The RPC Group is Europe’s leading manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging. With just under 50 autonomous sites in 12 countries, the company employs in excess of 6,500 people.
RUMM was asked to investigate energy usage at RPC’s Llantrisant plant and provide solutions and suggestions for reducing the annual energy bill.
Following the completion of the aM&T system, where 17 meters were installed across the site, a benchmarking exercise then took place in order to ascertain where energy was being used and equally where it was being used non-efficiently. (energy management UK)
RUMM and RPC then engaged in an energy management partnership to achieve savings. This included regular weekly meetings to discuss options that could save the company money.
Site analysis was carried out based on production output, SEC and this was benchmarked to reduce consumption.
As a result of the measures put in place, energy consumption in the first 5 months dropped from 1354528 kWh to 1131995 kWh, with specific energy consumption reducing by 14%. This equated to a £120k saving in the first year alone.
When looking to buy a marquee as well as looking at the materials used you should also look at the design and functionality of the marquee
Marquees for sale are available in a range of sizes and a range of qualities. The better quality marquees use thicker steel framework (34mm upwards) and PVC covers rather than PE or poly/PVC. The weight of the PVC material used on the marquees (measured in gsm -grams per square metre) is an indication of the thickness but not the quality, the true strength of PVC comes from the inner core material before it is coated.
When looking to buy a marquee as well as looking at the materials used you should also look at the design and functionality of the marquee. With a good design additional bracing can make a marquee stronger eliminating the need for a thicker framework. Having interchangeable side panels can give much greater functionality so a marquee can be tailored for any site on which it is erected.
Throughout the world marquees are referred to as party tents but in the UK the term party tents usually refers to smaller marquees 3m, 4m or 6m wide made from steel tube. Party tent style marquees can usually offer a stronger but more economical alternative to traditional larger marquees – party tents for sale
Marquee accessories like linings, lighting and flooring can transform a marquee from a shelter to an impressive temporary structure suitable for any party or event. It is worth researching the availability of replacement parts to ensure you will not be let down in the future for the want of one damaged component.
Lodge Brothers are a family owned company who have been serving the community for over 100 years. They are very involved in the community and ensuring that their client’s needs are always taken care on down to the finest detail. They have wonderful dedicated team of staff that are patient and empathetic with an attention for detail. They are constantly expanding and recently opened another branch of funeral directors Cobham. Arranging a funeral in Cobham you will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity. Their services offer Prepaid Funerals Cobham, Memorials & Headstones Cobham and Floral Tributes Cobham.
Have a look at some of the ways Lodge Brothers are involved in the community.
Beverley Lodge Interviewed by Claire Gibson on Brooklands Radio
Claire Gibson of Brooklands Radio recently interviewed Director Beverley Lodge, about the prospect of managing the funeral of a loved one, and how at Lodge Brothers, they changes people’s perception of something really sad and stressful, into a positive experience where they feel they have shared a celebration of their recently departed’s life and taken the first step to move on.
The full interview can be accessed via the Brooklands Radio website and downloaded as a podcast, using the following link:
Top 10 Benefits of Flexible/ Home Working for Employers?
As an employee there are many benefits to working from home such as more time with the family, reduction in stress and less time commuting, however you might be wondering what the benefits are for the employer?
Read about the new UK law on Home Working / Flexible Working for all employees
A new law has been passed as of the 30th June 2014 introducing changes to the existing UK home working/flexible working laws, extending them beyond employees with children to all employees. Some employers have been concerned about how this will affect production and the effect on their businesses.
We have decided to focus on the many benefits that home working and/or flexible hours can offer your business.
Top 10 Benefits of Home Working / Remote Working for Employers
The top 10 benefits of home working/flexible working for businesses are;
1. Increased Productivity
Many studies taken place confirms that employees are more productive when working from home. British Telecom (BT) has experienced a 20% increase in productivity thanks to telecommuting; they have over 15,000 home working employees out of 92,000 employees.
2. Empowered Staff
Gaining trust with your employees who work from home makes them feel valued and empowered, feeling valued makes staff more committed and prove themselves to ensure the trust remains intact.
Staff should be paid for their skills, not their time. Making your staff know that they are valued makes them feel empowered, but also more responsible for their output.
3. Improved Staff Retention
Retaining committed staff is vital to any business and stability can only be beneficial to the company image. A large staff turnover can tarnish any company image.
4. Brand’s Image
The benefits from being committed to CSR, happier employees, potentially extended opening hours, and access to a wider talent pool for employees, your brand’s overall image will likely improve. You will have happy customers who will receive better and more efficient service.
5. Expand Your Talent Pool
Working from home opens your business to being able to expand your talent pool potential thus being able to recruit talented individuals nationwide and not just locally. The positive effect on your business will be seen in increased productivity.
Perhaps consider a flexible start time enabling the employees miss out the worst of the traffic and are more productive at their desks.
6. Extended Opening Hours
Many customers would like to consult outside the office hours for convenience, by encouraging flexible working hours the employee is likely to have no problem accommodating customers after hours.
By offering flexible hours or start times could mean your business can now be officially open for longer working hours in a day, or even at the weekends, at no additional cost to your business reducing overtime costs.
7. Reduce Absenteeism and Tardiness
Many large companies have both found that flexible home working results in employees taking unnecessary time off and fewer sick days and happier employees who are more willing to commit to their employer.
8. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Every business must be committed to CSR and flexible working hours will assist greatly by reducing your business’s environmental impact, saving around 4000 kilograms of pollutants per employee per year in travel.
Your business is required to be socially responsible to its customers, staff, suppliers, general public, and the outside world. Taking your business CSR seriously is a great marketing angle; customers support businesses that are seen to be socially responsible.
9. Reduce Costs
Every business aims to reduce costs whilst not compromising on the productivity of the business. By offering a flexible work environment makes your business more appealing, and makes potential recruits more interested in working for you. Apart from the salary, you’ll likely reduce your overheads, and potentially even downsize your office and its costs.
10. Growing your Business
Growing and focussing on your business is of better value than having to manage your staff, contend with office politics and distractions. You can focus on the important aspects of the business.
Technology can make flexible and home working much easier
Make home working and flexible working hours work for your business by utilising the best technology available. The right use of technology can help make teleworking more effective. Knowall IT provides first class private enterprise cloud London for SMEs. Knowall IT’s Private Cloud Computing means that all staff can access their files, data, and applications from anywhere in the world.
Private enterprise cloud London for small businesses and collaboration tools such as will enable staff members to talk to each other (telephone, instant message, video conference, etc.), and collaborate (screen sharing, application sharing, presentations, etc.) more effectively than ever.
The Travelling Souk stock stylish gift ideas for every person and occasion. Whether you need a birthday gift, a wedding gift, a christening gift for baby, or just a perfect gift for a special occasion, we have sought the most unusual gift ideas, worldwide. The Travelling Souk prides itself in having the most original gifts and unusual gifts. Unique gifts that you can’t find on the high street.
They put quality gifts first because they know that the most special gift is the one that excites, inspires and illuminates. It must also reward the giver with an inner gratifying glow of achievement. The Travelling Souk have carefully selected a collection of sellers and designers chosen for their exclusive portfolio of luxurious, unusual gifts which may have been created anywhere from a British country cottage industry to the most exotic Southern Sea Island.
Look no further than what The Travelling Souk has to offer which is exceptional quality and an exciting product range.
Is your Vacuum loader healthy? Don’t wait until it stops working; take advantage of IBS Vacuum Loader health check.
One doesn’t often find this type of free service these days this is what sets IBS apart as the market leaders in Industrial Vacuums and Industrial Vacuum Loader. RUMM are known for their high performance, robust equipment, cost effective and versatility. So versatile they vacuum wet and dry spillage and dust right through.
They also have a large stock of new and reconditioned vacuums that are ready to be dispatched immediately. RUMM is committed to keeping down time to a minimum ensuring their clients get a fast response to ensure they are back to full production with the least possible delay.
How close are you to wanting ecstasy? Find out how you can with this fabulous and exciting evening, if you are an individual, a couple or a practitioner don’t miss this!
WHEN: Saturday 19th July
Tantra and Tao are an ancient eastern science, which included sexuality and spirituality as a doorway to ecstasy, creation, healing, good health and enlightenment. Tantra was born in India around 5th Century AD.
Tao is the Chinese version of Tantra which dates back many 1,000’s of years based on similar principles.
Tantric Journey is an awakening and healing process based on this ancient science to help:
- Release both emotional and physical toxins from body
- Enhance love, intimacy and sexuality
- Improve relationships
- Heal your body, mind and spirit
Four keys of Tantric Journey
- Deep bodywork to evoke emotions and to relax the body
- Deep breathing to release evoked negative emotions
- Sounds to disperse emotions through expression
- Body movements to disperse stagnant negative emotions
Recent research has shown following benefits from the results of Tantric Journey practices:
- Contribute to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain and enhance the production of endorphins, making people more relaxed, healthy, and happy reducing tension and stress
- Improve circulation to sexual organs and regulate menstrual cycles in women
- Increase fertility
- Improve body detox process to prevent cancer
- Improve body immune system and self-healing mechanism
- Increase levels of Oxytocin hormones to bond with the partner
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Over 2 years of planning and evaluation came to fruition this month with the launch of a new coaching and training scheme for Chauffeur/Bearers at Lodge Brothers Head Office in Feltham.
The initiative runs parallel to the existing training programme but is much more in depth and allows staff to develop both their skills and their career, and is totally unique to Lodge Brothers.
The scheme has 5 levels matched to staffs’ experience, ranging from new entrants to the most experienced Chauffeur/Bearer. Staff are able to gain knowledge and experience outside their normal duties together with acquiring life skills such as communications, leadership and management.
As staff progress through the scheme they are rewarded to reflect their achievements, which are carefully monitored.
Lodge Brothers Director Janet Lodge said, ‘The initiative has already given Lodge Brothers funeral directors Twickenham Chauffeur Bearers more peripheral knowledge of their work which has resulted in an even better service for our clients’.
The picture shows staff receiving their first awards under the programme.
Lodge brothers floral tributes Twickenham are not just a funeral director company they care about the community and staff well-being who offer many services including floral tributes Cobham and arrange a funeral Twickenham.
Tim Noakes eating plan was first prescribed in 1861 by a Harley Street surgeon Mr William Harvey with great success to a corpulent London undertaker, Mr William Banting, thus it is more appropriately named the Harvey/Banting diet.
In time the term to ‘bant’ was introduced into the English language. It referred to the use of this low carbohydrate diet for weight loss.
Indeed ‘Banting’ was the standard treatment for weight loss in all the major European and North American medical schools for nearly 100 years until it suddenly went out of fashion after 1959 when it was written out of all the major medical and nutritional textbooks, to be replaced with its polar opposite, the currently popular low fat, high carbohydrate, ‘heart healthy’ diet.
Dr Robert Atkins re-discovered “banting” in 1974 and his name is now incorrectly used as if he was the first to describe this eating plan.
10 golden rules of Banting
1. Remember: this is not a high protein diet. It’s a high fat, medium protein, low carb way of eating
2. Choose real foods that look like what they are, and cook them from scratch
3. Fat is not the enemy. Enjoy it!
4. Eat only when you are hungry; eat until you are satisfied – then stop
5. Don’t eat when you’re not hungry. You won’t die if you occasionally skip a meal you don’t feel like eating.
6. Stop snacking. You won’t need to – it’s just a habit.
7. No sugar. It’s an addiction, and it’s probably best to go cold turkey. But if you need to make it a transition, substitute with Stevia, Zylitol or Erythritol – NOT artificial sweeteners.
8. No grains of any kind
9. No (or very, very little) fruit. Think of it as a sweet rather than a health snack.
10. Embrace eggs. They’re healthy, satisfying and very good for you.
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Have you ever dreamt of having a white wedding but not sure how to go about it or where to start? Marquee hire Petersfield are the people to speak to, not only do they have the UK largest Marquees for hire they have a team of consultants who have many years in the field of party planning and will ensure you have the wedding of your dreams within the confines of any budget they will ensure the occasion is special and one to cherish forever.
Perhaps you would like a more intimate wedding and a unique range of décor? Marquee Hampshire has literally hundreds of different designs, dance floors, décor and will ensure that your wishes are granted. Speak to them today about one of the many options available.
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Named after a leper hospital dedicated to the St James the Less that was disbanded in 1532, the property a marshland called Eton College was commissioned by Henry VIII and converted to St James Park and Palace. After the English Commonwealth period and after Charles I spent his last sleepless night in St James Palace before his execution to which later his son Charles I refurbished the palace along with its park. St James Park is 23 hectares (57 acres) and one of the oldest Royal parks in London. To the west of the palace is the Buckingham Palace, St James Palace and The Mall at the north, Birdcage Walk to the east and Horse Guards to the east.
London is adorned with many parks for strolls, entertainment and amusement. Amongst other parks in the same vicinity,Apartments West London recommends some other parks that can give you similar delightful experience are Hyde Park, Battersea Park an ancient duelling park now famous for its crops and Holland Park. London is packed with interesting historical marks and stories, hence whilst browsing through our five star self-catering accommodation.
There is quite a lot of breath taking views to take in at St James Park. The park has a small lake called St James Park Lake that has two islands namely, West Island and Duck Island. Duck Island receives it names for the large collection of waterfowls. The first gift of birds to the St James Park was a colony of pelicans by the Russian Ambassador in 1664 – the famous colony still exists. St James Park Lake has a Blue Bridge that showcases a spectacular west view of the Buckingham Palace framed by trees. The east view from the Blue Bridge looks upon the Swire fountain north of Duck Island, past the lake and upon the grounds known as Horse Guards Parade along with the Horse Guards Building and the Old War Office whilst the Whitehall Court is at the back. The south of the Duck Island is the Tiffany fountain situated on top of the Pelican Rock and when past the lake is the famous London Eye and The Shard. Apartments near Westfield London suggests visiting the London Eye to experience spectacular views of London at great heights. St James Park is close to a chain of parks; Green Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
Henry VIII bought the land initially Eton College for Cardinal Wolsey with intentions to turn Whitehall then called as York Palace into dwelling of extravagance for the king. On the accession of James I to the throne the park was ordered to be drained and filled with exotic animals including camels, elephants and crocodiles. The park was opened to the public when Prince Charles II returned from France after his exile. The park had a formal and French allure as he was taken up by the extensive French gardens during his exile in France, it was speculated that the park was designed by Andre Mollet. Charles II added a feature by adding extra 38 meters to entertain guests and mistresses, this brought about a lot of mischief to the park as the poet, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester wrote in his poem, A Ramble in St James Park. Just as many London’s famous tourist attractions find its way into movies, books and poems, St James Park played its part.
Apartments West London is close to many tube stations, the ones closest to the park are St James Park, Victoria and Westminster. Be it a transit, business or family trip that brings you to London, our self-catering accommodation is equipped to suit any type of travel.
In order to increase the efficiency of energy saving programs many corporate companies are looking to RUMM Energy Management Services to assist them with this complex issue.
RUMM’S Energy Management Software is superior and powerful than that of competitors and sets RUMM apart, RUMM is a company that has caught my attention and definitely worthy of recognition for creating awareness and their positive influence in the way the world views energy consumption.
RUMM Energy Management UK solutions have become known as the industry leader in energy savings throughout various sectors. On reviewing RUMM I found some interesting case studies over the various sectors and found some impressive results worthy of recognition.
Energy savings is of vital importance as the savings have a huge effect on the economy of the country thus impacting each one of us.
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Do you suffer in silence with female dysfunction?
Contrary to popular belief, the male population are not the only sufferers of sexual dysfunction. Majority of people are aware of erectile dysfunction, impotence and issues that relate to male sexuality, however, it is estimated that four out of ten British women suffer from sexual dysfunction and despite it being common it is still largely ignored.
Mainstream medicine still struggles to diagnose and effectively treat female sexual dysfunction. The symptoms can include lack of sexual desire, an inability to enjoy sex, pain during intercourse, insufficient vaginal lubrication or, even if sexually aroused, a failure to achieve an orgasm leading to feelings of inadequacy, depression and alienation. According to The Sexual Advice Association, sexual problems affect around 50% of women, making it a common problem that remains largely unheard of. It seems that most women think they are the only ones in the world to have these problems because all the magazine articles and media coverage are about amazing sex and fantastic orgasms, but there are thousands of women out there who are in the same situation.
Many women still fail to seek treatment due to embarrassment or fear that health professionals will misunderstand them. Talking about sexual dysfunction can become a great obstacle and it is usual for couples to avoid talking about it, choosing to ignore it rather than face the awkwardness of discussion for fear of abnormality. Indeed it is only as a last resort when their relationships are at breaking point that they search for help.
Fortunately times appear to be changing and women desperate to improve their quality of life are beginning to take action and seek help. Mal Weeraratne founder of Tantric Journey is a specialist in the field of female sexual dysfunction and works as a trained therapist, helping women overcome their difficulties through Sexual Healing & Relationship Therapy.
Through his Tantric Journey work Mal has helped to release many women from their negative emotional restraints and open a new gateway of self-actualization. He has treated thousands of women from across the globe to overcome physical inhibitions such as sexual dysfunction, insomnia, inability to achieve orgasm, stresses, body aches and vagainism. Aiding them to improve relationships or increase intimacy with their partners and even successfully find partners. Whilst increasing self confidence in women by defeating their deteriorative subconscious ways and allowing them to enter realm of positive energy.