Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has enhanced its Fire 360° service with the addition of a full risk report system to protect businesses to the highest health and safety standards.

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Direct Corporate Clothing (DCC) has promoted Nick Atkinson to commercial and operations director as it targets £50m turnover.

In his new role, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of the business.

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Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland’s commitment to purchasing sustainable timber and timber products has been recognised in World Wildlife Fund UK’s (WWF-UK) 2017 Timber Scorecard.

Its Building Distribution businesses were awarded the maximum possible score of ‘Three Trees’ for sourcing over 99.3% certified sustainable wood and implementing policies to drive sustainability.
The 2017 Timber Scorecard is part of WWF-UK’s on-going programme to raise awareness of the importance of responsible forest trade. Specifically, the Scorecard drives transparency on environmental issues by assessing whether UK businesses are securing timber and timber products from responsible sources.

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A centre aiming to be the world’s first carbon neutral chemistry lab has been lauded for its integration of subcontractors into successful project delivery.

The University of Nottingham’s £23million GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry has been designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘outstanding’ rating, and be carbon neutral within 25 years of operation. A key contributor of those targets has been the ventilation, developed by Imtech, in partnership with Gilberts Blackpool. Imtech won a Project of the Year award for its overall involvement in the building services provision*.

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The expanding foam range from Everbuild – A Sika Company is growing once again with the addition of Constructa-Pro; a high strength adhesive foam designed for use in a multitude of applications.

Developed to be fast curing, Constructa-Pro is ideal for small jobs which require a quick fix as well as large applications including fixing plasterboard and insulations board, fixing skirting boards or as a mortar substitute for building rough garden walls. Once cured, it is also rot-proof and moisture and temperature resistant from -40˚C to +80˚C.

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Strategic Priorities
Engineering and Construction companies must overcome challenges in contracting and consolidation.

Companies in the engineering and construction (E&C) industry have had a rocky past few years, marked by slowdowns in most large energy projects, weak infrastructure spending in developed nations and less than robust markets for big residential and commercial buildings. Going forward, E&C firms will face a tougher environment – as evidenced by 3 major trends:

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On Tap Plumbers

UK’s Severe Skills Shortage Will Increase If EU Migration is Restricted

By Anne Timpany of On Tap Plumbers

As the Prime Minister Theresa May attempts to negotiate an agreement with the EU on her proposal to offer secure residency post Brexit for EU citizens already working in the UK, while ensuring British ex pats get the same benefits in EU states, she has, as yet, failed to both satisfy EU demands and to help to make EU nationals currently resident in this country feel that they are welcome to stay.

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Boavista Windows UK Ltd

Has the window revolution arrived?
By Neil Puttock, Managing Director at Boavista Windows UK Ltd

An American engineer and professor by the name of William Edwards Deming once said, “Innovation comes from the producer – not the customer.” When it comes to the window industry I couldn’t agree more.

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WEBINAR: Current Construction Industry Trends Thursday 7th September at 3pm

Teletrac Navman, one of the UK’s leading GPS fleet tracking management solution providers, is hosting a free webinar about telematics trends affecting the global construction market.

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Why Regular Health Checks are Essential

There are 9.5 million people in the UK who have been diagnosed with High Blood Pressure. This figure is according to recent statistics from the Stroke Association. Unfortunately, for every ten-people diagnosed with high blood pressure, seven remain undiagnosed and untreated. This is alarming considering diagnosis can be made with a simple, non-invasive test – a blood pressure check by a nurse or GP. Once diagnosis is made and appropriate treatment commenced, the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure is significantly reduced.
High blood pressure, also known as Hypertension, is a blood pressure of 140/90mmHg or higher and is a preventable cause of premature death (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)2017.
Telehealth is a recent concept in Hypertension management, and involves using electronic technology to monitor patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure, in their homes. It is usually used in GP practice settings with the bonus being for patients to take control of their health. Although Telehealth is appropriate for some people, lack of compliance and a few challenges with using electronic equipment may mean that not everyone is able to benefit from this service. It is becoming increasingly clear that individuals can benefit from regular contact with health professionals. If not only for regular health check-ups but also advice and key health information to reinforce healthy and positive behaviours.
In order for a car to pass its MOT, it needs to be looked after and undergo regular maintenance. Your body is no different. Regular health checks can help to detect problems early, when chances for treatment and cure are greater.

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