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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Interest in apprenticeships hits ‘all time high’

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says it is receiving record levels of enquiries from people interested in taking up apprenticeships. BESA Scotland is leading the way with the highest ever number of visits to its apprenticeship assessment website recorded during May. This comes hot on the heels of the Association’s successful lobbying campaign to have travel funding for...

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Monday, June 5, 2017


The BESA Competence Assessment Scheme verifies a BESA member’s compliance to industry standards, demonstrating commercial capability, workforce commitment and technical competence. Since 21st May 2017 the entire Competence Assessment Scheme process has been undertaken by BESCA, the certification arm of the Building Engineering Services Association, taking over both the Health & Safety...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BESA calls for special sector deal

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) together with the Electrical Contractor’s Association says whoever is in power after the General Election should do a ‘sector deal’ with the built environment industry that reflects the important role built assets play in human health, well-being and productivity. Before she called the Election, Theresa May had promised that her government...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Wales ‘in a good place’ says BESA President

The outlook for the industry in Wales is extremely promising, according to the president of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Malcolm Thomson told an industry audience that Wales was “in a good place” despite the “cloud of uncertainty swirling around the wider economy as we prepare for yet another election and the dreaded ‘Brexit’ talks”. He pointed to major infrastructure...

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Monday, May 8, 2017


BESA, ECA and SELECT poll finds business continues to see strong growth Almost eight in 10 (79 per cent) engineering services firms say turnover increased or remained the same during the first quarter of this year, according to new findings from the sector-wide ‘Building Engineering Business Survey’, sponsored by Scolmore. The survey, which is run in partnership by the Building Engineering...

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