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

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ANC campaign puts acoustics on the career radar

13/08/2018 ANC, the Association of Noise Consultants, has launched a new online initiative designed to attract more students into acoustics. The Association, the professional body representing consultants in acoustics, noise and vibration in the UK, has developed ‘#Explore Acoustics’ to signpost people to opportunities in the industry. Featuring video interviews and in-depth case studies with […]

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Supporting Overseas Education

10/08/2018 We are delighted to have supported OeAD with their two summer schools, Green.Building.Solutions. (GBS) and Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS) in Vienna this year. Both programmes give participants of all ages and countries the opportunity to share their ideas, knowledge and understanding of subjects they are passionate about. Find out more on OeAD […]


Trade body develops new register for professionals using biocides

07/08/2018 A training programme and professional-use register have been launched, enabling users of biocides in wood preservation products to demonstrate their specialist credentials in the safe and effective use of timber protection chemicals. The move comes as, over the past few years, restrictions over the use of biocides have been introduced, which have affected the […]

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Commitment to acoustics sees Clarke Saunders Associates take third trade association role

31/07/2018 Acoustics specialist Clarke Saunders Associates is upholding a family and business tradition with the election of company director Dan Saunders to a key national association role. Dan has been appointed chair of the ANC, the Association of Noise Consultants, which represents the acoustics and noise professions across the UK. He follows in the footsteps […]

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Acoustic excellence recognised at trade association awards

09/07/2018 Acoustic professionals gathered in the Midlands for an annual event that promotes and recognises excellence in their industry. Projects across a variety of environments were celebrated at the Acoustic Awards, organised by ANC, the Association of Noise Consultants, held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham. For six years ANC, the voice of professional consultancy in […]


Trade body launches Call for Papers for structural waterproofing conference

04/07/2018 A national trade body is issuing a Call for Papers to construction academics, researchers and others with an interest in the structural waterproofing sector. The Property Care Association (PCA) is seeking research and academic papers and/or posters, for its third annual International Structural Waterproofing conference, taking place at The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry […]


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 […]