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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

BEIS Select Committee calls for tough action on late pay

A hard-hitting report from the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee has backed the building engineering industry’s calls for tougher action on late payment. The committee, which carried out a wide-ranging inquiry into small business and productivity, has urged the government to introduce statutory requirements to pay within 30 days. It also said the...

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Engineering services optimistic despite persistent payment issues

ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF study shows steady growth in Q3 2018, despite ongoing payment and retention problems across the sector. The latest, quarterly sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore, has revealed that up to eight out of ten engineering services organisations say they typically receive payment more than 30 days after the due date. This comes despite...

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Builders’ Conference and BESA announce partnership

BESA, the trade association representing building engineering and services contractors has become an affiliate member of the construction industry’s premier information, data and analysis provider, Builders’ Conference. In a deal signed in October, BESA members will enjoy discounted membership to Builders’ Conference , the construction sector’s leading Trade Body. BESA members who join up will...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018


A further extension to the Brexit transition period would be “hugely unhelpful” to the construction and building services sectors, according to the President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Tim Hopkinson told the Association’s 2018 National Conference that “the one thing businesses crave above all else is certainty” and the proposal to extend transition arrangements after...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Reanna Evans of NG Bailey has been named as the CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year 2018. Reanna was selected from a shortlist of eight finalists during an event sponsored by Andrews Water Heaters; Kingspan Industrial Insulation, Swegon UK&I and the CIBSE Patrons. The CIBSE Young Engineers’ Awards have been celebrating the industry’s best examples of young engineering talent for 23 years and...

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