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‘Colossal’ skills drive required for Government’s £650bn Infrastructure Pipeline plan

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that whilst the government’s announcement of a record £650 billion investment in infrastructure projects over the next decade will be a massive boost for the buildings services sector, this will need to ...

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Four members of RICS leadership team step down

RICS’ CEO Sean Tompkins, President Kath Fontana, Interim Chair of Governing Council, Chris Brooke, and Chair of the Management Board, Paul Marcuse have all stood down from their posts following a governance scandal which has thrown the Institute into turmoil. ...

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Mark Whittaker to take over role of IWFM chair

Mark Whittaker, CIWFM, has been appointed as the next IWFM Chair. He will take over the role  from Martin Bell on 1 October. Whittaker, who has a leading role in consultancy at Thomson FM has has worked in the profession ...

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CIWM appoints LARAC CEO to head policy and external affairs

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has appointed LARAC Chief Executive Officer, Lee Marshall, as its new Policy & External Affairs Director. With over 25 years’ experience in the UK waste and recycling sector, Marshall joins CIWM from LARAC ...

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The LIA announces new council members and Presidents Award recipient

On the 30 July, the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) held its Annual General Meeting. Due to Covid this was held online, with many of the board, the LIA CEO and past Interim LIA CEO able to meet together as a ...

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IFMA EMEA is officially launched

IFMA has announced the official formation of the International Facility Management Association Europe, Middle East, Africa (IFMA EMEA). The association which became a legal entity as of 1 July 2021, will be governed by a board of directors and led ...

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CIWM and ESA unite to tackle modern slavery in the waste and recycling sector

The waste and recycling sector’s leading professional membership and trade bodies, CIWM and ESA, have announced a joint commitment to tackle slavery, forced labour and human trafficking across the industry. By working together, the two organisations say they will leverage ...

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ECA announces new President

Business owner and electrical engineer David Lewis has been named the new President of the ECA. Lewis takes over the Presidency of the UK’s leading engineering services trade association from Gary Worrall, who during the last 12 months has played ...

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ASFP names new governing council

Following its Annual General Meeting, held online on the 28 April, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced the appointment of its new Chair and Vice Chair and elected a new Council. Chris Miles of UL was appointed ...

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CHSA launches new brand: ‘Our Standards. Your Guarantee’

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is announcing the launch of a new brand. It follows the CHSA’s achievement of its strategic aim of every member being Accredited. Our Standards. Your Guarantee. The CHSA has a longstanding commitment to ...

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