World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom

Products

Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology

Features

General articles, applications and industry analysis

Murdoch is BESA employment director

michael-murdoch
Michael Murdoch

UK: The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed former trade union official Michael Murdoch as director of employment affairs.

He replaces Peter Rimmer, who has retired from BESA after over 25 years service. He joined the staff of what was then the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association on 1 June 1990, following employment in the nuclear industry.

fujitsu_gif_v1.8
Advertisement

His replacement, Michael Murdoch, was previously director of the MSc programme in Human Resource Management at the University of South Wales. Before that, he spent 22 years as a trade union officer with AEEU-Amicus before it merged with the Transport and General Workers’ union to form Unite. He is also a member of the ACAS Arbitration Panel.

BESA negotiates with Unite over the building engineering sector’s operative national agreement and environment engineering Industry staff salary agreement.

Latest News

3rd March 2024

Green Skills Hub opens in Stockport

UK: A new Green Skills Hub has opened its doors at Stockport College in a bid to tackle the UK’s green skills gap.
2nd March 2024

Creating an alternative showcase

UK: A relocation to new premises by UK Alternative Energy Ltd has enabled the Lincoln-based renewable energy specialist to incorporate heat pumps, solar PV and battery storage solutions.
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 2023, according to figures from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.
1st March 2024

Bitzer to launch new hydrocarbon compressors

GERMANY: Bitzer is to expand its range of compressors with new models for use with hydrocarbon refrigerants.
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.
29th February 2024

Beijer Ref to acquire Australian firm QAE

SWEDEN/AUSTRALIA: Beijer Ref will expand its position in the Australian market with the agreement to acquire 60% of the shares in Sydney-based Quality Air Equipment (QAE).