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John Savage, founder and managing director of Flame Heating Group.

Flame joins Top 100 for sales growth

Flame Heating Group has been named as one of Britain’s top 100 private companies when it comes to delivering sales growth, featuring in the 2019 Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table.... 
 3 Dec 2019
Average annualised carbon saving cost.

Time for government to back low carbon liquid fuels

As OFTEC launches its strategy outlining how low carbon liquid fuels offer the best decarbonisation solution for oil heated homes, the trade association has called on government to back what it describes as a practical and cost-effective solution.... 
 3 Dec 2019

Charity partnership extended with Teenage Cancer Trust

In 2012, the Plumbing and Heating division of Travis Perkins set out to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust and have raised £2.3 million over an eight-year partnership; this week they signed to support the charity for another year.... 
 27 Nov 2019

Guide to stop installers getting into hot water

As part of its Love Your Cylinder campaign, Heatrae Sadia has a digital advice series to help answer some common questions for installers.... 
 25 Nov 2019
John Savage (left) presents the autographed Celtic print to Danny Byrne.

Flame's Danny Byrne retires

The founder of Flame Heating Group, John Savage, made a surprise presentation to mark the retirement of the man who provided him with his first big break in the industry.... 
 19 Nov 2019

The towns and cities taking the biggest gas safety risks

Experts are warning homeowners across the UK to check their gas appliances in the run up to Christmas, with carbon monoxide poisoning, gas fires and even explosions due to faults in the heating systems presenting risks that may have remained dormant ... 
 19 Nov 2019

Escalating fuel poverty crisis

As we head towards the colder months, the latest figures on fuel poverty are a cause for great concern, with 11 per cent of UK households existing in fuel poverty according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.... 
 8 Nov 2019
Left to right: Kata Gulyas, Lee Lison, Dionne Broadfield, Kerry Grindon, Carl Arntzen (chief executive), Katie Green, Natalia Szumilas, Benn Foster.

Worcester Bosch pledges support to ‘Time to Change’

Worcester Bosch is supporting the Time to Change Employer Pledge, which aims to change the way people think and act about mental health in the workplace.... 
 8 Nov 2019
Kevin Wellman, CIPHE chief executive and Peter Thom, director of IDHEE.

CIPHE incorporates IDHEE to safeguard future

On October 31 2019, the Institute of Domestic Heating and Environmental Engineers (IDHEE) was incorporated with the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), in a move to provide heightened professional and technical support ... 
 4 Nov 2019
Left to right: Sean Langston, Simon Williams, Flames Group’s financial controller, Simon Hanson, the FSB’s North East development manager, and Mike Cherry.

Small businesses chairman visits Flame Heating Group

Flame Heating Group has been praised for its innovation by the national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses during a visit to the North East firm.... 
 4 Nov 2019
34 per cent of scalding admissions aged nine years or under.

CIPHE calls for thermostatic mixing valves to be compulsory

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is talking tough on TMVs as it renews calls on the Government to change the legislation surrounding the devices.... 
 4 Nov 2019

HETAS welcomes draft Environment Bill

On October 15, Theresa Villers, secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, presented the government’s draft Environment Bill. Bruce Allen, chief executive of HETAS, the solid fuel safety and standards organisation, explains why he ... 
 30 Oct 2019
The NICEIC, vent-Axia.

Vent-Axia’s NICEIC training course helps achieve best practice

Vent-Axia is offering its NICEIC domestic ventilation training course aimed particularly at experienced electricians, plumbers, ventilation installers and heating engineers looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of domestic ventilation systems... 
 24 Oct 2019
David Holmes, founder of Holmes Media.

Lead generating company has record year of business

Lead generation company, Holmes Media, has announced a record 12 months for the company following a 27 per cent increase in revenue over the past year.... 
 24 Oct 2019
Guy Pulham, UKIFDA chief executive.

Heating oil users aged 75+ should sign up to Cold Weather Priority scheme

The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) is urging everyone aged 75 and over, who use heating oil to heat their homes, to sign up to the Cold Weather Priority scheme, an initiative designed to help prevent excess winter deaths.... 
 23 Oct 2019

The Worshipful bursary is back

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers is opening applications for its tools and equipment Bursary scheme for student plumbers.... 
 17 Oct 2019

Chimney sweep approval with HETAS

HETAS has opened an additional direct route for applicants to register for its Approved Chimney Sweep Scheme.... 
 10 Oct 2019
Mark Douglas, co-founder of BEE1, introduces pupils from Ysgol Hendrefelin to their new beehive.

BEE1 initiative benefits local primary schools and environment

Viessmann and South Wales-based installer Plumbwise have teamed up with environmental enterprise BEE1 to offer all 54 primary schools in the Neath Port Talbot area a free beehive and educational package based around bees.... 
 7 Oct 2019
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