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Hopping To Hygiene Excellence

Hopping To Hygiene Excellence

The Redring Instant Electric Hot Water Tap has again proved itself as a vital solution for an unusual application. The innovative tap has been installed in the brewhouse at Stoney Ford Brewery to ensure the business meets environmental health regulations.

 

Located in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Stoney Ford is a small batch brewery that specialises in craft ale and serves local pubs within a 20-mile radius of its headquarters. Tim Nicol, joint owner of Stoney Ford Brew Co Ltd commented on the difference the Redring installation made to the company’s operation:

Whirlpool Dishwasher Wins Waterwise Award

Whirlpool Dishwasher Wins Waterwise Award

Whirlpool has won a UK Water Efficiency Product Award at the recent Waterwise Awards 2017.
 
The Waterwise UK Water Efficiency Product Awards recognises products and technology that contribute to water efficiency that benefit the economy, society and environment. The esteemed, expert judges considered the extent to which the nominated appliance demonstrated noteworthy achievements such as water savings and changes to water-related attitudes and behaviours.

Building a Better Business with our Expertise

Building a Better Business with our Expertise

Are you looking for a new and more efficient way to manage your company’s accounts? At Together We Count we understand how difficult and time consuming it is to run your business day after day. Every successful business needs expert financial knowledge in order to grow and avoid the potential pitfalls that comes with managing your own company. So have you considered hiring an accountant to assist your business and allow you to take back control of the day to day running of your company?

 

Superior announces its Apprentice of the Year at exclusive local business event during National Apprenticeship Week

Superior announces its Apprentice of the Year at exclusive local business event during National Apprenticeship Week

Superior, a leading manufacturer of high integrity o-rings and seals, awarded 21 year old Ashleigh Phillips as its Apprentice of the Year, at an exclusive event on Wednesday March 8 at its headquarters in Ferndown.

The free event ‘Everything You Wanted To Know About Apprenticeships But Were Afraid To Ask’ took place at Superior to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (Monday March 6 – Friday March 10). It was attended by a variety of local Dorset employers, including Elite Marine Solutions and Whitefox Chartered Surveyors, showcasing how apprentices can benefit and add value to a business.

 

Flame Heating Spares Is On Track!

Flame Heating Spares Is On Track!

Flame Heating Spares is on track to more than double its turnover and workforce, with the launch of its latest branch in Newcastle upon Tyne.

 

The North East’s fastest growing Heating & Plumbing merchant is targeting a record £13m turnover by the end of its financial year, in June 2017, building on last year’s £6.4m revenues and continuous year-on-year growth since it was established in 2011.

It has now opened its seventh outlet in Newcastle, on Brough Park Way, near to the Newcastle Greyhound Stadium, after securing the 7,000 sq ft premises. As a result of the launch, three positions have been created.

 

Develop Training Ltd

Develop Training Ltd

Develop Training Ltd (DTL) is the UK’s leading accredited provider of Compliance, Technical, and Safety training and has already made significant strides to address smart metering training needs in the energy sector.

The UK Government has challenged energy providers to install smart meters in the homes of all domestic customers and small business by the end of 2020. Although there are less than 4 years remaining The Times reported in December 2016 that in excess of 48 million meters are still to be installed.

 

Part of the problem for the energy supplies is their lack of trained engineers, but DTL is positioned and ready to play its part to help.

Develop Training Ltd

Develop Training Ltd

Develop Training Ltd (DTL) is the UK’s leading accredited provider of Compliance, Technical, and Safety training and has already made significant strides to address smart metering training needs in the energy sector.

The UK Government has challenged energy providers to install smart meters in the homes of all domestic customers and small business by the end of 2020. Although there are less than 4 years remaining The Times reported in December 2016 that in excess of 48 million meters are still to be installed.

 

Part of the problem for the energy supplies is their lack of trained engineers, but DTL is positioned and ready to play its part to help.

How Smartphones Will Change The Trade Industry

How Smartphones Will Change The Trade Industry

We are living through an unprecedented time of technological change. It’s not just smartphones, which have seen the fastest ever adoption of any technology in the world’s history. There is also ever cheaper solar power, self-driving and electric cars, drones, not to mention breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Benjamin Dyer of Powered Now focuses on just one of these -  smartphone technology – and looks at how this is going to change things in the plumbing trade.

 

A leading North East service company has launched a new, environmentally-friendly division to support homeowners and businesses in the region

A leading North East service company has launched a new, environmentally-friendly division to support homeowners and businesses in the region

0800 Repair Gas is now offering insulation services, in addition to heating and plumbing maintenance and repairs, which will provide customers with energy efficient solutions, including cavity, loft and external wall insulation services, to the energy and retail sectors, as well as to homeowners.

Supporting its team of Gas Safe registered heating engineers and boiler repair specialists; the Houghton le Spring-headquartered firm, which forms part of the Pacifica Group, has appointed an experienced Insulation Technical Manager to oversee the newly-formed division, with plans to create additional roles in the near future.

 

Pimlico Plumbers loses court battle over worker status

Pimlico Plumbers loses court battle over worker status

A Court of Appeal ruling could signify huge changes for businesses in the gig economy.
Garry Smith wished to reduce his working hours with Pimlico Plumbers following a heart attack but the firm refused and he claims he was dismissed.
The court of appeal has now agreed with an employment tribunal that he was entitled to basic workers’ rights despite being self-employed.

The landmark decision, which is sure to affect other sections of the gig economy such as Uber - which lost the right to designate its drivers as self-employed last year - has been welcomed by the workers' union, GMB.