Industry News

  • Professional body warns of rise in Legionnaires’ cases

    By Debbie Eales on November 27, 2017
    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has warned about the increase in Legionnaires’ disease cases, following the death of Elaine Brown, a 69 year-old grandmother of four, from Liverpool. Mrs Brown died in August, following a fatal stroke triggered by Legionnaires’ disease (LD). She had contracted the illness while staying at The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow, Shropshire. […]
  • Scottish electrical apprenticeship numbers rise for fifth year

    By Debbie Eales on November 27, 2017
    An air of confidence in Scotland’s electrical sector has led to the fifth year-on-year increase in the number of apprentices attracted to the industry, according to SELECT, the industry’s campaigning trade body. A combination of greater employment opportunities, and increased optimism regarding future employability has meant a 6% increase in electrical apprenticeship numbers, with 750 people signed up to begin […]
  • Remeha responds to new ErP requirements

    By Debbie Eales on November 24, 2017
    Remeha discontinues P Series P320 and the P420 8-section in compliance with ErP 2018. Remeha has discontinued its P Series P320 and P420 8-section pressure jet boiler in compliance with the Ecodesign requirements of the Energy-related Products Directive (ErP) 2018. The direct, like-for-like replacement of non-condensing pressure jet cast iron sectional boiler shells or burners up to 400kW was initially […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]