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News Archive - April 2018

Coolair achieves cyber security accreditation 27 April 2018

Air conditioning installation specialist Coolair Equipment has taken an industry lead as new data protection rules are set to come into force after being awarded Cyber Essentials Plus certification....


Construction Drags Down Q1 GDP 27 April 2018

The ONS today published its preliminary estimate for GDP in the first quarter of 2018. The release shows that the economy grew by just 0.1%, down from 0.4% in 2016 Q4 and its slowest growth since 2012 Q4. Construction activity is estimated to have ...


Cool Talks keeps engineers updated 27 April 2018

The Cool Talks breakfast briefing in Leeds, run by the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR), took place at Beijer Ref on 26 April with over twenty people in attendance. The group of attendees was primarily made up of contractors and engineers who heard ...


J S Wright brings in new m&e project manager 25 April 2018

Building services specialist J S Wright has boosted its all-round m&e expertise after appointing Terry Jukes as mechanical and electrical project manager....


Johnson Controls puts focus on research and development 25 April 2018

Johnson Controls has opened a new research and development complex in Central Pennsylvania, USA....


Adande contributes to international cold chain conference 24 April 2018

Two Adande delegates presented papers at the International Institute of Refrigeration 5th Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain (ICCC), held in Beijing from 06-08 April 2018....


Industry unites to bring fair payment petition to PM 24 April 2018

A petition on fair payment and retentions, representing over 355,000 businesses, was delivered on April 23 to Prime Minister Theresa May by Peter Aldous MP and a delegation of industry leaders....


BESA’s Future Leaders build up skills for industry success 23 April 2018

The Building Engineering Services Association’s (BESA) Future Leaders are continuing to take charge of the future of their industry, with members of the growing initiative organising and participating in a leadership workshop to help them develop ...


Construction output set to flatline 23 April 2018

After a weak start to the year following the demise of Carillion in January and adverse weather across the country in February and March, the Construction Products Association’s Spring forecasts anticipate flat construction output for the whole of ...


Toshiba goes all the way with R32 20 April 2018

Toshiba Air Conditioning UK has announced that it is moving all of its R410A products to R32 with the exception of VRF....


Pentland Wholesale boosts business development team 20 April 2018

Pentland Wholesale Limited has appointed Brendan Murphy as its distributor business development manager covering the South of England, working with and developing the Pentland Wholesale distributor partner network....


FETA chairman addresses industry challenges at annual lunch 20 April 2018

On 19 April, the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) held its annual lunch at The Brewery, London, hosting guests from a whole range of relevant institutes, associations and government departments....


BBC Radio 4 calls for refrigeration engineers 17 April 2018

BBC Radio Four is producing a new series which traces a group of people who studied together at some point in their lives and then went their separate ways, and a refrigeration course that took place in the 1970s has been chosen for participation....


Waterloo Air is Manufacturer of the Year 16 April 2018

Waterloo Air Products has won the Manufacturer of the Year award at the Kent Invicta Chamber Business Awards 2018....


Board restructure at Thermowave 16 April 2018

In the course of the future-oriented reorganisation towards a more diverse management in the Güntner Group, the Thermowave management board has been restructured....


ICS Cool Energy launches energy-saving guide 16 April 2018

With the spotlight firmly on energy consumption within the manufacturing industry, temperature control specialist ICS Cool Energy has unveiled a new, free-to-access guide with the aim of helping industrial end-users reduce carbon emissions and ...


Ziehl-Abegg recognised for quality training 13 April 2018

Ziehl-Abegg has come out on top in a study examining the quality of training provided across 20,000 German companies....


Successful audit for First Choice Group 13 April 2018

First Choice Group has announced the success of its recent ISO 9001 audit which the company believes demonstrates its commitment to its customers and the service it delivers....


HVR Awards 2018: open for entries! 12 April 2018

Entries are now open for the ninth edition of the HVR Awards, giving companies from across the heating and ventilating sectors the opportunity to win a coveted ‘flame’ trophy....


Climalife calls for customers not to panic 11 April 2018

Refrigerant specialist Climalife held one of its customer-only events on 11 April, hosting a series of informative presentations, alongside Honeywell, to bring attendees up to speed on developments unfolding in the refrigerant market.


Industry leaders to present Aldous Bill petition to Number 10 10 April 2018

A petition on fair payment and retentions will be delivered later this month to Prime Minister Theresa May by Peter Aldous MP and a delegation of industry leaders....


Transtherm hires first application engineer 09 April 2018

Transtherm Cooling Industries has strengthened its building construction product design and sales offering with the appointment of its new applications engineer....


TF Solutions opens Leeds branch 09 April 2018

TF Solutions has today opened its new Leeds-based branch at City Park Industrial Estate....


Weak start to 2018 for construction products 06 April 2018

The Construction Products Association's State of Trade Survey for 2018 Q1 has shown that the £56bn UK construction products manufacturing industry suffered a weak start to the year in a quarter that combined the liquidation of Carillion and several ...


Vaughan apprentices find work with BESA members 05 April 2018

Seven building engineering apprentices have been swiftly re-employed after losing their jobs following the collapse of part of Vaughan Engineering....


New chief operating officer for Fujitsu 05 April 2018

Fujitsu General Air Conditioning (UK) has appointed Ian Carroll as its chief operating officer....


Jet Environmental on track for strong growth 05 April 2018

Jet Environmental is on track for an impressive 50 percent growth from last year according to latest figures....


ICOR International bought by Chemours 04 April 2018

Chemours has acquired ICOR International, a privately-owned supplier of branded, ozone safe refrigerants and related products for HVACR applications in North America....


Bitzer acquires Alfa Laval business 04 April 2018

Bitzer is expanding its offering with the acquisition of the shell-and-tube heat exchanger segment of Alfa Laval SpA based in Alonte, Northern Italy....


J & E Hall managing director retires 03 April 2018

J & E Hall's managing director, Mark Roberts, has retired from his role after 42 years with the business....


New face at LG Electronics 03 April 2018

Neil Hopkinson has joined LG Electronics in the role of sales manager, heating solutions for the North and Scotland....


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