Products & Services Review Issue 810

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Exciting Jams with a twist!


The Jam Lab was founded in 2020 by Shaquille Hinds. After working as a chef in Michelin starred restaurants across Europe, Shaquille dipped his culinary knowledge and experience into creating unique jam flavour combinations that you will be hard pressed to find in any supermarket.

The taste of these jams will be with the fruit first, followed by a balanced complimentary flavour. All of the jams are dairy free and suitable for vegetarian and vegans.

The mouth-watering array of Jams include Banana & Chocolate, Sliced Pineapple, Peach & Passionfruit and Pear & Ginger Jam among many others, and there really is something for every tastebud!

Shaquille recently exhibited at the amazing BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham, and the Jam Lab was among the inspirational products for you to taste and buy for the perfect summer picnic. Theses jams can be eaten as a spread on toast, sandwiches, croissants or crackers and cheese, and they will elevate your porridge or rice pudding and give a unique twist for desserts in cake, pancake and doughnut fillings.

One Facebook reviewer commented, “Fantastic flavour, sweet/savoury with the perfect amount of spice –delicious! Highly recommended” – time to try for yourself?


In this issue of Products & Services Review, we are pleased to announce Protek Products as our Specialist Timber Coatings and Treatments Manufacturer of the Month.

As winners of the Family Business of the Year Award at the 2022 Somerset Business Awards, Protek prides itself on its excellent customer service and has done since the company began in 1981. Started by husband-and-wife team, Eric and Janet Thornborough who recognised in the early 80’s that environmentally friendly products could be used to develop a waterbased wood preservative. After some extensive R&D, they came up with a range of water-based paints and timber treatments for the shed and fence manufacturing industry, and Protek Products was born.

“We are very proud of the service we give to our customers. We are always available at the end of a phone to discuss colours, projects, and orders. We manufacturer everything at our Somerset factory, ensuring good lead times, and can be highly responsive to colour trends,” stated Harriet Farquhar B.Sc. Joint Managing Director.

Protek currently provide a large range of water-based paints and timber treatments to a varying customer base including large timber merchants, the garden leisure industry, garden buildings companies, architects, and individuals. Many of Protek’s paints over the years have been used on TV programs such as ITV’s Love your Garden and Channel 4’s Great Garden Plot with Prue Leith. Further to these services, the company still also provides concentrated treatments for the shed and fence manufacturing industry across the country.

In recent developments, Protek has just launched two highly performing products for the construction industry.

ESP Panels and ESP Timber, both of which are ideal solutions for those working in or as Timber merchants, DIY stores, garden centres, or completing a garden/ upcycling project.

ESP is a collaboration between GTC (Gloucester Timber Company) and Protek. The ESP range is designed to prevent the ingress of moisture into timber products, which has been an age-old problem within the timber industry for many years.

Harriet explained more on ESP Panels, “ESP Panels is an edge sealant for panel products such as plywood. The edges are sealed which stops the ingress of water and the delamination of the panel product. They are independently tested and proven to make plywood stronger and last longer.” These are perfect for external use and high-humidity areas as the product ensures that any holes or air pockets are completely covered. The application can be with a brush, stippling the product into any voids and overlapping the corners of the edge/face by around 5mm.

ESP Timber is a water-based end grain timber preservative and is to be applied to any cut, bored, or drilled pressure treated timber to ensure it maintains its user class. The innovative formulation has been designed for use against wood rotting fungi and, mould and other growths on hard surfaces. In order to maintain the integrity of the protection, it is vital to always apply an end grain preservative treatment to freshly exposed areas.

Protek has been transforming gardens for over 30 years and has remained consistently professional throughout. With some personnel changes in 2017 that saw the retirement of Eric and Janet, their two daughters, Harriet Farquhar and Rebecca Rackstraw have since held the sole responsibility for the running of the business.

Witnessing a huge increase from customers who developed an interest in gardening throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, the demand for paint was unprecedented. Fortunately, for Harriet and Rebecca the trend continued and has helped propel Protek to the forefront of the industry as one of the leading timber coatings and treatments manufacturer.

2023 looks promising for the company as it looks to increase its sustainability profile. “By sourcing and formulating with the best and most sustainable products available, we hope to develop further our environmentally friendly product range,” said Harriet. As the company increases its range, its customer base will also inevitably grow. Ready to welcome new clients and show them the world of Protek, long may customer reviews such as ‘Your company's approach to your customers shows the true value of your family run business’ continue.

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The Motorhome & Caravan Show 2022 was back at the NEC Birmingham from 18th-23rd October for the first time in three years and was a resounding success. This is the UK’s biggest show for campervans, motorhomes, caravans, trailer tents, UK and European travel destinations and related accessories.

With a record-breaking 104, 521 visitors over the six days household names like Coachman, Swift and Bailey were delighted at the volume of interest and

sales. Terry Dulllaghan, Managing Director at NCC Events was ecstatic with the results, “We’re over the moon to be back delivering another successful event with the biggest audience the show has ever seen. We have seen a huge influx of people who have a brand-new appreciation for the outdoors and exploring what’s right on their doorstep and it’s pleasing that this has resulted in a strong level of sales for our exhibitors.”

Last year’s show included all the latest vehicles on the market including VW

approved campervans, luxury motorhomes and even electric bikes. Trade delegates were invited to climb inside vehicles to get a feel of size capacity and view interior layouts.

The show also featured essential travel accessories such as SATNAVS, electric tow cars, awning collections, chip theft deterrent systems and smart home security for added peace of mind when you’re away travelling.

The Motorhome & Caravan Show 2023 is

The Pavillon Royal campsite benefits from an exceptional natural setting, in the immediate vicinity of beaches carpeted in fine sand and pine forest. Located between Biarritz and Bidart, it affords unrestricted views overlooking the ocean and enjoys a privileged environment along the Basque coastline. The Pavillon Royal boasts some 309 pitches dedicated to holidaymakers with caravans or with tents. You also have the opportunity to rent a mini-studio or apartments and mini-studios.

The Pavillon Royal offers numerous services to ensure you have a very pleasant stay including a swimming pool and its paddling pool, a playground, a gym and a massage parlour, a restaurant and a grocer’s shop to satisfy your every culinary pleasure.

Each pitch is just a few minutes’ walk from the sea front. The beach has direct access from the campsite and is the perfect spot for lounging around, going for long walks, swimming and surfing, as well as being the most wonderful playground for children. Within this exceptional natural setting, let yourself be lulled by the melody of the waves to the rhythm of the sunshine.

More than a camping holiday, staying at the Pavillon Royal is a genuine opportunity to be at one with nature.


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Outdoor Revolution

At Outdoor Revolution, we take pride in being the market leading and pioneering manufacturer of high specification family tents, caravan, motorhome and driveaway awnings. We remain at the forefront of functionality, quality, value and flexibility for over thirteen years.

Therefore, we are delighted to be showcasing our fantastic NEW ranges of caravan and driveaway awnings in Hall 1, Stand 1042.

The Esprit Pro X range is based on the newly developed, single inflation connective system which enables sections of the air frame to be isolated with lock off valves. This ground-breaking

system offers total ease of inflation & deflation with total peace of mind.

The Sportlite Air range is designed with robust, high strength but lighter fabric, which is perfect when trying to keep weight down. The NEW Sportlite Air 320EX also features an integral tall extension, which can be used for storage space, dining area or extra bedroom space. Go Light – Go Sportlite!

And finally, our ‘award winning’

Movelite Driveaway range a firm favourite amongst campervan & motorhome enthusiasts. It offers high specification & quality for reassurance and the 2023 range now offers complete versality with a host of add on options such as porch door extensions, front canopies, and generous sleeping annexes, available in both polyester and polycotton.

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back at the NEC Birmingham from 17th22nd October.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: Blue Diamond, Camp-tec, Caravan Beds, Chesterfield Manufacturing, Jewel Ultra (Diamondbrite), Le Pavillon Royal Camping Caravaning, Trans Cool & Wildjac. Further details can be found on this page and the next.

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Chesterfield Manufacturing UK Ltd: Modern, Harlequin, Patchwork & Leather Chesterfield Sofas

Asuperb range of unique Chesterfield sofas, from the gorgeous multi-coloured coloured Harlequin range to the luxury and modern contemporary range.

Your new Chesterfield sofa is unique and handmade here in Britain by experienced craftsmen, using only the best high quality leathers and constituents.

When you discuss your requirements, you deal direct with the manufacturer, who will be able to give you essential advice where needed when you place your order.

Transcool iiequii

iiequii delivers a range of portable cooling products, and in 2023, we are celebrating 21 years of Transcool at the NEC Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show. This compact evaporative air-cooling unit with green credentials, is the perfect portable air-cooling solution to pair with any leisure activity. It delivers cool clean air from four directional vents, is incredibly light weighing only 1.5kg and uses only 1.7amps all the way down to 0.7amps, while still being powerful enough to give you cool air in your Caravan, Motorhome or tent etc.

Dog owners love this tried and trusted product, it gives them piece of mind while travelling. The Transcool partnership is just one part of our journey to bring you the ideal solutions for any of your travels. The newly relaunched Smart Ice range is just as exciting, offering an array of Smart Cool Boxes, both powered and unpowered, supporting you through the hottest days. Giving you the freedom to use as a freezer to store your home cooked food, ice ready for any occasion, keeping your dog’s raw diet frozen or fresh, for those longer stays away or as a perfect addition to your home and garden to enjoy with friends and family.

We focus our leisure market on the support of clients with practical solutions from basic cooling to fully efficient off grid power solutions. These products have brought

further excitement to both old and new customers alike, making our re-launch even more rewarding. Our clients love our experience and welcome our helpful approach.

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Caravan Beds: Making Caravan Mattresses & Caravan Bedding

Caravan Beds has created a new turnable, customisable, quality mattress designed for the leisure market. No matter if the bed is symmetrical or not, it will still be turn-able. We fit tailored fillers that are specially designed to stay away from your feet, giving you a good night’s sleep.

The best thing about going to places with your caravan or motorhome is to sleep peacefully and comfortably,

an even better thing is to not have to replace your mattress every few yearswell with the Caravan Bed’s new pocket sprung mattresses, you can ensure both things happen.

Caravan Beds, add filings to both sides of the mattress, ensuring it is both cosy and durable, this allows the mattress to last twice as long, saving you a lot of money. Not only this, but Caravan Beds also makes mattresses and

toppers to whichever shape you would like. Beds in Caravans or motorhomes can sometimes be different shapes to allow more room to walk, but with

our mattresses, you can enjoy bothmore room to walk and a long-lasting, relaxing sleep.

For more information, please contact us on: 01622 963973 or 07711 557265. Showroom Address: 2-3 Diamond Works, Maidstone Road, Nettlestead Kent ME18 5HP. Email: or visit our website:

Camp-let Trailer tents: Experience the ultimate freedom on two wheels

lightweight, which means you can also tow with an electric vehicle without the concern of it affecting the range vastly.

The name Camp-let is made up of two Danish words: ‘camp,’ which is the same as camping in English, and ‘let,’ which means easy. These two words have been Camp-let’s motto since 1969.

Fancy sleeping under the stars? Or heading off on an adventure, taking things one day at a time? A Camp-let is the obvious choice if you’d prefer not to invest in a caravan but would still like to have the freedom to head off anywhere

you like on holiday. The combination of Danish design and robust craftsmanship gives you the comfort of a caravan and the freedom of a camping holiday. A Camp-let is very

Add a variety of accessories such as bicycle racks, storage lockers, kitchens, to tailor your trailer for your style of holiday.

There are 2 models available, the North and Passion. We have a selection of dealers that showcase these for us, and also will be available to view on the Camperlands stand in Hall 4, Stand 4230 at the NEC in Birmingham. More information and our retailer network can be found on the website:

Wildjac: Homegrown Distillery

Wildjac is based in the heart of the Wyre Forest in Bewdley and is nestled above six and a half thousand acres of British oak, silver birch and Douglas fir trees. The history of the forest gave us the inspiration for Wildjac and our home at HQ houses our shop, gin school and tasting session’s right next to this incredible forest.

We are constantly working to source the very highest quality botanicals and spices for our range of gins, rums, vodkas and nonalcoholic botanical blends. Our passion is for homegrown and locally foraged ingredients from deep in the forest, grown at home or organic fruit from our local fruit farmer in Hopton Wafers. Douglas fir from the forest

and lemon balm from our garden – the natural world around us influences and inspires us.

As delicious as they are sustainable, Wildjac’s spirits are hand-bottled using recycled glass bottles featuring recycled labels, FSC certified wood stoppers and biodegradable closures.

Our range of spirits is also available at our Wildjac HQ shop in Bewdley, online at: and at independent retailers and farm shops across the UK. Part of the 1% for the Planet programme, Wildjac donates 1% of all sales revenue back to local charities.

Visit us at Wildjac HQ, Bewdley Business Park, Long Bank Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 2TZ.

Diamondbrite: Protect, Clean, Care

Jewelultra are very proud to have celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2022 and are the largest and longest serving manufacturer of Paint and Upholstery Protection to the UK Automotive and Leisure Industry. Our mission is to provide the very best quality chemicals to all our customers with unrivalled service levels, which are consistently seen as efficient and professional.

2022 was the first full year of our new Diamondbrite Ceramic Paint, Fabric and Leather protection being available, which as with everything we sell is made at our factory in Loughborough. After 4 years of product testing and development, Diamondbrite Ceramic takes Paint Protection to a new level of performance never been seen before. The product can only be applied by one of our trained applicators and comes with a Lifetime Guarantee, which protects paint from the effects of Bird Lime (If washed of as soon as possible), Tree Sap, Insect marks, the suns UV rays, Fading and Acid Rain.

In addition to the lifetime guarantee (if applied professionally) the customer receives either a box or ‘Luxury Doctors Bag’ aftercare kit. These contain after care products from our latest Ceramic Range including Ceramic Glaze, Ceramic Blast Snow Foam and Ceramic Shampoo as well as a luxury Buffing Buddy Microfibre Cloth and Microfibre Wash Pad. All these, and many more, products are available to purchase from our website:

If you use PANDS10, you will also receive a 10% discount.

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The UK’s first major print show since 2019

The Print Show 2022 was an outstanding success with exhibitors and visitors leaving extremely positive feedback from their time at the event.

The show took place at the NEC in Birmingham on 20th-22nd September 2022 and was the events first in person gathering for three years due to COVID-19. Hundreds of attendees and exhibitors from across the UK came together to discuss the latest innovations, concepts and industry news within the print market.

With many exhibitors rebooking their place immediately for the 2023 show, organisers were extremely happy with how the show

went. As the only exhibition entirely dedicated to the UK print market, the show gives direct access and opportunity for visitors to get close and personal with the biggest brands in the print industry as well as some of the UK’s most recent up and coming emerging brands.

There was plenty of technology on display for visitors to witness first hand live demonstrations of including printing presses, finishing kits, wide-format printers and 3D print innovations. The atmosphere

was lively, buzzing and overall extremely welcoming and friendly.

Don’t miss out on The Print Show 2023, which is set to take place on September 19th-21st in Hall 17 at the NEC in Birmingham.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: Digipress, Direct to Plate (DtP Ltd) L&M Imaging, Optimus MIS, Soyang Europe & The Printers Marketplace. Further details can be found on this page and the next. For more information, please see below:

Soyang Europe: Manufacturers and distributors of wide and grand format

printable materials

If you’ve read our news about Soyang Europe acquiring Josero, you’ll know already that we are now in a position to service your hardware requirements with the added expertise of Josero added to the Soyang Europe team. Soyang Europe and Josero are partners for print solutions from Fujifilm, Jetrix, Mimaki and Ricoh. Further, we stock a broad range of field-proven

finishing systems and productivity-boosting print room equipment and accessories. Got questions? Want a demo tour?

Call us on either: 0161 765 3400 for Soyang, 01954 232564 for Josero or email:

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L&M Imaging releases the 1170 RapidColor at the Print Show

L&M Imaging launched the versatile 1170 RapidColor at the Print Show in September 2022.

With high-speed (up to 457mm/sec), high-quality (up to 1,200dpi), and fourcolour inkjet printing.

Fade, scratch, and water-resistant ink. Variable data printing powered by Xitron software. Whatever, you’re printing – envelopes, post cards, beer mats, shopping bags, cardboard boxes, napkins and more, your imagination is the limitation to

what you can print with the 1170 RapidColor!

The 1170 RapidColor mobile offers professional quality printing on a mobile stand with flexible height adjustment to perfectly fit your needs over an existing conveyor system allowing easy integration. Other conveyor systems and feeders to suit all types of substrates and packaging are available from L&M Imaging.

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Digipress Print Solutions

Digipress, which formed in 2004, has grown significantly over the years, and we are now a very experienced competitor in the large-format printing industry.

Using the latest state-of-the-art printers and finishing tools, we specialise in printing and installing a wide range of high-quality graphics, including hoardings, POS and

retail displays, window vinyls, office refits, exhibitions and events, banners and much more, making us extremely versatile, and a go-to solution for all large-format print requirements. And should you need something designing, then our team of designers can take full control of your objectives.

We also have exceptionally quick and efficient turnaround times, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a competitor who is more affordable than us.

And what you’ll really like about our company is that we have a really friendly and knowledgeable

West Yorkshire are leading supplier of imaging technologies and service for both graphic and industrial applications.

L&M Imaging can trace it history back more than 130 years to the Linotype & Machinery Company based in Altrincham. Over the past 30 years, L&M Imaging have successfully applied a broad range of optical, imaging, laser, and digital-electronic technologies to meet the business needs of its customers.

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Customer Support team, which will manage your project effectively at every turn of the production process, guaranteeing that we align ourselves with your specific goals and unique needs, making sure that your print project is hassle free.

And what we at Digipress enjoy most of all is establishing repeat business and long-term relationships with our clients.

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Direct to Plate Ltd (DtP Ltd) Pre-press Automation Specialists

With over 25 years of experience within the Printing Industry, working throughout the UK and Ireland and more recently in Europe, DtP Ltd has evolved as a company from the onset of the Computer to Plate systems in the UK’s newspaper industry. Now specialising in full Pre-press automation, to partial automation to suit the customer’s requirements in the Commercial Print and Packaging Industry.

DtP, along with the supply of New CtP devices and Processors, also work with existing Plate Room systems, Kodak, FujiFilm and Agfa to Automate the Pre-Press Department with a bespoke plate Handling system, which is tailored to the Customer’s needs.

DtP Ltd have a wealth of experience from

conventional plate making to digital plate making. Customers can benefit from ongoing maintenance contracts to ensure the equipment runs to its full potential. DtP Ltd also offers a 24/7 telephone and online support line and technician availability. At present, DtP Ltd has installed and is servicing over 200 installations, which include pre-press equipment for newspapers and commercial printers, CTP devices, plate processors and optical punch benders.

DtP Ltd is the supplier of equipment from Krause Biagosch, Cron Europe, Nela, Beil and Heights.

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Optimus: The future of Management Information

The Optimus suite of software is an award winning and comprehensive (MIS) Management Information System that for the last 40 years has provided flexible and scalable solutions to Print Service providers worldwide.

An Optimus dash MIS, can produce fast, accurate, consistent quotations and manage the job through the complete process regardless of the product size, making it the MIS for: Digital, Wide Format, Flatbed, Sheetfed, Web, Screen and traditional Litho, plus any manufacturer that has Non print processes.

Whatever the market you as a Print Service Provider or manufacturer inhabit; an Optimus dash MIS can comfortably deal with whatever you produce or outsource. By delivering a tailored user experience, we can ensure it’s easy to understand, easy to automate, and easy to integrate with other software; this includes numerous e-commerce and accounting software platforms.

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customer base, which has received over a thousand orders from 6 continents since it went live in 2021!

A deliberate focus on Lean Manufacturing best practice; has also ensured that at the heart of Optimus, the focus remains on eliminating waste, whether as a key stroke or unnecessary processes which print buyers will not pay for. An investment in Optimus can maximise the profitability in every transaction by taking out unnecessary steps.

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Resient Labs launches Europe’s 1st

Antimicrobial Floor Polish

UK based resin specialist, Resient Labs launches Europe’s 1st Antimicrobial Floor Polish that combats harmful microbes like E.coli, MRSA and Salmonella for the lifetime of the polish. And even more satisfying to note is that there is no leaching of antimicrobial actives making your floor now even safer than ever before for you, your family, pets and the environment.

Reduction or indeed elimination of harmful microbes on surfaces not only helps to reduce cross contamination, but also improves the working environment, providing reassurance that employee heath and wellbeing is a priority. Coupled with reduced cleaning frequency,

less reliance on harsh chemicals and lower labour requirements, this product is really pushing the boundaries.

In addition to the unique antimicrobial properties, Resient has formulated the polish to be low in VOCs and completely eliminated the need for additives that lead to

ThePrinter’s Marketplace Limited are one of the leading UK suppliers of new, used and reconditioned parts for the printing trade. With an experienced team of engineers and electricians, they are able to identify which parts are required and offer alternative options to the manufacturer. Their motto is ‘Try The Printer’s Marketplace, you might find yourself a bargain.’

A recently updated e-commerce

website allows customers to sell their own spare parts, which are surplus to requirements. They do not charge customers to add parts to the website and only take a small commission fee once the item has been sold. They have a global

In 2022, The Printer’s Marketplace featured at The Print Show in Birmingham where they displayed a range of products and promoted their recent partnership with UV lamp supplier – UltraLight AG. Their display stand at the exhibition also gained recognition from Nick Hewer, formerly an aide on The Apprentice UK. The show was a great success which provided opportunities to meet new customers, vendors and suppliers – TPMP looks forward to participating at more trade shows in future.

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Every breath you take

the release of chemicals such as formaldehyde.

Alongside the Antimicrobial Floor Polish, Resient has developed a cleaner/maintainer which is free of phosphates and harmful actives, continuing the company’s drive to provide safer products without compromising on performance.


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surface preparation, the expert teams at The Preparation Group work hard to ensure every breath you take on-site is a safe one: dust. If not controlled, dust presents a major hazard to operators of machinery, trades in the local vicinity and the general public.

With our wealth of knowledge, over 30 years’ professional experience, and fleet of efficient, innovative machines; The Preparation Group offers dust extraction and filtration solutions that will contain toxic and hazardous dust, debris and/or airborne particles on every project – from 5m2 to 50,000m2

Selecting the best equipment is a challenge. Our onhand teams advise and guide you to secure the most effective equipment to make sure that potentially harmful dust can be dispersed, purified, eliminated and/or contained correctly throughout the duration of your project.

Our smart, high-performance vacuums can be matched to all models of equipment/tools, and efficiently defend

against exposure to harmful dust. The Preparation Group is always improving its fleet of innovative equipment, growing our knowledge and experience to ensure you can trust us to guide and advise you to deal with dust safely, diligently and effectively – no matter the project.

Contact our expert team today and start tackling dust on: +44 (0)1522 561460 or:

Specialist hygiene company achieves Zero Waste to Landfill as sustainable initiatives take hold

been the installation of EV charging points, the recycling of all toner cartridges, adding plants to the site to improve and restored biodiversity and the collection and monitoring of all gas, electricity, and water data to establish targets for reductions.

Raw materials are purchased from carefully selected suppliers, sustainability being a key requirement when choosing ingredients. Recent developments have also led to the introduction of concentrated formulations that reduce the number of deliveries and hence carbon footprint. Containers are washed and reused and wash-out water from both customer sites and the firm’s manufacturing facilities, is recovered and reused, reducing the amount of effluent being deposited into the environment.

Sarah Hobbs, Health, Safety & Environmental Supervisor at Christeyns Food Hygiene said, “Being one of the largest food hygiene providers in the UK, it is important for the whole team to lead by example and minimise the impact of our business on the environment.

Warrington-based Christeyns Food Hygiene has achieved Zero Waste to Landfill for the last two years as it puts sustainability at the heart of company policy.

By working in partnership with ACM Environmental, the firm has achieved exceptional environmental performance with Zero Waste to Landfill in 2020, 2021 and on target for 2022.

Christeyns Food Hygiene, as part of Christeyns UK, has been working on a strategy for reducing waste and emissions

and is part of a group initiative, Project Terra, which focuses on every aspect of the firm’s business in relation to sustainability and the environment.

Considerable budget has been invested in equipment and training to ensure facilities are as modern and efficient as possible. This has included installing low energy LED lighting across the whole site, creating a reduction in usage of up to 75%.

Other initiatives completed over the past two years have

More and more of our clients are focusing on green issues and it is reassuring for them to know that their supply chain is equally committed.”

Increased focus at Board level is adding impetus to Christeyns’ strategic goals on tackling environmental issues both on-site and in the wider community. A range of project are currently running to meet these goals, including motion sensor lighting, solar panels, hybrid and fully electric vehicles, and the re-using rainwater for washing out containers.

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Trusted when it matters: Robust cases for defence and broadcasting

protects personnel and equipment from the heat, humidity and freezing elements. This portable climate control system is ideal for remote locations with extreme temperatures.

Products and Services Review would like to honour quinquagenarian company CP Cases as our Protective Equipment Cases Company of the Month.

The company started out during the buoyant UK 1970’s music scene providing transport casing for rock legends like The Rolling Stones and Queen. The touring case for rock legends, The Who take pride of place in the reception headquarters in West London.

The company expanded its audience as its product line grew, providing solution for the defence military and outside broadcasting sectors predominantly, but supply transport solutions to a whole host more including medical, energy, police and security industries; whilst keeping ties with their touring roots.

The majority of products are specially customised from the CAD design process to manufacturing using the latest rotational moulding and CVC machinery.

One of their newest products is the VCC2 portable compact AC system. This 19-inch rackmount

The VCC2 Unit was teased to audiences at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) trade show in Amsterdam earlier last year. Laura Poole, Head of Marketing and Communication admits that protective casing is often a last thought to purchase by major companies, “We tend to be an afterthought in many industries. Companies often make cuttingedge equipment and then, at the final hurdle think ‘I need to protect this.’ We are often approached at trade shows by procurement or engineers who are looking for a bespoke transporting solution. We are


ITT Hub 2022

Innovation and Technology & Transport

(ITT) Hub is marked as the UK’s most important transport technology event. On the 11th-12th May 2022, ITT took place in Farnborough, UK at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

ITT 2022 was a resounding success and well-attended by many like-minded professionals from the commercial and passenger road transport sector. The EXPO showcased the latest innovations and technologies for bus, coach, truck, van, last mile, and autonomous vehicle fleets.

Over 110 exhibitors across the vehicles, warehouse, fleet management, software,

safety, and compliance sectors took place, some of which included Renault Trucks, Volta Trucks, DAF Trucks, Argent Energy, and TruTac.

As the industry slowly transitions to net zero ITT had some inspirational show floor features that included 10 of the leading bus and coach manufacturers and dealers who showcased their latest vehicles, as well as a new Government Hub that was a dedicated government showcase hosted by eight government

Argent Energy Fuels

Helping to decarbonise the world through the use of renewable fuels

Argent Energy is the UK’s premier supplier of distilled High Blend Biodiesels to the transport sector.

Incorporated in 2001, Argent have supplied millions of litres of High Blend Biodiesel to hundreds of bus, coach, and truck depots across the UK, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by thousands of tonnes.

All companies operating in the transport sector understand the need

to drive down CO2 emissions from their businesses, not only for themselves, but also for their customers. There may be no silver bullet to deliver net zero carbon emissions but there are many alternatives, and Argent’s High Blend Biodiesel is a simple drop-in-replacement for fossil fuel that can decarbonise your fleet at little or no additional cost and with minimal action required to switch immediately.

Being the first biodiesel producer accredited under The Zemo Partnership’s Low Carbon Fuel Assurance Scheme,

lucky enough to have everything in-house from CAD design to manufacturing and can get to work straight away.”

CP Cases take pride on implementing cuttingedge research into the factory through employing engineering graduates from the Queen’s University Belfast with latest KTP Associate, Alex McNabb, currently helping to digitise the manufacturing process within the factory to create a more efficient workflow.

In 2020, the company expanded

its UK site to incorporate a rotational moulding facility increasing its service capability and there are future plans to upgrade the CVC machines. With 90% of the orders requiring customised manufacturing, the company can now increase its global exporting of cases.

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entities and a new Talent Hub that was hosted by CILT and NOVUS who delivered daily presentations from key industry representatives.

Buyers from the frozen and chilled goods sectors and storage and distribution buyers were able to meet over 30 suppliers, see new equipment and the latest technology in the Cold Chain Hub, and the Future Logistics Conference, organised by Logistics UK, delivered a programme including some of the most influential and knowledgeable professionals in the transport sector.

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Argent is at the forefront of helping fleet operators reduce their carbon footprint on the journey to net zero, which helps decarbonise the planet.

To find out more about how you can significantly and simply reduce your carbon footprint, contact: or call Jordan Roberts on: 0151 305 8294.

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Supporting the dream of green energy, with the help of Industry 4.0

The 2015 Paris Agreement has forced many countries to present long-term strategies and nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to reduce emissions. One strategy is to transform waste into usable fuels and Raven SR is a clean fuels company dedicated to achieving this. However, the company uses a process that requires high temperatures and precise

control to maintain efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

To streamline Raven SR’s energy transformation process, industrial heating technology company Watlow provided extensive expertise in thermal system design, as well as Industry 4.0 control.

Raven SR is a clean fuels company that transforms municipal solid waste, organic waste and methane into high-quality,

clean hydrogen and synthetic fuels. These synthetic fuels are Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuels, meaning that they are produced from a gas-to-liquid polymerization technique that converts carbon monoxide and hydrogen into liquid hydrocarbon fuels that can act as substitutes for petroleum products.

For more information about Watlow, Industry 4.0 or environmental applications of thermal systems, visit: or to find out more about Raven SR and its projects, please visit:

On a Roll!

Printed laminate containing over 30% PCR content

Cake Décor is the UK’s largest manufacturer of cake decorations, producing extensive ranges for Plant Bakeries, Blue Chip Food Manufacturers, Artisan Businesses and Major UK Supermarkets.

They were founded in 2006, owned by Orkla since April 2021 and have built a strong reputation for quality product and the highest customer service. They have a ‘right first time’ approach to NPD and have innovation at their very core, so when Waitrose wanted to change to printed film for their Ready to Roll Icing it was an easy discussion to have to suggest changing from a traditional laminate to one with post-consumer recyclate to beat the Plastic Tax being introduced in April.

According to the Government website, the new tax is being introduced to “Encourage the use of recycled rather than new plastic within plastic packaging. This will in turn stimulate increased levels of recycling and collection of plastic waste, diverting it away from landfill or incineration.”

“Moving to a PCR film was made easy by working with National Flexible. It ran first time on our packing lines and both we and Waitrose are very happy with the result,” said Robert Simpson, Cake Décor. T 01274 685566

How does the supply crisis and rising costs affect food safety?

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Food safety has to remain top priority

The cost of energy, raw materials and transport has soared in recent months with global markets in the midst of a deep supply crisis. As we entered a phase of market restructuring post COVID, the invasion of Ukraine and the isolation of Russia has dealt us another blow, with energy and raw materials supply issues fuelling market instability.

A situation that means increased focus on reducing costs as a priority. How do you do this without compromising food safety and avoiding other more serious problems related to health, safety and reputation? And this is not just a UK but a global challenge. Reducing cleaning and disinfection is incompatible with ensuring food safety. Optimising is not cutting back, rather, it is about finding new, more efficient and sustainable tools and products that can lead to savings in time, water and energy consumption, which are the main factors contributing to the cost of hygiene operations. This is where a hygiene partner plays a key role, providing advice on establishing routines and standards that ensure the suitability, quality and effectiveness of the services provided.


Beating obsolescence in specialist equipment

Obsolescence issues beat on the door of any organisation that operates complex engineering equipment. Specialist equipment manufacturers such as Drallim already seek to ensure that their products provide a very long life, but this is now being driven even harder by end users aiming for greater sustainability and ‘green’ credentials. In truth it just makes great economic sense to the user and creates real customer loyalty, while minimising global resource consumption.

Drallim has been committed to longevity of its products throughout its 60+ years of trading. Indeed, examples of its Rotary Selector Valves, Compressor Desiccators and Cargo Hooks are regularly returned for service and repair with some having

seen over 40 years’ continuous service. Obsolescence issues are inevitable over this sort of period, but careful management and planning have allowed them to provide these very long product support periods. Electronic equipment

provides the most significant challenges and even over relatively short periods of just a few years component availability can dry up suddenly, as has happened for many users during the COVID crisis. Establishing long term support contracts


with key customers allows planning ahead to mitigate problems arising by using smart procurement techniques, stocking of components and or redesign exercises.

Increasingly Drallim Industries is seeing demand from new customers for obsolescence review and reverse engineering services to produce vital spare parts with a failed supply chain. Projects have included special manufacture of obsolete metals, redesign, and qualification of electronic assemblies through to reconstruction of specialist fabric assemblies and redesign of cast or forged components for low volume supply.

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Grand Designs Live 2022 launched alongside Green Living Live

Grand Designs Live 2022, took place at the Birmingham NEC last October for its annual five-day event. Hosted by Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud, the show featured brands, expert talks and demonstrations giving visitors the chance to discover new products and explore the latest technologies and designs across build, kitchens and bathrooms, gardens and interiors.

As a new feature to the 2022 show, Green Living Live launched alongside Grand Designs to focus on how we can all work towards building a sustainable future.

Green Living Live was dedicated to showcasing ecofriendly products and services from companies that

The UK’s leading drilling contractors

Dragon Drilling hit the ground running at the Grand Designs Exhibition 2022 where visitors and other industry professionals were both excited and interested in its Water Boreholes and Ground Source Heating services.

Serving many leading renewable heating installers nationwide, Dragon Drilling are experts in installing ground source boreholes. Ground Source Heating is both innovative and sustainable utilising the earth’s natural heat resources to, reduce fuel bills and carbon emissions. The heat that is harnessed from below ground can then be used to heat homes, domestic buildings, or commercial facilities anytime of the year.

Capable of producing three or four times the energy put into the heating system, Dragon’s ground source heating services

can deliver heat 24 hours a day, for both hot water and heating. It is also reversible to provide cooler temperatures for the summer. The ground source system replaces your fossil boiler, can add great value to your property, if you’re wanting to sell and can also help reduce your carbon footprint.

If you’re looking to establish a self-sufficient water supply, Dragon Drilling also specialise in the design, installation and maintenance of Water Boreholes. This is particularly useful if you currently use large

volumes of water and are faced with costly meter charges from your mains supply. It offers a reliable pressure and is ideal for farms, caravan parks, leisure facilities and properties with unreliable water supplies. Boreholes are drilled to extract water from underground and Dragon Drilling offer the complete service including water treatment. If you have a high water demand then the borehole can pay for itself within two to three years.

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Traditional pizza ovens impress foodies at Grand Designs Show

The Pizza Oven Shop was back at last year’s Grand Designs Show at ExCeL London demonstrating two of its most popular pizza ovens: Clementi and Igneus Classico to food lovers. The Clementi is an Italian-manufactured oven and is dubbed ‘the King of fire’ for its wood-fired cooking prowess. Perfect for the pizzaiolo in your life the oven bakes restaurant-standard pizzas to perfection. With a constant flow of oxygen into the fire through holes in the oven chamber, the temperature bakes pizzas quickly so your hungry guests won’t have to wait long. However, the oven is not just for pizza, it is ideal for roasting Sunday meats and baking delicious artisan sourdough bread too. With a choice of heating options from wood-fired, gas-powered and dualfuel, the Clementi really is an oven for modern times.

The Igneus wood-fired pizza oven is ‘Good Homes’ approved and perfect for those sunny afternoons entertaining guests. The dome-shaped oven can bake two 12” pizzas in an incredible 60-80 seconds. With the Igneus you can forget hours of roasting potatoes in conventional ovens as the oven chamber will easily fit two large roasting tins of all your favourite seasonal vegetables.

The Pizza Oven Shop range also includes other brands

such as Gozney, Ooni and Delivita and a full-range of baking and roasting accessories. The company can even deliver wood, charcoal and Igneus pizza sourdough balls to your door!


For more information, please see the website below:

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put sustainability at the heart of their business.

Offering invaluable inspiration, Grand Design Live attracted over 400 exhibitors giving visitors access to the best architects, building suppliers, kitchen and bathroom designers, bespoke furnishings and designers in the industry.

Expert advice from RIBA architects, interior designers, landscape designers, planning and eco experts were all on hand to discuss visitors’ own grand designs as well as offering one-to-one

consultations on a first come first serve basis. Grand Designs Live returns to Birmingham’s NEC this year from 4th-8th October 2023, and sooner to London’s ExCeL from 29th April to 7th May 2023. This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: Dragon Drilling, El Fuego World, Fuji Health Treadmills & Quality Shops Online. Further details can be found below.

Fuji BeHealthy Treadmill, Perfect Exercise Partner

Fuji BeHealthy Treadmill, stylish, trendy and compact. Meticulous craftsmanship manufactured to exacting precision; the smart running machine makes home running more enjoyable. Its futuristic design will blend in any décor.

Its minimalist streamline design saves the much-needed amount of space compared to the traditional treadmill to achieve your daily exercise goals.

Fuji BeHealthy Treadmill replicates the real running experience and uses the best performing cushioned running belt: four layers of anti slip platform, solid, quiet and durable, main deck shock dumping –intelligent cushioning system.

Strong, Quiet Smooth, a pleasant

experience; every step is extremely comfortable.

It’s also ready built saving hours of assembly.

Built-in LED touch screen display clear and intuitive, free control

of the running speed: aerobic, brisk walking or slow running; it's easy to count steps, distance and calories burnt, body fat detection and heart rate detection.

Sensitive and accurate is equipped with a safety key to stop the machine in case the user is falling preventing injuries; the machine has an automatic standby function.

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Eco Fuego: Seriously hot smokeless firepit

The Eco El Fuego emits no wood smoke pollution and produces only 1.4kg CO2/ hr – that’s 90% LESS pollution compared to other Firepits that produce on average 7-15kg of CO2/hr! Not only that, one single Eco Fuego replaceable refill, is easy to store and can burn as long as 60-70 logs 70 wood logs!

In addition to being significantly more kind to our planet by using

a 100% sustainable vegetable wax, it’s super easy and fast to light instantly without the fuss of preparing kindling. It’s also lightweight, simple to move around or store, and, when you are not using it, our specially designed Firepit top not only extinguishes the fire instantly but protects the firepit from all weather and turns it into a usable tabletop in-between use.

But it’s not just the ECO credentials and practicality that

make the ECO Fuego a serious, award-winning firepit – most importantly, its smart design means it throws out serious heat without the wood smoke so friends and neighbours don’t smell of bonfires at the end of the evening. It’s a Firepit that’s perfect for use at any outside events or special occasions or just for moments shared with family and Friends.

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Bealies Adaptive Wear Blink Optician Management Software

Medpage falls management products

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My name is Caron Mcluckie, I am a 56-year-old mother of three children, Theo, 27, Emile, 20 and Esther, 18. We live in Stockport and for nearly 30 years I have worked as a mental health social worker. In January 2016, Emile had suffered a spinal cord stroke which had left him paralysed from the chest down. Emile has coped with this traumatic event; his resilience is astounding. Emile has no bladder or bowel function, and we must selfcatheterise to empty his bladder.

It soon became clear, once we got into our daily routine, that clothes did not fit him properly while he sat in the wheelchair. More importantly, even the

comfortable joggers that Emile likes to wear did not provide easy access to catheterise. After looking around the market I couldn’t find anything suitable, so I designed my own bespoke joggers with a unique opening to enable comfortable dressing and self catheterising. They are higher at the back to avoid sagging while sitting and transferring to ensure everything is covered! The joggers have a slim fit leg (which is fashionable presently) and we will also have a regular fit for people with more muscle mass on their legs, to ensure a better fit for different disabilities and all shapes and sizes.

Blink OMS was launched in 2011 to provide a simple, intuitive & affordable paperless system for independent opticians. Features include; Patient Recalls, Practice Diary, Clinical Data Recording, Dispensing and eGOS. Being completely web enabled, Blink OMS can be used on any device and from almost anywhere and so makes accessing your key practice information quick and easy.

The latest eGOS feature makes submitting your GOS forms smooth and (relatively) painless. Used by both high street and domiciliary opticians, the system

has so far been used to submit over 200,000 GOS forms to PCSE.

Now with over 150 users and prices ranging from just £50 to £145 per month, Blink OMS is fast becoming the first choice for practices new to electronic record keeping, as well as being a highly recommended option for independent opticians looking to migrate from outdated desktop solutions. Ask the Blink team about switching from your current provider.

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have manufactured and distributed fall prevention and detection products for over 25 years. We specialise in products for one-to-one care, or small groups in a Care Home or Hospital. Our systems are robust, easy to set up and use, and have a proven track-record in helping to reduce falls, in domestic and professional care establishments.

How can they help reduce falls?

Many falls occur when a person at risk from falls leaves their bed or chair, particularly during the night. By detecting an exit from the bed or chair early a carer or guardian gains time to attend and help the person, usually preventing the fall.

What options are available?

Medpage supply a diverse range of equipment for detecting bed and chair exit. There are for example, simple bed alarms, chair alarms, or multiple use products for combining bed and chair monitoring, to allow the person to move from their bed to their chair. There are systems that use a cabled pressure mat sensor connected to an alarm controller, or pressure mat sensors with a self-contained alarm transmitter to signal a radio pager. Carer alarm notifications can be by a single or multiple user pager or alarm receiver, or an external alarm device. You can find out more at: product/product-fall-detection

A small investment in care home furniture can lead

Rise and recline chairs enable residents to sit with their feet elevated and their backs reclined. This is extremely comfortable, plus a great position for circulation, joint pain and relaxation. To change position, just press a button; good news for pressure sore avoidance. The same applies when the resident is ready to leave the chair… tap a button to gently stand. Usually, care home staff are responsible for helping residents sit, get comfortable and stand. And let’s be realistic, this is demanding physical work. So not only do rise and recline chairs improve quality of life for the resident, they are immensely beneficial for staff too.

As for adjustable beds, it’s the same story. Residents may need to sleep at an elevated angle, or with their feet raised, depending on health needs. They may require help getting out of bed, and some adjustable beds do that too. Again, these are aspects of care that usually involve staff bending at awkward angles.

The impact of appropriate care home furniture can be measured in monetary terms; better health saves money. But more importantly, they can be assessed by the quality of life of residents and staff alike. The simplest changes can have far reaching consequences.

If you are interested in discussing any of our healthcare products please call us on: 0800 808 6584.

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Life without boundaries

Alife without boundaries is now a very real possibility for many amputees with the new Freedom QUATTRO Knee by PROTEOR.

This latest Microprocessor Controlled Knee (MPK) from PROTEOR harnesses the power of Hyper Active Real Time Technology (H.A.R.T) Control Technology to track individual walking styles and respond to changes as fast an anatomical knee. It’s the first MPK to provide a distinctly personalised experience resulting in a custom gait which users describe as the ability to ‘walk like me’ but that’s not all this powerful MPK has to offer.

MPKs can have a significant effect on what is achievable for those that find using prosthetic limbs for higher impact activities like golf, cycling, and dancing, challenging. The Freedom QUATTRO offers 20 customisable, activity-specific modes; such modes allow the behaviour of the knee to be tailored based on individual needs whilst performing a given activity. The result is a knee that supports you to not only take part in but also enjoy your favourite activities. A great example of this is Golf Mode, which limits the amount your knee flexes while playing golf.

Modes are easily controlled from the Freedom Innovations patient app. The app gives patients a degree of control over the device by allowing you to fine-tune it and keep your movement comfortable by

altering settings like resistance by up to 10%. Clinicians also have a specialised app – Gait Lab, allowing simple set up in clinic for both the prosthetist and patient, minimising time spent in clinic and giving you more time to do the things you love.

The Freedom QUATTRO also features key functionality like on-board keypad control allowing you to check battery status, manually switch activity modes or set and release flexion lock, IP67 water ingress certification, and a manual lock conveniently located in the app or via the knee keypad.

Jade, a patient who recently trialled the MPK said, “The QUATTRO knee has genuinely changed my life, I’ve never felt as normal as I did with it! Its capabilities were amazing, I even went back to the gym, which


EBME Expo 2022

Since 2009, The Electronic and Biomedical Equipment (EBME) conference and exhibition has been the go-to event for healthcare professionals and all those involved in the procurement, maintenance, and training for a wide variety of healthcare technology. Each year, EBME attracts hundreds of healthcare technologists, clinical scientists, EBME managers, doctors and nurses, service managers, IT managers and directors to its two-day programme.

The latest EBME Expo took place on the 28th & 29th June 2022 at the Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, and it was the biggest EXPO yet, using a larger venue, which allowed for two conference halls and an exhibition hall.

The 2022 EBME Expo focussed on innovations in medical equipment technology and maintenance on day one and medical equipment management, procurement, and training on day two. Offering numerous networking opportunities, each day featured 14 speaker sessions and three workshops that concentrated on understanding how technology can deliver improved patient outcomes at lower costs, as well as providing technical demonstrations.

AES Environmental

With an aim to continue professional development, each conference delegate that attended also received a certificate for their continuing professional development record. The Expo bought together over 110 exhibitors as well as welcoming Rob Brothwood, Senior Operating Department Practitioner at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital, as the Chairman for the additional conference area, who was on board to welcome Specialist EBME Technicians, Operating Department Practitioners (ODP’s), Theatre & Recovery Nurses, Anaesthetists, Surgeons, and more to the event.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: AES Environmental, Braun Medical & Ortus Group. Further details can be found below.

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IFC delivers on a range of Air Filtration and Contamination Control solutions. From manufacturing air filtration products, laminar flow, biological and cytotoxic drug safety cabinet to supporting the qualification needs of our customers with our on-site services division.

As a cog within the AES Environmental group, that started in Australia and slowly migrated west, IFC manufactures a range of filtration products in the UK and a technologically advanced air jack, exporting to over 35 countries, including Australia. AES Environmental can trace its roots back to the 1920’s and

Braun and Company Limited: Celebrating

175 years of business!

Braun and Company Limited are manufacturers of medical equipment in the UK with over 70 years of experience in the Healthcare Sector. As a manufacturer of quality precision engineering products, Braun coinvented the first self-compensating tourniquet machine and we have been successfully supplying our product for 60 years.

Our top selling model is the reliable pneumatic SCT 2x2 Twin Cuff Self-Compensating Tourniquet Machine featuring four gauges. Two indicate the set pressure and two indicate the cuff pressure thus allowing the operator to constantly monitor the actual cuff pressure as well as the pre-select

pressure eliminating the need for a pressure check button. The Braun SCT 2x2 is designed to accommodate dual limb pressure whereby each limb can be inflated or deflated independent of the other and different pressures may be set for each limb, which is also a useful feature for the Bier Block technique.

The SCT 2x2 has a long lifetime and with recommended periodic servicing, the longevity of our product can be increased for many more years.

Our tourniquet is manufactured in the UK with the guarantee of spare parts availability for ten years.

All these features make the SCT 2x2 one of the most reliable and cost-effective tourniquet devices on the market. We also supply electronic models, if required.

Our team has the knowledge and professionalism to deliver the highest quality products and after sales service. Training courses for maintenance and user training can be provided on request.

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Corpuls medical devices showcased at EBME Expo

Corpuls defibrillator/monitoring systems (such as the corpuls3) have defined the standard in the specialised pre-hospital environment due to their unique ergonomics and implementation of the most recent technology, including a touch screen monitor and iOS integration.

Part of the corpuls range includes the corpuls mechanical chest compression device; corpuls cpr – with key design advantages for in-hospital treatment, particularly in the Cath Lab. The unique rotating arm grants free access to the patient’s thorax at all times, with no limits for patients with a larger body mass

(it is also approved for use on children from the age of 8).

The range of corpuls medical devices were

showcased to the healthcare professionals in attendance at the 2022 EBME Expo. The twoday event attracts attendess across a range of medical professions. Delegates join together to hear about, and see, the latest innovations in healthcare technology.

This year, corpuls will be exhibiting at the EBME Expo once again, located at stand G11 to demonstrate the full portfolio, including Insight Asset Tracking equipment. Make sure you save the date and register for the Expo this year – 28th–29th June.

Corpuls devices are exclusively provided by the Ortus Group in the UK.

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is something I never thought I’d be able to do again. I really think it will make a massive difference in so many amputees lives.”

You can enjoy life without boundaries too. To see if you’re eligible for NHS funding and to arrange a 30day trial, speak to your prosthetist today.

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has extensive experience in engineering and manufacturing. Today the group has a strong focus on quality, compliance, engineering and in-house manufacturing. This focus has helped the group to deliver numerous bespoke laminar flow projects in recent years, including: the largest Class II BSC ever produced in Australia, custom downflow booths with temperature and humidity control, BSC’s fitted in to vans during COVID and many other projects.

Whatever business area you operate in, effective air filtration and contamination control is vital for your products, processes

and people. With ILAC, ISO and BSI accreditations, IFC is the partner of choice for those critical applications.

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Digital care management system streamlines patient care

Healthcare Matters recognises ingenious practices in healthcare systems and this month would like to award AutumnCare the Company of the Month Award for outstanding computerised care innovation.

AutumnCare is a revolutionary electronic care management system designed to eliminate time-consuming paperwork in residential and domiciliary care settings. Providing total integration between care planning, medication compliance management, risk reporting and family communication on one electronic platform allows for person-centred care and clinical governance.

Chris Sharman, Sales Manager AutumnCare explains the modus operandi, “We help care services improve their efficiency, strengthen compliance, and reinforce the delivery of best practice care, all through the implementation of innovative digital solutions. We are making many lives better.”

Before establishing AutumnCare, years of meticulous research looked at frontline care industry needs in conjunction with user-friendly electronic databases. Company founder and Executive Chairman Stuart Hope launched AutumnCare in 2002 to appreciative care companies across the UK.

Beverly Walton Care Home Manager from Whitehaven Rest Home noticed the difference to her care staff team immediately, “We changed to AutumnCare in January 2019 and there were so many positives. The team really listen to feedback, changes are made and we are involved in the development process.”

The AutumnCare Desktop records staff profiles, staff competency reviews and access to eLearning staff training portals. Staff can safely administer patient medication on the electronic medication administration record (eMAR) and restock at the touch of a button on AutumnCare Medicate. The Medication reporting system is fully complaint with The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) The public body of the Department of Health and Social Care. This effective

reporting device eliminates risks of missed medication incidences and allows for trained nurses to complete their rounds quicker.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) the care regulatory body has reviewed AutumnCare’s electronic healthcare system and commented, “Care records were personalised and had been regularly reviewed to reflect people’s care needs. Care Plans contained information about people and their care needs.”

Person-centred planning is paramount to AutumnCare and the AutumnCare Desktop allows for comprehensive reporting from resident profiles and care plans. The AutumnCare Family system links to the AutumnCare desktop by allowing family members to sign care plans and runs a portal to post photos of residents to family members.

Internet outrage and hacking are everyday mitigated risks in electronic healthcare across the UK.

AutumnCare has offline functionality providing safe continued access in the event of an outrage allowing staff to focus on primary care needs of residents and patients. AutumnCare fully understands the risks posed by cyber-crime including data hacking and malicious malware. A dedicated team of IT experts conduct regular, robust data security testing to ensure the

smooth running of the systems and are available for user technical support.

AutumnCare is certified by The Cyber Essentials Scheme run by the National Cyber Security Centre.

The AutumnCare Desktop is also available as a mobile app. Nurses can quickly access the app from the point of care allowing for a streamlined care reporting system.

AutumnCare is a worthy recipient of our Company of the Month Award for its comprehensive electronic care management system designed by nurses for nurses. Chris Sharman explains why he thinks AutumnCare is the leading digital solution package in the elderly care sector, “We have the most comprehensive clinical document set on the market. Unrivalled by our competitors, this contains hundreds of forms, charts and assessments to capture detailed data on your residents. Embedded clinical best practice tools and prompts throughout the system ensure the delivery of the highest quality care at all times. We are also able to develop bespoke interfaces and custom-made forms and assessments.”

For more information and to book a demonstration of AutumnCare today, please see the details below: T 0800 0092121


Expertly teaching implantology to the dentists of tomorrow

Students can become an anonymous number in a welloiled machine. We offer personalised mentoring from industry experts to help students get the most out of their studies. Maria Negro is our wonderful dedicated postgraduate student support manager who supports our students’ wellbeing.”

Furthermore, clinicians have access to a three-day cadaver course on complex surgical implant procedures. Dr Martyn Cox recently completed the cadaver course and was astounded by the volume of content covered across three days, “We had access to sinus lifts and grafting and were able to successfully plant three implants in situ across two days!”

Healthcare Matters is always looking to showcase companies exceeding expectations and this month is no different. We are delighted to honour VSSAcademy with our Company of the Month Award for services in private implant dentistry.

VSSAcademy provides a pathway of implant training for registered private dentists practicing across the UK. Established in 2002 by renowned oral surgeon Dr Fadi Barrak, the Academy is now based across Coventry, Birmingham, Glasgow and London. Dr Fadi Barrak is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and Senior Lecturer at The University of Lancashire. As course lead for the MSc Clinical Implantology and the Certificate in Implant Dentistry, he is responsible for the cutting-edge curriculum content. The MSc comes so highly recommended that places fill up quickly, Alan Goldie Managing Director confirms, “Our courses offer comprehensive up-to-date training in implant dentistry. We recommend early bird 2023 applications now as our intake is filling up quickly!”

The MSc runs across two academic years on a part-time basis allowing registered dentists to balance

clinic work with further studying. Hybrid learning is offered throughout the UK and Ireland with a fully blended learning curriculum.

With expert supervised teaching and clinical patient surgeries, dentists leave the course with an MSc in Clinical Implantology from UCLan. The MSc has received rave reviews from previous students like Ashish Pandit, “The course has great faculty members and I had heard great reviews from other professional colleagues. The part-time nature of the course allowed me to navigate clinical practice with further specialised knowledge of implants.”

VSSAcademy provides the knowledge modules from hand-picked faculty associates and UCLan partners with the latest clinical trial research and academic journal reviews to inspire dissertation choices. It is the perfect professional collaboration and with the personal touch that VSSAcademy offers students are well looked after. Alan Goldie explains why pastoral care is so important to the students, “We want to create a lifelong connection with our Postgraduate students. Universities are often blindsided by their own business philosophies.

Undergraduate dentistry pupils have now been given the exclusive opportunity to study a short course on Medicine for the Dental Professional usually only reserved for second year MSc students. It is this ability to think outside the box by offering bespoke courses that has afforded VSSAcademy an excellent dynamic reputation within the industry. The nature of implant surgery requires access to human tissue and students are lucky enough to have access to a specialist unit at University of Warwickshire & Coventry to learn and practice surgical skills in a safe environment.

This clinical access ensures that VSSAcademy is at the forefront of medical and digital changes in implant surgery providing students with the latest vanguard technology.

Dentists that have been restoring implants for years often come on the cadaver course and are inspired by complex case placing. The course gave Dr Nicola Ritchie a new ‘thirst for knowledge.’

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is essential in dentistry to enable dentist professionals to offer a full range of surgical expertise and VSSAcademy offers a leading certified pathway for the dentists of the future.

For more information on the MSc, Certificate and Three-day course, please contact Alan Goldie: T 020 80128400

Alan Goldie, Managing Director, VSSAcademy

Healthcare Estates:

The UK’s largest event for healthcare engineers and EFM professionals

Healthcare Estates 2022 took place at Manchester Central on 4th-5th October 2022.

The event saw its return, post-pandemic, to a live occasion, which was the biggest in its history with record numbers of visitors (approximately 5,000 across the two days), exhibitors and speakers including five keynote sessions.

There was a packed conference programme across the 4 Key Themes of Workforce, Engineering, Capital & Strategic Planning and Net Zero. Presentations covered a wide range of topics all of which demonstrated both the range of challenges being faced by the sector but also the rich vein of technical and specialist expertise and knowledge as well as innovation available to meet and support those challenges.

The exhibition provided a unique marketplace for visitors to meet and network with organisations who directly support the healthcare estates industry and almost half of the exhibitors in 2022 were IHEEM Company Affiliates.

There was also a record number of entries to the Healthcare Estates IHEEM 2022 awards and tickets for the prestigious ceremony and gala dinner at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel quickly sold out.

Healthcare Estates continues to be the UK’s largest event for healthcare engineers and EFM professionals bringing together and providing the opportunity to network to all those involved in the planning, design and build alongside the management and maintenance of all aspects of the healthcare estate. It will once again take place at Manchester Central on 10th–11th October 2023. For enquiries about how to exhibit or register to attend, please contact the team at:

If you would like to be considered for the 2023 conference, you can submit a presentation summary via:

Architectural Wallsz: Modular Healthcare Solutions

Architectural Wallsz designs and installs specialist, prefabricated wall systems for the healthcare, educational and commercial sector. Using modern offsite fabrication techniques, the plug-and-play walls are fully relocatable and reconfigurable, accommodating any future changes to their application. This gives the product a longer lifespan, reducing landfill waste and overall lifespan costs.

With this modern method of construction, Architectural Wallsz have designed a modular Segregation Pod for infectious patients, which operates under negative pressure at 5-10pa using built-in HEPA 14 air filtration with 99.997% purification efficiency. The Segregation Pod is a plug and play system with the ability to integrate plumbing, medical gases and electrics. The walls are finished with Thermofoil, an antimicrobial material and infection prevention gaskets are added to create a seamless finish.

Modular prefabricated healthcare solutions, designed by Architectural Wallsz, support NHS trusts in their plans for a higher proportion of single rooms. They can be configured in a way that supports best practice and higher protection for both the patients and the staff. AWallsz are tailored to overcome the challenges created by the unique features of each hospital’s footprint and patient friendly designs meet clinical briefs and help to promote excellent outcomes, on budget and on time.

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Professional gas consultancy showcases training courses at Healthcare Estates show

MGPS Services Ltd are an independent medical gas consultancy company offering accredited training to medical staff in the UK and abroad. At last year’s Healthcare Estates Show at the central convention complex in Manchester the company showcased its extensive training portfolio.

MGPS Services run a range of courses including medical gas pipeline systems (MGPS), porter and nurse training on

gas cylinders and dental air and vacuum systems (DAVS) at their dedicated training centre in Bristol, which can also be delivered on customer sites. All courses are certified in accordance with HTM02-01 with some courses being accredited to Level 4 BTEC qualification.

All training courses are run by leading professional experts in that field.

MGPS Service also provide Medical

Gas consultancy services, including AE(mgps) Services, AP(mgps) duties.

View the website today for all your medical gas training and project management needs.


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The Pharmacy Show 2022 celebrates its 15th year running

Warmly welcomed back, The Pharmacy Show 2022 returned to Birmingham’s NEC on the 16th17th October, for one of the most anticipated get togethers for the all those involved in the healthcare profession.

The organisers were thrilled to bring together so many members of the industry – offering inspiring new content, training courses and helpful resources for improving patient care. The event was a huge success and gave many exhibitors a platform to promote their products and solutions as well as giving visitors access to the best educational content and multiple networking opportunities.

200+ expert speakers

With the loom of COVID-19 still in the air, exhibitors and visitors were happy to continue face-to-face networking

with customers and brands, building new relationships and showcasing/ demonstrating their new products and services. Exhibitors experienced two successful days of business and networking with products covering a broad range of categories – from automatic dispensing to skincare, pharmacy software, education and training.

150+ educational speaker sessions

At this year’s show, the conference program was inundated with industry professionals who delivered industry related keynote sessions across all nine theatres. With the fast emergence of Strep A towards the end of last year, The Pharmacy

Nutritional iron deficiency

The world’s soils (UK included) are very low in minerals. There is a direct link between soil health and human health, starting with the nutritional value of crops and “In the last ten years there has been a decrease in iron concentrations in green leafy vegetables by 43%” according to Dr Zoue Lloyd-Wright BA. (Hons)., BSc (Hons), Ph.D. Further studies show absorption of iron supplements in healthy individuals as low as 37%, and many consumers report unwanted side effects. This can be due to the condition of the iron atom as well as other variables such as gastric acid production.

The Health Factory Nano* Iron completely bypasses the gut,

is absorbed as nanoparticles directly into the cells (unlike many conventional iron supplements) and does not require solubilisation in the stomach prior to its uptake. It is 100% pure, bioavailable,

Show 2022 also offered a Strep A Test and Treat Service that involved many training workshops throughout its opening hours for anyone who wanted to register.

The next edition of The Pharmacy Show will be taking place on Sunday the 15th and Monday 16th of October 2023 at The NEC in Birmingham.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from this year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: 9Ways Digital Media, Centred Solutions, DHN (Sky Premium Life), ECG Healthcare, ExPD, GA Distribution, Linkwave Technologies, Noble Naturals, Skins Sexual Health, Precision, Rayner, The Aristocrate Group, The Vegan Society, Versapak & Vitality CBD. Further details can be found on the next three pages.

uncompounded iron. No taste. No smell. No side effects.

“Game changing product. 3rd trimester anaemia was affecting my quality of life. Within three days of daily nano Iron supplementation, I noticed a huge reduction of my dizzy spells, and more energy. No ill effects that typically come with iron supplements, and it’s quite refreshing to drink. Thank you!”

– Keri P (customer)


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Vitality CBD Oil & Gummies

Established in 2018, Vitality CBD is a UK-based CBD brand that provides customers with trustworthy, safe and simple-to-use CBD products. We understand that every CBD user is different; that’s why we work to deliver a diverse range of CBD products to suit every need. Through the incredible versatility of CBD and our own passion, we have created the UK's favourite range of CBD oils, topicals, edibles and vape products. Naturally, all of our products are FSA approved – but we go a step further. To ensure our customers get exactly what they pay for, we conduct third-party lab testing on every batch of CBD we use. These lab reports are available to view on our website,

just enter the batch number on our product packaging to see the corresponding report.

We never rest in our search to bring the best CBD products to our customers. Recently Vitality CBD launched the CANABAR range of disposable CBD vapes perfect for those looking to try vaping CBD. Explore the range and discover why we are the UK’s preferred CBD brand. We are proud to be stocked in a range of trusted retailers including Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy, Tesco and ASDA, as well as thousands of independent retailers and pharmacies.

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Complete eye-care solutions recommended by eye surgeons

Rayner has been a worldleading surgical ophthalmic product producer for over 70 years. It is the UK’s only manufacturer of intraocular lenses (IOLs) used in cataract surgery, and also produces a complete eye solution service.

At last year’s NEC Pharmacy Show for pharmacy professionals, the company showcased its premium AEON eye drops for dry eyes. The team spoke to pharmacy delegates about the effectiveness of the AEON eye drop range designed specifically for pre and post-surgery. These

eye drops also offer soothing relief from general dry eye symptoms.

With 75% of cataract patients typically suffering with dry eye disease there is high demand for a quick, remedial solution. AEON eye drops are recommended by eye surgeons and are designed to help with ocular eye surface diseases before and after eye surgery.

They always have been, I hear you cry! And of course, you have a very strong argument but with how the world has changed in the last few years, people are more valuable than ever.

How easy or more accurately difficult, has it been to recruit the right people for your business in 2022?

Our marketing specialists, working with some of the most exciting businesses in the UK have seen a shift in focus from customer acquisition to recruitment of staff. This is due to normal recruitment channels not meeting demand and marketers being asked to change tact to building awareness to what a great career you could have as well as a great product to buy!

Before we go any further, we are not a recruitment company, far from it, but we do have an answer to your people problems and in doing so, your need to control costs in times of recession.

Ask yourself this, are your staff focused on the work you want them to focus on? Are they focused on your core activity or doing work that others could do? Others like us!

: Your marketing: We provide a hybrid approach to localised marketing. Our Precision Connects platform www. will enable you to place highly targeted campaigns, aimed at an audience that is most likely to respond to

your message and who live in a location that is relevant. All online, free to use and at a quantity that fits your budget. Slightly baffled and in need of help, simply call us on: 0808 123 123 5 and we will walk you through your options.

: Your essential mail: We provide the means to outsource your physical communication be it bills, statements, reminders, final warnings through to marketing comms such as newsletters and welcome packs. To save you money, we look to automate the processing to take away the need for people involvement while reducing your everincreasing postal costs.

: Your pick, pack and distribute! You may be a brand owner who is keen to develop a direct-to-consumer channel for your product. You need a healthcare specialist, MHRA accredited with a carbon neutral warehouse to stock and distribute your product who has the digital expertise to create a single product e-commerce solution on your brand website.

People are our most valuable commodity too, let them help you grow your business in 2023.

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HEALTHCARE TV: Join the digital media revolution

We produce health and Wellbeing channels for broadcast in GP Surgeries, Dental Practices, Local and Specialist clinics and many other areas of healthcare. On-screen content is tailored to your practice requirements to ensure your TV channel addresses patient communication like never before.

9Ways Digital Media has teamed up with the NHS and some of the biggest names in broadcasting to harness the power of digital media for healthcare environments. Our TV channels are scheduled with professionally sourced health and wellbeing messages. The video content is designed to deliver patient engagement, reduce your contractual burden and educate patients in your waiting area.

Television in all its forms it still the

AEON PROTECT PLUS provides longer lasting eye lubrication for relief from moderate to severe dry eye with its clinically formulated 3% cross-linked sodium hyaluronate, which supports elevated viscoelasticity. AEON REPAIR is enhanced with vitamins A and E, and offers relief for corneal ulcers and inflammation post-surgery. Both are preservative and phosphate free and are fully compatible with contact lenses for assured peace of mind.

For more information on AEON talk to our National Account Manager, OSD, Barrie Bell on: +44 (0)7702 253488 or visit:

most popular way of watching videos. Produced by awardwinning broadcast professionals with extensive NHS experience, we deliver impact and emotional response. These are two of the key components driving real-world behaviour change.

A comprehensive schedule of engaging short-format documentaries and public health

advisory campaigns is at the heart of patient and customer engagement. Your on-screen content is managed by scheduling experts to reflect up to the minute public health advice and seasonal health issues.

Installing a ‘proper’ TV channel in your surgery or clinic is like having another member of staff constantly promoting your services and information every day!

9Ways Digital Media is your ideal partner to deliver easily accessible and engaging on-screen information, creating a patient-friendly and yes, a quieter, waiting area.

Call Joe at 9Ways Digital Media now on: 0161 850 9599 to find out how we can help your Practice join the digital media revolution.

The Vegan Society: One World.

Many Lives. Our Choice

VEG 1 is the supplement range designed for vegans, by vegans.

Developed by The Vegan Society, VEG 1 supplements include key nutrients that vegans may find tricker to obtain, such as vitamin B12, vitamin D, iodine and selenium. There’s a VEG 1 for everyone. The range offers nutritional support for the whole family, including those as young as six months with its latest product VEG 1 Baby and Toddler.

Launched in November 2022 and first saw at The Pharmacy Show, Baby and Toddler is a strawberryflavoured liquid multivitamin especially for mini-vegans six

months to four years. It combines the nutrients recommended for this age group, vitamins A, C and D, with additional nutrients suited to a vegan diet, vitamin B12, iodine, and selenium. The new product sits alongside standard VEG 1, a chewable multivitamin specific to vegans and available in orange and blackcurrant flavours. Affordability is at the heart of the brand, with a six-month supply of VEG 1 retailing

at just £12.70. Both products are available to purchase directly from The Vegan Society’s webshop, Etsy and eBay stores, plus a selection of retailers worldwide. Interested in adding VEG 1 to your shelves? Get in touch today.

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In 2023, more than ever before, people will be our most valuable commodity!

Sky Premium Life: Vitamins & food supplements

At Sky Premium Life, we believe that the paragon of beauty is health, and our company is the realisation of a dream to help others enhance their health and wellbeing.

Our background in a pharmaceutical company, with facilities in Athens and Thessaloniki, meant we were able to organise a product research and development department, staff it with highly qualified personnel, secure all production certificates, and make the first luxury nutritional supplement line become a reality.

Luxury for us is the high quality of raw materials and high production standards based on strict pharmaceutical standards and GMP protocols and a scientifically based selection of the right nutrients in the right combination and in the right context.

Luxury for us is our beautiful packaging, inspired by the

Skins Sexual Health: Innovators in intimate care

Art Deco style of the 1920s, an era characterised by euphoria and creativity.

We were inspired by our natural environment, the Mediterranean, by the respect for people and nature, by the sun and the sea that colour our whole life. We have created unique formulas with vitamins and herbs that support specific health needs, along with a wide range of basic premiumquality food supplements, for general wellbeing and vigour.

We are member of PAGB (https://, all our products in UK market are approved by PAGB.

Our journey has begun. Join us.

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The Aristocrate Group

Are you a storeowner looking to offer your customers a new, innovative product that addresses a common need? Look no further than period pants!

Period pants are a game-changing alternative to traditional period products like pads and tampons. They offer all the protection needed during the menstrual cycle, but with the added benefits of being comfortable, discreet, and environmentally friendly. Made from super-soft and absorbent fabric, these pants are designed to hold various flows during your cycle, ensuring that your customers stay fresh and dry all day.

But the benefits of period pants don’t stop there. They are also environmentally friendly, helping to reduce the amount of waste created by disposable feminine hygiene products.

Period pants are a product that your customers will love, and they will appreciate the convenience of being able to wash and reuse them instead of constantly having to purchase disposable options. Plus, by stocking period pants, you’ll be offering a

Centred Solutions

Agrowing number of community pharmacies are turning to hub and spoke models for repeat prescription dispensing.

Centred Solutions, experts in hub and spoke technology, has seen significant growth in the uptake of the model over the last 12 months with pharmacies investing in automation and becoming early adopters ahead of proposed legislation changes.

Managing Director, Paul O’Hanlon, said Paydens Pharmacy, Medipharmacy and Pearl Chemist were among the first to start using variations of the FLOWRx Hub automated solution in centralised dispensing facilities where medication is dispensed for pharmacy spokes. Benefits of this central fill model include freeing up time in store for face-to-face patient care, reducing the risk of human error in the medication dispensing process, significant cost savings coupled with the ability to grow revenue.

Other pharmacies using FLOWRx Hub include Lalys Pharmacy, Peak Pharmacy, Sigcare, AR Pharmacy and Lo’s Pharmacy.

“The beauty of our solution is it is scalable so customers can implement it in stages at a relatively low cost. Taking the first step on the journey is enough to impact and grow your business, freeing up capital to then invest in the next level of automation. There are options our there for everyone, that will allow pharmacy to operate more efficiently,” explained Mr O’Hanlon. Find out more: or

solution to the problem of period waste, which is a growing concern for many consumers.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to offer your customers a unique and highly-demanded product. Start carrying period pants in your store today!

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Sexual wellness is about so much more than safe sex. Aside from reproduction, regular sexual activity – whether with a partner or alone – can be a vital component in the creation of intimacy and pleasure and can offer many benefits to your physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Studies worldwide have shown the impact that a healthy sex life can have on our health and happiness, and as a result, we are seeing an increase in the uptake of sexual wellness products far beyond the scope of traditional condoms. In fact, the sexual wellness category is set to be worth over £100 billion by 2030, making now the perfect time for pharmacists worldwide to invest in this important and ever-growing category.

Thankfully, this is where Skins Sexual Health can help. Since its conception in 2006, Skins Sexual Health has grown to offer a complete portfolio of the best in sexual wellness consumables

and intimate healthcare products. A complete sexual wellness company with many years dedicated category expertise, Skins Sexual Health is renowned for creating unrivalled, efficacious, highquality, award-winning products designed specially to empower everyone to enjoy a more fulfilling, pleasurable, and healthy sex life. Passionate about offering the very best pleasure range, please get in contact to see for yourself why Skins ultra-clear, natural feeling condoms, long lasting, silky smooth personal lubricants and expert-led proprietary performance products will keep your customers coming back for more.

To find out more about Skins Sexual Health and to discover its range of award-winning products, please visit:, email: or call: 01636 593943.

Graham Anthony Distribution

Graham Anthony Distribution was established by Graham Anthony Quinn in 1988. From small beginnings to the exclusive supply of top international brand.

The Business has grown over the years and we distribute to Pharmacies, Department Stores, spas, and Salon’s within Ireland.

Graham Anthony’s continuous re-investment in the company has ensured that we have become the number one skincare distribution company in Ireland, including cosmetic Brands and Dermatology Brands. By expanding our warehousing facilities, we have been able to house our

growing international brand portfolio.

In July 2012, we successfully launched into the UK market, which enabled us to create further employment within Ireland and the UK.

We remain one of the biggest suppliers of skincare, haircare, gifting, on both markets, with more interesting additions to our ever-expanding portfolio planned.

Phyto hair care, Payot, Filorga, Mustela, Uriage, SVR, Topicrem, Isdin, Apivita, Nesti dante, M2 Beaute, Rexaline, Lierac, Lazartigue, Aroma works are internationally recognised brands we work with.

To become a stockist, contact Graham Anthony Distribution at: T +353 1 8222711 GAcosmetic

Phyto was conceived by nature and the power of plants. Phyto is all about hair care by botanical plants.

From Greek phyto=plants, thera=treatments and trix/tricos=hair.

Popular products include:

Phyto Hair Color | Phyto Shampoo | Phyto Conditioner

Phyto Hair Vitamins | Phyto Hair Serum

Phyto is known for creating luxurious hair products that deliver effective results without any harmful chemicals or parabens.


Phyto products rate between good and amazing with their hair loss dietary supplements being the best with their nutritional oil and volumizing shampoo also receiving excellent ratings.

Phyto offers plenty of solutions to slow down hair loss and stimulate hair growth. From the iconic Phytocyane to the innovative Phytophanere, this brand offers hair loss solutions for every need.


loss treatment.

Contact Graham Anthony distribution: Call: +353 01 822 2711


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ExPD: Barcode tracking, data capture and collection systems

ExPD showcased their MICS system at this year’s Pharmacy show. This is typically used in unmanned pharmacies for controlling medical stock and prescribing to patients. The system allows for an accurate track of meds providing visibility of stock levels, reorder state, use by dates, recalled items etc. The system directly accesses the DM&D database for consistent NHS product info and uses GTIN barcode scanning to ensure accurate data recording.

Additionally, ExPD demonstrated integration to smart cupboards/ lockers to provide ease of access to meds and the removal of manual keys and locks. Secure access to the cupboards is granted by the

MICS system to dispense medicines where set criteria is met.

Some of the benefits of using MICS include:

: Reduced reportable clinical incidents

: Increased speed and accuracy when issuing meds

: Gain complete visibility and

ECG Healthcare: Leading excellence in healthcare delivery

control of all medical inventory

: Meds and CDs are inaccessible to all but the issuing prescriber

: Manage inventory by batch number, expiry date and time in stock

The Pharmacy show audience were very impressed with the new technology developed by ExPD. Will Harris of ExPD said, “We were really impressed with the positive feedback and look forward to working with the visitors who took time to look at our system.”

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Linkwave Technologies certified multi-port wired IoT gateway for medical devices

As a Direct Partner to Lantronix, Linkwave Technologies supply the EDS-MD® WIRED IOT MEDICAL DEVICE GATEWAY into Healthcare Trusts and other medical institutions. Specifically designed for the medical industry, the UL and IEC-60601 compliant EDSMD® medical device gateway provides mission-critical device connectivity, allowing remote access and management of virtually any electronic or medical device. EDS-MD offers 4, 8 or 16 individually isolated RS-232 serial ports with a Gigabit (10/100/1000Mpbs) network interface. Going above and beyond the IEC-60601

requirement, EDS-MD provides galvanic isolation on all ports to ensure the highest levels of safety. If a grounding problem occurs, the operation of the EDS-MD and other connected devices are not affected. Device management

capabilities are supported by Lantronix Device Management SaaS offerings—monitor, manage and troubleshoot your IoT assets with ConsoleFlow™, the ready-touse software platform. Chris Ryan, Sales Manager for Linkwave said, “The EDS-MD is a popular product within the Healthcare sector offering robust wired connectivity that allows secure management of mission critical data and visibility of connected medical assets.”

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ECG Healthcare is a group of companies with a singular focus of leading the development and innovation of excellence in healthcare delivery. Our mission is to positively affect all levels of healthcare from training to delivery, with the goal of enhancing patient care. After 20 years, ECG are continuing to grow and with the passion of Jane Lambert, our CEO (pictured right) and our amazing team, the company now not only offers training to multiple healthcare professionals but we also offer services such as clinical staffing and professional support and a private clinic in Milton Keynes.

We are so lucky to partner with some amazing businesses such as Boots, Asda, Lloyds Pharmacy to name just a few and we are also very passionate about supporting the NHS as their pressures grow. We are so proud to say that we train 35,000 healthcare practitioners annually (predominately those who work in primary care) all over the United Kingdom with our most popular courses being Vaccination training, BLS training and First Aid training. Our clinical trainers are either paramedics or nurses delivering accredited training both online and face to face sharing their

own experience and knowledge with the delegates and make training fun and informative.


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Versapak showcases NEW cooling element for medical carriers

After a two-year hiatus, Versapak was delighted to be back exhibiting at the Pharmacy Show, engaging face-to-face with new and existing customers.

Versapak manufacture a wide range of reusable tamper evident bags, pouches and security seals that can be used to keep sensitive and valuable items safe. On the stand this year, Versapak showcased its range of tamper evident pouches and carriers that are used to store and transport medicines, vaccines, paperwork and other pharmaceutical items.

These products are vitally important to the Healthcare industry as they provide various storage, security and transport needs for specific jobs such as moving

blood, specimens or vaccinations, confidential records and emergency equipment. All products are secure, antimicrobial and fully customisable, so whether you work in Pathology, Haematology, Vaccine Centres, Pharmacies, GP Surgeries, or a Care Home, you will largely benefit from the range.

The newest addition to the Versapak medical range is a cooling solution that works inside Versapak medical carriers to keep the contents between 2-8°C for up to 30 hours. These reusable cooling

elements are self-insulating and come with an integrated insulation layer. Predominantly designed for customers needing an extended cold chain, the product has an FDA and EU-compliant film, involves no toxic ingredients, and is approved for food and pharmaceutical use. The Pharmacy Show put Versapak on the map as one of the most innovative and sought-after medical products manufacturers in the current industry. The show was a great success for the company and from it some valuable information was taken away that will help improve and expand the product range for the future.

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A safe and energy efficient drinking solution for mental healthcare

Healthcare Matters would like to award Hotspot Titanium our Company of the Month Award for its innovative solutions in healthcare water products.

Hotspot Titanium evolved from Inventum: A Dutch company primarily interested in innovative ventilator heaters and water appliances. With its headquarters still based in The Netherlands supporting mainland Europe there is now a corresponding sales office in Sheffield supporting UK customers. Jerremy de Jongh, Marketing Manager elaborates further, “We have fifty years of specialised filtered drinking water experience. Hotspot Titanium develops, manufactures, and

distributes high-quality conditioned water taps, heaters and chillers for various target groups. We aim to offer our customers an energy efficient way to stay hydrated. For each sector: healthcare, workplace and domestic residential, we have developed a unique range of products. Depending on the type, our products deliver a combination of boiling, chilled and ambient water. We also provide customer service and with warehouses in both the Netherlands and the UK, we can deliver quickly.”

Hotspot Titanium has developed a ground-breaking product: Qura for the healthcare sector in mind. The Qura range offers instant filtered chilled water and hot controlled water from titanium tanks for residents and staff of residential care and mental health homes. The tanks are water regulations advisory scheme (WRAS) certified offering assurance and peace of mind. With a two-button colour coded halo interface the operations are user-friendly for all residents. With Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards in mind the water temperature can be pre-programmed using smart electrics from android apps or iOS-remotely.

Titanium is one of the strongest, non-corrosive materials and is resistant to limescale residue offering integrated protection against microbial contamination. This mineral stabilisation technology uses solenoid valves to safeguard against the risk of contamination. With five filtration levels in a single filter cartridge and seven bypass levels, the Qura water filtration is exceptionally high quality. The filters are easily replaced which don’t necessitate the main water supply being turned out, for ease and convenience of larger residential care homes. The Qura chiller can offer upwards of 30% savings on electricity costs, which is advantageous during the current energy crisis, allowing care homes to save money on other aspects such as wellbeing activities for the residents.

One of the biggest problems in care homes is dehydration amongst residents due to memory loss or other health

conditions. The chillers can produce between 95-300 glasses of chilled water per hour perfect for usage during meal times negating worries of dehydration. The chillers have been ergonomically designed with health and safety in mind and there are no sharp edges, allowing for reduced ligature.

With a 20-year warranty offered on the Qura range and priority call-outs that are guaranteed to all care homes, the product offers peace of mind for all managers and staff.

The Hotspot Titanium team will be showcasing its product range, including the new Qura bowl: an indestructible sink and tap at this year’s Design in Mental Health Show from the 7th-8th June at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

For further information or to schedule a demonstration, please see the details below:

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Leaders in intelligent, creative solutions for Curtain Track and Blind Systems

Within this issue of HealthCare Matters, we have selected leading curtain track and blind manufacturer Goelst, as the recipient of our Industry Excellence Award.

Goelst UK Ltd was founded by Rolf E Goelst in 1979, starting out as a sole trader in interior products; its UK branch was created in 1991 in Harrogate. The company has expanded and gained unprecedented growth within the industry since the company’s inception. As an international company with its headquarters based in Holland, Goelst distributes its products across the world, supplying the global contract market with an

“We are firmly at the quality end of our market.” Mark continued, “We offer a level of service that our customers have come to recognise and understand adds value to their brand. We provide a level of support that gives our customers the confidence to turn their design specification into a deliverable solution.”

Leading the industry in intelligent solutions and creative innovations, Goelst maintains an expansive array of interior products and is versatile for an array

expansive range of high-quality curtain rail and blind systems. Providing fixing options for most surface finishes, Goelst offers an abundance of solutions to meet customers’ requirements including bespoke preformed options to accommodate a customer’s specific requirements and needs.

“Our curtain rail systems can be manual, electric or cord operated,” explained Mark Reeves, Director, “Our products are available in component form for our contract customers who prefer to carry stock, or assembled systems ready for installation. We offer excellent technical support, on-site support, and comprehensive advice to ensure the client gets the right product for their requirements. Over the past few years, we’ve been increasingly involved in developing highly technical products with designers and architects, so we have a really broad offering.”

Goelst maintains its own Research and Development department, enabling the company to create intelligent and creative innovations. Boasting numerous patents and design protections, Goelst are well equipped in creating revolutionary products that meet the highest standards and sets a high standard across the industry.

of industry. Among some of the industries that Goelst has provided for include hospitality, healthcare, commercial, automotive and marine.

With a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility, Goelst endeavours to ensure that its products remain as eco-friendly as possible. With production taking place in the Netherlands, the company is able to monitor its CO2 footprint and ensure that they provide the lowest possible CO2 emissions.

A new development for the company, Goelst’s latest offering is the G-Motion electric curtain track system.

“This features a technically advanced motor design to suit almost any application – it’s been received very well so far,” Mark explained.

G-Motion’s modular design means the system has an outstanding set of standard functionalities, including self-setting end positions, curtain protection systems, numerous switching modes and speed options, tandem motor systems, and a variety of input voltages. Notably, through the variety of protocols G-Motion contains, it is easily integrated with home automation systems. The G-Motion range is adaptable and compatible to use with Goelst’s existing high quality curtain tracks and accessories. It also features strong impact resistant synthetics and aluminium rail profiles, which are powder coated to a very high standard, allowing them to be curved yet still delivering silent and smooth operation. Sourcing the highest quality materials, such as Teflon allows the internal components of the

G-motion system to be hard wearing, Self-lubricating and UV-resistant. Due to G-Motion’s adaptability; custom options are available with features such as bending the rail to various radii and custom colours and finishes for made to measure projects.

In terms of the future plans for Goelst, Mark explained how the company plans to maintain and grow its dominating market presence. “I feel we have built a really solid foundation,” Mark said, “And in the short-term, we plan to continue building upon it and supporting customers. In regards to the long-term, we plan to continue with our organic growth, with plans to invest in new and updated equipment to allow is to increase our product portfolio and the range of services we offer.”

2022 has been a very positive year for Goelst, with the completion of a number of interesting and technically challenging projects and participation at trade events. We asked Mark about how the last 12 months has

been for the company. “It has been a very positive year! In what is still an extremely uncertain market, we have exceeded our expectations yet again.” Mark continued, “The G-motion programme has been complete for over 12 months, but due to cancellations over the last two years, 2022 was the first opportunity we have had to introduce the product to the trade at an exhibition, and the general reaction was extremely positive.”

Speaking once more with Mark about how the company feels about receiving our Industry Excellence Award, he told us that he feels, “We’re honoured! It’s amazing to be recognised for the products and services we offer and I feel immensely proud of the company and staff – It’s a real team effort at Goelst, we are nothing without the dedication and support of our staff.”

For any further information or to get in touch with the company directly, please see details below:

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One event for four connected industries

Battery Cells & Systems Expo is the UK’s largest battery technology conference. One event brings together four connected industries co-located with The Vehicle Electrification Expo, The Advanced Materials Show, and The Advanced Ceramics Show catering to all those involved in automotive manufacturing, electric utilities, battery system integrators, cell manufacturing and the entire manufacturing supply chain.

The event took place last year on the 29th-30th June 2022 at the NEC in Birmingham. The two-day exhibition delivered platforms of education, inspiration, networking and lead generation opportunities as well

as bringing together some of the biggest leaders and innovators across the industry.

The Vehicle Electrification Expo 2022 opened the eyes of automotive manufacturers to the latest powertrain solutions used to improve the

Lab cell up and running!

Over the past two years, Robafoam have been working on an exciting new venture. In 2020, we opened our first Battery Electric Vehicle lab cell, with the support of both the Coventry & Warwickshire Green Business Programme and Coventry City Council.

The robotic cell is part of our R&D Technical Centre, its main purpose is to provide support and testing for automotive customers. This includes designers and those who work in R&D who have been tasked with helping Britain achieve the government set goal of only producing fully electric vehicles by 2030.

One of the most significant and demanding challenges for the production of BEVs is the sealing of the large battery packs. Water ingress can obviously result in a significant fire hazard. A current option includes bonding the packs together with an adhesive which, although ensures a very effective seal, makes the separation of the pack for necessary servicing very difficult.

That’s where Robafoam’s sealing solution comes into play. Our robotically applied foam can provide

performance, efficiency, safety and sustainability of vehicles. Hundreds of exhibitors gathered to display their latest technology in electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturing.

The 2022 expo was a huge success housing over

4,500 industry professionals who came together from around the world to witness the launch of new products and demonstrations of the latest technology. This year’s show will take place on the 28th-29th June 2023 at the NEC, Birmingham. This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: Robafoam & Würth Elektronik ICS. Further details can be found below.

Moving into the future with high-voltage technology

high performance

water-tight IP rated seals which overcome many of the problems presented by these companies. Battery packs can be opened and closed without needing to remove the seal or causing the effectiveness of the seal to be compromised. Our Technical Centre has been designed to accommodate the size of the battery packs required for electric vehicles, to help with both R&D purposes and for full production requirements too.

For more information about Robafoam, please contact us on: 01926 336231, email: or visit our website:

Innovative electric drive systems play a crucial role in achieving climate targets and creating greater independence from the standard drives of today. Würth Elektronik ICS is keeping the momentum moving forward in the voltage range of 48 to 1,000 volts with its robust and highperformance power distribution units (PDUs).

Alongside digitalisation, autonomous driving and networking, electromobility is one of the four megatrends that is causing a stir not only in the automotive industry, but also for manufacturers of commercial vehicles, construction and

agricultural machinery. The European Union is aiming for an 80 to 95% reduction in CO2 by 2050 (compared to 1990), thereby only reinforcing this trend. We support our customers in achieving these goals. To this end, we primarily offer high-voltage solutions in the 48 to 1,000 VDC range, for example, high-voltage power distribution units, junction boxes or carrier boards for battery cells, in addition to the traditional products for 12/24-V electrical systems, which are also used in electric vehicles.

High-voltage solutions

Würth Elektronik ICS develops customer-specific high-voltage PDUs to electrify highperformance drive systems. These PDUs ensure stable and secure connections in the voltage range of 60 VDC to 1,000

VDC for optimal distribution of power between battery, on-board charger, inverter and other consumers such as heaters or DC-to-DC converters. The PCBbased solutions in proven pressfit technology deliver space, cable and cost-saving designs, low contact resistances and high levels of mechanical stability.

Please contact the UK team at: for more information, or see our website: – Intelligent Power and Control Systems.


Exclusive leather company turns 70 this year

away in 2019 and he is sorely missed by many in the industry. We are carrying on his legacy of selling highquality leather goods at a competitive price point and I have taken on the role of Managing Director in his absence.”

Products and Services Review are delighted to introduce Golunski as its Company of the Month for its exclusive specialist small leather goods.

Michael Golunski came to the UK as a Polish refugee and founded M Golunski & Co in 1953. Jim Mercer was Michael’s first retail customer after previously focusing on the wholesale market. Jim’s eldest son, Jamie Mercer later purchased the business in 1982 working alongside Michael for two years. Jamie continued local manufacturing until 1999 when manufacturing was moved to the Far East where it remains today.

Jamie was well known and respected by many in the industry. His strategy of maintaining high stock levels with a diverse range of value for money products solidified the company’s high reputation. Jamie’s wife Joyce elaborates further, “Unfortunately Jamie passed

The family-owned company sell a wide-range of leather items including ladies wallet purses, gents’ notecases, mini bags, credit card holders and travel accessories. The high-end accessories are made from an assortment of leathers including cow hide, sheepskin, goatskin and exclusive Italian leather. One notable collection described by Joyce is the beautiful Caribbean range.

“The stunning Caribbean range remains one of our bestselling ranges. This is sold in a variety of bright multi-coloured options and is supplemented by classic solid colours for those who may be feeling less adventurous. A wide collection of ladies wallet purses in styles, sizes and price points ensures that this range has something for everyone.

“Our gents’ notecases remain highly popular despite increased mobile contactless payment. We were concerned that increased e-payment would affect

sales, particularly on our gents’ products, but our collections are just as popular as ever.”

Golunski offer a number of core ranges alongside fashion ranges that are launched in Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter supporting current trends.

Products are sold to both national and independent retailers including members of The Associated Independent Stores (AIS), which is the UK and Ireland’s lead buying group.

“We sell to a wide range of small independent retailers, department stores and garden/visitor centres. We are loyal to our customer base and wouldn’t take on a new customer if there was a conflict of interest in the local area, however we are always on the lookout for new customers so we’d be happy to take any initial enquires. We are represented at all the major trade shows and via area sales agents.”

With an impressive 70-year track record, this company knows all things leather and

prides itself on selling high-quality accessories. In the future, Golunski will continue to sell popular items but also experiments with new products, “Our mini-bags have proved very popular so we have extended our range this Spring/Summer due to customer demand. We also sell a small range of products made entirely from eco- friendly materials.”

It is this combination of producing hand finished leather goods using traditional methods and new innovative ideas that keep the family run business at the forefront of its competitors. Joyce and her team know that customers want to examine and touch the leather products to see and feel its true beauty. With this in mind, Golunski leather products will be on show at numerous trade exhibitions throughout the year including the INDX Womenswear show and the Spring Fair in February and the Home and Giftware show in Harrogate in July.

For further information on Golunski products, please see the details below:

T 01384 78326/01384 265327


Bee the change you want to see

Established in June 2019 by Managing Director Lamar Allan, Royal B Essentials is a London-based company providing affordable natural health supplements powered by the beehive. The company has the most natural supplements on the market that uses small, sustainable packaging to minimise its carbon footprint.

Royal B Essentials only use premium quality ingredients in its products. There are no bulking agents, or artificial ingredients resulting in all the supplements made also being 100% natural and gluten free.

The company believes that nature is intelligent because it is a living organism, connected with a biodiverse network. It is self-healing, self-sustainable and life-giving, and Royal B Essentials is working to help the community acquire the knowledge and values required to build good habits for a sustainable, healthier, happier life.

Lamar commented, “One benefit that separates us from our competition is our encapsulation process. We use

pure honey as a food preservative which has natural anti-bacterial enzymes and sugars that stop bacteria cells that could otherwise contaminate. We go one step further and seal our two-piece vegetarian capsules with a nitrogen bubble to ensure the freshness of each and every supplement.”

Products include CoQ10 with Royal Jelly, a unique energy formula which is an essential supplement to support mitochondrial health both for men and women aged 30+. Royal B Essentials uses Ubiquinol as this is the most effective form of Coenzyme Q10.

The latest supplement is Vitamin D3 5000 Ui with Bee Pollen which is the strongest dose of vitamin D available on the market. The company has recently launched a subscription service which offers 15% off all supplements on its website.

One of Royal B Essentials’ objectives is to build a community who share the same vision of making our planet a better place, and the company believes

that there is no better place to start than saving the bees. Their contribution to agriculture and biodiversity through pollination provides us with a healthy ecosystem that frankly we cannot live without. Today Bee populations have been declining since 2006 due to climate changes and dangerous pesticides, and the company aims to be part of the solution.

Lamar continued, “My plan is to collaboratively launch a campaign fundraiser next year to highlight these

issues, educate our nation on the importance of the bees and raise money to provide mushroom mycelium for the 220,000 British beehives across the UK. By improving the health of the bees, the domino effect this will have on our biodiversity, agriculture and economy is exponential.”

Royal B Essentials has produced hive-powered remedies, that are sustainably sourced using natural active ingredients for increased bioavailability, and these products are available across the country from the website, social media and Amazon UK. As they look into the future, the company intends to expand its product range and the accessibility of its products across the world. Alongside the recent addition of new team members to manage core parts of the business, the company has a bright future ahead.

For more information, please see below:

T 0800 118 2979


Intelligent storage solutions for any environment

Established in 1988, WP Group is a UK leading supplier of custom built, British made warehouse pallet racking, industrial shelving, Mezzanine Flooring, office shelving and storage systems. WP offers everything through supply, delivery, and installation of all types of premium UK manufactured commercial racking and shelving, that is well known in the industry for its services.

Originally formed as West Pennine Storage Equipment, WP Group has three decades of expertise in every relevant product and service it provides. Offering advice from the initial consultation, WP Group work with each client from the design and installation process to achieve a storage solution based on individual customer needs, backed by a comprehensive after care service including inspections, spares, and repairs.

In addition to being major providers to the warehousing and logistics industries, WP Group offers smaller solutions for any factory, shop, or office space in need of individually specified storage equipment. Its extensive range of high-quality storage equipment includes warehouse ladders, steps, lockers, safety cabinets, tool storage and work benches.

As an independent business with a small, experienced team, WP’s solutions are among most efficient, effective in its field. The company prides itself on building relationships that ensure customer retention and over the years has established long lasting relationships that have actively contributed towards the company’s success in many ways.

One product provided by WP Group is Mezzanine flooring and recently it was used for a major project to convert an old open space at Whispering Smith in Manchester into a brand new combined two storey storage and distribution space (1,220m2), at a fraction of the cost of a new building. Mezzanine floors are a convenient and fast way to add floor space to a warehouse, and extremely costeffective compared to other structural alternatives and

providing an innovative space solution. At Whispering Smith, a small office, kitchen area and toilet facility were installed as well as all electrics, data, lighting, and smoke detection applications fitted throughout. The Result was a modern, fully equipped workspace, built to the highest standards and specifications.

WP Group & its expert business partners can offer

Mezzanines that range from simple steel platforms for storage of goods to fully cladded and fitted out office and workspaces, which include space partitions, lighting, electricals, and IT cabling.

WP Group provides a full specification recommended solution for each client and prides itself on delivering the highest quality service to old and new clients, constantly

developing new ideas and providing its expertise to new sectors covering the UK.

If you would like more information on WP Group’s services, please see below:

T 01706 875500


The meeting place for the UK’s recruitment industry

The Recruitment Agency Expo is a dual located show in Birmingham and London. The Expo brings together the most powerful people with the industry for two days of networking supported by an unrivalled conference programme delivered by experts in their field.

Exhibitors and potential clients were both thrilled to be back attending in-person gatherings and being able to talk face-to-face made a vast difference to delivering an overall much better experience for all involved. The Expo offered a crucial opportunity for brands outside of the UK to connect with UK clients and to immerse themselves in the UK market scene.

The 2022 Expo catered to a wide range of agencies, clients and exhibitors all excited to showcase and witness new products, new features and all the latest modules and industry news.

79% of customers prefer using live chat over phone and email

prospects that can’t necessarily get in touch within the typical working day.

Keynote speakers delivered seminars on a range of topics all related to the recruitment industry including how to develop effective and engaging managers, how to retain talent, how to turn on the growth mindset, and how to create a pricing strategy that makes sense.

The Recruitment Agency Expo returns to Birmingham’s NEC this year from 4th-5th October 2023, and sooner to London’s ExCeL from 15th16th March 2023. This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s event.

Live chat software is the latest must-have development in the world of business communication.

Simply installing a live chat icon on your website and social media pages can create a prompt for customers to ask any questions they may have, leave their details for you to call back, and filter out any time-wasting enquiries, leaving you with nothing but hot, ready-to-buy customer leads.

Tracking website traffic can be difficult, especially after hours. Having the ability to keep your business open to enquiries 24/7 with fully managed live chat gives you a safety net – to capture the information of keen

From Account Manager to Chat Operator, Visitor Chat has a 100% humanised workforce, meaning you’ll only ever chat with a real-life person (which 70% of chat users would prefer).

Visitor Chat work across the recruitment, automotive, and real estate industries, researching and developing the art of industry-specific lead generation, ensuring your customers get nothing but the best communication.

Thinking of trying it out? Get in touch with us at: 02381 680005, visit our site: or email us at: for a demo.



Bridal Week is a multilocation show with a Spring event in London and an Autumn event in Harrogate.

Marked as of the biggest fashion capitals in the world, Bridal Week London yearly attracts brands from all over the world and is a great opportunity for the global bridal community to connect and celebrate fashion, creativity and diversity. Innovative and ground-breaking brands such as Alfa Beta, Dando London, Ella Rosa and many more came together for three days of business, education and networking. Bridal Week London 2022 also featured the Bridal Retail Success Academy that is designed to support business owners as well as Business Advice Clinics and other workshops and seminars delivered from a respectable range of industry professionals.

Harrogate is known as the home of bridal and over the three days attracted more than 4,000 visitors. Showcasing over 350 new designs

Patricia Eve: Specialising in shapewear, swimwear, nightwear and underwear

and collections, visitors had the best bridal, accessories and occasion wear manufacturers and designers at their fingertips. Bridal Week Harrogate 2022 also staged the anticipated yearly Fashion Show that showcased the latest trends in bridal design.

Bridal Week returns to the London ExCel this year from 19th-21th March 2023 and later to the Harrogate Convention Centre on the 10th-12th September 2023. This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: Heathcote Fabrics, Lizabella & Patricia Eve. Further details can be found below.


Founded in 1977 from very humble beginnings, Patricia Eve Ltd still holds true the fundamental values that gave us such a firm footing. Dealing with all types of business throughout the UK and Ireland, from the highly valued smaller independents to the larger retail chains, we like to feel we have something for all.

We hold stocks for all our ‘continuity shapewear, accessories and underwear,’ so you don’t need to. Plus provide a next day delivery service for orders placed before midday.

Here is a quick overview of three of our continuity collections. Miraclesuit shapewear needs no introduction. A leader in the

shaping arena both the swim and the shaping garments carry the no compromise tagline ‘Look 10lbs Lighter in 10 Seconds’ and are therefore guaranteed to flatter, shape and streamline your silhouette.

Naomi & Nicole are a bestselling contemporary shapewear brand featuring light fabrics and comfortable compression with the unique patented Wonderful Edge® finishing. Available with varying control levels, is a great

choice for the contemporary customer wanting to look her best.

Have you ever got dressed for a night out and thought your outfit just doesn’t look right? The Secret Weapons collection of intimate accessories that will ensure you get noticed for the right reasons while remaining incognito themselves!

Whilst we have a wealth of knowledge, we are also very privileged to have our team of agents covering all our lines for the UK and Ireland, who are always more than happy to offer help and advice, or simply place an order.

T 01423 885374

Elegant wedding wardrobe on show at Bridal Week Show

Lizabella is graceful, elegant and perennially sophisticated mother of the bride/groom fashion. Showcasing its latest Spring/ Summer season wear at last year’s exclusive Bridal Week buyers were impressed with the flair and beauty of the dresses, jackets, two-piece suits and hats. Think Paris cat walk style at UK weddings with boat neck navy dresses, dropped hemlines and swaying, chiffon skirts. The company were delighted to receive The Occasionwear Brand of the Year Award 2022 from Boutique Magazine Star. Wedding wardrobe etiquette has changed and the modern mother of the bride/groom now wants to look dazzling in wedding photos. With dress sizes from 8-20 and with colours ranging from monochrome, cool blues to

fuchsia there is a perfect outfit for everyone.

Lizabella is a family-run business spanning over thirty years and uniquely combines fashion design, manufacturing, distribution and agents. The brand has quickly become

one of the biggest in Europe selling high-end quality fashion designs. The Lizabella and Bella Premium range encompasses elegant wedding outfits with the Ella Boo range offering more quirky dresses with abstract bright colours and patterns.

The beautiful wardrobe choices are perfect for weddings and other black-tie events such as Ladies Day at Ascot and one customer even wore a Lizabella dress to collect her OBE from Buckingham Palace!

To see the full Spring/Summer collection please see below:

T +44 (0)1132 459064

Heathcoat Bridal & Fashion Fabrics

Heathcoat Fabrics is a global, market-leading manufacturer of technical and apparel textiles, and a key driver of textile innovation and sustainable practices in the UK textile industry.

Our apparel range includes tulle options utilising recycled yarns and ‘The Devon Collection’ of beautiful floral prints featuring our most popular soft tulle. Layer over other fabrics to see the full vibrancy of the print or try a single layer to hint at delicate blooms. All our tulles and bridal nets incorporate our own formaldehyde free dressing, better for human health and the environment.

View our Spacetec® 3D textile, developed to create a layer of air between two surfaces. It is familiar in sports clothing, military and police protective garments and automotive interiors as well as shoes, bags and fashion clothing. Used plastic (PET) bottles can be turned into eco-friendly Spacetec® textiles and Heathcoat also produces certified Seaqual® products, using recycled ocean plastic waste.

Contact Gemma Groves, Sales Manager, T +44 (0)1884 244254



The world’s premier government & end-user security event

Last year’s International Security Expo was held at the Olympia London from the 27th-28th September and once again delivered a high-quality setting for exhibitors to launch and showcase new products and services to an audience of active buyers.

The 2022 event offered brands the chance to generate new business with three quarters of the audience actively seeking innovation, it was a great chance for many businesses to gain a competitive advantage by positioning themselves alongside other industry leading companies at the heart of the global security industry.

The engaging show floor packed with attendees was the ideal setting for exhibitors to maximise ROI, establish new route to the market, to take advantage of the global hub that annually brings together the international security community under a team of experts with years of industry knowledge.

Thousands of senior security buyers, specifiers and influencers attended International Security Expo in September 2022 including companies such as Chevron,

Abloy for trust

Abloy is the UK’s leading expert on high quality door locking and functionality, with a rich heritage in producing the world’s most trusted access control hardware. As a pioneer in the industry with a history of innovation, Abloy offers solutions that are secure, robust, easy to use and features the latest technological developments.

Hertz, Amazon, Sony, Liverpool FC, Dyson, EDF, British Airways, Google and many more.

The 2022 show fed back some remarkable statistics with 77% of visitors having purchasing power or being marked as a direct influencer, 75% of visitor’s primary objectives were to see what’s new in the market, and £109k average spend of expected orders placed with exhibitors by visitors over the next 12 months.

The International Security Expo 2023 will take place on the 26th-27th September at the Olympia in London.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: Allboy UK, BlackRainbow, Constellis & GBRNenergetics. Further details can be found on this page. welcome

CBRNergetics Ltd: Delivering Defense Solutions Worldwide


Ltd. delivers custom solutions to Armed Forces and Police worldwide. We are industry leading military demolitions and explosives suppliers. We offer a wide range of demolition stores, explosives, shaped charges, initiation devices, battle simulation pyrotechnics, de-mining and EOD solutions, plus CBRN detection equipment and services.


We are the UK exclusive distributor for PROENGIN chemical and biological detection equipment. AP4C Flame Spectrophotometry technology (FPD) is industry leading for detection of Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC). We supply UK end users with: AP4C, S4PE, S4PF, Consumables, Mini-Bench, MAB Biological Detectors, plus Vehicle and Naval solutions. AP4C maintenance services and Hydrogen refilling are co-ordinated from our Dorset Centre.

S4PF is the newest solution offered, and works with AP4C to detect trace samples of 4th Generation CWA (Novichok), Opioids, plus Fentanyl and derivatives.

Commencing last year, we are the UK distributor for SERSTECH Raman equipment for identifying chemicals, explosives, narcotics, and pharma. We offer the highly versatile Serstech ARX Raman Instrument ARX is ideal for Police, First Responders, Customs, Military, and other users searching for CWA, illicit drugs, trace explosives, toxic chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.

Contact us with your requirements, we are happy to schedule a product demonstration: T +44 (0)1202 800298

The Abloy product range has for many years included the ultimate patented, high-performance electric locks, strikes, cylinders and padlocks. In recent years, this has been substantially expanded with innovative, market leading electromechanical and digital systems such as CLIQ®, Incedo™ Business, Aperio® and SMARTair™, to create an extensive, compliant access control range.

As an organisation committed to compliance, Abloy launched its own Academy over a decade ago to provide training to the highest standard, educating

delegates so they have the knowledge and skills to ensure they specify and install the right products in the right applications, and help save lives in the event of an emergency.

As a trusted partner and first-class service provider, Abloy satisfies customers who demand the highest level of security, resilience, reliability and convenience, with the capability to offer a complete security solution – from initial surveys and factfinding, to assessments, planning and specification.


T 01902 364500

BlackRainbow: Investigation Management platform

BlackRainbow was formed for the sole strategic intent of bringing a modern, intuitive, and innovative solution to market with our mission, to reduce the investigation lifecycle through intelligence, efficiency, and integrity. Our NIMBUS solution is the first integrated investigation case and quality management system available to the investigation and intelligence market. Our customers say NIMBUS is transformative. We are streamlining the way investigations have previously been managed by providing a solution, which is user configurable and agile enough to evolve and adapt to emerging challenges. Organisations are no longer dependent on

spreadsheets, unsupported open source, or siloed systems for their investigation management requirements. NIMBUS provides complete control and visibility of the full investigation lifecycle, supported with defensible evidence tracking, task management and reporting, all underpinned by compliance to latest quality standards and procedures.

With the integrated NIMBUS Quality management, you are systematically reducing administrative burden, ensuring evidenced conformity to quality and operational requirements. Using NIMBUS’ flexible workflow engine, you can digitise your processes and procedures, enabling NIMBUS to always be current, relevant and a primary driver of risk management and productivity improvements throughout the organisation. Our mission is to reduce the investigation lifecycle through intelligence, efficiency and integrity.

Contact Nikki Moscrop, Head of Law Enforcement & Government, UK,

CBRNergetics ltd

Apex Vanguard Ltd are U.K. manufacturers of specialist surveillance and operational security camera systems.

Established in 2019, we have harnessed the expertise from a wide range of specialists. This includes former serving Military and Police personnel, industrial designers and electronics and communications experts.

Hecate Ruggedised Tactical Camera System

Introducing a specialist IP67 rated multi-

Olive Group UK Limited: A Constellis Company

Olive Group UK Limited is a security, training, and risk management company. We provide Security Industry courses, located at The Tunnel, The UK’s Premier Shooting Centre. The Tunnel training facility located in Dorset, offers full range of front line

platform camera system featuring a wide view day camera, IR night camera and a FLIR® thermal imaging camera all in one system. This is all supported by an integrated COFDM microwave transmission module with all the video and data transmitted to a fully functional ergonomic hand-held receiver unit.

For more information or product requirements, please contact: or visit:

Autumn Fair 2022 focuses on empowering sustainable change with its Power of One movement

Autumn Fair 2022 took place on the 4th-6th September 2022 at the Birmingham NEC. Autumn Fair is marked as the marketplace of the season for the home, gift and fashion industry, getting you ready for retail’s busiest time of the year. Whether you are a UK or International retailer, independent, multiple or online, designer, contractor or supplier, the show is a great way to meet and engage with other industry professionals and get a head start on the buying season.

Last year’s Fair was a profound success, and one highlight of the show was ‘the Moda Catwalk,’ that

showcased unmissable looks as it returned as Autumn Fair’s ultimate fashion destination. Showcasing the latest fashion trends from neon faux fur to sustainable knitwear, visitors couldn’t get enough of the quirky fashion on show.

The New Product Showcase successfully launched for the firsttime enabled exhibitors a platform to launch their new products and developments. Alongside this was a whole stand dedicated to the Power of One® campaign. Promoting sustainability, it was

a great platform that shone a light on eco-conscious exhibitors and promoted headline sponsors Products of Change who were on hand at the stand to give out advice on how to make a business more sustainable.

Autumn Fair returns to Birmingham’s NEC this year from 3rd-6th September 2023. This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s Birmingham event, listed here in alphabetical order: AR Brand, Global 1st Vie & Talbot Fashions. Further details can be found below.

and non-front-line courses run by Olive Group UK’s expert training teams, which are fully certified under the Security Industry Authority and provide the essential certification required for security operations worldwide. With a commitment to highly compliant and ethical business practices, we leverage our operational excellence, expert trainers, and global network of partners to quickly deliver tailored, cost-effective and innovative services.

Olive Group is part of the global Constellis family, which is headquartered in Herndon – US, with Regional Offices in the UK, Middle East, and offices across the world. Our global geographical presence ensures

that Olive Group and with the support of our sister entities can facilitate support to all countries where our clients require security services. Our specific and focused expertise in the areas of security services, training, crisis response, crisis management, protection of vulnerable populations during rapid onset and durable conflict allows us to quickly understand our client’s operations and capably assess managerial competencies for its countries of service worldwide.

Contact Paul Furlong, Program Director, T +44 (0)1297 560049


Stylish leather luggage storms online shopping sites

AR Brand are a family-owned fashion purveyor who have been selling beautiful leather luggage for stylish customers for the last 12 years.

The leather items include handbags, waist bags, wallets, purses, washbags, cabin bags, gloves, briefcases and accessories. The luxury products are available to buy from Etsy, eBay and Amazon. AR Brand has sold over 23 thousand products on eBay with a top score for customer service (99.4%.) and with star selling status on Etsy customers are impressed with the speedy dispatching and customer service.

The stylish products including bum waist bags, travel bags and toilet washbags all perfect for holidays abroad allowing you to travel in

comfort whilst looking stylish. The fashionable leather washbags are bestsellers made from real cowhide with fully lined zipped sections. These are perfect for lotions and potions with the added bonus of looking like you have just stepped off the cover of Vogue magazine!

AR Brand proudly exhibited at its first Autumn Fair Trade Show at the NEC Birmingham during September

last year. The beautiful leather products caught the admiring eye of many attendees looking for gifts or to treat themselves.

AR Brand will be exhibiting at the Spring Fair Moda Trade Show in February this year and will soon be launching a new product range of handbags, laptop bags, make up trolley cases, gun cases and cabin travel luggage. The company are also happy to provide sourcing, white labelling and customisation of products.

To view the full range of products, see the website below:

T 07932 857219

Global 1st Vie: Bringing the hidden gems of the world one step closer

At Global 1st Vie, we believe in a cleaner, greener journey to a more purposeful lifestyle, and the products we source reflect this. We specialise in innovative crystal and wellbeing products that are natural, sustainable, Earth conscious and, most importantly, supportive of the artisans who make them.

Our roughcut and tumbled crystals are available in a variety of stones, including Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Tiger’s Eye and Lapis, and we offer a stunning range of crystal jewellery, pendulums, towers, pyramids and angels.

We are also one of the largest importers in the UK of handcrafted gemstone trees and amethyst, supplying miniature

15 bead trees to 10,000 bead statement pieces, and beautiful one-off amethyst geodes, druses and cathedrals.

And we supply a huge variety of Californian sage and Palo Santo.

Wherever possible we visit the country of origin to meet with our suppliers prior to purchase, and to ensure our products represent a responsible, ethical choice for us, the planet and our consumer.

You’ll find us at the Spring Fair on Stand 4B80, or if you can’t wait until February, please visit: to set up your wholesale account now.

Talbot Fashions: Wholesale Fashion Jewellery

Est1980: Talbot Fashions are a leading UK wholesaler of high quality, sustainably sourced, inlaid paua shell in the Tide Jewellery collection and supplied in bespoke gift boxes. The WISH collection of fashion jewellery also arrives gift boxed. Many designs are exclusive and designed in-house, fully tested and compliant with REACH regulations, and very competitively priced!

Talbot fashions supply independent fashion retailers, Tourist, Heritage & Garden Centres, gift shops, Castles, Museums, wholesalers, online sellers, and many retail outlets. Sales representatives are available to present the entire range, including any new additions that might not be in the catalogue, but are added to the website as soon as they are available:

They are very excited about new and exclusive designs that will enhance current

collections of pendants, earrings, studs, brooches, trinket/pill boxes & pin badges. These include stunning Poppies, Lily of the valley, Forget me not, Daffodils, Cow parsley, Daisies, unusual floral designs, Geometrics.

A Crescent Moon, sun studs & Moon and star pendant are additions to a popular Celestial collection. Animal/Pet lovers will adore the alert & curious Cats, Spaniel, Labrador, Hedgehog, Boxing Hare, Leaping Fox & Fox in the Moon light, Woolly Sheep, Donkey, Pig & Rabbit.

Please contact Robin Rager, Owner, T 01273 776415


Bean Brothers Coffee Company

Hereat the Goodship Bean Brothers, this incredible vintage rum infused coffee was in development for nearly a year. When the time came to unleash this beauty, little did we know how well it would be received, by both our customers and industry professionals.

Captain’s Grog was awarded the highest accolade of three stars by the judges at the Great Taste Awards. Judges commented, “Well roasted beans with the distinct aroma of the rum. A wonderful, rich, fruity aroma gives a stunning flavour profile, rich with fruity raisins and warming rum but with the coffee singing. A very exciting coffee with all the different ingredients working in harmony to produce a delicious and well judged drink.”

This special coffee was developed by our head roaster inspired by his love of sailing. We have taken a classic Guatemalan bean and slowly infused it with a fabulous 23 year old vintage rum from Mexico – Ron Los Valientes. It has a warming rum flavour, providing a restorative treat.

Visit our website to see all our Great Taste winning coffees:

Tea People: A speciality tea company with a wide range of tea and herbal infusions

Are you looking for the most perfect product to stock in your store?

◆ Premium quality tea

◆ Attractive packaging

◆ Award winning products

◆ Environmentally friendly packaging

◆ Socially responsible

◆ Responsive customer support

Tea People is a supplier of premium quality specialty tea, both loose and in biodegradable pyramid teabags, many of which have won the Great Taste Awards. They are available in all kinds of attractive, environmentally friendly packaging. We are a small family-owned Social Enterprise with big goalsworking towards eradicating poverty in tea growing regions around the world! To achieve this, we use half our profits to support education, healthcare and women’s empowerment in tea growing regions.

We are seeking out stockists who have a passion for selling the highest quality goods to their customers. Help us spread the love of a good cup of tea!

Write back to us quoting the code

‘PRODUCTSANDSERVICES’ to available 10% discount off trade price for your first order (*conditions apply)

Contact T 0118 950 8728

Spirits raised by new order

22 bottle sizes and counting! – 6,000 bottles per hour spirit filler

Enterprise Tondelli have recently received an order for a new blower/filler/capper for the Scottish Whisky market. The machine due for delivery later in the year will handle 22 different bottles, 5 different corks and two different ropp closures on the same machine and will produce 100 bottles per minute.

Bottle sizes from 500ml to 2 litre jugs including cylindrical, shaped, square and rectangular bottles with special quick change over system, centrally adjustable fill level and missing closure detection. The new unit will also handle concave PET bottles. The project includes empty bottle conveyors with depalletising table and pressure less combiner designed and

Captain’s Grog ‘Nautical but Nice... and Three Stars

This special coffee was developed by our head roaster inspired by his love of sailing. Its rich fruity aroma and warming rum flavour but with the coffee still singing provides a restorative treat.

Visit our website to see all our Great Taste winning coffees.

The world’s largest & most trusted food & drink awards

supplied by Enterprise Tondelli. Full case study with video will follow later in the year. Watch this space.

This is just one of our new projects under construction illustrating our range of capabilities from single machines to complex turnkey projects to the beverage industry.

Call us on: 01525 718288, send an email to: or visit our website: to see our full range and some fascinating bottling and canning case studies. Imagine what we can do for your bottling line.

Free nationwide delivery when you spend £25 or more

‘Captain Grog’ Rum marinated coffee beans
*conditions 1)
2) 10% discount offer
Offer valid until 31/03/23.
be available for new customers.

The Travelling Bee Company

Here at the national award winning Travelling Bee Company, our mission is to supply you with the highest quality honey and that’s what we do. Our honeys are all 100% raw and unprocessed, nothing added, nothing infused, just the way the bees make it. At the Great Taste Awards 2021 & 2022, we received a host of awards including two of the rare 3 Star awards.

Thanks to our loved and cared-for bees, we extract only the honey they can spare. We then employ natural beekeeping practices such as hand spinning the honey out of its comb, we then filter and pour our honey into jars, this ensures the natural taste is uncompromised; The taste our honeys are renowned for. We produce honey from our bee hives across

the North East of England, Northumberland and Scotland. In our constant search for the finest honeys, we’ll even source from further afield bringing a vast range of honeys of the world to your doorstep.

Aside from honey, we also produce a range of award winning organic soaps, organic balms and hampers, which make for ideal thoughtful gifts.

We firmly believe that happy bees make the best honey, and the proof is in the jar.

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Made from the finest & hottest Scotch Bonnet Chillis

Wecreate artisans fusion chilli Oils and sauces based on traditional family recipes using only natural ingredients with no additives or artificial flavours.

Made from the finest & hottest Scotch Bonnet Chillis.All products are made from a traditional recipe by Mama Ntsama using the finest and the hottest Scotch Bonnet Chilli with no additives or artificial flavouring. Our aim is to spread the warmth using natural ingredients, tons of flavours and a whole lot of spice!

All our products are versatile in use. They can be used in cooking, as marinades or

used in creating dipping sauces by adding to favourite relish. Our products are suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.



PHS are a well renowed and very experienced end of line automation supplier of packaging machines for the food, beverage, pharma and paperboard industries. We represent some of Europes most well established producers of machinery for your needs, whether it be robotic palletisers, pallet wrapping or strapping machines for example.

T 0845 265 7570 |

Established in March 2006, Croydon based Need 2 Succeed offers commercial and accredited training, on a range of solutions to support learning and development, specifically to those working in or seeking work in Social Prescribing, Health Care, Social Care, Education and Children & Young People Sectors.

OTC Beverages produces still and sparkling Ginger beer and Sorrel Drink, additionally we also produce still and sparkling butterfly pea flower with Lime juice – sparkling drinks are available in 250ml cans. The founder is very proud of the drinks range, and she told us, “I do not know of many award-winning non alcoholic beverages on the market that fall into these flavour categories. The beverages have been assessed by Industry judges as well as having a Premium look, functional benefits and a great taste!” Check us out @

ELAFLEX Ltd, Hoddesdon is associated with Elaflex Hiby, Germany and supply ZVA fuel nozzles and components for LNG and CNG. In our program are rubber flexible hoses and Dry Disconnect couplings for the pharma, marine bunkering and petrochemical industry. We also produce bespoke hose reel kits and ERV Rubber bellows.

Manufacturers and suppliers of quality curtain rail and blind systems to the healthcare and commercial sectors for over 25 years. Working from our modern factory in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, our range covers everything from basic hand drawn rails to state of the art electrically operated products.

The WP Group offers intelligent storage equipment solutions for any environment. Ranging from custom built warehouse pallet racking and industrial shelving to office shelving and storage systems, our space efficient solutions are designed with only the greatest precision in mind.

Over the past forty years, Smart has grown to become the UK’s leading supplier of aluminium glazing systems and bespoke aluminium extrusions, building a reputation both for the quality of our products and for our product innovation, design and technical expertise.

01934 876100 | | @smartarchitecturalaluminium

Chevronshop is a division of Bluelite Graphics, a pioneer and UK market leader in the supply of chapter8 compliant vehicle chevrons and graphics. We have a growing design list of products that fit over 110 models of vehicles used in service across the UK. In 2021, the company celebrates it’s 15 year anniversary of supplying chevrons and graphics to not only the UK but worldwide customers.


Market leading d&t: The heart of British Franchising

In this issue of Products & Services Review, we are pleased to announce Team d&t as our Accountancy and Finance Broker Company of the Month.

First established back in 1991, d&t was a very traditional firm of Chartered Accountants. Today, the company is owned by Carl Reader and Ben Herbert who started the Franchise focus over 20 years ago and launched their funding arm more recently in 2019. Based in Swindon and with a reputation of being one of the main centres of innovation, this company is nestled along the M4 corridor from London, making its location a great place for business.

Using one supplier for a multitude of services can help to reduce issues faced by both the franchisee and franchisor. As a fully regulated Chartered Accountancy Practice and independent Finance Broker, d&t offer a distinctive list of services: company set-up, structure and advice, full range of accountancy services, payroll, business plans, funding, asset finance and business advisory. In addition, with its holistic approach, d&t offer everything under one roof providing independence, efficiency and value for money.

It is clear why d&t won ‘Company of the Month’ as it is a brand you can trust with its family friendly approach and emphasis on being accountable, reliable, responsible, resourceful and visible.

Furthermore, d&t is a company that is at the heart of British franchising industry and

its multi-award-winning team of Specialist Chartered Franchise Accountants have recently created two new services to help its Franchisors and Franchisees succeed: a new Business Planning Service and an Independent Funding Advice service. Both services aim to support customers every step of their journey and

can be found on the website’s Franchise Brochure.

By helping franchisees, d&t help build great franchisors and by replicating the best possible practice, it ensures


franchises become more profitable and successful. With its ‘add value, not numbers’ mantra, d&t maximise the potential of each business or franchisor with its jargon free, straight forward advice.

As a company, d&t has a commitment to maintain and improve on its industry leading reputation as the UK Network Accountants. Jemma Tonge, Business Development Manager added, “By partnering with Team d&t, you are making the best decision for your business. It is a forward-thinking company and as partners of the International Franchise Show, we will be exhibiting once again as The Finance Clinic, powered by d&t. As always, d&t will be supporting franchisors and franchisees alike on stand no 443, but you don’t have to wait until then to find out what funding you have access to, speak to d&t before the show so you can be confident approaching prospective franchisors at the show.”

Team d&t have a leading professional reputation with highly trained approachable, friendly staff who offer diverse, trustworthy advice. With support and guidance from Team d&t, your business will accelerate and reach its full potential.

For more information, please see below:

T 01793 741600

Nadab Bhatti, Asset Finance Manager Jemma Tonge, Business Development Manager Phillip Archer, Head of Commercial Helen Mackellar, Business Planning Manager

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