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News Archive - September 2016

TNG shortlisted for award 29 September 2016

TNG Consulting Engineers, formerly Henderson Green, is celebrating a successful September after being shortlisted in the Solent Business Awards and welcoming two new employees.


Clivet gains CIBSE accreditation for courses 29 September 2016

Clivet has now received accreditation from CISBE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineeers) as a CPD (Continuing Professional Development) course provider.


SIRACH meeting to explore thermal storage in smart energy systems 28 September 2016

On the 23rd November the Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat pumps (SIRACH) Network will be hosted by the International Energy Research Centre (IERC) in Cork.


Sainsbury’s second quarter sales down 28 September 2016

Sainsbury’s has reported a 0.4% fall in total retail sales for the second quarter of the year.


Wolseley to close 80 branches 27 September 2016

Wolseley UK has announced a major programme to transform the way it serves its customers following a wide-ranging review of its plumbing and heating operations, which will see around 80 branches closing with an anticipated 800 jobs lost.Making a £...


Coolair receives national award for charity fundraising 26 September 2016

Air conditioning installation specialist Coolair Equipment is celebrating after winning a top national award for charity fundraising.


Engineering firm takes action on apprenticeship shortage 26 September 2016

adi Group, a leading engineering firm, has launched a pre-apprenticeship scheme for 14-16 year olds, in line with new figures highlighting a deficit of high-quality apprenticeships.


J S Wright wins contract to fit out Brentford homes scheme 26 September 2016

J S Wright has secured a contract worth more than £4m to fit out a major new affordable homes scheme in West London.


Technical training takes off at Bitzer UK 26 September 2016

Bitzer UK is gearing up technical training for system designers and installation engineers, as part of its drive to improve knowledge and skills across the industry.


SIG Air Handling launches own brand 26 September 2016

SIG Air Handling is continuing to grow and has now introduced its own brand – Cairox.


Toshiba teams up with The HVAC & Refrigeration Show to promote training and skills 23 September 2016

Taking place from 23-25 January 2018 at London’s ExCeL, the UK’s only dedicated event for the HVACR industries is back.


Toshiba becomes lead sponsor of SkillFRIDGE 22 September 2016

Toshiba Air Conditioning has become the lead sponsor of SkillFRIDGE, the national UK skills competition designed to reward excellence and drive up standards across the ACR industry.


Conex Bänninger recruits sales manager 22 September 2016

Conex Bänninger has appointed Zoe Mackay to the position of regional specification sales manager for the North East.


Student work experience is solution to engineering skills gap 21 September 2016

According to a new report, 62% of engineering employers say graduates don’t have the right skills for today’s workplace, while 68% are concerned that the education system will struggle toto keep up with the skills required for technological change.


Jet Environmental increases international capability 19 September 2016

Jet Environmental Systems, the provider of temperature control solutions for warehouse, industrial and commercial buildings, has increased its European footprint following its acquisition by Wozair Ltd.


A-Gas invests £1 million in new separator for refrigerants 19 September 2016

A-Gas is to invest more than £1m on a new refrigerant separator at its Portbury plant near Bristol.


IoR seeks gold medal nominations 19 September 2016

The Institute of Refrigeration is calling for nominations for the J&E Hall International Gold Medal.


Daikin Applied delivers successful Arup placement 19 September 2016

Daikin Applied has delivered its third successful consulting engineering placement with Arup, a leading engineering and design company with offices worldwide.


Institution of Mechanical Engineers launches developing engineers programme 16 September 2016

A structured online resource which combines tools, guidance and support has been launched by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to help members achieve professional registration.


Seminar addresses move towards low GWP refrigerants 16 September 2016

AirSource is hosting a free workshop to inform engineers, installers and commercial property owners of the new EU regulations regarding the phase down of high global warming potential refrigerants over the next two years.


BSRIA gives post Brexit view of HVAC and smart energy market 16 September 2016

BSRIA has released its first snapshot of the UK HVAC and smart energy market landscape for products post Brexit.


J S Wright wins Birmingham tower contract 16 September 2016

J S Wright has won a contract worth more than £1.7m to fit out a new 22-storey luxury apartment block in Birmingham.


Ocado sees increase in sales for Q3 15 September 2016

Ocado has reported a 15.4% increase in gross group sales to £314.0m for the 12 weeks to 7 August this year.


BSRIA opens calibration facility in France 15 September 2016

BSRIA has opened a calibration facility in Lille, northern France.


SkillFRIDGE finalists announced 14 September 2016

Testing students studying up to Level 3 in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) sectors, the national SkillFRIDGE competition, sponsored by Toshiba, has now concluded its regional heats, with the highest scoring competitors ...


Burr Oak Tool partners Sistemi Meccanici Industriali 12 September 2016

Burr OAK Tool has united with Italy-based tube processing machine specialist Sistemi Meccanici Industriali (SMI) to form a valuable partnership aimed at providing better solutions and service to more customers worldwide.Tim Doot, Vice President of ...


Introduction to Construction Projects 12 September 2016

BSRIA has launched a new one day training course: Introduction to Construction Projects taking place on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 in Bracknell. It is also available as an in-company training course.This new training course will explain some of ...


New managing director for Stulz UK 09 September 2016

Data centre cooling specialist Stulz, announced the appointment of Brendan Leonard as Managing Director. Brendan brings extensive technical and commercial knowledge of the Air Conditioning and Data Centre Industry, most recently as commercial ...


ISD Solutions owner acquires PLG Insulations 06 September 2016

P&M Group, which owns ISD Solutions and is based in Gloucester, has acquired PLG Insulations, an industrial insulation company, in a move that extends the range of complementary services offered to clients.


Survey finds building sector unfazed by Brexit 06 September 2016

According to the findings of a new survey by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA),the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and SELECT, Scotland’s trade association for the electrical industry, the building services engineering sector - which makes up 40 per cent of the UK’s construction and maintenance industry - believes it will successfully weather the outcome of Brexit over the next few years.


BSRIA names new technical director 06 September 2016

BSRIA has appointed Lynne Ceeney BSc (Hons), MBA, MA to the newly created role of technical director, effective from Monday 24 October 2016.


AB Systems boasts increase in service capabilities 05 September 2016

AB Systems, the materials handling and cooling specialist, says that it now has the experience and skillset to proficiently install, maintain and service materials handling equipment from all OEMs.


361 Degrees recruits new service and maintenance executive 01 September 2016

361 Degrees, the Luton based mechanical services consultancy and installation expert, has recruited four new staff in response to increased demand for its services.


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