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Monday, November 14, 2016

TRADE BODIES URGE CHANCELLOR TO PRIORITISE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

BESA and ECA call for measures to boost investment in clean and digital technology in Autumn Statement In advance of this month’s Autumn Statement, the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond MP to prioritise investment in new digital technology and clean energy, and to provide greater support for...

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Friday, November 11, 2016

BESA ready to plug certification gap

Building engineering services employers have been reassured that new routes to professional certification will be made available by the passing of revised F Gas handling legislation next year. There was widespread alarm at the announcement that the CITB is to close its Utilities Engineering Division, which provided training and certification for the gas, electric, water, oil, refrigerant, steam...

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Engaged workforce is vital for business, says new BESA director

The new director of employment affairs at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called on companies to put more emphasis on employee engagement as part of their business strategies. Former trade union official Michael Murdoch has been appointed director of employment affairs following the retirement of Peter Rimmer. Previously senior lecturer at the University of South Wales,...

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Heat pump targets not possible without radical changes

The government’s aim of seeing 200,000 heat pumps installed in the UK by 2020 will not be possible without a radical shift in the market as well as a revision of current government policy, a panel of industry experts told UK Construction Week (UKCW). Currently around 16,000 heat pumps are installed in the UK every year, but a new report from the Committee for Climate Change has proposed that...

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Friday, October 28, 2016

SUCCESS FOR BESA MEMBERS AT 2016 HVR AWARDS

There were celebrations for a number of BESA members at last night’s HVR Awards highlighting excellence in the building engineering sector. Priddy Engineering Services Ltd took home the Contractor of the Year Award, a category in which Delron Services Ltd were also Highly Commended and Harry Wiggins of Farmwood Mechanical & Electrical Services Ltd company was Highly Commended in the Trainee...

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