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20 Jan 2018BESA concern for Carillion creditors

UK: Building services contractors’ group BESA is concerned that the impact of Carillion’s collapse on SMEs will create tension with the government’s industrial strategy.

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19 Jan 2018Robinson is Woman of the Year

UK: Joanna Robinson, MD of contractor Mansfield Pollard was named Woman of the Year at last night’s National Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heat Pump...

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17 Jan 2018Fridge makers accused of complacency

UK: A new government select committee report questions whether the domestic fridge standards process is “fit for purpose” and accuses manufacturers of complacency.

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17 Jan 2018Talk on effects of refrigerant charge

UK: The IoR’s next paper presentation on February 1 will be a talk on the effect of refrigerant charge on capacity and efficiency of...

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15 Jan 2018Carillion holding £800m in retentions

UK: Collapsed construction firm Carillion could be holding over £800m in retentions payments owed to sub-contractors, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

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15 Jan 2018Carillion forced into liquidation

UK: The building services industry is in turmoil after the compulsory liquidation of construction giant Carillion with debts of around £900m.

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12 Jan 2018Retentions bill moves to second reading

UK: Following this week’s first reading, the second reading of the bill to protect retention monies under the Construction Act has been scheduled for...

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12 Jan 2018Peter Midgley 1944-2018

UK: Peter Midgley, co-founder of Leeds-based air conditioning manufacturer Airedale International, has died at the age of 74.

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11 Jan 2018Capital collapse hits fridge suppliers

UK: Capital Cooling’s unsecured creditors, who are owed a total of £2m, are “highly unlikely” to receive any dividend, the company’s administrator KPMG has...

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10 Jan 2018Aircon industry faces R410A chaos

UK: The failure of the refrigeration industry to move away from R404A looks set to cause major problems for the air conditioning sector this...

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10 Jan 2018FETA welcomes proposed retentions bill

UK: Manufacturers’ group FETA has welcomed the first reading of the new retentions bill in parliament yesterday, describing it as “the only way forward”....

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9 Jan 2018Guide to pressure equipment regulations

UK: The Institute of Refrigeration’s technical committee has produced an overview of key pressure regulations/directives related to refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

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