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News Archive - January 2015

The leading event for the industry returns to the capital 29 January 2015

Companies advised to book now for next month’s ACR News Awards, hosted by top TV comedian Jimmy Carr.

Waitrose continues to expand 29 January 2015

Waitrose has announced that it expects to create 2,000 jobs in new and extended shops, as well as in a new e-commerce grocery depot during 2015.

Five members of Daikin UK team gain BREEAM AP status 29 January 2015

Five members of Daikin UK’s specification sales team have gained BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) status.

Oceanair’s Crawley branch gets a facelift 29 January 2015

Oceanair, the specialist Fujitsu distributor, has revamped its Crawley branch with an upgrade outside and inside its offices and warehouse, including a new fascia.

Blygold achieves one million coated coils 28 January 2015

At the Chillventa show in Germany last year Blygold Italia was rewarded for coating the millionth coil.

BSRIA report forecasts growth of 28.8% in Global Variable Speed Drives (VSD) market by 2018 28 January 2015

According to a new market intelligence report published by BSRIA, the size of the global market for Variable Speed Drives (VSD) in 2013 was $839.4m.

B&ES publishes business manifesto 28 January 2015

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has published its Business Manifesto which it says highlights the issues it believes the next Government must address if UK construction is to remain genuinely fit-for-purpose in the years ahead.

Daikin boosts heating team for 2015 28 January 2015

Daikin UK has boosted its domestic heating team with a number of appointments.

Toshiba launches nationwide R22 data collection initiative 27 January 2015

Toshiba Air Conditioning is launching an R22 data collection initiative to assess the number and type of R22 systems still operational across the UK and Ireland.

Johnson Controls appoints country manager 26 January 2015

Johnson Controls has appointed David Dorney as country manager for its BE UK & Ireland business division.

Johnson Controls and Hitachi strike deal for global HVAC joint venture 22 January 2015

Johnson Controls, Hitachi Ltd and Hitachi Appliances Inc have entered into a definitive agreement for their global joint venture while at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

CBI survey reveals increase in new orders but warns exports remain a risk 22 January 2015

According to the CBI’s latest Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey, new orders continued to expand for British manufacturers in the three months to January.

Thornhvac launches survey to find the UK’s best HVAC employers 22 January 2015

Specialist recruitment consultancy Thornhvac has launched a survey to find the HVAC manufacturers that people most want to work for.

Cordant Services launches with multi-million pound investment 21 January 2015

The Cordant Group has launched Cordant Services in a move designed to offer additional value and services to existing customers, while providing a strong foundation for an ambitious growth programme.

Daikin UK to run second series of CPD-accredited Future Thinking seminars 21 January 2015

Daikin UK is inviting building services engineers and engineering consultants to attend the next series of its forward-thinking, CPD-accredited Future Thinking seminars in February and March this year.

Roderick Pettigrew steps down as B&ES chief executive 21 January 2015

Roderick Pettigrew has resigned from the position of chief executive of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) with immediate effect.

Airedale International staff celebrate long service achievements 20 January 2015

Airedale International has rewarded more than 35 employees at an annual luncheon, where they were joined by their managers and company directors.

Pipe Center and Climate Center name new MD 19 January 2015

Pipe Center and Climate Center have appointed Andy Wighton as managing director.

Resource Data Management expands in Northern Europe 14 January 2015

Resource Data Management has established a new operation to spearhead growth across Scandinavia and northern Europe.

Ocado posts strong Christmas trading results 14 January 2015

Ocado has reported a 14.8% increase in gross retail sales compared to last year for the 31 days of December 2014.

Government outlines apprenticeship reforms and FMB expresses disappointment 14 January 2015

The next step in apprenticeship reform was outlined yesterday (13 January) by the Government and pledged to give employers direct control for the funding of apprenticeships.

B&ES Publications launches new functionality for SFG20 maintenance standard 13 January 2015

B&ES Publications has launched a new customer facing website for SFG20 and from today (13 January), Service Model subscribers will also be able to access service timings as standard.

Viessmann Refrigeration Systems makes new appointments 13 January 2015

Viessmann Refrigeration Systems has appointed Steve Steadman as sales and marketing director for the UK and Ireland.

Obituary: Graeme Baker OBE 12 January 2015

BSRIA has announced the sad death on Christmas Eve of Graeme Baker, former chief executive of the association.

Gluckman issues guidance on new F-Gas regulation 12 January 2015

Gluckman Consulting and Jacobs have prepared comprehensive guidance related to the new EU F-Gas regulation (517/2014).

Institution responds to engineering report 12 January 2015

Chief executive of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Stephen Tetlow MBE, has responded to Engineering UK’s report The State of Engineering 2015.

SEC Group’s Rudi Klein celebrates 25 years 12 January 2015

Chief executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, Professor Rudi Klein, has celebrated 25 years’ with the organisation.

Daikin subsidiary Goodman establishes new Texas base 12 January 2015

Aiming for medium- to long-term business expansion in the HVAC market of North America, Daikin Industries is establishing a new base in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, through its subsidiary Goodman ...

BSRIA marks 60 years 12 January 2015

BSRIA is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

Crowcon gains ISO 14001 certification 12 January 2015

Crowcon has achieved certification to ISO 14001 standard, which provides a framework for establishing, implementing and maintaining an ...

Honeywell begins full-scale production of low GWP propellant, insulating agent and refrigerant 07 January 2015

Honeywell has started full-scale commercial production of a low-global-warming-potential (GWP) material used as an aerosol propellant, insulating agent and refrigerant.

Contractors encouraged to participate in consultation on revised training standards 05 January 2015

Building services engineering contractors in England are being urged to give their views on a radical revision of training standards that are proposed for industrial and commercial apprentices in the sector.

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