Industry News

  • SkillFRIDGE 2018 competition heats up as national round approaches

    By Debbie Eales on April 10, 2018
        Registration is now closed for this year’s SkillFRIDGE, the national refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump competition. Things are set to heat up as the UK’s best students and apprentices studying up to Level 3 RACHP prepare to compete in the next round. What happens next? Subject to meeting the necessary criteria, candidates will be invited to attend […]
  • BSRIA Brexit survey 2018 results: consistency needed

    By Debbie Eales on April 10, 2018
    A recent Brexit survey conducted among BSRIA members found almost 70 per cent of respondents believe that Brexit has had a negative impact on their business; and that half of those who contributed favour a Swiss model aka soft Brexit. When asked if the Brexit negotiations presented members’ businesses with opportunities in the last 18 months – 63 per cent […]
  • Leading construction body welcomes government action on supply chains: but more needs to be done

    By Debbie Eales on April 10, 2018
    Construction body, the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will be introducing a package of measures to support SMEs supplying to government. SEC Group’s CEO, Rudi Klein, said that he was particularly pleased that the Government intends to exclude poor payers from government procurement. He said: “We have been urging the Government to introduce […]
  • Industry leaders to present Aldous Bill petition to 10 Downing Street

    By Debbie Eales on April 10, 2018
    A petition on fair payment and retentions will be delivered to Prime Minister Theresa May later this month by Peter Aldous MP and a delegation of industry leaders. The group will take the petition to 10 Downing Street on Monday, 23 April at around 1.30pm. The group of industry leaders presenting the petition includes FSB National Chair Mike Cherry, FMB […]
  • Property Energy Professionals Association hosts ‘Call to Action’ industry conference

    By Debbie Eales on March 29, 2018
    The Property Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) staged a ‘Call to Action’ industry conference on 22nd March, the theme of which was ‘The Quality of EPCs’. The conference encouraged the energy assessment industry and its professionals to engage with the Government on the future of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). Workshops throughout the day explored past and current issues as well as […]
  • News in Brief: Latest contract wins

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2018
    ENGIE acquires maintenance contracts ENGIE has reached an agreement to acquire long-term heating and building maintenance contracts with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. The contracts, formerly operated by Carillion Energy Services, include heating maintenance for some 38,000 properties and building maintenance for approximately 22,000 of those properties. ENGIE will offer all employees working on these contracts a role with equivalent […]
  • adi Group delivering ‘world first’ gasification plant converting waste to fuel

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2018
    Multi-disciplinary engineering firm, adi Group, is playing a central role in the delivery of an ultra hi-tech world first in Swindon, Wiltshire. The £30m technology project, integrated and installed by adi Projects, decarbonises heating and transport. If replicated across the country, the technology has the potential to help the UK meet its carbon budget and waste disposal commitments in the […]
  • CP Electronics’ commitment to quality recognised by British Standards Institute

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2018
    With customer satisfaction consistently over 94% during the past 10 years, UK lighting controls manufacturer CP Electronics, a Legrand Electric Ltd brand, has shown a long-term commitment to quality. And that dedication has now been recognised by the British Standards Institute (BSI). Mo Mohanaranjan, left, Quality and Environmental Manager at CP Electronics, was presented with a long-service award by the […]
  • Government statistics reveal fall in cable related fires

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2018
    The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) believes there has been a 15% fall in incidents of accidental electrical fires attributed to wiring, cables or plugs, since it launched its Initiative in 2010. According to the latest Government Fire Statistics collated by the Home Office from detailed information on incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Services, since 2010 there has been 962 […]
  • Smoke Control Association submits proposals to Building Regulations review team

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2018
    The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has submitted proposals to improve smoke control guidelines within Approved Document B of the Building Regulations. The SCA fully supports the current independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety and welcomed the publication of the interim report in December 2017. Representing companies and consultants across the smoke control sector, the association has a history […]