- The HVCA has reached agreement with trade union Unite on the terms of a wage agreement which took effect from 5 October. Hourly rates and allowances will be frozen, but will increase by 2% in October 2010.
- Thorn Lighting’s factory in Spennymoor, near Durham, has been named Factory of the Year for 2009 at the Best Factory Awards run by the Cranfield School of Management.
- EIC has won a £3.6m m&e contract for the City of London Academy. The project, which is co-sponsored by the City of London Corporation and City University, is being undertaken with main contractor Galliford Try.
- Allan Meek, managing director of SCS Group, aims to raise £10,000 for charity by scaling Mount Everest. Visit: www.justgiving.com/Allan-Meek
- The RICS has launched a range of new Facilities Management standards.
- NICEIC insurance products are now available to all trade contractors.
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