At the B&ES President's lunch last week, Jim Marner committed his organisation to innovation and improvement, including helping its members with late payments from customers, getting rid of waste and working in a smart, more efficient way.
Jim Marner highlighted the continuing shortage of skilled workers in the building services sector. He reminded the attendees about:
“...the growing importance of education and training at every level of the workforce in ensuring that we recruit and retain the required calibre and number of highly skilled and highly motivated individuals.”
“There has been some concern over the recent evidence of a potential weakening of resolve on the part of the UK government in its commitment to the creation of a low-carbon economy.”
“But we remain absolute in our own commitment to the development of sustainable building services, to the integration of renewable and environmental technologies in buildings – and to the achievement of emission reduction targets that will place the UK in the vanguard of the environmental revolution.”