Posts tagged with ‘BESA’

  • Trade bodies welcome sector deal

    By Debbie Eales on November 29, 2017
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the electrotechnical and engineering services trade body ECA have both welcomed the government’s decision to focus on improving productivity as a key element of its special ‘sector deal’ with construction. Construction has been chosen as a front runner alongside life sciences, artificial intelligence and the automotive industry for a new partnership between government, […]
  • Hammond got sums wrong on skills – says BESA

    By Debbie Eales on November 27, 2017
    The Chancellor might be in the builders’ ‘good books’ following the Budget, but he has missed an open goal on skills, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Philip Hammond has been widely praised for his pledge to build 300,000 new homes a year supported by £44 billion of capital funding, loans and guarantees. The Chancellor’s support for SMEs […]
  • E Poppleton & Son bought by its directors

    By Debbie Eales on November 27, 2017
    The ductwork manufacturer and installation contractor E Poppleton & Son has been acquired by its Managing Director Tim Hopkinson and Sales Director Nigel Edwards-Hughes. Hopkinson, who is also President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), and Edwards-Hughes, who has been with Poppleton for more than 42 years, will now run the business as joint owners/directors. They said it would […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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. […]
  • 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 […]
  • Register NOW for the exciting, new Building Services Forum

    By Debbie Eales on October 6, 2017
    Registration is now OPEN for the Building Services Forum, a new, one-day CPD-accredited educational event on February 8, 2018 at The Building Centre – which offers easy access by tube or bus from London’s mainline stations. The event is a perfect opportunity for specifiers, installers, architects, facilities managers and building services professionals to learn about the latest products and technologies, […]
  • Future leaders are key to improving productivity, says BESA President, Tim Hopkinson

    By Debbie Eales on October 4, 2017
    Companies must give their young engineers space and time to think, innovate and share their ideas in order to help the industry solve its productivity problems, according to the President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Tim Hopkinson, pictured, told the Association’s annual President’s Lunch that young engineers must be allowed to “set the agenda”; improve collaboration and spearhead […]