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News Archive - July 2017

CBI survey reveals strong output growth for UK manufacturers 27 July 2017

Production among UK manufacturers grew at the fastest pace since January 1995 in the three months to July 2017, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

J & E Hall appoints new southern area sales manager 27 July 2017

Kyle Bray has been appointed as J & E Hall's new southern area sales manager. 

First UK pre-apprenticeship scheme welcomes second intake 27 July 2017

Engineering solutions company, adi Group, has selected its latest round of students for its pioneering pre-apprenticeship scheme for 14-16-year olds.

Building services engineer gets on his bike for epic charity ride 26 July 2017

A big-hearted building services engineer is to cycle 300 miles through South East Asia for charity.

ASERCOM and AHRI publish new white paper 26 July 2017

Tolerances for product performance data in the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry are becoming ever tighter. 

Opteon refrigerants gain new use approvals 24 July 2017

Global chemistry company Chemours has announced that the U.S. EPA Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program has listed low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.

FETA announces leadership changes 24 July 2017

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced changes to its senior positions.

IAQ masterclass from Waterloo 24 July 2017

Managing indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important factor in building design, and Waterloo Air Products now offers ‘An Introduction to Air Distribution’. 

ECA and BESA respond to government statement on Farmer Review 24 July 2017

Following the Government's 19 July statement on the Farmer Review of construction labour models (published October 2016), ECA director of business, Paul Reeve and BESA director of legal and commercial, Rob Driscoll, have responded. 

Apprenticeship career path at risk 24 July 2017

Despite successive governments having created what could be the 'best career route in the world’ for under-25s, this could now be at risk.

AREA and Chillventa collaboration deepens 21 July 2017

AREA and Chillventa have signed a new partnership agreement that further strengthens their cooperation. 

Stay compliant with REFCOM's F-gas certification 21 July 2017

It is now eight years since the F-gas regulations came into effect in the UK.

BESA welcomes planned review of building regulations 21 July 2017

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed BBC reports that a full review of the Building Regulations will be carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

J S Wright gains heat network consultant status 21 July 2017

Leading building services contractor J S Wright has reinforced its reputation for excellence in low carbon engineering after securing heat network consultant status. 

Chameleon fridges stand out from the crowd 21 July 2017

Ever wanted a fridge that’s a work of art? Or one that's covered in leopard print? Or made out of marble? Chameleon from Williams is the answer.

Dehon Group and Climalife host Voiles du Froid 2017 21 July 2017

The Voiles du Froid sailing event brings together refrigeration and air conditioning professionals from across Europe. 

J S Wright appoints new senior mechanical design estimator 21 July 2017

Mechanical and electrical services specialist J S Wright has boosted its design and build expertise with the appointment of a new senior mechanical design estimator. 

BSRIA supports creation of Industry Response Group 21 July 2017

The Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) supports the forming of the Industry Response Group (IRG) in the wake of Grenfell Tower disaster.

BESA launches national conference and awards 21 July 2017

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) will hold a combined national technical conference and awards dinner on 19 October in London.

British Cryogenics Council celebrates 50th anniversary 21 July 2017

The British Cryogenics Council (BCC) celebrated its 50th jubilee anniversary in the Old Library at the Oxford Town Hall, reflecting past, present and future connections. 

Carel Group acquires Polish distributor 17 July 2017

The Carel Group has continued its international expansion strategy through acquisitions by fully acquiring Alfaco Polska, based in Wroclaw, Poland. 

Seeing is South Korea 17 July 2017

A trip to South Korea to see the LG Electronics factories that produce the company’s HVAC equipment is an impressive experience.

Bacharach names Glenn Smith Northeast US sales manager 14 July 2017

Bacharach is pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Smith as regional sales manager, Northeast US.

Sights set on the SkillFRIDGE final 14 July 2017

The regional heats for the 2017 SkillFRIDGE Competition Series have concluded at North Kent College.

All Seasons Climate Control launches new website 13 July 2017

Due to recent successes and expansion in the commercial market, All Seasons Climate Control has announced the launch of its new website.

First Choice Group’s stock on the rise 13 July 2017

Already boasting the largest and widest range of catering spares stock in the UK, First Choice Group has unveiled plans to give its customers even more.

New BESA president to focus on youth 12 July 2017

Tim Hopkinson has been elected president of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2017/18.

Hubbard and Daikin: united in commercial refrigeration 12 July 2017

Hubbard Products has strengthened its commercial refrigeration division with the addition of energy efficient Daikin Refrigeration Products and the refrigeration business team.

Logic Certification launches new F-Gas qualifications 12 July 2017

Leading awarding organisation, Logic Certification, has launched a new range of F-Gas qualifications, essential for engineers working with fluorinated greenhouse gases.

STEM skills should not hold back gender diversity 12 July 2017

Women Count 2017, the second annual report by The Pipeline, has tracked and analysed the number of women on executive committees of FTSE 350 companies. 

Construction product manufacturers pessimistic of growth 07 July 2017

The CPA’s State of Trade Survey for 2017 Q2 reveals that UK construction product manufacturers experienced growth in sales and activity for the 17th consecutive quarter, but higher input costs and rising uncertainty has dampened manufacturers’ views ...

ASERCOM to tackle cyber security 07 July 2017

The trend towards digitisation and automation is ubiquitous in the industry. Even in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning, it is becoming increasingly important. To actively engage in and shape digital transformation within the ...

Football competition for local hospital hots up for cold specialists 05 July 2017

Two commercial refrigeration specialists are soon to go head to head in a charity football match to raise funds for the children’s ward at their local hospital.Employees from Foster Refrigerator and Williams Refrigeration, both based in King’s Lynn, ...

Hitachi joins the sponsor line-up at the ACR News Awards 04 July 2017

The 2018 ACR News Awards are set to take place on Wednesday 24th January in London. Organised by the publisher of ACR News Magazine, Datateam Business Media, the event is designed to celebrate innovation in the air conditioning and refrigeration ...

Airedale supports export boost by joining peer-to-peer business community 04 July 2017

Airedale has taken up patron status with the newly formed ExportExchange. The initiative is an online and offline network which aims to help businesses within the Leeds city region and beyond to increase exports, grow revenues and support employment....

Hot feedback for cold refrigeration scheme 04 July 2017

Foster Refrigerator and Gamko UK held a women only dealer training event as part of a new pilot scheme at their King’s Lynn manufacturing facility in June.The refrigeration experts spoke to their dealers and loyal customer base to ...

Safer brazing at SkillFRIDGE 04 July 2017

With less than four weeks until the qualifying heats are concluded, the 2017 SkillFRIDGE competition is heating up as apprentices and students studying up to Level 3 in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) sector vie for a spot ...

Deadline for HVR Awards entries extended 04 July 2017

Companies and individuals within the HVAC sector have been presented with one final opportunity to put themselves in the running for a prestigious HVR Award; due to popular demand the deadline for entries has been extended to Friday 28 July.From the ...

HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018: New format excites industry participation 04 July 2017

In line with feedback that 60% of companies and attendees at previous shows carry out most of their business in the south, The HVAC & Refrigeration Show – the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, ...

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