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Worthington Nicholls culls third of workforce

One third of Worthington Nicholls' staff have lost their jobs after the air-conditioning installer suffered a one million pound operating loss. 
 7 Feb 2008

Liquid biofuel fuelling new research

A £250,000 research project is set to discover how a bio-heating oil could replace kerosene and gas oil to become the fuel of choice to heat buildings. 
 7 Feb 2008

Halstead appoints technical director

Halstead Boilers has hired Tony Chadderton to be its technical director. 
 7 Feb 2008

Daikin buys Swedish distributor to aid heat plans

DAIKIN Europe has bought all shares in Svenska Daikin A.B, its distributor in Sweden, to realise its heating expansion plans. 
 6 Feb 2008

Grundfos pumps up training portfolio

Pump specialists Grundfos will deliver 17 revamped courses at five different locations across the UK this year, following a review of its training. 
 5 Feb 2008

CORGI's chief of operations resigns

The chief operating officer of CORGI, Ian Powney has resigned. 
 5 Feb 2008

Scotland hosts HEVAR show

A new HEVAR exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland on October 29-30, will cater for the large volume of HVAC professionals in the region. 
 4 Feb 2008

Government calls out CHP as untapped carbon saver

The government says harnessing the potential of combined heat and power (CHP) can save the UK, 12m tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2020. 
 1 Feb 2008

New EU rules pose threat to oil heating industry

The new Energy Using Product Directive (EuP), due to become UK law in 2009, will drastically lower Nitrous Oxide (NOx) emissions levels and damage the UK oil heating business. 
 1 Feb 2008

Electricians can deliver Part P message says NICEIC

NICEIC, the voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry, has produced a Part P fact sheet for electricians to give to customers. 
 31 Jan 2008

Life's Good with 22% growth target for 2008

LG has announced it is aiming for 22% growth in its global air-conditioner shipments this year to $5 billion. 
 30 Jan 2008

Over 70s clamour for free insulation

Demand for free insulation is up by 25%, following the government's introduction of free loft and cavity wall insulation for all homeowners and private tenants over 70. 
 30 Jan 2008

Hortstmann joins Entity

Horstmann, the manufacturer of domestic and commercial heating controls for electrical and gas heating systems, has joined the Entity Group 
 30 Jan 2008

East earns Accolade for outstanding service

Derrick East of Accolade Building Services has been honoured with an HVCA Outstanding Service award. 
 29 Jan 2008

Horsfall retires after 25 years in heating business

After 25 years in the heating industry, Dick Horsfall, brand director for Purmo radiators has retired and admits the sector is a far tougher market nowadays than it was when he first entered it. 
 29 Jan 2008

HVCA asks members for convergence consent

Members of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors Association and Electrical Contractors Association have been asked whether they want both associations to become a single organisation representing M&E contractors. 
 28 Jan 2008

LG steps up to sell domestic ac to UK

LG is gearing up to target the UK domestic market with its Art Cool range of "designer" air conditioning units. 
 25 Jan 2008

Website calls for Europe to be Proheatpump

A website about the European IEEA project-Proheatpump is up and running to aid the understanding and use of ground source heat pumps. 
 23 Jan 2008

MP urged to stop housebuilder pay cuts

Contractors faced with swallowing as much as a 10% pay cut from housebuilders, contrary to agreed contracts, are urging the construction minister to prevent the cuts. 
 22 Jan 2008

Balfour Kilpatrick promotes Slevin

Balfour Kilpatrick, has promoted Mark Slevin from contracts manager to area manager for its Birmingham office. 
 22 Jan 2008
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