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UK’s best on Road to Shanghai includes RACHP apprentices

WorldSkills UK has now named the 137 apprentices and students who will join its talent programme for the ‘skills olympics’, including two apprentices from the RACHP industry who competed at the SkillFRIDGE 2019 final. The skills olympics will next ... 
 3 Feb 2020

Ziehl-Abegg cancels China flights

The German company Ziehl-Abegg has decided to cancel all flights from or to China following the outbreak of the coronavirus. Chief executive, Peter Fenkl, explained: “The health of our employees is more important than a financial benefit of the ... 
 29 Jan 2020

Welsh authorities must do more to improve payment practices

A Freedom of Information Act survey of Welsh health authorities has revealed a lack of action in curbing payment abuse of SMEs in construction supply chains.... 
 29 Jan 2020

Greater ‘certainty’ as Brexit arrives

An agreement between the EU and the UK to continue the mutual recognition of professional certification should put minds at ease throughout the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, according to the UK’s primary F-Gas register Refcom.... 
 29 Jan 2020

The war on carbon: the end of the beginning?

A new publication from SAV warns that there is a critical bottleneck in the transmission and distribution of renewable energy in the UK – and that this imposes severe constraints on meeting the country’s decarbonisation aspirations.... 
 29 Jan 2020
Jacob Wills, Albion Valves

Albion hires warehouse apprentice

Albion Valves (UK has added another apprentice to its warehouse team to help keep up with increasing orders.... 
 29 Jan 2020
A1

A1 Flues gears up for growth

A1 Flue Systems has made a raft of appointments as it gears up for growth in 2020.... 
 29 Jan 2020

Lord’s bill shines light on poor payment practices

Engineering services trade bodies BESA and ECA have welcomed the new private members’ bill that Lord Mendelsohn introduced recently in the House of Lords, which contains a number of measures aimed at tackling late payment.... 
 28 Jan 2020
Todd Rief, chief executive of S. A. Armstrong.

Armstrong names new chief executive

S. A. Armstrong has announced that Todd Rief has joined the organisation as its chief executive officer.... 
 27 Jan 2020

Payment revolution in welsh construction

Last year’s collapse of Welsh-based company Dawnus Construction has hastened progress towards protecting SME payments in Welsh construction.... 
 27 Jan 2020
The new Brymec site.

Brymec expands with purpose-built Gatwick centre

Brymec has moved in to a state-of-the-art, purpose-built, new site near Gatwick Airport. The site has 40 per cent more capacity than the company’s current warehousing.... 
 27 Jan 2020
Rwandan cooking stove.

Energy trade body takes a leap to Net Zero carbon

The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has become one of the first in the sector to become Net Zero. Taking the step to show leadership in the sector that another way of doing business is possible.... 
 27 Jan 2020

Long term uncertainty holding back investment for construction

The total construction output in Great Britain is forecast to experience a slight decline in 2021, according to the Construction Products Association’s latest Construction Forecasts.... 
 22 Jan 2020
Adrian Lightwood, OFTEC registration director.

Stop fraudulent registration to maintain industry standards

With the heating season now in full swing, OFTEC is underlining the serious problem that businesses fraudulently using the OFTEC logo can cause for the industry.... 
 22 Jan 2020

Labour Peer introduces new payment bill

In a move to deal with payment abuse following the Carillion collapse two years ago, Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn is introducing a new payment Bill.... 
 22 Jan 2020
Toshiba Carrier

Toshiba to establish new manufacturing subsidiary in Europe

Toshiba Carrier intends to establish a new manufacturing subsidiary in Gniezno, a mid-western city of Poland. The new manufacturing subsidiary is scheduled to start operations before the end of 2020.... 
 22 Jan 2020
Halton

Halton opens its ninth Innovation Hub

Halton Group has opened a new research and development premises, a Halton Innovation Hub, connected to its German factory in Reit im Winkl.... 
 22 Jan 2020
‘Zombie boilers’ were given this name because they don’t die, they just keep chugging away.

Boiler sales at highest but ‘zombie boilers’ survive

The number of gas boilers sold in the UK last year saw the market grow compared to 2018. However, the estimated four million ‘zombie boilers’ remain a blight on the UK’s journey to decarbonisation, says the Heating and Hot water Industry Council (... 
 22 Jan 2020

Hat-trick for JLA

At this time of year heating is at the top of everyone’s agenda. This is also true for the JLA Group which has acquired its third heating business in three months.... 
 21 Jan 2020
Phil Deverick, commercial manager for the UK and Ireland for Fujitsu.

Fujitsu appoints new commercial manager

Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK has appointed Phil Deverick as commercial manager for the UK and Ireland.... 
 21 Jan 2020
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