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News Archive - January 2017

ACR News Awards: final deadline Tuesday 31st January 30 January 2017

The ACR News Awards aim to reward excellence and innovation in the air conditioning and refrigeration sector.

Ed Byrne to host ACR News Awards 25 January 2017

ACR News is delighted to announce that top comedian and television personality Ed Byrne will be hosting the 2017 ACR News Awards. Mr Byrne is one of the UK’s top live acts, and one of the hardest working. As well as sell-out runs in Edinburgh and ...

CBI survey finds UK manufacturers more optimistic 25 January 2017

According to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey, UK manufacturers are more optimistic about their business situation and exporting prospects, while reporting strong growth in domestic orders compared with the previous quarter.

Airflow Developments launches new Air Academy 23 January 2017

Airflow Developments, the ventilation solutions manufacturer has opened a new Air Academy at its head office in High Wycombe.

Institutions respond to launch of an industrial strategy 23 January 2017

Director of engineering at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Dr Colin Brown, has responded to the Government’s launch of an industrial strategy.

adi Group sees apprenticeships increase in popularity 23 January 2017

With university fees on the increase, young people are weighing up the costs and benefits more than ever and more middle-class teenagers are opting for the apprenticeship route as an equally valid option.

GSS appoints new business development director 23 January 2017

Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS), the designer and manufacturer of low power, high speed Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) carbon dioxide gas sensors, has appointed Grant Notman as its new business development director.

BIM product data: industry bodies agree single process 23 January 2017

Three leading construction industry bodies have acted to address increasing confusion over the process of standardising product information for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM).

BSRIA welcomes new climate change book 23 January 2017

BSRIA has hailed the release of a new Ladybird book on the challenges and possible solutions to climate change, which will be published on 26th January.

Ziehl-Abegg reports 8% increase in sales 19 January 2017

Fan and motor manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg has seen its sales grow for 2016 to €482m, compared with €447m a year earlier.

Deadline for ACR News Awards approaches 18 January 2017

The ACR News Awards are back, with three new categories added and a bit of a twist!

Cavendish Engineers partners Honeywell 18 January 2017

Cavendish Engineers partners HoneywellCavendish Engineers has signed a deal with Honeywell to become official CentraLine partner across its range of building management services.

CITB offers to cut training levy in bid to survive 18 January 2017

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is proposing to cut the training levy it charges firms next year in a bid to prevent its closure.

BSRIA chief responds to Prime Minister’s Brexit speech 18 January 2017

BSRIA has issued a response to Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Brexit yesterday (17th January).

CSA introduces commissioning management course 16 January 2017

An Introduction to Commissioning Management course has been introduced by the CSA to give a real life insight and guidance to the entire commissioning management process.

Foster Refrigerator revamps website 16 January 2017

Foster Refrigerator has relaunched its customer-facing website to provide dealers with a portal of information to assist and inform its customers.

CAREL Korea appoints managing director 16 January 2017

James Ham has taken over as managing director of CAREL Korea, the CAREL subsidiary operating in South Korea since 2010.

J S Wright recruits three new project managers 16 January 2017

J S Wright, the building services provider, has appointed three new mechanical project managers.

BESA launches ventilation hygiene training courses 16 January 2017

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association), which developed the industry’s primary standard for ventilation hygiene (TR19) almost 20 years ago, has unveiled a suite of training courses to support the standard.

Airedale appoints new customer services manager 12 January 2017

Airedale has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Patrick Cotton as customer services manager.

Tesco, M&S and Booths report sales growth 12 January 2017

Tesco saw a 0.7% increase in UK like-for-like sales over the Christmas period (for the six weeks ending 7th January), with food like-for-like sales up by 1.3%.

House building bucks overall construction decline 11 January 2017

According to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) construction output declined 0.2% in November 2016.

Sainsbury’s and Lidl report increased Christmas sales 11 January 2017

Sainsbury’s has seen a 0.1% rise in like-for-like retail sales for the 15 weeks to 7 January this year.

Big Foot Systems announces internal promotion 11 January 2017

Big Foot Systems, part of the Aspen Pumps Group, has announced the internal promotion of Nathan Wood to the position of site engineer.

Morrisons and Aldi report strong Christmas sales 10 January 2017

Morrisons has reported better than expected Christmas trading results with like-for-like sales up by 2% in the nine weeks to 1st January.


Pastorfrigor GB appoints new sales director 09 January 2017

Pastorfrigor GB Limited has appointed Kevin Sizer (M.Inst.R) as its new sales director.

Sales of UK construction products up again 09 January 2017

According to the Construction Products Association’s (CPA) latest State of Trade Survey, sales in the UK construction products manufacturing market grew for a consecutive fifteenth quarter in Q4 of 2016.

BRA past president retires 09 January 2017

Graham Young, area general manager of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency UK Ltd, officially retired on 31st December 2016.

Clive Parkman appointed as new MD for Daikin Applied UK 06 January 2017

As of Tuesday 3rd January 2017 Clive Parkman took on the role of managing director of Daikin Applied (UK) Ltd and with it the overall responsibility for the day to day running of the business.Mr Parkman has significant experience of the UK Chiller ...

Birmingham scientists address global ‘clean cold’ challenge 05 January 2017

Scientists from the University of Birmingham have launched a major research project to investigate how ‘clean cold’ could help to achieve almost all of the United Nations’ (UN) global Sustainable Development Goals.

Ziehl-Abegg apprentices sponsor two African children 04 January 2017

Two apprentices from Ziehl-Abegg, the German fan and motor manufacturer, are sponsoring two children in Swaziland to pay for their food, healthcare and education.

Mitsubishi Electric partners with JTL for training 04 January 2017

Mitsubishi Electric has linked up with a leading work-based learning company, JTL, to train 50 air conditioning apprentices for its partners in a national scheme to encourage more apprenticeships in the building services industry.

Climalife reveals winner of F-Gas Challenge 03 January 2017

Natasha Eley, service manager at Stonegrove Refrigeration, has been named the winner of Climalife’s F-Gas Challenge Quiz.

Webinar: The ACRIB SKILLcard, and why it's F-Gas essential 03 January 2017

In the first of a series of free ACR News webinars, the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board (ACRIB) and the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) will be looking at the ACRIB SKILLcard - what it is, and why it's important in ...

Ant Wilson awarded MBE 03 January 2017

Ant Wilson, director – Sustainability & Advanced Design – Building Engineering at AECOM and a long-standing BSRIA council member, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours’ List.

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