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Outlook for construction sector improving, says RICS

Activity levels in the construction sector edged upwards in the first three months of the year according to the latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Construction Market Survey. This result contrasts with the sharp fall in output suggested by the official data. 
 10 May 2012

Toshiba Air Conditioning expands distribution network

Toshiba Air Conditioning is expanding its UK network with the appointment of DYSK Air Conditioning as a full Toshiba distributor. 
 10 May 2012

Industry experts appointed to lead focus on key sectors

Europe's largest engineers' body has appointed five industry experts to head up new sector-focused, global communities of engineers. 
 10 May 2012

Graeme Fox re-elected as AREA president

AREA, the European air conditioning and refrigeration contractors association, has re-elected Graeme Fox as president for the next two years. Other board members saw their mandate renewed for another two years, except Gerhard Neuhauser, past president of AREA, who has had to step down due to professional reasons. 
 8 May 2012

Solarcentury appoints new CEO

Solar photovoltaic (PV) company Solarcentury has appointed Frans van den Heuvel as its new CEO. 
 8 May 2012

More optimistic outlook for specialist contractors, says NSCC

Specialist contractors are experiencing improvements in trade according to the latest National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) State of Trade Survey. Forty four per cent of respondents reported an increase in enquiries in the first quarter of 2012, up from 32 per cent last quarter, and 37 per cent an increase in orders, up from 30 per cent. 
 4 May 2012

Solar leaders launch Global Solar Council

Chief executives in the solar industry have got together to launch the Global Solar Council (GSC) in a bid to boost the deployment of solar energy worldwide through stakeholder and policy maker engagement. 
 4 May 2012

Deputy PM visits Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco won praise for its commitment to investment in new UK based production and R&D facilities when Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg visited the company's Cheltenham site last week. 
 4 May 2012

TROX celebrates half a century in the UK

TROX UK is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The UK subsidiary company of the TROX Group was established in 1962 and a new production facility was built in Thetford in 1971. 
 4 May 2012

New accounts manager appointed at Wolseley UK

Wolseley UK has appointed Sean Blandford to the position of national accounts manager - key accounts. 
 4 May 2012

Ploughcroft md joins Green Construction Board

Renewable specialist Ploughcroft's managing director, Chris Hopkins, is to join the Green Construction Board as a representative of the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) sector. 
 3 May 2012

Illegal gas fitter prosecuted for endangering lives

An illegal gas fitter has been prosecuted for endangering lives at a property in Surrey with shoddy and unsafe work. 
 2 May 2012

New national Green Deal body launched

A new not-for-profit organisation, the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings, is launching this week to create the largest network of potential Green Deal providers, financiers, product and service suppliers in a hub of expertise to represent industry's views on the practical implementation of Green Deal, ECO and wider energy efficiency opportunities in the UK. 
 2 May 2012

New technical estimator for S&P

Soler & Palau (S&P) has welcomed Sergejs Darznieks to its growing Ipswich-based technical support team. 
 2 May 2012

Plumb Center and Parts Center appoint chief operating officer

Plumb Center and Parts Center have appointed Rob Gladwin into the newly created role of chief operating officer. 
 2 May 2012

HEVAR announces CPD certified seminar programme

The seminar programme has been announced for HEVAR, the UK's national heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration exhibition taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on 22 - 24 May 2012. 
 1 May 2012

New senior product manager for Baxi

Ian Halford has been appointed to the recently created position of senior product manager for Baxi Commercial Division, reporting to the technical manager. 
 1 May 2012

Rinnai appoints regional sales manager

Rinnai, a supplier of continuous flow water heating products, has appointed Michael Leach as regional sales manager responsible for the Midlands and South. 
 1 May 2012

Logic4training calls on employers to take on an apprentice

Logic4training is looking for employers to take on and/or provide support for would-be apprentices who have completed its new course, Access to Building Services Engineering, City & Guilds (C&G) 2000 - Level 1, which it is delivering in partnership with the Job Centre and Pearson in Practice. 
 1 May 2012

Unregistered gas installer put lives at risk

An unregistered gas fitter has been prosecuted for illegally carrying out work on a house in Hucknall, putting residents' lives at risk. 
 26 Apr 2012
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