Apprenticeship training specialist JTL has opened yet another dedicated training centre – this time a significant investment in a new electrical centre on the campus at Mid-Kent College in Maidstone.

The official opening of the new centre was carried out by local MP Helen Grant who has recently been appointed as the new Chair of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network. The opening took place in front of a large group of invited guests including staff from MidKent College, its Principal and Chief Executive Simon Cook and a substantial number of local employers who already have apprentices training at the centre.

Logic Certification (LCL) has welcomed the brand new Energy Academy to the LCL family. Swale Heating, based in Sittingbourne, Kent, is one of the UK's leading independently-owned heating companies and has invested £100,000 in a new training facility. The state of the art centre offers in-house training for Swale Heating staff as well as a comprehensive range of courses for plumbers, installers, electricians and gas engineers outside the company.

The event which focuses on the data centre industry in Ireland, took place earlier this week.
In its sixth year DataCentres Ireland 2017 was the largest ever with more than 60 industry experts sharing their insights and 75 exhibitors sharing their wares, all drawn from within the country and around the world.

The free seminar programme for Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2018 has been announced. Running in two lecture theatres on all three days of the show, February 6th to 8th, the 2018 programme features an impressive line-up of presenters and topics, and is guaranteed to be of interest to anyone involved in any form of industrial or manufacturing enterprise.

Most people can remember a time when they've walked into a room and seen one person dressed for the arctic while the person next to them looks like they're in the Bahamas. Although disagreements over heating like these have led to fights in some offices, for most businesses poor power quality in HVAC systems can do more damage financially. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK, explains how to keep your HVAC running cool when things get hot

A Leeds-based electronics manufacturing business, Daletech Electronics, has been given free strategic export advice from an award-winning Yorkshire firm as part of a new export network that is exclusive to businesses in the Leeds City Region.  

The advice and mentoring from Radio Design director Eric Hawthorn will help Daletech directors realise ambitions for growth into Europe and beyond under the new Government-backed ExportExchange programme.

Independence for collaboration. This concept might sound like an oxymoron, but in the era of smart manufacturing, valuing independence can be the difference between failure and success. Martyn Williams, managing director of industrial software specialist COPA-DATA UK, explains why manufacturers should consider independence when striving for more collaborative facilities and supply chains. 


Bsria has responded to a recent speech given by Greg Clark, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy to the Institute of Energy Economics highlights how the UK can cut the cost of energy; cut how much carbon the country generates; drive economic growth and improve the quality of life.

Mackwell, the global leaders in lighting technology solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of René Joppi to their senior management team as Commercial Director. René has been responsible for the Middle East Office for the past two years and has achieved considerable success over that period, leading to significant growth in the region.

Sontay has announced its managing director, Sandy Damm, has been appointed to the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Management Committee 

Following a vote by members of the BCIA, Sandy Damm along with two other candidates has been elected to sit on the Management Committee.