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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

BESA steps into training breach

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has moved quickly to reassure employers about the availability of ongoing training provision in the wake of the closure of the sector skills body SummitSkills. The Association’s training director Tony Howard said BESA was already working with employers right across the UK to develop new Trailblazer apprenticeships in England; while also...

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

BESA calls for action on workplace suicide

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged employers to face up to the growing risk of suicide in construction related professions. It cited a new report from the mental health charity Samaritans highlighting the vulnerability of people with unstable employment, low income or in areas of socio-economic deprivation. BESA also drew attention to the Mates in Mind initiative,...

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BESA steps up focus on specifiers

Promoting the expertise of building engineering contractors to local authorities; consulting engineers; architects and key end user groups will be a central part of the strategy pursued by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) this year. It has appointed former Travis Perkins senior executive Kevin Kingaby to the new position of Key Accounts Manager – Specifiers to spearhead a...

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Interactive HR auditing tools available

The BESA employment affairs team is continuously working hard to ensure we are supporting our members and their people practices. As part of our continuous improvement, we are pleased to release two interactive auditing tools just for BESA members. An audit is a tool that employers can use to get a detailed picture of existing HR practices, similar to a financial audit. When done correctly it...

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Significant funding available for energy storage initiatives

The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced up to £9.6 million of funding for the development of the UK energy storage industry. The £9 million competition is looking for ways to reduce the cost of energy storage, including electricity, thermal, and power-to-gas storage. A further £600,000 is available for feasibility studies relating to storing energy on a...

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