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News Archive - June 2015

ICS Cool Energy expands Scottish operations 29 June 2015

ICS Cool Energy has increased its presence in Scotland taking larger offices and opening a new depot to support its growing customer base in Scotland and the North of England.


Tesco sees slight improvement in sales 29 June 2015

Tesco has reported a slight improvement in its UK like-for-like sales performance for the three months to the end of May this year.


LG appoints sales agent for Northern Ireland 29 June 2015

LG has appointed Andrew Robinson of Exi-Tite as its sales agent for Northern Ireland.


Cold Store Rentals names new director 29 June 2015

Cold Store Rentals has appointed Steve Hobbs as a director, with effect from 1 September this year.


Andrews Chillers launches London depot 25 June 2015

Andrews Chillers Hire has opened a new 10,000m2 service depot which will benefit London’s commercial and industrial businesses.


Pioneering mentor scheme set to launch in September 24 June 2015

An innovative mentoring scheme is being launched for the air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump industry.


University encourages girls to pursue engineering careers 24 June 2015

An initiative by Birmingham City University has proved to 12 and 13 year-old girls that engineering can be an enjoyable career for women, in an attempt to address the fact that only 6% of engineers in the UK are female.


Birmingham Energy Institute requests evidence for new cooling report 22 June 2015

The Birmingham Energy Institute policy commission has announced a call for written evidence submission for its investigation into an improved and sustainable systems approach to the provision of cold, or cooling.


Honeywell refrigerants approved by leading compressor suppliers 22 June 2015

Honeywell has announced that leading global compressor manufacturers Emerson Climate Technologies, Bitzer and Frascold have approved its Solstice N40 (R-448A) and Solstice N13 (R-450A) refrigerants for use in their commercial refrigeration compressors following an extensive evaluation.


RICS launches new FM case studies 19 June 2015

Six case studies have been developed by International Workplace for RICS and were launched today (19 June) at the NEC in Birmingham.


Big Foot staff complete charity bike ride 19 June 2015

Big Foot Systems has taken part in a charity bike ride from Eastbourne Pier to Paris and back in one weekend.


Longcross Construction enters administration 18 June 2015

Longcross Construction Limited went into administration on 16 June.


Verco to celebrate 50th anniversary 18 June 2015

Later this year, Verco Ltd will celebrate its 50th anniversary of designing and manufacturing fridges and freezer display cases in the UK.


Viessmann boosts sales team 17 June 2015

Viessmann Refrigeration Systems has strengthened its sales team with two new appointments.


Foster 3D images now live on leading BIM database 17 June 2015

Foster, the commercial refrigeration manufactuer, has announced that its product ranges are now live on the professional foodservice industry’s leading BIM database.


Klima-Therm to distribute additional Gree systems in UK 15 June 2015

Klima-Therm has been appointed a distributor for Chinese manufacturer Gree’s photovoltaic-powered VRF air conditioning and split systems.


GEA unveils new group structure 15 June 2015

GEA has introduced a new group structure as part of its ‘Fit for 2020’ initiative, marking a fundamental shift both in its internal structure and organisation, and in its external customer relations.


Construction industry output declined in April 15 June 2015

According to the latest construction output report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), overall activity in the industry fell by 0.8% in April compared to March 2015.


Waterloo restores cannon to mark centenary 15 June 2015

Waterloo Air Products plc is supporting this year’s bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and, by collaborating with the Royal Armouries, is helping to preserve one of the six surviving cannon from the battle, which form an important part of arms at the Tower of London.


BITZER UK staff in charity skydive 15 June 2015

Five BITZER UK staff have completed a sponsored skydive to raise money for the Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes.


B&ES specialist groups reward most talented 10 June 2015

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has presented awards to six of the industry’s most talented young people.


Sainsbury’s reports fall in sales 10 June 2015

Sainsbury’s has reported a 2.3% fall in total retail sales (including fuel) in its first quarter trading statement for the 12 weeks to 6 June this year.


ICS Cool Energy makes new appointment 10 June 2015

ICS Cool Energy has appointed Paul Griffin as group marketing director.


CDL enjoys a record year 09 June 2015

Expanding Toshiba distributor Cool Designs Ltd has reported record results following the continued success of its strategic growth plan.


CIBSE calls for new energy strategy 04 June 2015

MPs gathered at a reception hosted by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) at Westminster’s Portcullis House last night (3 June) to discuss developing a vision for energy in buildings.


RAC apprentice competes to be named best in the world 03 June 2015

Chris Bailie, 22, from Belfast is competing to be named the best young Refrigeration & Air Conditioning apprentice in the world and win gold at the world’s largest skills competition, WorldSkills, in São Paulo, Brazil from 11 to 16 August.


Mexichem, Harp, Dean & Wood and DWG agree five-year deal 03 June 2015

Leading refrigerant industry businesses Mexichem Fluor, Harp International, Dean & Wood and DWG have agreed a renewed, exclusive five-year deal to supply the markets in the UK and Ireland, offering a number of important benefits to customers.


Titan Group wins FM contract with London tech hub 03 June 2015

Titan Group has won the tender to provide M&E and Facilities Management Services at 101 Euston Road in central London on behalf of Digital Catapult.


EMS recognises the importance of training 03 June 2015

EMS says that training is an integral part of its business strategy and continues to invest in a programme for engineers and staff working for the company.


British engineers head to Brazil for Skills Olympics 02 June 2015

British engineers are heading to Brazil for the chance to compete on the global stage at the ‘Skills Olympics’.


Ventilation hygiene firm moves to new HQ 01 June 2015

Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd (VSS) has relocated to Liverpool from Hertford and is using regional business funding to drive its growth and expansion.


LG relocates headquarters to Surrey 01 June 2015

LG has moved from Slough to new headquarters in Weybridge, Surrey, near junction 11 of the M25.


Dean & Wood unveils new Cambridge branch 01 June 2015

Dean & Wood has opened a new branch in Cambridge following continued year-on-year growth.


CIBSE collaboration will promote best practice in facilities management 01 June 2015

CIBSE’s (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) Facilities Management Group has announced plans to co-operate with fellow industry names The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) and The Building Futures Group.


A-Gas staff complete marathon cycle ride for RNLI 01 June 2015

Six staff from A-Gas have cycled more than 110 miles, from Holyhead to Chester, to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.


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