Archive | 2018

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Materials degree apprenticeship standard is agreed by the IFA

05/12/2018 A new degree apprenticeship targeting the next generation of materials scientists and engineers has been agreed. Students could be starting the Materials Science Technologist programme as soon as September 2019 following the approval of the occupational standard by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA). The result is a major success for members of the apprenticeship’s […]


Our Christmas Appeal

04/12/2018 We are not sending Christmas cards this year, but instead have produced this video to support a very, very special boy, Beau. We hope you’ll take the time to watch this film and, if possible, donate to the fund to send Beau to the US for an operation that will mean he can play […]

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ANC Sound Insulation Testing – the trusted route to good acoustic design on site

18/12/2018   It’s the time of Peace and Goodwill, and in the festive season and beyond, acoustic performance matters. The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) puts the building industry in control with a trusted route to deliver compliance in this important area for the housebuilding sector. Their Approved Document E Registration Scheme was developed in […]

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ANC campaign raises the voice of acoustics in Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

01/11/2018 The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) will be setting out the benefits of a sound career choice in acoustics as the UK gears up to promote the opportunities in engineering next week. To mark Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, which runs from 5-9 November, the ANC will be sharing experiences and insight from academics, graduates and […]

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ANC to explore the balance between noise and natural ventilation at CIBSE event

18/10/2018 ANC, the Association of Noise Consultants will be setting out some of key issues surrounding natural ventilation and noise at CIBSE’s Build2Perform event. Jack Harvie-Clark, immediate past Chair of ANC, a specialist in the management of noise, ventilation and overheating, will outline some of the acoustic challenges that emerge between external noise and natural […]

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Innsbruck in the news

04/10/2018 It’s been a great time for Innsbruck, with significant media coverage of the recent UCI Road World Championships showing the beauty and sporting challenge the Capital of the Alps offers. It’s been a great experience for the Shepherd PR team supporting media activities for the event with our client Innsbruck Tourism. Now it’s time […]

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MasterMover makes French connection in new business expansion

12/09/2018 Electric tug manufacturer MasterMover is expanding its horizons across The Channel, with a new sales and service office near Paris. The company, which has its international headquarters in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, has opened the facility in the Bailly-Romainvilliers region. From there, MasterMover is providing sales support, a parts facility, site evaluations and demonstrations, as well […]


Lucideon sets the pace for growth with major expansion plan

06/09/2018 World-leading materials technology company Lucideon is gearing up for growth with a significant investment in staff, systems, facilities and ventures into new markets. The company, which has its headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, has already taken on 20 new recruits this year, including managerial roles in technology & strategy, technical/commercial consultancy and product management – as […]


Structural waterproofing conference takes high tech route

31/08/2018 National trade body The Property Care Association has invested in the latest technology to create an immersive experience for delegates at its forthcoming structural waterproofing conference. Insight into high-profile projects underground, technical details and an overview of liabilities and responsibilities are all being featured at the PCA’s third annual International Structural Waterproofing conference. Final […]