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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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Friday, May 5, 2017

Apprenticeships and funding - regional meetings

We are inviting all BESA members in England to one of our exclusive member events where we will cover everything you need to know about apprenticeships, trailblazers, frameworks and funding. Held in place of the summer round of regional meetings, these events will give you the opportunity to find out more about apprenticeship and training funding, and specifically what it means for your...

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Survey reflects scale of industry’s mental health problem

More than 25% of construction related workers, who responded to a mental health survey, said they had considered taking their own lives because of workplace stress. The figures are even more alarming among junior staff and graduates where over one third confessed to having suicidal thoughts at some point in their working lives. The survey was carried out by the trade publication Construction News...

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