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The Vaillant Podcast: How to tackle a working Christmas

Friday 15th December 2023



Vaillant’s Mark Wilkins is joined by installers Shoaib Awan, Luke Sheppard and Simon Murray for a festive chat about working at Christmas and the things they love about the season

The festive season is also the heating season – and for many installers, working at Christmas is just part of the job.

In this episode of The Vaillant Podcast, we’re donning our Santa hats and pulling crackers for a Christmas special.

Joining ho-ho-host Mark Wilkins are three wise men: Essex-based gas engineer (and qualified pilot) Shoaib Awan of The Gas Expert Ltd, and Luke Sheppard and Simon Murray of Surrey-based Optimus Heating – a winner of Vaillant’s Heat Pump Challenge.

They discuss working on Christmas Day, navigating the busiest period for heating and plumbing installers, and maintaining a good work-life balance over the party season.

Plus, there’s chat about favourite festive memories, top Yuletide tunes and the best thing about a Christmas dinner.

Produced by Ed Adams, First Touch


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The Vaillant Podcast is a heating industry podcast designed to support installers with every aspect of their working lives. From mental health to marketing, and from fitness to finances, installers can tune in to learn how to enhance their earnings, learning and wellbeing.

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