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News Archive - February 2020

Almost four in 10 SMEs suffer mental health problems due to pay issues 28 February 2020

Nearly four in 10 small and medium-sized businesses (37 per cent) across all industry sectors are encountering mental health issues among staff due to unfair payment practices, according to a new YouGov poll....


OFTEC claims heat decarbonisation policy must be flexible 27 February 2020

Government should embrace a range of solutions to decarbonise heat in future homes with a focus on achieving emission reduction targets rather than prescribing technologies, says OFTEC in its response to the recent Future Homes Standard consultation....


Stiebel Eltron wins German Design Award 26 February 2020

Stiebel Eltron’s stand at ISH 2019 has received the Excellent Architecture award in the Exhibition category of this year’s German Design Awards....


Airedale manager appointed on board of Eurovent 26 February 2020

Leeds based Airedale International has announced the appointment of export manager, Asim Ansari, to the board of influential trade association Eurovent Middle East. The appointment was proposed and ratified at Eurovent’s recent AGM in Dubai....


Advanced launches new HVACR cleaning gels 25 February 2020

Advanced’s new range of super concentrated cleaning gels are now available in the UK. The new range, known as AdvancedGel offers a ‘mix and go’ approach which could change the face of HVACR cleaning....


£90 million UK drive to reduce emissions commended 25 February 2020

Energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng's announcement that households and businesses will benefit from a multi-million pound investment to cut carbon emissions has been welcomed....


Environment Bill should give councils air quality powers 25 February 2020

Local councils should be given the legal authority to enforce higher standards of air quality in homes, schools and public buildings, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....


Kensa join the TEDx debate 21 February 2020

Kensa Contracting’s recently appointed director of business development, Karl Drage, has joined the global Technolgy, Entertainment and Design (TED) community with a recent presentation at Leamington Spa College on climate change and the role of ...


Fernox welcomes new team member 21 February 2020

Fernox has welcomed new product data and project manager, Sean Moussa, to the team....


JTL has new partnership with Central Bedfordshire College 21 February 2020

JTL has announced its new partnership with Central Bedfordshire College. The partnership, which will focus on the delivery of electrical and plumbing apprenticeships, will be taught in the Incuba part of the college....


Construction cash retention's to be debated in Westminster 21 February 2020

Alan Brown, MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun, has secured a Westminster Hall Debate on the use of Cash Retentions in the Construction Industry on February 27 at 3pm....


Local energy project gets funding green light 21 February 2020

Switch2 Energy has been selected as a partner in Project Rewire-NW, which has won a share of £21m of funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for 10 ground-breaking smart UK energy projects....


Proposed move of Packaged Plant Solutions 19 February 2020

Baxi Heating UK has proposed moving its Packaged Plant Solutions business from its current site in Milton Keynes to the company’s much larger manufacturing site in Bamber Bridge, near Preston, Lancashire....


J S Wright makes new appointment 19 February 2020

J S Wright has strengthened its project management team after appointing Ashley Batty as mechanical project manager....


Camfil proves its innovation 19 February 2020

Camfil is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Tech Centre in Trosa, south of Stockholm in Sweden....


Government urged to enhance building regulator’s power 18 February 2020

As the board charged with implementing the new Building Safety Regulator meets this week and the Government begins to frame its legislation, the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has called for enhanced powers for the Regulator....


How can dehumidifiers help flood-hit facilities? 18 February 2020

As the UK experiences torrential rain and storm-level events, facilities managers need to consider the long-term damage ‘invisible water’ can have on their flood-hit premises....


Jet Environmental sees growth despite times of uncertainty 18 February 2020

Jet Environmental has revealed an optimistic picture for the future of the business as Britain leaves the European Union, with a four per cent increase in revenue during 2019 following double-digit increases in the previous year....


Homeowners urged to switch to renewables 17 February 2020

Renewable energy is fast becoming the norm and with climate change now a very real problem more and more people are thinking about investing in a renewable energy source....


Switch2 Energy welcomes support for heat networks 17 February 2020

Switch2 Energy has welcomed the Government's multi-million funding commitment to UK heat networks, along with its proposals to increase customer protection and accelerate decarbonisation across the sector....


Gary Nicholls named chairman of VHE scheme 17 February 2020

Gary Nicholls has been invited to take up the position of chairman of the user group for the Ventilation Hygiene Elite (VHE) Scheme, which is run under the auspices of Building Engineering Services Competence Assessment (BESCA), a BESA company....


£20 million secured for Geotherm customers 13 February 2020

Finn Geotherm has reached the milestone of ensuring £20 million in Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments will be shared among the hundreds of domestic and commercial customers for which it has designed and installed ground and air source heat pump ...


Tado° smart thermostats surpass sales milestone 13 February 2020

German intelligent home climate management company, tado°, has announced that it has sold over one million smart thermostats in Europe....


Coolair Equipment turns 40 13 February 2020

There are celebrations all round at Coolair Equipment as the company celebrates its 40th anniversary....


Trade bodies call for infrastructure boost 12 February 2020

A four-point plan to improve the UK’s built environment has been proposed by engineering services bodies BESA and ECA, ahead of next month’s Budget....


Registration for HVACR Live is now open 10 February 2020

Industry professionals can now register for free tickets to the only dedicated national event for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration sectors, HVACR Live....


New starters for Samsung climate solutions team 10 February 2020

Samsung has kickstarted 2020 by announcing the growth of its sales team, appointing three regional and account managers to the team....


Hydrogen crucial to decarbonisation goal – IGEM 10 February 2020

The Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) has called on industry to intensify efforts aimed at creating a hydrogen economy while striving towards net zero emissions....


Industry professionals join Scottish SEC 10 February 2020

The Scottish arm of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has made two new appointments, welcoming a pair of experienced industry professionals to senior roles within the organisation....


BESA training announces new leader and new direction 07 February 2020

The training arm of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Helen Yeulet as its new director following the departure of Tony Howard....


Revamped competence schemes crucial to industry ‘culture’ 07 February 2020

The industry must modernise the way it presents evidence of professional competence to satisfy increasingly demanding clients, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....


Geberit brings home national award 07 February 2020

A key accounts director from Geberit has scooped the title of key account manager of the Year at the 2019 British Excellence in Sales Management Awards (BESMA)....


Liquid biofuel supply chain strategy and taskforce launched to tackle emissions 05 February 2020

Trade Associations have kicked off 2020 with the launch of a ‘Supply Chain Strategy for Liquid Fuels’, which details the steps to be taken toward a transition to 100 per cent biofuel to replace heating oil in 1.5m homes across the UK....


IGEM launches policy and research hub 05 February 2020

This week sees IGEM has released its new policy and research hub on its website....


Two promotions for Hamworthy sales team 05 February 2020

Hamworthy Heating has promoted two members of its sales team. Hot water expert and longstanding team member Kevin Potter has been appointed as national sales manager whereas Gary Banham advanced to the role as senior area sales manager for London....


New Hetas guide hot off the press 05 February 2020

Each year, Hetas publishes a guide to approved appliances, equipment and products for use with biomass, wood and solid mineral fuels and the latest issue of the guide is now in print....


Environment Bill should be used to protect child health 05 February 2020

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called for the government to include strong measures to target indoor air quality (IAQ) in its new Environment Bill....


Hydrogen boiler unveiled 03 February 2020

Worcester Bosch has officially revealed its new boiler prototype, which can run on 100% hydrogen gas.


UK’s best on Road to Shanghai includes RACHP apprentices 03 February 2020

WorldSkills UK has now named the 137 apprentices and students who will join its talent programme for the ‘skills olympics’, including two apprentices from the RACHP industry who competed at the SkillFRIDGE 2019 final. The skills olympics will next ...