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 2 Jan 2020

Uncertain year ahead for UK contractors

The UK's contractors face an uncertain year in 2020 as HMRC presses on with its plans to roll out its IR35 reforms to contractors working in the private sector.... 
 2 Jan 2020

New government can get radical on air quality

The new government has a fantastic opportunity to make radical changes to indoor air quality (IAQ) policies and tackle a growing health emergency in buildings, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
Left to right: Mike Gunn, Martina Antilova (BES) and Elizabeth Donnelly, chief executive of WES.
 2 Jan 2020

BES engineer wins national BESA award

Martina Antalova, from BES, has been recognised for her achievements. She received a national award from the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 19 Dec 2019

Chemours suspends high-GWP refrigerant supply

The Chemours Company will be suspending supply of high GWP refrigerants R404A and R507A in the European Union as of 01 January 2020 to support the market transition driven by the European Union F-Gas regulation to lower GWP alternatives.... 
Apprentice James Hamblin.
 19 Dec 2019

>B< MaxiPro takes cool spot at SkillFRIDGE

Trainee air conditioning and refrigeration installers got to grips with Conex Bänninger’s >B< MaxiPro press fittings when they took part in the annual SkillFRIDGE competition, forming part of WorldSkills UK Live at Birmingham’s NEC from 21-23 ... 
 19 Dec 2019

Inflexion invests in Aspen Pumps Group

Inflexion, a mid-market private equity investor, has agreed to back Aspen Pumps Group, replacing 3i.... 
Companies such as Aspen Pumps have donated toys to More Radio to support vulnerable children charities.
 19 Dec 2019

Local companies give big to Christmas toy appeal

For the fourth year running, Radio Station ‘More Radio’ has been working closely with local businesses for its Christmas toy appeal.... 
TCUK's Jon Skelding presenting at Bath University.
 19 Dec 2019

TCUK leads CPD training for Bath University

Toshiba Carrier UK (TCUK) is leading a series of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training courses at Bath University to update building engineers and facility managers on important changes in legislation and technology.... 
 13 Dec 2019

BESA urges new government enact reforms

The new government has been congratulated on its general election victory by leading engineering services trade bodies, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA).... 
A CO2 awareness training day was held at Panasonic UK HQ.
 13 Dec 2019

CO2 commercial refrigeration training

A specialist commercial refrigeration and CO2 awareness training day was held at Panasonic UK HQ in Bracknell with distributor Hawco and some of its customers.... 
 13 Dec 2019

Eurovent fully endorses the European Green Deal

On 11 December, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal, an ambitious package of policy measures geared towards making Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.... 
 12 Dec 2019

Ingersoll Rand's new climate company

Ingersoll-Rand has introduced its pure-play climate company, along with the new company name, strategy and executive leadership team.... 
 12 Dec 2019

EPEE welcomes European green deal

The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) has welcomed the communication on the European Green Deal (EGD) published by the European Commission.... 
Guest speakers from the Climalife's November customer event.
 6 Dec 2019

The changing world of refrigerants

The Climalife IDS refrigeration team welcomed customers, partners and guests to Chesford Grange in Warwickshire for a customer event focussing on the changing world of refrigerants.... 
 5 Dec 2019

Late payment poses problem

According to the chief executive officer of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), David Frise, the new government must do everything it can to solve the late payment problems that continue to undermine construction supply chains.... 
Karen Perry from Daikin, the new chairperson for the Ins IOR Women in RACHP.
 4 Dec 2019

New chair of The IOR’s Women in RACHP

Karen Perry from Daikin has recently become the new chairperson for the Institute of Refrigeration’s (IOR) Women in RACHP (WiRACHP) network. She follows in the footsteps of Samantha Buckell who held the position for the last three years.... 
 4 Dec 2019

Scottish apprentice wins bronze at SkillFRIDGE

Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Scotland is celebrating the success of refrigeration apprentice Josh Collins at the national finals of the 2019 WorldSkills SkillFRIDGE competition.... 
 4 Dec 2019

CRO cards set to close

SKILLcard’s CRO card for engineering installation and maintenance engineer is closing with a phased timetable starting on 31 January 2020.... 
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