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BESA, is the UK’s leading trading organisation. Standing for the British Educational Suppliers Association, and represents over 300 education suppliers in the UK. Along with manufactures, distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology etc. to the educational market. BESA runs Europe’s largest network of EdTech founders, the EdTech Exchange. In 2015 the company recorded turnover exceeds of £2billlion for the first time.

The BESA Charity ‘Mind’ is a mental health charity that aims to ’empower people to understand their condition and choices available to them’.

building services, coronavirus

Building service companies must carry out essential work, says BESA

BESA reinforces the message that building services specialists are carrying out crucial work in support of the country’s essential services.
contractors, contracts, BESA

BESA urges contractors to review their contracts amid COVID-19 crisis

The BESA is urging contractors to review their contracts so supply chains can work together to manage inevitable delays to projects during the coronavirus crisis.
building management, coronavirus

BESA releases building management guidance amid coronavirus crisis

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has moved to support the construction industry by releasing detailed guidance on building management through the outbreak.
site managers, SKILLcards,

BESA: Site managers must accept expired SKILLcards during COVID-19

Construction site managers must show leniency towards staff with expired SKILLcards, says the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), as operatives are unable to sit their tests.
engineering services, engineering industry, coronavirus impact

Survey: 93% of engineering firms concerned about coronavirus impact

93% of engineering services businesses say they are ‘concerned or very concerned’ about the impact of coronavirus on their business over the next six months.
cash retentions,

Scotland has ‘golden opportunity’ to lead cash retention reform

The current practice of withholding cash retentions is hugely damaging for many Scottish construction SMEs and is leading to insolvencies, says Scottish member companies of BESA.
diversity in construction and engineering

BESA renews calls for diversity in construction and engineering

In light of International Women’s Day, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called on the government to create a strategy for diversity in the construction.
mental health issues, payment practices, SMEs,

Survey: Four in 10 SMEs battle mental health issues due to...

Four in ten small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across all industries are battling mental health issues due to unfair payment practices, according to a new YouGov poll.
late payments in construction, Aldous Bill,

Lord’s Bill brings increased attention to late payments in construction

The new private members’ Bill introduced by Lord Mendelsohn, which contains a number of measures aimed at tackling late payments in construction, has been welcomed by trade bodies BESA and ECA.
cash retentions, BESA,

BESA urges Scotland to lead construction industry payment reform

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called on its members in Scotland to embrace the ‘golden opportunity’ it has to lead a payment reform.
industry reforms, construction, engineering

BESA and ECA urge the government to move quickly on industry...

In light on the General Election result, Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) and Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) are urging the government to use its new parliamentary majority to deliver much-needed industry reforms.
late payment,

Late payment problems in construction need solving, says BESA

David Frise, CEO of BESA has urged the government to solve the late payment problems that challenge construction supply chains.
CRO closure, CRO card,

CRO card closure for engineering set for January 2020

Now in its 4th wave of CRO closures, SKILLcard has revealed the CRO card for Engineering Installation & Maintenance Engineer will close on 31 January.
unfair payment practices,

Survey reveals damaging impact of unfair payment in construction

47% of small business owners and managing directors in the construction sector admit they’ve had to stop their own pay due to the impact of unfair payment practices by their buyers.
besa, late payment

Late payment epidemic must be tackled in General Election, says BESA

According to the Building Engineering Service Association (BESA), politicians must seize the opportunity to set out meaningful plans for the built environment during the General Election
outstanding woman award, women in engineering,

BESA to recognise outstanding woman in engineering

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is launching an outstanding woman award to mark the anniversary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).
payment and mental survey, construction,

New payment and mental health survey launches for UK construction

A major new payment and mental health survey has been launched by 27 bodies in the UK construction industry, to understand how poor payment practices are impacting mental health.
Building a Safer Future, BESA,

Government must embed new culture for fire safety, says BESA

Following the ‘Building a Safer Future’ consultation, BESA has urged the government to “embed a new culture for delivering new build and refurbishment work”.
climate pledge, BESA,

BESA urges members to support industry-led climate pledge

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has backed historic industry-led declarations committed to tackling the ‘crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss’.
boris johnson, built environment, BESA,

Boris Johnson could help ‘transform the built environment’, says BESA

The new government team led by Boris Johnson has an opportunity to dramatically shift policy on the built environment and deliver higher standards of safety, sustainability and social justice, according to BESA.
local authorities

89% of local authorities breach rules on payment practices

Almost nine in 10 (89%) local authorities are not checking if their supply chain is getting paid within 30 days for construction work, according to data acquired by ECA and BESA
construction retentions

MPs back construction retentions reform bill post Carillion

The number of cross-party MPs supporting a construction retentions reform bill has soared since Carillion collapsed in January
carillion

Engineering specialists press PwC and Government on Carillion collapse

Leading engineering services trade bodies ECA and BESA yesterday (17 January) pressed Carillion liquidators PwC to provide greater certainty to private sector contractors over the outstanding cash owed by the fallen construction giant
skills

Budget 2017: Hammond got his sums wrong on skills

Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget got a warm reception from much of the construction industry – but Tony Howard, training director of the Building Engineering Services Association, says the Chancellor missed an open goal on skills
Standardised product information

Standardised product information confusion cleared up by industry bodies

BESA, CIBSE, and the CPA have come together to clear up mounting confusion surrounding the process of standardised product information and its use in BIM

Suicide kills more construction workers than falls

New research has revealed that suicide kills six times as many construction workers as falling from heights

BESA

BESA, is the UK’s leading trading organisation. Standing for the British Educational Suppliers Association, and represents over 300 education suppliers in the UK. Along with manufactures, distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology etc. to the educational market. BESA runs Europe’s largest network of EdTech founders, the EdTech Exchange. In 2015 the company recorded turnover exceeds of £2billlion for the first time.

The BESA Charity ‘Mind’ is a mental health charity that aims to ’empower people to understand their condition and choices available to them’.