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News Archive - May 2015

Legionella prevention is key in pipework specification 28 May 2015

According to new research from Durapipe UK, legionella is at the top of the list of considerations when specifying pipework systems for hot water networks.

HRP recruits new training centre sales manager 28 May 2015

HRP has appointed Dave Hilton as training centre sales manager.

FETA makes new appointments 27 May 2015

FETA (Federation of Environmental Trade Associations) has welcomed Martyn Cooper and Teresa Osborne.

Gram sponsors Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards 27 May 2015

Gram is sponsoring this year’s Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards.

Manor Concepts unveils new product testing facility 21 May 2015

Manor Concepts has opened a new test centre for its comprehensive range of retail cabinets and refrigerated door products as part of its ongoing research and development programme.

Waterloo expands sales team 21 May 2015

Waterloo Air Products is expanding its sales team to take advantage of the upturn in the economy and to support its continued growth.

Toshiba announces plans to double air conditioning sales 21 May 2015

 Toshiba Air Conditioning has revealed plans to double sales by 2020, as part of a five year growth strategy.

CPA says ONS data not reflected by industry surveys 19 May 2015

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported falls in construction output for Q4 of 2014 and Q1 of 2015, suggesting that the construction industry has technically entered recession.

SDEA elects new president and vice president 19 May 2015

At its Annual General Meeting on 13 May, the Shop and Display Equipment Association (SDEA) elected Alan Pegram, managing director of Global Displays as its president and Bob Garton of Glencourt Associates Ltd as vice president.

BSRIA welcomes appointment of Amber Rudd 18 May 2015

BSRIA has welcomed the appointment of Amber Rudd to the role of Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

ebm-papst appoints its leading female engineer to new role 18 May 2015

Helen McHugh has been appointed as the new head of product research at ebm-papst UK.

European Commission publishes new F-gas leaflet 14 May 2015

The European Commission has released a new tri-fold leaflet that provides helpful information for technical personnel and companies working with equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases.

Fläkt Woods welcomes Prime Minister 14 May 2015

Fläkt Woods, the Essex fan manufacturer, recently welcomed British Prime Minister David Cameron to its manufacturing site to view its world-class facilities.

Construction industry sees eighth quarter of growth 14 May 2015

According to the latest Construction Trade Survey published on 12 May by the Construction Products Association (CPA), companies across the construction industry have reported an eighth consecutive quarter of growth in activity during the first quarter of 2015.

BSRIA comments on election result 13 May 2015

Following the result of the general election last week and the subsequent cabinet reshuffle BSRIA chief executive Julia Evans has commented on the challenges faced ahead.

Croatia and Estonia join AREA 13 May 2015

AREA has announced that CRACA, the Croatian Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Association, and EKL, the Estonian Refrigeration Association, became members on 9th May at the AREA General Assembly spring meeting in Stockholm.

amp Air Conditioning unveils customer loyalty scheme 13 May 2015

Independent distributor of air conditioning products, amp, has introduced a loyalty reward programme.

Hitachi appoints technical support engineer 12 May 2015

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS is continuing to expand its customer service offering with the appointment of Darren Kelf as a new technical support engineer.

Morrisons sees sales fall 07 May 2015

Morrisons has seen a 2.9% fall in like-for-like sales for the 13 weeks to 3 May.

Leading industry bodies show support for ACR Show 07 May 2015

Located at the very heart of the UK, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, The ACR Show takes place from 16-18 February 2016, in hall 9, and is the only national exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors.

Barkell unveils new website 06 May 2015

Barkell, the manufacturer of custom-built air handling units, has launched a new website at

IET calls on female engineers to enter awards 06 May 2015

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is urging successful young female engineers to enter its Young Women Engineer of the Year Awards and demonstrate to young girls that engineering is a diverse and exciting industry that offers creative and challenging careers.

Sainsbury’s reports £72m loss 06 May 2015

Sainsbury’s has announced its first full year loss for 10 years of £72 million.

Construction output growth slowed in April 05 May 2015

According to the latest Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI, UK construction companies saw output growth slow in April amid the weakest rise in new work since June 2013.

Women encouraged to develop engineering careers 05 May 2015

Nearly 200 women have completed a training programme to help overcome barriers to career progression in the advanced manufacturing and engineering (AME) sector.

EU looks to phase down HFCs under Montreal Protocol 05 May 2015

On 30 April the European Union (EU) submitted a proposal to amend the Montreal Protocol to control hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration, air-conditioning, fire protection, aerosols and foams.

BSRIA training courses launch in Manchester 05 May 2015

BSRIA is now taking its training beyond its Bracknell head office with the launch of two of its most popular courses in Manchester in July 2015.

Capital Cooling expands 05 May 2015

Work is now underway on a 4000sq m extension to Capital Cooling’s head office in Broxburn.

Humidity Solutions recruits northern sales manager 05 May 2015

Humidity Solutions has appointed Dave Mortimer as northern sales manager for its range of humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

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