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Baxi employee hailed as hero after sword attack

Baxi salesman Gary Wainright is being hailed as a hero by his family, friends and colleagues after fending off a sword-wielding thug in a bar in Tenerife during a New Year holiday. His actions enabled over 100 people, including women and children, to escape. 
 14 Jan 2011

FPB warns proper book keeping essential to avoid £3,000 fine

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is warning small firms to keep proper financial records or face fines in excess of £3,000. 
 13 Jan 2011

EIC wins Mary Rose museum contract

EIC has won the contract to provide mechanical and electrical services for the Mary Rose Museum project at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The national building services provider will install the critical environmental systems for this new £35 million project. 
 13 Jan 2011

Henderson Green aids green office development

Henderson Green, independent engineering consultants, have been brought on board by Merlin Real Estate to provide full sustainability advice and other services to ensure a new two-storey office development in Southampton meets the required 'very high' BREEAM rating. 
 13 Jan 2011

HEVAR details now available online

The organiser of the first national HEVAR show has launched a new website,, packed full of information and resources to ensure visitors make the most their visit to the show which takes place in Hall 3 of the NEC, Birmingham on May 24 to 26, 2011. 
 13 Jan 2011

Eco award entry deadline extended

The deadline to enter the Environment and Energy Awards has been extended to January 21. 
 10 Jan 2011

Green Energy Training Centre drives for growth

A renewable energy training centre in the North West is launching a New Year drive to attract installers. 
 10 Jan 2011

Rogue trader prosecuted

Following the launch of its 'Wall of Shame' campaign, the UK electrical contracting industry’s independent voluntary body NICEIC has welcomed the action taken by Trading Standards against a building firm and its director who falsely claimed to be a member of the electrical accreditation body. 
 10 Jan 2011

CIBSE calls for mandatory lodging of air conditioning inspections

The lower threshold for air conditioning inspections which includes all systems with an output of 12KW or more, came into effect from January 4, 2011. This means that most air conditioned spaces of over 2,000 sq ft should now have an air conditioning certificate. 
 10 Jan 2011

Call for Government to include small firms in job creation plans

The Forum of Private Business is urging the Government to ensure small and medium-sized businesses - which already employ almost 60 per cent of the private sector working population - are central to its job creation plans. 
 10 Jan 2011

Plumber jailed after Rogue Traders exposes illegal gas work

A plumber caught carrying out illegal gas work by BBC's Rogue Traders has been jailed after ignoring a previous order to stop. 
 10 Jan 2011

BSRIA publishes guide to underfloor heating and cooling

A new guide from research organisation BSRIA (BG4/2011) will replace the previous Underfloor Heating: A Designer's Guide (AG12/2001) and Underfloor Heating Installations: Assessment Standard (AG13/2001). 
 10 Jan 2011

Industry pressure forces watering down of EUP Directive

The EuP Directive, the European Commission's controversial proposals designed to force heating manufacturers to design more energy efficient products has been scheduled to go live by the end of the year. 
 7 Jan 2011

New members For Homechoice association

The Homechoice association of manufacturers offering a 'one stop' service to housing developers for their heating requirements has embarked on a programme of expansion, forming alliances with affiliate organisations, updating its website and rebranding the organisation. 
 7 Jan 2011

OBE for SEC Group chairman

Trevor Hursthouse, chairman of the Specialist Engineering Contractors' (SEC) Group, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). 
 7 Jan 2011

BBES appoints business development manager for Scotland

Mechanical and electrical building services contractor Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has appointed Eddie O'Donnell as business development manager for Scotland. 
 6 Jan 2011

Honeywell sets up support for commercial buildings market

Honeywell has established a Building Group to help and advise consultants and others who use, maintain, design or specify hvac, central heating, water and other systems. 
 6 Jan 2011

Workman extends ECS contract

Commercial property management specialist Workman LLP has appointed Environmental Control Services, a subsidiary of Managed Support Services, to provide hvac maintenance services at six office buildings in London and the south east of England. 
 6 Jan 2011

Dalkia regains quality, eco and h&s recognition

Energy and utilities management services company Dalkia has passed auditing for a triple standard re-certification covering ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 comprising standards for quality management, environmental performance and health and safety. 
 4 Jan 2011

Hoval teams up with local engineering students

Hoval has marked the upgrading and enhancement of its Training Centre at the Centre of Renewable Energy (CORE) in Nottinghamshire with an 'open day' for students from Nottingham University Faculty of Engineering. 
 4 Jan 2011
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