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Monday, September 30, 2019

Business leader calls for political unity

The President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) said it was time for “less politicking and more leadership” as the ongoing economic uncertainty caused by Brexit and the recent uproar in Parliament was causing “severe damage” to the economy and to countless SMEs up and down the country.  “There is so much to do, but we are not being allowed to do it,” said John Norfolk, who...

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Tim Hopkinson elected to BuildUK Board

Former BESA President Tim Hopkinson was recently elected to the board of BuildUK – the representative body for construction clients, main contractors and SMEs. Build UK represents clients, main contractors and trade associations including more than 11,500 specialist contractors. It works closely with government and aims to improve the efficiency and delivery of construction projects by promoting...

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

BESA launches outstanding woman award

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is supporting the campaign to attract more women into engineering professions by launching an award to mark the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). BESA believes engineering professions in general – and building engineering in particular – will not be able to meet future business goals without a far more gender diverse...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

BESA mourns Brian Townsend (1935-2019)

BESA has paid tribute to one of its most popular and influential figures Brian Townsend, who died on Sunday. Brian was only the eighth person in the Association’s history to be awarded its Distinguished Service Award for individuals “who have rendered extra-special service to the Association and its activities” – effectively joining the BESA ‘Hall of Fame’. Brian was president during the...

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Cool topics at BESA Conference

The BESA National Conference will feature two ‘must attend’ sessions for building engineering contractors linked to the future of cooling. The one-day conference held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London on 21 November has an overall theme of: ‘Competence, compliance and climate change – turning theory into practice’. It will consider how the building engineering industry can meet many of...

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