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National Insulation Association Annual Conference and Gala Dinner: 22 April 2020 @NIAUK

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has announced that it will hold its Annual Conference and Gala Dinner on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham. Aimed at the insulation, housing and construction industries, the daytime conference will take as its main theme: “UK Energy Efficiency Policy: 2020 and Beyond.”

The conference will feature speakers from The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and representatives of devolved government. They will discuss their latest energy efficiency plans and policies, as well as targets for UK-wide decarbonisation.

Nearly HALF of Brits would QUIT their jobs for their partner!

Work is a part of everyday life, but there is a common concern that it can have tremendous effects on relationships.

So, in a bid to discover which sectors have the biggest emotional effects on personal relationships, surveyed 1,124 participants to determine just how many people would consider quitting their job to save a relationship.

P C Henderson’s Tangent Round the Corner specified for UK’s Longest Heritage Railway

P C Henderson has recently been specified for a new build project at the UK’s longest heritage railway – Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway.

As the oldest independent railway in the world, Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway is a major tourist attraction – taking passengers on a scenic 40 mile journey through the hills between Blaenau Ffestiniog, Porthmadog harbour and Caernarfon.

Saving public houses @vacantproperty1

On average, about three public houses a day close down permanently in England and Wales. And although that trend is half what it used to be, since 2001 Britain has lost a quarter of its pubs.

But one company is convinced that not only can the trend be slowed down, it is even possible to reverse it.

For 25 years, VPS Security Services have been providing specialist property management services for buildings that become vacant, from local authority housing estates undergoing refurbishment, through to commercial shops and offices temporarily vacant, awaiting new tenants.


LEGAL heavyweight Bhavesh Amlani has made a move to rapidly expanding Midlands law firm Roythornes.

Bhavesh, who was formerly a sector head at national firm Shoosmiths overseeing a substantial business and team, has taken the role of heading up the Roythornes’ growing national property team. He will also sit on the Roythornes board.

Bhavesh’s colleagues Benjamin Smith and Emily Danson, real estate and development experts at Shoosmiths, join him as senior associates along with senior paralegal Sarah Ward.

WoodFest comes to Cardiff

WoodFest Cardiff is coming to Wales to celebrate how the country is using wood in design and construction.

Taking place between February and May and featuring a variety of events, WoodFest Cardiff will focus on low carbon housing, connecting communities, local timber and healthy building products. It is organised by the UK timber industry’s campaign, Wood for Good, in collaboration with The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA), Woodknowledge Wales, Western Timber Trade Association (WTTA) and many more.

Norfolk gets, and gives, best value

Best value for everyone is being delivered as a result of “joined up” thinking by project teams at a local Council, the end results of which will help deliver a unique tourism opportunity.

As part of its Deep History Coast project, aimed at making the most of the Ice Age coastline, North Norfolk District Council planned to refurbish and upgrade its Information Centre in Cromer. Through work by local accessibility campaigner Emma Spagnola, the Council was aware of the need to enhance its inclusion offering.

Thus, it took the opportunity to build on the central refurbishment, and simultaneously include a Changing Places assisted accessible toilet in the Information Centre building.

Major contractors seeking local tradespeople to deliver Midlands developments

National construction companies are set to meet local suppliers at an event aimed at ensuring developments across the Midlands are delivered by trades from within the region.

Buyers from a range of companies including Henry Boot Construction, Willmott Dixon and GF Tomlinson – are set to showcase their schemes next Wednesday (19 February) at the event, which has been organised by Grantham-based construction software company, Local Supply Chain.

Requirements for public and private sector schemes, including education facilities, infrastructure and new housing will be discussed to allow relevant trades and suppliers to discuss how their services can support the delivery of the projects they’re interested in.


Renewable energy is fast becoming the norm and with climate change now a very real problem more and more people are thinking about investing in a renewable energy source.

Renewable energy is generated using natural resources like the sun, wind and water with technology which works to make sure that the energy stores are naturally replenished. So instead of buying energy from a supplier, people are now considering installing renewable technology into their homes to generate their own.