UK News

UK News

23 Aug 2017Discounter Lidl overtakes Waitrose

UK: An increase in market share to 5.2% has seen German discount supermarket Lidl overtake Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest grocer.

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22 Aug 2017Firms hit by late public sector payments

UK: Nearly two-thirds of engineering services firms are not being paid within 30 days by public sector bodies – a contravention of government legislation.

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21 Aug 2017LFB demands action on fridge standards

UK: The London Fire Brigade has demanded action on manufacturing standards for fridges and freezers following the Grenfell Tower fire in June.

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20 Aug 2017IoR Scotland seeks potential winners

UK: The IoR Scottish Branch is seeking nominations for its annual Apprentice of the Year and Kooltech awards.

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18 Aug 2017Refrigeration derby match raises £1500

UK: A football match between local refrigeration rivals Foster Refrigerator and Williams Refrigeration has so far raised nearly £1500 for charity.

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17 Aug 2017Refcom document tackles A2L refrigerants

UK: F-gas certification body Refcom has produced a technical bulletin about lower flammability refrigerants in response to the HFC phasedown.

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17 Aug 2017Pop Idol singer hosts Scottish IoR dinner

UK: Michelle McManus, the Scottish singer and television presenter of Pop Idol fame is to host this year’s IoR Scottish Dinner.

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16 Aug 2017Waterloo man takes careers role

UK: Alan Smith, commercial and export markets manager at Waterloo Air Products, has been appointed as an enterprise adviser with The Careers & Enterprise...

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15 Aug 2017Aldi to convert all UK stores to CO2

UK: Aldi is to convert all its UK stores to use CO2 refrigeration, the German discount supermarket chain has announced.

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13 Aug 2017Evans becomes Leeds College vice chair

UK: BSRIA CEO Julia Evans has been appointed vice chair of the Corporation of Leeds College of Building.

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8 Aug 2017Dumble is GEA UK head of sales

UK: Barry Dumble has been appointed of head of equipment sales for the UK, reporting directly to country managing director Ilija Aprcovic.

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6 Aug 2017New laws to get tough on non-compliance

UK: The Environment Agency (EA) could receive increased powers of prosecution following concerns of installations and refrigerant purchases by non-F-gas-certified companies.

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