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Flogas acquires Metcalfe and Evans

LPG supplier Flogas has acquired specialist LPG firm, Metcalfe and Evans. 
 24 Jan 2011

Graham rewards trade customers

Plumbers' merchant Graham has relaunched its Rewards scheme to both trade cash and credit customers. The scheme is designed to help customers earn rewards through purchases made through its network of 180 branches. 
 24 Jan 2011

Wider tenders and contracts service launched

Glenigan and The Builders' Conference have developed what they describe as the most comprehensive tender and contract award leads service for the UK construction industry. 
 20 Jan 2011

Ductbusters' employee first to complete HVCA Green Book

Jason Philip, a senior supervisor at specialist duct cleaning company Ductbusters, is the first heating and ventilation engineer in the UK to have completed the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association's Ductwork Cleaning Green Book Training Scheme. 
 20 Jan 2011

Air source heat pump research highlights need for better partnerships

Fuel poverty charity, National Energy Action (NEA) has published its findings from research commissioned in 2009 by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to assess the implications of air source heat pumps (ASHP), on the domestic network infrastructure. 
 20 Jan 2011

Vokèra calls for clarity on the RHI scheme

Following the update on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), boiler and renewables manufacturer Vokèra is concerned that the potential delay may be a hindrance. While the scheme will be introduced in 2011, it will be phased in with a view to clarifying the finer details in 2012. 
 20 Jan 2011

Warning that RHI delay would be costly

There are signs that the widely anticipated Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) may be delayed, and Mark Krull, marketing director for Logic4training has warned that the consequences could be serious. 
 20 Jan 2011

Shouksmiths wins contracts worth £1.4 million

The North West Division of building services engineer Shouksmiths, based in Bolton, has been awarded eight new contracts worth a total of £1.42 million, including two for affordable housing and regeneration specialist Lovell in Liverpool. 
 20 Jan 2011

Transforming Technologies Conference discount extended

The early bird discount rate for the Transforming Technologies Conference has been extended. 
 20 Jan 2011

HVR Awards date announced

The second HVR Awards organised by Heating & Ventilating Review will take place on October 11, 2011. 
 20 Jan 2011

NICEIC unveils industry event

NICEIC has announced details of its first ever conference and exhibition. 
 20 Jan 2011

NICEIC launches 'Jobs for the Girls' campaign

NICEIC has launched its 'Jobs for the girls' campaign aimed at encouraging more women into the electrical contracting industry. 
 20 Jan 2011

Baxi employee hailed as hero after sword attack

Baxi salesman Gary Wainright is being hailed as a hero by his family, friends and colleagues after fending off a sword-wielding thug in a bar in Tenerife during a New Year holiday. His actions enabled over 100 people, including women and children, to escape. 
 14 Jan 2011

FPB warns proper book keeping essential to avoid £3,000 fine

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is warning small firms to keep proper financial records or face fines in excess of £3,000. 
 13 Jan 2011

EIC wins Mary Rose museum contract

EIC has won the contract to provide mechanical and electrical services for the Mary Rose Museum project at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The national building services provider will install the critical environmental systems for this new £35 million project. 
 13 Jan 2011

Henderson Green aids green office development

Henderson Green, independent engineering consultants, have been brought on board by Merlin Real Estate to provide full sustainability advice and other services to ensure a new two-storey office development in Southampton meets the required 'very high' BREEAM rating. 
 13 Jan 2011

HEVAR details now available online

The organiser of the first national HEVAR show has launched a new website,, packed full of information and resources to ensure visitors make the most their visit to the show which takes place in Hall 3 of the NEC, Birmingham on May 24 to 26, 2011. 
 13 Jan 2011

Eco award entry deadline extended

The deadline to enter the Environment and Energy Awards has been extended to January 21. 
 10 Jan 2011

Green Energy Training Centre drives for growth

A renewable energy training centre in the North West is launching a New Year drive to attract installers. 
 10 Jan 2011

Rogue trader prosecuted

Following the launch of its 'Wall of Shame' campaign, the UK electrical contracting industry’s independent voluntary body NICEIC has welcomed the action taken by Trading Standards against a building firm and its director who falsely claimed to be a member of the electrical accreditation body. 
 10 Jan 2011
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