UK construction companies increase R&D spend by £70 million

UK construction companies are increasing their investment in innovation, with research and development (R&D) expenditure rising by £70 million, according to new figures released by HMRC. Analysis by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, has revealed that in the first part of 2018/19, construction firms spent £1.36 billion on qualifying projects. Even though…

ECA calls for urgent energy price reform

Leading engineering services trade body ECA has warmly welcomed the urgent reform of electricity pricing recommended by The Climate Change Committee today. The latest CCC report to Parliament recommends that future energy pricing must remove current fiscal disincentives to electrification, boosting the deployment and use of low carbon electrical energy across the UK. The CCC…

CTEK launches new 4-socket EV charging solution

Vehicle charging specialist CTEK has launched a new 4-socket electric vehicle (EV) charging solution, making the swift, cost-effective installation of robust, reliable charging networks easier than ever. This unique solution, developed by CTEK’s engineers at their innovation centre in Sweden, features two dual socket CTEK Chargestorm Connected 2 AC chargers mounted back-to-back on steel brackets…

C-TEC appoints new Business Development Manager

Leading life-safety-systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has appointed Andy Turner as its new Business Development Manager for System Sales. With over 25 years’ experience in the fire industry including nine years as one of C-TEC’s Technical Fire Account Managers, Andy has a wealth of experience and is set to play a key role in identifying new business…