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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 […]

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Ashbourne businesswoman Jane Shepherd receives top honour from Aston University

30/06/2015 Jane Shepherd, Director, features in the Ashbourne News Telegraph today after becoming one of 18 alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Midlands programme to receive an Industrial Fellowship. Read more:


The Crown Trade Historic Colour Collection – Authentic Shades With Modern Appeal

29/06/2015 Bringing shades to life that stretch back hundreds of years, the Crown Trade Historic Colour Collection draws on eight ofthe most distinctive architectural and design styles to influence British interiors. Featuring the major design movements of Palladian and Neo-Classical, Regency, Arts & Crafts, Gothic Revival, Victorian Eclectic, Art Deco and post-war ‘50’s Sketchbook’ the […]


Councils urged to tread carefully on signage

21/06/2015 LOCAL authorities are being warned to stay on the right side of the law in the battle to keep traffic on the move. New guidance laid down by the Department for Transport (DfT)* spells out the legal requirements for variable message signs. And councils are being urged to ensure all roadside units capable of […]

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We are recruiting

16/06/2015 We are looking for a video assistant to join our in-house team for a varied role that includes filming and editing. This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate in video production. For more details and a job description please email


BCC chief executive awarded MBE for services to the ceramics industry

15/06/2015 Dr Laura Cohen, chief executive of the British Ceramic Confederation, (BCC) has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The MBE has been awarded for services to the ceramics industry. With its headquarters in Federation House, Stoke-on-Trent, BCC is the trade association for the UK ceramic manufacturing industry, representing the common […]


Crown Paints presents colour trends for Autumn Winter 2015

10/06/2015 COLOUR experts at Crown Paints have pinpointed the key influences that will shape colour in interior and exterior environments later this year. Crown Paints’ team of colour specialists have curated three eye-catching schemes, each featuring exciting options that enable specifiers to combine shades for maximum impact. Colours from the three stunning new palettes – […]


London Calling For Crown Paints’ Sustainability CPD

05/06/2015 Crown Paints is putting sustainability under the spotlight at a CPD taking place in London next month. The UK paint manufacturer is delivering its new CPD ‘Different Shades of Green – Delivering Paint Sustainability’ at London Build 2015. The seminar – which was launched this year at Ecobuild – will be delivered by Crown […]