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New BSS commercial director appointed

Heating and pipeline distributor BSS Industrial has promoted Andy Raine to commercial director after a senior management restructure by Travis Perkins Group. 
 7 Feb 2012

Act fast for latest Salix grants, says Sabien

Public sector organisations intending to take advantage of the latest tranche of Salix loans for energy efficiency projects need to act fast and ensure they are proposing the use of proven technologies, says Sabien Technology. 
 6 Feb 2012

George Birchall Service bolsters commitment to school leavers

Staffordshire building services maintenance company George Birchall Service has bolstered its support for local school leavers through its latest apprenticeships. 
 6 Feb 2012

Trustmark welcomes Davey to DECC

New Energy Secretary Ed Davey has been welcomed as Chris Huhne's replacement at the Department of Energy and Climate Change by TrustMark, the Government endorsed not-for-profit quality mark for tradesmen, 
 6 Feb 2012

Davey commits to green growth and jobs

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey will today join Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in sending a clear signal that green growth and green jobs will remain at the heart of the Coalition's strategy for economic recovery. 
 6 Feb 2012

Unregistered gas engineer left householders in danger

An illegal gas engineer lied to a householder about being registered to the industry body and left one property at risk of explosion after carrying out work at premises in Cheltenham. 
 6 Feb 2012

Applied Energy changes name

Applied Energy Products, part of Glen Dimplex, manufacturer of brands Redring, Creda, Xpelair and Galaxy, is changing its name to the Redring Xpelair Group. 
 6 Feb 2012

Most youngsters 'have no place to go' for training, warns JTL

As the UK celebrates Apprenticeship Week, JTL, the training charity for the building services engineering sector, has warned that a lack of bank support is preventing employers from taking on apprentices. 
 6 Feb 2012

New guides to help you win work

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies has produced two guides designed to help building services contractors compete more effectively. The complete support portfolio for completing a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) and Tendering - an overview are available to purchase from the Skills Academy's website. 
 6 Feb 2012

Scottish craft apprentice of the year named

Julius Garrett was named Scottish Craft Apprentice of the Year during the presentation of the HVACR Awards for Outstanding Achievement in a ceremony held at the headquarters of HVCA Scotland. 
 6 Feb 2012

Elta Fans and Ziehl-Abegg join forces

Elta Fans has announced a strategic alliance with Ziehl-Abegg to use the German fan giant's motors and impellers. 
 3 Feb 2012

Huhne to face charges

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has resigned his job after news emerged that he is to be charged with perverting the course of justice over claims that his wife accepted speeding penalty points on his behalf in 2003. 
 3 Feb 2012

Apprenticeship Week - SummitSkills appeals for employer help find the best

The fifth annual National Apprenticeship Week takes place on 6-10 February and SummitSkills is encouraging employers to mark the week by helping to identify the best of the best apprentices in the building services engineering sector through its Skill M&E competitions. 
 3 Feb 2012

JCT updates Standard Building Contract

New optional provisions in JCT's Standard Building Contract enable employers to name individual specialists as domestic sub-contractors for identified parts of the works by appropriate entry in the Contract Particulars. 
 3 Feb 2012

New operations director for Heatrae Sadia

Heatrae Sadia has appointed Jonathan Madden as operations director. He will be responsible for quality, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering and maintenance, plus the safety and environmental requirements of the company. 
 3 Feb 2012

Water controls guide launched

Water controls specialist Honeywell has launched an updated Water Controls Guide for installers. 
 3 Feb 2012

Plumber gets six months for illegal gas work

A plumber from Lowestoft in Suffolk has been sentenced to six months in jail for carrying out illegal work on domestic gas appliances. 
 2 Feb 2012

Vent-Axia gains quiet recognition

Vent-Axia's new Silent Fan has been awarded the Quiet Mark 2012 by the Noise Abatement Society and appears on the new online Quiet Mark Directory launched on 1 February. 
 2 Feb 2012

HVCA updates commercial and legal contracts

HVCA Publications, the publishing division of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association, has launched three updated commercial and legal contracts - CL21 Conditions of Trading, CL70 Maintenance Agreement and CC8/11 Conditions of Sub-Sub-Contract. 
 2 Feb 2012

Cash injection for wood-burning boiler firm

A North East firm specialising in wood-burning boilers has received a £150,000 cash injection from venture capitalist Northstar Ventures. 
 1 Feb 2012
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