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:
Are you looking for a company who are committed, work smart, have a passion and love for the work they do and deliver quality every time?
dblo associates architects Knightsbridge is an amazing team of architects formed in 1998 in London with wide experience and knowledge across a variety of project and contract types. They have the ability to combine sound commercial and residential principles with the client’s specifications modifying to please both the client and legislation. They believe that projects should deliver quality, cost-effectively and on programme.
dblo Associates architects London Bridge aim is to investigate projects fully and to maximise understanding by all parties, in order to arrive at the best solutions. They want to work with proactive, enthusiastic people, who want to enjoy the process, producing a rewarding outcome for all parties.
dblo associates work on residential projects across London and the surrounding areas such as architects Kensington, providing detailed and innovative solutions.
Useful information from DIY Marquee will help you make the right decision in purchasing a marquee. This can be especially useful if you are looking at purchasing a commercial DIY Marquee.
6x4m marquee or 4x6m marquee?
In the marquee industry there is not a huge amount of terminology for someone new to the scene to get used to. One is getting used to feet and metres and how to switch between the two (3m=10ft essentially), most customers prefer everything in metres but you still get some that need it in feet.
Another standard to get used to is that when talking marquees the width comes first and the length second. A 4x6m marquee is very different to a 6x4m one for example.
4x6m Classic DIY Marquee
A 4x6m Marquee means that the A-frames are 4m wide and it is 6m long (three 2m bays).
6x4m Classic DIY Marquee
A 6x4m marquee on the other hand has 6m wide A-frames and is 4m long (two 2m bays).
Why offer both?
The most popular way of covering a 4x6m area is with a 4x6m marquee, there are however times when this is not the best option.
- If you already own a 6m wide marquee or have spare 6m metalwork then you can just buy a 6x4m roof and therefore increase your hiring potential without buying a complete new 4x6m marquee.
- If the marquee is going up against a house then it is far easier having the gable butted up for weathering and access purposes. If the customer needs the 6m side of the marquee up against the house then it is best practice to go with a 6x4m marquee rather than a 4x6m one.
So if you looking for a DIY Party Tent or any other Marquee look no further DIY Marquees will assist with the right Marquee to buy.
IBS is a company that prides itself in offering the best Industrial Equipment and service in the industry. They ensure that their client’s downtime is kept to the absolute minimum ensuring their client’s productivity remains fully functional and the impact of any downtime does not have a negative effect on production. IBS clients are their number one priority and offer blower rental to assist with any breakdowns a company might have. They have a number of services and products for many sectors in various industries.
They have fully packaged roots type blower hire available to minimise our customers down time in the event of:
- Emergency breakdown
- Planned repair/maintenance
- Short-term demand for extra air
- Testing of new systems
- Accidental damage
Our range features:
- Volume flow rates between 30 and 9400 m3/hour FAD
- Pressure differentials up to 1.0 bar
- Variable speed drives to optimise performance and lower operational costs
- Acoustic attenuation
- Units based in UK locations for fast delivery
Larger Blower Sets are supplied complete in a transport frame fitted with acoustic panels and variable speed drives to optimise performance and lower operational costs.
Smaller sets are available either in transport frames or as bedplate sets (without acoustic enclosure/panels).
All sets are supplied complete with electric motor and belt drive, pressure relief valve, non-return valve and silencers. Pipework/hose and fittings can also be supplied to suit customers connection point.
Trust a company who has treats their customer’s as their number one priority ensuring that you can get blower repairs done swiftly and professionally to ensure production is not affected in any way.
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The products you will find on The Travelling Souk are usually not found on the high street making them unique gifts, excellent quality and usually one of a kind.
Carefully selected vendors ensure The Travelling Souk offer quality and excellent product service.
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There are numerous actions a business can take to reduce energy costs and lower carbon emissions. Energy management Services plays a key role but it’s also important not to overlook the other end of the process – the steps you take before that precious energy even reaches you; that is, the deal you sign up to and the way you manage energy purchasing.
To do this thoroughly and professionally requires a fully integrated energy strategy that includes the energy purchasing cycle.
Unfortunately, this is often overlooked – sometimes because such measures as incorporating energy management products are more tangible, but often because buying energy cost-effectively is complicated.
There are numerous variables, enormous volatility in prices and an endless array of contract options. But while this may be daunting, getting it right can deliver major savings and significant competitive advantages.
The three aspects of buying gas and electricity that make them different from most other products or services you purchase are the timing of the purchase, your company’s appetite for risk and the skills and knowledge needed to get it right.
Timing is crucial because market prices fluctuate quickly and massively. Some changes are foreseeable, such as seasonal demand, while others, such as unrest in the Middle East, can sometimes be totally unforeseen and could send energy prices soaring in hours.
Consequently, you must clearly understand markets and the forces driving them and constantly monitor them to both take advantage of opportunities as they arise and avoid being caught flat-footed.
Different businesses have different appetites for risk and this has a profound influence on energy purchasing. Most contracts are either “fixed term” or “flexible”, the latter giving a degree of control over prices and potentially make savings – but at greater risk.
To find a contract with the right level of risk for your business you need to know the options available.
Skills and knowledge
Finally, if you are responsible for energy procurement you must be familiar with the myriad of different opportunities provided by energy suppliers and negotiate with them to get the best deals.
In all these things, familiarity, experience and industry knowledge are crucial. Energy purchasing has become an increasingly specialist full-time role and an industry of experts has grown up to operate between energy suppliers and business users. Companies like UES Energy constantly monitor market fluctuations and the full spectrum of suppliers’ contracts to help clients find the best options.
Premium airline seating manufacturer Contour Aerospace (now part of Zodiac Aerospace Group), were one company who saw the value in working with energy professionals and following great results from RUMM Energy Management Software on their energy management, turned to UES Energy for advice for their energy purchasing.
Finance Director Alison Baker said: “(UES Energy) approach to energy procurement focuses on avoiding unnecessary cost and their advice on the timing of contract placement is backed up with detailed market intelligence. Their quality of service is reassuring and a stark difference to our previous energy broker.”
Lodge Brothers have been serving the community for over 100 years and continue to grow every year; they are always looking to improve their service and offer products and service to meet the needs of their growing market. They recently opened another branch of Funeral Directors Cobham.
They are passionate about getting involved in the community; hosting many fundraisers and charitable events throughout the year in many counties throughout the UK.
They are the family you can turn to in your time of grief as they are compassionate and understand how difficult a time it is when the family experience a loss.
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.
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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.