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RUMM Energy Management Solutions & Savings – In partnership with RPC

by admin on Jul.26, 2013, under Business, Energy Management

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.

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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

by admin on Aug.05, 2013, under Business, DIY Marquee, Marquee Hire

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.

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Lodge Brothers dedicated staff are there to assist you

by admin on May.15, 2014, under Funeral Services, Personal

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 CobhamMemorials & Headstones Cobham and Floral Tributes Cobham.

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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:

http://www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/podcasts/LodgeBothers2013-12-04.mp3

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Sweet potato & butternut squash soup with lemon & garlic toast

by admin on Jun.24, 2015, under Food and Lifestyle, Recipes

Sweet potato & butternut squash soup with lemon & garlic toast

Delicious and easy to make for those frosty winter nights, snuggle up warm and enjoy this winter soup recipe hearty meal with warm crusty bread

Sweet potato & butternut squash soup with lemon & garlic toast

Ingredients

For the soup

  • 500g sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and diced
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1l vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 100ml double cream

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the sweet potato and butternut squash on a baking tray and add the honey and a drizzle of olive oil. Roast for 40-45 mins until soft and starting to caramelise at the edges, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, fry the onions in 1 tbsp olive oil until soft, then add the garlic, chicken stock, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to the boil, and simmer for 5 mins.
  3. Remove the sweet potatoes and butternut squash from the oven and add to the pan with the stock. Blend everything until smooth using a stick blender. Stir in most of the cream and bring back to a gentle simmer, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. To make the lemon & garlic toasts, gently warm the olive oil and garlic in a pan over a low heat for a few mins; the garlic should be softened but not browned. Remove from the heat and mix in the butter and lemon zest until smooth. Leave to cool, then stir in the chives and thyme.
  5. Toast the ciabatta slices, and top each with a spoonful of garlic butter. Serve with the soup, drizzled with the remaining cream, and some black pepper.

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Knowall private cloud computing

by admin on Jun.23, 2015, under IT Support

Knowall’s Infrastructure as a Service provides businesses Computer Support in Kensington with access to their own highly available and scalable enterprise-class virtual data centre. Knowall will provision Windows virtual machines as an on demand service out of our tier 3 data centre.

This gives businesses the opportunity to expand their IT quickly when additional resources are needed in a secure cloud environment. This solution also works incredibly well for business continuity and setting up disaster recovery solutions.

Some of the Benefits of Hosting Applications in the Cloud

Data is secure and disaster-proof with data backups performed daily and stored in multiple data centres for added resilience.

Key Advantages include:

  • Easy Deployment – get up and running quickly with minimal set up and low up-front investment, no need to set up server or employ local IT staff.
  • High Performance – the solution runs only on high performance Enterprise server technology with a deep pool of resources to ensure fast access to the software.
  • Anytime Anywhere Access – flexible access on any device (PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone) from any location at any time.
  • Eliminate Hardware Costs – no need to invest in servers and third party licensing.
  • Save on IT Resources – no need to invest in and manage local IT staff as everything is managed by us at the data centre.
  • Simple to scale – simple to grow solution without worrying about server capacity and software licensing.
  • Automatic Backups – all data securely backed up at the data centre daily and replicated to a second data centre for added resilience.
  • Enhanced Security – centralised secure data storage in ISO27001 certified data centre.
  • Always Available – built in redundancy to ensure the applications are available 100% of the time.
  • 24 x 7 Support – fully managed by UK based help desk, available 24 x7.

Contact Knowall by clicking here Hosted Exchange London.

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Get a free vacuum loader health check from IBS

by admin on Jun.21, 2015, under Blowers, Industrial

IBS are market leaders in innovative Industrial Services equipment and solutions. They have a reputation as leaders in cutting edge technology for Industrial Blower Equipment such as Busch Vacuum pump, becker vacuum pumps and Gardner Denver blowers which are known for their high performance, robust equipment, cost effective and versatility.

The IBS Blowers Team

Hiring equipment such as elmo rietschle vacuum pump from IBS is simple and affordable to minimise customers down time in the event of:

  • Emergency breakdown
  • Planned repair/maintenance
  • Short-term demand
  • Testing of new systems
  • Accidental damage

IBS not only offer world class products they have a dedicated team of experts in Industrial Blower Services technologies. They pride themselves on customer service even offering customers a free Industrial Vacuum Loader health check, which ensures your vacuum loader, is always in good working order thus eliminating any unnecessary downtime with breakdowns or faulty equipment.

IBS also have a large stock of new and reconditioned vacuums that are ready to be dispatched immediately. Their top of the range Industrial Vacuum Equipment such as leybold vacuum pump Industrial Vacuum Services ensures you will always have the best the industry has to offer.

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Body, mind and spirit

by admin on Jun.20, 2015, under Alternative Therapy, Health & Beauty

Tantric Teachers Training Courses

Teacher Training With Mal – Starting on 19th Sep’ 2015

London
Price: £1900 – From: 19-09-2015 to 20-09-2015
From: 19-09-2015 to 20-09-2015
Spaces available: 14 spaces left

Tantra Teacher Training Course

10 day teacher training course for small groups and 1-2-1, starts on above two days.Rest of the days to be arranged.

Course fee: GBP 1,900. Recover your investment after treating 10 clients. Start a new career or add new tools to your existing career. Heal yourself and learn to heal others through Emotional Detox through Tantric – Tao bodywork with Mal

Tantric Journey offers professional tantric teachers training courses in London. Start a New Career or add new skills to your existing career to attract more repeat clients by offering the true “Art of Healing” though Tantra.

  • No explicit sexual activity or nudity takes place in class. Optional home practice is assigned with a partner
  • You can recover your investment when you treat 10 clients
  • You will learn to heal yourself and heal other
  • You will learn a to perform a life changing treatment for the client
  • Spaces are limited to 14 per each month
  • Put down £190 deposit to reserve your space

Or if you want to find out more about Tantric Journey book an evening with Mal, Tantric Journey founder on Friday 3rd July 2015 Time: 7pm – 10pm. The cost is £20.

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Workshop:

This is an introductory workshop to Tantra Massage Therapy. Learn How to Awaken your True Self, Expand Your Consciousness and Ecstatic Pleasure Using White and Red Tantra.

Who can benefit:

Couples, Individuals and Practitioners who are Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced who are over 18 years.

This workshop is designed to introduce you to the essence of Tantric Lessons London, its spiritual practices and application for everyday life and relationships. This workshop is for couples, individuals and practitioners at all levels and will explore different aspects of Tantra: white, pink, red and black Tantra.

During the class you will find answers to the question of, ‘what is Tantra?’

Tantra is for everyone. Once you understand the different options that Tantra offers, you can start your journey from the most comfortable place for you and go as far as you like to go.

Tantra will help you to discover how to enjoy your own individual tantric spiritual practice, learning about the keys to freeing yourself from limitations and living in bliss on a daily basis.

Find out more about going on a Tantric Journey by clicking here: Tantric Massage for Women.

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Time for a party? Hire a marquee from Marquee Hire

by admin on Jun.19, 2015, under Marquee Hire

Marquee Hire Surrey have very informative blog posts on their site, if you are thinking of hiring a marquee they are definitely the people to contact. Our company was wanting to hire a marquee for a large corporate function and we did not know where to turn. Marquee Hire came highly recommended so we contacted them and they gave us brilliant service from beginning to end.

This was a great day!

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT LAYOUT FOR MY MARQUEE?

When considering marquee layouts, and what seating to choose, there is a large amount of choice available; a certain aspect will be dictated by the type of function and whether it is a fully seated, part seating, or standing function.

Whilst we stock a wide variety of furniture, it is key to consider what atmosphere you are trying to create in your marquee, so that the furniture can be used to help add to this.

For fully seated functions we would recommend either 8 guests sat at 5ft round tables or 10 guests sat at 5ft 6″ round tables, allowing a 3x3m space for each table. We also stock 6ft round tables to seat 12 guests, however these are suited for more formal functions, as due to the size it makes it much harder for guests to speak to each other across the table. For top tables, for more traditional events such as weddings, we have long tables (4ft or 6ft long), and oval tables to suit a varying number of guests. Of course, like all of our marquees and events, none of this is set in stone, we can fine tune the furniture and marquee to suit your finer requirements.

For an informal function or part seated buffet using a range of table sizes works very well. It also breaks down the structure to create a more informal atmosphere. 3ft round tables work particularly well. We also have a variety of other seating available for hire including cubed seats, sofas, poseur tables; which can all add to the atmosphere, and create another area in the marquee, please feel free to browse the furniture we have available.

We are always happy to draft table layouts for our clients or to show other corporate events, private parties or weddings we have helped create in marquees, so do feel free to drop us a line if would like some assistance, or just a friendly chat about your event.

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Reduce energy the RUMM way!

by admin on Jun.16, 2015, under Business, Energy Management

RUMM have an excellent track record that has taken them to greater heights with their Energy Management Services and Systems. RUMM offer a first class world renowned service and are committed to business energy reduction. RUMM take their commitment seriously with expanding to the USA, opening up world class offices. I found this recent case study by which RUMM have assisted Doncaster, Blaenavon achieved excellent results in reducing energy consumption and savings.

The Client

Doncasters is a leading international engineering group. It manufactures precision components and assemblies for the aerospace, industrial gas turbines, specialist automotive fasteners and petrochemical markets. Doncasters excels at working with alloys and metals that are difficult to shape and form.

The Brief

With an energy bill of £1.4million at the Doncasters’ Blaenavon site, RUMM was asked to look at ways of reducing energy consumption thus improving profits. The main focus of this was to design and install an automatic monitoring and targeting system (aM&T) to monitor consumption.

The Method

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RUMM installed an aM&T system which provided Doncasters with half hourly data in order to identify those areas where savings could be made.

To ensure everyone was able to understand how the system worked and where the plant was using excess energy, the RUMM team worked closely with the incumbent energy team, in order to identify how electricity and gas were being distributed and the key areas in which they were being used.

The Results

By evaluating opportunities for savings within the thermal efficiency field, and optimising ‘waste heat’ to minimise temperature dissipation, RUMM was able to bring energy consumption down by 27%, giving the Blaenavon plant a saving of £1million over 2 years, against a 40% increase in sales.

This success contributed to Doncasters receiving an Energy Management Award. Such was the success of the work in Blaenavon, Doncasters also asked RUMM to install its energy management solution at four other plants in the UK. Since installation, a total of £3.6million has been saved in energy consumption costs, equating to 11,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Why it worked

Using RUMM’s technology and energy management expertise allowed Doncasters to clearly identify those areas of high energy consumption and focus its efforts in order to set specific objectives that reduced energy consumption. As well as looking at existing manufacturing methods, the company was able to test, prior to installation, proposed new systems to evaluate future energy consumption.

“The service we have had from RUMM has been first class. Such was the project’s initial success, we installed at a further four sites and continue to look at other sites where RUMM’s intelligent monitoring can be used”

Group Energy Manager, Doncasters

Do you need help in reducing energy consumption and therefore save money? Would you like your company to achieve excellent results in Energy Reduction in Manufacturing?

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Movies, dinner, sport… rent a date from Dukes of Daisy

by admin on Jun.14, 2015, under Companion Service

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Stunning ladies from a large selection of rent a date from Dukes of Daisy

Every person needs a Duke on their arm or a Daisy to make them smile and feel confident especially when there is an important function or weekend away. There is nothing worse than going out on your own and spending the entire time watching other people have fun whilst you are on your own.

Movies, dinner dates, sport or a dinner date give Dukes of Daisy a chance to introduce you to a large range of rent a friend. You will never have to go to movies alone again. Choose from friendly Companion Escorts to quiet reserved, you can feel confident and safe in their hands

If you don’t have a date what should you do? Don’t worry help is at hand … rent a friend from Dukes of Daisy! Their professional male escort London service is one of a kind, exclusive and very upmarket. There are no strings attached or awkward moments with them as it’s a professional arrangement that suits both parties.

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Live life through design

by admin on Jun.13, 2015, under Home

Change your life by designing your dream home, perhaps you are not sure where to start? Dblo Associates Architects are the right people to speak to with their innovative design skills and professionalism you won’t go wrong.

Founded in 1999 dblo Associates interior residential architects UK have dedicated partners with wide experience and knowledge across various sectors within architecture, master planning, interior design, project management and property development. Dblo Associate architects are based in West London making it convenient to service most areas in and around London.

The team of residential architects London are dedicated to creating and enhancing value through design and grounded in sound commercial principles. They believe the quality of the built environment has a direct impact on the quality of people’s lives. Simply put they believe in architecture.

Residential Architects Chelsea private houses and developer led mixed-use schemes and commercial interiors, including office and retail schemes are the main architectural commissions they work on.

They develop strong relationships with their clients, enabling them to achieve their business objectives.  Dblo Associates are grounded in sound commercial principles, believing that projects should deliver quality, cost-effectively and on schedule.

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RUMM energy saving technology

by admin on Jun.12, 2015, under Business, Energy Management

RUMM USA Energy Management Software Solutions

RUMM USA New Office Move is exciting with their state-of-the-art offices making an excellent first impression to their clients, their offices match their excellent professional services.

RUMM USA are delighted to announce the relocation of our corporate office into the newly renovated Kraft Office Centre, Kraft Road.

This hub is the perfect location for RUMM-USA, as the state-of-the-art communication services mirrors our commitment to our customers, allowing us to offer the very best access to our energy management support services.

As RUMM-USA expands our operations here in the US, with more energy managers offering direct support, our new office location is perfect to adapt to our quickly expanding team allowing us to address the demands that clients expect and should receive.

This move has been supported by the Collier County Economic Development team who are excited that RUMM-USA has chosen Naples as our corporate office location.

But don’t just take our word for it – we invite you to get in touch with us and arrange to meet to discuss your company’s energy management needs – RUMM-USA, Your Best Energy Management Option.

Not only have RUMM USA moved to new offices the company is constantly expanding along with their large client base with a recent appointment of Dan Bangs as Vice President.

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Reduce energy consumption the RUMM USA way!

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Marquee companies for sale

by admin on Jun.07, 2015, under DIY Marquee

We love DIY Marquees blog posts, they are not only informative but make an interesting read from the experts who have been in the industry for many years; having tried and tested every area of marquee for sale business.

I found these interesting articles especially for those that would like to set up their own small marquees for sale business.

Why are most marquee linings ivory?

In the UK marquee industry now just about all professional marquee linings are ivory, this has come about from years of experience and customer feedback not just from us but from all lining manufacturers in the country.

From a customer’s point of view ivory just adds a touch of class to the marquee, if you have two lined marquees side by side one with white and one ivory customers choose ivory every single time – whether they go for flat/shaped, pleated or ruched is personal opinion and another matter altogether!

From a hirers point of view ivory is much lower maintenance than white, marks and creases show up far more on white than ivory. It also ages better than white – we used to have 10 year old ivory linings right next to brand new ones without any issue. Try putting  a 10 year old white t-shirt next to a brand new one and see the difference!

The only down side to ivory used to be there were many many different shades of it from different material suppliers in the marquee lining industry, fortunately in the last 10 years or so everyone has settled on a similar shade generally referred to as mid-ivory.

That’s why 99% of professional marquee linings are ivory now.

Especially for marquee companies for sale

Check list for completed marquees

Its good practice when you’ve finished a marquee (and before the event) to have a check list, one copy for the customer and one for you.

What goes on a check list is entirely up to you but here’s some suggestions:

  • Sign to say that they are happy with the marquee. It won’t cover you completely, they may find something and call you back but it does help to have a paper trail should anyone try to take action against you after the event (I’ve never heard of this happening but it’s simply good practice).
  • Sign to say that all furniture is there (by sign I mean one signature for everything)
  • Sign to agree to take responsibility for all of the equipment (unless you have separate insurance/damage waiver).
  • Sign to say they have been shown how to use any marquee heating and/or lighting.
  • A note to say where any equipment can be plugged in (and not to plug in anywhere else)
  • A note asking for any decorations around the marquee not to be attached using staples or non-removable tape.
  • A note mentioning no metalwork should be removed and side panels only removed if good weather.
  • A note asking for pets (dogs) not to be allowed in to the marquee. There were a couple of occasions I can remember finding presents from the family dog, they were not pleasant experiences!

It’s also good practice to have the emergency contact number on the bottom.

Note this is a check list for the customer (they have a copy, you have a copy) which may be separate from your own erectors check-list, something the team leader might fill in ensuring everything meets the required standards. Flooring is well fixed down, all straps are done on the outside of the marquee, no lighting or heating could come in to contact with PVC/lining, furniture all laid out, dance floor laid flat etc etc.

For those who are starting out this may all understandably be a bit of overkill. If you’re in charge and just putting a 6x6m shell of a marquee then that’s fine. The above should always be the aspiration though, as you get bigger, as your equipment becomes more diverse, the jobs become bigger and when more of the responsibility is delegated to others having check lists is simply good practice.

Some see setting up a marquee hire business as very easy. Others see setting up any business as a potential headache. At DIY Marquees we work very hard helping people set up marquee hire companies by taking a lot of the stress and worry out but promoting good practices so they can thrive in the long term.

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