All the latest news and information from our clients as well as the Shepherd PR team.

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AECOM crowned winners of STEM challenge

02/11/2021 An engaging video showcasing acoustics and STEM careers to students has won a prestigious award. The John Connell STEM Award 2021, created by the Noise Abatement Society together with and sponsored by the ANC and ANV Measurement Systems, was presented to engineering firm AECOM as part of a glittering ceremony at the Palace of […]


Trade body appoints new Managing Director

27/10/2021 The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has appointed Sean Holt, an association leadership specialist, as its new Managing Director. Sean Holt brings a wealth of experience to the role, including 20 years’ at board level working in the sport, leisure and printing industry. Sean as CEO established the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport […]


Put flood protection on the radar for Maintenance Week

26/10/2021 National trade body the Property Care Association has drawn up a timely list of measures householders can take to protect their homes against flooding. Drawn up to mark Maintenance Week – a campaign run by SPAB (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) from the 19-26 November to put building maintenance in the […]

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Isocrete Flowing K Screed secures industry award for its game-changing liquid screed technology

23/08/2021 Isocrete Flowing K Screed has secured a national award in recognition of the transformational impact the new liquid screed technology system has brought to the flooring sector. The innovative system, which offers compelling speed of application benefits, less waste and exceptional strength, has secured a Flooring Innovation Award 2021 in the Installation Products Category. […]


Michelin Development Helps Staffordshire Landscape Business Bloom

21/08/2021 Michelin Development helps create 15 new jobs and a new HQ building for growing Staffordshire business Planterra has a growing portfolio of businesses and an ambitious management team who are focused on growth and job creation Michelin Development facilitates low-interest, unsecured loans for eligible small- and medium enterprises who meet its criteria Staffordshire landscaping […]


Christmas shut-off is earlier than ever

20/08/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR Continued high demand for furniture combined with a ‘perfect storm’ within the supply chain is extending lead times ahead of the festive rush. According to the latest economic update from British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) the shut-off for Christmas deliveries is becoming earlier than ever before. BFM Managing Director Nick Garratt analysed […]

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Secretary of State sees the future of advanced ceramics in the Midlands

26/07/2021 Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, saw first-hand the opportunities advanced materials will bring for the future in a tour of Lucideon’s Stoke-on-Trent facility. The government Minister looked at how the international technology company is taking the region’s traditional expertise in ceramics and transforming it to […]


£18.27 million investment puts Midlands firmly on the map for advanced ceramics

22/07/2021 The Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group has secured £18.27 million in government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund (SIPF), to put the area firmly on the map as a global centre for advanced ceramics. Thousands of jobs are set to be created in the Midlands after the region’s bid […]

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Concerns over HGV driver shortages raised by construction trade body

14/07/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR Transport issues are hitting suppliers to the construction trade, as builders’ merchants work to get supplies into their stores and deliver orders to customers. Members of national trade body the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), have reported widespread disruption and delays, with a shortfall in drivers able to transport goods across the […]

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Female acousticians celebrate International Women in Engineering Day

1/07/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR Female acousticians from across the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) network came together to mark International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). Colleagues in the industry collaborated to celebrate the event, with activities including a social media ‘take over’ held over three days in the run-up to the event. Sarah Barnes, assistant […]