About us

About us

Company Overview

Founded in 1992, NAPIT is one of the leading Government approved and United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) accredited membership scheme operators in the building services & fabric sectors. Approximately 10, 000 businesses are registered with NAPIT operating within the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.

NAPIT Training and Premier Training Academy are part of the NAPIT Group and have a network of approved training centres that can help improve your skills by training to the highest industry standards. We provide a bespoke comprehensive range of courses via awarding organisations such as City & Guilds, BPEC, LOGIC Certification, IATP, City & Guilds Accredited. NAPIT’s Training divisions are committed to promoting safety through training and upskilling your company’s workforce by providing high quality training services.

Part of the group provides a National Inspection Service utilising specialist technical expertise to undertake onsite inspections in support of the schemes, as a third party outsources functions, and Electrical Compliance Auditing as part of NAPIT Risk Management proposition. NAPIT Risk Management, also provides assessment of Workplace Compliance, Health & Safety, Environmental Safety and Employment Law, to assist customers by effectively managing risks and reducing liabilities.

The Group companies are regularly audited, assessed and certified to ISO 9001, ISO 17065 standards. The ISO 17065 accreditation covers the relevant clauses of ISO 17020 for site inspections, ISO 17021 for auditing management systems. Our expertise extends to ISO 17067 for the design of Schemes which can be delivered against ISO 17065. Competence and compliance are the cornerstones of NAPIT.

By leading by example to its customer base by delivering world-class customer service, NAPIT has recently been awarded with an ‘Exceptional’ Gold Standard Investor in Customers Award, receiving positive feedback such as ‘trustworthy’, ‘forward thinking’, ‘reliable’, easy to do business with and providing a transparent, consistent and competitive pricing model.

The Directors

Mike Andrews

Mike Andrews, NAPIT Group, Chief Executive

“As Chief Executive of NAPIT my aim is to drive the business forward, make NAPIT more efficient, and champion the interests of our members. We’ve shaped our business through technical excellence, first-rate customer service and a continuous focus on improving recognition of NAPIT members within the industry; I will strive to ensure this continues.”

David Cowburn

David Cowburn, NAPIT Group, Chief Operating Officer

“Through my presence on multiple industry and Government panels I will maintain NAPIT’s commitment to promoting high standards and safe work, ensuring the operation of our schemes reflects this commitment.”

Graham Fillery

Graham Fillery, NAPIT Group, Chief Financial Officer

“My role is to increase the organisation’s effectiveness and efficiency in meeting its commercial objectives, and to contribute to the business’ growth through the development and implementation of strategic initiatives.”

Frank Bertie

Frank Bertie, NAPIT Group, Chief Technical Officer & Trade Association Chairman

“I will make sure the NAPIT Trade Association continues to be an active, vocal part of NAPIT membership, permitting me to represent the interests of competent installers when sitting on important industry committees and assisting in the development of core technical documents.”

Our History

2018

NAPIT Trade Association

After years of campaigning for electrical checks to be made mandatory in the Private Rented Sector, the Government announced that these inspections would be introduced, with landlords required to ensure they are carried out every five years.

Released updated versions of its campaign infographics to reflect changes in the renewable energy sector and relating to the enforcement of Part P of the Building Regulations.

2018

EICR Codebreakers book published

NAPIT’s first publication and the only definitive guide of its kind, EICR Codebreakers is essential for anyone carrying out EICRs and facing what’s arguably the most difficult decision; what code to give an observation.

It has received a great response from the industry and is a must have guide for any electrician carrying out inspections.

2018

NAPIT celebrates 25th Anniversary

NAPIT was founded 25 years ago by a small group of electricians whose aim was to improve the standards within the electrical industry.

It started with six staff members campaigning persistently at the local and national level, to introduce a system where electricians and electrical inspectors and testers could be certified as competent.

With a membership of more than 10,000 NAPIT registered businesses operating across the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors, complemented by a national network of training centres, NAPIT continues to uphold its ethos, to underpin and promote continual professional development (CPD) through training and assessment.

2017

NAPIT Trade Association

Introduced regular webinars for members, allowing them to find out more detail about technical topics and ask questions to the experts from the comfort of their own home.

2017

Premier Training Academy

Premier Training Academy was launched and approved by NAPIT Training.
In 2016, Premier Training Academy also certified 260 candidates under City & Guilds Accredited Competence in the Installation and Testing of Electrotechnical System PTA-7232-(5).

2017

NAPIT Mobile

NAPIT Mobile was announced in 2017, which is specifically designed for NAPIT members to certify their work on the move a mobile or tablet.

2017

Temporary Electrical Systems

A Temporary Electrical Systems membership scheme and training course was introduced offering installers the opportunity to enter a new area of the electrical industry.

2016

NAPIT Training

Michael Collinge continues to expand training with a range of new centres and courses celebrating 12 programmes being approved by City & Guilds Accredited.

2016

NAPIT EXPO

NAPIT EXPO On the Road visited more areas than ever before.

2016

NAPIT Electrical Inspector Scheme

NAPIT’s Electrical Inspector Scheme was launched to promote the specialism of Members to domestic commercial and industrial customers.

2015

NAPIT Training

Gained authorisation to be a City & Guilds Accredited Training Provider and expanded the NAPIT Training brand adding with additional accredited satellite centres around the UK.

The City & Guilds Accredited Competence in the Installation and Testing of Electrotechnical Systems PTA-7232-(5) programme was developed.

2015

NAPIT Trade Association

Continued to lobby Government for a better industry through NAPIT Trade Association campaigns and The Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR). Sponsored and supported the publication of a report by the ESR highlighting the low level of enforcement of Part P of the Building Regulations in England.

Released a series of infographics designed to highlight the day-to-day concerns of registered tradespeople to MPs and influential organisations across the building services sector.

2015

NAPIT Direct

The NAPIT Direct online store was created to help you access great prices on top trade supplies.

2015

NAPIT Desktop 5

NAPIT Desktop 5 was launched to make certification for NAPIT members even easier:

– Access Certificate Templates

– Share Certificates with customers

– Schedule Reminders

– Notify Jobs to Building Control

And much more! Click here to see all the features and benefits of Desktop.

2014

MHCLG authorised NAPIT to run a Third Party Certification scheme for electrical installations.

2013

NAPIT’s Competent Person Schemes were extended again to include doors, windows and insulation.

2012

NAPIT gained UKAS accreditation to certify Installers who wished to work under the Green Deal.

2009

NAPIT’s Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) was launched, following accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

2007

A free legal advice service was set up for NAPIT Installers under the NAPIT Legal brand.

2007

The NAPIT Calibration service was launched allowing installers to calibrate their instruments quickly and efficiently.

2006

Plumbing, heating and ventilation were added to the list of Competent Person Schemes NAPIT are authorised to operate, for installers whose work falls under Parts F, G, H and L of the Building Regulations.

2005

A bespoke insurance package for installers was launched under a new NAPIT Insurance brand.

2005

NAPIT was authorised to offer the TrustMark scheme to NAPIT Installers.

2005

NAPIT Training was launched delivering a comprehensive portfolio of its own training and assessment in addition to industry approved courses.

2004

Following the introduction of Part P of the Building Regulations, in 2004, NAPIT was authorised to operate Electrical Competent Person Schemes (CPS) under Full Scope and Defined Scope.

1992

The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) was formed as a Trade Association.