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  • New Industrial Revolution Beckons

    New Industrial Revolution Beckons
    Janet Kilpatrick

    Janet Kilpatrick

    23rd of October 15

    A new industrial revolution could transform traditional manufacturing, says Dr Julie Madigan, Chief Executive of The Manufacturing Institute. "A 'quiet revolution' involving a move towards 'boutique manufacturing' is taking place in the UK", explained Madigan. "Manufacturing specialists working in factories no longer have a monopoly on production. Technological developments are empowering people of all ages and from all walks of…

  • Social media and Business - Question marks and Twitter

    Social media and Business - Question marks and Twitter

    30th of April 15

    Like many working in the ever advancing worlds of marketing, communications and PR, I find myself too trying to guide myself and clients through a digital world that once didn't exist. For myself the world of social media began with Myspace and although resistant, in 2010 I took a position which required me to have a personal Facebook page -…

  • CDM Regulations - what next?

    CDM Regulations - what next?
    Janet Kilpatrick

    Janet Kilpatrick

    1st of February 15

    A major overhaul of the CDM regulations is anticipated in 2014, but it is unlikely that it will come into force before April 2015, says health and safety compliance expert Altius Vendor Assessment. The HSE are planning to hold a three month industry consultation period in 2014, with the following changes expected to be included. - Removal of the CDM…

  • Combined heat & power - no longer energy 'cinderella'

    Combined heat & power - no longer energy 'cinderella'
    Janet Kilpatrick

    Janet Kilpatrick

    21st of August 13

    The latest UK energy statistics show that combined heat and power (CHP), which is sometimes overlooked as the 'Cinderella' of UK energy generation, is rightfully taking its place at the energy generation 'ball'. The Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) released by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveal that between 2011 and 2012CHP capacity grew by almost…

  • Has 'death knell' sounded for punitive business energy contracts?

    Has  'death knell' sounded for punitive business energy contracts?
    Janet Kilpatrick

    Janet Kilpatrick

    23rd of July 13

    Mark Alston, General Manager of Warwickshire-based energy purchasing consultancy ENER-G Procurement welcomes the decision byBritish Gas to stop business energy contract 'rollovers', which result incompanies paying more. "Rollover" contracts have become a source of excess profits for suppliers over the years and as such there is no place for them in our mature energy supply market. The term 'rollover' implies…

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