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 25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus industry update

UPDATED 22 April: In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors are issuing statements regarding their operations as the situation evolves. The most up to date information from each company is listed below and ... 
 25 Mar 2020

SEC raises alarm of impact of Covid-19

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group – representing the largest value sector in UK construction – has expressed major concerns over the impact of COVID-19 on SMEs (which comprise 99% of firms in the construction industry).... 
 24 Mar 2020

EPEE launches #CountOnCooling campaign

EPEE, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment has launched its #CountOnCooling campaign by hosting a webinar addressing sustainable cooling and how it can enable decarbonisation and deliver on the European Green Deal (EGD).... 
 24 Mar 2020

Sites should accept expired SKILLcards during COVID-19 crisis

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has joined calls for site managers to show leniency towards staff with expired SKILLcards, because operatives are unable to sit their tests due to the closure of testing centres last Friday to ... 
 24 Mar 2020

Over 90% of engineering services firms fear coronavirus impact

Over 93 percent of engineering services businesses say they are ‘concerned or very concerned’ about the impact of coronavirus on their business over the next six months, according to initial responses to a major new ECA / BESA / SELECT engineering ... 
 18 Mar 2020

ACR News Awards rescheduled

Following the latest government information and advice regarding events in the UK, ACR News publisher Datateam Business Media has taken the decision to reschedule the ACR News Awards.... 
Terry Sharp.
 18 Mar 2020

Terry Sharp steps up as president of BCIA

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced Terry Sharp as its new President. Mr Sharp takes over from Jon Belfield who has held the role for the past two years.... 
L-R: Joseph O'Coonor and Matthew Westwood.
 18 Mar 2020

Samsung expands sales team

Samsung has appointed Joseph O’Connor as sales account manager for London and Southeast and Matthew Westwood, consultant sales manager for the Midlands, to its Climate Solutions team.... 
 17 Mar 2020

Coronavirus impact survey launched by engineering services bodies

Given the developing situation regarding coronavirus, a new engineering services industry survey has been launched by BESA, ECA and SELECT.... 
 17 Mar 2020

Kipp joins Condair

Humidity control and evaporative cooling specialist, Condair, has appointed Paul Kipp as area sales manager covering the north of England and Scotland. Mr Kipp will take on responsibility for expanding sales of humidifiers and dehumidifiers across ... 
 17 Mar 2020

Industry welcomes Budget commitment to green energy

Following last week’s Budget announcement, where Chancellor Rishi Sunak, pledged to create ‘high-wage, high-skill, low-carbon jobs of the future’, a specialist recruiter has voiced support for the Government’s commitment to green energy – but warned ... 
 16 Mar 2020

Aspen reaches for the sky

AUSTRALIA: Sky Refrigeration, an HVACR component manufacturer and supplier, has joined the Aspen Pumps Group a global leader in condensate pumps and accessories.... 
 12 Mar 2020

Chancellor’s Budget is ‘just the beginning’ for heat pump industry

The Heat Pump Association has welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget, announced on 11th March 2020, which sets out solid plans to fund the replacement of fossil fuel heating and invest in low carbon heating, but warns there is still much work to do in ... 
 12 Mar 2020

International Institute rebrands

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has launched its new brand identity.... 
 12 Mar 2020

Spain leads the way in alternative refrigerants training

SPAIN: In 2017 the Spanish Environment Ministry produced legislation that would require all air conditioning and refrigeration professional technicians to undergo a minimum of six hours of mandatory retraining in low GWP alternatives. As one of the ... 
 12 Mar 2020

BESA welcomes Budget infrastructure boost

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the additional £175 billion infrastructure investment over the next five years and SME support measures as part of the government’s response to the Coronavirus crisis announced today ... 
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