B&M Waste expand once again in the West Midlands through Ian Wilcox Recycling acquisition


&M Waste Services have continued their expansion in the West Midlands with the acquisition of the business of fellow family run waste

management company Ian Wilcox Recycling. This is the second acquisition in the West Midlands area this year for B&M Waste following the acquisition of AWS Recycling’s trade rounds over the summer. This deal sees B&M Waste strengthen their position as the ‘waste management and secure shredding company of choice’ in the West Midlands region, offering a Carbon Neutral waste management service to businesses looking to both minimise waste output and maximise recycling.

The three members of staff within Ian Wilcox Recycling all transferred to B&M Waste and are now part of the larger team of 30 staff in the depot. Ian Wilcox, owner of Ian Wilcox Recycling

commented, “Having an ethos of customer service ourselves we felt a natural home for our customers and staff would be in the B&M Waste family. We are impressed by the new weighing vehicles B&M Waste have invested in ready for the planned July 2020 city vehicle emission limits” Mick Ashall, director at B&M Waste Services said “This acquisition further strengthens our capabilities in the West Midlands, which we’re immensely proud of. We look forward to working with our

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new customers building on the separate food, cardboard, glass, general waste and secure shredding collection services”.

Continuing to grow across the West Midlands, B&M Waste work with businesses

in Birmingham, Coventry, Walsall, Dudley and Wolverhampton, who are looking for a reliable, sustainable and cost- effective solution for their business waste and secure shredding.

Fujitsu general air conditioning uk and AUK distribution form new partnership


he partnership commenced at the start of January 2020 with AUK Distribution strengthening the recent collaboration between Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK and Italian Group GI Holdings (GIH), established in 2019 to provide a range of applied products to the UK market.

Formed in 2009 as a

specialist distributor of Airwell products, AUK Distribution expanded in 2012 to supply GIH ranges such as Clint, Montair and Novair directly to the UK. They support their comprehensive air conditioning and

refrigeration portfolio, with an experienced team offering pre and post sales services including design, commissioning and site


Darryl Smith, managing director, AUK Distribution said: “We are very much looking forward to working with Fujitsu and building a long and successful business relationship. Fujitsu have an excellent reputation and I’m pleased to now offer a complete range of Fujitsu air conditioning products. They have been constantly at the forefront of the air conditioning industry for many years. Following the joint venture between Fujitsu and GIH and given our long- standing affiliation with GIH, we are sure it will be an ideal partnership.”

Nick Wilks, national

distribution manager, Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK said: “AUK is highly experienced in both the applied and air conditioning

markets. Our recent collaboration with GIH and the introduction of the Clint and Montair products to the UK will be strengthened

through both their

experience and capability. This partnership is an important step in continuing to grow the Fujitsu brand.”

TCUK Honours SkillFRIDGE champions T

oshiba Carrier UK Ltd (TCUK) congratulated the participants and winners of this year’s SkillFRIDGE competition, which culminated in a hard-fought finals event at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). SkillFRIDGE promotes exceptional industry standards through competitions for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump (RACHP) students. TCUK is a joint venture between Toshiba Carrier Corporation and Carrier in the United Kingdom, and is part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

As the headline sponsor, TCUK has been a strong supporter of SkillFRIDGE over the last several years as part of its mission to raise the bar on skill levels across the air conditioning industry.

“On behalf of TCUK and the Toshiba, Carrier and CIAT brands, I am delighted to add my congratulations to all those who took part in this year’s event,” said David Dunn, TCUK’s managing director for new equipment sales. “As the industry’s national competition, it takes a high level of skill,

determination and composure to make it to the finals. Warmest congratulations to Sidney Copus on becoming the UK’s SkillFRIDGE champion 2019, and to Ben Wilson and Joshua Collins on winning the Silver and Bronze medals respectively. We wish you success in your future careers.” As well as being headline sponsor of the competition, TCUK provided a range of equipment for this year’s SkillFRIDGE events, including components for piping test rigs, and graphical recreations of Toshiba outdoor units. The company also supplied controls rigs equipped with various interfaces, including its remote controllers and award-winning TouchScreen controller.

“As a global leader in high efficiency, high performance air conditioning, we believe it is vital to support and encourage the industry to improve the level of knowledge and technical skills,” added Dunn. “It is in everyone’s interest to raise the bar, from the quality of design and installation to commissioning and ongoing servicing and maintenance throughout the equipment life-cycle. SkillFRIDGE is a superb initiative.”

To learn more about TCUK, visit


Trainee trio joins masonry manufacturer Building products

manufacturer Forterra has welcomed three graduate trainees on board in diverse roles across its divisions. Nia Lewis (22), Alex Trengove (21) and James Ratcliff (23) have recently been taken on as part of the company’s two-year Operations Management Graduate Scheme. Lewis, from North Wales, has joined Forterra’s quality team after graduating from the University of Sheffield with a 2:1 BEng in Civil Engineering. She will be working under Technical Operations

Manager James Jeffcott across several of the company’s sites.

Trengove, from Olney in Buckinghamshire, has taken a position in the firm’s central engineering team based in Measham, Leicestershire. He

graduated from Coventry University with a 2:1 BEng in Manufacturing Engineering. Mickleover-born Ratcliff will be working under Contracts & Logistics Manager Nick Clark across the company’s operations and commercial teams, predominantly within its Bison Precast concrete division. His base will be Bison’s Swadlincote site, while his first project will take him to the Hoveringham plant.

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appointments J S Wright has boosted its rapidly growing electrical business with two major appointments.

Richard Pendleton has been appointed as Senior Electrical Project Manager to help manage the electrical element of M&E projects, as well as solus electrical projects, for the 129-year-old Birmingham- based contractor.

Pendleton has more than 15 years’ experience in electrical project

management beginning as an apprentice and later

New sales manager with powerful mix of technical and

as an electrical technical officer with a rail infrastructure provider. Richard Moloney has been appointed by J S Wright as a Senior Electrical Project Engineer also working out of the

company’s London office. With more than 30 years of experience in the electrical industry, he was previously a project manager for an Essex-based electrical contractor, where his responsibilities included managing a £4m project in East London.

Moloney is also working on J S Wright’s Silk District project as the largest self-delivered M&E residential project in the company’s history.

commercial skills Airmec’s new sales manager, Mark Rowe, is focussed on helping estates and facilities managers for private and public sector sites to develop effective and economical plans to manage their air and water services. Rowe brings both

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experience and broad commercial skills to aligning safety and compliance responsibilities with an organisation’s operational and budgetary cycles.

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