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Demand for better F-Gas training

Thousands of gas engineers remain untrained to the required F-Gas standards, according to training provider Develop Training. 
 14 May 2012

Willmott Dixon Partnerships wins award

Social housing repairs and maintenance contractor Willmott Dixon Partnerships has achieved national recognition for its collaborative working practices. Willmott Dixon Group's repairs specialist won the 'Contractor of the Year' award at the annual Housing Excellence Awards in Manchester. 
 14 May 2012

Miliband tours Viessmann biomass installation

David Miliband MP attended the unveiling of the latest installation in South Shields of heating systems manufacturer Viessmann. 
 14 May 2012

ACE welcomes Queen's Speech

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering has welcomed the emphasis of the Queen's Speech on the importance of electricity market reform and the launch of the Green Investment Bank as part of the government's continued focus on restoring growth to the UK economy. 
 10 May 2012

'Government intervention needed' to boost green initiatives

Responding to yesterday's Queen's Speech - the first in two years - the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) called on the Government to show renewed leadership on green issues, arguing that deregulation for deregulation's sake would be counterproductive for the built environment sector. 
 10 May 2012

SDH Building Services takes on two new staff

Commercial building services company SDH Building Services has appointed two new members of staff to support growth in the business. The company, based in Bolton, in Greater Manchester, has taken on Alan Hyde and Kevin Byrom. 
 10 May 2012

Outlook for construction sector improving, says RICS

Activity levels in the construction sector edged upwards in the first three months of the year according to the latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Construction Market Survey. This result contrasts with the sharp fall in output suggested by the official data. 
 10 May 2012

Toshiba Air Conditioning expands distribution network

Toshiba Air Conditioning is expanding its UK network with the appointment of DYSK Air Conditioning as a full Toshiba distributor. 
 10 May 2012

Industry experts appointed to lead focus on key sectors

Europe's largest engineers' body has appointed five industry experts to head up new sector-focused, global communities of engineers. 
 10 May 2012

Graeme Fox re-elected as AREA president

AREA, the European air conditioning and refrigeration contractors association, has re-elected Graeme Fox as president for the next two years. Other board members saw their mandate renewed for another two years, except Gerhard Neuhauser, past president of AREA, who has had to step down due to professional reasons. 
 8 May 2012

Solarcentury appoints new CEO

Solar photovoltaic (PV) company Solarcentury has appointed Frans van den Heuvel as its new CEO. 
 8 May 2012

More optimistic outlook for specialist contractors, says NSCC

Specialist contractors are experiencing improvements in trade according to the latest National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) State of Trade Survey. Forty four per cent of respondents reported an increase in enquiries in the first quarter of 2012, up from 32 per cent last quarter, and 37 per cent an increase in orders, up from 30 per cent. 
 4 May 2012

Solar leaders launch Global Solar Council

Chief executives in the solar industry have got together to launch the Global Solar Council (GSC) in a bid to boost the deployment of solar energy worldwide through stakeholder and policy maker engagement. 
 4 May 2012

Deputy PM visits Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco won praise for its commitment to investment in new UK based production and R&D facilities when Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg visited the company's Cheltenham site last week. 
 4 May 2012

TROX celebrates half a century in the UK

TROX UK is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The UK subsidiary company of the TROX Group was established in 1962 and a new production facility was built in Thetford in 1971. 
 4 May 2012

New accounts manager appointed at Wolseley UK

Wolseley UK has appointed Sean Blandford to the position of national accounts manager - key accounts. 
 4 May 2012

Ploughcroft md joins Green Construction Board

Renewable specialist Ploughcroft's managing director, Chris Hopkins, is to join the Green Construction Board as a representative of the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) sector. 
 3 May 2012

Illegal gas fitter prosecuted for endangering lives

An illegal gas fitter has been prosecuted for endangering lives at a property in Surrey with shoddy and unsafe work. 
 2 May 2012

New national Green Deal body launched

A new not-for-profit organisation, the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings, is launching this week to create the largest network of potential Green Deal providers, financiers, product and service suppliers in a hub of expertise to represent industry's views on the practical implementation of Green Deal, ECO and wider energy efficiency opportunities in the UK. 
 2 May 2012

New technical estimator for S&P

Soler & Palau (S&P) has welcomed Sergejs Darznieks to its growing Ipswich-based technical support team. 
 2 May 2012
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