Thank you Angela!

After 30 years’ dedicated service, Angela Gridley has retired from her position as General Manager at the JIB-PMES. During her time with the JIB-PMES Angela has overseen many changes and has helped to steer the organisation through a number of challenges.

John Allott, Independent Chairman of the JIB-PMES board commented “It is with genuine sadness that myself and the current JIB-PMES board bid a fond farewell to Angela after such long and steadfast service. Angela has always been a loyal and trusted member of the JIB-PMES family and has in recent years proved herself to be an excellent and efficient General Manager. She will be greatly missed by myself, the Board and all the JIB-PMES staff. We wish Angela a long and happy retirement.”

Angela is to be succeeded as General Manager by Kevan Holmes, who is taking up the position from 1st August 2018. Kevan has worked with the JIB-PMES for over 15 years and is familiar with how the organisation operates and its key services. Kevan is primarily from an Education and Training background, but also has significant experience of managing business operations within both independent stand-alone companies and as part of wider Corporate Groups.

The Official Joint Industry Board for Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services (JIB – PMES) England & Wales

As one of the key bodies within the plumbing and mechanical engineering services sector, our mission is to:

“Be at the heart of the industry to add value to participants’ businesses by providing services that are relevant, effective and reflective of their needs…through a process based on partnership”

We aim to achieve this by providing a range of efficient and relevant services, including:


The purpose of grading is to ensure that plumbers, domestic heating fitters and mechanical pipefitters are suitably recognised for the trade skills and qualifications they possess.

The responsibility for operative grading has now been taken by the UK Plumbing, Heating & Mechanical Engineering Services Registration Scheme (UK-PHMES). This is the first time that Grading in England & Wales has been harmonised with Grading in Scotland & Northern Ireland

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Important Notice

Registration card price increase

The price of JIB-PMES Registration Smartcards is to increase from 03rd September 2018. Details of the exact price rises for each individual card type will be outlined on the new card application forms which will be available from 03rd September 2018.

The price for standard cards will increase by £5.00 from £35.00 to £40.00 and the additional charge for the JIB-PMES fast track service will also increase by £5.00 to £60.00. Apprentice and Trainee cards will not be subject to the price increase and will remain at £20.00.

The price increase is unfortunately necessary as a result of recent rises in a number of administrative costs.

Holiday Credit Scheme

The JIB-PMES Holiday Credit Scheme

The JIB-PMES operates a centrally managed, Inland Revenue approved holiday credit scheme for the Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services industry.

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May 25th 2018: New Privacy Statement

In order to comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the JIB-PMES has updated its data protection and privacy policies. Please click the link to view a copy of our updated Privacy Statement.

Privacy Policy

Card holders working on gas must hold a current Gas Safe registration. To check their current status please telephone Gas Safe 08004085500