Russel, Warm for Life Director

Russell Bowen


I left school to join the Royal Navy at the age of 17 and spent 13 years travelling and visiting the world as a Seaman Specialist.

After that, I decided it was time for a career change, and put myself through an apprenticeship. I gained an NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Plumbing, Heating and Gas, meeting my fellow Warm for Life Director, Mark, whilst at college.

After qualifying, I worked alongside Mark for many years and eventually, we decided to join forces - and we’ve never looked back! Since setting up Warm for Life in 2014, we’ve already trained 2 apprentices and I’d like to keep growing the company so we have six to eight of us in the team going forward.

When I’m not working, I love going on adventures at weekends with my young daughter and spending time with my family.

Pete Siddons, Plumbing & Heating Engineer

Pete Siddons

Service Manager

I’ve been in the plumbing and heating trade for the past 20 years, gaining a lot of knowledge along the way.

I’m qualified to work on domestic gas appliances and unvented systems, and am Gas Safe registered.

When I’m not repairing or servicing with Warm for Life, I enjoy spending time with my partner and three boys.

Richard Wardle, Install Manager

Richard Wardle

Install Manager

I’ve been in the plumbing and heating trade since 2008, where I’ve worked in various plumbing roles from fitting domestic bathrooms to maintaining commercial plant rooms.

During my time as a plumber, I’ve attained NVQ Level 3 Unvented and Gas Safe qualifications. Here at Warm for Life, I specialise in boiler installation and maintenance. In my spare time, I enjoy rock climbing and home baking with my partner.