Hattie Hasan MBE
Hattie Hasan MBE is a self-made entrepreneur and inspirational speaker on leadership, equality, and unconscious bias.
Hattie Hasan is the CEO of Stopcocks Group Limited, which incorporates Stopcocks Women Plumbers; the first national company of women plumbers, Stopcocks Consultancy, working with companies to increase the numbers of women in construction, and Register of Tradeswomen CIC a not-for-profit, the only organisation connecting customers nationally with verified tradeswomen; established to enable survivors of abuse to train in trades and increase numbers of tradeswomen
Born to Turkish Cypriot parents in the early 60s in London, Hattie became the first of her family to go to University and after working as a motorcyclist despatch driver for a while she became a teacher, and ended up teaching in some of the poorest areas in London.
Hattie Hasan chose to retrain in 1990 to become a plumber. After applying to over 200 companies and being rejected she started her own business. It was in this role that she found her calling and became a pioneer in the industry.
In 2010 she became a published author with her book ‘The Joy of Plumbing’.
Having created a community of female plumbers that had not existed before in the UK, Hattie took her skills to Kenya where she built a rainwater harvesting system for a community in Kenya affected by AIDS.
With her connections in Kenya, she helped Jiku Kaguma of iFundi, to create a plumbing company in Nairobi, which supports young women and men into plumbing and raises standards of customer service.
Back in the UK, she organised the first National Conference for Women Installers (WIT), which still runs today and in 2020 she gained recognition in the Honours List and received an M.B.E for Services to Women in the Heating and Plumbing Industries. She even did some stand-up comedy at the Edinburgh festival!
Hattie believes business leaders need to be able to adapt, respond and reinvent themselves and the projects they’re involved in while they remain true to their own goals and business aims.
Her speaking subjects include –
- Working in a male environment
- Mentoring and Coaching Excellence
- Being a pioneer
- Developing and Delivering your Pitch
- Overcoming Adversity
- Challenging perceptions
- Unconscious Bias
- Banishing Imposter Syndrome and Developing your Success
- What I learned from my visits to Kenya
Every industry needs extraordinary people to inspire the next generation to realise their dreams. Hattie Hasan is such a person'
— Nick Rowe - Editor, Installer Magazine
Thank you for being an inspiring authentic change maker. On a personal level and for tradeswomen internationally, it's heartening.'
— Jen - CEO, Women in Trades Network, Ireland
The first time I met Hattie was in 2006 when she stood up and shared her business vision with a room of 200 entrepreneurs and blew everyone away. She’s stayed focused on the vision since then and it’s wonderful to see her recognised with this MBE"
— Daniel Priestley - CEO, Dent Global