Archive | July, 2015


Lucideon and King’s ‘magic touch’ for hospital infection control

24/07/2015 International materials technology specialist Lucideon has developed a new infection control method to tackle problems associated with digital technology in hospitals. Scientists at the company have collaborated with Dr Paul Royall and Avneet Uppal at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at King’s College London to develop an antimicrobial coating for portable communication devices. The […]


Crown Paints announced as a Lloyds Bank National Business Awards finalist

23/07/2015 Today, Crown Paints has been shortlisted for the The Grichan Partnerships Sustainable Business Award in the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. The company, which has been manufacturing paint in the UK for more than 200 years, has more than 1,250 employees. It has its headquarters in Darwen, Lancashire and a further manufacturing site […]


Tread carefully with Giant Hogweed urges trade body

21/07/2015 National trade body The Property Care Association is urging local authorities, statutory bodies, landowners and property professionals to treat Giant Hogweed with caution. In recent weeks the invasive weed has been in the media spotlight, with incidents of injuries being reported, including to children. The numbers of injuries could be set to increase as […]


Paint donation proves crowning glory for Hull community centre

17/07/2015 A HULL community centre has received a much needed makeover thanks to a donation from one of the city’s major employers, Crown Paints. The Ings Centre, in Savoy Road, which reopened in May received a consignment of more than 50 litres of recycled paint to transform the entire building, following its four year closure. […]

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Funding fuels rapid growth for innovative Midlands software business

09/07/2015 Innovation and new funding streams are at the heart of major business growth for two Midlands entrepreneurs. Webmoco co-directors Matthew Pearson and Carl Berisford-Murray have secured more than £800,000 funding to bring a pioneering software product to market, and have already more than doubled staff at their Leamington Spa business. Attracting funding from leading […]