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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Whitehall ‘terrified of another Carillion’

The new government must do everything it can to solve the late payment problems that continue to undermine construction supply chains, according to the chief executive officer of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) David Frise. He told the Association’s National Conference that Whitehall was “terrified of another Carillion style collapse” and the huge damage that would cause to...

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Engineering Installation & Maintenance Engineer CRO cards set to close

Today SKILLcard announced that the CRO card for Engineering Installation & Maintenance Engineer are closing with a phased timetable starting on 31st January 2020. This is the 4th wave of CRO closures as part of its plan to deliver the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) 2025 vision. All card schemes carrying the CSCS logo including SKILLcard, must only certify those occupations with...

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Friday, November 29, 2019

BESA Scotland Apprentice takes the Bronze at ‘Skills Olympics’

Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Scotland is celebrating the success of refrigeration apprentice Josh Collins at the national finals of the 2019 WorldSkills UK SkillFRIDGE competition. Josh, who works for JD Cooling Systems, won the bronze medal at the finals, which were held across two days in Birmingham and showcased the skills of hundreds of apprentices from a wide range of...

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Survey: Business owners forced to stop paying employees due to late payment

Nearly half of small business owners and managing directors (47 per cent) had to stop their own pay due to the impact of unfair payment practices by their buyers, according to new survey findings from engineering services trade bodies BESA and ECA. Overall, three-quarters of business owners said they had made sacrifices, including reducing their own salary (37 per cent), and cancelling company...

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Sevron Ltd and BESA Announce Partnership

Leading technology company Sevron Ltd have announced their formal partnership with the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) today. Sevron has now officially become the preferred provider of chemical safety and risk assessment software for BESA. Their flagship product COSHH365 Suite is a chemical safety management software platform and will be made accessible to over 1000 members of...

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