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:
The Lodge Funeral Directors Surbiton branch is managed by Bill Wilde who is an experienced Funeral Director with a Diploma in funeral Directing. He is assisted by Funeral Arranger Jane Day.
We have been serving local families in Surrey and Middlesex since 1780. Our new office in Surbiton has been totally refurbished to provide modern, peaceful and comforting surroundings for bereaved families.
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Lodge Brothers family owned funeral directors for over 230 years are involved and committed to the community and enjoying being part of the wider community. They make a tremendous contribution to the towns and villages throughout the UK where Lodge Brothers have offices.
Read the latest news from Lodge Brothers local branches.
Lodge Brothers funeral directors Feltham were very happy to assist recently with the raising of funds to contribute to a new Parish Centre for St. Lawrence’s RC church in Feltham.
District Manager Quentin Edgington said, ‘It is always a great privilege when we are able to help the local community in worthwhile projects like this.’
Father Chris Vipers thanked Quentin and the Directors of Lodge Brothers during a Special Mass of Thanksgiving saying, ‘We very much appreciate the very generous support Lodge Brothers gave to this project’.
This photo shows from left to right Father Chris Vipers, Quentin Edgington Lodge Brothers District Manager, and His Eminance Cardinal Murphy O’Connor, in front of the plaques donated by Lodge Brothers’.
Main photo shows The Party in the New Parish Centre
Some more news from Lodge Brothers funeral directors Esher and branches throughout the UK
As part of their work within the local community, Lodge Brothers funeral directors Hanworth branch recently funded the purchase of Attendance Rewards for the pupils of Crane Park Primary School.
District Manager Quentin Edgington commented, “It’s always nice to be able to help our local schools, and what better way to give the children a boost than by rewarding them for good attendance in the last academic year. A very worthwhile experience for us and for them!”
(Photo shows left to right: Alison Small, Headteacher Crane Park Primary, Quentin Edgington, District Manager and Group Support and PR Administrator Debbie Pyper.)
Click here to find out how Lodge Brothers can help you.
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dblo Associates make a huge impact in the architecture, interior design and development arena in London. They have been involved with many well-known projects and pride themselves in their professionalism and high work ethic. dblo Associates work closely with their clients whom are not only residential and commercial but also community and public projects.
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Marquee Hire is a company that has grown from a small idea into a successful enterprise with James Morris heading up the team. James saw the opportunity for marquee rental in Surrey and realised the potential. This young entrepreneur started with one marquees for hire and soon added many to his collection. Read about the recent interview for the South East Business Magazine.
We’re delighted to be featured over two pages in the South East Business magazine with our Managing Director, James Morris profiled in The Boss slot.
This mentions our values of ‘quality and expertise’ and ‘the speedy rise of Trafalgar Marquees with the impressive list of clients extending to The Army, MoD, the German Embassy in London, The Royal Society and Hyatt Hotels’. In her editorial, the Editor, Christine Rayner praises James’s ‘self-discipline, foresight and sheer bravado’ in setting up his business as a student, which was ‘a bold risk-taking step. It must have taken nerve to do so, yet it has paid off handsomely’.
Much of the work, he admits, involves “emotional occasions” such as weddings, funerals and high-profile business gatherings. And this requires careful pre-event discussions, to ensure Trafalgar provides what is required.
Wedding marquee hire is on the rise as they offer a more affordable and flexible wedding option and the same goes for party marquee hire.
No job is considered too big or too small. James and his team of 10 permanent staff (which can rise to 35 in the busy summer season) are happy to consider any approach for business, even the niche roles such as providing cover for part of the major residential and retail complex Number One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, when there was a water leak.
Have a chat with the experts in Marquee Hire today!
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The rain in Spain (and France) can be a pain
One of the joys of running DIY Marquees is I get to chat to people from geographical areas that I have no experience of. When I ran a marquee hire business the area we covered was as compact as we could make it (for obvious logistical reasons) so it’s great hearing about other people’s experiences especially if it’s something I can share to others on this blog.
It’s fair to say that France and other parts of Europe have had a bit of rain recently. Torrential rain is always a headache in the marquee industry, it’s a pain dealing with wet equipment and a party is always better in the sun than rain.
From a waterproofing point of view rain shouldn’t be an issue however the weakest point will always be a join -this is why nearly all DIY marquees use roofs that are all in one piece. Providing guttering has been fitted correctly and tested then it should cope with all but the most extremes of downfalls.
Something that has been highlighted in discussions with some customers in both France and Spain recently is what about the run off from other buildings? Whilst most houses in the UK have guttering that is often not the case in other parts of Europe or even on outbuildings or barns here in the UK.
If you are putting a marquee up against any building then it is always wise to look at what would happen if it rained – could the water run off the building? If so where will it go? Could it overload a guttering system (theirs or yours)? If you use roofs that come in sections (as I say, our main marquees don’t have this problem) then will this compromise the waterproof integrity of the join?
In relation to how often this situation may arise this is a minor issue, it is however something you as a professional marquee hirer should be aware of, it is much better to learn from our experience or those of our customers rather than make the same mistake yourself.
If in doubt then as always, take some photographs and email them to us – we’ll happily advise as best we can.
“What is sex therapy ?” can herald many answers as sexual health is a vast subject with many sub divisions based on the nature of the instigated issue. Sex therapy covers both genders healing any obstacle that inhibits one from enjoying sexual pleasure. The best form of sex therapy is Tantric therapy as it focuses on healing past trauma by harvesting sexual energy by cultivating it to open up all 7 chakras in the body for inner connection and inter connection. The most intimate and precise form of sex therapy for women is a Yoni massage, which is an ancient Tantric art that has been carried into the years to disperse sexual boundaries to attain pleasure and procreation. A Yoni massage is an intricately detailed massage concentrated on the vagina (Yoni) of the woman to remove energetic blockages that can hinder a woman from enjoying sexual pleasure. It peels away years of trauma called body armoring that has shut down the sexual energetic channel to the Yoni. It is the best form of Tantric therapy for women to release negative traumatic imprints. A Yoni massage can also be learnt by a partner in a relationship to give his or her lover as a form of detox and negative cleanse, that builds love, trust and intimacy. Taking into consideration the sensitive nature of the massage it can only be practiced and gained optimum results when at a safe platform. Therefore the gesture and performing a Yoni massage as Tantric therapy itself creates love and sacredness in a relationship through the basis of trust.
“What is sex therapy ?” is a frequent generic question as sexual health issues can vary in many ways. The general form of sex therapy is to cure the inability to experience sexual pleasure generally assumed due to physical dysfunctions. But there is another side to sex therapy in the form of Tantric therapy Yoni massage in order to refresh one’s energetic system to create a balance in life within oneself and others. This type of therapy can be used to re-align oneself from time to time or to tighten the bonds of intimacy in a relationship.
Tantric therapy is ideal for couples who would like to improve their relationship. A relationship is the bringing together of two individuals with two different lives that carry past traumas, insecurities, fears and irrational reasoning. Therefore Tantric Couple Counselling a form of Tantric Therapy that employs a Yoni massage and is the most best suitable method to sculpt the love energy needed in a relationship.
Relationships never take a smooth form automatically; relationships are growing bonds that need constant nip and tucks to attain a suitable form. Therefore Tantric Couple Counselling a form of Tantric Therapy helps resolve issues in a relationships such as betrayal, hurt, break ups, incompatibility, trust issues, sexual displeasure and dysfunction. Many of these emotional issues can hinder a woman from connecting with her partner to express sexual pleasure therefore the sacred Yoni massage can help remove these negative psychological barriers to regain the tenacity of the relationship filled with love, trust and intimacy.
The Western culture is booming with the growing number of people opting alternative medicine for its harmless nature. The health industry is a multimillion industry that thrives on chemical healing that sometimes leaves drastic side effects throwing off the balance of nature. Therefore sex therapy in the form of Tantric therapy is a sought after to heal through the release of negative emotions instead of chemical therapy. Most illness are a result of accumulated emotional pain that manifest as physical pain that can be treated with alternative therapy such Yoni massages.
Choosing to treat oneself with medication (chemical healing) can disrupt the body’s natural flow of chemical thus making it dependent on medication to heal. There are many toxins found in medications that cause the immune system to become addictive to medication thus making the body chemically dependent. Such toxins can cause fatal diseases if accumulated over time, emotional instability and sicknesses and drastic changed in normal functioning of life. And can also lead to sexual dysfunction lowering sexual appetite through the imbalance of hormones.
‘Expect to laugh, cry and smile throughout this masterpiece’
Seventeen-year-old Hazel Grace is dying of cancer. Although a new drug has bought her an undetermined amount of time, it hasn’t put her disease into remission. Tethered to an oxygen tank to help her breathe, Hazel has become rather depressed and reclusive.
Her mother forces her to attend a cancer support group, hoping that she might make a friend. Hazel loathes what she sees as the false optimism of the group, but she attends to keep her mother happy. One afternoon, she meets Augustus. He has been in remission since the doctors amputated his leg, but is attending the meeting as support for his friend Isaac, who has been told that he will soon lose another eye to cancer.
Augustus and Hazel are drawn to each other almost immediately, and Hazel visits his house after the meeting to watch a movie. Hazel, an avid reader, tells Augustus about her favorite book, An Imperial Affliction, a story about a teenage girl with cancer. Hazel relates to the book’s main character, Anna, in every way. Not only does Anna have cancer, but her thoughts and philosophies are similar to Hazel’s. The great draw of the book, however, is that it doesn’t conclude. The story just ends.
Hazel surmises that it’s to show that Anna became too ill to write, or died. But the ending has always plagued her. She wants to know what happened to the other characters in the book. Augustus promises to read the book and gives her his favorite book in return. It’s a novel based on his favorite video game. Augustus and Hazel soon become close friends. Together they help their friend Isaac get through the pain of his girlfriend leaving him and the loss of his sight. After reading An Imperial Affliction, Augustus becomes obsessed with finding the author, Peter Van Houten, so they can know what happened to the other characters.
Hazel tries to keep Augustus at a safe distance because she knows she is dying. She considers herself a time bomb and doesn’t want to hurt anyone when she explodes. Augustus, however, is committed to Hazel, so much so that he tracks down Van Houten through his assistant’s email address. The author responds, which prompts Hazel to write him so she can ask him her questions. Van Houten responds several days later. He regrets to inform Hazel that he won’t answer her questions in a letter or telephone conversation for fear she might try to write a sequel to his story. He flippantly tells her that if she is ever in Amsterdam, where he now resides, she should visit him.
Several days later, Augustus tells Hazel that he has contacted the Wish Factory, an organization that helps grant the wishes of sick children. Hazel had already been granted a wish when she was 13 and thought she was going to die, but Augustus never used his. The Wish Factory agrees to send Augustus, Hazel and a responsible adult to Amsterdam to meet Van Houten.
Before they can leave on their trip, Hazel’s lungs fill with fluid, and she is rushed to the hospital. Unconscious for several days, she wakes up in the intensive care unit. Augustus has been waiting to see her, but only family is allowed into ICU. The good news out of this latest trauma is that Hazel’s latest scans show no new tumor growth. She will have to use a machine at night to force more oxygen to her lungs, but other than that, the doctors are optimistic that the new drug she’s on is holding off her cancer. More good news arrives when her doctors give her the OK to fly to Amsterdam.
On the first evening of their trip, Augustus and Hazel are given an exquisite dinner. The spring air is filled with floating tree blossoms, and the waiters treat them like newlyweds, even giving them champagne. Peter Van Houten, they are told, is paying the bill. The following day, the two take a cab to Van Houten’s apartment, only to discover that the author didn’t know of their coming and doesn’t welcome their visit. His assistant, Lidewij, had set the visit up, hoping to coax her employer out of his self-imposed exile.
Van Houten is rude and obnoxious to the teenagers, refusing to answer their questions for the sheer reason that his characters aren’t real. They don’t continue to exist after the book is finished. Their story ended with the death of Anna. He has never imagined what happened to them later. He then belittles Hazel and Augustus, saying that they are only living because others pity them and pay for their treatments.
Augustus and Hazel leave the house angry and upset. Lidewij follows them out, after having resigned her position as Van Houten’s assistant. She brings the children to Anne Frank’s house and pays for their admission. The house has no elevators, so Hazel must lug her oxygen tank up a myriad of stairs. The exhaustion she suffers is worth it as she and Augustus share their first kiss at the end of the exhibit. The other tourists around them applaud…………………….
Hazel and Augustus return to their hotel where they make love in his hotel room. After breakfast the following morning, Hazel’s mother leaves the two alone to talk. Hazel and Augustus return to Hazel’s room where he tells her that his cancer has returned and is attacking every part of his body. It is intimated that they again have sex.
They return home where Augustus immediately begins radical chemotherapy treatments. The drugs do little to stop his cancer, but they do make him tired and sick. Isaac visits and tells them he hasn’t heard from his former girlfriend since the operation that took his sight. Angry, Augustus decides they have to retaliate. Hazel drives them to the store where she buys a dozen eggs. She then takes them over to the girlfriend’s house.
Augustus coaches Isaac on where to aim the eggs and several of them manage to hit her car. After that, Augustus’ health quickly declines. Hazel stays with him, even as he is mortified at how feeble he’s become. As his death draws closer, he asks Hazel to meet him one night at the church where the support group meets. It is after hours and no one is there but Augustus and Isaac. Augustus wants to hear the eulogies that they will give at his funeral. After hearing them, he dies eight days later.
Hazel is shocked when Peter Van Houten attends Augustus’ funeral. She and her parents give him a ride from the grave. He tells Hazel that Augustus wrote to him after they’d left Amsterdam. Because Van Houten still acts pretentious, Hazel makes him get out of the car.
Several days later, Isaac asks her if Augustus ever gave her the paper he was working on. Hazel gets in her car to drive to Augustus’ house and is shocked to find Peter Van Houten in the back seat. She tries to get him to leave, but he insists on riding with her to Augustus’ house. Along the way, he tells Hazel about his daughter who died at age 8 of cancer.
Hazel realizes that his daughter’s death was the reason he became a miserable alcoholic. She eventually leaves him on the side of the road. Hazel scours Augustus’ computer, room and house, but can’t find anything that he wrote. She eventually figures out that he must have sent something to Van Houten. She writes Lidewij to ask if she saw anything. Lidewij responds the following afternoon after visiting the returned Van Houten and obtaining Augustus’ letter.
It is a eulogy for Hazel. Augustus asked Van Houten to take his words and turn them into a worthy essay for Hazel. Van Houten told Lidewij that he could add nothing to Augustus’ words. The story ends with Hazel reading Augustus’ letter. In it, he speaks of his love for her and the way she lived her life.
Tantric treatment for couples is a well sought therapy by couples to build connection emotionally and physically. Most couples who seek for Tantric therapy are hoping to build more intimacy and trust through the art of love making. Some relationships are plagued by past trauma accumulated within time or from previous relationships.
Tantra is weaving the spiritual body, emotional body and the physical body in order to connect to the divine source energy to attain a state of bliss and happiness. Therefore, I work as a meditator assisting the weaving by removing stagnant negative emotions and energy blocks and physical blocks stored as toxins in the body. Tantra London is an upcoming trend as it is more accepting to blend Eastern remedies with modern therapies. As controversial as it sounds vaginal massage helps in the release of restraints in a relationship. As a woman’s Yoni (vagina in Sanskrit) is the store house of trauma in the form of emotions in the body.
Tantra London is becoming to grow more available as therapeutic measure but many do not hold the healing essence of the Tantra teachings as they are only intended for pleasure, but whereas the essence of Tantric vaginal massage is to heal and connect to higher source energy to live at optimum. Thus the misconception of Tantra arises mostly due to the lack of substance in the available therapies. Tantric Journey aims to help women and couples in London to heal therefore contributing less to the cycle of depression, violence, crimes, unexpected pregnancies, welfare and women’s health.
I help the client to remove negative stagnant emotions in the cellular memory in the body’s cells that block the positive energy flow (positive emotions) that contribute to positive experiences. Tantric vaginal massage honors women and womanhood. Tantric treatment for couples teaches women self-respect and the most precious jewel for a woman – self –respect; that brings about self-discipline and self-confidence. Also self-esteem is expected as it teaches her to create her own safe circle allowing experiences that only nourish her.
Tantric Journey Bodywork Tantric treatment for couples can be set apart from many standard Tantric vaginal massages as every client I treat has always had near 100% success rate in healing. As I mentioned before, the Tantric Journey Bodywork is not purely intended for pleasure, the vaginal massage is performed to heal past trauma such as sexual abuse, physical abuse and psychological abuse that is stored in the body’s cellular memory. Tantra is weaving the spiritual body, emotional body and the physical body in order to connect to the divine source energy to attain a state of bliss and happiness.
Also to address the main concern and common myth about “Tantric sex can entice appetites that can lead to orgies” and dismantling of relationships; it is wise to know Tantra does not advocate in indulging uncontrollable sexual desires or orgies. Tantric treatments for couples through a vaginal massage in fact teaches couples to control sexual desires and channel it to a higher purpose – the higher purpose being love. Tantric sex is about being conscious of the person you are connecting with, asking permission to touch or kiss or express sexual desire in other ways.
Tantra lovers take time to soul gaze where they connect with the essence of the person they are going to make love to by opening up all their chakras and communicating to create a safe platform so that the power of excitement can be transformed into love.
Therefore as we have been able to shed light into this common myth we can deduce that Tantra in London and Tantric sex is beneficial to us – in a world where connectivity is lacking despite growing digital age.