The JIB is inviting applications for its Further Education fund, where up to £500 per student is available

The ECA and the Lighting Industry Federation (LIF) have have become partners to bring quality lighting training and qualifications to the electrical contracting sector.

Matthew Williams, 21, an electrician from P&R Hurt in Somerset, has won the 2009 ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award.

Graham Manly of Gratte Brothers has been elected president of the HVCA.

Emcor Group has launched an innovation academy with the City of Wolverhampton College.

Briggs & Forrester has been left with a £447 355 hole in its accounts following the collapse of Verry Construction.

James Derry, former chairman of Derry Building Services, has launched a £2.5m legal battle against the firm his family founded. He claims he was denied the three-year notice period he was entitled to.