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 1 Apr 2020

Reasons to be cheerful during ‘not normal’ recession

The industry could recover rapidly from the current financial turmoil caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, according to one of the industry’s leading economic commentators.... 
 31 Mar 2020

BESA sets up NHS key services survey

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is conducting a survey to identify firms across the sector capable of providing vital service and maintenance for the NHS at short notice.... 
 30 Mar 2020

Graeme Rees announced as new Vice-President of BCIA

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced Graeme Rees as its new Vice-President. Mr Rees replaces Terry Sharp who recently took over as President from Jon Belfield.... 
 27 Mar 2020

Contractors urged to review contracts

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has advised contractors to review their contracts so supply chains can work together to manage inevitable delays to projects during the coronavirus crisis.... 
 27 Mar 2020

Building engineering is a critical service

The building engineering industry is providing a critical service by ensuring buildings can continue to operate as normal and support essential operations such as the NHS and food suppliers in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the ... 
 26 Mar 2020

Alan Kirkham to retire

Alan Kirkham of Refrigeration Wholesale (RW) will retire in May after an industry career spanning 50 years.... 
 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 ... 
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