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:
RUMM are delighted to announce that Co-founder, director and company secretary of RUMM Energy Management Services, Steve Thomas has been appointed Professor of Innovation and Engagement at the University of South Wales.
A Professorship in Innovation and Engagement is a prestigious title and is the most senior designation bestowed by the University in recognition of excellence in enterprise related activities. Steve has been recognised for his outstanding contribution in innovation and engagement activities and applied research. A significant element of Steve’s application was based on his spin-out activity with Steve Lloyd (Chairman), particularly the applied research and energy management work at RUMM.
Steve will continue to act as the main conduit between RUMM and the university to ensure continued successful research collaboration which has been key in the development of RUMM’s energy saving technologies.
Click here to find out more about RUMM’S solutions and systems to Reduce Business Energy Consumption
When banting diet begins, the first month or two are almost guaranteed to cause a massive drop in weight.
What we have found is that after a while a few of the ‘newly-lean’ reach a frustrating plateau. Don’t be disheartened, you are not alone! Sally-Ann Creed, The Real Meal Revolution’s Banting Nutrition Therapist has had heaps of experience with Banters who run into this problem.
She comments, “The first thing one needs to remember is that weight loss is unique to every person. A book, and The Real Meal Revolution book in particular, can be an amazing help but 20% of the time, you’ll need a closer look from a professional. There are over a million things that could be standing in your way that you are not even aware of. It could be as simple as the type of yoghurt you are religiously eating to keep up your fat intake. Something you’re allergic to might be pumping up that tyre around your waist. The speed bumps are endless.”
Keeping this in mind, Sally-Ann has greased her 20 year-old arsenal of weight loss weapons to create a simple and easy to follow set of rules.
The ten commandments
- Eat enough animal fat. This is central to banting. Animal fat DOES NOT make you fat, and you need to eat it. Small amounts at a time make you feel full and stop you from overeating.
- Eat enough vegetables. Vegetables should be your bulk-food and this means that you must try to have veggies with every meal. Green vegetables are the best – low in carbs and full of nutrients. There are a great many different vegetables on the Green List. Make sure that you have variety in your diet.
- Don’t snack. For the first week or so of banting, that is, when you are going carb-cold-turkey, you may need to snack periodically, if only to keep your sanity. Make sure that you have banting-friendly snacks at hand. Remember that it is essential to have a good breakfast to set you up for the day. If you aren’t losing those hunger pangs, increase the animal fat in your diet.
- Don’t lie to yourself. Eating carbs that are perceived to be proteins, like legumes, baked beans, peanuts and quinoa, will undermine your banting attempts. Pay attention to the Red List – the forbidden foods. Quite simply, a red-listed item is either toxic or will cause weight gain. Foods on the Orange List must be eaten in moderation, with careful attention to quantity and carb content.
- Don’t over- or under-eat. New Banters get nervous about the idea of not snacking and tend to go overboard at mealtimes. Don’t worry about this. As long as there is enough fat in your diet, you will soon, without effort, be eating moderately-sized meals that will carry you through to the next meal. Never force food down your throat. When you are full, stop eating! If you don’t feel like lunch, don’t have it.
- Don’t eat too much protein. We cannot stress this enough. Banting is NOT high-protein eating. No more than 80 to 90 g of meat or fish is what you should be eating with any meal. [But don't be over-fastidious, to the extent that you feel deprived. If, on occasion, you eat at a steakhouse, choose the smaller option on the menu and don't fret. What is more, it is quite unnecessary to chop the pointy bit off the chicken breast!] Remember, the main thrust of banting is to cut the carbs from one’s diet and increase your fat intake. The consumption of proteins should be unaffected or even reduced.
- Be alert! Many ostensibly ‘healthy’ products and ready-made meals are full of carbs. Before you buy something, check the label. Five grams of carbs is the cut-off. If the carb content is higher, don’t buy it. Also, avoid any product that professes to be ‘low-fat’. The chances are that it will be loaded with carbs to compensate for the inevitable loss of flavour. When you start scrutinising product labels you will realise why it has in the past been so hard to lose weight.
- Avoid too many fruits and nuts. Fruit is full of natural fructose (the substance that makes it sweet). Fructose is perceived to be ‘good sugar’ but for a Banter there is no such thing. Sugar is sugar regardless of its perceived ‘goodness’ and, while natural sugar is far preferable to refined sugar, its consumption needs to be strictly controlled. Of all the fruits, berries are best but even berries need to be restricted in some cases. The nuts on the Green List are low in carbs and great snack foods, but you must not go overboard. Nuts may cause weight gain in some individuals, especially women, so must be restricted to an occasional small handful. Macadamias are best as they are loaded with healthy fat and almonds are packed with fibre and goodness. Always choose raw nuts in preference to commercial roasted nuts, as natural is always better.
- Control your dairy. Although dairy is good for you, it does contain carbs and can be a stumbling block for some people. When you start banting, avoid eating too much dairy. In other words, limit your cheese intake as much as possible, use whole milk and double cream yoghurt instead of low fat choices and have cream in your coffee. Butter is always good.
- Be strong!
Watch what you drink. We’re faced with a dilemma here. We’re trying to promote health and overall well-being so promoting booze is not in our interest as alcohol is highly toxic. Dry wines, most spirits, low energy beers and a few other drinks are safe BUT that is only from a carb perspective. Alcopops, normal beer, any spirit mixer or cocktail will halt any weight loss you’re experiencing. It’s easy for us to promote low-carb alcoholic beverages but one needs to remember that a low-carb 5% vol. beer is still 5% toxic. Alcohol is also really good at draining motivation, lowering inhibitions, impairing driving ability and and and… So we leave drinking up to you. Consider the Eleventh Commandment our “drinking disclaimer”. You’re a grown-up and how much booze you choose to drink is up to you.
When it comes to Industrial equipment your company cannot afford unnecessary down time, the result of which could impact badly on your business operations, customer service and your turnover. This is why we recommend a company that has been operating for just under 30 years. IBS Blowers Industrial Blower Specialists are the industry leaders in Busch Vacuum Pumps and Becker Vacuum Pumps as well as many other brand names such as Gardner Denver Vacuum Pumps, Elmo Rietschle Vacuum pumps and Gast Vacuum Pumps. IBS are renowned for the excellent customer service and committed to ensuring their clients have the best service possible.
IBS have grown over the past 25 years to be the leading experts in their industry. They offer a free vacuum loader health check ensuring that your vacuum loader is healthy and will not give you any problems.
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February is known as the month of love…. Valentines Day on the 14th makes it all the more reason to show how much you love the special person in your life. Whether you have been married or in partnership with you special person for 2 years or 50 years it’s a good reason to spoil them a little and let them know how special they really are.
Some people love receiving jewellery, unique gifts such as a personalised handmade wooden sign, luxurious bath spoils or something practical for the kitchen or home. The Travelling Souk has the widest range of unique gift ideas all under one shopping experience.
February isn’t only about Valentines Day but also many babies are born in February so it’s a perfect time to go shopping for unusual baby gifts and explore the unique baby gift ideas. So unique many of them are not available on the High Street.
Some adorable baby and children’s gifts we found on the Travelling Souk range from silver, clothing, toys and furniture to adorn any baby’s room.
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Marquee Hire once again surpassed expectation with their involvement in supplying a marquee for designer Edeline Lee at London Fashion Week at the beginning of February. Have a look at some details she has published: http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=14c2c898491f28d8a8ac01cff&id=f249bde597&e=a905994233
It has been said by a number of clients their attention to detail is exceptional. They don’t miss out the finest details ensuring your function runs smoothly without any problems. Especially in Winter marquee hiring is sought after with heating and unusual lighting features. Winter is a time where you can have beautiful themed events such a Christmas wonderland or a winter wonderland wedding and yet in a warm and comfortable environment.
Jame Morris, owner of Marquee Hire does a fantastic introduction to Marquee Hire as well as some testimonials of what their clients have to say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbzCawX6wh8
You can really enjoy a marquee party whatever the season. Come rain or shine, winter or summer Marquee Hire will give you an experience second to none.
Uplighters and marquee spotlights are becoming more popular but require a professional to fit and so unsuitable for the DIY market. Similarly buying lightweight globe lights whilst excellent in small walkways or gazebos are not powerful enough to light marquees of any serious size as each bulb is limited to 25 watts.
Options for marquee lighting. There are many different marquee lighting for sale and each come with their own pros and cons. The most popular option in commercial marquee for sale are chandeliers (gold or otherwise), they give a good quantity and quality of light and from an erectors point of view relatively easy to fit which means they can also be used and fitted by any domestic user.
Strings of festoon lighting offer a perfect solution for those wanting to light any size of marquee. They give flexibility in the power of lighting supplied but can also be used discretely behind an interior roof lining. They are available for sale with a dimmer system and can usually take any dimmable bulb up to 100W for greatest flexibility.
Do you dread a new year all over again, those work functions, weddings and parties you know you are going to be invited to and you don’t have a partner? You hate going alone but it seems there are no other options. Do you hate walking into a crowded room on your own? We have found a highly recommended service whereby all your worries will be put to rest. Dukes of Daisy Why not rent a friend from one of the UK’s finest agency renowned for their professionalism and excellent service they offer.
Dukes of Daisy have many companions you can choose from whether it’s a certain look you like or an attribute that you like, there are hundreds of options. Dukes of Daisy have strict guidelines ensuring all their companions are polite, kind, attentive, considerate and put their client’s needs first. You will soon feel comfortable and relaxed having as much fun as everyone else.
Do you perhaps need someone just to be your friend for the evening so you don’t feel lonely, go for a meal or to a movie or away for the weekend? Dukes of Daisy offer a non-sexual companion service that will ensure you have the best time possible.
Read what our clients have to say about Dukes of Daisy:
“What a night! I just wanted to say I had an amazing time with Aaron and he treated me like a Lady! I will be booking again soon!” Anita, London
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Lodge Brothers funeral directors Ashford and funeral directors Woking as well as the rest of the many Lodge Brothers branches throughout the UK, are passionate about making arrangements easier and less of a burden for memorials and funeral of loved ones. They are also compassionate individuals who strive to make a difference within the community in any way possible.
On a recent visit to Lodge Brothers funeral directors Englefield Green, Mr John Scott MBE, the driving force behind the Englefield Green Memorial Project, thanked staff for their continued support.
The memorial will carry over 200 names in total, including 91 buried in war graves in the cemetery and 117 village residents who lost their lives in both World Wars.
Fund raising efforts continue in the area – the current figure stands at £24,313 and the target is £60,000.
IF WE DO NOTHING, THEIR NAMES WILL BE LOST FOREVER
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A Tantric Journey Sex Therapy is far beneficial than generally perceived. The sex therapy has been able to heal more than 3000 women worldwide. The sex therapy testimonials by Tantric Journey’s clients are lathered with gratitude and immense relief from the taunting issues that haunted these women. Tantric Journey has allowed many to turn around their lives into a more positive and happy note from a dark and hopeless place. Women who have never been able to maintain steady or healthy relationships have been able to find life partners and lead happy lives. Couples who have been torn apart from emotional restraint and intimacy issues have been able to reconcile and maintain fruitful relationships. Sex therapy has been able to heal individuals of childhood physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse. Sex therapy has also allowed victims of domestic violence, toxic relationships and day to day harassments due to social condition untangle themselves away from the mesh of trauma.
Tantric Journey sex therapist performs a clothes on bodywork or a full body oil massage; both employing techniques that harbor the theory of Cellular Memory. The sex therapist London can provide talking therapy to help ease mental constraints and enter a comfort zone to discuss the possible roots of the sexual problem. The Tantric Journey sex therapist is trained on techniques to revert the body’s cells from a negative state to a positive state. The trauma is stored at a cellular level where the slightest touch or tinge will evoke the undesirable feelings that can be very apparent or leave faint nostalgic reminiscence. This is possible as the body’s cells communicate by chemicals. The Tantric Journey sex therapy London evokes these subconscious feelings and has the client ejects it from their system once and for all.
A sex therapist in London can provide psychosexual therapy to help individuals and couples with sexual related problems through counselling, nursing or medicine. Often the sex therapist in London prescribes medicine to help with these issues as talking therapy is not fully capable of resolving the sexual related issues. Often the sex therapist prescribes medicine even for the mildest of sexual related problems such as erectile or climaxing issues.
Chemicals tend to alter the human hormonal functionality and therefore hinder natural functionality. Therefore Tantric Journey’s therapist in London provides a natural treatment on the basis of Cellular Memory where the human body learns to build its own defence mechanism against the sexual related problems. A Tantric Journey’s therapist can offer talking therapy to enter a comfort zone and diagnosis and perform clothes on bodywork or a full body oil massage employing techniques that support Cellular Memory.