Author archive for Debbie Eales

  • More than 60 trade bodies unite behind ‘Aldous’ Bill in Carillion aftermath

    By Debbie Eales on March 15, 2018
    In the wake of the Carillion collapse an industry coalition of over 60 construction and maintenance trade bodies now back the ‘Aldous Bill;’ proposing cash retentions owed to the supply chain be held in trust. By far the largest industry coalition ever formed on the issue of late and unfair payment, amid growing support and clear industry appetite for reform, […]
  • MBO deals see GMI energy become two

    By Debbie Eales on March 14, 2018
    GMI Construction Group has released its GMI Energy division through two management buyout arrangements with existing shareholders to the business. The mechanical and electrical services part of GMI Energy has been acquired by Managing Director Carl Nielsen who has rebranded to become KNG Building Services Ltd, a part of the Kirk Nielsen Group Ltd. The facilities management and renewable energy […]
  • Jack crowned Vinci Energies Apprentice of the Year

    By Debbie Eales on March 14, 2018
    A bright young man who chose to follow an apprenticeship in the electrical sector when he left school, is celebrating a major accolade as he strives to develop a career in his chosen profession. Congratulations go to Jack Hodgson from Carlisle, one of five JTL apprentices working at Meldrum Limited, a  company that has recently become part of VINCI Energies […]
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers responds to Chancellor’s Spring Statement

    By Debbie Eales on March 14, 2018
    Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Engineering at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said in response to the Spring Statement 2018: “It is good to hear that the Government is continuing to emphasise the close connection between the practices of industries and our natural environment. Using the tax systems to incentivise ‘greener’ behaviours in industry is a good start and we […]
  • Lucy Porter to host BCIA Awards

    By Debbie Eales on March 14, 2018
    Tickets are now on sale for the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards which will be hosted by multi award-winning Lucy Porter. Lucy has been a huge hit with comedy audiences up and down the country for over 10 years with her distinctive, bouncy and feel-good comedy. She has also had vast success internationally and performed in the USA at […]
  • BSRIA celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

    By Debbie Eales on March 8, 2018
    BSRIA is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (NAW 2018) – running from Monday 5th to Friday 9th March 2018 – which brings together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships. And has some exciting schemes that fit under this umbrella. The theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2018 is Apprenticeships Work and showcases how apprenticeships work […]
  • IET and BSI announce the official changes to BS 7671 for the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations

    By Debbie Eales on March 5, 2018
    Buildings to have improved electrical wiring standards for better fire protection, in update to UK regulations Ahead of the publication of BS 7671:2018, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the British Standards Institution (BSI) have now released the official list of changes that will be included in the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. The essential publication […]
  • BCIA welcomes Jon Belfield as new President

    By Debbie Eales on March 5, 2018
    Jon Belfield has been appointed President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). He steps up from his position of Vice President and takes over the role from former President, Malcolm Anson. Belfield is Managing Director of InTandem Systems Ltd, a controls installation specialist which work on a variety of building controls projects in both private and public sectors. InTandem […]
  • SPIE awarded contract at Arlington’s Gloucester Business Park to design and install incoming building services

    By Debbie Eales on February 23, 2018
        SPIE UK has begun work at Arlington’s Gloucester Business Park, for a building services contract worth close to £2.5m. Arlington is a specialist property company owning, developing and managing business parks across the UK. SPIE provide early stage concepts and budgets to help the Arlington team to secure an end user, and then move on to completely design […]
  • REHAU heads for Wood Heat 2018

    By Debbie Eales on February 23, 2018
    REHAU will be attending this year’s Wood Heat 2018 from 13-14 March as part of its commitment to the UK renewable and district heating sectors. The annual Wood Heat event is organised by the Wood Heat Association in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Association. It brings together the UK biomass and CHP sectors in a unique industry forum and features […]