Products & Services Review Issue 815

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Crufts 2023

The annual greatest dog show on the planet returned to the familiar NEC in Birmingham in March earlier this year as they celebrated their 150th anniversary!

Thousands of dogs and their owners descended on Birmingham to compete for the world-famous Best in Show award that was eventually awarded to Orca the Lagotto Romagnolo, the first of its breed to ever win the shows category.

There was an abundance of rare breeds at the show to which visitors could get up close and personal with, creating a magical and unforgettable experience. The well-organised event

once again displayed a large range of exhibitors that introduced some of the latest and most innovative products and services available to all dog lovers. The dog competitions were, and always are, a real highlight of the show. Over 15,000 people gathered to watch the events that took place from the Agility, Freestyle, and Flyball Competitions to the Gundog Display, Breeders Competition, and The Kennel Club 150th anniversary celebration stake. There was certainly lots to see at this special anniversary show.

Crufts 2024 will start on Thursday, March 7th and will end on Sunday, March 10th.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from this year’s event, listed here: The Amaze Brush & Plantlife. Further details can be found on this page.

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Awarding excellence…

For many years, pet hair has proved a constant problem for animal lovers. Pets travelling in cars or sleeping on furniture can be a nightmare for owners and their homes.

Vacuum cleaners only collect loose debris and do not fully rejuvenate furniture or vehicles after a journey. Step in the Amaze Brush – this product makes impossible jobs seem easy. The brush unlocks the hair from the fabric using tiny hooks and provides a simple, efficient and cost-effective way of removing pilling, bobbles, lint, fluff, pet hair and wool balls.

Ergonomically designed and simple to use, the Amaze Brush helps garments look newer for longer and can be used on carpets, car interiors, clothing and soft furnishings.

The Directors of the London & Home Counties Today publication were so impressed with the unique features of the Amaze Brush and

Plantlife is the global charity working to secure a world rich in wild plants and fungi

Whether walking in bluebell woods, along windy cliffs or through wildflower meadows, walks in nature calm our minds and enrich our lives, but they would be pretty bleak without wild plants and fungi.

With 2 in 5 plant species at risk of extinction, our favourite wild plants are disappearing faster than ever before. But there is hope.

Plantlife are working to enhance, protect, restore and celebrate the wild plants and fungi that are essential to all life on earth.

Become a Plantlife member today and make a positive impact on our natural landscapes. Think how diverse your future walks could be.

Get a free wildflower ID guide to take with you on your next walk when you join, from £3.25 a month.

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the high level of customer service portrayed by Managing Director, John Thomson that they voted unanimously in favour of awarding the product. Congratulations to John on receiving the much coveted, Pet Services Product of the Year Award for 2011 for the truly amazing Amaze Brush!

Used on an ironing board, table or any flat surface, the Amaze Brush beautifully restores fabric with perfect results every time!

The brush can be used on a diverse range of materials, large or small volumes and densities. Refill pads are also available which last for two to three years at a time.

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For many years, horse hair has proven to be a constant problem for horse owners throughout the UK, whether it be on numnahs, horse blankets, furnishings or clothes. The hair can be a nightmare to remove. It can also cause damage to your washing machines.

I’m pleased to introduce you to an easy solution to all these problems. The AMAZEbrush.

The AMAZEbrush has become a must-have product for not only horse lovers but animal and pet owners in general. AMAZEBrush also has the added advantage of being a fantastic pilling remover from just about any fabric, rugs and soft furnishing, hence it is also popular with dry cleaners and car valet.




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Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2023

The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show

2023 was at the NEC, Birmingham from 21st-26th February and boasted over 350 exhibitors showcasing new campervans, motorhomes, touring caravans, holiday caravans, luxury lodges, family/adventure tents and accessories, across five halls.

Billed widely as an exceptionally family-friendly event, whole generations descended on the show to look at and purchase a new summer tent or campervan upgrade. With over 700 new models, it was the first opportunity for many exhibitors to showcase products to a highly appreciative audience.

The six-day extravaganza was action-packed with exhibitors, leisure vehicle advice centre, bushcraft demonstrations and even a highly-popular SUP pool to try out the latest stand-up paddles.

Veteran television presenter and Camping and Caravanning Club Ambassador, Julia Bradbury officially opened the show and gave fascinating keynote talks. Popular TV writer, actor, comedian and writer, Paul Merton talked about his recent conversion to ‘van life.’

Outdoor Revolution strive to facilitate precious family leisure time by creating the most reliable, practical and exceptional value for money Family Tents, Caravan & Driveaway Awnings on the market. Along with our endless vision for innovation and quality!

Based in the heart of West Yorkshire, we take pride in manufacturing premium products from Family Tents and Awnings to Screenhouse Shelters and Camping Accessories galore!

All our products are designed in the UK, to be enjoyed across the world; with only the best quality components and the latest in cutting-edge technology.

Outdoor Revolution’s extensive collection contains something to accommodate touring groups of any size, budget, preference or proficiency.

Therefore, there has never been a

Visitors were invited to step inside the latest UK and European leisure vehicles, such as the all-new 2023 models from Adria Caravans & Motorhomes, Auto-Sleepers Group, Auto-Trail, Bailey of Bristol, Chausson, Coachman Caravans, Elddis, Erwin Hymer Group UK, Knaus, Rapido, Rimor and Roller Team.

This year’s show included an all-new dedicated tent & camping hall, measured at over 16,500m2 showcasing the whole range from tents, trailer tents and camping accessories. With over 150 pitched tents, there was something for everyone from 8+ person inflatable, pop-up family tents, single tents, to bell tents, rooftop and trailer tents. There were new 2023 models from Regatta, Snow Peak, Vango and many more. Accessories included: interior carpets, canopies, camping stoves, sleeping bags and tableware.

During Lockdown, many Brits discovered the joys of campervans for the first time, with many making their first considered purchase. During the six-day show, campervan enthusiasts were

treated to leading manufacturers such as: Danbury, Malibu, Vantage Motorhomes and Dreamer as well as chassis from VW, Peugeot and Ford. Designs included; iconic and modern converted, two-six berth and pop-tops.

The Caravan & Motorhome Club were even on standby to offer supervised campervan test drives, motorhome manoeuvring test drives and caravan towing tuition, throughout the event.

Cutting-edge technology was never far away and the latest Augmented Reality (AR tech) from Vango: Vango ViewAR allowed visitors to view prospective new tents/awnings through a screen, to see if they would fit inside existing motorhomes.

Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2024: 13th-18th February NEC, Birmingham

better time to rediscover camping and caravanning with Outdoor Revolution!

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Complying with life science sterilization control mandates

The traceability of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes is critical to navigating the complexity of government regulations that impact the design, development, production and distribution of medications. The recent introduction of the EudraLex Volume 4 Annex 1 guidance regarding the manufacturing of sterile medicinal products is an example of good manufacturing practices (GMPs) that help ensure quality and safety. But the challenge comes with documenting the process, as Roberto Zerbi, global life sciences business development manager at industrial technology manufacturer Watlow (pictured) explains.

The EudraLex Volume 4 Annex 1 guidance, which comes into effect in August 2023, illustrates how new regulations are introduced to grow trust in the life sciences business.

Sterilizers play a key role in producing injectable medicines like vaccines. Life science firms and the machine builders that support them must find the most efficient way to meet the data integrity principles applied to

The new alternatives in power conversion

the records of each heat sterilization cycle.

Point 8.50 of the EudraLex Volume 4 Annex 1 states, “Each heat sterilization cycle should be recorded electronically or by hardcopy, using equipment with suitable accuracy and precision. The system should have safeguards and/or redundancy in its control and monitoring instrumentation to detect a cycle not conforming to the validated cycle parameter requirements and abort or fail this cycle (e.g., by the use of duplex/ double probes connected to independent control and monitoring systems).”

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Power conversion is commonly achieved through phase-angle controllers, transformers and power supplies. But these solutions can either damage heaters, or take up large amounts of space or make it incredibly hard to measure and control the power flow. Watlow’s power conversion technology solves these issues by providing the ability to bring voltage up or down smoothly without having to introduce a bulky power supply. Watlow temperature controllers, such as POWERGLIDE®, are capable of modulating the amplitude of the output voltage, allowing the voltage to step down from 208 volts to as low as 20 volts.

Lowering the voltage in this way is a great way to drive low-impedance heaters. It can reduce the power distribution rating with smaller fuses and wires, which saves money and space. It can also protect ceramic heaters from breaking. Watlow’s power conversion technology also achieves high power quality without the high cost and added space of a DC power supply.

Power conversion is an essential element of many heating applications. Yet most current power conversion technology is not well suited to cases where heaters are fragile, have ceramic components, or have to ensure safe operation across the globe. No longer do devices have to be engineered around power quality issues. Instead, smooth, stable power changes are possible across a huge variety of outputs, and noise is reduced drastically.

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Not just for pressure measurement!

The ESI-USB+ is the new, versatile product in our digital measurement range!

Paired with the newly enhanced, awardwinning ESI-USB© software, users can now measure, analyse and record any analogue input, making it a cost-effective solution to expand sensor connectivity without the need for costly I/O interface boards.

Just like the popular GD4200-USB pressure transmitter, the new ESI-USB+ has been designed to ‘plug & play’! It includes a dedicated input for precise temperature measurement via a PT1000 RTD, and two further inputs suitable for connecting any type of transmitter with a 4-20mA, 0-5V or 0-10V output, which can be used simultaneously.

It connects to the computer’s USB port and data from your chosen input is then presented on-screen via the ESI-USB© fully configurable Windows Interface software, which is free to

download from the ESI website.

With instant connection and auto-detection, the software will automatically configure with your desktop, laptop, or Windows tablet via USB protocol.

Compatible with USB 2.0/3.x type A ports, the ESI-USB© software runs on Windows 8, 10 and 11. Data can be displayed in graphical or tabular form, with a choice of pressure units and fully adjustable scales.

Other useful features include certificate generation, customisable certificate templates, leak testing, measure, record and view up to 16 sensors at the same time, virtual differential pressure measurement, set automatic test start and stop times, alarm levels for each individual sensor and auto-updates for new

software versions. Data can be saved to a file or exported to Excel/PDF.

So, whether you need to measure pressure, temperature, flow, torque… or whatever, the ESI-USB+ will do the job with excellent accuracy and a range of data analysis and reporting features.

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Abloy for trust

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

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

As an organisation committed to compliance, Abloy launched its own Academy over a decade ago to provide training to the highest standard, educating delegates so they have the knowledge and skills to ensure they specify and install the right products in the right applications, and help save lives in the event of an emergency.

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

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CP Cases: Providing bespoke equipment cases for transit

In this issue of Products & Services Review, we are delighted to select CP Cases with our Industry Excellence Award, for outstanding contribution to the design and manufacturing of high-performance, protective cases and racks.

With over fifty years industry experience, CP Cases has unparalleled expertise in producing cases, 19-inch solutions and bags. With state-of-the-art in-house facilities and expert engineering with rotomoulded plastic, aluminium, laminated plywood, HPP, textiles and CNC foam machining, this Isleworth-based company is top of the class.

Established back in 1971 by current Managing Director and founder, Peter Ross and his thenbusiness partner, Chris Sherwin, the company produced one of the first to market flight cases for the live music industry, such as The Rolling Stones and Queen during the halcyon days of the 1970’s. The touring case for legendary rock band, The Who is incidentally, proudly on display at the reception headquarters.

Since that time, CP Cases now offers a broad range of protective, operational transit cases for broadcast and media, defence and security, medical and scientific, offshore and many other sectors. Many of the products are accredited to MIL-STD-810, rated IP65 and carry NATO stock numbers. With eight flagship products, across seven markets and a state-of-theart 31,000 sq.ft. facility, this powerhouse company means business.

We spoke to Laura Poole: Head of Marketing Communications to find out more about this market-leader, “Customisation is our main USP and at the heart of everything we do. We don’t offer off-the-rack products – 95% of what we do is a custom solution built especially for that customer, using the latest CAD design

processing and rotational moulding and CVC machinery.”

“We are based in Isleworth, West London, with a second base in Delaware, USA and we have the skills and expertise to help you avoid damage to precious assets during transportation. We realise that this damage can be costly and time-consuming and ultimately impact on hard-won reputations.”

“Everything we make is methodically designed and manufactured with high-quality materials and rigorously tested. If we further improve our products, we will tailor our products so that they leave no room at all for damage – and they make your everyday business easier.”

With equipment that’s vital to businesses, protective care quickly becomes a priority and CP Cases is the trusted brand in this instance. Protective casing can often become an afterthought for companies though, leading to panic-stricken conversations about how to protect the latest cutting-edge advanced technology. Luckily, with in-house CAD design and precision-driven manufacturing, the expert team at CP Cases can get to work immediately on last-minute bespoke orders.

Some of the most popular products include the following:

◆ Protective cases: Lightweight but resilient, available in different materials and for varying applications.

◆ 19-inch racks and enclosures: Sturdy products that are easy to move and offer climate control, water resistance and much more.

◆ Rugged textile cases: cushioned bags for equipment, designed for easy access and fragile equipment.

Customised rugged textile equipment cases can be expertly made for the broadcasting, medical or defence industries. With many broadcasting agencies covering war-torn areas, the danger of artillery firing impacting on equipment is ever-


bespoke protective transit & storage

present. Journalists often cover areas hit by torrential rain, due to climate change, making it imperative to have robust rain covers for cameras, at all times. Defence companies need key satellite communication equipment protected day and night during transportation and CP Cases offers robust, fully padded cases. With impact-resistance, anti-vibration, anti-fungal, and anti-static inherent qualities, customers are rest assured that their precious assets are protected with these precisiondesigned cases.

CP Cases has the edge over competitors through its excellent understanding of the potential climate conditions and other threats facing assets under its protective care during cargo transit. This could include the following:

◆ Pressure changes, vibrations and freezing high-altitude temperatures during flight transit

◆ Water ingress during oceanic transit

◆ Dust and humidity in extreme hot climatic zones

◆ Electromagnetic interference.

The expert team will endeavour to understand the nature of each individual business: namely the types of goods being transported and how to mitigate against individual transportation threats. The protection strategy is precisiondesigned, with years of expertise and best practice, leaving customers assured that their assets are in safe hands.

With over fifty years’ experience, this leading company is always looking to stay ahead of the curve with its latest product design, including the Vapour Compression Cycle

(VCC2) system, which Laura explains further, “Our latest Vapour Compression Cycle (VCC2) system is a compressor-based portable air conditioning device engineered to provide high-level, efficient air conditioning in remote locations, while simultaneously meeting the demands of defence and civil operations in extreme environments. The IP55-rated VCC2 system has been meticulously constructed at the highest level, with the added benefits of low maintenance costs and easyusability.”

The 19-inch rackmount protects equipment from heat, humidity and freezing conditions, ideal for remote conditions with extreme temperatures.

Furthermore, there has been a lot of exciting renovation work going on at the on-factory at CP Cases over the past few months, including

the core of this innovative company, with the latest focus on environmentally-friendly waste, as Laura elaborates further, “We have been trying to find a good solution for all our foam off-cuts and scrap pieces for a long time. We use off-cuts where possible, which reduces waste a little, but we were still sending up to 10 bags a week to landfill.”

“We are now happy to report that we have signed an agreement with Ramfoam Ltd for them to collect most of our scrap/waste foam free of charge, which will greatly reduce our foam waste going to landfill by perhaps 90%.”

“The waste foam will be sent to Finland where it is ground up and used as a base layer on 5G Football pitches. It is really exciting to see this progression in lean manufacturing – helping us move closer towards our carbon footprint & sustainability targets.”

the latest installation of a lift. Alongside many other UK companies, CP Cases is joining the big push to meet the UK Government’s net-zero targets, showing its unwavering commitment to long-term sustainability.

Meeting net-zero targets is at

CP Cases is also a fully-fledged ally of onshore manufacturing, with all sourcing and production of goods going through its UK in-house manufacturing site for the UK market, whilst the American Delaware facility is focused wholly on the military market across the USA. Looking towards the future, this dynamic company is excited about expansion into different markets to widen the company’s remit. This includes a sales forecast of increasing sales and production in the USA by 50%, over the next 10 years. With the recent on-site rotational moulding facility addition, service capacity of customised manufacturing has increased exponentially.

CP Cases is a truly worthy recipient of our Industry Excellence Award: demonstrating its fastidious commitment to excellence, innovative design with the latest Vapour Compression Cycle (VCC2) system and unwavering commitment to meeting UK net-zero targets.

“It’s great to receive this award and the recognition. We always strive for excellence and innovation with everything we do and we hope to use this award as a stepping stone to keep that standard,” concludes Laura.

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Stylographics sets new trends with Marc Jacobs and Soyang Europe

The large-format print and Fabrication Company recently used Print Floor from Soyang Europe to help create an eye-catching retail display for world famous design brand Marc Jacobs

Watford-based largeformat print and specialist fabrication company Stylographics recently used Print Floor from Soyang Europe to produce a striking retail window display for global fashion brand Marc Jacobs.

A diversified business, Stylographics works with clients across a wide range of markets, producing all kinds of inspiring print applications. The company counts a number of highprofile brands amongst its customers including Costa Coffee, Lindt, Primark, Sony and Netflix.

Among these clients is Marc Jacobs, which has partnered with Stylographics on a series of projects to showcase its brand in a number of innovative ways. The latest collaboration was a retail window display at one of Marc Jacobs’ stores.

Stylographics was tasked with creating an eye-catching display that would help draw the attention of passers-by and tempt them into the store to view some of the latest products from Marc Jacobs. The design featured a bold black and white pattern that was to stretch around the entire window frame.

With this in mind, Stylographics opted to use Print Floor, a PVC flooring material from Soyang Europe ideal for use in applications such as floor graphics and retail displays.

Stylographics used its Durst P10

250HS UV inkjet printer to print the design onto the material.

“Having used Print Floor from Soyang Europe for a number of years and on a whole range of projects, we knew straight away that this application would require the same solution,” said Siobhan Storey, Marketing Manager, at Stylographics.

“What stands out for us and what we like the most about Print Floor is that it is a very hard-wearing and reliable product; we rely on it time and time again for all sorts of applications.”

Stylographics is a long-term customer of Soyang Europe, having worked together for more than 10 years. Speaking about this relationship, Siobhan said that the service from Soyang Europe goes much further than simply supplying and delivering materials.

“Soyang Europe are always on hand for advice and technical back up when required,” Siobhan said.

“As Stylographics is an innovative company, we are impressed by the range of materials they hold and we are always keen to see new products they bring to the market.”

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Kosmos by Kingsway Group

Kosmos Conscious Monitoring System by Kingsway Group was launched earlier this year, born out of insight and customer need. Whilst the CQC have not mandated use of alarmed doors and systems there is a growing number of NHS Mental Health Foundation Trusts investing in this area to increase detection of ligature attempts and to ultimately keep vulnerable service users safe in their care. In line with the questions Trusts have to answer when being inspected by the CQC, implementing a Conscious Monitoring System helps give practical solutions in answering ‘Are they Safe,’ ‘Are they Effective’ and ‘Are they responsive to people’s needs.’

The Conscious Monitoring System is easy to install and works in coordination with an already installed Kingsway alarmed Complete Door Systems or in new build projects where alarmed door systems are required. Set up, training and support are all provided as part of setting a team up for success and making it a positive addition to the working environment rather than feeling like an additional responsibility.

Benefits of Kosmos by

Kingsway Group include:

 Full geographical layout map on screen making it easier to identify where an incident has taken place

 Healthcare Trusts have direct access to all alarm and fault information. Data is easily filtered and reports produced which provides alarm information so that staff can identify trends. For example, alarms occurring at certain times of day or in particular rooms

 CQC may request access to this historical alarm data during an inspection

 Useful information for the mental health trusts for auditing purposes including analyzing sequences of events leading up to a ligature alarm

 Useful for Kingsway engineers to interrogate fault alarm data in order to determine commonalities.

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MGPS Services Ltd: Independence you can depend on

MGPS Services Ltd is an independent company accredited to ISO 9001:2015 that provides Medical Gas training, AE Services, AP Duties, Testing & Commissioning, Compliance Audits, System Validation & Schematic Drawing, writing of Operational Policies, Project Management and various other Medical Gas Consultancy services.

Our courses are accredited to BTEC Level 4 award and adhere to HTM02:01.

We can offer training throughout the UK,

on your site or in attendance at one of our many scheduled courses that are delivered throughout the year at our new training centre in Bristol. We also offer training overseas.

Please have a look at our website: or contact Ann Goddard on: +44 (0)345 652 4901/ +44 (0)7775 751336 for further details.


Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2023

Round Peg impress at MedTech 2023

On the 7th–8th June 2023, the NEC in Birmingham welcomed Med-Tech Innovation Expo – the UK and Ireland’s leading event for medical device manufacturing.

Alongside almost 150 exhibitors were a large range of leaders, engineers, innovators and manufacturers, who helped to connect visitors with technology to facilitate the design & manufacture of life changing medical devices.

Every year, Med-Tech Innovation Expo puts on a great show that is full of interactive and insightful things to do that is efficiently co-ordinated to meet the needs of the medical technology industry.

The fastest growing event in medical technology showcased an abundance of innovative and groundbreaking technologies, as well as eco-friendly products, suppliers, machines, software and service providers available to the medical market.

At this year’s show attendees heard first-hand from headline speakers from Stryker, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, NHS, and many more

covering a range of conference topics from Supply chain strategy to Growing adoption of minimally invasive devices, NHS market access, Securing financial backing, and Overcoming manufacturing challenges.

The CPD accredited conference programme was delivered across two stages with one particularly interesting discussion coming from Ian Bolland, Laurie Rowe from Red Medtech, Laura Friedl-Hirst from LFH Regulatory and Fiona Maini from Medidata, where they discussed the latest regulations and challenges facing medical device companies in the UK.

These learning opportunities were backed by a large amount of commercial activity across the two-days, with the Expo receiving lots of praise and positive comments from attendees, exhibitors and industry professionals alike.

Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2024 is on the 5th-6th June at the NEC in Birmingham.

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Round Peg impressed this year with their stand showcasing their work at MedTech Innovation Expo 2023. Featuring snippets of exciting products they have been working on in the medical space, their stall showcased their work with inhalers, auto and pen-injectors as well as bioscience, diagnostic and DNA synthesis machines.

A huge crowd pleaser was Round Peg’s ‘strongest thumb’ competition, where conferencegoers were encouraged to participate in a competition, engaging with Round Peg’s usability demonstrators to test participants’ strength – the winning thumb produced a whopping 178N of force!

As an advanced engineering consultancy with a mechanical design and manufacturing focus, Round Peg helps companies get innovative products to market more quickly while ensuring that they can be robustly manufactured.

Working to create breakthrough

products and systems for leading companies and brands, Round Peg’s experience allows them to effectively support new technology through the crucial stages of concept generation, design and prototyping to manufacture and delivery. Their experience spans a range of industries – from medtech and pharma to telecoms, manufacturing and consumer products.

In an exciting new development, Round Peg has also recently opened a second office in Bristol. The team will support the work of the main office in Cambridge, while expanding Round Peg’s offering across the UK.

The expansion builds on years of continued growth of the business, allowing Round Peg to continue to deliver successful projects and products to happy clients. They’ll be at MedTech again next year and would love to hear from you in the meantime, so if you have a design challenge you’d like to discuss please email them at: Visit their website: for more examples of their work and follow their LinkedIn page: Round Peg Cambridge Ltd, to keep up to date with all their exciting news!

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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 noquibble 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.

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The pursuit of natural sound: Sound like no other

In this issue of Healthcare Matters, we are delighted to feature Widex UK & Ireland as our Hearing Aid Manufacturer Company of the Month.

In the bygone era of the mid-1800s, cumbersome ear trumpets were used to aid hearing but by the 20th century, hearing aids

gradually moved from mechanical to electrical devices. Since then, innovation, cutting edge technology, and in-depth knowledge of hearing loss have led to state-of-the-art hearing aid devices, allowing everyone with hearing impairment to hear all those sounds that make life wonderful and landmark moments such as: our baby’s first words, wedding nuptials, or our favourite song of all time.

Widex is a market-leading manufacturer of world-class hearing aids, with an emphasis on ‘natural sound’. Established in Denmark in 1956 by the Tøpholm & Westermann families, the company has continuously offered innovative audiology solutions, including the first digital in-the-ear hearing aid in 1995, to the groundbreaking WIDEX MOMENT™ with artificial intelligence and the fastest processing ever achieved, creating the most natural sound ever experienced with a hearing aid. Now with over 4,000 workers worldwide and products sold in over 100 countries, Widex has achieved global brand awareness, whilst still keeping its roots as a proud Danish family-owned business. In 2019, Widex and Sivantos merged and formed WS Audiology, which remains privately owned

by the founding families of Widex, as well as funds under the management of EQT.

Widex takes great pride in its commitment to sustainability: protecting hearing and the planet simultaneously. The Danish Lynge headquarters are run entirely on green energy: wind power, solar cells and recycled rainwater.

With a firm commitment to industry-leading business support and professional development for audiologists in the UK & Ireland, Widex has announced an exclusive partnership with the renowned Audiology Academy. Widex professional customers will now have exclusive access to the latest, advanced training courses through the Audiology Academy either at its state-of-the-art training facility at Wombourne, Staffordshire or at Widex Head Office in Chester. The Academy has worked across many esteemed settings from the NHS, Universities, BAAT and hearing clinics.

ARU Saima Rajasingam and Lewis Chisnall The Widex Moment Sheer Edition sRIC Widex’ sustainable Headquarters, in Lynge, Denmark

This partnership demonstrates Widex’ dedication to promoting best practice in the audiology industry, which is also reflected through a further announced strategic partnership with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in a project to promote hearing healthcare, which will directly and positively impact independent audiology businesses and future graduates in the UK and Ireland.

“We are delighted to partner with Anglia Ruskin University on this exciting project which we predict will change and shape not only how we analyse real life data, but also the way it is used to generate the best positive outcomes,” said Lewis Chisnall, Head of Widex UK & Ireland. “Anglia Ruskin University’s reputation as one of the leading learning establishments for audiology is a key reason for us partnering with them and strongly aligns with our drive to deliver the best hearing healthcare provision in the industry.”

As well as these two exclusive partnerships, Widex’ reputation as a world-leading choice for independent audiology business partners is further fuelled by its extensive product portfolio range, access to first-class training opportunities and bespoke business and marketing support.

Widex may be leading the way with their focus on business support for their professional customers, but the hearing aid manufacturer’s long held reputation for superior product quality and innovation is as strong as ever. Widex offers an extensive range of hearing solutions to independent audiologists around the UK and Ireland, with the latest cutting-edge advanced technology, to create the unique Widex Sound. Key to the natural sound found in Widex hearing aids is the unique technology, which allows Widex Hearing aids to pick up the broadest spectrum of sound so that every wearer can enjoy all the sounds they enjoy, from hearing a friend in a busy crowded market place, to bird song on a crisp, autumn morning.

Using state-of-the-art advanced AI technology and precise user data, discreet Widex hearing

aids are purposefully designed to pick up the broadest spectrum of sound possible. This allows Widex wearers to enjoy sound naturally every day.

The independent research consultancy: Heart & Mind Strategies carried out an extensive survey amongst 246 audiologists and licenced hearing aid dispensers, across the USA. The purpose of the survey was to thoroughly investigate the perceptions of six major hearing aid brands on the US market by leading Hearing Care Professionals (HCP.) The results were overwhelmingly positive for Widex. Firstly, regarding brand comparison, the survey looked at rejection rates after an initial hearing aid trial period by the user. Widex had the lowest rejection rate of all the major brands, showing high customer satisfaction rates. This was also reflected with brand switching, where customers opted to choose a different brand from the trial brand and in this case, Widex also scored the lowest, showing overwhelming high satisfaction with the product.

Widex hearing aids are lovingly made with the highest craftsmanship levels and this was demonstrated through the lowest number of follow-up appointments, post-fitting. Wearers were delighted with their Widex hearing aids and didn’t need after-care support, which also freed up more time for the HCPs to spend with new customers.

Furthermore, HCPs can easily measure hearing thresholds with the hearing aid in-the-ear and with the aid of the transducer, through which real-life sounds are conveyed. This allows

a much more realistic model of individual hearing data, instead of relying on audiometric equipment averages. Of the HCPs surveyed, 75% were very or extremely satisfied with this measuring device characteristic.

Finally, the Widex Sound Relax™ brings nextgenerational Widex fractal sounds, ultimately providing beneficial sound therapy for tinnitus sufferers. 89% of HCPs were familiar with this beneficial feature and 70% were very or extremely satisfied with the results.

The independent survey concluded that Widex hearing aids were hugely superior over major competing brands, with the lowest ranked rejection rates and follow-up appointments, demonstrating not only the highest wearer satisfaction but also more freed-up time for HCPs to spend with new customers, vastly improving the entire customer audiology experience.

We spoke to Emma Williams: Brand Manager, to find out where Widex is looking to expand to over the coming years, “We are looking forward to our partnership working with Audiology Academy and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), to strengthen our commitment to best practice across the whole audiology industry.”

“We are known as a manufacturer of cuttingedge ‘firsts’ and hope to continue pushing innovative design boundaries, allowing users access to real sounds.”

“In the future, we are looking to branch out into the optical industry, working with independent opticians across the UK & Ireland.”

Widex will be at the: AIHHP Hearing Expo: 24th-25th November 2023, Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham.

For more information on Widex, see the website below:

The Widex Moment Sheer Edition range of products Widex founders, Christian Tøpholm and Erik Westermann The Widex Moment™ Sheer Edition sRIC rechargeable hearing aid

BDIA Dental Showcase 2023: Raising the standards of oral care

The BDIA Dental Showcase was back at the ExCeL, London from 24th-25th March 2023. The event united the whole dental profession under one-roof, to showcase the latest innovations across the industry. With over 300 exhibitors showcasing over 2,500 products and over 100 lectures, it was action-packed with innovative products and services, panel discussions and industry networking.

Over 10,000 dental professionals visited and 88% of those either made a purchase at the event or shortly after, proving that this is the best place to showcase new dentals products and grow brand awareness.

The professional category of the visitors was as follows: 69% dental professional/practice owners, 14% hygienists/therapists, 8% dental nurses, 5% practice managers, 3% dental technicians and 1% were orthodontists. With 78% of visitors holding purchasing power/ influence over purchasing decisions, this is a prime opportunity for suppliers and manufacturers to promote products to dental professionals, with a high chance of a sales lead.

This year’s exhibitors included: dental plan providers, educational training providers on dentures, dental prosthetic manufacturers, surgical glove and temporary crown suppliers, through to household toothpaste brand manufacturers.

There was a buzz around the latest clinical instruments, such as: plug-in-and play portable dental equipment, panavia dental cement for cementation of veneers, polydentia matrices (for anterior restoration), and anti-staining mouthwash, toothpaste and gel.

The showcase always attracts the brightest minds in the business and this year was no exception, with the Chief Dental Officer: Sara Hurley and her team giving CPD presentations on the latest oral health regulations and oral health inequalities. The Clinical Theatre housed fascinating keynote lectures from the BDA on The Dahl Principle and endodontics: still considered a ‘dark art’ for many in the dental profession. New for 2023 was The Aesthetics Theatre, with engaging, thought-provoking talks on cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics, such as teeth whitening, dark anterior teeth and implantology.

The Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) President: Amit Patel gave a well-received talk to audiences.

HYPO21: Heal your skin

The two-day showcase had everything under-oneroof from the latest innovations and services to help improve dental practices and cutting-edge new innovations to inspire even the most accomplished dental professionals. With demonstrations and testing available, the emphasis was on handson applications. The talks and presentations were thought-provoking and provided excellent opportunities for further networking.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from this year’s event, listed here: Dental Warehouse & EesseE Ltd (HYPO21). Further details can be found on this page.

For details on how to exhibit in next year’s showcase, please see the website below:

BDIA Dental Showcase 2024

22nd-23rd March

ExCeL, London

HYPO21 Purifying Skin Spray is a FIRST EVER COSMETICALLY LICENSED PURE HOCL skincare solution that is suitable for all skin types and ages. HYPO21 is Organic, Vegan, Sustainable and made of all Natural Ingredients it is also used to boost the skin’s ability to repair itself after aesthetic procedures. It is also soothing for Acne, Rosacea, Eczema,

Psoriasis, and other skin conditions. HYPO21 is the perfect cosmetic solution to soothe and support your skin. Based on the science of Hypochlorous Technology (HOCl), this all-natural, highly effective, electrically charged signalling solution mimics the essence of your body’s natural defence system. Applying HYPO21 to the skin daily, activates an immune boost that helps the skin take itself back to its natural and beautiful state.

Real science in the human body

Harmful pathogens, such as bacteria, spores, and viruses, can be found all around us, in the air, on food, plants, animals, and on inanimate surfaces. The human body uses innate, non-specific mechanisms as the first line of defence against pathogens, infection, and injury. The skin itself, and mucous secretions at epithelial membranes, are both important elements of the innate resistance response. But when these are breached, HOCl is immediately generated by the body in response as the key chemical component of innate immunity.

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The UK’s #1 Dental distribution warehouse

The team from Dental Warehouse Ltd were muchly anticipated by Dental Engineers alike at this year’s BIDA Dental Showcase. Dental Warehouse is a market leading distribution and fulfilment warehouse for dental trade dealers and engineers and is known for being a reliable, long-term business partner that guarantees excellence achieving ISO 9001:2015 themselves.

Dental Warehouse has been supplying component parts and finished goods since it was first established in 2008. As well as distributing to over 150 UK Dental Engineers, the company is also the UK ambassador for Faro – an established Italian brand that has been designing and producing equipment for dental manufacturers, dealers, dentist and laboratories for over 70 years.

Using a direct and dynamic approach that cuts out any

unnecessary costs associated with normal distribution channels, Dental Warehouse will always work in your best interest to offer the fastest and most efficient solutions for your dental needs.

Over the years, Dental Warehouse has contributed large amounts of research, time and effort into creating a distribution line that includes only the highest-quality products and brands. Dental Warehouse is the sole distributor for Ajax Dental Equipment in the UK, and is also proud to be UK distributors for Lumoral, Jinme. Only recently in May this year did they also confirm and finalise a partnership with Denco that confirms them as distributors for the entire Denco product range to the UK market.

See below for more information: 0800 112 3502

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Established in 2001, we remain a family run business passionate about supporting Health and Social Care Providers & Local Authorities to improve and develop their services to the most vulnerable people in our society.

Our team have all worked in the industry. The directors have owned and managed their own

W&P Compliance & Training Services

residential and domiciliary care businesses and many of our advisors and associates are former, CQC inspectors, Health Professionals or Local Authority Commissioners so we have a wealth of experience and expertise available to our customers.

Our extensive range of products and services are up to date with the latest industry Standards and

Regulations and are competitively priced.

We provide a straightforward, no nonsense approach to supporting our customers. These strong customer relationships mean our products and services evolve using real case studies, such as feedback from a CQC inspection or a new contractual requirement from a local authority. This intelligence is a key component in how we develop our products and services, which ensures they reflect what is going on at the front line as well as the strategic level.

Whether you are just starting your own care business, going after your first local authority contract, looking to purchase a new set of Health and Social Care Policies, or just need some support or training to move your business forward, W&P has all the skills and expertise you will ever need to help your business grow.

Please contact 01305 767104

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 Portal –Manage, 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.


Vision Engineering launches new version of its bestselling Mantis optical stereo microscope

Vision Engineering, the world-leading provider of innovative inspection, metrology, and digital 3D visualisation solutions, today announced the launch of Mantis 3rd Gen, the latest addition to its best-selling and award-winning range of ergonomic optical stereo microscopes.

Mantis is in use in tens of thousands of R&D, manufacturing and analytical sites around the world. Mantis 3rd Gen incorporates the latest developments in optics, digital cameras and fully adjustable LED lighting, to keep Mantis at the forefront of stereo imaging.

Mantis is designed for precision engineering, electronic engineering, medical device

manufacture, and a wide range of other applications that require high-quality images and superior ergonomics. It features a unique, patented, eyepiece-less design that delivers a large, highquality optical stereo image directly into the user’s eyes, making it more comfortable and easier to view than traditional microscopes.

Manipulative, rework and restoration tasks need stereo images, to allow easy hand to eye co-ordination and depth perception. Mantis 3rd Gen combines stereo optical images, with high resolution camera options for manipulation and recording.

Mantis 3rd Gen features long working distance and excellent depth perception, now with a choice of 3 magnifications, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. It also now comes as standard with five different ways to illuminate your subject, giving you the flexibility to adjust the lighting to get the perfect image for your needs.

In addition to its outstanding image quality and ergonomics, Mantis also features a powerful digital

imaging system that allows you to capture, review, and share high-resolution images. This makes it easy to share your work with colleagues, document your findings, and train new employees.

Substantial R&D has resulted in a new range of stand options, to allow flexibility, stability and reduced footprint.

“As our customers have told us for the last 28 years, Mantis is an ideal solution for anyone who needs to perform precise work with small objects,” said Mark Curtis, Managing Director at Vision Engineering. “We invest substantial R&D time and effort in exploiting the opportunities that fast moving optic, digital and lighting technologies offer our dedicated customer base. Mantis 3rd Gen offers the best of both worlds: superior ergonomics and optical image quality, combined with the latest digital imaging technology.”

Mantis is available for purchase now. For more information, please visit:



Compassion Fatigue: From stress to strength: Recognise-respondrecover

In this issue of Healthcare Matters, we are proud to select EF training as our Specialist Mental Health Training Provider Company of the Month.

A recent report by NHS England found that compassion fatigue was endemic among its 1.3 million staff members. Poor mental health was common, leading to a quarter of staff absences and now sadly, death by suicide is now the highest among the caring professions. However, they also found that due care and attention given to compassion fatigue led to reduced staff sickness rates, improved performance and morale, showing that indeed caring for people who care matters.

CEO and Founder of EF training, Jayne Ellis describes compassion fatigue vividly as ‘vicarious trauma’ or secondary trauma, a set of acute symptoms that offer mirror the very

people or animals that are being supported. These symptoms can manifest as irritability, breathlessness, feeling overwhelmed, often leading to shut-down and detachment, impacting on workplace performance and home life.

These feelings can be common across a wide range of professions including: medical/nursing staff, counsellors/therapists, charity workers, educationalists, funeral directors, prison officers and animal welfare workers. These amazing caregivers and professionals often possess innate empathy and kindness, which can be eroded through exposure to challenging emotional situations, daily patient distress through pain management, medical conditions and terminal illnesses.

The flight/fight response to this induced stress is linked to the ‘dark side of caring’ and the cycle of

repressing feelings and just carrying on can have a profound impact on wellbeing, leading to high workplace absenteeism and other work-related illnesses.

EF training was established in 2010, as an antidote to increasing rates of compassionate fatigue by founder and CEO Jayne Ellis. With a previous nursing background and compassion fatigue sufferer herself, Jayne wanted to develop a quality, evidence-based training course to address these endemic issues. With an experienced team of trainers with backgrounds in palliative care, child protection, social care, animal welfare and alternative health, the training course is endorsed by The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP.)

EF training is the only UK-based company providing accredited bespoke Emotional Resilience training courses, designed to address the impact of compassion fatigue, as well as First Aid Mental Health Training. Based in the picturesque village of Old Windsor, Berkshire the company works proactively with companies right across the UK and Southern Ireland.

We spoke to Natalie Farran: Sales Manager to find out more about how EF training can help organisations combat the grinding impact of compassion fatigue, “EF training has proven positive results in staff retention and sickness levels. This is achieved by the meticulous monitoring and evaluations we carry out.”

“Being the only UK company accredited and endorsed by Skills for Care and The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), in Compassion Fatigue training,


our training is appropriately recognised and has proven, evidence-based results.”

“We now have Part 2 to our training – Reflecting and Responding to Compassion Fatigue. This is designed to enable participants to recap the themes of the original course, take time to reflect on the impact of compassion/emotional fatigue in their personal and professional lives, and explore further strategies and tools to strengthen and maintain emotional well-being.”

EF training starts by carrying out a thorough consultation process, talking with Clinical Managers/HR Specialists, with a pre-coursequestionnaire also designed to extensively hone in on staff feelings. This allows the trainers to identify specific areas for improvement, such as in-house wellbeing services. Throughout the CPDaccredited course, managers and staff learn to:

✚ recognise the emotional impact of their daily job – the symptoms of compassion fatigue and further impact

✚ respond to these symptoms through a holistic programme of diet, exercise and sleep

✚ recover through mindfulness, self-care & selfcompassion, leading to enhanced emotional resilience

Through recognising the underlying causes of compassion fatigue and its associated risk factors,

staff can learn to effectively reduce and reverse the impact. The course teaches students to utilise practical and sustainable self-care remedies, designed for ongoing effectiveness.

What stands EF training apart from other training providers is the due care and diligence taken with pre- and post-course student evaluations. The company is the only training provider that carries out monitoring effectiveness follow-ups. After 12 weeks, all students are asked to fill in an evaluation form to assess the effect of the course on themselves and the team.

One particular case study is a nursing home, with high sickness rates and staff turnover, causing a deep chasm in everyday operations. Some of the staff acknowledged the emotional impact of their caregiving role at home and often felt guilty if

into place after upsetting incidents, allowing for a more team-centred approach. Regular access to counselling and complimentary therapies meant the hardworking team felt more looked after and happier at work. The feedback from the staff was overwhelmingly glowing:

“This should be mandatory training for all healthcare professionals – such as brilliant blend of theory and participation.”

A staggering 80% of all total EF training course participants had considered quitting their professions – this is despite fundamentally loving their jobs and a worrying 94% said work massively intruded on their home life.

they took time off, due to ill health. The students found the EF training course empowering and the subsequent follow-up found hugely improved staff communication and team morale. The management team had put clinical supervision

The post-course respond evaluations are illuminating and heartwarming with comments such as, “The course made me feel validated”

The recover statistics speak for themselves: ✚ 99% felt the course had been a positive experience for them and their team

Managers are often stunned at the shift in team dynamics following the course, with increased communication and they felt more equipped to look after the precious wellbeing of their employees.

We asked Natalie what the future holds for EF training, “We plan to continually grow our client base, move into many different industries and maintain our expertise and excellence with our writing and delivery of our training, whilst constantly being aware of the needs of our clients. We will be collaborating more with other organisations/charities involved in wellbeing.”

“We are a truly passionate and driven team, who are dedicated to getting our vital training to all who need it.”

To learn how to manage workplace compassion fatigue, please see the website below:

Our training is appropriately recognised and has proven, evidence-based results

The PA Show, International Confex and Event Production Show 2023

The PA Show was co-located this year with International Confex and the Event Production Show at ExCeL, London from 1st-2nd March 2023. Delegates were able to access all three shows under one-roof, with visitor badges, with on-site signage and coloured codedcarpets providing seamless synergy.

The PA Show is the largest UK event for Executive Support Professionals, and this year hosted over 100 industry suppliers and over 2,700 attendees. Billed as the prime place to grow brand awareness, generate leads and launch new products, this year’s exhibitors included: corporate travel management software, corporate catering, workplace office furniture suppliers and corporate gifting and merchandise.

International Confex hosted over 200 supplies this year, as the largest audience for event buyers under one roof. Bringing together event professionals across the entire spectrum of event planning and organisation, this year’s hot topics included: carbon labelling, data-driven sustainability, hybrid event landscape planning and predictions around cutting-edge Web 3.0 and the metaverse.

Brighton i360, Brighton’s unique beachfront events venue

The Event Production Show is the definitive show for outdoor event planning from music, sport, cultural and corporate events. With over 150 suppliers, from crowd safety, marquee coverings, state-of-the-art pyrotechnics, event branding, to outdoor, to superfast Wi-Fi connectivity. One of the key topics this year was sustainability best practice at outdoor events.

Exhibit at next year’s event: 28th-29th February 2024, ExCeL, London.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from this year’s event, listed here: Brighton i360, Five Star Group, Giant ITAB, Immersive Brands, Prestige Gifting & The Stage Bus. Further details can be found on this page and the next.

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Hamper & Gifts from award winning Prestige Hampers

Nestled amidst the scenic valleys of Yorkshire, Prestige Hampers brings a decade of expertise to revolutionise corporate gifting. Our unwavering commitment to excellence is vividly evident in the curation of premium gifts.

Our carefully curated selection speaks of exclusivity. From premium wicker hampers to tempting gourmet treats and exceptional wines, we rise above the ordinary, making a lasting impact.

Our corporate gifts create a delightful experience, elegantly presented and filled with mouthwatering, high-quality treasures. What truly sets us apart is our talent for personalised innovation. From personalised video and voice messages carrying heartfelt messages from company leaders to seamlessly

incorporating your logo, each gift bears an unmistakable personal touch.

Prestige Hampers transcends being a mere gifting solution; it embodies a philosophy of sincere care and distinction. Our journey embodies elegance, thoughtfulness, and a deep sense of responsibility, making us the uniquely perfect choice. Embrace our services to envelop your corporate relationships, leaving an imprint on the hearts, minds, and memories of your staff, customers, partners, and clients.

To make your experience even smoother, our dedicated account managers adeptly handle the intricacies of your orders, taking the stress out of the process. Feel free to reach us at: 0800 024 8813, email us at: or visit:

Aunique sky-high viewing pod and flexible beachfront spaces combine at the Brighton i360 to create one stand-out venue. We have everything to impress and excite your gathering, from sun terrace receptions to feasts at 450ft. You bring the event; we’ll add the drama.

Brighton i360 is one of Brighton’s most unique beachfront event spaces with sea views and sun terraces. A variety of stunning

indoor and outdoor spaces are available to hire for anything from a birthday party to a conference, a product launch to a wedding ceremony. Imagine throwing a party on the giant glass viewing pod 138 metres high in the sky! Or holding your business meeting with a spectacular sweeping view across Brighton’s beach. Or getting married on our outside Deck with elevated views of the sea and the West Pier as your backdrop. This and so much more is available at Brighton i360. From a private sunset journey for two on the pod to a full building conference takeover, we have the experience and the passion for hosting a huge variety of events.

Please email; for prices and further information.

Immersive Brands stands as the ultimate destination for premium promotional merchandise and printing solutions. The company offers an extensive selection of customisable products, catering to both individual and corporate customers, ensuring each unique style and brand identity shines through.

The commitment to excellence extends to Immersive Brands’ express service, which guarantees swift 24-48 hour turnarounds across a wide range of products. Whether a single item or a bulk order is needed, the company has all bases covered with efficiency and quality.

Elevating presence at exhibitions and events is made seamless with Immersive Brands’ professional printing services. From eye-catching banners to informative displays, the company provides the necessary tools to captivate

any audience and leave a lasting impression.

Beyond delivering exceptional products, Immersive Brands embraces responsibility. As active members of the ‘1% for the Planet’ initiative, the company allocates 1% of its turnover monthly to support charitable causes. Moreover, a commitment to sustainability is embedded in their Earth-positive processes. Immersive Brands offers the perfect blend of quality, innovation, and social consciousness. From custom gifting to express services and event printing, the company stands as a partner in achieving excellence and making a lasting impact.

Please contact +44 (0)203 005 3217

The Five Star Group: Event management services

2023 marked an exciting chapter for the Five Star Group as they made their debut outing at the annual Event Production Show. Their inclusion in the show was to not only represent themselves as one of the premier crew suppliers, but to spotlight their extensive range of services through their four divisions: Crew, Security, Projects and Training.

Five Star Crew now have bases in every major city in the United Kingdom, offering a range of skilled crew. In 2021, their Spanish region would launch, covering Europe and beyond.

From their inception, Five Star Security have quickly established themselves as a premier supplier of all guarding services undertaken. In 2019, Five Star Training was introduced, offering a variety of industry relevant courses from first aid to tele handler. Five Star Projects have a wide range of outdoor structures and staging ready for 2024, including scaffolding, bespoke, television and film structures.

Throughout their journey, Five Star

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Group remains steadfast in their pursuit to be the industry leading events group that provide a unique combination of inter-connected services, to the Five Star standard, to achieve absolute event success. The Five Star Group eagerly anticipates their return to Event Production Show in 2024.

Do you want to showcase all your digital information in smart & simple way for your next event?

Look no further… Giant iTab have officially released their tried and tested ‘hassle-free’ event tech solution – ‘The NEW iTab Portable.’



costs, logistics & storage space.



Please contact 0333 444 2739


This ingenious device, designed for the travelling salesperson or event prof. has redefined convenience, putting a STOP to the common headaches associated with shipping costs, customs charges, carnet

The Stage Bus: Mobile stage hire

Sustainability isn’t just a fashionable fad for Birminghambased mobile stage company

The Stage Bus – they’ve been running their ingenious stages using the power of the Sun for over a decade and have been at the forefront of making events greener whilst everyone else was still catching up!

The small, independent company now boasts a fleet of eight mobile stages of varying capacities and as well as being solar-powered, they have been engineered with the environment in mind. Designed to be super-efficient, The Stage Bus stages arrive in one vehicle and need just one crew member to set up. In comparison, the competition will typically need up to four vehicles to transport a stage on site, saving on average 9,000 litres of transport fuel per year – that’s 24,000kg of CO2 fuel saved. As well as being environmentally efficient, the stages are also time efficient –needing around an hour to set up and the same time to pack away.

The Stage Bus has seen a sharp uptick in organisers actively seeking their services out due to their green credentials. With more and more events needing to meet green targets, The Stage Bus is helping many of them meet their objectives. In addition to being fuel efficient, solar-powered and using smart engineering, The Stage Bus continues their green ethos at their HQ, carrying out all repairs and maintenance in-house and operating a zero to landfill policy. They heat their office with waste timber and are in the process of powering their workshop by solar power. The team are also using their engineering knowhow to electrify one of their lorries as an additional option for greenconscious clients.

Please contact 0121 585 9264

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Safety & Health Expo 2023

As usual the Network Café was busy with like-minded professionals building relationships and attending daily workshops hosted by Shirley Parsons – a rapidly expanding professional services firm that provides Health & Safety, Sustainability, and ESG expertise.

Maybo: Positive & safer outcomes

Bringing together hundreds of leading health and safety suppliers and products, Safety & Health Expo once again descended on the ExCel London in May 2023 for another successful event.

The Safety & Health Expo tickets also granted free access to the co-located FIREX, IFSEC and Facilities Show, all designed to enhance health and safety strategies with solutions from fire safety, facilities management, security and smart buildings.

The SHP Keynote Theatre Sponsor was iosh, and the Operational Excellence Theatre Sponsor was pittman. Both theatres hosted a vast number of talks and seminars on topics such as Safe and Health working conditions as a right, Mental health support: the dos and don’ts, as well as an Inspirational speaker series: Crisis management and communicating with impact with Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam.

This year, Safety & Health Expo partnered with Mates in Mind who presented throughout the shows with drop-in areas located on the FIA Lounge in FIREX and the BSIA Members Zone in IFSEC.

The Expo welcomed a vast number of products from exhibitors from around the world launching and showcasing innovative products from category’s including Detection & monitoring technology, Catering/Vending, Cleaning & Hygiene, CAFM/Workplace Technology & Software, and more.

Safety & Health Expo will next take place on the 2nd-4th December 2024, London Excel.

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


Maybo is a leading training provider and specialist in conflict and violence risk management. We have provided training and guidance to organisations in the UK and overseas for over 25 years. We have provided certified training to more than 1 million people, with many more that have undertaken our online courses.

We specialise in blended learning approaches using latest learning technologies and an in-house trainer model, all supported by our full time specialist team.

Our commitment to creating positive and safer outcomes helps to ensure we remain at the forefront of learning and best practice, constantly working to raise the bar.

Maybo is the Trusted partner for a wide range of organisations requiring training in this specialised area with:

◆ More than one million people trained since 1996

◆ Over a thousand active trainers

◆ A dedicated team of subject and sector experts

◆ The widest range of role-based training programmes in this complex risk area

◆ A diverse, highly qualified training team with extensive realworld experience

◆ An unparalleled range of delivery methods utilising the latest learning technologies

◆ A partnership approach, based on mutual commitments to achieve lasting results.

Please contact +44 (0)20 3966 7400

Cirrus Research plc: Noise measurement instruments

At Cirrus Research, we have designed our range of simple-to-use sound measurement equipment, including sound level meters and noise dosimeters, and our vibration monitoring instruments to help you protect your people and the environment against the risks associated with excessive noise and vibration.

As one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of noise measurement instruments, Cirrus Research plc is the name you can trust to provide accurate, reliable and easy-to-use equipment that will stand up to scrutiny, and allow you to reduce the devastating effects of excessive noise, not only in the workplace, but also on the environment.

Our equipment is designed in-house by our team of acoustic experts and manufactured in the UK, so

you can be sure of its technical excellence and reliability.

Whether you’re looking for a Class 2 Decibel Meter to conduct an occupational noise investigation, or a Class 1 Sound Level Meter for an environmental noise survey,

you can be sure that Cirrus Research has an instrument to meet your needs.

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The North’s biggest unified communications event

UC EXPO welcomes

IT decision makers from the biggest brands.

Powering the Northern tech revolution, hundreds of industry professionals, exhibitors and attendees descended at Manchester Central on the 17th–18th of May this year to see how Manchester is setting up to start doing digital differently.

Local tech leaders and innovators including the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham offered a first look at the refreshed digital blueprint for 2023–2026. Andy shared new strategic commitments that will be considered for the next three years as well as his thoughts on how Greater Manchester is bettering the lives of its people by using technology and data to ensure a greener fairer and more prosperous city region.

Other talks also came from Rachel Anne Jones, Chief

Ometis: Qlik Consultants

Information Officer at HMRC, Tara McGeehan at CGI, Phil Swan at Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), and Steve Young at Dell Technologies.

The evolution of AI and ML was a serious talking point and was discussed further by senior representatives from the Financial Times, General Electric and Microsoft. Jake Moore, Global Security Advisor from cyber security brand ESET created a real buzz when he shared his fascinating story of how he managed to hack his way into a new job and gained full access to the organisation’s data within.

UC Expo 2024 takes place on the 22nd–23rd May 2024 at Manchester Central.

British Tourism and Travel Show 2023

The show offered a comprehensive marketing strategy for all exhibitors including: advertising and editorial exposure in Coach Touring, Group Travel Today and many more publications, partnership with associations such as the Coach Tourism Association (CTA) amongst others, e-marketing and much more.

Ometis are end-toend data specialists. As Qlik, Talend and Snowflake partners, Ometis represent some of the world’s leading brands and organisations and are the UK’s largest dedicated Qlik consultancy. We help clients gain more value from their data.

The growth in available data is exponential and the most successful companies use data platforms to quickly spot and predict trends, anomalies and correlations in their data that in turn, drive better decision making.

We use Qlik’s single, unified platform for data integration, data integrity and data governance delivering real-time pipelines of analytics-ready and actionable data to any analytics environment, from Qlik to Tableau, Power BI and beyond.

Qlik’s one-of-a-kind associative analytics engine brings unmatched power to explore data and uncover insights. Make selections freely in all objects, in any direction, to refine

context and make discoveries. Get instant calculations at the speed of thought, at scale. Qlik Sense takes you way beyond the limits of querybased analytics and dashboards competitors offer.

With AI and ML built in, Qlik delivers a full range of uniquely integrated augmented analytics capabilities that allow more people, regardless of skill level, to reach their full potential with data.

All through the data journey Ometis is there to help with implementation and development through to ongoing consultancy, training and support. Contact Ometis to learn how Qlik can help your organisation get more value from your data.

Anchors Aweigh with Plymouth Boat Trips!

Plymouth Boat Trips was flying the flag for Plymouth at this year’s British Tourism & Travel Show at the NEC. The nautical team was on hand to spread the word about its premiere cruising, ferry and fishing company, across the beautiful South West. Winner of the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice award in 2022, it is easy to see why passengers love this seafaring company.

cruise boats, ferries and fishing boats await sea voyagers of all ages. From the one-hour Harbour cruise and half-day voyages to Calstock and Cotehele Quay, along the stunning River Tamar, to fun filled fishing trips for all the family, there is something for everyone.

The British Tourism and Travel Show 2023 was back at the NEC, Birmingham from the 22nd-23rd March, promoting fresh, new ideas for group tour organisers (GTO). It has been a positive year for British tourism, with online booking services helping get back to prepandemic levels.

Have you ever tasted a legendary pork pie from Melton Mowbray or visited the World of James Herriott in Thirsk? The show was jam-packed with new ideas to brighten up group travel itineraries across the British Isles.

With over 250 exhibitors, from across the industry including: hotels, attractions, ticketing services, to wholesalers and visitors were assured of plenty of inspirational ideas.

From the new Loch Ness Centre, Scottish distilleries, steam trains in Wales, Blackpool Rock Gin, to sights on the English Riviera, there was an eclectic mix of food & drink, attractions and top scenic spots for any group tour organisers looking for inspirational ideas.

Keynote speaker highlights included: moving the coach industry to net-zero and bleisure demands (hybrid of business/travel & leisure), showing that the industry is moving both with the times and customer demand.

With foot ferry services, to destinations including Royal William Yard, with its shops, bars, restaurants and the historic house and grounds of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park in Cornwall, Plymouth Boat Trips offers valued commuter services for locals and exciting days out for tourists.

Based at The Barbican, Plymouth, the fleet of

The family-run business has been operating boat tours in Plymouth for more than twenty years, to become the City’s trusted boat tour company, with activities on the water for all to enjoy.

Passengers can even enjoy the freshest locally caught fish and shellfish, at one of the company’s three sister restaurants, located along Plymouth’s picturesque waterfront.

For those looking for an event with a difference, from charming wedding receptions to unique corporate events and birthdays to remember, the entire fleet is available for private charter.

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Myth, a drink that thinks outside of the bottle

My vision for Myth was to create a spirit style drink which could be the base of a simple serve or a more elaborate cocktail. I wanted to elevate a mocktail, a term which I particularly dislike as it suggests a child’s drink or something less than real, into a sober serve, relevant to the time and occasion it is being offered. I explored several options searching for a great flavour profile, versatility, fun and colour! It quite soon became apparent that Malibu was the epitome of this for me, holidays and sun-drenched beaches, sun downers and sandy toes. I wanted to translate this holiday vibe into a bottle and I believe myself and my team have achieved just that.

Sunny days don’t last forever

so when warm nights in by the fire began to call I wanted an expression of this for my glass to. Myth Dark Spiced is the perfect blend for a classic mix of cola or ginger or a bold adventure into an Espresso based cocktail. However you find your perfect serve lets raise a glass to friends and smiles.

Myth, a drink that thinks outside of the bottle.

Find us at:, Instagram: @myth.drinks and all the usual socials


Hemp it Up

John and Ali Easson grow hemp on their family farm in Angus, which is harvested for the seed. Hemp it Up takes these super little seeds and squash them into extra virgin cold pressed Hemp seed oil which are incredibly healthy for both humans and animals alike due to them being rich in Omega-3, 6 and 9, vitamins and minerals. The biproduct to this process is equally as nutritious being high in both protein, fibre and minerals and naturally gluten free.

Hemp it Up have recently launched a range of super healthy Vegan friendly

Hemp Drizzles, we use apple cider vinegar, locally sourced soft fruits, and fresh herbs to offer a flavour experience for everyone.

Hemp it Up will soon add to our portfolio hemp protein powder in the next few months, which will appeal to the fitness industry and gluten free audience.

Hemp is a no waste sustainable crop, it takes first place when it comes down to environmental benefits, from sucking out atmospheric carbon, rejuvenating the soil and growing with no use of chemicals. Hemp fibre can also contribute to many additional industries, ranging from textiles, paper, green insulation and hemp crete building blocks, bio plastic, bio fuel, this list is endless.

Start ‘Hemping up your life’ with Hemp seed products from Hemp it Up, 10g of hemp seed oil a day could keep the doctor away.

Contact Ali Easson, Hemp it Up near Kirriemuir in Angus, 07905 414787 @hempitupuk hempitup_

Hygiene trio join forces

Danish food hygiene equipment expert joins forces with Warrington hygiene solution provider Christeyns Food Hygiene and application partner H&M Disinfection Systems Ltd, to offer unique turnkey solution

The leading family-owned supplier of detergents and disinfectants, Christeyns Food Hygiene, has joined forces in a tri-partner initiative with specialist producers of worldrenowned equipment manufacturer Foamico and hygiene equipment specialists H&M Disinfection.

This partnership provides the confidence that hygiene operations need to deliver world-class cleaning in the demanding food, dairy and beverage industries from design and supply to effective cleaning and disinfection.

For over 30 years, Christeyns Food Hygiene has produced effective formulations of detergents and disinfectants for all applications in the food, dairy and beverage industries with customers from across a range of household consumer brands and suppliers to the UK’s food retailers.

As part of family-owned Belgium parent company, Christeyns NV, the firm draws on the

expertise and knowledge of a multinational team of experts.

Foamico is an independent manufacturer of superior cleaning solutions in the food, dairy and beverage industries. Its core business is to develop, manufacture and deliver reliable and efficient cleaning solutions for surface and open plant cleaning worldwide. Operating in 50 countries, Foamico’s key focus in on food safety with a reputation for – innovation and reliability.

Having worked with CFH for three decades, H&M Disinfection Ltd have built a reputation for providing high quality, bespoke hygiene application equipment, which is the cornerstone of many customer’s food safety management systems. The partnership was formalised last year to provide customers with a more streamlined service in the provision of topquality formulations and equipment.

In partnership, the three firms are committed to improving customer’s hygiene operations through effective detergents and disinfectants and the highest quality of bespoke equipment. The new strategic alliance will allow the provision of a unique turnkey solution to the food, dairy and beverage industries in the UK supplying chemicals required to achieve food safety coupled with the equipment

critical to delivering those products to the food contact surface.

“This is a major step for us and our customers,” states CFH Operations Director, Andy Bethel. “Three specialist companies coming together to provide excellent equipment, control systems and reliable pump-sets, combined with specialised formulations, will ensure our customers have a one-point solution for both chemistry and application equipment they can rely on.”

Christeyns Food Hygiene:


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Safety our priority

Experts in our field

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

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

The products we provide are competitively priced thanks to our exclusive contract to supply the UK with VigilEx®

Safety Protection and Raptor Spark® equipment. Everything we supply is fully EN, ATEX & NFPA certified for all types of combustible dust up to 250Kst. Rest assured that our manufacturing partners lead the way in safety protection, improving certification testing to reflect real world conditions and improve the latest standards.

For detailed information on VigilEx® and Raptor Spark® equipment and accessories, or for a quote, please email: or

When it comes to the safety of workers out in the field, we are the people to contact when it comes to emergency safety showers and eye wash stations. It isn’t just about the end product. We will recommend and advise you on the best safety shower solution to suit your requirement. As there is no one-fits-all approach we have the flexibility to adapt or modify our units in our manufacturing facility in Great Britain.

Our range of emergency products and equipment offer protection against serious injury and are all built to exceed ANSI/EN safety standards.

While we hope there is never the need for your safety showers to be used, having one is imperative on site should be working around harmful substances.

Our goal is to create essential pieces of equipment that become

the standard in every laboratory and facility that uses harmful substances.

Are you properly prepared in case of an emergency?

Aqua Safety Showers can keep your workers safe with our wide range of products and units available. For a bespoke quotation or free site survey, please get in touch with our dedicated sales team today.

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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.

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.

For over 50 years, CP Cases have been at the forefront of designing and manufacturing an extensive range of bespoke cases and 19-inch racks, which is why we have the perfect formula to provide innovation, durability and high-performance cases to a range of industries, including security, medical, broadcast and much more.


Dedicated to excellence: The rise of Directto-Film printing

In this issue of Products & Services Review, we are delighted to select Inkfuse DTF as our Direct to Film (DTF) printing Company of the Month.

Direct-to-film (DTF) printing is a new technique on the market, which has already grown in popularity across the industry. It was the talk of the town at this year’s Printwear & Promotion Live Expo, back in February. Suppliers and customers alike love the

Inkfuse DTF is one such company that impressed attendees looking to purchase DTF printing equipment at this year’s Printwear & Promotion Live Expo. The West Yorkshire company prides itself on exceptional product knowledge and customer service, offering transfers, printers, consumables to printer repairs.

The company was formed during the first COVID-19 Lockdown and has grown exponentially as co-owner Richard Mitchell explains, “The company started as a vinyl cutter and cheap heat press during the first Lockdown by my fiancée Sabina. We soon evolved from a few single colour t-shirts, to full colour DTF transfers.

We are based in West Yorkshire, with a production unit and a separate show room. The company is now growing rapidly each month, with more and more staff needed. We have two print operators, two office staff for arranging artwork and customer questions and two expert-engineers for printer installations and repairs.”

the DTF transfers and consumables, with additional next day delivery for those last minute, rush jobs. All our printers are all hand-delivered with full onsite training and continued support.”

Customers are inclined to agree, with glowing 4.5-star reviews such as these, “Goes above and beyond. Superman couldn’t deliver quicker.”

print quality, proving an excellent choice for printing photos, colourful designs, graphics to fine art onto light and dark coloured-polyester, cotton, nylon and fleece. The main advantage is that the ink doesn’t absorb into the fabric, but is simply pressed on top, in a thin-like, smooth, almost-elastic, robust layer. The print finish is resistant to cracking, throughout washing processes and has proven product longevity.

“The role of the company is to establish strong and influential relationships with our DTF community, to support and guide as well to train the customers on using the DTF printers.”

“We like to believe that our knowledgeable engineers and the customer service we offer, is our superpower. We have the fastest turnround on the DTF transfer market, offering same-day shipping on

Even customers who were unsure about the merits of DTF printing, were soon won over, “A brilliant, fast and efficient service. I was sceptical about the new DTF technology, having never used it before. I currently have print t-shirts using the cutting vinyl method but after ordering a sample print for some of my garments, I am extremely impressed. I can now offer my clients more options when printing on garments. I placed the order and had the prints the next day. I will certainly be using your service from now on.”

The launch of the 40cm gravity ace i3200 printer and 40cm Astro Ace printer, has been highly popular with customers across the UK. The cutting-edge printers offer DTF transfers for a wide range of fabrics, including leather, wood and canvas. The two-head printing system comes fully calibrated, with comprehensive training given on the printer and software.

Inkfuse DTF is on a roll and is planning on introducing UV DTF in the near future, which is the next big-thing in the industry. Accessing the latest, advanced technology, the company will soon be offering its customers an upload platform called: Gangr – built for DTF print shops by DTF users. Looking further to the future, the team want to create an in-house consumable brand and expand sales into the international market.

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