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Under Pressure? Not BSS Industrial's band

Unsigned but undeterred, the artists behind rock band The Pressure Drops got heads banging at their latest gig, raising £2,000 for charity. 
 4 Dec 2008

Government investigates rogue recruiters

Twelve employment agencies in Plymouth are in the firing line following a clamp down on illegal practices. 
 4 Dec 2008

Robin Roks into COO seat

Building services firm Rok plc has appointed Robin Olorenshaw as the company's chief operating officer. 
 3 Dec 2008

Construction Bill included in Queen's speech

Amendments to the Construction Act have been included in the Queen's speech, with a Bill which is expected to be introduced on December 4, 2008. 
 3 Dec 2008

Death of a tradesman: Fatal figures rise

Every week brings the death of 20 tradesmen from asbestos-related diseases - and this figure is rising, according to the Health and Safety Executive. 
 2 Dec 2008

Balfour Beatty WorkPlace buys energy controls firm

Balfour Beatty WorkPlace has bought building services controls firm Colledge Trundle and Hall (CTH) for £2.85m. 
 2 Dec 2008

Disabled to help construction sector respond to upturn

Disabled people will get the support they need to work in the construction industry, thanks to NET Ambition, which hopes to provide more skilled workers for the sector to react to an economic upturn. 
 1 Dec 2008

Pensioner cheats death but British Gas pays £4,700

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British Gas has been forced to pay £4,700, after an 81 year-old woman fell through an open hatch in her home, which had been left unguarded by the central heating installation contractor. 
 1 Dec 2008

Skills and training zone at Sustainabilitylive! 2009

A Skills and Training Zone is to be launched at Sustainabilitylive! 2009, the UK event for innovation in the energy and environment sectors. 
 27 Nov 2008

BSS Group responds to 'recessionary market opportunities'

There is good growth in revenue and profit and high quality earnings in relatively resilient end markets, says the BSS Group, referring to its interim results for the six months ended September 30, 2008. 
 26 Nov 2008

Panasonic Sanyo deal on brink of collapse

IT IS being reported that Panasonic's bid to acquire fellow air-conditioning manaufacturer Sanyo, has stalled and may be on the brink of collapse after one of Sanyo's three main shareholders ended talks over the acquisition. 
 26 Nov 2008

Heat pumps headline at Manchester HEVAR 2009

A Heat Pump Technology Zone is being launched at Manchester HEVAR 2009, with the full backing of the Heat Pump Association and seminars about this technology will take centre stage. 
 26 Nov 2008

CBI welcomes Darling's £3 billion public capital move

Chancellor Alistair Darling's pre-budget report which states that public capital spending programmes will to be brought forward from 2010/11, has been well received by the CBI. 
 25 Nov 2008

Mandelson welcomes project bank accounts

Peter Mandelson has agreed to tell public sector contractors, benefiting from the government's 10-day payment terms, to open up project bank accounts, to help SMEs' further down the supply chain. 
 24 Nov 2008

Rok solid support for National Maintenance Week

National Maintenance Week runs from November 21-28 and Rok is using it as a timely opportunity to advise schools and other building owners about winter maintenance. 
 21 Nov 2008

Henderson Green devoted to UK Sikh school

The UK’s only state-funded Sikh secondary school is to be expanded with the help of Henderson Green which will conduct a sustainability assessment and design work for the building. 
 20 Nov 2008

Baxi takes bow with CHP champions

The Baxi group is among the winners honoured at the Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) Conference and Awards. 
 20 Nov 2008

CHPA conference highlights CHP's missed opportunities

Energy and Climate Change minister Mike O'Brien, speaking at the Combined Heat and Power Association's (CHPA) annual conference today (November 19), spoke of the government's support for CHP deployment, but the chairman of CHPA highlighted the missed opportunities for CHP up and down the country. 
 19 Nov 2008

SIG to shed 900 jobs and close 65 sites

SIG, a supplier of insulation, roofing and specialist building products to the construction industry, is to shed 900 jobs and close 65 trading sites. 
 19 Nov 2008

Gas fitter accused of manslaughter of two elderly friends

A gas fitter has appeared in court on manslaughter charges following the deaths of two friends exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning. 
 19 Nov 2008
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