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Small firm boost but could have done better, Darling

A helping hand to small businesses was offered by Chancellor Alistair Darling's budget, but pleas for a boiler scrappage extension were rejected. 
 24 Mar 2010

NVQs are here to stay

ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry, has successfully lobbied to keep National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) at the centre of the industry’s qualification structure, saving in excess of £1million for industry. 
 23 Mar 2010

Contractor caught for illegal use of NICEIC logo

An electrical contractor who falsely used the the NICEIC's logo to gain business, has been sentenced to 150 hours of unpaid work following a trading standards prosecution. 
 22 Mar 2010

Kershaw bags 39 store deal with Waitrose

The M&E firm Kershaw Mechanical has been given a new maintenance contract for 39 Waitrose stores. 
 22 Mar 2010

James Frew signs deal with Trafalgar

James Frew, Scotland’s largest independent building services company, has signed a three year partnership agreement with Trafalgar Housing Association in Clydebank to provide gas servicing and maintenance services for its tenants. 
 22 Mar 2010

BEST shines in Wales

At the Wales Training Group HVACR Awards, four BEST (Building Engineering Services Training) apprentices, won four out of the seven award categories. 
 22 Mar 2010

Bosch buys German CHP maker Köhler & Ziegler

Bosch's Thermotechnology division has bought Köhler & Ziegler Anlagetechnik GmbH, a German maker of combined heat and power plants, for an undisclosed sum. 
 19 Mar 2010

Eagaheat joins ECA and ELECSA

Eagaheat Electrical Services has become a member of the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) and has saved around £15k per year by transferring its Part P notifications to ELECSA. 
 17 Mar 2010

New appointment for HETAS' SBAS scheme

Mark Russell has been appointed project manager for the new HETAS Solid Biomass Assurance Scheme (SBAS). 
 17 Mar 2010

Green skills academy gets £3m funding approval

The building services engineering sector is to benefit from a national academy for green technology skills, after SummitSkills secured £3m in government funding for it. 
 17 Mar 2010

Paul Morrell publishes construction proposals

Chief construction adviser Paul Morrell has published his interim findings putting forward proposals for the construction industry to deliver the UK's low carbon reduction commitments. 
 17 Mar 2010

Building services band climb Kilimanjaro

Nick Whitwell, the MD of Keston boilers was one of six workers from the building services industry, who reached the summit of Kilimanjaro, raising more than £33,000 for charity. 
 16 Mar 2010

Construct becomes NSCC member

Construct, the concrete structures group has joined the National Specialist Contractors' Council (NSCC). 
 11 Mar 2010

British Gas seeks 1,100 for insulation work

British Gas is recruiting for its first insulation depot opening this month, one of 12 planned for the UK. 
 11 Mar 2010

Curzon move creates heating super branch

In a bid to create a new heating and plumbing "super branch", heating parts specialist Curzon is relocating its Edinburgh outlet to be next to its sister brand Graham's in the Scottish city. 
 11 Mar 2010

HSE investigates CO link after newly-wed's death

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the case of a woman who was found dead at home of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. 
 11 Mar 2010

Price joins Oceanair UK

Mike Price, formerly senior sales engineer with Daikin UK, has joined Oceanair UK. 
 10 Mar 2010

Fire at Calorex destroys 20% of production

Calorex Heat Pumps says it will be back in full production within weeks after a fire completely destroyed one of three buildings at its UK headquarters. 
 5 Mar 2010

Constructionskills and M&S launch sustainability course

ConstructionSkills, the industry’s Sector Skills Council, working together with Marks & Spencer, has developed an new sustainability course designed to enhance the skills of those working on construction and refurbishment sites across the country. 
 2 Mar 2010

Construction charity's film asks why youths re-offend

Construction charity, the Construction Youth Trust has helped produce The Fear Factory, a new documentary that explores conflicting views about youth offending. 
 2 Mar 2010
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