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News Archive - September 2015

B&ES appoints national executive for Scotland and Northern Ireland 29 September 2015

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has appointed Tom McManus as national executive for Scotland and Northern Ireland, replacing Bob Dyer, who has retired after 25 years’ service.

Ideal Boilers: making ErP simple 28 September 2015

Following the introduction of the EU’s new Energy related Product (ErP) Directive on 26 September, Ideal Boilers has developed an online calculator to make ErP calculations simple.

Vent-Axia addresses Sussex businesses 28 September 2015

Vent-Axia, the UK ventilation manufacturer, has shared its experience of reshoring its manufacturing from China at the latest Sussex Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Forum.

Manufacturers concerned about impact of renewable energy policy 28 September 2015

According to a new survey of British manufacturers by npower Business Solutions, many are concerned about changes to government policy on renewable energy.

Veolia integrates Cogenco within UK group 28 September 2015

Veolia’s specialist combined heat and power (CHP) company, Cogenco Limited, is fully integrating with the UK group and adopting the Veolia name.

BSRIA comments on Party Conference speech 28 September 2015

Following Tim Farron’s speech at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference, BSRIA has issued a response.

Rural Energy to deliver seminar at Nextgen 28 September 2015

Rural Energy, the provider of biomass heating, will be sharing its expertise and leading a seminar at Nextgen, which takes place at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry from 7-8 October. 

BSRIA publishes new white paper 28 September 2015

BSRIA has launched a new White Paper on Products and Systems for Generation Z in Reduced Carbon Buildings.

B&ES calls for entries for national air quality award 28 September 2015

B&ES (the Building & Engineering Services Association) is linking up with Kings College London to sponsor the Air Quality category at the City of London Corporation’s National Sustainable Cities Awards 2015/16.

Vexo International appoints business development manager 28 September 2015

Vexo International, the side stream filtration and water treatment specialist, has appointed Mark Shilham as business development manager for the North and Scotland Region.

Quinn Radiators expands national sales support team 28 September 2015

Quinn Radiators has boosted its national sales team with the addition of four new regional sales managers (RSMs).

Mansfield Pollard recruits first female apprentice 28 September 2015

Air management expert Mansfield Pollard has recently welcomed its first-ever female apprentice.

ZERO secures exclusive UK distribution rights for Gapsal heat pumps 21 September 2015

Low-carbon technology company, ZERO, has signed a deal to become the only UK distributor of a range of Gapsal large capacity heat pumps.

Riello customers see sponsored bike team in action at Silverstone 21 September 2015

Riello’s key consultant customers recently celebrated the company’s sponsorship of the Pramac Ducati motorsport team with a visit to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. 

HETAS launches Direct Debit payment for members 21 September 2015

HETAS, the official body for approving heating appliance, fuels and services, has introduced Direct Debit payment for its members as a faster and safer way to process their renewals.

Installer partnership gets ADEY backing 21 September 2015

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions is supporting an innovative new scheme that will provide installers with tools and support to help them protect heating systems.

Ideal Boilers joins in to help Hull family 21 September 2015

The family of a critically ill three-year-old, Georgiana Pooley, has a new heating system thanks to the generosity of businesses from across the North and the power of social media.

Mansfield Pollard shortlisted for award 21 September 2015

Mansfield Pollard, the air management expert, has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Employer of the Year category at this year’s Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards.

Worcester achieves top marks in Which? report 21 September 2015

Worcester, Bosch Group has been awarded Which? Best Buys for the sixth consecutive year across its complete range of Greenstar gas-fired boilers.

B&ES appoints new membership director 17 September 2015

The Building & Engineering Services Association has appointed Richard Ward to the new position of membership director.

BRA introduces report on putting into use replacement refrigerants 17 September 2015

The British Refrigeration Association (BRA) has responded to the challenges to industry as a result of the new F Gas Regulation with an expert guide on coping with the changes to availability of common refrigerants.

Recruitment firm urges industry to invest in graduates 16 September 2015

Peace Recruitment, an Edinburgh based recruitment consultancy focused on the construction, property and engineering sectors, is warning employers that skilled construction and engineering workers are now the most sought after in the UK.

ADCAS welcomes government approval of standards for apprentices 14 September 2015

The Government has approved apprenticeship standards for the ductwork sector which have been collated by employers in the industry, many of them ADCAS members.

BFFF supports The ACR Show 2016 14 September 2015

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has announced its support for the ACR Show 2016, which takes place from 16-18 February at the NEC, in Birmingham.

HVR Awards 2015: vote for your Customer Service Person of the Year 14 September 2015

Voting is still open for the Customer Service Person of the Year Award at this year's HVR Awards.

Construction trades call for government support 14 September 2015

Tradesmen have urged the Government to protect the industry from future recessions at a round table discussion hosted by UK Construction Week in association with Checkatrade.

Daikin offers free access to 93 patents 14 September 2015

Daikin Industries has announced that it is offering companies worldwide free access to 93 patents, to encourage companies to develop and commercialise air conditioning, cooling and heat pump equipment that use HFC-32 as a single component refrigerant.

TrustMark goes on tour with the Heating and Renewables Roadshow 14 September 2015

TrustMark, the only Government-endorsed scheme for all trades in and around the home, is touring the country this month with the Heating and Renewables Roadshow.

Adey supports Gas Safety Week 11 September 2015

Magnetic filtration specialist, Adey Professional Heating Solutions, is pledging its support for this year’s Gas Safety Week (14-20 September) by urging installers to follow best practice to keep their customer’s heating systems running safely and ...

B&ES president highlights commitment to innovation and improvement 10 September 2015

B&ES president Jim Marner has underlined the key role the Building & Engineering Services Association plays – and will continue to play – in addressing “the challenges of an increasingly demanding marketplace”.

Graham opens two new branches 10 September 2015

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has opened new branches in Swansea and Leamington Spa, expanding its number of branches located throughout the UK.

ebm-papst sponsors local football clubs 10 September 2015

ebm-papst has announced sponsorship deals with Chelmsford City and Leyton Orient Football Clubs for the 2015/16 football season.

BSRIA launches soft landings guide 09 September 2015

BSRIA has launched its new Soft Landings & Government Soft Landings (GSL) guide which is available to download from its website.

UKLPG calls on ministers to replace rural boilers 09 September 2015

 LP gas trade association UKLPG is urging ministers to consider a future rural boiler replacement programme, following announcements that the Government is set to make substantial cuts to household energy efficiency funding.

Potterton recruits area sales manager 09 September 2015

Potterton Commercial has appointed Craig Stewart as area sales manager North East and Yorkshire.

Pipe Center appoints national sales manager for pumps 09 September 2015

Pipe Center is strengthening its position in the pumps market by boosting its technical support and appointing long-serving employee, Jim Merrills into the newly created role of national sales manager for pumps.

HVR Awards 2015: finalists revealed! 08 September 2015

We can now reveal the finalists for this year’s HVR Awards!

Report highlights ongoing skills shortage in construction sector 08 September 2015

According to the latest Report on Jobs, compiled by Markit and published by KPMG and the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation), job vacancies for construction staff continued to rise in August, but at a slower pace than in July.

Worcester, Bosch Group helps installers get to grips with ErP 08 September 2015

Worcester, Bosch Group is holding a second ErP Week dedicated to ensuring installers are up to speed with what will be expected of them once the regulations come into force.

BIM readiness "essential" says BSRIA 08 September 2015

BSRIA says it is concerned by the fact that three quarters of surveyors believe non-adoption of BIM could seriously hinder the UK construction sector over the next year, according to research published by the RICS.

Daikin launches fourth CPD seminars series 08 September 2015

Daikin UK is inviting building services engineers and engineering consultants to attend the fourth series of its successful Future Thinking CPD-accredited seminars based on Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Travis Perkins acquires majority stake in The Underfloor Heating Store 08 September 2015

Travis Perkins plc has acquired a majority stake in The Underfloor Heating Store.

Ideal staff to run marathon for cancer charities 08 September 2015

Two teams from Ideal Boilers have entered the RB Hull Marathon, which is staged around Kingston upon Hull’s historic streets on 13 September, to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan.

Toshiba joins forces with rugby star 07 September 2015

Toshiba links up with rugby star Toshiba has announced a collaboration with 2003 Rugby World Cup winner and Welsh Rugby Union head of rugby, Josh Lewsey, as part of its official Rugby World Cup 2015 sponsorship.

HSE prosecutes firm for carbon monoxide danger 07 September 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Manchester company for putting a mother and her young son at risk of suffering carbon monoxide poisoning for seven years at their home in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Obituary: Kingsley Curtis 07 September 2015

The Board of HRP has announced the death of chairman, Kingsley Curtis, on 3 September after a long battle with cancer.

Calorex appoints technical sales engineer 07 September 2015

Calorex has recruited Jeremy Neale as technical sales engineer.

BSRIA appointment 04 September 2015

BSRIA has announced the appointment of Dr Arnold Teekaram as corporate quality assurance manager, with effect from 1st September 2015.

Vokèra names new MD 03 September 2015

Vokèra has appointed Phil Adams as its new managing director.

ADEY expands UK sales operation 03 September 2015

ADEY is expanding its UK sales operation as part of ambitious growth plans over the next three years.

ebm-papst agrees sponsorship deal with EXplora Science 03 September 2015

ebm-papst UK has agreed a new sponsorship deal with science education charity EXplora Science, which will help with its plans to set up an innovative new Science, Technology and Discovery Centre.

System Hygienics makes two appointments 02 September 2015

Specialist duct cleaning company, System Hygienics, has made two new appointments.

Ideal Boilers helps local students 02 September 2015

The HR team from Ideal Boilers recently ran weekly workshops with local students, aged 16-17, as part of its support for the Hull City FC Tigers Trust ROAR! programme.

B&ES members report increase in orders, workload and turnover 01 September 2015

According to research carried out among members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) order, enquiry and turnover levels all increased across the board during the past six months.

Mansfield Pollard engineer raises money for Macmillan 01 September 2015

Mansfield Pollard project engineer Mick Lee recently shaved his head to stand proudly alongside people with cancer and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.