Technical infrastructure specialist, Sudlows, has completed the acquisition of Progressive Network Solutions, a provider of technical installation services within London, the City, Home Counties, Thames Valley and the Midlands.
The Lighting Industry Association’s (LIA) QA and Training Development Manager, Paul Sargent, and Andy Guest, LIA’s Membership Services Manager have both been recognised as qualified in Certificate Programme & Training Practices by The Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL).
Bsria has welcomed the government White Paper on Housing setting out the government’s preferred strategy in tackling the country’s housing crisis. As described in the White Paper, 225,000 to 275,000 (or more) new homes per year will be needed to keep up with population growth and years of under-supply. That could translate into almost one million new homes built by 2020.
Emma Drackford, of Electrical Safety First, said: “We welcome the government’s commitment to consider mandatory electrical safety checks for rented properties. With a higher proportion of households entering the private rented sector, we strongly argue the need to provide regular electrical safety checks for all tenants throughout England. We know that electrical hazards pose a very real threat to tenants; for example, reports from London Fire Brigade show that electrical fires as a proportion are increasing in the capital.
Hudson Contract is celebrating having helped more than 80 apprentices begin a career in construction with its ground-breaking Apprentice Sponsorship Scheme. The professional workplace construction audit and contract solutions provider is dedicated to investing in the future of construction. Now, it is encouraging other firms to host similar schemes to help address the skills shortage in the industry.
The struggle to recruit skilled workers is a recurring concern within the UK manufacturing industry. Earlier this year an EEF report revealed three-quarters of manufacturers have struggled to recruit skilled workers in the last three years. This doesn’t reflect the situation at Fanuc UK, who receives in excess of 50 applications for every vacancy and over 30 for most apprenticeship posts advertised, said Andy Armstrong, UK sales and marketing manager.
Appointment of UK & European Managing Director
The LED Group is pleased to announce the recent promotion of John Humphery to UK & European Managing Director
In his new position, John will draw on his extensive sales and marketing experience to bring fresh energy and a harmonised approach to our European business.
Transport minister John Hayes has announced Zapinamo has been awarded £2.2m by the Department of Transport, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and InnovateUK under the Low Emissions Freight Trial to work with WMG and others to trial technology for ultra high speed rapid and movable charging technology for commercial vehicles.
Beama has pledged full support for the review of the market frameworks and associated policy for a smart flexible energy systems, stating that the consultation is a good step in the right direction to establishing a value proposition for all parties involved in delivering the market for flexibility, including the end consumer.