As part of the changes, the SNIPEF has introduced a new logo which captures its vision and values as part of a new, wholly interactive, mobile friendly web presence.
The initiative reflects the importance which SNIPEF attaches to speedily and accessibly providing to its 750 member firms and 3,500 plumbing and heating professionals the advice and information they need to stay ahead in a fast-changing working environment.
Fiona Hodgson, chief executive of SNIPEF, said: “The blue waterdrop and the green flame illustrate the fundamental basis of the plumbing and heating profession.
“We chose a green flame to represent renewable and sustainable energy, something which is going to become increasingly important in coming years, given the UK and the devolved administrations’ commitment to meeting climate targets.”
Alicia Allen, membership and communications manager at SNIPEF, who was closely involved with the rebranding exercise, said: “This is an important step for our organisation, which has a long history of anticipating the needs of its members and creating practical solutions which are relevant in the real world.
“The website offers members an enhanced digital experience and better reflects a modern and responsive organisation. The new logo, which lets clients know that members are trusted professionals, can be used on websites, social media, print material and vehicles.”
The new logo also carries an updated tagline, the shorter and more concise Plumbing and Heating Association, intended to clarify the organisation’s core competences and to suggest a sense of working together for a common purpose.
The website includes a host of new features, including a Members Only section and pages where the public can learn about the services available. It will provide information about upcoming events and details of training courses.
There will be information about the Approved Certifier scheme, which is of increasing importance to the industry, as well as a wide range of employment issues, from holiday and sick pay issues to hiring advice and guidance.