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Johns wins Welsh heat of Skillplumb

The plumbing industry tested out its plumbing talent at the Welsh heat of SkillPLUMB 2009 -a two-day sector skills competition. 
 18 May 2009

Ener-G grows UK CHP base in Salford

Sustainable power business Ener-G has opened a new UK factory in Salford to keep pace with global demand for its renewable and energy efficient technologies. 
 18 May 2009

London HEVAR brings more Heat Pump talks

It proved to be such a hit in Manchester, that organisers behind HEVAR have hooked up with the Heat Pump Association again to offer more in-depth briefings on heat pumps for the London HEVAR 2009 exhibition 
 18 May 2009

Bailey Off-Site rises to the occasion

NG Bailey is lowering into place the first of 14 prefabricated modules at Heathrow airport's Terminal 5 to supply all low temperature hot and cold water and domestic services to the new terminal. 
 18 May 2009

New MSC meets changing needs of project management

City University London has launched a new MSc in Project Management, Finance and Risk to meet the changing nature of capital goods supply and use. Recently manufacturers have recognised the need to sell maintenance and support services instead of just the goods, which demands a new style of ‘performance-based’ contracts. 
 18 May 2009

Funding boost brings more M&E apprenticeships

Building Engineering Services Training (BEST) is one of two m&e training providers to share in £11m of government funding to create more apprenticeship places. 
 18 May 2009

Southwark schools give Balfour Beatty BSF work

Transform Schools, which manages Balfour Beatty Capital's schools schemes, has secured funding for Southwark's £200 million Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. 
 14 May 2009

Low Carbon grant deadline looms

Firms still have time to apply for a Low Carbon grant before the June end deadline. 
 13 May 2009

Collapsed heating duct, injures 14 school kids

Fourteen children were injured when heating ducting in a school sports hall collapsed. 
 12 May 2009

Centrica buys into EDF's UK nuclear business

British Gas' owner Centrica is investing £2.3 billion (€2.5 billion) in the EDF Group's UK nuclear power business. 
 11 May 2009

HETAS puts the freeze on prices

HETAS has decided not to raise the price of its solid fuel and biomass competent persons scheme this year, to help out installers during the recession. 
 11 May 2009

Mandelson consults on rules to stop trade union blacklisting

Business secretary Peter Mandelson has announced the government's intention to introduce new regulations to stop union members being denied employment by blacklists. 
 11 May 2009

Batchelor goes it alone to set up new firm Supply Air

A former Systemair managing director Steve Batchelor has set up a new ventilation company called Supply Air, which began trading on May 1. 
 7 May 2009

Tender hand extended by Plumb Center's commercial arm

Heating and plumbing supplier Plumb Center is rolling out 38 centres of excellence nationwide this year to help commercial plumbing firms find everything they need under one roof, including help tendering for work. 
 7 May 2009

Powerminster administers emergency repairs for Yorkshire tenants

Sheffield-based Powerminster Gleeson Services has been chosen to provide an emergency repairs service to tenants in 880 properties across South Yorkshire. 
 7 May 2009

Balfour Kilpatrick does m&e work for boys in blue

Balfour Kilpatrick has been awarded a £4 million contract by Mansell to do m&e work at Greater Manchester Police's new divisional headquarters. 
 7 May 2009

Faber Maunsell renamed AECOM

Faber Maunsell has changed its name and branding to AECOM, the name of its parent company, with effect from May 4. 
 6 May 2009

Trade union heavyweight makes blacklist claims against Robert McAlpine

A prospective head of the trade union giant UCATT has lodged a legal claim against Sir Robert McAlpine, after discovering he was one of 3,213 workers added to a blacklist. 
 6 May 2009

Rok backs repair campaign to save construction jobs

About 250,000 construction jobs could be saved by a government rethink concerning the repair of empty buildings, says repair and maintenance specialist Rok. 
 5 May 2009

HVCA welcomes breakdown in Working Time Directive review talks

HVCA has welcomed a recent breakdown of discussions on a review of the European Working Time Directive which, had they continued, could have resulted in the abolition of the UK "opt-out". 
 1 May 2009
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