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Bristol Business Post Welcome to edition 12 of the BBP, showcasing the best in business across the South West. In this edition we are running a major feature on the Eden Project and its programme of summer activities, celebrating its relationship with its suppliers. Baron Bhattacharyya, the influential businessman, welcomes investment in technology and training. We have an article on green building materials and technologies, and feature green transport issues including the cycle to work scheme, green fuels and hybrid vehicles. Our next issue will carry on the “green� theme with an interview with Tim Smit, director of the Eden Project, discussing sources of green energy as part of our major green energy review. Duncan Bannatyne will be offering advice to start up businesses. We discuss Health and Safety concerns at work, and as always, there will be news and comments throughout the region.

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MRXVEMRMRKERHXIGLRSPSK] Baron Bhattacharyya, of Moseley welcomes increased investment in training and technology and a change of culture for UK business. He urges the Government to make the economic crisis a turning point for British manufacturing. Lord Bhattacharyya, the influential businessman who played a key role in enabling car giant Tata to take over Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) came to Birmingham from Bangladesh in his 20’s; becoming Professor of Manufacturing Systems at the University of Warwick in 1980, and founding the Warwick Manufacturing Group in the same year. From its inception WMG’s mission has been to improve the competitiveness of organisations around the world through the application of value added innovation, new technologies and skills deployment, bringing academic rigour to industrial and organisational practice. He is critical of business attitudes in the UK, saying: “Let me tell you how companies work – it's about short-termism. You're a chief executive, your term is three or four years, and you want to maximise your bonus. So what do you do? You bring in consultants who restructure the group and shut businesses rather than making them work. So the results look good this year and next, but forget about the long term.” “For decades, the national hunger for a fast buck meant that longstanding industries were decimated. British expertise vanished and excellence in technology went overseas. We outsourced our industrial heritage and now we are paying the price.” He argued “The British economy still suffers from low rates of capital investment, as it has for 50 years. In this country there has been no mechanism, other than government subsidy, for R&D. For small manufacturing enterprises to be the seedbed of innovation, exploitation of their ideas requires investment from larger, generally foreign, firms." Companies locate their R&D where they feel the expertise exists, so it is important to invest in education for engineering and technology, to create a workforce capable of meeting the needs of industry. Lord Bhattacharyya said “On the vocational side there is a shortage of technicians and people below graduate level, we produce enough graduates, they just don't go into engineering.” So the new education programme, the Advanced Skills Accreditation Scheme (ASAS) which was developed by WMG and JLR to boost the skills of UK engineers working within the automotive supply chain and other hi-tech industries, is particularly good news. This sector-wide skills programme, led by Semta the sector skills council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies, is supported through the Government’s Growth and Innovation Fund with a £1m boost from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. The funding means the scheme can be open to companies of all sizes within the UK. The scheme is fully endorsed by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology and is expected to attract engineers from over 2000 companies in England who will undertake 5000 Master’s degree module places over the next two years.

Baron Bhattacharyya Lord Bhattacharyya, as Chairman of WMG comments “We are extremely pleased to be continuing our relationship with JLR, by developing this new scheme that all UK companies can take participate in. UK manufacturing is going to benefit from having many more highly trained engineers, who will help to reinvigorate the industry and improve the skills base”. He says, "In manufacturing there is no substitute for producing outstanding products, well-designed and of high reliability, based on a sound understanding of market needs and produced at a price that smart customers find attractive. When times are tough, manufacturing companies need to be bold. It is a time for innovation, new investment in R&D, effective design, efficient processes and exceptional reliability. From bold innovation will come brilliant technology and spectacularly successful companies that create wealth.” Image courtesy of WMG

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WYNNE-JONES IP knowledge secured

Innovative Tax Relief Schemes for SMEs Wynne Jones IP, the well established local firm of patent and trademark attorneys, are currently working with Hazlewoods, Dyson, Capital Law and HMRC to raise awareness of two important tax relief schemes available to businesses in the South West. Their two most recent ‘breakfast briefings’ attracted upwards of 60 delegates, primarily from manufacturing firms based in Cheltenham, Cardiff and the surrounding areas, and highlighted Government tax-saving schemes aimed at encouraging R&D and innovation, with the goal of creating and retaining jobs and manufacturing capacity in the UK.

Establishing and exploiting your Intellectual Property rights can be a minefield, but the attorneys at Wynne Jones IP will discuss your situation in confidence and will explain the avenues available. Their friendly and professional team will use their expertise to point you in the right direction. If your question involves R&D Relief or the ‘Patent Box’ they will also invite the specialist Tax-team at Hazlewoods to join the conversation – with your agreement of course!

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Research and Development (R&D) Relief reduces an organisation's tax bill by offsetting qualifying R&D costs against profit, even where the research may not have been successful. If the organisation qualifies as an SME, and is not making any profit against which to offset their R&D costs, they may choose instead to receive a direct tax credit, by way of a cash sum paid by HMRC. The other scheme being explained at the briefings is the new ‘Patent Box’ and how it interacts with R&D Relief. With effect from April 2013 a new 10% tax rate available under the ‘Patent Box’ offers additional relief for companies holding the Intellectual Property rights for any patented products, components or processes. This works alongside R&D Relief and changes the whole rationale behind patenting an invention. Instead of simply providing legal protection, obtaining a patent is now a key element in your financial and commercial strategy. In order for companies to take full advantage of these tax breaks, professional advice is essential. Wynne-Jones IP has over 45 years of delivering excellence in Intellectual Property and has an excellent reputation, both in the UK and overseas. They have offices in Cheltenham, Cardiff, Telford and Wrexham, and an impressive client list including multi-nationals, household names, SMEs, large technology-based companies and universities.

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ALEXANDER DANIELS Professional Recruitment Group

Alexander Daniels Bristol Office Launch Party Nick Leeson the former ‘rogue trader’ renowned for causing the collapse of the UK’s oldest investment bank, Barings, was guest speaker at the Alexander Daniels prestigious launch party on 24 May. Held at Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie Blanc restaurant, the event marked the opening of professional recruitment specialists Alexander Daniels new offices at Ten Victoria Street in Bristol city centre. More than 100 young professionals and senior staff from leading national and local businesses including Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society, Friends Life, PWC, Deloitte, KPMG and Ernst & Young, attended the champagne and canapé reception. Guests also included members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) West of England branch and the Bristol and District Chartered Accountants Students’ Society (BADCASS). In a frank and entertaining address, Nick Leeson highlighted the importance and growing demand for corporate governance in managing risk and compliance. This specialist sector is now a major focus for Alexander Daniels, complementing its skill in finance and accountancy recruitment. Director of Alexander Daniels Corporate Governance division Ian Mourbey said: “We were delighted to invite Nick Leeson to open our new office and give a first hand account of the consequences which led to Barings downfall and how it might have been avoided. It made it all the more clear why corporate governance is becoming so increasingly important.” Alexander Daniels was established in Birmingham in 2010 by three of the industry’s most experienced recruitment specialists and launched by Lord Digby Jones who at the time was Minister of State for UK Trade and Investment and Director General of the CBI. The expansion to Bristol is part of an ambitious growth programme for the award winning team which has more than tripled in size in two years and now has 19 staff.

For further information about the Alexander Daniels Professional Recruitment Group Telephone: 0117 329 1100 Email: Visit:

Nick Pearce, Accountancy & Finance division Director, who leads the team at the Bristol office said “The decision to develop our business in the South West is an exciting step forward for the company.” “I am confident that our service quality and added value philosophy will enable us to succeed in a city with a very competitive professional services industry.”

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FRANCISCLARK chartered accountants Award winning accountancy practice Francis Clark are celebrating a double triumph after winning two categories in the nationally recognised LexisNexis Taxation Awards 2012.

Speaking after the awards, John Endacott said “The LexisNexis awards are some of the most prestigious in the industry, I have been shortlisted before as Tax Writer of the Year so I am absolutely delighted to have won this year. It’s a great honour to be recognised by my peers, and a big accolade to live up to.” John Endacott works primarily with entrepreneurs and private clients. He is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and also of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He has worked throughout the South West and originally learnt his tax trade in Bristol. He is a regular writer in the professional tax press and occasional lecturer, having gained a national reputation for his expertise in capital gains tax in the UK. He attracted national headlines during Francis Clark’s campaign against the changes to VAT on hot food, commonly known as the “Pasty Tax.”

The firm is a previous winner of the award in the category of Best General Tax Practice, (2009) and of the Financial Directors’ Excellence Awards as mid-tier Auditor of the Year 2011. They are particularly gratified with this year’s achievement, winning not only Best Tax Practice in a Regional Firm; but to have Tax Partner John Endacott recognised for his work and awarded Tax Writer of the Year.

Francis Clark see themselves as a different type of accountancy practice offering realistic, proactive and inspired advice to help individuals and businesses realise their ambitions. Established over ninety years ago, Francis Clark has grown to become the largest independent accountancy firm in the South West, with the widest range of tax specialists in the area, and the largest dedicated Corporate Finance Team. Francis Clark focuses on developing long term relationships with their clients, offering straightforward practical advice to all types of business. For their larger clients The Corporate Services Team delivers high end, tactical corporate skills at realistic regional rates. Steve Collins, head of Francis Clark’s Tax Practice said: “We are absolutely delighted with this news. Winning the best Tax Practice Award is a testimony to the quality of the team we have built at Francis Clark who not only bring undoubted expertise to the tax advice services we offer, but absolute commitment and determination to always be the best. I would particularly like to congratulate John Endacott for being awarded Tax Writer of the Year, following the publication of his definitive book on Furnished Holiday Lettings and a year long effort of providing thought-provoking editorial to a range of specialist media, this award is thoroughly deserved.”

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security incident in 2010. These incidents typically cost the respective businesses between £27,000 and £690,000. This figure is expected to increase and the exposure will cost dearly. A breach of information security can result in other cost areas; crippling fines for the business and in certain cases imprisonment may be levied upon the personnel responsible.

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In a competitive and threatened marketplace an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS) monitors and maintains your business’ information security. The ISMS for any business must protect the three main areas required of it; confidentiality, integrity and availability. ISO/ IEC 27001: 2005 Information Security Management Standard has been designed to ensure the correct and effective implementation, operation, maintaining and improving the business ISMS. ISO/ IEC 27001 is the best way of demonstrating to all concerned that you take the security of all your information seriously.

In the line of fire Your competition has stolen all of your valued customers from under your nose. You lose business. You are forced to fold. Your customers’ contact details are like gold dust to the competition. With ease they can know, straight away, what is being sold, to whom and at what price. Why wouldn’t they want to steal it?

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Call: 01793 688990 Email: Web: Number 1 target Information and data resources remain a number one target for hackers and cyber criminals; they have a real value in, and from, any marketplace. Hackers and fraudsters are working overtime, over the Internet, to ensure they can break into the known forms of protection available at any time. Information security is a major area critical to the survival of a business. A system that is not secure and maintained with great vigilance is going to be at threat, with catastrophic results. Ultimate loss of reputation and business are the minimum you would expect as a result, a massive cost that most business will never recover from. The fall out From a recent Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) survey; 82% of small and 93% of large companies suffered an information

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SUof touris The country is preparing itself for the biggest-ever consumer spend - £750 million - thanks to forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games. Visa, responsible for the number-crunching, says the recordbreaking boost will deliver a sustained stimulus worth a total of £5.1 billion to the UK economy by 2015. But you don’t need to look ahead to gauge the effect of such massive events - the benefits are being felt now as the venues and athletes’ accommodation are built, the transport infrastructure is put into place and all the marketing, sponsorship opportunities made available. Not to mention hospitality, accommodation, catering and all the sectors associated with accommodating the millions of visitors destined to descend on the capital, while around the country thousands hold their own Olympic-themed events and attractions. Equally, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is having a similar impact, with touring celebratory exhibitions, such as the Leonardo da Vinci drawings, attracting huge crowds wherever they visit. There’s no doubt these milestone events are providing a pivotal impact across the nation, bringing welcome cheer to what’s been a pretty depressed psyche for the last few years and, even more importantly, a massive boost to businesses across the board during challenging times.

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But you don’t need an event - or attraction - on an Olympian scale to benefit to an area as the small Welsh town of St Anspah knows. A recent report in the Rhyl Journal revealed that although 120 coaches a month passed through the cathedral town to visit a nearby shopping outlet – hardly a traditional ‘tourist attraction’ few stopped. The paper was reporting on a meeting in which the community discussed ways to encourage them to do so, such as studying how to improve the infrastructure linking the two areas, partnerships between businesses and investigating the construction of a visitor centre and toilets at the cathedral. Having a major attraction or event taking place on your doorstep isn’t, then, just about good times for the local leisure industry. It can mean employment for thousands, especially if it is developed in a part of the country with limited job opportunities which, again, has the ripple effect of bringing further economic benefits and can be used to further public policy in urban regeneration and rural development. As a whole, the tourism and leisure sector undoubtedly employs high numbers and encourages people to spend money, but it also contributes to an attractive environment, raises a region's international profile and attracts international investment. Take Stratford-upon-Avon, which exists as it is, pretty much, because a famous Elizabethan playwright was born there. If any place understands the beneficial effects of visitor attractions or events it’s this one - but even Stratford was surprised when then Dr Who, David Tenant arrived to play Hamlet at the town’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre. It experienced a mini tourist boom, with thousands arriving specifically to see the actor on stage but then staying a day or more, with the resulting increased business attributed directly to ‘The David Tenant Effect’.

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s e i m o n o c e l loca Heritage affects the visitor economy still further, with museums, flagship libraries and archives playing a central role while historic and civic buildings, their collections, and the services they offer are fundamental to the lives of the surrounding communities and a key part of the tourism industry. Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Manor, for example, has 800 years of rich history for the heritage visitor to explore but is also a vibrant business hub, hosting corporate events, weddings, and conferences, all of which have a significant impact on the local economy. It’s places such as these, that are drawing in millions of visitors throughout the country, driving economic recovery in places that have not traditionally been tourist destinations and helping to restore local pride and identity.

Examples of this effect don’t come much bigger than the Eden Project in Cornwall. In 1995 it was a working china pit nearing the end of its economic life. Since it opened in 2001 what is effectively the world’s largest greenhouse has bought in well over £900 million to the local economy and sustained around 3,000 jobs. These benefits are also felt by its 2,500 local suppliers and a range of other businesses such as hotels, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, pubs and taxis. The attraction attributes much of its success to its close working relationships with the community, as well as with the tourism industry and cultural agencies. On the Living Places website, a report on understanding the local economic impact of the Eden project remarks: ‘No organisation works in isolation, we are all inextricably linked.” It’s a statement that holds true for any attraction or big event.

At Swanpool Beach Café they are very proud of their friendly, fun and welcoming environment. The café provides good home made food and cakes, and a range of individual quirky ice-creams. The café is open all year round for visitors, and is also much enjoyed by local residents. Other facilities include a crazy-golf course, which is open all year round and provides a perfect blend of challenge and entertainment, while during the summer weekends, there is a fun bouncy castle for the children. Swanpool Beach is more than just a beach; it is a family friendly destination, with something for everyone. The lagoon was formed by a bar of sand and shingle being thrown up by the sea over the entrance of a small creek, creating a freshwater lake. In 1826 a culvert was built to reduce the water level, which also allowed sea water to enter the pool at high tide, resulting in a lagoon of mixed salt and fresh water. The area has always been popular with locals and visitors alike; so much so, that even local people often have to wait several years before getting the chance to rent one of the 22 beach huts!

On the beach you can hire out windbreaks, parasols, and deckchairs, and for the more active, kayaks, wetsuits and body-boards are available. Elemental U.K. Watersports School is based at Swanpool Beach all year round, and caters for groups large and small, teaching; sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, coasteering and raft building. For more information visit Swanpool Beach, Swanpool, Falmouth TR11 5BG Contact Peter Lochrie Proprietoron: 07799 068962

There is plenty of parking, which is free from 1st October to 1st April, at all other times parking is £2, but take your parking ticket to the café, for a free cup of tea!

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Winford Manor has accommodation to suit every budget and excellent, accessible services. The hotel’s superb and extensive disabled facilities have been recognised by “Access for All� awards from Bristol Tourism & Hospitality, and South West Tourism. Guests can enjoy secure parking and book airport transfer 24 hours a day for a small fee. Winford Manor Hotel is a convenient Airport Hotel in a stunning location.

Multi award winning Winford Manor Hotel once again wins ‘Gold’ from Green Business Tourism! Start your foreign holiday in the heart of the beautiful North Somerset countryside and arrive at the airport, refreshed and relaxed before you even leave the country.

The Labyrinth restaurant serves a delicious range of freshly cooked dishes, prepared from fresh locally sourced produce. The menus devised by Head Chef Phil James showcase the outstanding quality of his ingredients in a range of traditional, simple dishes prepared with his own special twist. Special dietary requirements are cheerfully catered for. Locals often call in to enjoy a light lunch in the Atrium, or a memorable dinner in the lovely surroundings, while their traditional Sunday Roasts are becoming very popular. Conference and event facilities are available at Winford Manor; the easily accessible location and peaceful rural surroundings make the hotel a wonderful venue for business meetings and special occasions. Weddings especially, with the hotel and grounds presenting many lovely photo opportunities for truly memorable pictures. The hotel’s own wedding and conference co-ordinator will be delighted to plan the perfect day with you. Whether travelling abroad or taking an indulgent staycation, Winford Manor provides an ideal base. The 3 star hotel is only 5 minutes from Bristol International Airport and a 30 minute drive from Bristol, the World Heritage City of Bath, and a myriad of visitor attractions. For full details, to make a booking, view the menus, or enjoy Winnie the dog’s blog, please visit the web site From the moment you enter the 7 acres of beautiful parkland and glimpse the gracious 17th century manor house you will know that you are in for a treat. The sympathetically restored building has been transformed into a charming, privately owned hotel, not only renowned for its green credentials, but with yet another award demonstrating that staying green doesn’t mean compromising on comfort. Winford Manor is delighted to have won TripAdvisor’s prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award. Trip Advisor’s assessor commented: “Our travellers consistently commend your property with the highest praise. Only the very best in the business are awarded a Certificate of Excellence�.

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Little White Alice Your Wild Cornish Retreat

Green and luxury, two words that don’t usually go together, but the founders of multi award winning eco complex Little White Alice, have resolved the seeming contradiction. Little White Alice is a 5* complex of 6 luxury eco self catering cottages set in 25 acres of land with its own natural swimming pool and wood burning hot tub. Within walking distance of Stithians Lake and the award winning Golden Lion Inn, and just 10 miles from both North and South coast, this is an ideal location for exploring West Cornwall.

The aim of the founders, Simon Toft and Rosie Hadden, is to promote sustainable living, by providing low carbon yet luxurious holidays, to enable guests to experience first hand just how comfortable and pleasant living in a low carbon house can be. They first opened their doors to guests in March 2011, having spent the previous two years building the cottages to fit comfortably into the landscape on the site of an old farm. The cottages are built to the highest energy efficient standards, blending natural materials and bespoke furnishings with technology and innovation. Rosie said: “We have tried throughout the project to marry handcrafted individuality with

sustainability and above all luxurious comfort. This has included using local craftspeople to hand make our kitchens, our hot tub, our basketry, our glass placemats, etc”. Simon and Rosie bubble over with enthusiasm for their project. Simon said: “We are challenging the standards of most listed green holidays and have been delighted to be placed in the top 20 of The Guardian Green Travel List 2011 as well as winning Gold for Sustainable Tourism in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2011. We have also won Silver in Sustainable Tourism in The South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2011-12. Our site aims to produce all its own energy and water so your holiday can be as green as possible. You can even plant a tree in our new woodland to help offset your journey to us.” The Ecologist declared; "The perfect country escape, Cornwall's Little White Alice is a green retreat combining style and sustainability" While the Green Traveller wrote: "In the short period of time that they have been open, Rosie and Simon have done much to create a small slice of heaven high up in the Cornish countryside." Little White Alice can accommodate couples and families, and makes a wonderful venue for family gatherings, or romantic escapes. Little White Alice is also ideal for intimate alternative creative weddings, civil partnerships and celebrations with between 2-30 guests. They are licensed to hold civil ceremonies in the green oak arbour by the natural swimming pool or in The Oak House or The Studio.

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Please visit their web site to view the cottages and find out more about this lovely place Call: 01209 861000 Email: Little White Alice, Carnmenellis Cornwall TR16 6PL 

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Old Market Inn Bar, Hotel and Restaurant The Old Market Inn Hotel and Restaurant in Holsworthy has won the North Devon CAMRA Pub of the Year, for a record breaking third year running, putting them in a good position to aim for the regional and even, the national title. The Old Market Inn is a free house specialising, as you would expect from a CAMRA winner, in Real Ales. They carry a selection of 9 different ales at all times, 3 on draught, and 6 on gravity, with the beers often needing to be changed as frequently as 2 or 3 times a day. Joint landlord Lee Sycamore tells us that he likes to features as many good local ales as possible, but does include the occasional surprise. They are fortunate to have a number of excellent breweries on their doorstep and regularly feature brews from Holsworthy Ales, Longhill Breweries, Skinners, Bay, and Tintagel Breweries. They gained the Casque Mark accreditation “For pubs which serve the perfect pint,” in August 2007. The Old Market Inn is run as a family partnership between Pat and Dave Sycamore and their son Lee. Although Pat and Dave were new to the licenced trade, Lee had over 20 years experience in the industry. Lee had worked as a manager for both independent houses and chains, as he put it, “making money for other people”, and had always wanted his own pub. When the opportunity arose to buy the inn, in September 2006 the family took the collective plunge. Despite being told by the previous landlord that they wouldn’t be able to sell Real Ale in Holsworthy, the family had two hand pumps installed before they even re-opened, the other pumps soon followed. Their success led to the creation of their very own beer brewed just for them. 'BOMB' (Best Old Market Bitter) which is proving very popular. The Old Market Inn offers a warm and friendly welcome. Besides the award winning ales they stock a good range of ciders and an extensive selection of wines and spirits. The newly opened cocktail bar is proving popular with locals and visitors alike as the barman is an expert mixologist and will blend either a traditional cocktail or something a little different, great fun to try. The relaxed and informal atmosphere is maintained in the dining area which features an extensive menu focussing on locally sourced produce and excellent service. There is a good evening bar snack menu and the Sunday Carvery is always very popular, featuring a choice of roasts from local farms, crispy roast potatoes and plenty of fresh vegetables. The restaurant is available for private functions.

There are three bedrooms at the Old Market Inn which are all en-suite with large showers. The new and superbly furnished bedrooms offer a unique blend of comfort with stylish design. The Old Market Inn is all about warm hospitality, good food and great beer.

For further information about The Old Market Inn Visit: Telephone: 01409 253941 Email: The Old Market Inn Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6AY


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To stay in a stylish, lovingly restored, luxury hotel in the heart of a historic English city would be, for many, an ideal get away; whether for a shopping trip, romantic break, or indulgent spa weekend.

building. Some rooms have 4 poster beds, all have merino wool blankets, goose feather and down pillows, covered with Egyptian cotton, to ensure a good night’s sleep in the high quality beds. The restaurant renovation has resulted in a stylish Brasserie, named “Brasserie Brunel” as a tribute to the famous designer. They serve a delicious selection of traditional English dishes and superb French cuisine. Choose from the a la carte menu, or until 7pm from the prix fixe menu from £9.95 for two courses. The hotel has a superb reputation for its food, especially its steaks. You can enjoy a drink, light meal, coffee or afternoon tea served in the welcoming 1846 bar. As part of its ongoing upgrading, the hotel’s Club House Bar, will become a quiet refuge for the hotel’s residents.

In the heart of Bath, England's only World Heritage City, the award winning Royal Hotel, designed by Brunel, and established in 1846, has been welcoming visitors for over 160 years.

The Royal is ideally placed for shopping, the Roman Baths, the Comedy Festival and the Christmas Market. Since 1995, when the hotel came into the ownership of Ron Zanre and Patrick Mc Guire, The Royal has benefited from a continuous programme of investment, culminating in a major re-branding and refurbishment in 2007.

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MOUTH-WATERING food from around the world is tempting diners to a Devon pub that couldn’t be more English. The Old Rydon Inn is a Grade II-listed farmhouse which was part of a manor from the reign of Henry II up to the 18th century, but its menus are inspired by food tasted by its seasoned traveller owners Charlie and Amy Tinnyunt. Mediterranean, Indonesian, American and a locally-renowned full English Sunday roast, can all be found beneath its welcoming roof. There’s even a thriving Thai takeaway service. “We serve good, honest homemade food,” declares Charlie. “Menus are dependent on season but are inspired by mine and Amy’s extensive travels in which we have sampled some of the most interesting and tasty foods in the world.”

Visiting the Old Rydon Inn, at Kingsteignton, is a treat in itself, not least for experiencing the warm welcome from any of the staff of 22, which includes six chefs, among them Charlie and Amy. It consists of a collection of different dining areas, each providing a unique and experience, with the restaurant lounge and dining room in the oldest part of the building and still with the original early 16th century elm screens. The restaurant, although ‘newer’, is still more than 150 years old and features a mediaeval 50ft well. “We also have a beautiful conservatory brimming with plants, a bar and apple loft with roaring open fires and a garden bar with Chesterfield sofas, open fire and doors out onto the walled garden, which is perfect for summer evening dining” reveals Charlie. A further room accommodates private dining for up to 18 guests but the Old Rydon Inn is also perfect for larger events including weddings, christenings, wakes, birthdays, anniversaries and reunions. “Whether it’s a sit-down meal, buffet, barbecue or hog roast, we can provide the perfect bespoke wedding function for your big day,” promises Charlie.

They include Mediterranean Beef Stifado, Indonesian Mie Goreng, American-style real beef burgers amd traditional English steak pie while Sunday roast is served with dishes brimming with roasted potatoes, Yorkshire Puddings, jugs of gravy and at least eight different freshly cooked vegetables. The takeaway features traditional Thai tastes such as Massaman lamb curry, Thai beef salad, crispy pork belly and scallop salad with a sweet lime and chilli dressing, chilli chicken stir fry, Pad Thai and lots more. “All meat and vegetables are locally sourced from carefully selected suppliers with some, including fresh herbs, handpicked from 'mum’s' garden,” adds Charlie.

“We have room for up to 60 guests inside and 150 outside plus plenty of space for live music, a disco or other entertainment of your choice. Our garden room can be hired for up to 50 guests while the restaurant holds up to 30.

To make an enquiry or booking telephone 01626 354626 email: visit: Opening Hours Mon-Thurs 11-3pm & 5-12.30am Fri-Sat 11-12.30am, Sun 11-12am

Of course, being an inn, it’s not all about the food. The Old Rydon’s bar is a popular meeting point for locals, all eager to sup from a choice of several local ales - specifically Old Rydon Ale, brewed exclusively for the pub - and ciders, specialist German beers and a selection of wines. It’s that regular local ale knowledge from patrons, combined with regular wine tastings that means there are always new and interesting additions to the wine list and pumps.

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THE LIVING ROOM R E S T A U R A N T Located by the busy Harbourside, The Living Room Bristol is fast becoming a favourite amongst Bristol’s discerning diners who seek high quality fresh food and cocktails in a stylish environment. The relaxed elegance of the surroundings and live pianists provide the perfect setting for all occasions, from intimate meals to special celebrations. The exceptional service and the quality of their food create a first class dining experience time after time. The menu features dishes with a host of world influences and offers options ranging from light lunchtime salads and sandwiches to luxurious à la carte dining.



welcoming some zesty and fresh dishes to coincide with the changing of the seasons. The new menu features items showcasing the restaurant’s expert chefs’ creative flair and features a whole host of new delights that have been specially selected to please the taste buds and ensure every eating out experience is one to cherish. There is something for everyone; including the new fixed price “Perfect Set” menu – starting at £11 for two courses or 3 courses for £14. Then as the specially chosen house wine Terra Alta is just £10 for the bottle, you won’t have to break the bank. Sundays are really special at the Living Room, the Sunday comforts menu – at £12 for 2 courses and £15 for 3 courses gives you and your family the opportunity to enjoy a delicious traditional roast lunch with all the trimmings but without the washing up. Then enjoy an afternoon of live music and entertainment. Be intrigued as the magician takes the stage from 1pm-3pm, while the pianist plays all your favourites from 2pm until 4pm, then the resident DJ takes over from 7pm. To say nothing of 241 cocktails from 3pm, the best way to end your weekend! The Living Room is launching a new loyalty scheme. The Privilege card will entitle customers to 20% of food from our a la carte menu (valid Sunday to Friday), points for every £1 they spend which will turn in to a £5 voucher once 500 points are reached and access to exclusive member privileges, offers and competitions.

Delicious classic and signature cocktails are available in the bar area. Their extensive and eclectic wine list features premium and boutique wines including Laurent-Perrier Champagnes; a selection designed to complement the food menu perfectly. For special occasions the Lounge and Mezzanine Level can be hired for exclusive use; or to accommodate larger groups, parties and corporate events the entire venue can be made available. The Living Room concept was started in summer of 2003 and is now represented in most major UK cities by 14 outlets. The Bristol unit first opened its doors in October 2008, and has become one of the most established restaurants in the Millennium Square development. The Living Room has just launched their new Summer Menus; saying goodbye to some winter warmers and

Telephone 01179253993 or visit the web site to see what’s on offer. Explore Lane, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TY









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Kings Vinegars, one of the few vinegar producers in the UK, is an established family run business with many years experience in the vinegar production industry, based on the outskirts of Bristol, supplying a wide range of vinegars and non-brewed condiments. Their commitment to outstanding customer service, together with high quality and hygiene standards resulted in the award of the BRC Global Food Standard, Grade A, which is a leading global safety and quality certification programme recognized throughout the world. The BRC regulations give customers the assurance of purchasing vinegars from a reputable company at competitive prices. With several vinegar production lines and fully qualified staff, the company provides a professional service supplying vinegar to wholesalers, cash and carries and independent businesses throughout the UK. Their extensive range of customers includes several large food distributors, Chinese food specialists, restaurants, and sauce and pickle manufacturers.

Deliveries are made on pallets, in containers ranging from 2.5lts to 1000lts IBC s with either customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own brand labels or the Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s label. Should customers require smaller quantities, these are available direct from the Farm Shop in Iron Acton.

How to order Call: 01454 228274 Fax: 01454 228659 Email: Online:

Flux Innovators In Flow Technology. Flux manufacture drum, barrel and container pumps, also AOD and magnetic drive pumps and flow meters for the food, chemical and process industries.

Flux are proud to be associated with Kings Vinegar and wish them all the best for the future.

They supply both plain and spiced malt vinegar, distilled vinegar, spirit vinegar (varying strengths), red and white wine vinegars, cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar and more specialized vinegars, such as raspberry, rice and organic vinegars. The Non Brewed Condiment range used in Fast Food outlets and by pickle manufacturers is popular. E mail: Call: 01202 823304

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The newest concept in corporate incentives and team building activities has come to Bristol.

activity all under one roof. Delegates are normally grouped into guided teams of four. Everyone has to work as a team and actually communicate with each other; to achieve an enjoyable edible result. With careful planning team members can be brought together who might normally have very little contact with each other. Challenges and cook-offs can be incorporated to give the events an exciting extra edge. Each bespoke event is tailored to the taste buds of the individual client company, and ranges through sushi rolling, bread making, pasta master classes, Mediterranean cuisine, fish cookery, Thai, Jamaican, Indian, whatever appeals to your team, 102’s talented chefs will show you how. All classes, courses and events involve tasting, but most include eating what you’ve made in the class, so at the end of a few hours in the kitchen, you’ll be able to enjoy the results in a beautiful, relaxing dining area.

We are all used to the idea of a business lunch or breakfast meeting, or wining and dining special customers, but a Bristol company is taking this link further by combining corporate events and team building with the popularity of cooking.

As an extra special incentive or a memorable experience for valued clients the chef’s table provides a fabulous food and wine experience. Up to 14 guests can enjoy a bespoke menu using the finest local produce served with wines specifically picked by the sommelier to perfectly compliment each course. The chef’s table is an exciting experience, where diners interact with the chefs and participate in the buzz of a professional kitchen in action.

The increasing interest in food and wine is amply demonstrated by the number of cookery programmes on television these days. As cookery is an activity that anyone can participate in and enjoy regardless of age, fitness or experience, such popularity has led to the growth of team building through cookery.

During May 2012, 102 Cookery school will host cookery showcases every Saturday for the Bristol public to visit the venue and view the fantastic Samsung branded facilities. There will also be opportunities to meet and cook with leading chefs.

Nailsea Electrical, well known for their state of the art kitchen appliances have joined forces with exciting manufacturer Samsung to open the 102 cookery school at 102 Gloucester Road, in a striking purpose designed facility, within a superb church conversion. The cookery school features top notch, Jamie Oliver-endorsed Samsung kitchen appliances including Dual Cook ovens, induction hobs and Steam Compacts; so as well as learning new skills, everyone will have a chance to use the best quality hobs and ovens that money can buy.

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Visit: site Call: 0117 2440047 Email: The school can accommodate up to 30 delegates at any one time and has a private meeting room fully equipped with audio visual facilities to enable companies to incorporate their meeting and

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top quality butchers


QUALITY MEATS Andrew Sears and Andy Ayris opened their first traditional butchers shop in Highworth in February, 1995 out of a shared passion for quality meat from local farmers that has been responsibly reared and treated with care. At Andrews it is all about the quality of the meat, and with both partners having been in the meat trade since leaving school, and Andy Sears coming from a butchery family background they have a wealth of experience and expertise. No one else touches their meat in preparation; they take the animals to their abattoir at Wooton Basset and butcher and bone the meat themselves in-house. Based in Wiltshire, they opened a second high street shop, in Marlborough in September 2011; they offer a range of top quality, locally produced meat, poultry and game at competitive prices from both shops. All their beef has been hung for 28 days, to ensure the very best flavour and texture. They make their own hand made pies, sausage rolls, tasty burgers and a superb range of sausages including the ever popular, “The Bloody Lovely Sausage”. Such a wide range of delicious home prepared, award winning cold meats is always available that customers are spoilt for choice; you can even try some at lunchtime in a generously filled crusty baguette. Their friendly experienced team are always happy to help and advise, and to prepare a particular cut or joint especially for you, if necessary. The partners are proud to have overcome the many challenges of the last 17 years, to have beset their industry, ranging from B.S.E, the beef on the bone ban, the Foot and Mouth crisis and the current recession. Andy Sears is very optimistic about the future, saying: “I firmly believe we will come out of it a stronger business than when we went in.” He

maintains that the secret of their success has been maintaining the quality of their product and establishing good customer and working relationships. Andrews’ successful Hog Roast business caters for anything up to 120 people. They are also able to supply Lamb, and Venison, and Pork or Beef rolls and salads. Entertaining? Why not let them make you a Beef Wellington, a Crown of Lamb or a Banjo of Pork, which when marinated and cooked slowly, is absolutely delicious, and becoming very popular!

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Their plans for the future include advertising more home deliveries from Highworth and Marlborough this year and running a course of butchery classes at Marlborough. Always keen to support their local community and charities in the area, Andy Sears will be running in the 2012 London Marathon in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre.



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saturated fats than olive oil, high in the good monounsaturated fats and an excellent source of Vitamin E.â&#x20AC;? The difference between industrially produced oil, and a single cold pressed Rapeseed oil, is like comparing chalk and cheese, and Andy was sure that he could convince people of the merits of his English farm oil, over cheap processed products and Olive oil.

Fussels Fine Foods produce a single estate cold fresh pressed Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil, and a range of dressings, mayonnaises, infused oils and sauces made from it. Andy Fussellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family have been farming land in Somerset for generations and are at the heart of the village community in Rode. As a farmer, who is passionate about sustainable farming and the values of good food, Andy created Fussels Fine Foods to share his love of the land and the fruits of his labour directly with the consumer.

The word, helped by a Gold award from the Taste of the West last year and a two star gold from the Guild of Fine Food, is spreading about the outstanding quality of the product. Already well known amongst farm shops and delicatessens throughout the area, Tescoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Waitrose are stockists. They have also become well established amongst the local catering trade, and supply a number of well known restaurants in Bath and the surrounding area, including Demuths, the Assembly Rooms, and the Pump rooms to name but a few. Their success is based upon the quality of the product, a single cold press that is only pressed to order so that the oil sent out is always fresh. Rapeseed oil has many benefits; it has only half the saturated fat of Olive Oil, and ten times the level of Omega 3, and retains its integrity at a higher heat making it much more versatile in the kitchen.

It was five years ago that Andy decided that rather than sell his carefully grown rapeseed oil to large contractors who would treat it with heat and chemicals in processes that de-natured the essential qualities of the oil, that he would press it himself. The company are building on their success by introducing new lines and extending their distribution opportunities. Please remember that if you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find a local stockist, that you can easily order on line.

Andy says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe in high quality simple food that has provenance, from sowing to cold pressing and bottling, everything about my rapeseed oil happens here on the farm. The fantastic healthy qualities of Rapeseed oil have been a secret for too long and my rapeseed oil is a real English alternative to olive oil. It has more generous servings of the essential fatty acids Omega 3 and 6; it is lower in bad

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regulars at the café’s tables, which spill outside in fine weather, and mix with wedding guests fixing their buttonholes, and nervous grooms taking a coffee boost before entering the Registry Office opposite. Proper Food, Proper Fresh! Freshly baked baguettes and pastries and some of the best coffee in Bristol, served with a friendly smile. Hot pork baps and baguettes, generously filled with meat carved from the joint in front of you, with all the trimmings, and real crunchy crackling. Tasty soups, a range of sandwiches, baps and baguettes prepared while you wait with your choice of fillings. It just doesn’t come any better or fresher than this.

Gordon Currie, proprietor, has adapted to changing tastes; a recently installed brand new coffee machine serves a full range of Italian coffees including espresso, Americano, and cappuccino. Fresh stone baked pizzas from their own oven, are popular among the student community who really appreciate the great fresh taste and good choice of toppings. Students benefit from a loyalty card scheme. Mange Tout also caters for buffets and meetings. Gordon says; “Companies are finding that providing a buffet for meetings, has a cost benefit. Instead of delegates dispersing around the city, maybe downing a quick pint, then being late back and taking time to settle down, they stay on site and forge good team relationships over lunch.”

Visit their new website or telephone on 0117 927 7927 to see what they can offer you


Mange Tout is a well established Bristol café, in Corn Street at the heart of the community in the metropolitan centre of Bristol. Over 20 years their open door has catered to many changes in local life, especially the advent of street markets nearby, bringing new faces to the area who drop in for a coffee. Many of the attendees at the markets have become

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As a members run health club all the revenue generated is put back into the club to improve the facilities for it’s members. An example of this is the recent refurbishment of the women’s changing room. The club has excellent facilities with 4 large gym areas, 5 squash courts, massage, sauna, sunbed and a bar.

Squash & Health Club

A health club with a difference, one that is owned by its members! The club was originally set up in 1983 to run as a private squash and health club. In 1996 it changed to a not for profit member run health club. There is a committee of members who make the strategic decisions for the club, through committee meetings and the AGM, but they leave the day to day running of the club to the manager, Steve Pitts, who is an experienced health and fitness professional.

Steve explained: “We target the exerciser who is short on time by offering personalised, quick and effective exercise programs. We also target the new to or non exerciser by setting up the gym in a non intimidating user-friendly way, working with local GP’s and making sure we have plenty of staff available to spend time with our members.” The club offers one to one personal training if required and a range of fitness classes to suit all activity levels. Steve is very proud that since he started with the club 2 years ago, membership has grown; people obviously enjoy belonging to a friendly members owned health club.

Phone 01179378020 or visit the web site to get yourself a free day pass!

Welsh Back is the longest established health club in Bristol. Being member owned creates a completely different vibe to the often rather intimidating gyms that are part of a large chain. Because the members are so actively involved there is a really warm friendly feeling in the club. The whole team contributes to the welcoming atmosphere you experience at the club, by being friendly and helpful, and doing their best to make sure that through enjoying your time at the club, you get the most out of your exercise. Whether it’s just a quick game of squash or a complete fitness programme, Welsh Back has something for everyone.

Welsh Back & AJP Partnership here to keep you and your business fit for life

Business Insurance Risk Management High Value Household For expert insurance advice please contact us to discuss your requirements on 01275 876678 On the topic of enjoyment the club holds regular members’ nights, which gives everyone the chance for a get together. At a recent charity night for PROPS, they raised over £1200. The club has worked with PROPS for over 15 years; their students use the club once a week for their sports and leisure course, and their social enterprise company supply the club’s uniforms and printing.

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Seahopper Sailing; as an island nation it’s in our blood it’s said. On a sparkling summer morning, the thought of enjoying the water, scudding along before the wind, appeals to most of us. The sheer paraphernalia of it all though, trailers, finding a slipway, or paying mooring charges definitely does not. So a folding boat that can be transported on a roof rack is an exciting concept.

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Seahopper Folding Boats manufacture dinghies from top grade marine ply which are very robust and stable on the water, and are extremely portable. A Seahopper Folding Boat can be carried on a roof rack, in a caravan or motor-home, launched from a river bank or beach and stored in a garage or shed without taking up much space. Seahopper Folding Boats 2 Holyoake Street Wellington Somerset TA21 8LD

Dinghy builder Steve Rea developed the Seahopper at his boat yard in Wellington Somerset. He says: “Due to their versatility, our boats are used world-wide by boat owners as tenders on yachts, sail trainers at sailing clubs, by families for fun, by fishermen to get to those inaccessible swims and by public services as emergency boats.” Seahoppers come in three sizes, the 6ft 8ins Crafty Scamp, the 7ft 10ins Nifty Fifty and the 10ft Kondor. All the models can be purchased with or without sailing gear and can also be purchased in a DIY kit form. A family sailing dinghy you can take on holiday packed flat on your roof rack - and assemble in minutes, the Seahopper could be the answer to your sailing dreams.

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So, whether you’re a golfer or not, Shirehampton Park offers something for everyone…. why not give them a call? For further details Visit: Call: 0117 982 2083 Email:

SHIREHAMPTON PARK GOLF CLUB LIMITED If you looking for a great golfing experience, a venue to hold a family celebration or simple a place to enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch, Shirehampton Park Golf Club is certainly worth considering. Not only can they offer a fantastic golf course, clubhouse and dining facility, but also have some of the best deals around! Set about 5 miles from the centre of Bristol, this little gem of a golf course is owned by the National Trust and set in mature parkland with magnificent views across the river Avon. It is a good test for players of all standards with the undulating nature of the site making for an interesting game. Visitors are always welcome and there are a wide range of society and business packages on offer. The clubhouse has a great view of the 18th green from its balcony, and being a par 3, also has the tee in view. What could be better after the traumas of your own round, than to relax with a refreshing drink and watch others suffer the pressures of that final tee shot?

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The restaurant shares the same panoramic views and comfortably seats 50-70 people. It also doubles as a conference facility or dance floor area for private functions. There is also a smaller room available to accommodate meeting groups of 12-16. Becoming a member could also not be simpler – just pick up the phone and call Club Secretary, Karen Rix. You can sample the golf course free of charge and learn about the various special deals of on offer. Prices are competitive! Nongolfing membership (social) costs a mere £30 per year. Annual golfing membership ranges from £370, for limited playing rights, to £535-£635 for an introductory first year to unlimited golf. Their social scene is vibrant and varied: bridge, bingo, quizzes, poker, themed dinner evenings, disco’s and live entertainment are all on offer! This year they are starting the ball rolling with a Chocolate Easter Hunt for the children!!

SERVICE, REPAIRS, SALES & SPARES J R Garden Machinery would like to wish Shirehampton Park Golf Club every success and our continued support for the future Qualified Specialists in Horticultural & Garden Machinery Garden Machinery & Golf Course Mechanic Jason Revill - Tel: 01594 560 307 Mob: 07825 915 814 E-mail:

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This is a business that can definitely go large - but Frenzy Designs is for signs big or small, traditional or high-tech, the only thing that is fixed is its dedication to supplying all its customers with a personal service and a reliable quality product at an affordable price. Mr Bryant started in business in 1981 to provide traditional signwriting and over the years the company has evolved to handle all types of sign work. With advances in technology, Frenzy Designs moved into computerised digital signage, supplying the latest digital print and cut vinyl graphics for customers across the country, including high street shops, pubs and restaurants to retail parks and property developments. Still an independent family based business, operating from the Timsbury Workshop Estate, the company has since been joined by partner, Mr Matthew Pope, who comes from a background of modern signmaking with a wealth of experience in new technology and techniques. THE BRISTOL Hippodrome is no stranger to headlinemaking appearances, so when they needed a showstopping sign system to help promote its latest production, they knew just which company to give top billing.

All in a day’s work now is producing and installing eye-catching signs, vehicle graphics, floor, wall and window graphics and banners and display products. It has also diversified into providing work and leisurewear, which it can personalise with logos, text and images providing the perfect outfit for corporate events, society days and holidays or hen and stag parties. Passionate about providing great service, Frenzy Designs is all about helping its customers stand out from the crowd and is as keen to focus on the needs of its long-term customers - some of whom have been on board since the 1980s and ‘90s as it is on attracting new clients. What ever you want to promote, follow the signs to Frenzy Designs which can help you do it.

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Bath-based Frenzy Designs’ sign solution proved such a hit that, six years later, it’s still in place at the theatre. “It allows for three 2.5sq mtr signs, which are changed on a weekly basis, to be raised and lowered to the ground via a track and pulley mechanism which we designed, tested, fabricated and installed,” explains company founder Mr Val Bryant. “Continuing to use this system at the Hippodrome allows us to change the show production promotional sign without the need for high level access equipment, thus enabling the theatre to comply with Health and Safety regulations and save on access equipment costs.” The project, he’s proud to acknowledge, is one of the company’s biggest successes - but he’s equally proud of his team’s ability to successfully meet what was also one of its biggest challenges - a massive sign on the banks of the Thames, in Greenwich, to promote a large leisure retail park. “It measured 30mtrs x 7mtrs,” remembers Mr Bryant. “We were directly involved with the design of a steel structure, the panel construction, graphics, final groundwork and installation.”








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Over the past 37 years Carters have built up strong and effective relationships with suppliers. Carters Packaging Ltd is the company operated by brothers Andrew and Barny Carter – the second generation of the business started by

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their parents Rick & Maureen. Having moved to Cornwall in 1975, Rick & Maureen were persuaded to take half a pallet of polythene bags with them by a friend who was producing them in his garage. They did so and began to sell from the barn of the ramshackle farmhouse they had bought. Soon the pallet was empty and the origins of CPL were born! Fresh stock was ordered and over the years the product range increased almost organically. Little did they know that some 37 years later the company Carters Polythene would have evolved into Carters Packaging Ltd, operated by their two youngest sons and servicing customers nationwide.

“Our large stock holding allows us to offer nationwide next-day delivery through our own fleet of vehicles and network of logistics partners. Usually, where a product is a nonstock item we will bring it into stock if it is an on-going requirement of a customer, to eliminate lead times”.

Within the food packaging sector, Carters can offer an impressive range of products which cover all applications from preparation through to service and clean down: bags, boxes, sheets, cards, wraps, boards, cutlery, stirrers, straws, microwave and hot food containers, pails, jars, hinged containers, napkins, pizza boxes, hot and cold cups, and all types of containers for soups, salads and sandwiches. They also supply a full range of cleaning, hygiene and janitorial products – such as sanitisers, paper disposables and waste sacks.

Since taking over the reins, after buying the firm outright 10 years ago, Andrew & Barny Carter have consolidated the business to focus solely on the supply of packaging materials which has become both their passion and area of expertise. Operating from the heart of Cornwall in Redruth, they have 45,000 sq ft of premises where they stock a huge range of products, enabling them to react immediately to customer requirements.

This availability of stock, fast delivery and sheer range of products, coupled with Carters capability to provide all manner of bespoke and printed items is resulting in them increasingly becoming the single source supplier to more and more companies, from multinational brands to cottage industries and individuals. The brothers have assembled a team at Carters Packaging Ltd who are passionate about the company and share an enthusiasm to achieve the company objectives – namely to constantly improve the products and service to enable them to become an indispensable asset to their customers’ supply chains. “We do this by consistently delivering quality products on time at competitive pricing and backed up by

As one of Cornwall’s best kept secrets, Carters’ immediate plans include marketing campaigns and the creation of a new website: “We threw our website up several years ago, so now it is antiquated and does not reflect our product range, capabilities or ethos. Hopefully we’ll go live with a comprehensive new site by the end of the year. In the mean time, we would welcome the opportunity to quote for any packaging requirements – be they foodservice, retail or industrial”

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Visit the Eden Project this year and be part of a fantastic programme of events and activities. Voted Best UK Leisure Attraction by the British Travel Awards for 2012 and already shortlisted for 2013, there is nowhere quite like the Eden Project. The Eden Project is a world renowned environmental centre and visitor attraction in Cornwall comprising a series of domes which house an incredible range of environments and plants, in three main areas - the Rainforest Biome, Mediterranean Biome, and Outdoor Biome. Tim Smit, now Sir Tim, conceived the idea for the project, when while restoring the Lost Gardens of Heligan in the

early 90s, he became fascinated with stories that connected plants to people and brought them alive. The Eden Project does much more than offer a memorable day out in Cornwall. Visitors experience the world's â&#x20AC;&#x153;largest rainforest in captivityâ&#x20AC;? with steamy jungles and waterfalls, and a rainforest lookout that takes you above the treetops. The Rainforest Biome recreates the natural environment of a tropical rainforest. The hot, humid enclosure contains over 1,000 trees and other plants from rainforests in South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Tropical Islands. In fact, the Biome houses over 2,000 species of carefully selected tropical plants in an environment that allows them to reach their full potential.

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by following nature trails that wind over 30 acres (12 hectares) of land. The newest exhibit here is the Sense of Memory Garden, which was previously on display at Chelsea, and has now come to Eden. The stunning new garden features water pools lined with Bodmin Moor granite and filled with some of Cornwall’s most popular plants. The 22 metre oasis, laden with fan palms, bamboo and rhododendron, was inspired by Cornwall’s wild landscape and sub-tropical gardens, where the designer spent his holidays. The award winning landscape architect Tom Hoblyn, who designed the garden, said: “I am absolutely delighted that my Chelsea garden has found a caring, adoptive family at the Eden Project. A Cornish-themed show garden, using Cornish plants and Cornish materials, going back to Cornwall – it’s a fantastic feeling. I feel as if my family heritage has been honoured.

Eden always has a fantastic programme of events and entertainment going on, from the ice rink in the winter months to concerts and evening gigs throughout the year, there is always a real buzz about the place with loads of different activities to enjoy. Eden’s cafes and restaurants offer fresh, healthy food, sourced ethically, using local, seasonal or fairly traded products wherever possible. From breakfasts to afternoon tea, savoury or sweet, there is something for all tastes, with the Eden Bakery in the link building between the Biomes creating mouthwatering dishes right in front of your eyes. Alternatively, try the Eden Med, serving al fresco meals in the Mediterranean Biome for that authentic holiday feeling!

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Sir Tim Smit, Eden’s Chief Executive, Development, said: “We liked this garden the moment we saw it and felt it could find a home at Eden with its water reflecting the Biomes.” The plants for the new garden have been grown at Eden and chosen to replicate the spirit of the Chelsea garden. In order to extend the seasonal interest of the garden several new species have been added to the original planting plan. See cutting-edge architecture and buildings, stunning garden displays all year round, and world-class sculpture and art, including the Driftwood Horse, WEEE Man, the Bee, and Adam and Eve.

Even if you have visited before, check the web site for what’s on when you want to go. This year Eden has created a really special range of summer activities for all the family to enjoy. The Lorax at Eden


Don't miss the great play event for kids and families inspired by The Lorax – this summer’s blockbuster movie with a really cool environmental message, in UK cinemas on 27 July. Like the Lorax, who's the guardian of the forest, the Eden team love plants. They also love encouraging kids to connect with nature, so they are putting on activities that will not only be loads of fun but will also get them thinking. It’ll make for a summer day out they’ll never forget! Explore a Lorax-ified Eden Project, from fluffy “Truffula” trees to a huge “Once-ler” Tower on the wall of the Core building, and have a hoot with a range of games and craft activities: Go on the Lorax trail; follow the trail through the Biomes to find out how we can live in harmony with plants. Discover all kinds of fascinating and useful plants – from cocoa to cork – and finish by making a pledge to the Lorax.

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Help create the ‘Let it grow’ mural; get involved in a huge, collaborative Truffula tree mural, just like the one painted by Ashley in the film. Paint a section and see it added to the growing masterpiece on the wall. Make your own Lorax moustache; look like the furry peanut himself!

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Make your own “unless stone”. In the movie, the Lorax leaves an “unless stone” to remind us that the power is in our hands to change the way we treat the environment. Build your own den; use all sorts of recycled materials to make a camp to be proud of.

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Listen to the story; Eden’s Pollinators will be telling the original, hilarious story by Dr Seuss. What better place to enjoy a summer’s evening than Eden? They’ll be open until 8pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the summer holidays (24 July – 30 August,) offering live music, street theatre, barbecues and even more Lorax fun! The Lorax movie has a great message of respecting plants and the environment, which, of course, is what they’re all about at Eden! The adventure follows Ted, a 12-year-old boy who lives in the very plastic town of Thneedville, where no plants grow. Ted (Zac Efron) is searching for a real Truffula tree, which will help him win the heart of Ashley (Taylor Swift), the girl of his dreams. Ted meets the strange character of the Once-ler, who tells him about his encounter with the Lorax (Danny DeVito) – an outspoken but lovable and furry guardian of the forest. The Once-ler tells how he regrets chopping down all the beautiful trees in the Lorax's Truffula valley to make a useless but highly profitable product, which in turn inspires Ted to restore balance to Thneedville. NoFit State Circus. The Eden Project is delighted to welcome the return of NoFit State Circus. After last year's sell-out Labyrinth show, NoFit State returns to Cornwall this summer with their brand new BIANCO show, produced especially for Eden. NoFit State is the leading large-scale contemporary circus company in the UK, and regularly performs internationally. A fusion of circus, music, dance and drama creating a sensory feast, NoFit State’s shows are subtle, sophisticated and unforgettable theatrical experiences. They combine breathtaking aerial acrobatics with poignant and poetic imagery, all accompanied by a fantastic live band.

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Dazzling circus arts, spine-tingling aerial acrobatics and live music create a journey of transformation on a dramatic and epic scale. Let yourself become immersed in the wonderful and unexpected world of BIANCO. Join them on the journey, and marvel at the beauty of the spectacle unfolding above and around you. Performers will move among you, and daring displays will take place above you. This exhilarating new show by NoFit State Circus will be performed exclusively at Eden over the summer holidays (28 July â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 September 2012). Eden Sessions Described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The most sublime summer music festival you could ever hope to experienceâ&#x20AC;? by Time Out magazine, the Eden Sessions are a series of one day music festivals running throughout the summer on Edenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stage, with amazing

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acoustics created by their natural amphitheatre and the famous Biomes as a stunning backdrop. Among the line-up for 2012 famous names included are comedian Tim Minchin, rapper and singer Example, dance duo Chase and Status and rapper/producer Labrinth, indie bands Noah and the Whale and The Vaccines in a doubleheader, and urban superstar Plan B to name but a few, and of course, Edenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular Folk Sessions, featuring Frank Turner, Seth Lakeman and Stornoway amongst many others, including up and coming local bands and artists. Eden have also kicked off their 2013 Sessions with an early announcement that comic genius Eddie Izzard will be performing there on 3rd June as part of his 2013 tour Force Majeure â&#x20AC;&#x201C; set to be the most extensive comedy tour ever. Tickets are already on sale. Outdoor Fun Eden offers a range of activities to get families enjoying the great outdoors, from den building -fun for grown-ups and children alike, this year with a Lorax theme, to rock climbing and bouldering, to their new SkyWire, due to launch in July. At 740 metres long, Edenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new zip wire will be the longest Tel: 01726 871000 or 07971 884661/2

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For Your Space Collection, supplying vegetables for every type of gardening space, to name but a few. Suttons are very proud of their latest success story, their grafted vegetable plant collection. Using a unique grafting technique that commercial crop growers have used for some time now, Suttons Seeds offer the hobby gardener incredibly strong, healthy and vigorous vegetable plants that can produce up to 75% more crops than standard plants, have resistance to soil-borne pests and disease and can be grown outside! Suttons carried out independent market research in 2011, which showed that many gardeners were unsure about what to plant where, and when. The Company realised that there was a real need to help beginner and time-poor gardeners with their gardening decisions by providing them with easy to understand, ready-made solutions. So they created an easy-toshop, easy-to-grow collection specifically aimed at the beginner gardener. ‘Suttons Seeds Beginners Collection’, is a unique ‘Beginners Seed Collection’ which takes the mystery out of gardening and encourages novice gardeners to ‘grow their own’.

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Each year Suttons review their seed collections to ensure that they are offering their customers the most up-to-date and best varieties. 2013 is no exception! They have over 70 new varieties to excite and encourage more people to ‘get growing’, including an exclusive new seed range developed in partnership with TV presenter and author, James Wong!

Suttons Seeds, established in 1806, is the most widely recognised and trusted brand name in top quality seeds, scoring 93% recognition from a recent survey.

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They have consistently led the way in supplying the very best flower and vegetable seed varieties, and over the last few years have diversified into seed starter propagation products and more recently, grafted vegetables plants. Suttons Seeds are a subsidiary company of Vilmorin Clause & Cie, one of the largest packet seed producers in the world, and remain one of the UK’s market leaders, supplying garden centre retailers, supermarkets, DIY multiples, and direct to consumers by mail-order. In addition to Suttons Seeds extensive range of packet seed (over 950 varieties!), they have diversified over recent years in response to market trends and consumer demand, and introduced some exciting innovations. By targeting different market sectors, Suttons have developed many new product ranges which have met with great success. For instance, Seeds Tapes and Mats, aimed at consumers with little time to spare, or not so nimble fingers; the Beginners Collection created to reward novice gardeners with early success; Speedy Veg designed to give gardeners healthy fast food; and the

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of hardy trees, shrubs, climbers and bulbs as well as seasonal bedding plants.

The English love their gardens, whether it be a window box, a few patio tubs, roses, herbaceous borders, beautiful manicured lawns, wild flower meadows, herb gardens, patios, productive vegetable plots, rockeries, water gardens or a glorious mix, we all have our favourites. Expert horticulturist or simple potterer each of us takes pleasure from visiting a good garden centre, and that is just what Cleeve Nursery and Garden Centre is. Cleeve Nursery and Garden Centre is an independent business, owned and run by husband and wife team, Alan and Felicity Down, since 1983, and is as far removed from the large homogenised garden centres that proliferate around our towns and cities as you can imagine. Set in a 200 years old barn and stable full of character and charm, you can browse at your leisure among the complete range of tools, equipment, accessories, garden sundries, indoor plants and bulbs. Outside there is the main plant area, where there is a fantastic range of plants maintained to a high standard. They stock many varieties


If you are considering a larger project such as planting a fruit garden or herbaceous border they stock everything you need for that too. Almost all the herbaceous plants and a large percentage of the hardy shrubs are grown in their own nearby Long Acre Nursery (not open to the public). So they know the history of these plants and have great pride in their quality. All the hardy plants they offer for sale are covered by their usual guarantee. Throughout the year their friendly horticulturally qualified staff will be on hand to give free advice on what to plant where, as well as helping with any pest or disease problem. The Cleeve Nursery Border Design Service offers three levels of advice or planning. Using local knowledge and expertise to design a new area from scratch or revamp an existing garden. Even a small change can make a big difference and they are always happy to tailor their services to what you specifically need Since taking over Cleeve Nursery, Alan has been garden expert for Radio West and BBC Radio Bristol. For 6 years he, Felicity and Sue King presented from their garden the highly acclaimed HTV Garden Calendar programme every week. Since 2005, Alan has been the Western Daily Press gardening correspondent and his double page spread with useful tips and recommendations can be found there every Saturday.

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Not everyone has enough time or desire to tend to their gardens in the way that is needed. No problem, Howard Landscaping will make one off visits to get your garden back into shape and deal with overgrown trees and shrubs, no matter what size or how overgrown they are. They also offer regular programmes to maintain the garden for you, mowing the lawns, trimming the hedges, and pruning the trees and shrubs, so that all that is left is for you to relax and enjoy the compliments of your friends and neighbours. The garden should be a place where everyone can relax and unwind. A lovely garden can help to reduce stress levels and improve your quality of life. In addition to being an enjoyable extension of your home a well designed and maintained garden can potentially add considerable value to your home. For more information on the range of garden maintenance services available throughout the Somerset area please contact Howard Landscaping SW Ltd on 01823 451800 or visit the web site Howard would like to take this opportunity to thank his many customers old and new for their continued support.

Taunton based landscaping specialists Howard SW Ltd offers a comprehensive range of landscaping services throughout the Somerset region including Bridgwater and Wellington. The company offers a range of garden services, including hard and soft landscaping, trees and shrubs, fencing and paving, and general garden maintenance including the power washing of paths, drives and patios.

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Landscape Design EVERYTHING in the garden’s lovely for Blueprint Landscape Design - especially since it won Best Garden at this year’s prestigious Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) 2012 awards. The glittering ceremony, now in its 16th year and held at London’s Kensington Roof Gardens last March, recognises the very best landscape projects from across the country. Blueprint Landscape Design’s award-winner in the £20,000£30,000 category saw the transformation of the garden area of a former working mill just outside Bristol, incorporating a natural stream which emerges from underground and flows into the nearby River Chew.

Based in Brynland Avenue, Bristol, Blueprint Landscape Design is a professional practice dedicated to delivering exciting, stylish, high quality landscape solutions for domestic and commercial clients throughout Bristol, the South West and beyond. “We provide a friendly and flexible design service tailored to the specific needs of the customer, from initial on-site consultation through to contract supervision and completion,” says Jo. He established the company in 2004, having worked for many years as in-house designer for respected design/build company Hillier Landscapes - who constructed the APL award-winning garden. The following years have seen the company put down strong roots, growing steadily with the vast majority of enquiries coming through personal recommendation, and establishing a reputation for creating simple, elegant and unique gardens with a strong sense of place. “The practice is based on many years of experience gained on a wide range of projects, from large country gardens to small urban spaces,” says Jo. “While our work tends to have a contemporary feel, the overriding philosophy is always to produce solutions that are right for the particular client and site in question as we believe a successful garden should reflect the style and personality of the owner, relate sympathetically to the house or property and fit naturally into its surroundings.”

Built using sustainable materials, it reflects the Bristol company’s approach to all its landscape projects; to work with nature for the benefit of wildlife and the environment and use materials from ethical and sustainable sources. The garden was designed by Blueprint Landscape’s founder Jo Heath. “The site was particularly challenging with difficult access, awkward angles, significant changes of level and the risk of occasional flooding, however the underlying potential to create something special was clearly there from the start,” he reflects. “It’s a unique and unusual location, definitely not a standard type garden and I felt a particular responsibility to get it right and do justice to the setting.’’ But then Jo is no stranger to overcoming difficult situations, the wintery business climate proving a mere weed in the company’s sunny garden filled with ripe promise and blossoming opportunities. “We have had a very busy year, with a number of large and challenging projects,” he says, adding with a wry smile: “Steeply sloping sites in and around Bath seem to be a current trend for us!”

For further information about Blueprint Landscape Design and to see some of its garden creations Visit: Telephone: 0117 9098024 or 07585 550500

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over 3,000 acres of turf regularly in production in the Vale of York. Turf is grown using the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best grass seed sown in the finest sandy soil, which is compatible with other soil types throughout the UK.

Raycox Turf Ltd is a family run business which was established in 1966. They supply top quality turf, top soils, decorative aggregates, landscaping and decorative bark as well as an extensive range of landscaping tools. In recent years their product range has been significantly enhanced by the introduction of fencing and timber materials, as well as a variety of new and reclaimed railway sleepers. All products and services are available to both the trade and domestic sectors.

Raycox Turf prides themselves on their service standards and in particular their prompt, efficient and flexible delivery service throughout Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas. This is due to ongoing investment in their delivery fleet which now includes tipping vehicles for small loads and flatbed lorries with crane-off facility for bulk products. The Raycox Turf depot at Bristol is manned by helpful friendly staff and is open from 7.00am until 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am to 1.00pm on Saturdays from March to October, and from 8.00am until 5.00pm during the winter.

Call today on 01454 325895 and speak to one of the friendly, experienced staff for advice on their full range of products and services.

They are the source of first rate materials to landscapers and garden designers, who rely on their quality standards for products that will give lasting satisfaction; inferior materials are only cheaper in the short term, and in time often spoil a carefully planned and landscaped garden. At their landscaping centre in Yate, they carry an extensive range of products to suit any garden no matter how large or small, and all the friendly, helpful advice you need to ensure the success of your project. They are the Authorised Distributor for Rolawn products throughout the Bristol and surrounding area, Rolawn is widely recognised as Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest turf grower with


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How to judge what will suit you or your elderly family member over the long term? Will the standards of care, the food and hygiene criteria be all that you could wish for? One looks for a proper â&#x20AC;&#x153;homeâ&#x20AC;?, not a faceless institution or a place run purely for profit, poorly staffed and equipped. The Stonehaven Care Group is able to answer all these worries. Regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission, they are owned and run by the Stone family, and offer â&#x20AC;&#x153;taster daysâ&#x20AC;? by arrangement. Stephen Stone, the founder, feels that being a family company is their greatest strength. Stonehaven is a small group of 8 homes in the beautiful South West and can accommodate up to 231 people across their range of comfortable, well run properties. Stephen says that while this size gives them economies of scale and allows for a broad spread of expertise among the team, they are still small enough to care. Once their two sons had left home for university Stephen and wife Dawn found that he was experiencing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Empty Nest Syndrome.â&#x20AC;? They discussed what to do next and where their strengths lay, and agreed that the thing that they most enjoyed was caring for people. Stephen had always related well to older people, having been brought up by his grandparents, and Dawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s background in catering meant that opening a care home seemed a natural fit for them both. In 1996 they opened the first home in Dartmouth â&#x20AC;&#x153;just to see how it wentâ&#x20AC;?, soon afterwards homes 2 and 3 followed. By this stage they needed help, so their younger son Ralphe joined them; his organisational skills and his caring and compassionate nature have proved invaluable. As he helped with hands-on care, in the early days he has first hand experience of the actual daily tasks required in caring for elderly, and sometimes fragile, residents, and prioritises the one simple quality value, â&#x20AC;&#x153;will this improve the lifestyle experience of our residents?â&#x20AC;? in every decision made. By 2004, homes 4 and 5 were opened and their elder son Nathan joined the company. Nathanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Psychology degree and extensive retail management experience are directly relevant and a great asset, in ensuring that each resident gets the most out of their life. Dawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role is to regularly visits each Care Home to provide support and guidance where needed and to ensure that their rigorous standards are consistently met within each home, and to promote team-training programmes. She works closely with the CQC, seeing their input as useful in maintaining best practice.

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medically safe and clinically proven to promote new hair growth, improve the health of the scalp by stimulating blood supply, increase the density of existing hair and stop hair loss. If hair loss is treated in the early stages; using a reputable DHT blocker and regular sessions on the hair laser lamp, the results can be phenomenal. Our hair is very important to most of us; it defines our image and is a major part in how we present ourselves. We are all familiar with the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;bad hair dayâ&#x20AC;?, and a regular visit to the hairdresser or barber is one of the aspects of personal grooming that we are the least likely to forgo.

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How our hair looks plays a crucial part in our self esteem, so hair loss, for many, can be devastating. Landmark Hair Replacement of London has helped thousands of men and women suffering from hair loss to regain their natural look and their lives. Because no two hair loss conditions are exactly the same, Landmark provides customized multi-therapeutic hair loss treatments individualized to your unique hair loss situation, including nonsurgical hair replacement, hair transplant surgery, hair re-growth therapy, hair replication and more.

When you visit a Landmark clinic you can be assured of a professional, sympathetic approach from the team of specialists in the treatment of hair loss. Landmark will analyse your particular hair loss condition, and take into account a range of factors including your age, family history, medical history, your lifestyle, and what you are hoping to achieve. If they can grow back your naturally growing hair they will. When the clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hair follicles are still intact, Landmark will encourage hair to re-grow by means of a multi-therapeutic programme. They use products and techniques that are

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Forever Living Products are the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 1 grower and producer of aloe vera and beehive based products. Organically grown, avoiding the use of herbicides and pesticides, the patented stabilisation process ensures the aloe vera is essentially identical to the inner leaf gel. The key to the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success is their commitment to quality and purity. Starting with100% inner leaf gel, and adding just enough other ingredients to produce outstanding superior products. The versatility of this product means that aloe vera can be taken as a drink or applied to the skin. Not tested on animals, the Forever collection of drinking gels, supplements, skin care and personal care is a testament to natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capacity to help us look and feel our best. All products come with an unconditional 60 day money back guarantee.

Coming up to two years ago Paul and Colleen Weber decided to start their own home based network marketing business with Forever Living Products and havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t looked back. Paul had recently taken early retirement from a busy and stressful career in IT management and Colleen had taken a career break from her nursing profession some years earlier, but both felt they still had an awful lot to give and wanted to find a way of earning some extra income and to further develop their skills.

Paul and Colleen use the products themselves religiously. Drinking the Aloe Vera Gel every day they have noticed a tremendous improvement with their general health and wellbeing. Paul no longer suffers from aching knee joints, a legacy from his rugby playing days, and by combining one of the bee products no longer suffers with the annual debilitating symptoms of hay fever. Aloe vera is known to be great for modulating the immune system, neither have had coldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s since drinking the Gel and generally feel more energised and healthy.

When they were shown the business they felt they had nothing to lose and quickly saw what an amazing opportunity Forever Living offered. Although Paul and Colleen did not have any previous experience in this field, they were told that they would receive all the support they needed and would have access to as much training as they required and Forever Living has not failed to deliver on this promise. This is a company that really cares about its people and associates and continually invests in training to ensure that everyone is fully equipped with the tools to make them successful. Forever Living Products UK have the Government accreditation of Investors In People at Gold level for their commitment to support and training, and also were awarded Champion status which means they are a leading example for other companies in the UK. Forever Living Products are award winning members of the Direct Selling Association

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Hilton Herbs is a Somerset-based company that manufactures and distributes, worldwide, a range of herbal products for animals. They have just launched a brand new catalogue, printed by Advent Colour, which show-cases their entire range. Returning customers will find a fresh modern look, together with some new products. Revamped packaging for the equine products will enable customers to make the right purchase decisions quickly and easily.

of herbal products for horses, dogs, cats, poultry and racing pigeons in a UFAS-accredited facility, and exporting to over 40 countries worldwide. Leading export markets are the USA (where the company has a warehouse), France, Japan, Scandinavia, and the Pacific Rim countries. The company has

Hilton Herbs was founded by Hilary and Tony Self in 1990. Hilary had always had an interest in herbs and one day made up a mix for one of their own horses and as the mix proved so effective friends encouraged them to produce it on a commercial basis. When the business was started, in the depths of a recession, interest rates were a staggering 15%, and bank lending and support was not forthcoming, so they decided to take the plunge and go it alone. Growth was so rapid that Hilary and Tony decided to concentrate full-time on the business and swapped their Surrey farmhouse for a larger farm property in Somerset. In the intervening 22 years Hilton Herbs has expanded into a profitable SME with a team of 17 staff, manufacturing a range

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earned a high profile in the natural supplements industry and has won several business awards, such as Somersetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Exporter of the Year and two British Chamber of Commerce International Trade Awards. Hilary Self is a qualified Medical Herbalist and has written two books which have been translated into seven languages; she also lectures worldwide.

continued, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The business awards that the company has won are hugely important to us as they represent recognition by our peers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; often the most critical of judges.â&#x20AC;? Hilton Herbs products are all manufactured in the UK and are known for their efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and quality. They have a Helpline, staffed by people who can provide sympathetic, informed, and objective advice, on Freephone 0800 294 1250 or email Hilton Herbs would like to thank all the companies that have supported them, Lam-Art Exhibition and Display Ltd, Just Add Print, Advent Colour Ltd and Vale Labels Ltd.

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The company has overcome many challenges, including the Foot and Mouth crisis and the current recession. The supplements industry is hugely competitive and Hilton Herbs has to work hard to promote the products in difficult export markets, coping with language, cultural differences, and administrative hurdles.

Hilary says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The root of the Hilton Herbs story was two people with an original idea, but subsequent success has been achieved with a small and loyal team of employees. Customer satisfaction is at the core of our company culture and this can only be realised with the commitment, innovation and diligence of every member of staff at Hilton Herbs, all of whom deserve recognition for their hard work and creative ideas in making the company successful in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competitive global market.â&#x20AC;? She


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Building for the future has never been more critical for the planet than before. Carbon footprints, energy consumption, and sustainability - you will have had to have been on a completely different planet not to have come across these already. The construction industry has a key role to play in this, with building projects being responsible for some 30% of global CO2 emissions and 40% of global resource consumption, according to one set of figures. Green building methods - an approach to building and architecture that favours environmentally sound and resourceefficient methods that last through a building’s lifecycle - far from being the ‘home-underground’ preserve of a bearded few, are now the commercial, industrial and public norm. But how to design a green building? This is where the services of green architects - specialists in designing architecture that is sustainable, non-harmful to the environment, and energy efficient - are now highly sought after. Most architects work in a way that pays heed to the environment, but those that define themselves specifically as green architects focus on designing buildings that are sustainable and will not harm the environment, even to the extent that the construction or adaptation of a building will work with the natural surroundings. Alongside a whole range of environmentally-friendly options, they will incorporate into the design energy efficient techniques, such as solar thermal or geothermal heating and cooling techniques, or the use of a type of wood, stone or other material. They will hold all the usual architectural qualifications but some go further and gain specific accreditations to underline their green or environmental knowledge.

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In a single hour the Sun transmits more energy to the Earth's surface than the world uses in a year. Installing solar PV with Sunlight Future allows your business to harness this power, producing clean, renewable energy and instant savings on your bills.

rising energy prices driving up overheads, generating your own and having an extra revenue source will give you a competitive edge in coming years.

Sunlight Future are a Bristol-based renewable energy company, specialising in solar PV design and installation. They also design and install energy efficient lighting systems and electric vehicle charge points. Because they know that renewable energy is the future of energy, they believe in providing the highest quality service to our customers. They will go the extra mile to help you meet energy efficiency needs and reduce your carbon footprint.

Install throughout August & September for guaranteed returns of up to 15% The feed-in tariff system pays for all low carbon energy produced, with typical returns of up to 15% a year. Installing now means this great incentive is offered tax-free, index-linked and guaranteed for 20 years – an unmissable investment opportunity for organisations of any size. With

Installing solar PV makes your company less reliant on energy suppliers and help protect against price increases. Using a 10kW array (approx 66m2), your business could reduce carbon emissions by 8,350 tonnes per year and make savings of over £67,000 over 20 years. For a smaller businesses using a 4kW array, carbon emissions could be reduced by 3,400 tonnes. From an initial investment of just £6,499 you could expect to generate a profit of £22,000 over 20 years.

Electric vehicles and charge points Sunlight Future have recently introduced an electric Renault Kangoo van into their fleet. These government-subsided vehicles incur no road tax or congestion charge and offer substantially lower running costs than diesel equivalents. By installing PV-powered fast chargers at their offices (in the Create Centre, Bristol's flagship eco business hub) Sunlight Future are demonstrating both the maturity of the technology as well as the simplicity of making the leap to electric vehicles.

Energy efficient lighting Sunlight Future install low-energy lighting systems incorporating the latest generation of low energy LED bulbs, which last 6 times longer and are twice as efficient as standard energy saving bulbs. They require no maintenance for over 23 years. For large scale businesses the estimated savings on running costs from these systems comes to over £11,000 p/a.

Financing advice Sunlight Future are happy to advise our customers on financing options. Thanks to the low lending rates, Carbon Trust’s Energy Efficiency Scheme and the Government’s incoming Green Deal you can choose to invest in renewable energy with very little financial outlay. These schemes also protect your business by guaranteeing that the money you save on your energy costs is always greater than the cost of your repayments.

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associated building, which involved the relocation of the Post Office, and seven new retail units. Also in the city, BBA Architects were involved in the refurbishment and extension of an existing Public House into a new 40 bedroomed care home; both these developments were designed to create a minimal impact on their surroundings.

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At the other end of the spectrum is an exciting modern mixed residential and marina development at Port Marine Portishead, the impressive new music block for Beechen Cliff School and the new timber clad Bright Sparks Pre School at Stoke Lodge.

students. BBA Architects have helped train many architectural students who have gone on to work all around the world in numerous high profile practices.

Over the first 20 years the practice has been involved in over 30,000 houses, 10,000 school places, 5,000 care beds and many leisure facilities.

The world of architecture and design is full of possibilities with new materials, environmentally friendly technologies and techniques being developed every day, BBA Architects has the Environmental Quality Assured accreditation, and remains at the forefront of innovation for both new builds, and the careful techniques required to sympathetically restore or develop period properties. They have been the proud recipients of many accolades, local and national awards from RIBA and DETR in appreciation of their work.

The variety of their practice, and their contemporary focus on ecologically friendly design, means that training places with the company are very sought after by the best architecture

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stainless steel feeder pillars in Manchester, for the Commonwealth Games to a bespoke desk for Sky TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presenters in their Sports Studio and novelty fully working Belisha Beacons in the M&Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World in Londons Leicester Square. The company continues to fly the flag for Britain, keeping as much manufacturing in-house as possible, only outsourcing abroad when there is no viable UK alternative. They continually monitor product performance both in-house and from vital customer feedback. Such research enables Fisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s products to fit industry specification and are designed so that fitting on site is quick, easy and trouble free as possible, keeping the clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on site costs to a minimum. The company has taken on extra staff to cope with increased demand and plan to continue developing their relationship with local authorities and contractors, and expanding their customer base. Fishers find a compliment from a one man band electrician as heartwarming as when the compliment comes from a huge multinational, they say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all about.

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First established in 1982 when Colin Fisher, building on his experience, first as an apprentice and then as a partner in a toolmaking and engineering business, started his own business, with wife Jean running the accounts. The entire familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move from Kent to Somerset to service a large client brought Neil, who had originally trained as an accountant, into the business full-time to join his parents and brother-in-law. New premises and new product lines, especially street lighting; not just as a manufacturer but as a supplier to local authorities, wholesalers and contractors has seen steady growth. Neil Fisher says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being a smaller, flexible business has meant that we have been able to adapt to the changes in the industry quickly. Our ability to switch manufacturing processes quickly allows us unrivalled time scale monitoring and keeps labour costs to a minimum.â&#x20AC;?


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The toolmaking side of the business remains under the expert hands of Managing Director Colin Fisher and is well known nationwide, for manufacturing and supplying top quality bespoke products alongside their standard range. By diversifying, consolidating and driving the business forward, during these very tough times they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just survive but benefited. They have streamlined their whole operation and focussed on their strong core products and services. Fisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s policy of careful pricing and strict quality control has steadily built a solid reputation, and more and more tenders specify a Fisher product. You will find Fisher products in just about every corner of the country from hand-made decorative bollards at the waterfront in Weymouth,

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large development, either residential or commercial. They are particularly proud of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Bridgend; a modern award winning building, planned and constructed to the highest possible standard, which displays the exceptional craftsmanship and quality Manning Construction brings to every project.


Manning Construction is a privately owned and family run construction company, established over 40 years ago in 1969. They provide building and civil engineering services to both private and public sector organisations from their head office near Bridgend in South Wales. Their team of highly qualified personnel are all passionate about construction, including technical and support staff, site agents, supervisors, craftsmen, plant operatives and general labour. The company has broad expertise, specialising in all areas of building and civil engineering works; design, build, refurbishment and maintenance. They are one of the most experienced contractors in the areas of oil containment and nuclear decommissioning, and work with the power industry on High Voltage Electrical substations, building up vast knowledge and skills in environmental work.

Manning Construction has an established reputation in the field of civil engineering, and has carried out works throughout the UK. Undertaking earthworks, drainage and foundations, road works, sewage and water treatment works, industrial buildings and High Voltage electrical substations. Their well established client base numbers many large and well known companies including, the National Grid, British Nuclear Group, EDF Energy, Siemens Power, Royal Mail, Western Power Distribution, Balfour Beatty Rail, Sodexo, Siemens PLC, and Carillion Enterprises, to name but a few. 30 years of extensive experience in the successful design and installation of oil containment systems on National Grid sites across the UK, amply demonstrates their competence to undertake any environmental and oil containment projects. They also specialise in nuclear site work, de-commissioning radioactive drainage systems, providing concrete repairs to reactor structures, and decontaminating and restoring the sites. All work undertaken is performed to strict the guidelines and procedures laid down in the Ionisation Regulations

From a single property to a major development, sewage works to decommissioning a nuclear power station, Manning has the expertise to deal with the project professionally. Producing cost effective solutions of the highest quality, delivered on budget and on time. Over time Manning Construction has undertaken projects ranging in value from ÂŁ500 to ÂŁ3.5m.

You can be assured that you will be dealing with a socially and an environmentally responsible contractor, not only do they strive for sustainable construction, and the elimination of waste, they aim to minimise the impact on the surrounding area and communities. They take great care of all their employees, carrying out regular in-depth method statements, and risk assessments, with the result that they have been awarded numerous health and safety accreditations. Manning Construction is an all round contractor with a team you can rely on, their commitment to their clients is of the highest importance order.

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architecture for the environment Orme Ltd is an award-winning architectural practice that specialises in sustainable and innovative design solutions and planning consultancy services for a wide range of domestic and commercial clients across the South West region. From environmentally conscious and cutting-edge design to the latest innovations in sustainable construction and technology, Orme pushes the boundaries of both contemporary and traditional architecture without compromising on aesthetic quality.

called for a visually and environmentally low impact single storey sustainable structure which would blend effortlessly with its surrounds by using natural sourced ham stone, larch timber cladding and a living sedum green roof. Permission was positively supported by the local community and the planning case officer. “Mill Green” has very high levels of insulation, utilises high performance windows, it’s airtight, uses mechanical ventilation and has no thermal bridges (continuous insulation). Internal spaces have been designed to maximise the effect of sunlight for the solar heating. Other renewable technologies incorporated include solar thermal panels, photovoltaic panel, a wood pellet bio-mass boiler and a rainwater harvester system. Chivers & Co Ltd (formally Gillam & Chivers Ltd) was the main contractor to construct. The external fabric consists of a hybrid system of timber frame and Hemcrete. The high insulation properties of Hemcrete mean that a single wall structure is sufficient to provide excellent insulation. Hemcrete is a biocomposite building material made from hemp shiv (the woody core of industrial hemp) and a lime based binder. Back to Earth, based in Devon, provided sustainable expertise consultation and supplied the Hemcrete products.

Established in 1995, this specialist practice is now led by Directors Tom Gascoyne and Edd Medlicott, providing expertise in environmentally conscious design and building techniques including passive solar design; the use of low carbon, sustainable materials; alternative energy systems utilising biomass, solar, wind or geothermal sources; super insulated timber frame or high density thermal mass construction; and recycled water systems. Orme creates exceptional bespoke architecture to meet its clients’ aspirations with minimal environmental impact.

Mill Green has recently been nominated for the South West LABC regional winner for a sustainable design. It has also been entered to the Grand Designs Awards.

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01934 740118 Current projects include private new build eco-houses and smaller scale domestic works, community centres, the first specialist high dependency BREEAM excellent care home in England, and commercial offices and retail stores for one of the big four supermarkets. Orme brings a fresh approach to each project, using experience gained in different sectors to constantly revise the team’s approach to design and construction methods. Featured Project: Orme was appointed to design and secure planning permission for a four bedroom private dwelling in south Somerset, on the edge of a village development, just outside a conservation area. The design

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A Welsh company, known for its work on preserving structures of historic importance, is facing one of its greatest challenges to date, having been awarded the £1.8 million contract to save the pyramid of Djoser.

The Step Pyramid project is of particular importance to us as the entire structure could be destroyed at any point due to the damage on the ceiling and roof caused by the earthquake. We aim to work as efficiently as possible on this project without comprising the design or strength of the structure.' Cintec’s expertise in working with other pharaonic monuments led to the call from the High Council of Egyptian Antiquities to rescue the pyramid which was built at around 2650BC as a burial place for Pharaoh Djoser. Also known as the Step Pyramid the structure is at Saqqara, around 19 miles south of Cairo.

Cintec International, based in Newport, South Wales, is a globally recognized leader in engineering research and development, bringing thoughtful innovative solutions to a diverse range of engineering challenges. By merging creative thinking with solid engineering principles, Cintec International has solved thousands of client problems all over the world. Issues as diverse as working on Windsor Castle, after the fire in 1992, to the stabilization of the Wilson Carbide Mill (1899/1900) in Canada, in 2010, through to the strengthening of a bridge in Delhi for the Indian government; the use of Cintec anchors to stabilize the capstones for the new spires on St Alphonsus’s church in Baltimore to the securing of the large tree trunks that make up the unique entrance arch for a regional wild life park, have all been solved by Cintec’s unique approach. Peter James, managing director of Cintec, said: 'We are extremely pleased to have been appointed to the Djoser project and are always looking for new methods to support and maintain historical landmarks across the globe. We recognize the importance of both historical and religious structures to their cultures and hope to continue to develop advanced reinforcement systems that will preserve archaeological structures for future generations.

The pyramid, which stands 60 metres above the plateau, is the oldest in Egypt. It was originally faced with limestone, but between the effect of wind erosion, several earthquakes over the centuries, and the tunnelling of grave robbers has suffered considerable damage. Finally an earthquake in 1992 brought the structure to the brink of collapse, and led to closure, due to the danger of substantial rock falls in the central chamber. The engineers will use self-inflating air-filled bags topped with thin blocks of high density semi rigid foam blocks to bolster against further collapse of the damaged ceiling inside the central burial chamber.

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Stainless steel structural reinforcement anchors will also be implemented in a bid to secure the strength of the building's central chamber. This is a landmark project for any company and Cintec are very proud to be involved.


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The family run team at Treyone Woodcraft have been making beautiful, individually designed kitchens from their workshops in South East Cornwall since 1978. The kitchen is usually considered the most important room in the house, the heart of your home and when you visit one of Treyone’s four kitchen design showrooms, at Truro, Trebrown, Tavistock and Kingsbridge respectively, you will immediately notice the difference, in their approach to your project. At Treyone the customer always comes first, with service and quality paramount. One of their experienced kitchen designers will be happy to talk through your requirements and your budget with you; they will discuss how you use your kitchen, what you are hoping to achieve from your new design, and show you the fabulous range of styles and finishes available. You can rely on Treyone’s design team to recommend the most suitable appliances for you and your design, from traditional Belfast sinks to up-to-the-minute, boiling water taps such as Quooker or Zip. Discrete integrated appliances, huge American style refrigerators, Range cookers, state of the art Induction hobs, the newest Combination ovens and coffee makers.…. the choice is so extensive that expert help is essential.

touches. Granite worktops continue to be extremely popular and Treyone offer a truly outstanding range, but quartz composites are coming very much to the fore due to some of the colours and effects available, Corian remains a firm favourite. Their workshops are fully equipped to handle a wide range of domestic or commercial projects, not just in kitchens but in all areas of interior furniture such as bedrooms or home studies. The company have come through the recent down turn thanks to their established customer base and excellent reputation for quality, reliability and innovation. The company are currently experiencing steady growth, and in the words of Robin Doyle MD are: “Quietly confident” about the future.

For more information please visit their web site,

Your designer will be delighted to arrange a visit to your home for a survey and further discussion and then provide a detailed quotation and draft kitchen design. Customers are thrilled as they see their dream kitchen take shape before their eyes, containing many of the small expert touches and suggestions that only a truly experienced and professional company would bring to the project. Treyone understands that the best kitchens are designed and made for individuals, and ensure that each kitchen is as individual as its owner. Their kitchens are made by hand and crafted and finished with care in their own workshops using traditional joinery skills, hand in hand with modern technology. Their range of carefully selected materials includes seasoned hardwoods from sustainable sources through to the latest solid acrylic doors. Choose between natural wood, spray painted finishes, exotic veneers, or high gloss finishes, or a combination, of perhaps hardwood with high gloss call into one of the showrooms or telephone

01503 240922 The Neff SlideAway ® door does exactly what its name suggests. When you open the oven it slides smoothly away into the compartment below in an effortlessly light action. For more information visit or for a free brochure call 0844 892 9033.

SEE EXACTLY HOW THE SLIDEAWAY ® OVEN DOOR WORKS AT YOUR LOC AL NEFF 5 STAR MASTERPARTNER ® This is where you can see the very best of Neff, beautifully and clearly displayed. With Neff experts on hand to take you through all the innovative new features, answer your questions, and explain how things work.


Treyone Woodcraft Ltd Trebrown, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3PX Tel: 01503 240922

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C.JEM Worksurfaces - The only DuPont quality network fabricator in the West Country. Specialising in the fabrication and production of solid surface Corian worktops CJEM Worksurfaces are the only choice for companies requiring the highest standards guaranteed. We offer a fully managed service including template, fabrication, delivery and installation completed by our own dedicated highly experienced craftsmen ensuring the attention to detail that is expected from such

proud to offer our clients a huge range of design options courtesy of our creative team who can work with you to ensure the results mirror expectation. CJEM Worksurfaces can also supply and fabricate all alternative solid surface products upon request at very competitive prices. Offering services across the UK to kitchen design companies, interior designers, architects, building contractors and others CJEM

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Professional and reliable, Action Pest Control specialise in all types of general domestic and commercial pest control across the South West.










The team has over 100 years experience between them and, as Keith Prowse, MD, said: “There is very little that we haven’t seen or done.” He added: “We are always up for a challenge though!”

stone, minimises the visual impact. Types and sizes of netting used are specialised and depend on the bird being repelled. Action Pest Control have established a countrywide reputation for their expertise at bird-proofing buildings, and for some situations recommend the new Avishock system which repels by means of a mild electric shock, it is comparatively expensive, but very effective, and hardly visible from the ground. Birds, of course, are not the only pests, that Action Pest Control deals with on a daily basis; they have solutions for all pest problems. They provide a same day service in most cases and are always available to give friendly, professional advice, on line or by telephone, and offer fixed fees for most domestic pest issues. As members of the British Pest Control Association, they are approved by local authorities and offer free, no obligation surveys for all commercial properties.

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On the subject of challenges, they recently completed a major bird proofing project for Cirencester Town Hall. Historic buildings present a number of aesthetic and technical considerations, using discrete stainless steel frames supporting netting, colour-matched to the



When Tony Zammit started his electrical contracting business in 2001 he couldn’t have predicted just how quickly the business would grow.



Carl Zammit joined his father in 2009 following graduating from University as a temporary arrangement in the early stages, but found that he enjoyed the variety and challenge so much that he decided to stay. LITY D QUA SURE


Since 2009 the business has changed considerably with management actively pursuing the role of main contractor. The company also has kept true to its routes maintaining a strong electrical contracting division. In this time the project management team has grown consistently year on year with the estimating and contract management team growing in this time from 3 to 8 plus 4 administration staff. The team have made 21CBS a leading building services company. They operate from an industrial unit in Bedminster, Bristol. They provide high quality building, electrical and maintenance contracting services across the southern half of the UK successfully tendering and delivering projects up to £500,000. 21CBS specialise in refurbishment and alteration projects for the health, educational, retail and commercial sectors. From major refurbishment and remodelling works, to ongoing maintenance contracts, their highly skilled and experienced team produce a top quality result tailored to the individual client’s requirements, with the result that they have a large number of returning clients and referrals. About half their portfolio is for the Health Sector, where quality and continuity are paramount, clients include Bath and North East Somerset NHS Trust and the private health care provider, the Priory Group. Local authorities include Bristol City Council. In the educational sector, they have completed work for the University of Bristol, the University of the West of England and St Brendan’s Sixth

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Form College. For their prestigious retail clients, who include Monsoon Accessorize they are able to carry out a full range of building maintenance, and shopfitting works. The huge variety of projects undertaken over the years has provided them with an experience bank second to none. The company is dedicated to working in partnership with their clients, and they have an excellent working relationship with architects, consultants, designers, engineers, property managers and surveyors, and are proud of the high value, high quality, focused and integrated service, on which their reputation is based. Carl emphasised “Our professional team is highly motivated and wholly committed to delivering high quality defect free projects. As a team we are committed to delivering a first rate product at a competitive price on time and on budget ensuring our clients and their stakeholders are wholly satisfied.” Whatever your project contact the team on 0117 373 8696, or email, to discuss your requirements and to receive prompt professional advice. 21CBS is already anticipating their next phase of development, with new larger premises on the horizon. The team continue to build relationships with new clients and are in the process of negotiating projects with values up to £800,000. The sky is the limit for this fast moving company.


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Assessment Scheme,) accredited is very helpful when tendering for commercial work. Thousands of suppliers apply for work with public and private sector organisations, but to win work, they must meet a buyer’s health and safety standards, which vary between clients, but CHAS is a widely recognised and accepted standard. Prestige Flooring is so well regarded that John Lewis in both Cardiff and Bristol have been calling on them for 15 years to fit all their luxury vinyl tiles such as Amtico or Karndean.

FLOORING Four years ago two experienced flooring fitters, Andy German and Martin Pearce, with over 60 years experience between them, opened their own business, Prestige Flooring Bristol. Since then the business has established an excellent reputation for quality and service, both on the domestic and commercial sides of the business. They have a substantial portfolio of commercial clients including Airbus, Colston’s School, PE Generators and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust.

With the commercial side of the business so well established, Darrell Jones joined the company, having worked for John Lewis for 25 years as an estimator, to further develop the domestic side of the business. Despite having been with the company less than a year, Darrell is very satisfied by the progress this side of the business is making. Prestige Flooring understands how difficult it can be to make the right choice of flooring to compliment your room, with such a wide and confusing range of surfaces. At their newly refurbished showroom at Cooper Rd, Thornbury, in Bristol, the experienced team will help. They are happy to offer advice, to make suggestions within your budget and explain the wearability of the different surfaces and their suitability for the location you have in mind. Prestige are complete professionals when it comes to flooring and are passionate about providing a first class service to their customers, from the initial measure right through to completion.

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01454 851 492 Mobiles: 07748 371554 & 07768 981552 email: Visit Us Unit 1a, Cooper Rd, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 3UP As commercial flooring specialists they bring vast experience to a wide range of projects, both large and small; they fit Vinyl’s such as Gerflor and Polyflor, Design Floors, including Amtico, Karndean and Project Floors, and Safety Flooring, including Altro, PolySafe, and Tarkett. You can trust their expertise to advise on the most suitable carpeting or tiles and to receive a first class fitting service. They offer a wide choice of wood flooring and can even carry out damp proofing and a range of flooring renovation services. Their team of experienced fitters are all CRB checked and have passed the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. At Prestige Flooring they take Health and Safety issues very seriously; and find being CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety

3D Flooring Supplies are proud of our association with Prestige Flooring and wish them continued success. 3D Flooring Supplies are suppliers of a wide range of Contract & Domestic flooring to the trade. Branches at: Cardiff 02920 706706

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Of course, the skilled woodworkers can create much more than doors - more than 30,000 a year at the last count - in the Whitehall Trading Estate workshops. Crest Timber Products supplies full kitchens, doors and carcasses, just carcasses or just doors, plus a full range of accessories and trims such as cornices, pelmets, plinths, end panels, wine racks, plate racks and open display units.


CRAFTING doors out of solid wood has created a solid foundation for 30 years of business success for Bristolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crest Timber Products Ltd.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;All our doors are made to order,â&#x20AC;? stresses Dave. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can be manufactured to the customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specification in any of the timbers we use: oak, maple, ash, beech, cherry walnut and pine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All you need to do is ask and you can be sure we'll do our best to accommodate your requirements â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can also paint or stain any style of door any colour; all we need is a sample to match and it is then professionally finished in our spray shop.â&#x20AC;?

Its made-to-order kitchen and bedroom cabinet doors have been sought after by discerning city homeowners through the decades and, with the recent introduction of curved doors, that demand shows no sign of diminishing.

The introduction of the curved range is just the continuation of another curve - the upward one experienced by Crest Timber ever since it was founded in a converted chicken shed, no less, by woodworkers Chris Willerton, Eddie Hope and Steve Gill â&#x20AC;&#x153;This new range matches our existing styles and is proving to be very popular,â&#x20AC;? says company boss Dave Hope. 

Such was the quality of work and service that word quickly spread and business from both public and trade steadily climbed through word-of-mouth recommendations.

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In January 2008 the levels of demand were such that new premises were needed and the business moved from Siston Common to its current site. “The move enabled us to keep up with demand and also allowed us to create a showroom containing most styles of doors that we have available,” says Dave. With the three founding directors having taken a step back from the company, it’s now in the capable hands of long-serving employees Gary Williamson, Darren Haycock and Eddie’s son Dave, who smiles: “The business is still ticking along nicely.


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We are proud to support Crest Timber Products “Moving premises was probably our greatest challenge but it certainly worked out for the better for us and our customers,” he adds. Ask him what he feels is the company’s greatest success and the answer is straightforward. “Going successfully for 30 years!” he exclaims. “The industry has seen some hard times and we feel very lucky that we have been able to keep going all these years. “We hope to continue and have another 30 years and more!”

For further information about Crest Timber and its range of products, Visit: where you can also browse its catalogue detailing the doors & accessories it provides.



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Leather and soft cover upholstery, dining, beds and mattresses, bedroom, occasional, pictures, carpets, cushion flooring, wood flooring, laminate flooring, rugs and lamps - it’s a one-stopshop Aladdin’s cave of home interiors. IN the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan is a building that, for decades, has housed the best of Britain. As a World War II air hanger, the mighty Spitfires were serviced under its cavernous roof - and for the last 40 years it has been flying high as market-leading The Place for Homes Furniture. “This is the only furniture store of its kind in the whole of the UK,” smiles managing director Graham Nelson. “Externally the hangar and old guard stations have kept their wartime appearance, however, the inside has been extensively refurbished to provide a comfortable shopping experience.”

Along with a unique shopping experience for every customer comes top-class service, backed by a dedicated after-sales department to ensure any concerns are addressed immediately and resolved as swiftly as possible with minimum inconvenience. While it’s outward appearance may reflect its Second World War roots, The Place for Homes is very much a 21st century business, not just in the way its bright and comfortable showroom leads you through traditional and contemporary ranges in Unit 1 Retail Area, Sutton Rd Llandow, just 20 minutes’ drive from Cardiff, but also with its new website on It’s also been chocks away with efforts to get the store on the road by having a presence at various local shows and, particularly, the Eisteddfod which this year is being held on the industrial estate at Llandow, a stone’s throw from the store. And there’s also been the arrival of two people on board in a move which has brought Graham particular pride. “I’m delighted that my daughter and son are now very much involved; both are now company directors,” he explains.

Visitors to this thriving family business can find more than 50,000 sq. feet filled with every kind of furniture and carpets, including leading brand names, - a variety of ranges to suit every home, lifestyle and budget.

“Rhian a qualified chartered accountant joined from Deloitte and handles the finance function and development of our online offers, while Rhys focuses on the selling and merchandising of the store and sourcing product.”

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both have enormous enthusiasm and passion for the business and wish to drive it forward, addressing current economic factors and utilising the technologies available, hence the ongoing development of our internet site .â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want it to truly reflect the level of choice that is available in the store and we are adding more products to it daily.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more, if browsers can't find what they need, please ring and we would be delighted to help.â&#x20AC;?

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Commerce Way, Walrow Ind Estate, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4AJ Despite all the exciting developments, feet are being kept firmly on the ground when it comes to remembering whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s key to the ongoing success of the business: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always continue with our focus on customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs, providing quality and comfort at prices that are affordable while maintaining the very best customer service,â&#x20AC;? insists Graham.

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KARRIS Ltd doesn’t just fit-out out a workplace; it transforms a business place into a space with real ‘wow factor’.

“We exist to improve business and workplace environments by consulting with our clients to fully understand their aspirations, to offer knowledge and advice to create real solutions and benefits, design and specify the proposal and complete the project with the least possible disruption” says Vince. “We always endeavour to exceed our clients’ expectations and, because we understand fit out from their point of view, are focused on providing a positive experience and complete satisfaction with the finished project.”

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Its head-turning work has gained such prestigious status that the company is preparing to expand its team and its own premises in order to keep up with demand for its expert services. Having experienced rapid growth and tripled its turnover into seven figures since 2009, the name Karris, therefore, couldn’t be more apt. The business, based at Ivybridge, in Devon, was established in 2003 by MD Perri De Wan as a construction company providing complete commercial interior refurbishment services and grew steadily by recommendation and word of mouth, working in several of Plymouth’s key buildings. In mid 2009 Perri formed a partnership with friend and former colleague Vince Brooks, with Vince responsible for Sales and Marketing, and by adopting a strategy for growth has seen business boom. Prestigious projects and events have included: Photograph Courtesy of Peter Curno - Architects Design Group

Explains partner Vince Brooks: “Our name comes from the ‘karri’ tree, the tallest tree in Australasia, which lays down strong roots before enjoying rapid and sustained growth.” Karris is a commercial interior fit-out company that designs, manages and supplies everything required for a total fit-out, including workplace appraisal, space planning and furniture supply.

• Specifying and supplying all the furniture in Exeter’s largest new ‘BREEAM Excellent’ rated building for The ATASS Group. • Specifying and supplying all the furniture for Plymouths Life Centre, the UK’s leading leisure facility for swimming and diving, assisted in its design by Tom Daley and the Team GB diving team. • A finalist in this year’s ‘Small Business of the Year Award’ category in The Plymouth Herald Business Awards

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Now about to take on additional staff to strengthen resources and acquiring additional warehousing while looking for new premises long-term, the company has its sights firmly fixed on its next exciting phase. Says Vince: “We plan to continue to build on our success, growing the business and establishing Karris as the region’s leading Interiors Company. “We add value by designing and project managing the entire process in-house with our team of consultants, designers, specifiers, project managers, and other trusted partners.


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“We will then help further by ensuring that all the materials are available at the right time and in the right place, as each phase of a project progresses.”


Both members of the public and the professionals receive the same warm welcome from Wollen’s friendly team - all customers are special insists Nick - many of whom have been with the business for more than ten years and some more than two decades. “With this sort of experience and expertise we can offer a service of excellence - from the biggest builder to the smallest retail customer,” says Nick.

WHETHER it’s a small DIY project or a major commercial development, Wollens Builders Merchants is a one-stop shop for all construction needs. Proud to call itself mid Somerset’s premier builders’ merchant and DIY store, the family business, based on Wirral Park, Glastonbury, has been the supplier of choice to many for decades. Ever since newly demobbed David Edmonds, whose former job at a builders’ merchants no longer existed after the war, responded to an advert for a partner to take over a new yard, the company’s story has been one of continued success and expansion.

“We pride ourselves in carrying a very large stock range. For example, Wollens aims to have the largest practical stock levels for common bricks and blocks, with typically up to 100,000 on site at any one time. “Combined with our fleet of crane offload vehicles, which can service any site in the Somerset and Bristol area, we ensure that you get the materials you need in the fastest possible time and we can supply any quantity, from just a few bricks to complete housing developments.” Of course, it’s more than just bricks to be found at Wollens. Doors and windows, tools and power tools, builders’ chemicals, guttering and drainage, electrical goods, insulation, lintels, dry lining and plastering, garden landscaping and a whole host of other sector related products are available. “Our ability to remain competitive in the industry is maintained by our membership of large merchant buying groups,” adds Nick.

“We are always expanding,” confirms David’s grandson Nick, who with his brother Simon is at the helm of the business today. The family has kept the name the original site Wollen’s Yard - had when they first took it over and, over the years, as its reputation grew so did the acreage and the number of stores. The need for more space prompted the move to the current site in 1991, which was then 1.5 acres in size. In 2012, the company now covers more than 2.5acres and with further stores and an expanded showroom and office. Now it’s a builder’s and timber merchant, it has an extensive kitchen and bathroom showroom, a plumbing and heating department and offers a free plan take-off service to all account holders. “We will accept plans for all new builds or major extensions and provide a full breakdown of your material requirements,” explains Nick.

“We are therefore confident that we can supply competitively and efficiently and, with our experience and knowledgeable staff we can offer builders and retail customers of all sizes a complete supply package.” The yard is open Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm and on Saturdays from 7.30am until noon.

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WEBBS (Weston) Ltd MERCHANTS TO THE PLUMBING AND HEATING TRADES From tap washers to complete heating systems, Webbs (Weston) Ltd caters for all your plumbing and heating needs. There are 9 helpful members of staff at the shop on George Street in Weston-Super-Mare, having between five and 30 years experience.

what bathroom suite to have or which boiler to install then call in and speak to the friendly and helpful staff who will be only too willing to spend time giving advice, answering questions and quoting competitive prices.

Managing director David Webb formed the company in 1971 and has over fifty five years experience in the industry. The name has been known in Weston since 1952 when David’s father set up a business in the town. They remain the only Independent Plumbing and Heating Merchants in Weston Super Mare and 2011 marked their 40th year in business.

The company holds a vast range of stock which includes top brands such as Triton and Mira showers, Vaillant and Worcester boilers and Twyfords sanitary ware, to name but a few. Other stock items include a wide range of boilers, radiators, plastics, fittings, brassware and insulation. Webb’s speciality is in sourcing items that other merchants do not stock, or may not even be aware of. With regular daily deliveries from their suppliers, they are sure to fulfil your order quickly; no order is too large or small. Webbs also offer free delivery within a 50 mile radius with daily deliveries within the local area. They are now pleased to introduce their new display area featuring a range of sanitary ware, bathroom furniture showers and taps. They are open six days a week, Monday to Saturday from 8.00am to 5.00pm, both to trade and retail customers. They also offer easy parking on their forecourt, away from busier areas of the town. If you can’t decide on

As well as monthly special offers and promotions, they hold regular Breakfast mornings on Wednesdays where customers can enjoy a bacon roll and hot drink while having a chat with the reps that attend to find out more about the products they stock. For a fast, friendly and personal service, try Webbs first, Webbs try harder. For more information please telephone Webbs on

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Mitchell Cycles is a retail business with two shops Swindon Cycle Superstore in Beechcroft Road, Swindon and Mitchell Cycles in Shrivenham Road Swindon. Founded by Harold Mitchell in 1968, it is now owned and run by his son Andrew Mitchell, along with the excellent members of staff who make up the team.

Cycling has many benefits, its good exercise, low cost travel, it helps traffic congestion and parking problems, it is environmentally friendly and it saves money. So get a bike this Olympic year and enjoy the great British countryside. The team at Mitchell Cycles wish you â&#x20AC;&#x153;relaxed and happy travelling.â&#x20AC;?



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Harold, now 80 began the business as a 5* Raleigh dealer only, but he later changed the business model to supply a range of brands to offer his customers more choice and scope.

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Mitchell Cycles Mitchell Cycles sells a wide range of bikes priced between ÂŁ100 and ÂŁ2.5k, offering a full range of the latest models, but also stocking models from the previous season at highly discounted prices, for those who do not necessarily want the manufacturerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest releases. Mitchells is the epitome of a good old fashioned family business â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the staff are all proud of it. Owned and run by a family for families, it is genuinely totally customer focussed. Mitchells enjoy a very strong reputation among both the serious cycling fraternity and among families who bought their first bikes with them and are now returning to buy bikes for their own children. They have customers who travel from other parts of the UK and they also send bikes to customers throughout the UK. Many of their customers have been loyal to them for many decades and have become friends.

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Shell Oil is producing chemicals for polyurethanes to make rigid foam, for lighter-weight car parts, resulting in lighter weight more fuel efficient cars. New fuels include Hydrogen, Methane Gas, Liquid Natural Gas (LNG), Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), Electricity, Bio Fuels (Ethanol) using straw, sawdust, Rape Seed, Sugar Cane, and even coffee. Green Lubricants can be made from used oil, by removing impurities to restore its original qualities. Some green oils are made from plants and natural ingredients, while at the other end of the green scale, recycled plastic is being used. There is a huge range of bolt – ons to help reduce emissions, such as catalytic converters, and recent developments in GPS technology have resulted in a range of products to help monitor driver behaviour and reduce fuel costs. Light Foot, developed by Ashwoods, is a driver assistance scheme which works by means of verbal warnings and an integrated LED display to self-correct inefficient drivers One government incentive, The Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Support Scheme is making £3.6m available to Community Planning Partnerships to provide financial support for the procurement or lease of low carbon vehicles, and for the installation of publicly accessible charging/fuelling infrastructure. Green Transport Plans managing the transport needs of staff and visitors reduce the environmental impact of travel associated with work, encouraging employees to use cars and plane travel more wisely, and provide incentives to use alternative modes of transport such as the Cycle to Work Scheme.

The number of cars on the road is expected to triple by 2050. Although the Governmment have instituted a number of tax incentives to encourage the purchase of more fuel efficient vehicles, surprisingly few tax rules seem designed specifically to foster environmental responsibility. Companies are looking at increasingly innovative ways to move people and goods efficiently, investing in lower emission vehicles, developing more energy-efficient fuels and lubricants, offering drivers fuel-saving tips, and working in technical partnerships. For fleet managers the financial case for purchasing or leasing less thirsty cars is pretty compelling, as, over time, fuel and tax charges are bound to increase. Help and advice on the purchase of low emission vehicles (LEV) including hybrid, electric, and hydrogen powered vehicles, is offered by The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership CVP which is a public-private partnership that exists to accelerate a sustainable shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and create opportunities for UK businesses. Industry incentives include the funding of a new professor at WMG, by Jaguar Land Rover to lead key Hybrid / Battery Electric Vehicle Digital Product Innovation in support of complex component and systems innovation.

The Cycle to Work Scheme is a tax incentive whereby an employer is allowed to loan bikes and safety equipment to its employees without any tax charge arising. It seems that business and manufacturing is recognising the advantages of “going green”, both for their order books and their bottom line. VISIT: .

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TOYOTA PRIMES PRIUS+ FOR SUMMER LAUNCH Toyota continues the expansion its hybrid technology into new areas of the market with the launch this summer of Prius+, Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first full hybrid seven-seat MPV. The ground-breaking new model, which combines traditional people carrier practicality with ultra-efficient performance, is also the first mainstream Toyota hybrid to use a lighter and more compact lithium-ion battery pack.

Thanks to the exceptional efficiency of its Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain, its light weight and wind-cheating aerodynamics, Prius+ in T4 trim produces 96g/km, making it the only seven-seat model on the UK market to come in below the 100g/km CO2 threshold for zero road tax and London congestion charge exemption; output from the T Spirit is 101g/km. Fuel economy adds to Prius+ attractive total ownership cost: official figures are 68.9mpg for the T4 and 64.2mpg for the T Spirit.

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Installing the slim lithium-ion battery neatly within the centre console avoids any intrusion on the space available for rear seat passengers and for load carrying. Five separate folding rear seats are provided and with all of these in place there is 200 litres of luggage space; with the third row stowed, this figure rises to 505 litres

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tuning and engine tuning and uses the latest ECU programming techniques and software available to do so. “Our core technical skills are combined with a passion for outstanding performance car tuning and customer service to thousands of motorists and businesses worldwide.”

AWARD-winning Viezu Technologies is all revved up and raring to motor into an exciting 2012. The UK’s leading vehicle tuning company - one of the fastest growing globally - is planning to launch a host of products in the coming months, and has just become fully ISO 9001 certified, not just for its products, but the supply of ECU enhancement services including training and program development. All this while continuing to watch its dealership network expand from the current 340 across 32 countries.

Further peace of mind for those clients comes with the fact that all Viezu’s products are fully insured and come with a full money back guarantee. It was the technical skills and innovative qualities, along with some impressive figures - the company has helped motorists save 50,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions - that were recognised last year with the national Innovation through Technology Award 2011, following its Midlands win, at the Chamber of Commerce Awards. Viezu, a member of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and UK Trade & Investment, was also a finalist in the International Business category and more recently was nominated in the 2011 Midlands Business awards for Exporter of the year, Innovation in Business and Entrepreneur of the year.

CEO Paul Busby and his team of ten know exactly what it is to be tuned to perfection. At its state-of-the-art training and research centre on Bromsgrove’s Aston Fields Industrial Estate, Viezu specialises in a range of tuning upgrades and services for just about every modern petrol and turbo-diesel vehicle, resulting in either improved fuel economy and the lowering of CO2, or performance. If required, it can provide a bespoke combination of both, thus enhancing the overall driving experience, and it is also a sought-after research and development establishment, carrying out special projects for select customers and organisations.

All in all there are plenty of reasons to welcome in the new year at Viezu and plenty of new products to look out for, including the award-winning Blue Optimize fuel economy tuning. 2012 is starting on a really high note for this tuning specialist.

For further information about the company and its services, including a range of experience days for the true motoring enthusiast, Visit: Telephone: 01527 579 345 Email:

All tuning files are developed on its 300bhp environmentally controlled rolling road and emission testing system and Viezu is proud of the fact that no other tuning company spends so much time and money developing its range. Explains Paul: “An economy tune can provide up to 15% better fuel economy, although it is dependent on the vehicle whether it’s petrol or diesel, its, age etc - and driving style. “A performance tune can result in an increase in power of up to 40% for a turbo diesel. “Viezu Technologies, the result of years of research, development and experience in automobile technology and car tuning, offers only the very best in custom ECU remapping, car

Engine ECU Re-Mapping *Improved Fuel Economy *Reduced CO2 Emissions *More Power & Torque *Improved Driveability Whatever it is YOU are looking for with YOUR VEHICLE, we will re-write the software your engine runs on to achieve the results YOU WANT. Every re-map is written individually for your vehicle and to your exact requirements. CARS . VANS . CAMPERS . MOTORHOMES . TRUCKS . COACHES . BUSES **ALL REMAPS ARE FULLY INSURED & GUARANTEED Tel: +44 7886 084222 email:

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In Yeovil Motor Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showroom you will find innovative technology, beautiful design, environmental care, quality and driving fun at the heart of every Volvo model. Discuss the wide range of options and models with their friendly experienced team to make your Volvo truly your own.

The same attributes that make Volvo cars ideally suited for life make Volvo cars ideally suited for business. Legendary longevity and economy, Volvo comfort and practicality, and technological and ecological leadership are considerations to take into account when deciding the cars your key personnel will drive. The team at Yeovil have a wealth of knowledge and can offer advice and practical solutions for your business and fleet. Volvo cars represent superior investments as they offer excellent value and low operating costs throughout the entire Volvo model range.

Not just the local Volvo specialists for sales, and aftersales, they carry out servicing, repairs, bodywork, tyre fitment and MOT's with free collection and delivery within their area and offer courtesy cars by appointment.

Yeovil offer a fantastic range of corporate offers and leasing packages for businesses as part of their on their contract/business hire programme. For details call Roger or Ross in the Sales Department

For over 30 years the Yeovil Motor Company has been supplying the local area with all things Volvo. Volvo are still defined today by the brand values laid down by the founders in 1927 of Safety, Quality and Respect for the Environment.

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The Trade Parts Specialists

P D Cars Bristol are Audi and VW specialists and have been supplying genuine cars to genuine people in the Bristol area for over 20 years. Mr Piara Singh has based his business firmly on the principles of customer care, honesty and fair dealing.

Supporting IMT’s and Body Shops in Bristol with an On Demand Delivery Service of Competitively Priced Original Parts

The Trade Parts Specialists Mr Singh, who has over 30 years experience as a trained motor engineer really knows what’s what when it comes to buying and selling cars, he says “I am a conscientious car dealer, I don’t buy cheap cars – cheapness lingers long after the dust has settled, my customers know they will get true value for their money.” When you purchase a vehicle from the extensive stock at PD Cars Bristol, you can rest assured that it will be a genuine car in excellent condition that has been thoroughly inspected and put right in every detail. PD Cars Bristol in house team of motor technicians are VW/Audi specialists and only use genuine VW parts and diagnostic equipment, not cheap imitations. Mr Singh says, “I don’t mind if the mechanic spends more rather than less time on a car – or more money, as long as it leaves here in perfect condition and the customer drives away from here 100% satisfied and happy.” Setting such high standards has led to membership of the “Good Garage Scheme” which was formed to provide motorists with peace of mind when selecting an independent garage. PD Cars Bristol’s many female customers particularly appreciate Mr Singh’s straightforward manner, and way of doing business. All their customers have complete confidence, relying on PD Cars Bristol, for all their servicing and maintenance requirements. Should a customer not be 100% satisfied, Mr Singh or any of the team will ensure that the problem will be rectified immediately. It isn’t surprising that 90% of their sales are to previous customers and through recommendations. PD Cars Bristol’s proud boast is “Our reputation is your guarantee."

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Safe summer driving with a Holiday Check Is your car ready for your summer holiday? With the economic climate still under a cloud, 55% of holidaymakers this year will be cutting costs by holidaying at home. However, very few motorists have considered the effect a breakdown could have on their staycation. According to research by the Good Garage Scheme, 58% of British holidaymakers will not have their cars checked before heading out on the road this summer, which means thousands of motorists could be putting their lives at risk by travelling in cars that are unfit and dangerous. To help avoid a costly breakdown during a summer getaway, there are a number of checks you can make to ensure you don’t miss out on a great holiday because your car has let you down. Do you have your car checked at a garage before any motoring holidays?

So what do I do? You can find your nearest Good Garage Scheme member at just by typing in your postcode. A selfregulatory body for independent workshops and MOT centres, the Good Garage Scheme ensures its members maintain the best industry standards. It has several thousand members that adhere to a strict Code of Conduct and offer an Industry Standard Service. Download our award-winning app The Good Garage Scheme app is an ideal travelling companion to have when driving on holiday. Voted App of the Week recently by AutoExpress and cited as one of the best motoring apps of the year by The Sunday Times, it allows you to pinpoint your local Good Garage Scheme member on the move, from anywhere in the UK. It’s like having a friend in the know! • Further information about downloading the app can be found by visiting About the Good Garage Scheme:


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• Tyres – look after your tyres and they will look after you. Ensure correct pressure to cope with increased weight of luggage and passengers. Check treads are legal to keep a firm grip on the road – they are the link between you and the road! • Oil & Fluids – check, top up and change oil and coolant if needed to ensure a smooth running car and prevent engines overheating.

• Adhere to a strict Code of Conduct and pledge to have their customers’ best interests at heart • Must agree what work needs doing with their customers before it is carried out • Work to an Industry Standard Service checklist • Must supply each customer with a feedback card allowing them to give their views on service directly to the Good Garage Scheme, which operates a stringent complaints procedure • Are subject to mystery shoppers and regular audits

• Washers and wipers – they can take a hammering over the winter so check and see if wiper blades need replacing.

For further information, please contact: Anndi Sheppard, Good Garage Scheme, on tel: 024 7647 2649, email:

• Brakes – listen for excessive noise from brakes and have the discs and pads checked for excessive wear. Motorists can get used to driving with worn brakes without realising the danger. It’s essential to check them regularly.

John Edden, Bridge PR & Media Services, on tel: 024 7652 0025, email:

• Air conditioning – check for a bad smell such as a dirty sock smell that may indicate harmful mould and bacteria in the air conditioning ducts which can cause flu-like symptoms. Still unsure about what to do? Proper preparation will give you the peace of mind that your car is in the best possible condition before you head off on your ‘staycation’. To enable drivers to have their cars checked before their holiday starts, the Good Garage Scheme has launched a comprehensive 21-point Holiday Check.

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BMW and BMW Mini Specialists

Its all go at Bartley Independent BMW Specialists, the first and leading Independent BMW specialist in the South West. They are providing sponsorship for 2 different racing cars and drivers this season and the excitement is building. Firstly, they are sponsoring Stuart Waite in the Production BMW Championship. Stuart did really well in 2011, with a number of podium finishes, coming 4th overall, and is aiming for a podium final result this year. He has so far raced 6 times this season, has already achieved a 1st and a 2nd on the podium and is currently 4th on the leaderboard. Bartley are also sponsoring Steven Brown, competing in the 2012 BMW Compact Cup. This is his first year of professional racing and he is being mentored by Stuart Waite. He has so far raced 4 times this season and is already in an amazing 4th place on the leaderboard. Bartley are very excited by both their futures and look forward to following their careers.

to each modelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specifications as set out by BMW. A BMW is a superb piece of engineering consisting of up to 30,000 components, and Bartley can work on any model including the BMW Mini. All parts fitted by Bartley carry a 12 month guarantee. Bartley Independent BMW Specialists were among the founder members of the Motor Industry Code of Practice for Service and Repair, and are also members of The Retail Motor Industry Federation.

Bartley was founded in1997 by Dermot Dromey to provide a more personal, focussed service to BMW owners. Dermot had previously trained and worked at a BMW dealership and was keen to offer something different. Forget the almost production line ethos of many dealers and garages, Bartley Independent BMW Specialists really care. All their friendly knowledgeable technicians are BMW qualified, and go for regular updates as new models come into production. The senior technicians each have between 20 and 30 years experience working with all models and ages of BMWs. Bartley caters for all BMW owners, from large fleets to private individuals. They currently maintain BMW car fleets owned by large companies, vehicles owned by numerous businesses based in Hampshire, local families and retired couples, along with a number of prestigious local clients. Because they are an independent company Bartley can offer customers a better service at a more competitive price. Bartley provides servicing, maintenance and MOTs from their two fully equipped workshops, which are equipped with all the latest BMW diagnostic tools, and carry out servicing according

Your BMW is special, it represents the peak of German automotive excellence and whichever model you own it is probably your pride and joy. Bartley Independent BMW Specialists are the place to go to for all things related to the maintenance of BMWs, they will take excellent care of your vehicle, because, as the name says, they are BMW specialists.

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The Bristol Workshop

Bristol MG owners are driving over to Yate to find The Bristol MG Workshop at their new premises at Unit B5 The Badminton Centre, Station Rd, Yate, Bristol BS37 5HT, next to the railway station.

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The paint booth gives them the ability to offer a full repaint as well as general repairs. Other finishing works include, paint restoring such as flatting mopping and polishing and full valeting including leather and vinyl re colouring. They can supply parts to order if it helps, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep a large stock. They also cater for Minis, Triumphs and any older British car mechanically, while the paint shop covers any car.

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Bob Henson moved the business from Staple Hill in April this year but customers will find the same enthusiasm, expertise and attention to detail that they are used to from this well established business. All the familiar, experienced faces have moved with them, one of whom has worked with Bob for 29 years. They are able to offer a complete range of services for your MG, whether modern or old, with a fully equipped, purpose built workshop able to carry out mechanical repairs, servicing, electrical, trimming, MOTs and bodywork including insurance work, with their own panel beater, through to complete ground up restorations. They do occasionally have fully restored cars for sale

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South Cerney Engineering Ltd. At one time the UK was the world leader in engineering and invention, but we are losing many of the traditional skills with the growth of electronic technology and today’s throwaway culture.

the capacity to manufacture many of those items. A typical sample of the engines worked on includes: Ferrari 166, Alfa Romeo 8C, Alfa Romeo 6C's, Amilcars, BMW V8's, BMW 2.0 litres, Bristol, Derby Bentley and Rolls Royce through to stationary engines. In short, if it is a machine, and it isn’t working, no matter how old or new, they have the skills and facilities to fix it, and are prepared to teach others how to do the same.

A company based at Ashton Keynes near Swindon is striving to keep the tradition of engineering innovation alive by offering training and apprenticeships. South Cerney Engineering is well known for their engineering expertise among owners of veteran, vintage, classic and historical automobiles, but whatever type of machine you have that needs attention, even if it has stopped working altogether, take it along.

South Cerney Engineering Limited Ashton Keynes | Swindon | Wiltshire | SN6 6QR

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Their engineers take pride in preserving any sort of machinery, from the earliest up to the most modern. Their highly adaptable team are able by an intuitive understanding of how machines work, combined with the application of basic engineering principles, to come up with solutions to even the most obscure mechanical problems. The company boasts a wealth of knowledge among the team, of over 250 years, which as their engineers come up to retirement, is in danger of being lost, unless new people come in to the industry. Some of the more unusual projects the company has undertaken include repairs to old printing presses, re-machining AGA hotplates and repairs to Victorian radiators. Design and development work for inventors is also part of the portfolio. For restoration projects they have done all the specialist machining on a Merlin engine which has now been refitted into a Spitfire. They also have repaired a Ford engine for the Military which had to be specially flown out to The Ascension Islands during the Falklands crisis. They are frequently called upon to repair agricultural or forestry machinery that was originally perfectly well made, just out of date with parts no longer available; also steam traction engines, hang gliders, recycling centre machinery, jet skis, and anything to do with motor cars and motorbikes. Their extensive machine shop has facilities for cylinder block reboring and reboring cylinders for new over-sized pistons, crankshaft regrinding, and cylinder head machining including fitting hardened valve seat inserts. For the older engines they can manufacture and white-metal new main and conrod bearings, including general machining for one off manufacture. They also carry out cold metal repair by stitching, thereby retaining the original parts, but also have

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Kevin says: “Our sophisticated diagnostic capabilities cover the whole of the Land Rover range. We are happy to carry out MOTs, servicing and repairs not just for Land Rovers but also for other 4X4s”.






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Local, well established, Land Rover Specialists, Landrover4U have settled into their new premises at Taunton Cross on the A35 between Axminster and Honiton. The move last November was exciting, and finding the right premises was a major challenge as they had been at their previous base in Honiton for 15 years. However, as Director, Nick Austin, explained: “We needed more workshop and showroom space, especially since expanding the business to include the Polaris range of all terrain vehicles. The site gives us great opportunities for expansion”.

The friendly team are all highly skilled and will have you back on the road as soon as possible whether you have come in for routine maintenance, MOT, to have an accessory fitted, welding or a major engine or unit rebuild. As an extra service there are courtesy cars available while your vehicle is in the workshop, and a local collection and delivery services can usually be arranged. When you visit Landrover4U, you will receive a warm welcome and a straightforward no nonsense quote that will pleasantly surprise you. Being independent, Nick and Kevin are proud that Landrover4U is able to offer savings, on average, of 50%, as compared with main dealer pricings, and they fully guarantee all their work. In 2008 they became main agents for Polaris ATV (all terrain vehicles), and are able to offer the same services for these increasingly popular, safer and more versatile alternative to quad bikes. Nick says; “At Landrover4U we believe that there is a strong demand from our local customers for a reliable and honest service. We will undertake anything from a headlamp bulb change to a major overhaul and we maintain a high standard of professionalism and courtesy at all times.






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Shute Garage Taunton Cross Axminster Devon EX13 7PZ As the UK’s leading supplier of parts and accessories for Land Rovers, Britpart would like to offer our best wishes and continued success to LandRover4U.

Nick has been in the motor trade for 25 years and with his co director Kevin Jones, who comes from an IT and engineering back ground has made Landrover4U into one of Devon’s largest independent Land Rover Specialists. They always have a good choice of quality used Land Rovers in stock, up to 20 at any one time.

With our excellent customer service, Britpart has gained a national and international reputation for high levels of stock availability of quality parts for Land Rovers - whatever the model.

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TAUNTON CARAVAN SERVICES LTD CARAVANNERS care about their caravans - so when their beloved campers are in need of some TLC they take them to the place that cares about them as much as they do. Taunton Caravan Services Ltd may be small but it’s a family enterprise with a big heart for life on the open road.

Its extensive list of services includes the fit, service and repair of motor movers, Powrtouch, Alko Mammut and Truma movers, servicing and fitting of the Alko ATC Anti-Snake System, supplying and refilling Truma light gas bottles and acting as agent for Alko, Truma, Dometic, Thetford, Whale and Fiamma.

Acquired as an eight year-old business 22 years ago by John and Nita Middleton, it’s run by people for whom caravans are not just a business, they’re a way of life.

Not only does everyone in the company know the business inside and out, understand where customers are coming from and how caravans and motorhomes ‘work’ - they’re expert craftsmen too, taking pride in a job well done.

Although John still lends a hand at busy times and to cover holiday absences, the couple spend much of their time travelling in their motorhome, which replaced their caravan upon their retirement.

“It’s difficult to get a wallboard into some of the caravan’s angles,” acknowledges Debbie. “But Bev, who specialises in damp work repairs, is always chuffed when he’s finished a piece of cutting and you can’t tell where it’s been done.”

That was when daughter Debbie Cox took over her mum’s admin role, joining husband John who is workshop manager. For them the perfect holiday is with their five-year-old daughter, already a firm caravanning fan, in their ’94 Swift Corniche.

Neither are John or Andy reluctant to share their extensive knowledge with customers, many of whom come to the workshop in Gravelands Lane, Henlade, following a recommendation.

Also in the workshop is Andy Sheppard and Bev Seldon, the latter part of an extended family of keen caravanners and who is the proud owner of an Elddis himself.

“We always take the time to listen to our customers,” assures Debbie. “They have told us that they’ve been to places where they weren’t allowed to talk to the engineer or just told how things would be done and that was it. “But if someone’s got a question, John and Andy will go through the whole process and explain everything. “A lot of people, including those who are new to caravanning, don’t realise how things work. “We will help anyone who turn up on our doorstep with a problem and try and fix it there and then for them if possible.”

(L-R) Andy Sheppard, Bev Seldon, John Cox

For further information about Taunton Caravan Services, or to email an enquiry, Visit: Call: 01823 443 491

Emphasising the quality of work to be found at Taunton Caravan Services is the long list of accreditations, which includes National Caravan Council and Caravan Club Approved Workshop status for Caravan Services and Motohome Habitations, and service and warranty approved for Bailey Caravans, The Explorer and Coachman while it’s also an approved service center for Alde, Truma and Al-Ko.

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City West Commercials Mercedes-Benz dealer City West goes for growth City West Commercials, the official Mercedes-Benz dealer for the South-West, has embarked on a major recruitment drive at it gears up to meet customer demand for exciting new truck and van products. The company has already appointed highly-rated industry professional Richard Prosser, who worked previously for the manufacturer, to lead its truck sales operation. And while some of the remaining posts it is now seeking to fill also require relevant experience, for other roles a motivated attitude and people skills are the key attributes required.

City West Commercials won the Mercedes-Benz franchise for the West Country in 2009 – it has headquarters in Avonmouth and a network of dealerships in Bristol, Exeter and Roche, as well as a recently-opened after sales facility at Somerton, near Yeovil.

Dealer Principal Graeson Clarke explained: “There are fantastic opportunities within our sales and administration teams, as well as for apprentice technicians and parts specialists, for which job-specific training will be provided. The candidates we appoint to fill those roles will be those with the personalities that will allow them to represent our business to customers and work closely with colleagues. “City West Commercials has an all-inclusive culture so we’re looking for enthusiastic team players who share our aspirations and want to be part of an exciting, developing business. In these challenging times of relatively high unemployment we’re offering more than just a job – we’re also offering the prospect of a rewarding career with the world’s leading commercial vehicle brand.”

Driving success… (L-R) Graeson Clarke and Richard Prosser The company is responsible for sales and support of the award-winning Mercedes-Benz truck and van ranges, and popular Fuso Canter light trucks. Having just launched the acclaimed, premium long-haul Mercedes-Benz Actros – International Truck of the Year for 2012 – and an all-new Canter range, it is now looking ahead to the introduction early next year of the Mercedes-Benz Citan, the first city van to wear a three-pointed star. Mr Clarke continued: “We’ve concentrated over the last couple of years on delivering the quality of service that customers of Mercedes-Benz are entitled to expect, and on ensuring that we have


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the foundations in place from which to take our business forward.

“I enjoyed my time with MBUK but the opportunity to advance my career with a dealer that’s really going places, in an area where I already know many of the truck operators, was too tempting to resist,” he said.

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“We’ll never stop striving to improve service levels, and we continue to review our representation – as well as planning a new facility in Exeter, we’re also considering other locations. But with the new products now coming through, this is the right time to go for growth, which is why we’ve launched our recruitment drive.” On the sales front, City West Commercials is seeking a van sales director and a number of trainee van sales executives, as well as a truck sales executive to cover Devon and Cornwall. In after sales there are opportunities at all City West locations for experienced technicians, as well as for service and parts apprentices – the dealer is committed to a policy of “growing its own”. Administrative vacancies, meanwhile, include those for human resources and marketing managers.

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A.G BRACEY LTD Truck Sales Director Richard Prosser began his career in the truck industry more than 20 years ago. Prior to taking up his new role he spent four years with Mercedes-Benz UK as a Regional Truck Sales & Finance Manager covering the South-West. A haulier’s son, and automotive engineering and management graduate of Loughborough University, he has also worked for two other manufacturers and a commercial vehicle finance specialist, and seen the industry from the other side of the fence by running a home delivery fleet.

We are proud to support City West Commercials (Avonmouth) Unit 13 Pucklechurch Trading Estate Pucklechurch, Bristol, BS16 9QH Tel: 0117 937 2705 Fax: 0117 937 4243 

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AUTOCARE & AUTOGAS LOGISTICS Drivers in the Gloucestershire area are taking their vehicles to Autocare and Autogas Logistics in Stonehouse for that extra attention to detail and personal service that comes from dealing with an owner run business. Rob Gallop, owner and MD established the business in 1988 moving to the present location 10 years ago. They carry out vehicle servicing and repairs, diesel and petrol diagnostics, aircon servicing and repairs, LPG conversion and repairs, tyres, exhausts, and MOT testing for classes 4 & 7. They also sell Autogas. Rob’s investment in training and technology has resulted in a number of prestigious industry accreditations.

They are proud to be the only GROUPAUTO approved AutoCare independent service and repair garage in Stonehouse. AutoCare is a network independent service and repair garages that must satisfy strict criteria of workmanship and the use the best quality parts and consumables. Garage technicians regularly attend accredited training courses to ensure they master the latest vehicle technologies.

invalidate your warranty, generating substantial savings. All cars are kept in a secure environment, and a courtesy car is provided while your car is with them. Autocare and Autogas Logistics has been a UK LPG approved installer for over 13 years, specialising in Landi / Landi Renzo & Vogels VSI LPG systems. They also service Prins, Tartarini, AG, BRC, OMVL and Zavoli LPG systems. When you bring your vehicle to Autocare and Autogas Logistics You are assured of receiving first class technical and customer service, ensuring any job is dealt with quickly, efficiently and at an affordable price. Rob says: “You will find that we will take better care of your needs than some of the highly commercial service centres dotted about the county”.

Unit 1a Stonehouse Commercial Centre, Bristol road Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 3RD Call: 01453 825932 Visit:

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G UA R D An Exeter manufacturer known for innovation and excellence, Van Guard, the market leaders in commercial vehicle accessories, have introduced the latest weapon in the war against catalytic converter theft, Catloc. Catloc became available from Van Guard in January this year in response to growing thefts of catalytic converters due to the precious metals they contain. Increasing concern about the thefts led Van Guard to seek a solution for their customers that complemented their product range.

They were incorporated in 1976 as an engineering sub contract company within the aerospace industry, and started utilising those skills and manufacturing van accessories in the mid 80’s, soon becoming the “Vanguard” for van accessories. Never a company to stand still, Van Guard, have continued to adapt and improve their product offering to suit an ever changing and rapidly moving market place. This ability to innovate relies on their dedicated team of designers, and engineers who support a culture of “thinking outside the box.” Van Guard’s long standing workforce and customer service staff, are all committed to ensuring quality standards are consistently maintained and that the customer always “comes first”. They are a member of the FTA, and carry ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditation Proud to be a British manufacturer with the ability to supply bespoke products and solutions for van conversions. Van Guard attribute their success to their policy of supporting their trade partners, by offering great products with great service and great back up.

For more information telephone their Freephone number 08000 191930, or email Van Guard, Fair Oak Close, Exeter Airport Business Park, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2UL

Catloc is made from marine grade stainless steel for additional strength and durability, and is attached to the body of the vehicle by two stainless steel security ropes. The kit contains 4 x 2mm steel plates, 2 x security cables, 4 x large shear nuts, 4 x small shear nuts, 1 x Loctite stud and bearing to ensure secure fixing. The device protects not only catalytic converters, but the equally at risk, diesel particulate filters, and can be fitted to the majority of LCVs. Each kit is registered, with the International Security Register and has its registration marking securely etched in. The kit comes with high visibility warning stickers to deter thieves, and provides a highly secure and cost effective anti theft package for catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters. For more detailed information visit Van Guard is a family owned business that has specialised in the commercial vehicle accessory market for over 25 years. They manufacture and supply a full range of commercial vehicle accessories including pipe carriers, roof bars and racks, grilles and bulkheads, internal racking, and tool stores and now, Catloc. 

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Salesman, Dave is not resting on his laurels though, and is introducing a steady stream of new clients to the company.


any colour coatings It’s a colourful world! Mr Keith Bennett set up Any Colour Coatings Ltd in April 2011, building on over 20 years experience in the field of Surface Technology, to provide a professional service to local industry.

The sky is the limit for this colourful company. They are delighted to have stayed in the black, remaining entirely self funded throughout their first year of trading, and are looking forward to a rosy future.

Any Colour Coatings specialises in wet-spray painting, high temperature powder coating, screen process printing and conformal coating of printed circuit boards. The company has certainly found a good market for their services, the original 6 strong work force of experienced technicians has rapidly grown to 11. The team has bedded down well, with each member bringing their own particular skills to the mix.

For information Phone: 01452 712817 or email: Unit 25, Bamfurlong Industrial Park, Staverton, Cheltenham, Glos GL51 6SX

Profits are being reinvested in order to fund extra equipment particularly a shot blasting facility in the near future. The company currently outsources all its shot blasting requirements, but bringing it in–house will improve the service they offer by speeding up the process, and add an extra string to their bow. Keith envisages offering shot blasting as a separate service where required, in addition to it being an inclusive part of some of their preparation processes. Any Colour Coatings are called upon across all industry sectors and their customers include a number of prestigious companies from the electronic, automotive, aerospace and leisure industries. They are particularly proud to count the MOD amongst their own valued clients’ customers. 

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freemantechnology Supporting manufacturing industry’s continuing drive for efficient powder processing

Experience and expertise

Organisations around the world who process powdered materials turn to Tewkesbury-based Freeman Technology for the equipment and know-how that helps them design, manage and improve their manufacturing efficiency. One measure of Freeman Technology’s success in world markets is a doubling of the company’s export sales in the past three years, an achievement that has been recognised with this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade.

“Our first Queen’s Award in 2007 celebrated the development of the FT4 and its contribution to supporting manufacturing industry,” continued Tim Freeman. “Five years on, not only do we have a proven instrument, we have unparalleled experience, expertise and applications knowledge that supports the use of the system. It is this combination that is proving so powerful and is driving our international growth.”

World player, local employer In September 2011, Freeman Technology relocated to large, modern premises in Tewkesbury having outgrown its original site in Welland, Worcestershire. Managing Director Tim Freeman is proud not only of the company’s success in world markets, but also of the company’s role as an employer in the region and the part it plays in the local economy. “We need a wide variety of skills within our organisation and are always keen to recruit and develop talented individuals,” he said. “All manufacturing and commercial operations, as well as our central support services, are housed at our Tewkesbury headquarters. Consequently we have on site engineers, researchers, manufacturing personnel and application scientists, together with sales and support teams and all the administration services necessary for the smooth running of an international business.”

Powders are part of many manufacturing processes

Since the launch of the FT4 eight years ago, Freeman Technology has supported sales directly in Europe and the US, and through distribution partners in Japan. This past year has seen the opening of a new direct operation in North America and the extension of distribution partnerships to include China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Tim Freeman sees “exciting times ahead as we continue to open up new markets”.

For more information about Freeman Technology visit or enquire about employment opportunities at

freemantechnology 1 Miller Court, Severn Drive Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire The FT4 Powder Rheometer helps manufacturers solve powder processing problems

Why powders are important Powders are part of more manufacturing processes than most people imagine, from medicines, cosmetics and foodstuffs through to paints, printing inks, coatings, abrasives and building materials. Freeman Technology manufactures and markets instruments that measure how powders flow – or don’t flow! – under different conditions. The company’s FT4 Powder Rheometer helps manufacturers understand why powders behave the way they do, guiding efforts to design more efficient and streamlined manufacturing processes that work with a powder rather than against it.

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SUPER bikes from South Wales Superbikes - hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dealer that lives up to its name. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also supersized, providing 13,000sq ft of biker heaven otherwise known as the largest motorcycle showroom in Wales. More than 200 machines, new and used but all shiny and revving to go, fill the ground floor on the Queensway Meadows Industrial Estate, in Newport, while upstairs is the substantial accessories and parts department. Factor in the fully-equipped workshop and plans for an MOT testing station later this year and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obvious that South Wales Superbikes is going to be an even bigger presence on the motorbike scene. Launched in the 1970s, the business has been under its current ownership since 2002. Offering new and used motorcycles, finance, servicing, parts, clothing accessories, it is proud to hold exclusive premier Yamaha dealer status and the title of Best Dealer in Wales conferred by a national motorbike magazine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a high client retention rate due to our excellent customer service with which we aim to achieve 100% satisfaction,â&#x20AC;? proffers managing director Brian Jones. â&#x20AC;&#x153;South Wales Superbikes staff are professional, friendly and knowledgeable, with years of experience and whose aim is to always offer a first-class service.â&#x20AC;? Customers calling in to the extensive showroom are never short of options, able to view a full range of Yamahas and a vast range of quality used bikes.

Being a premier dealer, all the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s technicians are fully trained to be familiar with Yamaha machines but their experience of - and love of - motorbikes of all makes and models means whether clients are buying or bringing in their own machine for servicing, repairs or a check-up, they know it will be in expert hands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you buy a used bike, you can be certain we will deliver on price and service,â&#x20AC;? promises Brian. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All used bikes go through a comprehensive and approved checklist, including investigations for outstanding finance, previous accident damage, theft or total loss.

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“Our service technicians also check every bit of your the motorcycle; from the tyres and fluid levels to the handlebars and lights. If any problems are found, they are fixed before they reach the showroom - and we can deliver it direct to your door.” The workshop, filled with all the very latest technology and expertise, is where the rigorous testing takes place, along with all the regular servicing and repairs. “Our technicians will treat your bike as if it were their own,” assures Brian. “Not only are they experts, they are customer orientated as we believe that having a high level of customer service and satisfaction, as well as having the best people and the best tools for the job, are key to the success of the technical area of the business. “We also have strong relationships with all our suppliers and can source the best parts for your machine and fit them in the appropriate manner, giving you the best results on the road.”

He also has one more tempting piece of advice for anyone planning a visit to South Wales Superbikes. Always bring one vital thing. “Take your driving licence,” Brian says. “We have a huge fleet of tasty demonstrators to try out.”

For more information please

Call: 01633 277970 01633 636067 (parts) 01633 636066 (accessories) 01633 636063 (workshop)

Congratulations to South Wales Superbikes.

MICHELIN Pilot Road 3. MCN Product of the Year 2011.

Michelin is pleased to be associated with South Wales Superbikes and looks forward to continuing its long and successful working relationship with them. South Wales Superbikes stocks the full range of Michelin motorcycle tyres including the MICHELIN Pilot Road 3.

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Massey Wilcox, are a transport, distribution and rail served warehousing company, which has been keeping business moving throughout the UK & Europe since 1954. Still family owned and run. Massey Wilcox celebrates its 60th year in 2014. Based at Chilcompton, Nr Bath they have extensive warehousing facilities there, and at Avonmouth, bringing their total warehousing capacity to over 350,000 square feet. All warehousing is security controlled, serviced and properly insulated. Their storage capabilities have accommodated a variety of products including exotic hardwoods, commercial fish farm feeds, paper reels, printed business forms and consumer goods. Services include computerised stock control, breakbulk distribution, logistics management, picking, packing and stretch wrapping. The rail served depot at Avonmouth alone has 175,000 square feet of racked and free standing floor space complete with its own rail sidings, providing an easily accessible and convenient staging post for the whole of the UK and Europe.

The Depot at Avonmouth has unique access to main line rail, enabling customers to choose between inbound and outbound freight by rail as well as road. A key factor in the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success is its 14 year association with Pall-Ex, the overnight pallet operation. Apart from standard, next day and economy services throughout the UK, the company through their membership, can offer daily departures to mainland Europe for smaller consignments in addition to full loads and larger groupage services, in fact, arranging transport of goods to anywhere in the world. Massey Wilcox has a rolling programme of investment in facilities and their fleet. Their ability to adapt to market conditions gives them the opportunity to integrate new possibilities into their offering, providing that they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t compromise the high level of service they offer to their existing customer base.

Massey Wilcox has a fleet of over 160 modern, fuel efficient vehicles and trailers, and has recently introduced a new livery to be applied to each new addition to the fleet. They have a suitable vehicle for all requirements, including curtain sided and specialised trailers, all the rigid units and some trailers carry full sized tail lifts. Their modern workshop facilities have, for the past 14 years, been operated by the local Mercedes Benz Main Dealer, giving all vehicles a full repair and maintenance contract with Mercedes ensuring total compliance and minimal downtime. All vehicles naturally have cab phones along with total telematics, which not only include tracking but constant reporting of the vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mechanical health and the style in which it is being driven. Massey Wilcox provides driver CPC training for its drivers ensuring that they remain compliant with the DSA, this service being offered to third parties where required. Drivers are trained in handling ADR consignments, (ADR training includes the analysis, handling and classification of a broad range of dangerous consignments.) In short, there is not a consignment they cannot handle, from 1 pallet to a full load, up to 28 tonnes.

For more information visit call 01761 232983 Massey Wilcox Chilcompton, Bath BA3 4JW

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ENGINEERING P r e c i s i o n

CS Engineering has been offering customers across the southwest a tailored, manual alternative to CNC engineering for nearly 30 years. Established in 1984 they now offer a growing number of customers across the UK a wide range of services, including welding, fabrication, machining, shot blasting and painting.

E n g i n e e r s

( E x e t e r ) LT D The company provides a completely integrated range of engineering products and services exactly matching the requirements of customers, regardless of the size, location or complexity of the project. Their mission is to offer a safe, quality controlled, cost-efficient and dedicated engineering service to match specific client requirements.


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E n g i n e e r s

( E x e t e r ) LT D

Marsh End Lords Meadow Industrial Estate Crediton EX17 1DN Tel: 01363 775441 Email: Visit:

Their in-house machine shop enables them to offer a degree of flexibility very rare nowadays, manufacturing items to customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; precise requirements. This flexibility allows them to process single small components through to those of up to 3 tonnes; they will supply single items or by volume, size or weight. Combined with the options of quick delivery times or scheduled call offs and it is easy to see how the company has developed its reputation for excellent service. CS Engineering's knowledgeable workforce manufacture bespoke machine parts to customers drawing specifications. Materials used range from mild steel, aluminium, stainless steel and many others. They are known for the quality of their painting, being the preferred supplier to several prestigious manufacturers.


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Redhead International, established in 1978, has depots in Bradford, Burton-on-Trent, Basildon, Bathgate, Belfast, Bristol and Dublin. Employing over 200 people internationally, the company has regular scheduled services to over 40 countries in Western, Eastern and Southern Europe, Scandinavia, North Africa, the Middle East and the CIS countries. Current turnover is more than £30 million a year.

One of the UK’s leading independent logistics companies, Redhead International, is pleased to announce it has opened a new depot in Bristol. Despite the economic climate, the company is continuing to grow revenues and sees the South West as a burgeoning market for its flexible tailored services into Eastern Europe, Russia and the Balkan states.

For further information contact Alf Lombardi at Shrewdd Marketing on 01422 363424 or at

Redhead’s Bristol and the South West services will provide companies with quicker and easier access to the company’s international networks - the company transports goods to over 40 counties. The flexible services will specifically target businesses that are looking to transport between 1 and 4 pallets internationally.

Commenting on the new facility, Tony Suggitt, Redhead’s joint managing director said: “The success of the new facility in Bristol is very important to our growth plans. It provides us with a platform to offer our industry renowned flexible freight solutions to companies looking to have their goods transported quickly and efficiently across the whole of Europe, including Russia and the Balkan states.”

Smartfreight. It’s secure, connected, tailored, reliable and very versatile. At Redhead we’ve always believed in going the extra mile. That means being enough to guarantee a smart solution for all your freight re requirements. quirements. You may, for instance, want to take ad advantage dvantage of our W Europe. extensive knowledge of Eastern and Western Or perhaps you need smart freight so solutions olutions for your fragile, out of gauge or time-sensitive time-sensitive cargo. Maybe our 15,000 sq m warehouse fa facility cility can help with your storage and distribution requirements. requirements.

Redhead’s Mark Price who will be managing the new operation added: “The new Bristol depot will be a valuable resource not only to the company, as we continue to develop our presence opening an increasing number of depots across the UK, but also to local business who might be seeking an alternative to their current provider.” 

Whatever your freight needs, one call to Redhead will open up a whole world of versatile, smart fr freight reight solutions for your business. Think smart.Think R Redhead.

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