“In the healthcare sector, reputation is everything. So being as professional as possible in all areas is essential for a company looking to build business. That’s particularly true if you’re a smaller player wanting to punch above your weight in a highly competitive marketplace, like pfm medical UK. A subsidiary of a German parent company, pfm medical UK supplies high-quality medical products to the NHS, private hospitals and laboratories throughout Britain. The largest of its three business units, Histotechnology, generates over 50% of the company’s turnover. Read more …

 

“For many companies looking to improve sales and customer service, Act! has become the first-choice CRM, but it can be a powerful management tool for any organisation looking to stay on top of multiple projects. While a CRM like Act! is generally considered a marketing tool, it is of equal benefit to a non-commercial organisation. Take the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP), for instance. This alliance of twelve Scottish universities carries out world-class research and development across a range of energy-related technologies, including wind, marine, solar and carbon capture. With some 250 academics and 600 researchers involved, it’s the largest research partnership of its kind in Europe. Read more …

 

In a highly dynamic industry, in which so many companies quickly come and go, Handy AV’s exceptional staying power is testament to its ability to manage the wealth of customer information flowing through the business. As improving technology lowers cost, businesses are increasingly using audio-visual solutions to reach ‘out of home’ consumers in malls, stores and sports grounds. Given the potential opportunities offered by digital signage, touch screen technology, video walls and large format displays, more and more companies are entering this highly dynamic sector. Read more …

 

“My father phoned me one day”, recalls James Williams, “asking if I knew of any software that would save the sales team at his engineering firm having to write notes about customer calls and call back reminders on bits of paper that kept getting lost.” James didn’t. But, quite by chance, he spotted Act! on a shelf in PC World soon after. He thought “it might do the job” and bought a copy. The sales team took to it immediately. Five more copies were quickly bought and networked together using an old Windows computer. No more having to rely on handwritten notes, rewriting orders or forgetting to return calls at the right time. Read more …

 

Project: Tyland Barn

When Kent Wildlife Trust needed new offices, it was only appropriate that this organisation, committed to protecting and preserving the natural environment, should choose to refurbish historic C17th Tyland Barn. No simple task, since the listed building was in a state of almost total dereliction. To resurrect the old building meant finding an approach that would make it not only structurally sound once again, and effective as modern day office space, but which would also meet the stringent requirements of local conservation officers, intent on preserving its local character. Read more …

 

Project: The Bomber Command Memorial

Britain’s Bomber Command played a significant role in the Allied victory in the Second World War, a contribution not recognised with a national memorial until June 2012. Then, in London’s Green Park, the Queen unveiled The Bomber Command Memorial, in commemoration of the 55,573 who gave their lives during the 1939-1945 conflict. To echo the distinctive white-grey limestone appearance of London’s major public buildings such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and the Cenotaph in Whitehall, Portland Stone was chosen as the predominant material for The Bomber Command Memorial. Read more …

 

Project: The Ribblehead Viaduct 

Spanning quarter of a mile and standing 100 feet above the valley it crosses, The Ribblehead Viaduct has long been an iconic landmark on the historic Settle-Carlisle Railway Line. But its location on the barren moorland of North Yorkshire means that this Grade II Scheduled Ancient Monument is constantly exposed to high winds, heavy rain and low temperatures. Read more …

 

“A growing taste for authentic experiences is increasingly turning the US travel market towards nature-focused and activity holidays. More and more Americans see the rugged, wild beauty of Antarctica, the Arctic and the fjord-cracked coastline of Scandinavia as the ideal backdrop to an exhilarating, close-to-nature vacation.  For many travelers the best way to enjoy the culture and majestic natural scenery of these remote regions is in the comfort, security and relaxed atmosphere of ‘experiential cruising’. Read more …