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Latest news on the initiatives and activities being undertaken by the BESA in support of its members and the building engineering services sector.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

BESA welcomes flexible thinking in net zero ‘playbook’

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed new guidance from the Cabinet Office aimed at decarbonising the UK’s largest property estate. In its ‘Net Zero Estate Playbook’, the government has set out advice for public sector organisations and procurers about how they can substantially lower their carbon footprint in line with its policy to deliver a 78% reduction in...

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

BESA’s Crosland elected chair of health & safety body

Rebecca Crosland has been elected as the new chair of the Safety and Health Engineering Partnership (SHEP). She is only the second person to take up the role following Christopher Buxton, CEO of the British Fluid Power Association, who has been in the chair since the partnership was set up in 2018. Crosland is head of health and safety at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA),...

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Whitty urges businesses to invest in ventilation

Investing in building ventilation will play a key role in helping the country recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for future health emergencies, according to the government's chief medical adviser Professor Chris Whitty.  He encouraged business leaders at this week’s Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference to look closely at how they could improve the indoor air quality...

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Friday, November 19, 2021

Business leader urges industry to ‘be prouder’

A leading international business figure has highlighted the key role the building engineering sector will play in addressing climate change but said it would need to compete harder for talent to address its skills challenges. Former CBI President Paul Drechsler told the annual Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) President’s Lunch that the industry’s leaders needed to be more vocal...

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Manly Trust celebrates 30 years of backing youth and engineering

The Manly Trust, which supports a wide range of charities working with young people and promoting engineering careers, is 30 years old this month. Founded by former BESA and CIBSE President Graham Manly in memory of his father Alfred Manly in 1991, it has so far provided more than £1.5 million worth of funding through 380 grants made to 130 different charities and causes. A G Manly & Company,...

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