Features

  • Survey: Over half of SMEs still hit with retentions

    By Debbie Eales on November 20, 2017
    Findings come as government considers reform of retentions system Nearly six in 10 engineering services businesses (56 per cent) say that a substantial portion of their turnover is currently being held by firms up the supply chain, according to new survey findings from the BESA, ECA and SELECT. Almost one in three businesses (32 per cent) responding to the survey, […]
  • Noel Lally rejoins Hamworthy as new Area Sales Manager

    By Debbie Eales on November 17, 2017
    After seven years of service, Hamworthy Heating is saying farewell to retiring Robert Kirk, Sales Manager for Oxford, Milton Keynes and parts of the Home Counties. In turn, the team welcomes a familiar face – Noel Lally – as his replacement. Noel, who started out as gas apprentice at North Thames in 1980, has over 37 years of experience in […]
  • Hotel owners urged to assess energy efficiency to handle greater heat demand ahead

    By Debbie Eales on November 15, 2017
    As forecasts predict an additional 19,000 hotel rooms will be built in the UK in 20181, Andrews Water Heaters is urging hotel owners to assess their heating systems now. By doing so, they can meet the expected rise in heat demand generated by additional guests in the most energy efficient way. Dan Martindale, left, Sales Director at Andrews Water Heaters, […]
  • Paul McLaughlin steps down as BESA Chief Executive for health reasons

    By Debbie Eales on November 2, 2017
    Following a recent cycling accident, Paul McLaughlin is stepping down as Chief Executive of the Building Engineering Services Association. Tim Hopkinson, BESA President commented that “whilst Paul is expected to make a full recovery, following complications to injuries received in a cycling accident where he broke several vertebrae, he is stepping down from his role as Chief Executive of BESA […]
  • London calls for help on indoor air quality

    By Debbie Eales on November 2, 2017
    The Deputy Mayor of London has called for help from building engineering specialists to improve air quality in buildings. Speaking at the recent Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) national conference, Deputy Mayor of London Shirley Rodrigues said indoor air quality would be a priority consideration in new planning laws for the city and a crucial part of its Environment Strategy. […]
  • Bosch backs CIBSE’s Society of Digital Engineering

    By Debbie Eales on November 2, 2017
    The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)’s Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) is a step in the right direction, according to an industry spokesperson from Bosch Commercial and Industrial. The society has been recently launched by CIBSE to support anyone involved in bringing digital elements to the built environment, be it designer, manufacturer, or contractor – an approach welcomed […]
  • Celebrating imagination and innovation – HVR Awards 2017 winners revealed

    By Debbie Eales on November 2, 2017
    Excellence within the heating and ventilating industry has been celebrated at the eighth annual HVR Awards, held in London, when a host of companies and individuals took the honours. Tim Hopkinson, President of lead sponsor, Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), spoke about the importance of the event during the current period of political uncertainty. He said: “It is a reflection […]
  • Trade bodies urge Chancellor to support SMEs in Budget

    By Debbie Eales on November 2, 2017
    BESA and ECA issue five-point plan ahead of Budget on Wednesday 22 November With the Autumn Budget due to be announced in just three weeks time, the ECA and the BESA have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond MP to take action to support small and medium sized businesses in the construction industry. The two leading engineering services trade bodies have […]
  • New Essex factory marks 45th anniversary for Acquatronic Group Management plc

    By Debbie Eales on October 18, 2017
    Aquatronic Group Management plc (AGM) has celebrated its 45th anniversary by building a new factory for Aquatech Pressmain. Aquatech Pressmain, AGM’s brand of water pumps and pressurisation units can be found all over the world, enabling water to flow in buildings such as Tate Modern, Heathrow Airport and The Burj Al Arab in Dubai. The company has always focused on […]
  • RIBA North reveals winter programme of exhibitions and events

    By Debbie Eales on October 17, 2017
    Highlights include Cerámica, 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize Models and The Presidents Medals RIBA North, the new national architecture centre in Liverpool, has announced its winter programme of exhibitions and events. The new season opens with Cerámica (28 October – 10 February 2018), an exhibition which shows how traditional ceramic techniques (see picture) and digital engineering processes can be used together to […]