“Barbara Field is one of the most professional journalists I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Her approach is balanced. Her writing is of a high quality. She manages to deliver a refreshing style of writing – even for dry, technical matter. Barbara is also extremely knowledgeable about the industries in which she has dedicated her time and effort. A terrific networker, there aren’t many people in the HVAC industry that she does not know well.

A personable, helpful and friendly individual, I would have no hesitation in recommending Barbara for any number of assignments that require skill, experience and quality delivery.”

Lisa Archangeli
Managing Editor
Builders’ Merchants News


“I have known Barbara Field for over 20 years, firstly as Editor of Bathrooms
magazine and then Heating & Plumbing Monthly where she helped instigate
and develop the Distance Learning Programme with a group of like-minded
Industrial Associate Members of the then Institute of Plumbing, of which
Mira Showers was one.

During her Editorship of those journals, and later Heating Ventilating &
Plumbing magazine, Barbara always showed a flair for new ideas, innovation
and keeping a ‘finger on the pulse’ of an ever-changing industry. Her writing
style is clear, concise and informative, her manner always pleasant and polite,
and her delivery always highly professional. She is someone who is always
willing to go the extra mile.

Those same qualities were shown throughout her three years as public
relations consultant for Mira Showers, giving us some excellent coverage
and results in the trade press, and achieving excellent editor attendance at
press functions. Her background and contacts within the industry, and editor
contacts are a great asset.”

Roger Crabb
Marketing Manager
Mira Showers

“Barbara Field-Holmes was chair of the Women in Plumbing & Heating Group,
run by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, for a
number of years. In that time she made a substantial contribution to promoting
diversity in the plumbing and heating industry.

Barbara was also proactive in arranging the annual one-day conference, which
took place in London and was always over suscribed. She has good
organisational skills and can communicate with people at all levels.”

Carol Cannavan
Ex- Editor PH&E and Communications Manager

“Barbara has worked with the heating and plumbing industry for over 25 years,
editing leading trade magazines before moving into public relations at the
beginning of 2006. Throughout her career she has always been a loyal
supporter of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering,
encouraging newcomers to Annual Conference, sitting on committees such
as the Distance Learning Programme, and was a founding member and
Chair of the Women in Plumbing & Heating Group.

Greatly regarded by both the CIPHE and the industry as a whole, she is a
highly professional person, works efficiently and with integrity, caring deeply
for the causes or clients she supports.

I wish her every success in her new venture.”

Kevin Wellman EngTech FCIPHE RP MCGI FCMI MIoD FInstLM
Chief Executive Officer
Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering