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The Schmersal Group has expanded its range of optoelectronic protective devices with a series of safety light curtains/grids in Ex design. The new EX-SLC/SLG440 series is designed in the ignition protection types EX d (gas atmospheres), EX t (dust atmospheres) and EX op is (optical radiation) and is thus especially suitable for access protection of potentially explosive areas in industrial production –namely for zones 1 and 21.

There is an elevated risk of explosion in many areas of manufacturing, such as in the chemicals industry, in refineries or paint shops where flammable coatings are being used. In industries that process bulk materials, such as in the animal feed or recycling industries, as well as in sawmills and plants that process cereals and grains, there is a risk of dust explosion and the occasional formation of a potentially explosive dust cloud during normal operation.

Schmersal has developed the SLC/ SLG440 safety light curtain/grids in Ex

and dusty atmospheres of zones 1/21 and ignition protection type op is: the new SLC/SLG440 series of safety light curtains/barriers in Ex design

version precisely for these applications. These devices can be installed in potentially explosive gaseous and dusty atmospheres of zones 1/21 and 2/22, category 2GD and are used to protect hazardous areas and machine access. When one or more of the beams is interrupted, hazardous movements are brought to a halt.


Environmental Science Group Ltd (ESG), a renowned leader in the compliance and chemical regulation sector, is thrilled to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website today. With a fresh look and user-friendly interface, the revamped website aims to simplify the consumer experience and provide enhanced access to ESG’s core expertise.

In line with ESG’s strategy to prioritise and focus its services, the redesigned website offers a more streamlined approach, allowing consumers to more easily access services, such as Safety Data Sheet authoring and checking, hazard sheet software purchases and the ability to register for training. By narrowing its service offerings, ESG aims to provide unparalleled expertise and exceptional quality, ensuring customer satisfaction at every interaction.

The redesigned website coincides with a change of web address. As ESG gear up to celebrate 30 years in business, they pay homage to their trading roots by reinstating the web

address which started it all,

“We are thrilled to unveil our redesigned website and introduce our new web address to our valued customers, some of whom have been with us long enough to recall when we traded as ESL, and who will hopefully appreciate a return to our roots.” said Roy Simmons, Director at ESG.

Sam Awolesi, Chief Executive Officer at ESG says, “By simplifying our website and narrowing our services, we can better serve our customers, focus our expertise and deliver the highest level of quality, on which our reputation has built all these years.”

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The series is ATEX certified and further certification – IECEx, INMETRO and CCC Ex – are due to follow. The sensor system is accommodated in a protective enclosure made from nonbreakable glass.

Ex-SLC440 safety light curtains for finger, hand and body detection are available in versions with a resolution of 14 and 30mm as well as ranges of between 0.3 and 20m. Ex-SLG440 safety light curtains are suitable for access control to hazardous areas.

The waterproof and dustproof devices achieve IP66 and IP67 protection class and also have the capability to be used outside.

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Kärcher Professional UK is delighted to announce the launch of Kärcher Used, which offers expertly refurbished professional cleaning machines for sale, all backed up by a Kärcher used equipment warranty.

Kärcher Used provides a costeffective, sustainable solution for businesses looking to purchase quality commercial cleaning equipment on a budget. The service offers a wide range of preowned professional equipment, from scrubber dryers to pressure washers, vacuums to floor sweepers, all refurbished by Kärcher engineers and delivered free to anywhere in mainland UK with a Kärcher warranty.

Driven by Kärcher Professional’s purpose ‘renew to sustain,’ Kärcher Used gives the cleaning machines a second life, rather than being scrapped. Refurbished by Kärcher’s own, specially trained team of engineers, the equipment is suitable for a range of industries from factories and warehouses to supermarkets and offices – any commercial space that requires cleaning.

Paul Bensley, Sales Director at Kärcher UK said, “We are proud to announce the launch of Kärcher Used and delighted to provide customers with a new route to quality cleaning equipment. In keeping with our company purpose, this new service offering lives up to our efforts to make a powerful impact towards a cleaner world. Pre-owned Kärcher equipment still has plenty of cleaning left in it, particularly post-refurbishment, and it’s important to recognise and release this value. We do hope customers take full advantage of Kärcher Used and find it to be a genuinely useful facility.”

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CP Cases: When transporting any type of equipment, you want to ensure maximum protection so that it doesn’t get damaged. However, traditional cases can’t always offer this assurance due to the nuances of different types of equipment. This is where custom-made cases make all the difference. Expensive equipment can be kept safe with cases that are designed solely to protect your equipment against rough handling, extreme climates and anything else that comes its way.

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Sign & Digital UK is the biggest and only visual communications expo, dedicated to the latest innovative trends in signage, print, display, décor and design. With a history dating back over 30 years, this year’s expo (SDUK 23) took place from the 21st-23rd March at the NEC, Birmingham.

With over 5,000 buyers and specifiers, this was the ideal opportunity to launch new products, services and solutions from across the industry. The big-name companies were in attendance, such as Roland DG, Epson Uk and swissQprint, alongside new independent names, creating a buzz of excitement across the threeday extravaganza.

The audience of buyers and specifiers came from a wide range of industries such as: local Government, hospitality sector, sign companies, digital printers, vehicle livery, to shop fitting and store development.

The buyers were greeted with an impressive range of exhibitors including: vehicle wrapping tool suppliers, PVC-free digital print media, LED lighting production, sign installers, garment and product decoration equipment, aluminium composite panel manufacturers and automated machinery for sign making.

This year’s expo featured many new innovations in sustainability including eco-ink technology, recyclable materials and non-PVC substrates, indicating a strong move towards a greener mindset in the industry.


Soyang Europe is a leading manufacturer and distributor of digitally printable wideformat and superwideformat media and surface coverings for the multiple industries including sign & display, design, marketing, construction, and décor.

Additionally, through the acquisition of Josero, Soyang is now a supplier of leading edge wide and superwide format print production hardware solutions from many of the industry’s biggest and best-known printer brands.

The company’s head office and 70,000ft² distribution centre in Accrington, Lancashire, holds stock in excess of 1.5 million m² of premium European and American manufactured products, alongside a variety of innovative substrates produced by highend Far Eastern partners, all available for delivery on a next day service.

As well as supplying its own in-house solutions, Soyang also partners with a number of leading substrate manufacturers – including

Endutex, Senfa, G Floor, Alumigraphics, Decal, Drytac and more – to bring their innovative media to the UK market.

With materials carefully selected and product-engineered for application to exacting European standards, Soyang’s range has become the first choice for banners, billboards, mesh building wraps, backdrops, retail signage and graphics, roller banner systems, wall and surface coverings, graphics and more, and supports Soyang’s commitment to help customers keep ‘Every Surface Covered.’

The recent addition of printing hardware to the Soyang portfolio sees them now stand clear as leaders in the field of wide and superwide format print production.

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effectively reducing stress on their own warehouses and significantly improving operational efficiency. This offering strengthens Springpack’s commitment to being a trusted partner, providing end-toend solutions that meet the unique needs of every customer.

In addition to the state-of-the-art warehouse, Springpack has carefully

enables us to offer a wider range of innovative packaging solutions but also reaffirms our dedication to workplace well-being and our customers’ success.”

In line with its sustainability mission, Springpack offers a range of eco-friendly packaging brands that cater to diverse requirements. Among them are Armour Wrap, the revolutionary nano machine film, designed for exceptional performance and reduced waste. Postal Plus, a dedicated range of e-commerce

Springpack, a renowned provider of packaging solutions, is excited to announce its successful transition to a new warehouse and office facility. This strategic move not only marks a significant milestone in Springpack’s growth but also reflects the company’s unwavering dedication to sustainability, workplace well-being, and delivering cutting-edge packaging solutions to its valued customers.

The new 90,000 sq. ft. facility, which is located on a 6-acre site, showcases Springpack’s commitment to providing an exceptional inventory management experience. Equipped with 18,500 storage locations, which are managed by the latest system in Warehouse Management technology, the warehouse ensures efficient storage and distribution of a wide range of packaging products. The addition of 10,000 sq. ft. of mezzanine space enhances Springpack’s ability to offer innovative products to the market, bolstering its comprehensive packaging solutions portfolio.

One of Springpack’s core objectives with the new warehouse is to provide increased convenience and flexibility to its customers. To achieve this, Springpack now offers the option to stock hold customers’ bespoke packaging products. By availing this service, customers can create call-off orders,

designed its new office space to prioritise workplace well-being. Understanding that a conducive work environment directly impacts employee satisfaction and productivity, the offices are thoughtfully crafted with innovative design elements. Spacious and ergonomic workstations, collaborative areas, and dedicated breakout spaces foster communication and creativity. Employee well-being is paramount to Springpack ensuring a positive and energising atmosphere, which is why an advanced inhouse gym facility has been produced, including showers.

“Sustainability lies at the heart of our business values, and this relocation exemplifies our commitment to making eco-conscious choices,” said Jerry Francis, CEO of Springpack. “We are proud to have sustained our carbon-neutral status and continue to seek new ways to minimise our environmental impact. Our new facility not only

products, ensures safe and secure shipping in the digital age. Additionally, SimplyECO delivers packaging solutions that seamlessly combine performance with sustainability, contributing to a greener future.

As part of its relentless commitment to sustainability, Springpack has successfully maintained its carbon-neutral status. Through ongoing initiatives and responsible practices, the company strives to minimise its carbon footprint and actively contribute to global environmental preservation efforts.

With the completion of this relocation, Springpack is well-positioned to elevate its service offerings to new heights. The expanded warehouse capacity, sustainable focus, and emphasis on workplace well-being underscore Springpack’s commitment to delivering innovative, eco-friendly packaging solutions while exceeding customer expectations.

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When transporting any type of equipment, you want to ensure maximum protection so that it doesn’t get damaged. However, traditional cases can’t always offer this assurance due to the nuances of different types of equipment. This is where custom-made cases make all the difference. Expensive equipment can be kept safe with cases that are designed solely to protect your equipment against rough handling, extreme climates and anything else that comes its way.

5 advantages of custom-made cases for equipment

Custom-made equipment cases boast several advantages over standard cases thanks to the high-quality materials and customisable parts. Bespoke cases work flexibly around your essential equipment.

Designed to meet your specific equipment case needs

Any shape, size or quantity is catered for with custom-made cases. This means that your equipment will be guaranteed to be protected against all potential hazards. Whether you require a reinforced rugged case for rough handling or a cooling system to protect electronic equipment from overheating, custom cases listen to your specific needs and exacting requirements. You know your equipment and what it needs to be protected against, and a custom case can provide the perfect all-in-one solution.

Protects your high-value equipment

The main purpose of a case is to protect your expensive equipment, being able to ensure the full protection of valuable items offers the ultimate peace of mind. You need to

be confident in relying on your equipment and a custom case ensures exactly that. Custom cases are made from robust materials such as polyethylene polymer to withstand impacts and the custom foam ensures a snug and secure fit.

Transports equipment easily Lightweight polyethylene polymer makes lifting and transporting equipment much easier. Custom handles can ensure that cases can be safely transported without rough handling or accidental damage. Companies that regularly transport equipment can add wheels to cases to minimise the physical effort of moving heavy items. Additional fittings such as pressure valves can be another great option when transporting valuable equipment. The key to a great custom case is the expert behind it, who can offer advice on what works best for your equipment.

Saves on air freight costs

If you regularly ship equipment by air, custom cases can save a great deal of money. The extremely lightweight materials

will significantly reduce air freight costs. On top of this, valuable equipment can get damaged when transported by air. Thankfully, custom cases use extremely durable materials to ensure that your equipment can withstand rough handling.

Excellent strength and durability

At CP Cases, our custom cases make protecting your equipment its priority. Using high-quality polyethylene polymer, custom cases are ruggedised, reliable and strong. The rotomoulding process ensures that edges and corners are reinforced, protecting equipment from any accidental damage. Custom foam inserts cushion equipment, absorbing any impact and preventing items from moving out of place during transportation. The main reason for commissioning a custom case is to keep your equipment safe, which is exactly why strength and durability are so important.

Custom-made case product options

Now that you know the countless advantages of custom cases, it’s worth understanding


the different ways in which cases can be customised for your specific equipment needs. With so many product options available, it can be overwhelming, which is why at CP Cases, we offer expert advice for each unique case.

Printing, labelling and branding

Making your equipment instantly recognisable in a busy warehouse or airport can save a lot of time and hassle. What’s more, our printing, labelling and branding can also help enforce a positive image of your company, boosting your recognition with clients and at events. Your unique branding represents your business and what better place for it than on the equipment cases you use on a daily basis? From silkscreen printing to engraved labels and sewn-on badges — custom cases are truly an extension of your organisation.

Partitions and dividers

The purpose of a custom case is to fully support the use of your equipment and meet specific access needs. As a result, custom partitions and dividers can help you organise equipment and separate items to make your job easier. Using CAD tools, precise drawings can be translated into highquality partitions and dividers that specifically work for

your equipment, shielding valuable or volatile items from one another. Make the most out of your custom case by

conductor, this generates a magnetic field, which can easily interfere with data signals. So, EMI shielding protects against this, ensuring that your equipment runs smoothly. If you have valuable specialist equipment that you need to rely on, you can fit your custom case with EMI shielding in which a metallic shield is placed around your equipment, absorbing any incoming signals. Not only should a case protect your equipment but enhance its performance.

External finishing

need to be customisable right down to the construction itself. Being able to access and transport your equipment in the most practical way possible is paramount at CP Cases. From adding wheels to make moving heavy equipment easier to pressure relief valves that ensure maximum protection, you can add additional fittings and options to optimise how you use and transport your equipment. Sophisticated locks can be added to boost security and handles to ensure safety when picking up heavy equipment.

including partitions to ensure your equipment is safe and protected.

EMC/EMI shielding

EMI stands for electromagnetic interference, which refers to the effect that a magnetic field can have on other devices nearby. When electricity flows into a

External finishing options on custom cases are designed to meet your exact requirements in both appearance and functionality. For example, aluminium cases can be produced in plain or rigidised aluminium with surface finishes from powder coating to antireflective finishes. These options can both work to boost durability whilst adhering to your brand aesthetic. The finishing touches to your custom case can add an extra layer of protection and practicality whilst giving a unique identity to your equipment.

Fittings and options

In order for custom cases to be truly fit for purpose, they

A custom protective case is

the ultimate bespoke solution to transporting your valuable equipment, keeping it safe and maximising its performance. We rely on our equipment in multiple high-pressure situations, so having a customisable case that works for your exacting requirements is the ideal companion.

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The New Starter Zone is one of the most exciting additions to the show with start-up companies taking advantage of the dedicated area.

As well as meeting the industry’s top suppliers and viewing their latest launches, visitors will be given the chance to learn more about the grooming sector, which has grown considerably in the past few years. There will be insightful demonstrations, workshops and talks from top groomers throughout the two days.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from this year’s event, listed here: Norfolk Industries. Further details can be found on this page.

After a highly successful PATS Sandown in March 2023, the event organisers are well advanced with plans for the biggest-ever PATS Telford exhibition in October.

Confidence within the UK pet industry was in evidence at PATS Sandown where retailers and buyers turned out in force to discover hundreds of new products being launched. The two-day show saw visitor attendance figures rise by 2.5% on the previous year.

The new Product Showcase was a busy area throughout, with retailers being spoiled for choice as they decided on which items to stock for the year ahead.

Exhibitors agreed the quality of visitors to their stands was exceptional with buyers from independent pet retailers, major pet chains, garden centres, groomers, kennels, vet practices and farm shops attending the show.

PATS is now looking forward to its October showpiece at Telford International Centre, Shropshire, which will be the biggest-ever show in the show’s 14-year history with more than 250 companies having signed up to exhibit.

PATS Telford, which takes place on 1st-2nd October 2023, lives up to its billing as the UK’s National Pet Industry Exhibition with a growing number of new companies joining longstanding exhibitors.


Norfolk Industries is a small Norwich-based company with a big social conscience and a mission to make a difference. We’re hugely proud to run a successful business that combines manufacturing quality pet products with supporting disadvantaged people to live a better life.

Although diminutive in size, we sell to retailers and wholesalers across the UK and in Spain and the Netherlands. Our products are available in many big-name UK retail outlets, marketed under the store’s own branding.

We are passionate about providing employment opportunities for disabled people. Over 50% of our factory’s workforce are people with some form of disability. We also provide work placements and training

to help people break the cycle of long-term unemployment.

Our social ethos is reflected in our products. All our products are made from recycled and repurposed materials reducing both waste and our impact on the environment. We work to ISO9001: 2015 as well as the principles of HACCP for Non-Food Manufacturing, so you can be assured of a quality product, which meets regulatory standards.

Our product line includes a range of bedding products and gifts for small animals such as our Animal Houses and Furry Friends Farewell. Visit: for more information.

More information about PATS Telford can be found at: where visitors can register for free entry. The PATS organising team can be contacted on: 01892 862848. ISSUE 814 – JULY/AUGUST 2023 TEL 0121 824 7700 Alive Activities mission to improve the lives of older people Apetito attends UK Care Week 2023 at the NEC EF Training chosen as one of the top exhibitors at UK Care Week
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The first ever Best Practice London

On the 8th-9th March 2023 at Olympia London, Best Practice London provided the same high-quality content that attendees expected from its established Birmingham event.

Organised by CloserStill Media, Best Practice’s brand-new regional event in London provided a strong focus on educational content with 6 conference and workshop theatres that featured both clinical and non-clinical education for GPs, Practice Managers, Practice Nurses, Practice Pharmacists, Dispensing Doctors, and other ARRS roles. These 2023 theatres included; Keynote Theatre, GP Clinical Theatre

1, GP Clinical Theatre

2, Business Services Hub, Workshop Theatre, and the Nursing Theatre.

The packed conference programme included talks on subjects such as Transforming general practice, Safeguarding across the health system, The important role of primary care in the prevention and elimination of Hepatitis C, as well as some alternative seminars that included Lunch and Learn: Digital-first NHS Health Checks with speakers Luke Wyatt,

Commercial Director – iPLATO and Harpreet Sood, Primary Care Doctor – NHS.

One of the main attractive features of the event was that attendees could earn up to 12 hours of free accredited CPD in support of their medical re-validation. The entire programme for the show is tailored to meet the CPD requirements of healthcare professionals with clinical content closely following the GP curriculum spearheaded by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Complimentary passes were available to healthcare and allied healthcare professionals who were also given the opportunity to benefit from a 2-day professional training programme with clinical content that follows the GP curriculum. Some other benefits that attendees had access to included discovering the latest products designed to improve patient outcomes, and experiencing a range of cutting-edge services and technologies aimed at delivering greater efficiencies across general practice and primary care.

Digital transformation in primary care at scale: Our story

Operose Health are experts in working with complex health systems to transform quality of care and patient experience. They are the largest provider of primary care in the NHS with 66 practices and 650,000 patients nationwide, with 97% of their practices currently rated as Good or Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Primary care providers face challenges spending quality time with patients while managing increasing demand, evolving technology, changing targets, and the need for savvy data management.

Professor (Dr) Nick Harding OBE, Operose Health’s Chief Medical Officer, attended Best Practice Show in London and as part of a panel discussed the opportunities and benefits of the integrated care landscape.

Chief Medical Officer, Nick Harding said, “We are really positive about the

possibilities offered through greater integration across the health and care system. For example, our population health management tool, EZ-Analytics is being used effectively across primary care and could be used at system level to bring together patient data and journeys across multiple organisations.”

Operose Health offer digital tools to enhance the delivery of quality patient care. Contact us to find out more about real-world examples from our own practices, and how our solutions can help you overcome the challenges in primary care.

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As the first event outside of Birmingham, Best Practice London was well placed to serve the 68% of practices located within the Greater London, Home Counties, and Eastern and Southern England region. The conference programme was created to cater exactly to the issues currently being faced within general practice and primary care across London and the South of England.

Next year’s event will take place on 28th-29th February 2024 at the Olympia London and don’t forget you can visit Best Practice London for free if you are a GP Partner, GP, Locum GP, Practice Nurse, Practice Pharmacist, Dispensing Doctor, Practice Manager, or fulfil any ARRS role.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from this year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: Clement Clarke & Operose Health. Further details can be found on this page.

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Fresh off the launch of their Respiratory Training Academy last year, Clement Clarke International (CCI) was delighted to have exhibited at Best Practice London, taking the opportunity to showcase its unique strength as a sustainable UK manufacturer in providing an essential portfolio of inhaler technique training tools and devices.

CCI has been a major force in the manufacturing of innovative medical instrumentation since 1917. CCI is recognised in the industry as ‘The Gold Standard’ for expiratory flow measurement equipment, and this is supported by its current range of respiratory medical devices covering diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of many respiratory conditions.

Manufacturing innovative products such as the Mini-Wright Peak Flow Meter and the ABLE Spacer are just some of CCI’s industry leading products designed to support both patients and HCPs. CCI’s Respiratory Training Academy further supports and provides HCP’s


with Asthma and COPD respiratory education. Learn how to practice optimal inhaler techniques using CCI’s unique Asthma Management Inhaler Technique Training Toolkit, alongside being educated in asthma control through diagnosis, assessment, training and control.

CCI’s Roadmap to Good Asthma Control has been showcased across multiple audiences at various exhibitions throughout 2023. If you’re interested in knowing more, you can get in touch below.


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Putting the ‘Live’ back into Alive

In this issue of Healthcare Matters, we are pleased to feature Alive Activities as our Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Company of the Month.

As a registered charity, Alive Activities has embraced a vision and mission to improve the lives of older people. Tim Lloyd-Yeates embarked on a journey in 2009 when he founded Alive off the back of his own personal experience of visiting a relative in care. From not being provided the opportunities, engagement or activities they needed; Tim was adamant he had to create a person-centred care system that enables each resident to be treated with the dignity they deserve. Tim unfortunately passed away in 2015, but his legacy lives on through Alive that still runs

on the same passion, dedication, commitment and love that Tim once poured into the charity 14 years ago.

We heard from Ben Trowell, Business Development Manager who explained in more detail what role Alive takes within the healthcare sector.

“Alive is a charity that strives to engage older people living in care, train carers, connect care homes to their wider community, and work with older people still living at home to combat social isolation. Alive stand

up for the rights of older people and try to give a voice to those who may otherwise not be heard. We are currently increasing our support in the community; we have five Meeting Centres across Bristol and the wider area, designed for people living with dementia and their carers to come and take part in personcentred activity, obtain support and advice in day-to-day tasks, and give their carer the support network that they so often do not receive. We also run two allotments in Bristol, supporting people living with dementia and their carers with opportunities to benefit from regular horticultural therapy.”

Alive is based in Bristol and covers in-person activities and projects across Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, however clients can access training, online services and speaking sessions nationwide. One particular service to note is Alive on

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Demand, a dementia-friendly, interactive video-streaming platform with over 300 original videos that are designed to spark conversation and evoke memories. Each video also comes with additional resources such as quizzes and crafts to provide further engagement on a range of topics.

“The content for all Alive on Demand videos has either come from previous conversations and projects or from steering groups, therefore we know that it is both practical and relatable. We also value feedback from all our users and send regular emails requesting suggestions for future content. Another element to this platform is the AoD Community that allows activity and care staff to network and share ideas on how to better engage with their residents. There is also a separate channel for those still living in their homes to be able to communicate with people that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to, again to combat social isolation,” stated Ben.

recent is The Empathy Suit Experience, giving attendees the chance to experience what it is like to live with dementia and age-related physical impairment. Even though people living with dementia are a large part of the Alive customer base, the charity also works to help others that are often overlooked in the community with an aim to give them their ‘voices’ back. Alive understand that what older people, care staff, and care givers require is constantly changing which is why they will always strive to provide the most up-todate and relatable training.

“Another service we are really proud of is our intergenerational projects, linking care homes with schools and youth groups to establish meaningful connections. With our work’s key focus being to promote social action across the generations, our projects empower both younger and older people to have a positive impact on their environment and the community,” stated Ben.

As we transition away from COVID-19 restrictions, Alive, like many other companies working in the health care sector, have had

Another core service by Alive is their Care Sector Training that is available to all care staff. Each course is designed to empower, support and equip Care and Activity Staff whatever capacity they are in.

“Our staff have many years of personal and professional experience of dementia and are experts in their field. All of them have either worked in the care sector or have cared for their own family members, and therefore understand how important it is that we put wellbeing at the heart of care through activities that foster closer relationships and happy environments,” added Ben.

Alive offer a vast range of in-house training courses, on the job coaching courses, activity audits, as well as training for individual care staff. If you choose to opt for in-house training, the courses are delivered as either half day or full day formats and you can even have the option to pick and choose your own bespoke training plan based on individual requirements. Having a range of training courses, Alive’s most

to adapt and overcome many hurdles over the past three years. It is clear, however, the versatility of its services and ability to adapt to new rules and regulations have enabled the charity to provide an even greater service coupled with an even greater understanding.

“The pandemic provided us with an opportunity to reach a wider base through technology and the launch of Alive on Demand. We have grown our community support within the BNSSG area. Now running Meeting Centres, dementiafriendly allotments, hospital activity provision and technology groups, we are supporting more older people than ever before. Alive wants to continue to respond to the needs of older

people and with the increase of people living with dementia, it is essential we can support as many people as possible. We will continue developing AoD to be an online community providing connection and activity across the country. We also want to continue training our care staff to enhance their level of care whilst continuing to influence our dementia strategy and provision on local and national levels, ensuring the voice of those living with dementia is kept at the heart of all decisions and developments,” said Ben.

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NAIDEX 2023: providing support to the disability sector for fifty years

The National Accessibility, Inclusion & Disability (NAIDEX) Expo celebrated its 50th anniversary this year at the NEC Birmingham from 22nd-23rd March.

With over 200 suppliers in attendance and over 100 high-profile speakers, this was the place to be for everyone involved in the disability, independent living, rehabilitation and health care sectors. The industry is worth £249b and is continuing to grow, encompassing important topics such as accessibility, assistive technology, care, daily aids, mobility, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, sports & leisure and education.

With keynote speakers like inspirational goldmedal Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds OBE MBE drawing in huge crowds, there was a huge buzz of positivity and inclusivity across the two-day expo. Ellie Simmonds spoke about her incredible journey to becoming the youngest person to ever win a Paralympic medal and her recent experience on Strictly Come Dancing. The keynote speakers gave inspirational and thought-provoking speeches across four areas: main stage, lifestyle & leisure, accessibility & care and village green.

The action-packed, informative expo had representatives from all aspects of the industry such as: assistive IT technology, Powerchairs,

sign language services, portable inflatable safety beds for children, inclusive performing arts school & day provision, adapted wheelchair access holiday accommodation and exclusive IoT play therapy tools. Visitors were encouraged to try our wheelchairs on the test mobility track and numerous charities/support agencies were on hand to discuss topics such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and parent carer forums.

With much focus now on ‘lived experience’ within the disability sector, The Accessibility and Care Theatre was a new addition to this

All terrain wheelchairs making the outdoors accessible

Being able to get outside for fresh air and exercise is so good for your mental wellbeing, but this can sometimes be prohibitive if you need the use of a wheelchair. The Mountain Trike Company recognise this and manufacture all terrain wheelchairs designed to help wheelchair users tackle all sorts of terrain so access to the great outdoors is made easy.

These innovative wheelchairs can be ridden manually or electric power assist models are available so when the going gets tough or steep switching to the electric assist means you can travel further and faster.

Strong and robust yet lightweight and easy to fold make the Mountain Trike easy to transport. Components to those found on a mountain bike such as air suspension and hydraulic brakes provides the rider with a safe and comfortable ride.

The Mountain Trike can handle any terrain such as woodlands, mud, sand, snow, gravel, cobbles, grass –

confidence grows with each outing.

The Lever range can be ridden independently and the Push range is controlled by the pusher and very popular with families.

All models are modular so the chair can grow with you or be adapted if your circumstances change.

Find your freedom and independence with Mountain Trike.

Please contact 01270 842616 @mountaintrike

year’s Naidex expo. Many of the seminars touched upon the lived experience of caring for family members and featured the latest assistance technologies and aids, to enhance the holistic care experience. Many visitors, including healthcare professionals, occupational therapists, carers and users found this particularly useful.

Naidex started as a one-day seminar in 1973 to a couple of hundred participants but has now grown into a calendar event for thousands of likeminded professionals across the industry.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from this year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: BBL Batteries, eFOLDi, Mountain Trike, Sphere Product Design & Topro Mobility. Further details can be found on the next 2 and a half pages.



Topro manufacture and distribute high quality rollators and clinical waking aids. These are made in our own ecologically sustainable factory in Gjovik, Norway. Safety, mobility and sustainability are fundamental to our ethos.

From the feature-rich indoor Hestia to the robust and versatile Olympos ATR, there is a walker for every need.

Hestia is uniquely designed to allow safe, ease of use. An amazing variety of features includes a removable tray, mobile device storage and a simple aid to safe eating. It is no surprise that Hestia has become so popular.

Our Classic/Original is both practical and hard-working, whilst the versatile, multi coloured 5G will cope with any mobility challenge.

Our carbon Pegasus has become a huge success through its sleek and robust design.

The extraordinary Odysse will fold and pack into its own bag. Ideal for holidays, home and abroad. Topro also produces an impressive selection of clinical walkers with a proven history within both the private and NHS sectors. The Neuro has a reverse braking system built to cope with neurological diseases. The Forearm walker offers a simple effective mobility solution, and our Taurus walkers provide unrivalled gait management for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists countrywide.

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Topro: Keep on moving

eFOLDi partners with Government on initiative to improve airport ground handling for mobility aids

Disabled travellers can face significant challenges when travelling by air, particularly when it comes to ensuring the safety and security of their mobility aids. Improper handling by airport ground staff can result in damage or delays, which can have physical, emotional and financial consequences. Increasing awareness among airport ground operators has therefore been deemed vitally important, and eFOLDi was delighted to participate in the launch of a new initiative from the Department for Transport.

The training initiative focuses on ensuring the proper handling of mobility equipment and minimising any damage during transit. By sharing real-life experiences from disabled travellers, the Department for Transport hopes to raise awareness about the huge knock-on effects when mobility equipment is not handled correctly.

With the support of the BHTA (British Healthcare Trades Association), a new training video entitled, ‘It’s my legs –why handling wheelchairs with care matters’ was developed to highlight

Product Development Experts at Naidex


Our expertise ranges from defining requirements, project planning, stakeholder engagement & management, product concepts & models, product development, prototyping, testing, and transfer to production including specifications, verification and supply of certified production parts.

best practice when transporting powerchairs and other types of mobility aids. The video forms part of the Department for Transport’s, ‘Real person, Real passenger’ disability awareness campaign.

BHTA member and Naidex award winner, eFOLDi, was invited to participate in the training and provide hands-on support during the filming at Gatwick airport. Its lightweight, folding, Power Chair model was also one of the mobility devices selected to feature within the new video.

For more information, please visit: or call: 0800 622 6896.

The team at Sphere Product Design has over 20 years of Design Process, Product Design, Development, Engineering and Manufacturing experience.


A recent project involved the redesign of a product that had been on the market for many years. Our partnership resulted in a new patent protected design, with greater configuration options and reduced manufacturing, storage, shipping and installation cost, and a new brand aesthetic. The result has been a jump in sales across multiple markets.

Risk Risk management is key. Our flexible and collaborative approach facilitates close partnerships with our client teams and combined with our design process experience, aims to minimise risk throughout the process.

We work on Medical, Consumer and Industrial products, packaging and consumables.

We have expertise in low and high volume products. Injection moulding, 3D printing, composites, casting, sheet metal, vac forming, blow moulding, rotational moulding, electronics integration, simulation, etc.

Could we help you with your product development?

Call or email for a free consultation or just to learn more… 07913 620417

Its revolutionary design makes the eFOLDi Lite one of the lightest, most compact folding travel-scooters available – weighing just 15kg*. It folds and unfolds in just a few seconds and is easy to store and transport. No complex assembly is required – just unfold and go. excl. battery

CALL 0800 622 6896 or VISIT

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The eFOLDi Lite is one of the world’s lightest, most compact folding scooters

BBL Batteries: Specialist distributors of all batteries

BBL Batteries, the UK’s Premium supplier of Mobility Battery and Charger products, were once again delighted to exhibit at Naidex 2023. During the two-day event, the BBL Battery Experts promoted our extensive ranges of quality Batteries and Chargers for the Mobility sector. Additionally, we took this opportunity to highlight our range of AVON Lithium (LiFePO4) batteries which are renowned for their significant weight saving, exceptional safety and long cycle life.

With over 50 years of experience in the Battery Industry, BBL Batteries has established itself as a trusted name.

Whether you require a battery for a

Bath Hoist, an Electric Mobility Scooter, a Powered Wheelchair or indeed any other Mobility application, BBL Batteries has the answer. Our ranges encompass deep cycle, maintenance-free VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) and Gel batteries, as well as lithium (LiFePO4) solutions that significantly reduce the ‘cost per cycle’ whilst promoting fast charging, and Blue Tooth technology so users can closely monitor their batteries in situ.

If you are seeking a Lithium solution for your equipment or require a battery replacement for your machine, we encourage you to get in touch with David Hill at: He will be delighted to discuss your requirements and provide the assistance you need.

Please contact 0808 1680635


New Vision Signs and Graphics Ltd

New Vision Signs and Graphics Ltd are a leading supplier of innovative dementia-friendly signage and visual tools that are especially suited for use in hospitals and care homes.

Our Dementia-friendly signage is available in different styles and colours, and we take great pride in working closely with clients to create bespoke solutions that are suitable for their particular healthcare environment.

We offer a full survey service, with designs, drawings, location plans, manufacture and delivery or installation

of door signs, lift directories, as well as directional and wayfinding signage.

Our products include Digital Aquariums, Retro Televisions, False Fireplaces, False Windows, Kodak Digital Displays, Memory Boxes, Picture This, Reversible Mirrors and Pin-Free Notice Boards and can be viewed on this link: showcase/4935662

For more information, please see below:

01274 728831

On the 22nd-23rd March, TravelScoot exhibited at Naidex 2023 to showcase their innovative TravelScoot highlighted as the world’s lightest and most compact electric mobility scooter.

Weighing a mere 14.8kg including the battery, the 3-wheeled scooter can easily fold down to the dimensions of a 2-wheeler and comes in two ranges; The Escape and The Cruiser.

The Escape is the most popular model and is marked as the ‘can do everything’ scooter. Designed to tackle any surface including pavements, grass, hills, big cities and stoney paths, it is also well equipped and designed to take with you anywhere in the world being travel friendly for planes,

cruises, trains, and automobiles. The Cruiser has been designed for mainly indoor use and is perfect for smaller, indoor trips such as doctor appointments, shopping centres, supermarkets, and holiday cruises. If you’re unable to lift more than 11.4kg, then The Cruiser is the more advisable option over The Escape, and is usually more suited to individuals that are more advanced in age or experience pronounced medical disabilities but can still maintain good balance and cognitive abilities.

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Re-mobilise your life

The UK’s leading suppliers of commercial kitchen and laundry equipment

Commercial Kitchen and Laundry Solutions (CKLS) are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial kitchen and laundry equipment. Whether you are a small sized residential home or large-scale nursing home group, CKLS has the expertise and equipment you need to keep your operations running smoothly.

At CKLS, we understand that the success of your business depends on the quality of the equipment you use. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to provide businesses across the UK with the highest quality commercial laundry and kitchen equipment available. We work with only the best manufacturers in the industry to ensure that our customers get the most reliable and efficient equipment possible.

Our commitment to our customers doesn’t end with the sale of our equipment. At CKLS, we know that maintenance and repairs are crucial to keeping your equipment functioning at its best. That’s why we offer a full range of maintenance and repair

Swiftclean support for care homes

Running a care home presents plenty of challenges, some of which it is wise to outsource to an experienced and reputable specialist.

fire safety cleaning; and BS 9999 for fire dampers; these are the industry standards which are recognised as key in each specialist area.

services to our customers, including emergency repair services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

So, if you’re looking for reliable, high-quality commercial laundry and kitchen equipment, look no further than CKLS. With our extensive range of products and services, we're confident that we can help you find the right equipment to meet your needs and keep your business running smoothly for years to come.

Visit our website:, contact by phone on: 01200 411914 or email at:

Swiftclean is a family owned nationwide business. We specialise in air and water hygiene compliance with a particular emphasis on ventilation duct cleaning, kitchen extract fire safety cleaning, fire damper drop testing, laundry extract cleaning and commercial building water systems. Swiftclean has been and continues to be invaluable to general managers and facilities managers of care homes and can provide a package of services giving you peace of mind and value for money.

Our specialist teams work in accordance with BSEN15780 and TR19® for ventilation cleaning; L8 and HTM-04-01 for water management; TR19® Grease for kitchen extract

With all our services, excellent work is only half the story. In the event of an inspection, you will need to be able to demonstrate that your care home is compliant; it won’t be enough for you to know that it is. We provide all the required documentation, including before and after photographs and post clean and maintenance reports so you can be sure that your service users are safe & you are protected from any liability for negligence.


W&P supporting Health and Social Care providers across

the UK

W&P has been supporting Health and Social Care providers with its business planning, compliance and training requirements since 2001, including:

● Policies and Procedures for Domiciliary, Residential, & Clinical Service providers in England, Scotland & Wales.

● Policies and procedures for Learning Disability Services in England.

● Policies and Procedures for nonregistered services in England

● Staff training packs – i.e. Management of Medicines.

● Accredited on-line distance learning training courses.

● Compliance Audits/Mock Inspections

● Tender writing and Bid support

● CQC Registration Support

● General Business Advice and Guidance

New for 2023!

● Updated CQC compliance webinar

● Values Led Recruitment and Retention Webinar

● Children’s Policies and Procedures

● New Online Policy PortalManage, read and share your policies at the touch of a button.

For this and much more, please go to our website at: or call us on 01305 767104, we are here to help.

Contact us now to book in your free care home assessment on: 0800 243 471 or email:
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UK Care Week 2023: One-stop shop for the care industry

dementia sufferers or those with communication difficulties.

The virtual dementia tour was featured at the show, as a cutting-edge scientifically-proven method for enabling greater empathy with dementia sufferers. It was commissioned by a combination of nursing homes, CQC, the emergency services, families and other institutions to provide a professional tool for staff across the dementia care community. By ‘giving a window’ into the world of dementia, it is hoped the tool with foster interpersonal skills such as patience and kindness. It has been shortlisted for two awards: Skills for Care and the Times Educational Supplement TES.)

UK Care Week is an annual event that unites everyone together from the care industry: dementia care, nursing/residential and home care under one roof. The event is designed to showcase the latest technological advances and raise the profile of an often-marginalised industry sector.

This year’s event took place from 22nd-23rd March at the NEC Birmingham and had over 2,300 visitors from the care industry, particularly senior management teams and directors, with purchasing power.

With 32% responsible for and 38% influencing purchasing power of budgets ranging from £10K to over £2M, this was the primary event to showcase new technologies and promote brand awareness. The majority of visitors were interested in seeing the latest product demonstrations and also keeping upto-date with current thinking and methodologies.

UK Care Week carries out an annual National Care Awareness survey and the following issues were raised: recruitment, retention, skill development and funding across the care industry. With this in mind, there was a big drive this year to push care recruitment, with the growing current skills shortage in the industry. Multiple specialist healthcare recruitment agencies were on hand to discuss the logistics of employee recruitment with care managers.

The other hot topic this year was the growth in AI and software technology, all designed to increase staff management and resident wellbeing. The latest care management software and digital warden & nurse call solutions demonstrated the power of automated workplace systems. Other state-of-theart software included educational digital gaming for seniors and AI-pain assessment tools, ideal for

Visit apetito at UK Care Week to learn how to save money and make efficiencies in the kitchen

apetito is heading to the UK Care Week at the NEC on 22nd and 23rd March. As a leading meals provider, apetito builds genuine partnerships with care homes across the country; reducing costs, waste, and labour requirements, whilst still delivering high-quality meals residents always look forward to.

If you’re a Care Home group, apetito would like to invite you to its VIP Lounge at Stand G90 to learn more about how its meals service goes beyond providing great tasting food and can transform your care home catering.

Enjoy sampling popular dishes developed by apetito’s team of in-house chefs and dietitians. You’ll also be able to find out more its award-winning range of IDDSI compliant texture-modified meals and revolutionary Finger Food Bites, which bring back dignity to dining for residents with dementia.

General Manager of apetito’s care home division, Richard Woodward, explains why you should visit its stand, “We know every pound counts for care homes, as they navigate the highest cost of living in decades

against the backdrop of an ongoing labour crisis within the sector.”

“At the core of our service is the belief that food should be enjoyed by everyone. Packed with quality ingredients, its meals are delicious, nutritious and cater to all residents’ dietary needs.”

“My team and I are keen to talk to about how we can support them, deliver efficiencies and ensure quality mealtimes.”

To find out more about apetito’s care homes meal service, please visit: https://carehomes.apetito. or call: 0808 239 2399.

The dementia choir entertained the audience, whereas the Care Quality Commission (CQC) gave keynote industry speeches and was on hand to discuss pressing issues across the industry.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from this year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: Apetito, EF Training, Five on a Bike & Keenan Recycling. Further details can be found on the next 2 and a half pages.

Find out more about next year’s expo:

UK Care Week

20th-21st March 2024

NEC Birmingham

Five on a Bike

Five on a Bike is a video production company that specialises in creating marketing, recruitment and internal comms videos for those in the care sector, and those who supply to the sector. We’re specialists in working across many different settings in Residential Care Homes, Support Services for teenagers and young adults, Home Care, Healthcare and Mental Health Services.

We’re a small but mighty team with a ton of experience interviewing and filming with hundreds of care professionals and their clients. Helping organisations use video to share emotive stories about the successes of their work, as well as information about who they are and

what they do, in an engaging and simple way.

We understand that video production can seem daunting, which is why our goal is to simplify the process for you as much as possible. Our multiskilled team is dedicated to making sure we’re flexible in our approach, friendly – whether you’re a CEO or an elderly care patient – and working within your timeline and your budget.

So whether your project is big or small – we’re ready. Get in touch today!

Contact Sakara Malcolm,


UK Care Week 2023: EF training chosen as one of the top exhibitors, confirmed keynote speaker 2024!

Due to Jayne Ellis’ presentation at this year’s UK Care Week at the NEC in March 2023, being one of the most well received sessions, the EF training Founder & CEO has been invited to be a Keynote Speaker at the next UK Care Week at the NEC 20th & 21st March 2024.

sickness levels. The said statistics are as follows:

✚ 70% increase in staff retention

✚ 60% decrease in staff sickness

✚ 100% of delegates saying that this training should be mandatory

✚ 100% of delegates saying training helped them cope better at work.

With a view to ensuring what is learnt via the training is sustained, Jayne has now written Part 2 of the training… Reflecting and Responding to Compassion Fatigue, which expands and enhances the delegate’s understanding and offers further tools and strategies.

Jayne, who has co-written the self-care and well-being chapter in the Royal Marsden Nursing Manual and many articles in various publications, has made major inroads, along with her highly experienced team of trainers, into getting the vital message across of the importance and need for selfcompassion, by helping delegates to recognise the symptoms of compassion fatigue and build their own self-care toolkit. This has been achieved by Jayne’s self-penned proactive training course; Recognising & Responding to Compassion Fatigue.

First written about in the late 1980s by an American Traumatologist called Charles Figley. Compassion Fatigue is described as ‘the natural consequence of stress resulting from caring for and helping traumatised or suffering people or animals.’

EF training has been delivering and consistently developing this course for over 5 years. This has enabled the business, via detailed and conscientious monitoring, to build a bank of very positive statistics and data proving the great impact of the training on staff well-being and, therefore, the knock-on effect to organisations retention and

For more information regards our training and speaking engagements, please contact on:

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Care Homes spending up to £50,000 a year sending food waste to landfill

The average UK business is spending over £50,000 every year on sending food waste to landfill, however, recycling food waste could save care homes up to £7,000 a year, according to new research from Keenan Recycling.

Despite this, only a third (36%) of care homes say that they recycle food waste in order to minimise financial losses and only a third (34%) recycle food waste to avoid costly fines.

However, new legislation due to land in 2024, is expected to mandate that any business producing over 5kg of food waste will need to separate and recycle its waste through a registered food waste carrier service.

Failure to comply could put care homes at risk of potentially hefty financial penalties-with fixed penalty notices starting from £300.

The legislation is due to be introduced by both DEFRA and the Welsh Government, who are expected to enact the provisions of the Environment Act 2021, and thereby make the separation of food waste from other waste streams a requirement.

a further third (32%) of respondents cited that recycling food waste helps them adhere to hygiene standards.

new processes such as investing in new bins, onboarding new food waste providers and providing training for staff.”

However, while the research suggests that care homes are not aware of the potential costs that sending food waste to landfill could incur, it did reveal that care homes are conscious of the indirect financial implications.

Almost half (44%) said they recycle food waste as a response to public sentiment and consumer demand and


Grant Keenan, Managing Director at Keenan Recycling, said, “We know our care homes want to implement more sustainable methods of working, but they are facing a lot of pressure right now and there are many misconceptions around the true cost of food waste recycling.”

“Our roundtable with key industry experts, including representatives from the care sector, highlighted this. Businesses revealed that they are worried about the upfront costs involved in introducing

“But actually, short term investment in proper food waste management systems will bring financial benefits in the mid to long term. In fact, care homes could see themselves saving thousands each year. On top of this, by looking at how to implement new processes now, businesses can ensure that there is time to support staff through the change and iron out any teething problems ahead of the incoming laws.”

For more insights from the research and findings from Keenan’s roundtable, please visit:

Please contact 0800 644 6618

Short term investment in proper food waste management systems will bring financial benefits in the mid to long term

Reval: Leaders in assisted bathing

Reval has been manufacturing assisted bathing and showering products for more than 46 years.

Reval has a wide and varied range of high-end equipment available, for extensive use across all healthcare sectors.

Our range includes:

✚ Assisted bathing systems

✚ Ceiling track and mobile hoists

✚ Assisted showering appliances and wet room equipment

✚ Shower and sluice systems

✚ Hydro-therapy pools and changing rooms

As a manufacturer, we can offer a direct service- delivering the best value for our customers. All services are delivered by our highly trained product specialists and tech-service teams. Our aim is to deliver a seamless service based on careful planning, process, expertise and our unrivalled ‘Know How.’

The unique thing about Reval is its business model. To explain, unlike all other equipment providers in our sector, Reval strategy is based on delivering quality products designed to be reliable long-term, which only require preventative maintenance

annually. Our three-year no-quibble warranty policy provides clients with peace of mind and ensures your costs are minimised. We are not interested in tying customers into expensive service contracts. This is not our strategy! Our strategy means we can leaner and more controlled thanks to a ‘Just-in-time’ parts sourcing process: making parts immediately available, improving service to our clients.

Most of all: Reval is renowned for its innovation and its ability to design products that make a difference. To improve your service and profitability, or if you are looking for that product that truly makes a difference, call today, there’s nothing to lose.

Please contact +44 (0)1656 721001

Haigh Engineering: 60 years of British Innovation in wastewater

Haigh are specialists in the design, manufacture, and support of waste & sewage handling in a care environment.

Haigh’s range of Incomaster, Panaway, and Solo machines for the disposal of waste from immobile, partially mobile or incontinent residents all bring proven reduction in costs, logistics and landfill associated with yellow bagging.

The latest developments from Haigh include the Panaway DS. The addition of an innovative Docking Station to Haigh’s established waste disposal equipment range makes upgrading and maintaining your sluice room even easier.

Also, the flexibility introduced by the Panaway M1 allows

the infection prevention and economic benefits of disposable pulp to be delivered where and when it would previously simply not have been possible to achieve.

Established in 1965, Haigh has a reputation for delivering reliable, innovative, efficient waste handling systems. Long product lifespans, a manufacturing and supply chain commitment towards net zero carbon and the inherent low energy requirements of the products themselves sets Haigh apart from others.

Bealies Adaptive Wear

My name is Caron Mcluckie, I am a mother of 3 adult children Theo, Emile, and Esther. 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 self-catheterise 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

Please contact 01989 763131 07500 626463 Please

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.

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Professional with perfection

In this issue of Healthcare Matters, we are delighted to select Noble Gift Packaging as our Optical and Sanitary Company of the Month.

Noble Gift Packaging is a leading jewellery, optical cases and retail packaging solutions company, offering jewellery boxes, gift bags, to garment displays, from high-end retail to wholesale. With an onus on environmental sustainability, the company offers eco-friendly, such as biodegradable or recycled material shopping bags, jute pouches and jewellery displays, through its ZeroTree catalogue. With customers from North America, to Europe and the UK, Noble Gift Packaging has more than 25,000 items in its warehouse and provides exceptional expertise with branding, logos, texts and designs.

Established in 1992 by founder: David Stobiecki, Noble Gift Packaging provides standard and bespoke products to wide-ranging industries. With a talented multilingual customer service team and quick international shipping available, Noble prides itself on offering an exceptional eCommerce experience for all new and existing customers. We caught up with David Stobiecki to find out more about this pioneering Powerhouse, “We are based in Enfield, North London and have offices in the USA, Canada and Italy, offering a truly worldwide service. We have 40 years’ expertise in the industry and pride ourselves on our customer service.”

“Our main business is jewellery packaging, gift packaging, bags, ribbons and wrapping paper and displays but in the last few years we moved into the optical market and sanitary, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and can offer bespoke packaging and displays.”

Noble has an extensive range of optical supplies from clamshells, folding cases, lens cleaners, sports glasses, to many more. The clamshell glasses cases are designed to protect lenses from damage and the

arms from over-use. The cases are designed to fit most standard sized glasses and come with soft lining to protect glasses from external dirt. There is a wide choice of fashionable designs to choose from including: leatherette, metallic crocodile and dotted snapcases.

With regards to sanitary supplies, Noble has a comprehensive range of products to carry out effective social distancing and optimal hand hygiene in close-contact office, medical/ pharmacy or healthcare settings. These include: masks, sanitisers and wipes, gloves and gowns, labels, sneeze guards, forehead thermometers and gauze pads, to ensure effective infection control, where warranted.

The anti-spray face protection shield comes with an adjustable headband with foam padding for daily use. The shield protects the user from spills, germs and bacteria.

The 3-ply face masks (ASTM Level 1: 95% BFE) come in handy packs of 50 and are engineered with breathable non-woven cloth, making this a popular choice for employees, looking for effective facial barriers to viruses and infections.

For customer-facing workplaces such as banks, or takeaway food outlets, the sneeze guard (perspex/ acrylic) counter shield provides assurance for staff and customers against the spread of unwanted germs, thus allowing workplaces to continue happy in the knowledge they are protecting their workers and the general public.

In the case of effective fever detection, the non-contact forehead thermometer and non-contact digital thermometer are ideal for measuring temperatures. In most cases, any temperatures over 37°C

indicates raised fevers and due to this non-contact mechanism, any cross-contamination is averted. The non-contact forehead thermometer will measure temperatures from 1.2” to 2” away and produce readings rapidly within one second. The non-contact digital thermometer is used more typically for measuring fever caused by influenza or other viruses. The measurement time is sub-one second, with a temperature range of 32° to 42°C and can easily alternate between Celsius and Fahrenheit.

For more information on the full product range, please see the website and optical catalogue below: 020 8805 4111 docs/noble2019_optical_lookbook

OPTICAL & SANITARY Company of the Month
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technology, legislation guidelines and talent sourcing solutions.

It was the perfect opportunity for many in the industry to discuss recruitment evolution post-pandemic, such as supporting graduates adversely affected by the pandemic with interview techniques and confidence coaching.

synonymous with sharing best practice, networking with industry peers, showcasing the latest innovative products and services – which for many exhibitors has led to increased brand awareness and leads.

The Recruitment Agency Expo is one of the leading UK events for the recruitment industry and this year was housed in a new venue: the ExCeL Centre in London from 21st-22nd March.

The event was launched back in 2012 and has grown exponentially to now attract quality footfall from across the brightest minds in the recruitment industry. This year’s event saw 3,000 visitors, many of whom were key decision makers and toplevel executives.

With over 100 premiere industry suppliers, showcasing the latest innovation in recruitment workplace systems and 55 recruitment experts giving inspirational key note speeches, the 3,000 visitors had access to the latest AI automated

AI systems were as expected, huge this year with everything from behaviour science & psychology software, to talent acquisition platforms. The UK currently lags behind some European countries, India and Singapore with the early adoption of AI automation solutions and this was the perfect opportunity to encourage visitors to consider the merits of AI.

The two-day event was action-packed and featured representatives from all aspects of the recruitment industry, such as: cloud recruitment software, insurance services, employment law/compliance & consultancy, accountancy and tax advice, payroll services and candidate attraction and testing.

The much sought after global recruitment author and expert: Greg Savage was a favourite speaker amongst the audiences, as he shared his wisdom on upskilling, education, growth and evolution. With over four decades of experience in the industry, many visitors found his keynote speech inspiring.

The Recruitment Agency Expo has become

As the industry moves past paper-based payroll and paperwork, the focus is on automated workplace systems that can manage the whole cycle from search and selection, background screening to HR & payroll. With cutting-edge video recruitment software and AI talent acquisition software now readily available, many of the decision-makers at the event were looking for the right solution packages for their companies.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from this year’s event, listed here: Evolve CS. Further details can be found on this page.

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Expos now:

Recruitment Agency Expo 2023

4th-5th October 2023

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Recruitment Agency Expo 2024

19th-20th March 2024

ExCeL London

Evolve offers flexible and future-focused payroll and employment solutions for temporary staffing agencies and contractors.

Recruitment is competitive – that’s no secret. Contractors dodge your calls. End clients delay funds. Factoring companies take an average of 25% on every invoice. Plus your team has to deal with the ever-present burden of IR35 and compliance.

The answer is here –whether you need agency payroll, umbrella PAYE, Limited Company payroll, CIS (Construction Industry Scheme) payroll, or bespoke payroll solutions,

Evolve helps your agency succeed.

Outsource your payroll to Evolve and secure up to 30 days credit, interest free – freeing up vital cash flow. Attract and reward your contractors with our exclusive perks package. Nail compliance with our free IR35/SDC assessments. Plus, get full access to our legal advisors, specialising in tax and employment law.

Let’s succeed together.

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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 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.

Imagine what we can do for your bottling line.


send an email to: or visit our website: to see our full range and some fascinating bottling and canning case studies.


Riso Gallo is the first international rice brand to have produced its rice from sustainable agriculture, making their premium best-selling risotto completely sustainable from field to fork!

Established in 1856, Riso Gallo is the oldest Risotto rice producer in Italy and has been delivering its premium rice to consumers around the world for over six generations.

Known to many as Italy’s first choice, Riso Gallo is one of the longest surviving rice companies in Italy and is still growing. A family run business,

it is now in it’s 6th generation.

The company has uniquely created its own Circular Economy within it’s rice production, collaborating with innovative startups to give new life to the by-products of the rice mill which produces the delicious range of rices of the Riso Gallo Brand – from aged Carnaroli, the choice of award winning chefs around to world to Arborio used every day in risotto lovers homes!

All Riso Gallo plastic vacuum packaging is now suitable for recycling, following the launch of a new eco-sustainable, low environmental impact plastic. Riso Gallo are the first company to adopt this sustainable packaging. The Gallo Risotto Traditional, Arborio, Carnaroli, and the Carnaroli Rustico are now in packs using FSC certified cardboard outer to protect the grains.

Riso Gallo is a proud supporter of National Rice Week – running from 11th–17th September 2023.

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An energy drink for people who don’t drink energy drinks. Speed knitting, spin-biking, mountain climbing or just finishing a box-set. Whatever you’re into we won’t judge!! If you think Energy drinks are not for you, give GOAT a go, you might just be surprised.

Our Philosophy – To create fun, functional drinks which everybody can feel a part of.

Unique Products – We have created an innovate range of ‘active’ drinks that have functional ingredients, claimable health benefits and provide energy without being marketed simply as an energy drink. Strongly appealing to customers who wouldn’t normally drink energy drinks or see themselves as someone who does. Our drinks don’t contain

any artificial ingredients, they are not overpowering in flavour or aroma.

What our customers are saying:






Call us on: 01525 718288,
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The Printwear & Promotion Live! (P&P Live!) is the only annual event solely dedicated to the garment decoration industry. It has been running for 30 years and took place this year from 26th-28th February at the NEC Birmingham.

With over 5,000 visitors across the threeday expo, it was the sole calendar event for showcasing new product lines, networking and generating sales interest.

P&P Live! featured 140 exhibitors from top clothing brands and clothing distributors to the printwear industry and decoration equipment and accessories suppliers, including direct to garment, transfer, sublimation, screen printing and embroidery, which was a 15% increase in exhibitors from 2022. For many of the exhibitors, this was their first trade show appearance post-pandemic.

The organisers of the event use highly targeted marketing campaigns to draw high-quality footfall and promotion through its official exhibition magazine: Printwear & Promotion, with a regular circulation of 6,550 readers.

This year’s event was buzzing with the latest direct to film transfer technology (DTF), which is revolutionising the garment decoration industry. Multiple exhibitors showcased DTF printers & software and key note speakers in The Decoration Advice suite talked about the logistics and benefits of DTP. Many of the visitors had come to the event with the sole

intention of finding out more about DTP and were interested in price comparisons between companies.

The innovative 8x4m video wall showcased promotional videos from featured key suppliers across the industry including: vinyl film printing for home inkjet printers, the predicted hot fashion trends such as 90s baby tee and responsibly sourced uniform solutions.

P&P Live! thrives on dynamic marketing and alongside machinery demonstrations, there was a fashion catwalk with live models showcasing fashion ranges and even a skateboarding ramp with skateboarders modelling new lines.

Other featured exhibitors included: heat

transfer services for small and large garments, hi-vis workwear ranges, ribbon printing, embroidery services and stockists of school uniforms. The guest speakers in The Decoration Advice Centre and Knowledge Centre featured next-generational presentations on sustainable solutions in the embroidery industry and how solventfree paints and solar arrays are helping businesses turn carbon-neutral.

Printwear & Promotion Live! will take place next year alongside Sign & Digital UK (SDUK) in a colocated space. This collaborative partnership is expected to have a combined audience of over 9,000 visitors, hugely increasing the footfall to the exhibitors in attendance. SDUK is the biggest and most established trade show for the visual communication sector and covers signage, print, display, décor and design and will be celebrating its 35th edition next year.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from this year’s event, listed here InkfuseDTF. Further details can be found on this page. Printwear


Direct To Film (DTF) printing is a relatively new digital printing method that has become increasingly popular in the custom printing industry.

As specialists in DTF transfer printing and DTF printer sales, InkfuseDTF has a dedicated first-class customer service team that pride themselves on providing the highest-quality DTF transfers, printers and consumables for both corporate and individual customers.

DTF printing gives you the option to upload your own custom designs onto a specially designed film sheet ready for easy application to clothing or fabric. With an average of 60 plus washes before any fading marks, DTF printing is the ideal choice for all workwear and employee uniforms.

Alongside its printing services, InkfuseDTF also offer top quality training and support with all printer bundles, and if you’re new to DTF, the team will guide you along each step of using your new state-of-theart DTF printing equipment.

InkfuseDTF most definitely caught the eye of many potential new customers at the Printwear & Promotion Live Expo 2023. The team had a successful exhibition, presenting their products and services to many like-minded individuals and industry professionals looking to purchase DTF printing equipment.

If you’ve been on the lookout for a high-quality DTF printing service but unsure where to start, InkfuseDTF is your best choice.

For more information, please see below:

01977 361200

WANT TO START YOUR OWN CLOTHING BUSINESS OR JUST PRESS DESIGNS ONTO GARMENTS? Affordable rates ranging from as little as £12.50 per meter including VAT – 24 hour turnaround. Visit 01977 361200 •
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EAIS is a leading Manufacturer and Supplier of storage and transportation products supplied both to the Foodservice and Healthcare industries. Proud to be based in King’s Lynn, Norfolk we are renowned for our innovation and ability to offer solutions which not only meet the customer’s demands, but their expectations as well.

Whether you are looking for food storage shelving, racking systems, trolleys and fabrication, or maybe its healthcare shelving and medical trolleys or even bespoke design products. With the combination of our ability to hold vast stocks of our key product lines, combined with our hugely experienced and award winning customer service it has made EAIS the number one choice within the Industry.



Smashing the mould of ordinary, Buck and Birch are committed to creating ‘genuine expressions of the Scottish landscape in liquid form’, taking all the flavours from their adventures and surroundings in the wild. Since 2016, both Tom and Rupert have been creating drinks to suit a wide range of audiences from cocktail drinkers, to pleasure seekers and fancy tipple users.

The wild flavours available range from BIRCH, a wild botanical spirit harnessing the refreshing taste of the birch tree (think B&T not G&T), to their Flavour First Seasoned with Spirit series of wild liqueurs, championing the fantastic native flavours hidden in our landscape. You will find the entire range across a number of online stockists but also from their beautiful shop and tasting room in the middle of Macmerry Industrial estate just 14 miles east of Edinburgh city centre.

Why not put us to the test and let EAIS become your Ideal Solution?

The second arm to the fine dining experiences when you can expect to be greeted and served by Head chef, Rupert Waites, and creative partner, Tom Chisholm.

Throughout the year, Buck and Birch partner with exclusive wine and

spirits brands across Scotland to host a fully immersive evening of wild food and drink. Guests are taken on a journey of wild flavour exploration through their unique multi course tasting menus, showcasing the very best from the seashores, forests, fields and hedgerows of Scotland. Each menu also includes a unique drinks flight showcasing their unique spirits along with a carefully curated wine and soft drinks list to perfectly compliment the dishes on offer. Private events catered for on request.


our sales department on either 01553 765205 or email:
contact 01875 444445 buckandbirch/?hl=en BuckandBirch

The Hazardex Live! show at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate from 1st-3rd March 2023 was packed to the brim with many hotly anticipated attendees excited to celebrate the 21st birthday event of Hazardex Live!

The free-to-attend exhibition was accompanied by the main conference that always includes prominent high hazard industry stakeholders addressing an assembled professional audience. In the past, the expo has included prominent speakers from the UK Health & Safety Executive, Chemical Industry Association, IECEx, and more.

The two-day Conference, Exhibition and Awards ceremony was dedicated to those concerned with protecting Personnel, Process & Plant in hazardous area environments. It was a great gathering for all those involved in hazardous area operations across all major industries as it successfully assembled the process safety community to review current and forthcoming legislation, keeping them up to date with best practice and the latest research in those key

LIVE! 2023


areas of managing process safety effectively.

Hazardex Live! has been globally known for being THE leading event for the hazardous area sector since it launched in 2002. Each year there is always a large range of new and exciting products, innovations and research available for all those involved and attending; this year was no different! Offering exceptional networking opportunities and plenty of chance for government agencies, regulators, certification bodies & training providers, consultants, and product manufacturers to meet up with senior engineers and safety managers from the high hazard and process industry owners/operators to share their experiences, the expo was a true success.

For more information on the next Hazardex! Live events, please see below: https://www.hazardex-event.

We are MacClancy and Sons Ltd, a family run business, providing your industry with the best Explosion Protection equipment for the best price.

We offer high-quality Explosion Protection equipment from our wide range of Vent Panels, Flameless Vents and Isolation Valves as well as Sensors, Environmental and Safety Protection.

The products we provide are competitively priced thanks to our exclusive contract to supply the UK with VigilEx® Safety Protection equipment. Everything we supply is fully EN certified for all types of combustible dust up to 250Kst. Rest assured that our manufacturing partners STiF are leading the way in safety protection, improving

certification testing with European Notified Body INERIS to reflect real world conditions and improve the latest EN Standards.

Detailed information on VigilEx® equipment and accessories can be found attached to this email and certification and technical drawings are available, free of charge, online at:



Dennis Long, a chief system engineer at Watlow, says manufacturers should make the switch to electric sooner rather than later. Electrification of process heating is a key strategy in addressing climate change.

Electric heaters do not burn fossil fuels and can be powered via renewable energy sources. Electric heat exchangers are no stranger to oil and gas operations, but historically they have been used only in applications with a name plate under one megawatt (MW).

But potential is growing to use electric heaters for applications requiring more

than one MW but less than 15MW. These span several areas, including oil and gas, and also renewable fuel production.

Electric heaters and heat exchangers have other advantages including less thermal lag, safer operation, more uniform distribution of heat and smaller overall footprint.

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New additions to Vectaire’s range are Purge-Box Units and Fire Rated Air Bricks.

Purge Boxes, available in two sizes, provide rapid purge ventilation as required by Building Regulations, Part F 2010, Appendix B. They help create a healthier ambient by removing humidity, poor quality air, and stale odours QUICKLY in residential dwellings, and help tackle overheating issues (Building Regulations, Part O). Trickle, boost and purge speeds are set at installation. These units are low profile, easy to install in ceiling, loft or void using 220mm x 90mm ducting and require only one discharge grille. They operate quietly and efficiently with low running costs and are manufactured in the UK to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. They can be used as stand-alone units or in conjunction with a Vectaire MVHR or MEV system.

The Fire Rated Air Bricks are high performance, noncombustible terminals designed for low resistance use with powered mechanical ventilation.

Available in three sizes, 500mm or 100mm length. Bezelled or non-bezelled, in five RAL colours and with a range of accessories Manufactured from galvanised sheet steel, powder coated to Classification A2-s1, d0. They are fully compliant with safety regulations.

Both these new ranges complement Vectaire’s MVHRs, MEVs and DMEVs.

Please contact +44 (0)1494 522333


Introducing the latest addition to Aico’s technologically advanced 3000 Series, the Ei3030 Multi-Sensor Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarm combines individual Optical, Heat and CO sensors, for the ultimate fire and CO response.

This device can be fitted in any room where both fire and CO protection is required (except a kitchen), meaning that coverage can be provided with fewer alarms.

Built-in dust compensation technology allows the Ei3030 to self-monitor minute changes in dust levels, recalibrating the alarms trigger point to reduce the risk of false alarms.

The devices’ Thermistor Heat Sensor and high performance Optical Sensor work together intelligently but operate independently. An electrochemical CO Sensor provides

an accurate CO response, which is translated into the alarms visual indicators that flash depending on what has triggered the alarm.

Aico’s Ei3030 utilises their easi-fit base, is mains powered, has a 10-year rechargeable lithium cell backup, and is compatible with other Aico mains-powered units. The device is compatible with the Ei3000MRF for wireless interconnection and data extraction via the Ei1000G Gateway. This device holds Kitemarks for British Standards BS EN 14604:2005, BS 5446-2:2003 and BS EN 502911:2018.

Learn more about Aico’s Ei3030 Multi-Sensor Alarm at:


Cleenol is a manufacturer and supplier of quality cleaning and hygiene products. The fourth-generation family owned and run company celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2023. Cleenol has established a strong reputation for its Lift and British Nova brands, Evolution super concentrates and for its ability to produce leading private label products.

NIMBUS is a comprehensive yet flexible investigation case and quality management system. Managing multi-use cases with integrated modules from evidence & task tracking, centralised workflows & orchestration, staff & asset management, and disclosure & reporting. Delivering significant efficiencies, greater collaboration and improved case transparency while reducing risk and administrative burdens.

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.

ELAFLEX Ltd, Hoddesdon is associated with Elaflex Hiby, Germany and supply ZVA fuel nozzles and components for LNG and CNG. In our programme 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.

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 its 15 year anniversary of supplying chevrons and graphics to not only the UK but worldwide customers.

Transform Employee Engagement with One Powerful Platform. Terryberry’s industry leading Recognition Platform is a single hub with everything you need to build an effective employee recognition programme in your organisation, including Milestone & Service Awards, Employee Benefits, Social Recognition and Engagement, Wellbeing and Feedback & Engagement.

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.

Established in 1975, Dual Pumps Ltd is a leading supplier of pumps, fluid handling components, agricultural & industrial spraying products, pressure washers, pressure wash accessories & cleaning equipment. Preferred supplier for many leading manufacturers, distributors, hire shops across a broad range of industries in both the UK and export markets.

Swiftclean provides expert kitchen extract fire safety cleaning; Legionella control risk assessments and remedial works; fire damper drop testing; specialist ventilation hygiene cleaning and several associated hygiene services. We can help you to stay compliant.



With over 30 years’ expertise in providing high quality UK storage and racking solutions to our clients, WP Group are recognised specialists in the design, specification and installation of warehouse storage and racking solutions for sites across the British Isles.

Each individually designed storage system is planned to suit each client’s unique operating environment: taking account of the goods being handled, the size and layout of their storage facility, making it easier for you to maximise the efficiency of your facility.

challenge, as the maximum height of the room changed in different areas of the building.

The solution:

The WP Group solution successfully met and exceeded the design brief, by addressing the challenges of the project requirements in several individual areas:

Design ingenuity and lifecycle costs

Integrated fabric racks were specified using Galvatite steel decks, to provide a strong, ultrasmooth surface; ensuring no snagging or tearing

contours of the entire warehouse roof.


The whole project was designed to achieve a minimum of one hour’s fire protection, in

Once the installation is complete, our aftermarket service provides a full range of inspection, repair, replacement services and can be used to safely maintain and modify your layout as your business grows.

As internationally recognised importers, exporters and wholesalers of fabrics to all areas of the UK textile industry: Oddies Textiles Ltd stock over 200 regular lines of fabric consisting of 300+ print designs, that requires thousands of fast and slowmoving textile rolls.

This presents a major logistics challenge: storing and handling so many individual items, whilst maximising the use of their warehouse space.

The WP Group have supported the growing and changing needs of the Oddies business for many years, providing a wide range of warehouse racking and storage solutions.

Products installed: over some 15 years, WP Group have installed a variety of storage solutions, including fabric racks, pallet racks and mezzanine flooring to greatly increase the original storage area of Oddies warehouse.

The Brief: Mezzanine floor solution with integrated fabric racking

Oddies asked WP to replace an existing mezzanine floor, with purpose-built replacement mezzanine containing integrated fabric racks to create a heavy duty, high density upper-level storage area capable of holding 5,000kg per storage bay. A further requirement was to install this over and around existing ground floor fabric racks that were in continuous use.

In addition, WP were challenged to design a solution to reduce ‘lifecycle’ costs of ongoing maintenance and repair of the new installation and maximise available storage space.

The age of the building provided a further

of any fabric being stored. The corrosion-proof Galvatite decks also eliminated bowing or bending that would normally occur from placing heavy duty fabrics on traditional wooden decks.

Load capacity

The WP Group design specified that the fabric racks were inserted into purpose built steel channels which spread load distribution evenly along the racks (unlike racks fixed on baseplates) thus eliminating point loads in individual areas.

In order to maximise storage capacity of the racks, the racking uprights were each individually sized throughout the building to follow the uneven

accordance with UK building standards; and the whole installation was designed so that the new mezzanine support columns were positioned inside the existing ground floor racks, to safely avoid interfering with the working aisles below.

Safe transfer of fabrics from the mezzanine to ground level was ensured by installation of an ‘up and over’ pallet gate, which creates a physical safety guard around the loading area of the mezzanine, and then a guard separating the operator from the pallet once it has been loaded to the pallet gate ready for removal from the mezzanine.

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