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4th March 2024

UK adds 8,000 heat pump installers in 2023

UK: The number of qualified heat pump installers in the UK grew by nearly 8,000 last year, a 166% increase on 2022.
1st March 2024

Heat pump grant requests up 39%

UK: Applications for the UK’s boiler upgrade scheme in January were up 39% on January last year, according to figures from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.
29th February 2024

BESA backing for WorldSkills UK

UK:The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is organising the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) category of the WorldSkills UK competition.
28th February 2024

UK should heed Euro heat pump decline

UK: The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has called on the UK Government to take heed of the decline in European heat pump sales and institute clear, consistent and decisive action.
26th February 2024

Brian Streatfield 1936-2024

UK: Brian Streatfield, a man who was instrumental in the formation of Carrier in the UK during the 1970s, died at the weekend. He was 87.
25th February 2024

Safety is vital in global F-gas transition

UK: Institute of Refrigeration president Graeme Fox has warned of the real-world issues that the “rapid transition” to “natural” refrigerants poses for developing countries.
25th February 2024

Terrie Lamb wins lifetime achievement award

UK: Terrie Lamb of Cimetrics was recognised for 25 years of dedication to the RACHP sector in a night of awards at Thursday night’s annual Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) dinner.
25th February 2024

Home heat pump install for newly-trained engineers

UK: A UK charity is proposing to give newly trained heat pump installers an air-source heat pump to install in their own home.
21st February 2024

CCF publishes election manifesto

UK: In a new manifesto ahead of this year’s general election, the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) is calling for future government’s to take action to recognise the industry’s crucial contributions.
20th February 2024

Oceanair acquired by builders’ merchant MKM

UK: Air conditioning and heat pump distributor Oceanair UK has been acquired by MKM, the independent builders’ merchant.
14th February 2024

Women in Cooling a focus of InstallerShow 2024

UK: This year’s InstallerShow at the NEC will host what it claims will be the UK’s biggest Women in Cooling event to coincide with World Refrigeration Day.
13th February 2024

Grierson rejoins Wolseley as divisional MD

UK: Peter Grierson has rejoined Wolseley Pipe Centre and Climate Centre as divisional managing director. 
13th February 2024

MHIAE wins Beijer Ref supplier award

UK: For the second time, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHIAE) has been named as Beijer Ref UK & Ireland’s Supplier of the Year. 
10th February 2024

CambridgeHOK forms industrial fridge division

UK: Yorkshire-based horticultural engineering specialist CambridgeHOK has launched an industrial refrigeration business, headed by former directors of the now defunct JD Cooling Systems.
10th February 2024

Kooltech Aberdeen to be sold to FSW

UK: The Aberdeen branch of air conditioning distributor Kooltech is to be sold to refrigeration wholesaler FSW in a deal to clear the way for Kooltech’s purchase by Wolseley UK.
8th February 2024

Vaillant welcomes first low carbon apprentices

UK: Vaillant is partnering with its local Derby College Group to invest in 10 full-time, employed apprentices on their three-year Low Carbon Heating Technician Apprenticeship (LCHTA) courses.
5th February 2024

IoR celebrates long-standing ASHRAE alliance

UK: The Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) has been acknowledged for its long-standing affiliation with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
5th February 2024

Climalife partners with Bristol City

UK: The UK refrigerant distributor Climalife has signed a three-season deal to become Community Partners of EFL Championship football club Bristol City.
4th February 2024

Ovo offers cheaper rate for Vaillant heat pumps

UK: Energy provider OVO has teamed up with Vaillant to offer a lower electricity rate to homeowners with a Vaillant heat pump.
4th February 2024

Daikin has offers for new heat pump installers

UK: Daikin UK is to offer newly qualified installers a range of incentives including discounts on heat pump purchases to a cashback.
1st February 2024

Panasonic joins Scottish housing group

UK: Panasonic has become a commercial associate member of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) in an effort to help provide more energy-efficient homes across Scotland. 
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