Posts tagged with ‘Paul McLaughlin’

  • 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 […]
  • Building Engineering Services Association announces restructure

    By Debbie Eales on September 29, 2017
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has reorganised its management and staff in order to focus resources on increasing value to members. It has reduced staffing levels in certain areas and consolidated member services in order to improve the efficiency of its operations. These changes follow an extensive review period dating back two years to the appointment of current chief […]
  • BESA welcomes planned review of building regulations

    By Debbie Eales on July 18, 2017
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed BBC reports that a full review of the Building Regulations will be carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy (pictured). Chief executive Paul McLaughlin said BESA had been flagging up weaknesses in the regulatory framework for many years and had long been a champion of tighter enforcement. Reports suggest […]
  • Engineering services sector ends 2016 on a high

    By Debbie Eales on February 27, 2017
    Survey findings come despite rising material and labour costs, and late payment issues More than three in four (78 per cent) engineering services firms say turnover increased or remained steady during the final quarter of 2016, according to new findings within the sector-wide ‘Building Engineering Business Survey’, sponsored by Scolmore. The survey is now being run in partnership by the […]
  • ECA and BESA respond to 2017 closure of SummitSkills

    By Debbie Eales on October 28, 2016
    Following the announcement of the closure of SummitSkills from March 2017, two of the trade bodies who helped to set up the sector skills organisation – the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) – have responded to the news. “The great legacy of SummitSkills will be the specific focus it created on skills for our […]
  • Construction workers six times more likely to die from suicide than falls

    By Debbie Eales on August 12, 2016
    Suicide kills six times as many construction workers as falling from heights, according to mental health volunteers. Samaritans – the mental health charity – told a recent seminar that more attention must be paid to depression and stress in the construction industry. The seminar – which was hosted and organised by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the Electrical Contractors’ […]
  • Rise in orders, workload and turnover for building and engineering services sector

    By Debbie Eales on September 1, 2015
    Research carried out among members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) indicates that order, enquiry and turnover levels all rose across the board during the past six months. The Association’s latest state of trade survey, which covers the period from January to June this year, reveals a positive “net optimism measure” of 45%, up from 39% six months […]