Charlie Mullins OBE

Charlie Mullins decided at the age of nine that he wanted to be a plumber, after noticing his local plumber was well respected, had a great lifestyle and money. So, he took to ‘bunking off’ school to earn ‘two bob a day’ working with him.

After leaving school at 15 with no qualifications and completing a four-year apprenticeship in plumbing Charlie began with a second hand van and a bag of tools. In 1979 he started Pimlico Plumbers from a basement of an estate agent in Pimlico. Pimlico is now London’s largest independent plumbing and service company, providing all trades and serving all of London, with a workforce of over 200, 160 vehicles and a £20 million turnover.

Charlie regularly appears on TV, on various news channels, Daily Politics, Panorama etc giving his response to the latest topics and featuring in debates. He has also featured in several TV documentaries including Channel 4’s Show Me Your Money and The Secret Millionaire, BBC’s Young Plumber of the Year as a judge and BBC 1’s Posh Plumbers.