Left to right: Jamie Cousins, Dame Fiona Woolf, Lucy Mawer and Kevin Wellman.
Organised by the Livery Companies Skill Council (LCSC), the event was hosted by the Worshipful Company of Carpenters at the Carpenter’s Hall in London. Certificates on the day were awarded by The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor, Alderman Peter Estlin.
Jamie David Cousins and Lucy Mawer were the recipients of the prestigious award, which is only attained by the highest of skilled members of the plumbing and heating industry. The ‘Charge’ which Jamie and Lucy accepted was read out by Dame Fiona Woolf, the Master of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers.
Mr Cousins has over 20 years of experience in the plumbing industry and is currently a plumbing lecturer at Bucks College Group. He pursued a full time career in teaching, following managing his own business and some sessional teaching of student and apprentices. Mr Cousins is enthusiastic in his teaching and goes to great lengths to inspire and motivate his students, often taking them to national plumbing competitions and exhibitions.
Ms Mawer has over 17 years of experience in the plumbing industry and is currently head of plumbing at University Academy Holbeach. She has spent her career helping others to achieve their potential. Ms Mawer developed her passion for training as the owner of a female plumbing company, where she supported several apprentices and work experience placements.
Kevin Wellman, chief executive of the CIPHE, said: “It’s always a real pleasure to see our members achieve Master Plumber status and be recognised for it amongst elite representatives from across all of the trades, even more so when the ceremony takes place on World Plumbing Day.
“Lucy and Jamie are the embodiment of what it means to be a Master Plumber. They not only possess the knowledge and skill demanded at that level, but are dedicated to the industry, lifelong learning and nurturing the next generation of engineers.”
The CIPHE offers certificates at Master, Journeyman and Apprentice levels.