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On the 24th January 2001 the Inaugural Meeting of the Plumbing and Heating Industry Alliance (PHIA) took place. Some thirteen organisations with an interest in the plumbing and heating industry agreed to become the founding members of the PHIA. Since then others have joined making the Alliance a powerful and single voice to Government on issues important to the industry.

The PHIA has been born out of the Plumbing Forum which was formed following the second World Plumbing Conference held in London in 1990. Members of the Conference Organising Committee agreed to maintain their spirit of co-operation by establishing a new vehicle for regular discussion. For almost ten years Plumbing Forum Members met regularly to consider methods of co-ordinating their activities. That spirit has now been embraced within the Plumbing and Heating Industry Alliance which is working to secure the future of an important sector that has direct relationship to public health and safety.
Chris Sneath Why the PHIA is necessary. Chris Sneath, Chairman.
"The formation of the Plumbing and Heating Industry Alliance has created the unique opportunity for Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Professionals, Research Organisations and Installers to join together and action the growing needs of this Sector of the Industry.

Priorities have been identified through the formation of practical Working Groups covering Education and Training, Image and Status, Information Communication Technology and Government Representation. There is a separate Supply Chain Task Group. In addition, some of the principles of the Governments work on Re-thinking Construction will be selectively included with special emphasis on Health and Safety.

It is important that through these actions, and through the membership of the Alliance we reach out and communicate to the smaller companies of our sector."