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Transatlantic visit puts Stoke’s ceramics expertise on the map

19/06/2018 Stoke-on-Trent’s world-leading ceramics expertise came under the spotlight as aninnovative materials technology companyhosted a fact-finding mission for American partners to showcase the city’s skills. Almost 50 representatives visited Lucideon’s global headquarters in Penkhull (14 and 15 June) to see first-hand the company’s pioneering work in materials. They saw first-hand the site’s multi-million pound facilities […]

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Acoustic awards shortlist revealed

08/06/2018 The finalists of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) acclaimed Acoustic Awards have been announced. Fifteen national and international acoustic projects have been revealed in the shortlist. The entries have been scrutinised by a distinguished panel of judges comprising of academics and professionals, as well as representatives from the sponsor companies. Promoting and recognising […]

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Trade body PR takes us to all manner of interesting places

25/05/2018 Trade body PR takes us to all manner of interesting places, but this week was one to remember with a trip down the M1 to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, raising public awareness of invasive weeds working  alongside the PCA. The Daily Mail was among one of the titles who covered news of the […]


Trade body advice for the Spring makeover season

24/05/2018 Householders are being advised to seek out a professional painting and decorating contractor to avoid taking a leap in the dark with spring makeover projects. After the long hard winter, properties need some care inside and out to bring them back up to speed – and the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) is urging […]


Trade body call to ‘bee-wise’ this Spring

11/05/2018 National trade body the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is issuing an appeal to the British public to be ‘bee aware’ as warmer weather looms. As temperatures surge and flowering plants and insects emerge, bees start to make their move out of hibernation. BPCA is issuing a timely message for those who find swarms […]


Green light for materials degree apprenticeship programme

11/05/2018 The scale of support for a degree apprenticeship centred around training the next generation of materials scientists and engineers has helped achieve a positive outcome for the proposal. The Institute for Apprenticeships has approved the development of the occupational standard for the engineering and technology programme. Evidence presented to the Institute from companies leading […]

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Deadline looms for acoustic awards

26/04/2018 Time is running out to enter the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) acclaimed awards. This year the ANC Acoustic Awards programme has been extended, increasing from four categories to seven. Promoting and recognising excellence among UK acoustic consultants, the awards include ‘Building Acoustics,’ sponsored by H&H Acoustic Technologies, ‘Education Acoustics,’ sponsored by Ecophon, ‘Environmental […]

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

19/04/2018 We were luckily enough to have some good weather for our behind the scenes video with Professor Max Wade – chair of the Property Care Association’s Invasive Weed Control Group – showing the PCA’s garden being produced for RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The film will explore how our gardens could be home to a […]

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Making the case for a democratic monetary system

28/03/2018 Alternative economist Christian Felber, looks at ways to put the financial and monetary system on a democratic footing in his latest book launched in the UK. ‘Money, The New Rules of the Game,’ proposes a holistic reform to turn money progressively into a public good, which ultimately increases the freedom for all in society. […]


PCA members offered Chartered route for professional development from CABE

27/03/2018 Members of the Property Care Association are now able to achieve Chartered status through a collaboration with the Chartered Association of Building Engineers. Subject to meeting CABE’s stringent requirements, PCA members can attain the professional position of Chartered Building Engineer, awarded by CABE. Formed in 1925 as the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors, […]