Hattie Hasan left teaching in 1990 when the restraints of the National Curriculum left her disillusioned with the education system.
She retrained as a plumber as a way to gain control of her life and because of her love of water, fascination for metal and ability to fix things.
After receiving no replies despite sending out over 500 CV’s she employed herself as no- one else would. A woman over 25 didn’t fit the traditional profile of a plumbing apprentice.
Almost 30 years later that demographic is still not catered for by other routes.
Hattie transformed her business into Stopcocks Women Plumbers; a franchise that enables this significant group to work for themselves and become visible role models for the next generation.