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Friday, June 22, 2018

Network Rail shows “exemplary leadership” on payment

Trade bodies applaud Network Rail for commitment to fairer business practices Network Rail has set a great example on fair payment, which others should now follow, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the electrotechnical and engineering services trade body, ECA. The two trade bodies applauded Network Rail’s decision to ban retentions and adopt project bank...

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Friday, June 15, 2018

One in Four MPs now back Aldous Bill

Second Reading moved to October, as more MPs join coalition of support More than one in four MPs now supports the Aldous Bill, in an unprecedented show of support for reforming retentions. This increased support comes as the second reading of the Bill has been moved to 26 October. The new date has been welcomed by key supporters of the Bill, as it enables the growing list of supporters to...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Over 600 potential apprentices waiting for a role in the Building Services sector

Research carried out by BESA into the Building Engineering Services sector has demonstrated that we have a shortfall in recruitment for the industry.   “We’re talking about Pipework and Ductwork Installers, Service & Maintenance Engineers, Ventilation Hygiene Technicians, Design and Project Managers, rather than Domestic Plumbers or Electricians”, said Tony Howard, Director of BESA Training....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Late payment ‘tsar’ to speak at BESA Conference

The 2018 Building Engineering Services Association Conference has started to take shape with high profile sessions already agreed on the technical implications for contractors of the Hackitt Review and how Brexit will affect the building engineering marketplace; along with a number of ‘meet the buyer’ sessions. The one-day conference entitled ‘Engineering the Future’ will take place at the Park...

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Thursday, May 31, 2018


ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF research shows slowdown in growth in Q1 2018 Almost one in three (28 per cent) engineering services firms say turnover decreased during the first quarter of 2018, according to new findings from the quarterly sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore. This is the highest reported drop in turnover since Q1 2016, when 33 per cent of...

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