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News Archive - January 2014

Airedale names new export sales manager 29 January 2014
Airedale International has promoted key account manager, Asim Ansari, to the role of export sales manager to lead its export sales team.

Government offers further £10m for SME energy innovation 29 January 2014
The Government has earmarked an additional £10m in the third phase of its Energy Entrepreneurs Fund with the aim of bringing new and innovative energy efficient products to market.

Climate Center sees strong demand for air conditioning and refrigeration 29 January 2014
Climate Center has seen a surge in demand for air conditioning and refrigeration, which has continued through the Autumn and Winter.

New ONS figures show slight fall in Q4 construction output 28 January 2014
According to new figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK economy grew by 0.7% during the fourth quarter of 2013. However, construction declined by 0.3% in the same three month period.

Cool-Therm makes new appointment 28 January 2014
Cool-Therm has appointed John Cole as sales executive as part of its continuing expansion plans.

Airedale International launches 2014 training programme 28 January 2014
Airedale International has published its 2014 programme of training courses which it will run from its new site just two miles from Leeds city centre.

ACR Show seminars to address green technologies for supermarkets 27 January 2014
Visitors to the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Show 2014 (ACR Show) which opens in two weeks' time will gain an exclusive insight into the latest green technologies being developed for use in UK supermarkets.

Cool Designs marks 10 years and plans further expansion 27 January 2014
Specialist air conditioning supplier Cool Designs is celebrating 10 years as a Toshiba distributor and has announced ambitious expansion plans.

ECSLA appoints new president and secretary general 27 January 2014
Derk van Mackelenbergh has been appointed president of the European Cold Storage and Logistics Association (ECSLA).

FMB survey reports growth in house building slowing 27 January 2014
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB)'s latest economic survey has revealed that the pace of growth in private housing slowed in the last three months of 2013.

Cedric Sloan to retire from FETA 27 January 2014
Director general of FETA, Cedric Sloan, is to retire towards the end of this year.

B&ES president says integration is key to construction industry reform 27 January 2014
B&ES (the Building & Engineering Services Association) was ahead of its time in stressing the central role integration plays in ensuring that the industry remains fully fit-for-purpose, according to president Bruce Bisset.

Sales of construction products increased in Q4, reports CPA 27 January 2014
According to the latest State of Trade Survey from the Construction Products Association (CPA) released today, sales of construction products rose in Q4, driven by wider UK economic growth and key private construction sectors, together with strength in export markets.

Daikin moves into Saudi Arabia with new venture 23 January 2014
Daikin has established a new company in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Visitors flock to register for the ACR Show 2014 22 January 2014

With less than three weeks to go until the doors open, registrations for the ACR Show 2014 are powering ahead.

Vote now for the ACR News Customer Service Award for Frontline Staff 20 January 2014

The nominations for the Customer Services Award are in, and voting is now open.

Fujitsu appoints new technical engineer 16 January 2014
FG Eurofred has recruited James Richardson as a technical engineer, providing export support and commissioning services for Fujitsu VRF and other air conditioning products.

Big Foot Systems rebrands and launches marketing campaign 16 January 2014
Big Foot Systems has launched a new look company brand and a marketing campaign entitled 'Simply a Better Way' to help promote its innovative rooftop building services support systems.

Hushon expands field sales team 16 January 2014

New Guide tracks upswing of natural refrigerants market 15 January 2014
shecco has launched the second edition of its popular GUIDE Europe, entitled GUIDE 2014: Natural Refrigerants - Continued Growth and Innovation in Europe.

Memorial service for Eddie Gittoes 15 January 2014
There will be a memorial service for Eddie Gittoes to be held on Friday 17 January 2014 at the Three Counties Hotel, Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 7BP at 11:30.

DuPont increases supply of Opteon YF refrigerant 15 January 2014
DuPont has announced that it has increased capacity of Opteon YF (HFO-1234yf) refrigerant to meet demand this year and is continuing to work to establish lower-cost manufacturing to meet the long-term needs of automotive customers.

Conference to focus on UK health and safety law 14 January 2014
The British Safety Council is holding a half-day conference in Manchester on 26 February to update employers in the north west of England and surrounding regions on important developments in UK health and safety legislation, practice and enforcement.

SummitSkills refocuses priorities 14 January 2014
SummitSkills, the Sector Skills Council for building services engineering, says it is refocusing its work on the areas that give employers and the sector the most direct value.

Kevin McCloud backs Grimsby Ice Factory and virtual tour is launched 13 January 2014
Kevin McCloud MBE of Channel Four's Grand Designs fame has joined the supporters of Grimsby Ice Factory.

ICS Cool Energy teams up with law firm to urge AC inspections 13 January 2014
Paris Smith LLP, a leading commercial law firm, has joined temperature control specialist ICS Cool Energy in advising businesses to ensure that their air conditioning systems comply with UK law by carrying out a TM44 inspection.

CPA forecasts renewed optimism in construction sector 13 January 2014
Growth in private house building, infrastructure work and commercial activity will drive recovery in the construction industry over the next four years, according to the latest forecast from the Construction Products Association (CPA).

B&ES reveals Scottish Craft Apprentice of the Year 13 January 2014
Tom Gregory of Prospero Facilities Services has been named Craft Apprentice of the Year in the Scottish HVACR Awards for Outstanding Achievement, during a ceremony held at the headquarters of B&ES (Building & Engineering Services Association) Scotland at Bush Estate, Midlothian.

House building continues to drive construction recovery 10 January 2014
UK house building continued its upward trend towards the end of 2013 with the private sector leading the way, according to the latest RICS Construction Market Survey.

Tesco, Morrisons and M&S report mixed results 09 January 2014
Tesco has seen a 1.5% fall in UK sales in its Christmas and New Year trading statement.

Supermarkets report record Christmas sales 08 January 2014
Waitrose says that it has recorded its most successful Christmas ever, with total branch sales for the 12 trading days ending December 31st up 6.5% on last year and 4.1% on a like for like basis.

Industry experts to brief visitors on impact of new EU Regulations on common refrigerants 08 January 2014
Refrigerants used in millions of air conditioning and refrigeration systems across the UK and Europe are to be subject to strict new EU regulations.

James Nesbitt hosts ACR News Awards 2014 07 January 2014
The ACR News Awards 2014 will be hosted by James Nesbitt.

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