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FETA chief executive Russell Beattie

FETA confirms new date for Annual Luncheon

Due to the spread of coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has postponed its Annual Luncheon originally scheduled for Thursday April 23, 2020. The lunch has now been re-arranged for ... 
 3 Apr 2020
Mark Burgess has joined Conex Bänninger as regional technical sales manager

New appointment at Conex Bänninger

Mark Burgess, who has more than 35 years sales experience in the heating industry, has joined fittings manufacturer Conex Bänninger as a regional technical sales manager.... 
 3 Apr 2020

BESA Training pauses apprentice end point assessments

The training arm of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced, following discussions with the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), that it is suspending the delivery of End Point Assessments (EPA) for apprentices during ... 
 3 Apr 2020

Guide to complying with updated heat network regulations

Switch2 Energy has published a free guide to help district and community heating scheme operators comply with the updated Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations.... 
 1 Apr 2020

BESA and Unite reach agreement on the Job Retention Scheme

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Unite the Union have agreed a temporary solution to cover wages paid to operatives in the building engineering sector during the Covid-19 lockdown.... 
 1 Apr 2020
Dan Crosswaite is the new regional contracts manager at Albion Valves

Albion creates another new role due to high demand

Valve supplier Albion Valves has appointed Dan Crosswaite as regional contracts manager, to work alongside Peter McGrath.... 
 1 Apr 2020

Aggreko pledges to prioritise critical sectors

Global temporary power and temperature control specialist, Aggreko, has pledged to prioritise all equipment for healthcare, utilities, food & beverage and pharmaceutical companies.... 
 31 Mar 2020

Reasons to be cheerful during ‘not normal’ recession

The industry could recover rapidly from the current financial turmoil caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, according to one of the industry’s leading economic commentators.... 
 31 Mar 2020
Two service engineers from Swegon attending a critical breakdown at an NHS hospital.

HVAC is not the problem – it’s part of the solution

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems must be allowed to play their important role in helping essential services deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the UK’s F Gas register REFCOM.... 
 31 Mar 2020
David Millward, product manager at Elta Group.

One in two ventilation specialists risking ErP compliance

One in two ventilation contractors and distributors are unaware they are risking ErP compliance, according to a survey conducted by Elta Fans.... 
 31 Mar 2020

BESA sets up NHS key services survey

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is conducting a survey to identify firms across the sector capable of providing vital service and maintenance for the NHS at short notice.... 
 31 Mar 2020

Graeme Rees announced as new vice president of BCIA

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced Graeme Rees as its new vice president. Mr Rees replaces Terry Sharp who recently took over as president from Jon Belfield.... 
 30 Mar 2020

Essential services need building services

A series of daily Covid-19 update webinars hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has reinforced the message that building services specialists are carrying out crucial work in support of the country’s essential services.... 
 30 Mar 2020

Contractors urged to review contracts

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has advised contractors to review their contracts so supply chains can work together to manage inevitable delays to projects during the coronavirus crisis.... 
 27 Mar 2020

Financial package welcomed by CIPHE

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a unique set of measures to help protect the income of the self-employed and freelancers. The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme will provide direct cash grants of 80 per cent of profits, up to £2,500 per ... 
 27 Mar 2020

Building services firms are helping to save lives, says BEIS

The building engineering industry is providing a critical service by ensuring buildings can continue to operate as normal and support essential operations such as the NHS and food suppliers in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the ... 
 26 Mar 2020

Leading construction body raises alarm over severe impact on SMEs of COVID-19

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group – representing the largest value sector in UK construction – has expressed major concerns over the impact of COVID-19 on SMEs (which comprise 99 per cent of firms in the construction industry).... 
 24 Mar 2020

New distribution partner for Zehnder Group in Scotland

The family-run business, Versatile Group, whose grassroots are within engineering and specialised building products and services has appointed Philip Treacy to the role of operations director Ireland and Scotland, who will work closely with Zehnder ... 
 24 Mar 2020

Building maintenance moves into uncharted territory

The coronavirus crisis has created unprecedented challenges for building owners and maintainers. However, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has moved quickly to support the sector by releasing detailed guidance on how buildings ... 
 24 Mar 2020

HHIC updates advice on working during COVID-19 crisis

The Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) has issued some new guidance for the heating and plumbing industry carrying out essential frontline work during the current COVID-19 crisis.... 
 24 Mar 2020
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