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News Archive - November 2007

WF Electrical takes stock of Danfoss valves 29 November 2007
Electrical goods wholesale distributor, WF Electical has agreed to sell Danfoss valves through its network of 74 branches.

SPI gets tentacles on Octopus 29 November 2007
The SPI Group has bought Octopus Electrical, the Wales & Midlands- based electrical services firm.

Contractors are specialists at waiting for payment 28 November 2007
Specialist contractors are waiting longer for payment according to the latest State of trade report from the National Specialist Contractors’ Council (NSCC),

Worthington Nicholls makes Beart CEO 27 November 2007
The management of Worthington Nicholls has appointed Simon Beart as its chief executive, with Thomas Good as finance director and Ian Mann as deputy chairman.

Heat and vent keeps St Pancras travellers going 27 November 2007
With a new look, new name and greater role, St Pancras International has Senior Hargreaves’ ductwork to ventilate it and Nu-way burners to keep travellers warm while they wait for journeys to start.

Armstrong's CIBSE seminars ready to go 26 November 2007
Armstrong has for the first time a series of CIBSE accredited training seminars to assist Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for HVAC professionals.

Carbon Trust seeks new green champions 23 November 2007
Trade organisations are being invited to secure up to £140,000 for carbon reduction projects.

Altecnic appoints new manager 21 November 2007
Paul Massyn will joined plumbing equipment manufacturer Altecnic as general office manager in the new year.

Skills shortage stats hit industry 21 November 2007
The number and quality of professional construction recruits is falling warns the Construction Skills All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).

CHP heats up PM's climate speech 20 November 2007
The prime minister’s green speech noted that taking the UK to a low-carbon economy can be done with the help of Combined Heat and Power (CHP).

Professional services firms face HMRC scrutiny 19 November 2007
Professional services firms must get ready for an intense payments investigation says financial advisor Grant Thornton.

Jobs fair game at construction jobs show 16 November 2007
Thousands of engineering and construction jobs will be promoted at the National Engineering and Construction Recruitment (NECR) exhibition this month.

Hippo rubbishes industry's use of skips 15 November 2007
Hippos are nothing to be scared of- in fact the building services industry can now embrace this new weapon in the war against waste.

Speedy Hire honoured at National Business Awards 15 November 2007
And finally, Sir Trevor Mcdonald was on hand to congratulate Speedy Hire for winning the EIM Marketing Strategy of the Year award on November 13 for its health and safety work.

Industry views sought on qualification review 14 November 2007
The views of HVAC professionals are wanted to help revise the industry's national occupational standards (NOS) and S/NVQs.

Brandon Hire expands to boost Scottish presence 13 November 2007
Tool hire company Brandon Hire has opened three more branches in Scotland, bringing the number of branches in the country to 14.

Wolseley launches green guide 13 November 2007
Wolseley UK, the distributor of plumbing and heating products, is launching a guide packed with green product choices.

Small business need level tender playing field 12 November 2007
Small businesses can't compete for public sector contracts because of the government's tendering process, says the Forum for Private Business (FPB).

Industry's passion bears BEST training deal 09 November 2007
A deal signed by Building Engineering Services Training (BEST) and Electrical Assessment Services (EAS) has given birth to a one-stop electrical training shop.

HSE scolds failure to prevent scalds 09 November 2007
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says organisations should follow its guidelines to avoid deaths from scalding hot water. 

Trend makes The Apprentice priority viewing 07 November 2007
BUILDING Management systems specialist Trend Control Systems, hopes to tackle the nation's lack of trained building service engineers with its apprentice programme.

Fulton appoints UK-based MD 07 November 2007
Fulton Boiler Works has appointed Gary Eckersley as its UK managing director

Industry surfs net to safety 05 November 2007
Installers need no longer flick through a weighty tome to read out-dated safety rules on building services maintenance- thanks to a new website.

Viessmann's role in a winter's tale warmly received 01 November 2007
Actors chattering backstage at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Courtyard Theatre were not reciting lines but had lost control of their teeth due to the cold, until Viessmann warmed things up.

HETAS turns heat on unregistered installers 01 November 2007
HETAS, the UK body operating the competent person’s scheme for installers of wood and solid fuel burning appliances, is fired up about unregistered installers.