Industry News

  • ICOM apprentice finalists announced

    By Debbie Eales on May 26, 2017
    The finalists for the ICOM Apprentice of the Year 2017 Award have been announced as Kieran Bailey of Powrmatic, Joshua Harris of Nortek Global HVAC (UK) and John Irvine of Cochran. These shortlisted candidates will now be subject to further appraisal by an independent judge and the winner will be announced at the ICOM Annual Lunch on the June 7. […]
  • Siemens presents SSE with award for ‘Best Reference Project’

    By Debbie Eales on May 24, 2017
    SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions has been formally recognised by Siemens Building Technologies for its work with the City of Edinburgh Council and the Desigo CC building automation system. Grant Widlake, who recently moved from his existing role as National Sales Director to take up a new position as SSE Business Director South, was presented with the ‘Best Reference Award 2016’ […]
  • Veolia will power the first high energy Proton Beam Therapy Centre in the UK

    By Debbie Eales on May 24, 2017
    The latest combined heat and power (CHP) technology from Veolia will power the first NHS high energy Proton Beam Therapy Centre for specialist cancer centre, The Christie in Manchester. Due to start treating oncology patients in 2018, the new centre will be one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy facilities in the UK. By using cogeneration for […]
  • Neoen enters framework agreement with Schneider Electric for 750 MW of solar solutions and services worldwide

    By Debbie Eales on May 24, 2017
    Neoen, the French independent power producer and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, have signed a 750 MW Conext SmartGen multi-year framework agreement on three continents. The scope includes: conversion stations composed of 1500V inverters, medium voltage switchgear, transformers, and complete monitoring and control system, as well as lifecycle maintenance services. Neoen and Schneider Electric welcome […]
  • Keyline supports delivery of £39m water improvement project

    By Debbie Eales on May 24, 2017
    Keyline, the UK supplier of civils and drainage solutions is playing a significant role in a £39m project which is designed to improve the quality of bathing water in Somerset. The company is supplying key materials during the construction of a concrete shaft that will increase the capacity of the local sewerage network and prevent spills into the nearby river […]
  • Salisbury Group wins Facilities Management contract with FTSE 250 recruitment company PageGroup

    By Debbie Eales on May 24, 2017
    Salisbury Group, the FM specialist, has been selected by PageGroup to provide a range of services, from maintenance and engineering through to compliance, for their 30 UK and Ireland sites. The worldwide recruitment company, which trades under the brands of Michael Page, Page Personnel and Page Executive, have decided to consolidate several maintenance contracts to Salisbury Group to streamline their […]
  • Business leader Mike Smith becomes new ECA President

    By Debbie Eales on May 18, 2017
    Highly respected electrical engineer and business leader, Mike Smith of SES Engineering Services, took over the presidency of the ECA on May 17th. Smith has held a variety of commercial roles at SES over the past 25 years, and is currently the firm’s estimating and sector director. He has worked on projects totalling tens of millions of pounds, and has […]
  • SCS Group Managing Director Allan Meek summits Mount Everest

    By Debbie Eales on May 16, 2017
    SCS Group Managing Director Allan Meek has made it to the summit of Mount Everest after six weeks of intense training, climbing, acclimatisation and waiting. Allan, 56, who owns the BMS and smoke control company, reached the top of the world’s highest mountain on  Tuesday, May 16, as dawn broke in the UK. Believed to be the oldest Welshman to […]
  • New FETA working group and guide offers vital insight into the use of A2L refrigerants

    By Debbie Eales on May 15, 2017
    The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has established an A2L refrigerants working group and has released a guidance note entitled ‘An introduction to A2L refrigerants and their use in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump applications’. Introduced in 2015, the F-Gas regulation requires the introduction of refrigerants with significantly lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) and will ban new equipment […]
  • BCIA Award winners announced

    By Debbie Eales on May 15, 2017
    The winners of the 2017 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards were announced at the prestigious ceremony and gala dinner on 11 May 2017 at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham. This year’s BCIA Awards, hosted by BBC broadcaster, Steph McGovern saw the best of the best recognised and rewarded for showing true excellence in the building controls industry. The winner of […]