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 6 Apr 2020

FETA confirms new date for Annual Luncheon

Due to the spread of Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has postponed its Annual Luncheon originally scheduled for Thursday 23rd April 2020. The Lunch has now been re-arranged for ... 
 3 Apr 2020

Carrier becomes an independent company

Carrier Global Corporation today debuted as an independent, publicly traded company after successfully completing its separation from United Technologies.... 
 3 Apr 2020

BESA Training pauses apprentice end point assessments

The training arm of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is suspending the delivery of End Point Assessments (EPA) for apprentices during the Coronavirus pandemic following discussions with the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).... 
 3 Apr 2020

A-Gas urges government to recognise industry in support of critical services  

A-Gas is calling on the Government to recognise the role of the HVACR industry in providing critical support during the coronavirus pandemic. Cooling engineers are helping to maintain the running of hospitals, care facilities, supermarkets, food ... 
 2 Apr 2020

Mitsubishi Electric Europe acquires Swedish distributor AQS

SWEDEN: Mitsubishi Electric Europe has acquired AQS Produkter AB, a comfort, process and IT cooling and heat pump distributor in Sweden, a market with promising prospects.... 
 2 Apr 2020

JD Cooling to serve critical industries

As a key part of the supply chain, JD Cooling Group has made the decision to focus on four essential sectors during this time:Food; storage, processing and distributionPharmaceutical and cleanroomsUtilitiesServer and date centres... 
 1 Apr 2020

New IIR website

The International Institute of Refrigeration has relaunched its website.... 
 1 Apr 2020

BESA and Unite reach agreement on the Job Retention Scheme

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Unite the Union have agreed a temporary solution to cover wages paid to operatives in the building engineering sector during the Covid-19 lockdown.... 
 1 Apr 2020

Industry voices call on EU governments to define cooling services as critical

A group of European organisations which include ADC3R, ASERCOM, EHI, EHPA and EPEE, representing the heating and cooling industry together with ECSLA and Transfrigoroute International, representing the cold storage and temperature controlled ... 
 1 Apr 2020

HVAC is not the problem – it’s part of the solution

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems must be allowed to play their important role in helping essential services deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the UK’s F Gas register REFCOM.... 
 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).... 
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