info@bpec.org.uk

SNIPEF, Duncan Wilson

E: phsp@snipef.org

7/3/17

SNIPEF TECHDAY 2017  

26 MAY, MURRAYFIELD STADIUM, EDINBURGH

 

SNIPEF’s technical event will to be held in Edinburgh in May.  Come along and:

 

  • learn about the very latest in technology from top manufacturers
  • explore the exhibition area
  • make sure you’re up-to-date with the latest statutory requirements
  • find out how you can make the most of your membership with SNIPEF’s excellent partner deals
  • network with friends and colleagues in the industry

Further details will be circulated shortly. Register to ensure your free priority delegate pass.

14/2/17

 

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