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ESG metrics: UK Leading the Charge

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance, also commonly referred to as sustainability. In a business context, sustainability is about the company’s business model. Hence, how its products and services contribute to sustainable development, and how operations are managed to minimise any negative impact.

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Diversity for installers

We live in changing times, led by a reassessment of how we treat our planet and each other, increasing digitisation and the roll-back of globalisation towards national priorities. These ‘megatrends’, which have been accentuated and accelerated by the response to the pandemic, are incredibly relevant to the roles women take in the workplace and wider society.

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No jab, no job – what do you think?

Pimlico Plumbers chairman, Charlie Mullins, recently stated his intention to draft a new employment contract for its 400-strong workforce to ensure that only those vaccinated against Covid-19 could work for him.

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NIBE’s Phil Hurley appointed as HPA chairman

Managing director of NIBE Energy Systems, Phil Hurley, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Heat Pump Association (HPA), replacing Graham Wright. Stepping into Phil Hurley’s former position as vice-chairman, a role held by Hurley since April 2019, is Max Halliwell of Mitsubishi Electric.

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Implications of lockdown restrictions for installers

Following the Government announcement of national restrictions to commence on the 5th November, MCS took to social media to highlight that tradespeople are allowed to continue working and access customers’ homes, if the customer is in agreement and the guidance on distancing is followed.

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The UK requires a retrofit army to meet Net Zero target

The figures were published as a cross-party task force of 24 mayors and local leaders, representing 24 million people across England submitted a proposal to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to unlock £100bn as part of the Spending Review, which closed on 24 September. The finance should be predominantly met from the private sector with the Treasury pump-priming £5bn via a Net Zero Development Bank.

Opinion

HETAS responds to Heat Commission policy

Bruce Allen, CEO of HETAS and Woodsure, responds to the Heat Commission policy, convened by the CBI and University of Birmingham, with input from leading industry figures, calling the Government to develop a National Delivery Body (NDB) to lead the development and implementation of a national heat decarbonisation strategy.

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What the CHG means for biomass

In light of the Clean Heat Grant (CHG) proposal, Bruce Allen, HETAS CEO shares his thoughts on what this means for biomass.

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Grant UK unveils new website features

Grant UK has incorporated a number of new features into its website to enhance user experience and increase the range of resources available to visitors.

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Grant welcomes new Renewables Business Development Manager

Grant UK has appointed Matt Beales as its third Business Development Manager within the Renewables Sales Team to provide sales support on Grant’s extensive renewable product range to customers in the East and South East of England.

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Sustainable Energy Association appoints new Chief Executive

The Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) has announced that Lesley Rudd has taken over as Chief Executive from Dave Sowden, who has now returned to work part time following a period of recovery from illness.

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Greg Clark appointed new Energy Secretary

Prime Minister Theresa May has merged the departments of business and energy and appointed Greg Clark as the new Secretary in charge of the newly merged Whitehall ministry.

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4eco appoint renewables enthusiast

Manufacturer of the ImmerSUN – 4eco- has appointed Ben Mitchell as its new key account manager, following continued growth at the company.

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B&ES chief executive resigns

Roderick Pettigrew, former chief executive of B&ES Roderick Pettigrew has resigned from the position of chief executive of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) with immediate effect.

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New APHC president speaks out against rogue traders

Newly appointed president for the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors Andrew Crookes has used his inaugural speech to highlight highlighted initiatives that APHC are working on to tackle the rogue trader.

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SBS appoints new head of marketing

Stephen Richardson has been appointed head of marketing for Sustainable Building Solutions (SBS), a division of the Travis Perkins Group, following two years acting as consultant.