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 10 Aug 2020

Covid-19 is not an excuse says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged construction companies to resist the temptation to use the Covid-19 crisis as an excuse to return to 'a culture of corner cutting'.... 
 6 Aug 2020

Cold chain climate tax saving scheme gets two year extension

The Cold Chain Federation has welcomed the Government’s new report on extending the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme, securing the £10 million a year tax saving for the industry for five more years.... 
 5 Aug 2020

Condair appoints new service engineer

Humidification specialist, Condair, has appointed Adam Norton as a humidifier service engineer based out of Edinburgh.... 
James Graham.
 5 Aug 2020

Bitzer UK appoints James Graham as sales director

Bitzer UK has appointed James Graham to the position of sales director, reporting to managing director Kevin Glass. Mr Graham takes responsibility for developing sales of Bitzer 's commercial and industrial compressors and packaged refrigeration ... 
 5 Aug 2020

Construction still uncertain despite ‘build, build, build’

The full impact of Covid-19 on the UK economy is expected to spell uncertainty for the construction industry according to the Construction Products Association’s (CPA) latest forecasting, despite the government putting the industry at the front and ... 
 4 Aug 2020

Capital Cooling relocates to Northants

Commercial refrigeration specialists Capital Cooling has announced a significant restructuring of its business.... 
 4 Aug 2020

Online air conditioning sales put lives in danger

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has condemned online retailers for “playing fast and loose with public safety” by selling specialised air conditioning equipment to unregistered installers and end users.... 
 4 Aug 2020

BESA backs redundant workers with free SKILLcards

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is supporting redundant workers by allowing them to apply for and renew SKILLcards free of charge. Anyone who suffered redundancy as a result of the Covid-19 crisis since March 1 will have their ... 
Caroline Turner.
 4 Aug 2020

JTL calls for employers to hire new apprentices following the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on those employed in the UK, and with the Prime Minister highlighting the unfortunate fact that young people have been hardest hit, leading training provider JTL is encouraging employers to harness the new ... 
 4 Aug 2020

REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE comes to a close

Over a three-year period REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE, funded by the EU - the LIFE programme - sought to incorporate the principles of a blended learning programme in an aim to create standardised training on the safety and containment of low GWP ... 
 4 Aug 2020

Covid magnified the skills gap, but sped up possible solutions

The Covid-19 crisis exacerbated the existing skills gap in the building services sector, but also created new opportunities and accelerated potential solutions, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 24 Jul 2020

Graeme Fox becomes head of technical at BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced that Graeme Fox has been appointed as its new head of technical.... 
 24 Jul 2020

BreezoMeter partners with Siemens to improve IAQ

BreezoMeter is excited to announce a cooperation with Siemens Smart Infrastructure, the global leader that intelligently connects energy systems, building technology and industries. The companies are working on a use case to determine the optimal ... 
 24 Jul 2020

‘Colossal’ opportunity in retrofit market according to BESA

The government’s economic recovery plans will create massive demand for residential and small commercial property retrofits, according to the quality assurance and consumer protection scheme Trustmark.... 
 23 Jul 2020

Williams appoints new international sales manager

Robert Purves is joining Williams Refrigeration as the company’s international sales manager. Looking after both Williams and sister company Falcon Foodservice Equipment, he’ll be responsible for export sales, with a remit to focus on the Middle ... 
 21 Jul 2020

Chillventa goes digital in October

From 13 to 15 October, the Chillventa eSpecial will offer the international refrigeration, air-conditioning, ventilation and heat pump community three days of industry knowledge, dialogue and innovation – this year, for the first time, in the form ... 
 21 Jul 2020

REFCOM warns ‘cowboy’ contractors of looming prosecutions

Increasing concern about the continued use of illegally imported refrigerant gas has prompted the UK’s main F-Gas certification body REFCOM to issue a stark warning to ‘rogue’ refrigeration and air conditioning contractors.... 
 21 Jul 2020

Star takes part in a global engineering conference to discuss the latest advances in cooling, heating and power generation 

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) Rankine 2020 Conference is an interactive online event running from 27th to 31st July 2020. Hosted by the Institute of Refrigeration, the IIR conference will feature a series of webinar ... 
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