This month

SES has changed the name of its facilities management division to Shepherd FM. For more information visit:

Biomass-fuelled heating and combined heat and power initiatives can now claim subsidies of up to £500 000 as part of a new capital grants plan.

The government has launched a new consultation to drive its 2016 zero-carbon homes target.

European Union leaders have committed to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020.

Haden Building Management has been renamed Balfour Beatty WorkPlace.

This year’s EEIBA powerBall has raised £320 000 to help those in need within the industry.

Amtech Group has acquired pricing information and data services firm TSI Luckins.

BEAMA has promoted marketing director Dr Howard Porter to chief operating officer.

HurleyPalmerFlatt has acquired the CSRGlobal brand, appointing Dr Chris Moon as a divisional director within its energy and sustainability consultancy.

Ron Allender, former chief executive of the Joint Industry Board, received a lifetime achievement accolade at the recent Select Electrotechnical Awards.