Blogs from BESA


29 March 2023

Don’t let this retentions consultation be ...

Despite all the other bad economic news out there, late payment remains one of the biggest threats faced by construction SMEs, writes BESA’s director ...
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23 February 2023

So, there never was a plan

At the recent BESA President’s Lunch, we received confirmation of something most of us probably already knew – but it was instructive anyway, writes ...
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3 February 2023


The UK should look to its engineering community for solutions to many of the serious social and economic challenges it is facing, according to the ...
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23 June 2022

You Can’t Be, What You Can’t See

Alexandra Knight, founder of Stemazing – the organisation she set up to inspire greater diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and ...
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22 June 2022

How I Am Making Real Impact On Carbon Saving

It seems strange to admit it now, but I actually had no idea about building services until I ended up IN building services. 
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21 June 2022

Why ‘Why’ Is More Important Than ‘What’

Why do we engineer things? Why do we do it like that? Is it because we have always done it that way? Why not try this instead? 
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20 June 2022

I Fell Into Engineering, But It Has Really ...

I have spent more than 20 years in the facilities management sector working for several major firms in business development, sales, and customer ...
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15 June 2022

They Are Not Perfect, But We Can Work With ...

Changes to the Building Regulations that come into force today can help the industry make buildings healthier and more comfortable while also ...
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10 March 2022

Become an Apprentice and change the world!

Neil Brackenridge started out as an engineering apprentice and is now President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). He believes ...
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19 February 2022

Out of Adversity Comes A United Front

“Coming together is a beginning; staying together is progress; and working together is success” Henry Ford.
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15 December 2021

China Is Already Leading Us Down The Path To ...

BESA CEO David Frise explains why 2022 could see some major progress on net zero driven – not by policy - but by a dramatic shift in the economics ...
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20 August 2021

Employment Crisis - What Crisis?

In the early months of the pandemic, forecasters predicted dire consequences for employment in just about every sector of the UK economy. The Bank of ...
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