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JS Wright's noble choice leads new FM division

Building services provider J S Wright has unveiled its new maintenance and facilities management division and has hired the Marquess of Northampton's former M&E man to lead it. 
 1 Sep 2008

A grateful Monty gets bowled over by Briggs & Forrester’s support

England’s cricket hero and star spin bowler Monty Panesar regularly plays for Northamptonshire County cricket club and will sport the Briggs & Forrester name across his chest when playing for his regional team. 
 29 Aug 2008

Daikin Europe buys German heating manufacturer Rotex

Daikin Europe N.V has agreed to buy Rotex Group Companies, headquartered in Güglingen, Germany. 
 29 Aug 2008

HSE awards Capita gas scheme contract

The Health and Safety Executive today announced it was awarding the gas installer registration scheme contract to Capita Group Plc (CAPITA). 
 29 Aug 2008

The apprentice struggles to find a place in tough climate

Major changes have been made to the structure of apprenticeships but thousands of apprentices are still being denied placements from the construction industry's employers. 
 28 Aug 2008

Thor gets green light to build CHP station

Energy minister Malcolm Wicks has given the go ahead to Thor Cogeneration to build a 1,020 megawatt gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) station in Seal Sands, Teesside. 
 28 Aug 2008

Taylor Wimpey suffers £1.5 billon loss

The UK’s largest housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey has slapped its shareholders with a £1.5bn loss and cancelled its interim dividend. 
 27 Aug 2008

Remember September's London HEVAR 08

September's London HEVAR 2008 is hosting a CPD accredited seminar programme for building services professionals to debate the industry's hottest issues. 
 26 Aug 2008

Tyre production stopped in tracks by boiler breakdown

TYRE production has ground to a halt at Pirelli's UK tyre factories because of a boiler malfunction. 
 26 Aug 2008

UK firms are taking longer to pay bills

UK businesses are now settling their bills almost four weeks after their agreed payment dates according to research by Experian. 
 22 Aug 2008

Euroheat opens biomass training centre

Heating stove distributor Euroheat has opened a biomass training centre and showroom in Bishops Frome, Worcestershire. 
 22 Aug 2008

Palamarczuk heads up W Meier humidification

Walter Meier (Climate UK) has appointed Roger Palamarczuk to head up the company’s humidification division, with effect from 4th August 2008. 
 20 Aug 2008

HVCA launches CHP and biofuel installation guides

HVCA Publications, the publishing division of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association, has launched two guides to good practice for the Installation of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) (TR/37) and the Installation of Biofuel Heating (TR/38). 
 20 Aug 2008

Credit insurance warning for construction

The construction sector could be refused credit insurance, which covers bad debt following the insolvency of a customer. 
 19 Aug 2008

Durapipe UK trains next generation in plastics

Durapipe UK is responding to the increasing interest in plastic piping systems by offering colleges and universities free training packs which outline the benefits of plastic systems. 
 18 Aug 2008

LSC Survey: Training boosts staff loyalty

A SURVEY of 79,000 employers carried out by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) revealed a third of construction firms don’t train their staff – leading to more unfilled vacancies (40%) in that industry than any other. 
 18 Aug 2008

100 hours to cut carbon and prepare for energy certification

CIBSE has launched a new campaign offering guidance to help cut the cost of EPCs & DECs, in return for a commitment to pledge 100 staff hours to dedicate to energy reducing activities. 
 18 Aug 2008

Wolseley UK creates three new divisions

Wolseley UK has brought its lightside plumbing and heating businesses under a new Lightside division and has reorganised its other businesses into two more divisions Heavyside, and Commercial and Industrial. 
 15 Aug 2008

Growing number prefer Barbara the builder to Bob

Forget the Mario brothers, it looks like the Maria sisters are the plumbers more and more householders would prefer to see wielding a wrench in their home, and a builder named Barbara may be more welcome than Bob the builder, according to a recent poll. 
 15 Aug 2008

Carillion fined nearly £100,000 for safety breach

Carillion JM was fined £70,000 and ordered to pay £24,000 in costs at Maidstone Crown court for failing to protect an employee who died at work after falling 17 metres. 
 15 Aug 2008
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