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- November 2009

Burning issue: Passing on the Gas Safe message 01 November 2009
Jeff Learman, director of stakeholder relations at Gas Safe Register, asks the very blunt question: who is better served in their home when it comes to gas safety – an owner-occupier or a social housing tenant?

Contractor Profile: Stable base allows steady growth 01 November 2009
Mark Gledhill, director of Huddersfield-based Crowther & Shaw, talks to Paul Braithwaite about satisified customers who make up a vast client base which gives the company the stability from which it can grow and prosper.

Company Profile: Knowledge and advice puts TA ahead 01 November 2009
Nigel Huggins, managing director of Tour & Andersson, is driven. He wants the company to be the market leader in balancing valves in the UK and Middle East and he will not rest even when that happens. There is still more to do, to grow organically and by acquisition.

Health and Safety Matters: New ACS must be slimmer and friendlier 01 November 2009
Gas safety testing has become overly complicated and puts too much of a burden on employers, according to Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA, who welcomes the imminent review of the ACS testing regime.

Legal Matters: Wage increase is a bonus, however small 01 November 2009
While politicians and experts debate the perceived pros and cons of notional big hitters in the banking sector receiving bonuses, spare a thought for workers at the other end of the pay scale, insists Fergal Dowling, head of employment law at Irwin Mitchell.