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Expansion sees workplace acoustics included in trade body awards programme

13/02/2019 National trade body the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) has introduced a new category to its acclaimed awards programme for 2019, focusing on the valuable role of acoustics in the workplace. Recognising how acoustic design has resulted in a positive impact within workplace conditions and environments, the accolade is one of nine categories in […]


Opportunity calls for FMs at PestEx

05/02/2019 Facilities managers can diversify their skillset and explore opportunities within new markets at the British Pest Control Association’s exhibition and conference PestEx, which runs alongside the Cleaning Show this spring. FMs visiting the bi-annual event can access a wide-range of information and expertise, increasing knowledge of the key drivers in pest control – and […]


Deadline looms for trade body’s gas industry conference

05/02/2019 Time is running out to book places for the British Compressed Gases Association’s (BCGA) 2019 annual conference, taking place in Manchester on Thursday, April 11. The event, being held at The Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, is already attracting significant interest – and organisers are urging those with an interest in attending […]


Trade body route provides Japanese knotweed guidance

30/01/2019 A national trade body is signposting householders to a wealth of free advice on Japanese knotweed. The move comes after a recent Parliamentary inquiry regarding the invasive, non-native plant, was held at the House of Commons. During the course of the meeting, the Science and Technology Committee was keen to see new information provided, […]

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

30/01/2019 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 2003 to provide independent verification of pre-completion sound insulation testing. Providing pre-completion sound insulation tests in accordance with […]


Putting safety first with effective bird management

30/01/2019 Links to feral pigeons and their impact on public health have been widely reported recently. In this article, Dee Ward Thompson, Technical Manager at the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) gives a general overview of some of the health issues – and the steps organisations should consider to ensure they are protected professionally.   […]


Trade body develops new training initiative for cutting-edge construction method

15/01/2019 National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has launched a specialist trade apprenticeship, geared up to the unique needs of the structural waterproofing sector. The Structural Waterproofing (Below Ground) Apprenticeship Programme takes its first intake of participants in mid-February. Developed with and supported by the CITB, the training is open to both PCA […]

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Around the world for MasterMover

04/01/2019 A great project completed for our client MasterMover, with the launch of Moving Stories. Nine issues have been produced to target different countries and regions, taking the story of the Ashbourne headquartered electric tug company around the globe. Issue 2 is due out shortly – you can sign-up at

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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 […]