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Latest news on the initiatives and activities being undertaken by the BESA in support of its members and the building engineering services sector.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Graeme Fox appointed Head of Technical at BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced that Graeme Fox has been appointed as its new Head of Technical. Mr Fox, who has been Head of REFCOM, said he was delighted to be taking up his new position “at an exciting time for the industry”. “The building services sector is facing multiple challenges on several fronts including achieving our low carbon commitments against a...

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

‘Colossal’ opportunity in retrofit market

The government’s economic recovery plans will create massive demand for residential and small commercial property retrofits, according to the quality assurance and consumer protection scheme Trustmark. Chief executive Simon Ayers described Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s £2bn Green Homes Grant scheme and the £1bn targeted at improving public buildings as “the best kickstart we could have hoped for”. He...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Industry-wide ‘skills for climate’ consultation launched

A major new industry-wide consultation has been launched on ensuring the UK has the necessary skillbase for delivering a low carbon economy in the coming years. The consultation is being run by ECA, in association with the BESA, REA, STA and The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP). It is also being supported by an array of bodies from across industry, including EnergyUK, FETA and SELECT...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

REFCOM warns ‘cowboy’ contractors of looming prosecutions

Increasing concern about the continued use of illegally imported refrigerant gas has prompted the UK’s main F-Gas certification body REFCOM to issue a stark warning to ‘rogue’ refrigeration and air conditioning contractors. It warned all “unscrupulous operators” that the authorities were closing in following the successful confiscation of illegal products being used by a firm in...

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Major wholesaler joins award winning REFCOM Elite scheme

National wholesaler TF Solutions has become the latest addition to the REFCOM Elite Supplier scheme.  Part of the BSS Group, which is a BESA affiliate member, TF Solutions joins just as REFCOM is celebrating receiving the Industry Initiative of the Year award at the ACR News Awards for the scheme. The refrigeration and air conditioning distributor is the latest supplier to be audited and...

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