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Call for Government to include small firms in job creation plans

The Forum of Private Business is urging the Government to ensure small and medium-sized businesses - which already employ almost 60 per cent of the private sector working population - are central to its job creation plans. 
 10 Jan 2011

Plumber jailed after Rogue Traders exposes illegal gas work

A plumber caught carrying out illegal gas work by BBC's Rogue Traders has been jailed after ignoring a previous order to stop. 
 10 Jan 2011

BSRIA publishes guide to underfloor heating and cooling

A new guide from research organisation BSRIA (BG4/2011) will replace the previous Underfloor Heating: A Designer's Guide (AG12/2001) and Underfloor Heating Installations: Assessment Standard (AG13/2001). 
 10 Jan 2011

Industry pressure forces watering down of EUP Directive

The EuP Directive, the European Commission's controversial proposals designed to force heating manufacturers to design more energy efficient products has been scheduled to go live by the end of the year. 
 7 Jan 2011

New members For Homechoice association

The Homechoice association of manufacturers offering a 'one stop' service to housing developers for their heating requirements has embarked on a programme of expansion, forming alliances with affiliate organisations, updating its website and rebranding the organisation. 
 7 Jan 2011

OBE for SEC Group chairman

Trevor Hursthouse, chairman of the Specialist Engineering Contractors' (SEC) Group, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). 
 7 Jan 2011

BBES appoints business development manager for Scotland

Mechanical and electrical building services contractor Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has appointed Eddie O'Donnell as business development manager for Scotland. 
 6 Jan 2011

Honeywell sets up support for commercial buildings market

Honeywell has established a Building Group to help and advise consultants and others who use, maintain, design or specify hvac, central heating, water and other systems. 
 6 Jan 2011

Workman extends ECS contract

Commercial property management specialist Workman LLP has appointed Environmental Control Services, a subsidiary of Managed Support Services, to provide hvac maintenance services at six office buildings in London and the south east of England. 
 6 Jan 2011

Dalkia regains quality, eco and h&s recognition

Energy and utilities management services company Dalkia has passed auditing for a triple standard re-certification covering ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 comprising standards for quality management, environmental performance and health and safety. 
 4 Jan 2011

Hoval teams up with local engineering students

Hoval has marked the upgrading and enhancement of its Training Centre at the Centre of Renewable Energy (CORE) in Nottinghamshire with an 'open day' for students from Nottingham University Faculty of Engineering. 
 4 Jan 2011

Baxi encourages young north east consultants

Baxi Commercial Division has sponsored the launch of a new CIBSE YEN (Young Engineer's Network) region in the North East of England. 
 4 Jan 2011

Dimplex forms alliance with electricity generator

Electricity generator SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy plc) has entered into a strategic agreement with Dimplex to develop and deploy systems and products that can support the decarbonisation of electrical heating. 
 4 Jan 2011

Vaillant celebrates millionth ecoTEC boiler

Vaillant is celebrating the production of its one millionth ecoTEC high efficiency condensing boiler for the UK market, at its factory at Belper in Derbyshire. 
 4 Jan 2011

Plumbase makes key appointments

National plumbing and heating merchant Plumbase has made two key appointments. Alan Penny has joined as commercial manager and Mark Gibbon is the new national showroom business development manager. 
 4 Jan 2011

Weatherite appoints senior managers

Two key appointments have been made at Weatherite Service and Maintenance as the company prepares to expand its operations. 
 4 Jan 2011

PH Jones wins solar accreditation

Property maintenance and multi-utility metering services provider PH Jones claims to be one of the first businesses to become accredited by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) to carry out solar photovoltaic installations. 
 4 Jan 2011

J S Wright lands £800,000 housing for the elderly contract

Birmingham-based building services provider J S Wright has won an £800,000 contract to design and install the mechanical services for a new multi-million-pound extra care scheme in Gravesend for residential care and supported homes provider Abbeyfield Kent Society. 
 4 Jan 2011

Higgs to retire as HVCA chief executive

HVCA chief executive Robert Higgs has announced his intention to retire from the Association after 38 years' service. 
 10 Dec 2010

Lochinvar sponsors Funcup World Cup racing team

Commercial water heater and boiler manufacturer Lochinvar is again sponsoring Team Honeywell in the motor racing FunCup 2010 series. 
 9 Dec 2010
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