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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.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

BESA celebrates apprentice achievements

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has unveiled the shortlists for its national apprenticeship and outstanding achievement awards with the winners to be announced as part of the Association’s relaunched and revamped National Awards on October 20 in London. The Awards, which are returning after a pandemic enforced two-year break, will be presented ‘in-person’ at a gala dinner in...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Members to go free to BESA National Conference

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has made tickets for its National Conference on October 20 free to members across all its group companies. Delegates will simply be asked for a £10 donation to charity which will go to the Lighthouse Club. The Association said it was able to make this gesture because it has already covered the cost of the event thanks to the “unprecedented...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Cath Noakes to deliver BESA keynote

Professor Cath Noakes OBE, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings at the University of Leeds, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s BESA National Conference in London on October 20. Professor Noakes FREng FIMechE, who co-chaired the Environment and Modelling Group of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) during the pandemic, will emphasise the...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

OPERATIVE NATIONAL AGREEMENT : ADDITIONAL BANK HOLIDAY – 19 SEPTEMBER 2022

The Government has announced that there will be an additional Bank Holiday for the Queen’s State Funeral on Monday 19 September 2022.  Given this unique occasion, the Parties (BESA and Unite the Union), have agreed that this date will be designated as an additional paid recognised holiday, in addition to the existing eight, as defined in Clause 18 of the Operative National Agreement. Payment ...

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Passing of Her Majesty the Queen

BESA joins the nation in mourning the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are of course with the Royal family. HRH Queen Elizabeth II dedicated her life to the service of our country and the commonwealth. She did so with dignity, faith, and unmatched...

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