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Joint Investment Programme opens up training

SummitSkills and the Joint Investment Programme (JIP) are making more than 1,800 training opportunities available to employers in the building services engineering (BSE) sector over the next year. 
 1 Aug 2011

Vaillant launches new flue safety training

Vaillant is using its commercial training programmes to bring installers of light commercial appliances up to speed with flueing regulations. 
 1 Aug 2011

Worcester Bosch wins at Plumb Center awards

The Worcester Bosch Group scooped three awards at the Plumb Center and Parts Center National Supplier Conference. 
 29 Jul 2011

Vokèra promotes BDM to regional sales director

John Davies has been promoted to regional sales director for the central region of the Vokèra sales team. 
 29 Jul 2011

Team Leeds wins Graham go-karting challenge

Team Leeds - Contract Branch, has been crowned Graham National Go Karting Challenge 2011 champions. 
 29 Jul 2011

Centrica reports £1.3bn profits

British Gas owner Centrica has reported operating profits of £1.3bn in the six months to 30 June, which is down 19 per cent on the same period last year. 
 28 Jul 2011

High fuel costs are holding heating companies back

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) says the industry is suffering a double-whammy due to the combination of the high price of fuel and the recession. 
 27 Jul 2011

First building services degree launched in Liverpool

A building services engineering (BSE) Foundation degree being delivered by Liverpool Community College and awarded by Liverpool John Moores University is said to be the first to secure the endorsement of both SummitSkills and fdf (Foundation degree Forward). 
 27 Jul 2011

Fläkt Woods appoints new service and sales manager

Dave Perry has been appointed as the new service and sales manager for Fläkt Woods. 
 27 Jul 2011

£25m investment to boost new apprenticeships

The Government has announced a new apprenticeship programme to help create jobs and growth which needs to be extended to the construction industry. 
 27 Jul 2011

HVCA president urges contractors to meet client demands

HVCA president Bob Shelley says meeting the demands of customers and clients is the key to remaining "in business and in profit" in the times ahead. 
 27 Jul 2011

SummitSkills releases framework for standards

SummitSkills, the sector skills council for the building services engineering sector, has developed five frameworks to safeguard standards and enhance the quality of services across the electrotechnical, heating and ventilating, plumbing, and refrigeration and air conditioning industries. 
 27 Jul 2011

Blane Judd receives C&G fellowship

New HVCA chief executive Blane Judd has been appointed a fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute in recognition of his contribution to training and education in building engineering services. 
 27 Jul 2011

British Gas fined £2.5m for failing customers

Ofgem has announced a £2.5 million penalty on British Gas after an investigation by the regulator found that the company had breached regulations setting standards for the way energy companies handle customer complaints. 
 27 Jul 2011

Wolseley announces sale of Build Center

Wolseley is selling its Build Center division to Jewson for a reported £145 million. 
 25 Jul 2011

10,000 litre heating oil leak in Cumbria

An investigation is underway to discover how around 10,000 litres of heating oil leaked from underground tanks at the County Hotel in Kendal. 
 25 Jul 2011

BP Chemicals fined £30,000 for gas leak

BP Chemicals has been fined £30,000 at Hull Magistrates Court for two offences after pleading guilty to a leak of gas containing carbon monoxide from its plant. 
 25 Jul 2011

Scottish & Southern Energy to raise prices

Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) will raise its prices from September. 
 22 Jul 2011

Online tool to calculate absorption distance

HygroMatik is offering a calculator and an absorption distance nonogram on their website, available to help consultants in the design process. 
 22 Jul 2011

Renewable Heat Premium Payment launched

Householders could get up to £1,250 of government funding to help towards the cost of installing renewable heating systems such as biomass boilers, air and ground source heat pumps and solar thermal panels. 
 22 Jul 2011
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