Looking for New Window Blinds

Looking for New Window Blinds
Blinds for your windows are a popular and attractive method of enhancing the look of your home. They also offer an extremely cost-effective way of creating a great look for your home, reflecting your own likes and dislikes. When decorating, your chosen décor can influence several factors, especially when the time comes to sell. If you are considering putting your house on the market, we’re taking a close look at how you can add value to your property by installing Blinds in Wales.

With house prices constantly on the rise, its unsurprising homeowners search for ideas to further benefit their property. We know that a key way to add value is renovations, but they can be messy, costly and time consuming. Turning your eyes to the simpler things, like revamping your windows with Blinds in Wales supplied by Cadwallader Window Blinds can be a great alternative. Durable and stylish new window treatments not only make an impact, but they increase a home’s resale value significantly.

Window blinds are an easy and cost-effective way of improving the look and feel of your home as a homeowner, it’s easy to think no further than your own personal likes and dislikes when decorating but your chosen décor can influence a number of factors, especially when the time comes to sell. If you are considering putting your house on the market, we’re taking a close look at how you can add value to your property by installing Blinds in Powys.

With house prices constantly on the rise, its unsurprising homeowners search for ideas to further benefit their property. We know that a key way to add value is renovations, but they can be messy, costly and time consuming. Turning your eyes to the simpler things, like revamping your windows with Blinds in Powys can be a great alternative. Durable and stylish new window treatments not only make an impact, but they increase a home’s resale value significantly.

Cadwallader Quality Window Blinds supply a full measuring, quotation and installation service throughout Wales and the South West, including; Blinds in Powys, Blinds in Carmarthenshire, Blinds in Ceredigion, Blinds in Shropshire, Blinds in Swansea, Blinds in Neath, Blinds in Port Talbot and Blinds in Cardiff.

We offer our window Blinds in Wales at competitive prices with a no obligation free quote. As we are a family run business you can be sure we offer a personal and professional service from start to finish

If you would like more information in regards to our window blinds service, please visit our website at www.cadwalladerblinds.co.uk or email us at info@cadwalladerblinds.co.uk; alternatively, you can call Direct on 07517 112456. It may be the best investment you ever make.

Airborne & Impact Sound Testing

Airborne & Impact Sound Testing
Our Sound testing procedure is fairly simple and straightforward. Essentially, for party walls there is one type of sound insulation test which is airborne sound test; however for party walls there is a requirement for two types of sound insulation testing – airborne & impact sound testing. Here is a brief description for each type:

Airborne Sound Testing
Airborne Sound Testing is carried out by means of a loudspeaker emitting a steady source of noise on one side of the partition (wall or floor) to be measured. The corresponding sound level is measured on the other side of the partition. Impact sound insulation tests are carried out by means of a tapping machine placed on the floor sample to be measured and the noise measured in the room or space below. Calculations are done based on these measurement and the above mentioned parameters are calculated and compared to the Building Regulations Part E sound insulation requirements for the given type of the building. It is important that the building to be sound tested is completely finished and sealed with no sound leakage through doors and windows. Please see our check list for sound testing for more information.

Airborne Sound Testing Equipment
Airborne sound testing is undertaken to walls & floors. Firstly a controlled noise is generated by an amplifier and loudspeaker across a broad range of frequencies. The generated noise is very loud and is often in excess of 100dB. Initial measurements are taken using a class 1 sound level meter within the ‘source room’ followed by further measurements in the ‘receiver room’ on the other side of the wall or floor under investigation. The source room speaker position is then changed and the measurements repeated either side of the partition under test. Thereafter background noise measurements are made using a class 1 sound level meter in the receiving room and are used to apply appropriate corrections for external sound such as traffic noise.

Similarly the reverberation time (the time taken for sound to decay by 60dB) is measured within the receiving room using the sound source and a sound level meter to determine the corrections that must be applied to account for the characteristics and absorptiveness of the room. The difference in the two airborne noise levels (for walls and floors), corrected for background and reverberation characteristics determines the airborne sound insulation performance of the wall, or floor. A greater airborne noise difference between the source room and the receiver room determines a higher airborne sound insulation performance.

The time taken to undertake sound testing varies from project to project as no site is exactly the same. Taking into account standard site conditions a set of tests on houses -two airborne walls will take one to two hours. A six pack of tests on flats – 2 airborne wall tests will usually take between one and two hours, although this is dependent on our engineers having full free uninterrupted access between all the units/rooms under investigation.

Impact Sound Testing
Impact sound testing is undertaken to floors only. This test is different; a calibrated Norsonic ‘tapping machine’ which comprises of five ‘hammers’ driven up and down by a cam and electric motor is used to “tap” the floor surface by applying a known force on the floor structure. The machine is placed in several pre-determined positions. The resulting noise is measured in the dwelling below, using a sound level meter.

Thereafter, background noise measurements are made using a class 1 sound level meter in the receiving room and are used to apply appropriate corrections for external sound such as traffic noise. Similarly the reverberation time (the time taken for sound to decay by 60dB) is measured within the receiving room using the sound source and a sound level meter to determine the corrections that must be applied to allow for the characteristics and absorptiveness of the room.

Impact Sound Testing Equipment
The time taken to undertake the sound testing varies from project to project as no building project is exactly the same. Taking into account standard site conditions a set of tests on houses which consists of two airborne walls will take approx. 1-2 hours. A six pack of tests on flats consisting of 2 airborne wall, 2 airborne floor and 2 impact floor tests will usually take approx. 2-3 hours, although this is dependent on our engineers having full free uninterrupted access between all the units/rooms under investigation.

If you require sound testing, and/or acoustic design advice then please contact us now at info@aptsoundtesting.co.uk or phone directly on 07775623464. You can also visit our blog at: http://aptsoundtesting.co.uk/blog/

A New Central Heating System this Winter

A New Central Heating System this Winter

The winter weather coming in can be a really difficult time if your gas central heating boiler is unreliable or inefficient especially as the cold can make you more vulnerable to winter illnesses such as cold and flu. If you have been finding recently that it is more difficult to keep your home at a comfortable temperature or that your energy bills seem a lot higher than usual it may be time to consider getting a new combi boiler installed by Arktek Heating.

At Arktek they have a wide range of new combi boilers available at some great value prices, and with an excellent team on hand to carry out all the installation work for you buying your boiler replacement with Arktek couldn’t be simpler. With a flexible and easy to access service on offer all you need to do is get in touch with the team either over the phone or online and someone will be more than happy to give you a call to discuss your requirements and arrange a pre installation visit to get the ball rolling, and with the opportunity to get a free quote instantly online you can get an idea of the final cost before you have committed to anything at all.

The boiler replacements that Arktek Heating stock are from a range of well recognised manufacturers including Ideal, Baxi and Worcester Bosh Group so you will be certain to find a good quality combi boiler that is suited to your family’s needs and your budget, and with many models featuring some of the most advanced energy efficiently technology and other modern features you will be able to save on your bills without having to compromise on comfort at all. No matter the size of your property or the amount of people that live there with such a wide variety of gas central heating boiler models on offer you can be certain that Arktek have one that is perfectly suited to your requirements.

Once you have chosen your new combi boiler and the pre install survey has been completed Arktek’s fully trained gas engineers will be able to get your gas central heating boiler installed for you with the minimum of disruption to the rest of your household. All engineers are fully qualified gas fitters that have all the knowledge and skills required to make sure that your new combi boiler is installed according to all legal safety requirements and that it has the required checks completed before they leave so you can have total peace of mind that all work will be carried out to the highest possible standards.

So instead of settling for coping with the cold as well and dealing with higher energy bills why not get in touch with Arktek and see how they can help you keep warm this winter? With some of the latest gas boiler replacements on offer and a reliable fitting team to get the whole process completed for you they will help make getting your new gas central heating boiler fitted straight forward and easy, and with some really competitive prices available it may be one of the most cost effective investments you could make in your home.

For further information about the range of replacement gas boilers available from Arktek Heating Services, please call 0191 516 6911 or visit our heating & plumbing services website. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

UK Wedding Dress Cleaning Services

UK Wedding Dress Cleaning Services
He’s finally asked the big question, and the day you’ve dreamed of since you were a girl is now just around the corner. So many things to organize: the venue for the ceremony and the reception, how far and wide to send the wedding invitations, dresses for the bridesmaids and, of course, your wedding dress.

Today’s weddings are more expensive than ever, regularly comparing in price to a new car. Not the least of the expenses is the wedding dress. For many married women, the wedding dress is far and away the most expensive article of clothing they will ever wear. While the occasion certainly warrants it – after all, it’s a rare event in one’s life – a wedding dress is typically expensive to acquire and, potentially when searching for professional wedding dress cleaning services, can prove expensive..

Although one never sees it in photos taken by a professional photographer several days before the wedding, the potential for your wedding dress to acquire stains is significant. Depending on weather conditions, inside temperature and the nervousness that is to be expected on your wedding day, you may have sweat stains form in the bodice area and elsewhere. Stains from food and wine at the wedding reception are another distinct possibility. Some of the most common ones, such as sugar stains from champagne and cake icing, are nearly invisible at the time they are created, and these stains can set and darken over time.

The good news is that, although your wedding dress will not likely survive the big day entirely stain-free, taking steps ahead of time to ensure that the dress is professionally cleaned and preserved within an appropriate timeframe will greatly improve the odds of your dress being restored to its original condition. Taking the dress for cleaning within one month of the wedding is sufficient for many wedding dresses (so no need to shorten the honeymoon to save your dress), assuming there are no stains that need immediate attention. Otherwise, arrange to have it cleaned within a few days or as soon after the wedding as possible.

All brides-to-be should understand the cleaning and preservation process for wedding dresses so that appropriate arrangements can be made prior to the day of the wedding. While considerably more complicated than that of most other special-care garments, a good bit of planning and forethought will ensure that your cherished wedding dress and future family heirloom will survive the decades as well as the new life you are about to begin.

First and foremost, understand that the care for such a garment will be considerably more specific and expensive than for most other dry-clean-only or other special-care garments. If the process seems a bit overwhelming and you feel as though you have been tasked with preserving a treasure, it’s because you have. With that in mind, you will want to begin by consulting with a specialty wedding dress cleaner. One way that you will know you are dealing with a reputable company is that they will not charge a flat fee for all wedding dresses. Different dresses have different cleaning and storage requirements, and the right wedding dress cleaner will recommend a telephone consultation or that you bring in your wedding dress to be inspected before they provide a quote for the cleaning and preservation.

Where preservation is concerned, you will want to make sure that your wedding dress cleaning company makes a point of preserving your wedding dress in acid-free tissue paper when storing it in an archival box. The museum preservation method is another option, but it usually costs more. Once you have had your wedding dress cleaned and preserved, be sure to store the dress in a cool, dark area free of moisture and sunlight. Avoid storing the dress in areas of the house such as the attic or basement, as they typically do not benefit from the climate controls in the main living space. If storing in a rented storage space, make sure that it is climate-controlled.

As with many other aspects of your wedding plans, it may seem as though the devil is in the details when it comes to having your wedding dress professionally cleaned and preserved. By knowing those details beforehand and making arrangements with a specialty cleaning and preservation company, you can rest assured that the dress in which you have made a substantial investment will be just as beautiful several decades from now as the day you walked down the aisle.

Imagine handing your precious wedding gown into the protection of the safest, most caring hands there are; gentle hands that will love it, respect it, nurture it and expertly clean and restore it, preserving the exquisite memories invested in every thread now and for the future.

At Dulais wedding dress cleaning, we are renowned for being at the very cutting edge and forefront of bridal wear care and we are committed to protecting our position as the best in the business. Which means you know that your cherished dress will be treasured now and for generations to come. We treat every dress as unique, whether it’s classic or contemporary, modern or vintage, hand-painted or handmade. Every cleaning process should be unique also, so here at Dulais, our highly trained technicians treat every dress as an individual, creating a bespoke cleaning process for your gown and your gown only.

Our techniques are painstaking, time-consuming, and highly successful, which is why our brides tell their friends about us, building our reputation through word of mouth alone. We are also used and recommended by some of the country’s most reputable wedding dress retailers and consultants within the bridal industry.

Whether your dream gown cost £400 or £40,000, whether it’s by Maggie Sottero, Iain Stuart, Vera Wang, or couture Dior – we understand best how to treat it and care for it so that you can always reach out and touch your special memories now and in the future. To find out more about having your wedding dress cleaned and preserved why not contact Dulais specialist wedding dress dry cleaners now on 0800 028 3088 .

Executive Search and Professional Interim

Executive Search and Professional Interim

HW is a global Executive Search and Professional Interim business operating out of the UK. Our focus is on the senior talent needs of a broad range of dynamic organisations from small capitally invested start-ups through to publicly traded multi-nationals. We have a significant breadth of functional and cross industry expertise that incorporates both local and global geographies, enabling us to genuinely appreciate diversity, cultural differences, social responsibility and how commercially business is done across continents.

We have a passion for challenging the conventional thinking of our clients, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of cross-industry synergies whilst representing high-potential and seasoned executives that frequently sit beneath the radar. Our candidates typically become clients meaning many relationships have spanned 3 decades; our commitment to consistently delivering best-in-class solutions is without compromise.

Our practice areas in Executive Search and Professional Interim are Consumer, Financial Services, Business Services, Industrial, CFO, CIO, Chair & NED.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

In a dynamic and highly challenged economy the role of senior executives across all sectors, functions and geographies remains business critical.

Being able to recognise cross-industry synergies, attract business professionals who are passionate about utilising their skills in new areas, and applying decades of knowledge to

shape and support clients’ strategic initiatives remains at the heart of our continued success.

Having a global perspective and multi-cultural appreciation enables us to shape richly diverse executive teams helping our clients to achieve outstanding results.

Process

As a true client partner HW work tirelessly to ensure that we genuinely appreciate the intimate detail of every search we undertake. We believe in providing healthy challenge and honest feedback through each phase of the assignment, tackling potential issues collaboratively whilst offering constructive solutions throughout.

Our sole aim is to exceed expectations by providing a breadth of highly talented candidates delivered through a smooth and efficient process.

To achieve this we follow a number of clearly defined steps.

· Agree the priorities of the search

Define the need through critical evaluation of the business and unique role requirements

Agree the responsibilities of the role and the person specification

Challenge the scope of the search – Salary range, sector expertise, academic/commercial skills

Finalise brief

· Define target audience

Agree company target list for initial approach work

Utilise local and global relationship network to identify potential talent

Reference individuals who meet agreed criteria

Create a longlist of candidates for discussion

· Approach work

Engage with target market to understand and evaluate suitability

Challenge competency, cultural and commercial skills

Evaluate personal and professional drivers

Finalise shortlist for client presentation

· Shortlist presentation

Formal client review of all shortlisted candidates incorporating our assessment of both hard and soft skills vs. the brief

Provide supporting evidence of track record, career achievements, qualifications and fit

Agree client interview availability

· Completion

Manage both client and candidate needs and expectations until the preferred individual is selected

Provide formal references

Lead the salary package negotiation process to finalise the offer

Support the on-boarding program through regular communication with both parties

Complete client satisfaction survey

Remain in touch with both client and placement to check on progress and transition

INTERIM MANAGEMENT

With over 40 years combined experience, the Interim Practice has been at the forefront of one of the most dynamic and prolific service offerings within the Human Capital industry.

HW Interim provide experienced and talented interim and change management executives to PLCs, private companies, SMEs and private equity backed organisations for assignments in the UK and overseas.

The fabric of the Interim proposition consists of an elite network of senior Executives, all of whom specialise in change, turnaround or transformation. HW have met, vetted, referenced and known, many who are also clients.

Working alongside the Executive Search business we adhere to the same principles and high standards, enabling us to source the ideal interim to match our clients’ needs.

Our strategy is to develop longstanding partner relationships with all our clients. Working with a team of dedicated and experienced Researchers we are able to provide solutions within a 48hr timespan and with well over 90% completion rates.

The business offers both purist Interim cluster solutions as well as Interim to substantive options. Daily rates are typically between £850-£2000 per day. For further information please visit the HW Global Executive Search website today.

UPVC, Double Glazed & Composite Doors

Looking for UPVC, Double Glazed & Composite Doors

Investing in a new front door is the ideal way to give the outside of your home a more modern and attractive appearance, whether you are working on a limited budget and want a cost effective way to give your home more kerb appeal or are creating a property that has high end fixtures and fittings throughout including a decent and well fitted front door is the perfect way to really make the most of your homes exterior.

At iwantadoor.com they have an excellent range of composite, uPVC and Double glazed doors that will complement any home and with a fantastic fitting service and the opportunity to even create your own designs no matter what style of property you have you will be able to find something that is perfect for your home.

Having good quality doors for the outside of your home will not only help to improve the appearance of your property it will also help to maintain the general condition of your home by helping to effectively protect your interiors from the elements by preventing cold and damp from entering. Modern composite, uPVC and double glazed doors are specially designed to help keep the bad weather outside and stop heat from escaping so you will also find it far easier to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without having to keep turning up your heating so you will be able to avoid wasting energy and help keep your bills low. At iwantadoor.com they have a wide range of doors produced using the latest materials and design methods that give maximum energy efficiency benefits without compromising on style.

Having well fitted and highly secure doors is also a great way that you can ensure your homes security, not only will having a new front or back door make it more difficult for intruders to gain entry it will also act as a deterrent to many burglars to even attempt to break in. Many of the doors available at iwantadoor.com have sophisticated and modern locking systems that are highly effective yet straight forward to use, having good quality locks and doors can also sometime reduce your home insurance premiums. Knowing that your doors are easy to operate and in good condition is also a great way to help reduce your risks if your home was ever to catch fire as you know it would be easy for you and anybody else to escape.

As a family run business with over twenty years’ experience working within the industry at iwantadoor.com they have all the skills required to make sure their customers are left happy with the service they received and pride themselves on providing a reliable and professional service while offering competitive rates. They also offer doors that are produced to a police preferred specification so you can be sure that any door that you do decide to buy will meet legally recognised standards of security and with a straight forward ordering process and easy to understand pricing structure it’s easy to see why they have such positive past customer reviews.

Choosing new doors for your home is the perfect way to help your property reflect your personality and sense of style without having to do too much work, at iwantadoor.com they have such a wide range you are certain to find something that you really love. With patio doors, composite doors, UPVC doors and double glazed doors available in a variety of styles and designs to suit any type of property even if your home is older or an unusual design you will be sure to find something that is completely suited to the rest of your home, and if you want to really make your mark you can also opt for a colour of your choice as well for many designs.

so if you want to make an investment in your home that will not only improve it appearance but will also add to you and your family’s quality of life without spending a fortune or undertaking major works why not consider getting some inspiration from iwantadoor.com and take a look at the great range of composite doors on offer. With so many designs to choose from and a flexible fitting service available you could find giving you home a quick facelift is easier than you may first think and you may be surprised how effective the results are once the work is complete!

I Want a Door.COM provides a range of strong, secure and energy efficient made to measure composite doors. Cut out the salesmen and their commissions; buy your composite door direct from the North East’s leading composite door manufacturer. To find out more information, call 0191 2862122 today or visit the I Want a Door website.

Server Room Integrity Test

Server Room Integrity Test

If you have a server room that’s protected by fire extinguishment it is required to have an annual Server Room Integrity Test. Protected enclosures such as Data Centres, Server Rooms and Laboratory’s all need to be tested on an annual basis, given the potential consequences of downtime due to fire damage.

Approved standard BS ISO 15004 states that an server room integrity test be undertaken prior to the handover of the enclosure, and annually thereafter. It also states that an integrity test should be undertaken if the room has received new works i.e. new penetrations have been formed through the room envelope to allow for new data/electrical installations; in this instance another room integrity test should be undertaken immediately after the installation works have been completed.

To allow the gaseous fire suppression system to work properly the room must be sufficiently airtight to retain an extinguishing concentration for a specified period after discharge; this is usually10 minutes unless an extended discharge has been designed into the system. If the protected room cannot hold the extinguishment for the minimum retention period, then the fire may reignite causing further damage to critical asset.

Fire Damage to Server Rooms

Blower Door Integrity Testing

The blower door Integrity Testing, method provides a means of predicting the retention time without the need to release the extinguishing gas. The test methodology is in accordance with the general requirements specified in NFPA 2001, BS EN 15004 and the BFPSA Code of Practice for Gaseous Extinguishing Systems. The fan is positioned within the enclosure access doorway. Pressure and de-pressure airflow measurements are taken, from which the leakage characteristics of the enclosure are established. The predicted retention time is calculated from these leakage characteristics and the enclosure and extinguishing system.

A Blower Door Fan System Undertaking an Integrity Test

Room Integrity Testing can be undertaken to all types and sizes of enclosures, from large data centre’s to small server rooms. In each case we carry out the necessary calculations prior to the test, and use high powered UKAS calibrated blower door fan systems with integrity testing software to determine results immediately upon completion of the room integrity test. Our experienced engineers continually ensure that the room integrity testing is clean and non-disruptive and the room can carry on its normal working operations – there is no requirement for shutdowns to your critical assets.

If your Integrity Test result is less than the required 10 minute retention time then it will result in a test failure. However; thereafter a smoke survey inspection can be carried out to identify all major air leakage paths prior to the undertaking of the remedial sealing works. An air leakage report is issued detailing the results and any recommendations in an easy to follow format. This allows you to undertake remedial sealing works on the day of the test to achieve a test pass.

We understand the importance of protecting your critical assets and as a result our server room integrity testing process is as rigorous and as complete as any other within the industry, using our extensive knowledge of testing Data Centres, Server Rooms and ITU you can be safe in the knowledge that the testing is being undertaken by a UKAS accredited testing laboratory.

We undertake room integrity testing using the latest UKAS calibrated blower door systems. The blower door fan is latched into a fully adjustable cloth door panel that fills the opened door frame space. the enclosure test is undertake by running the calibrated fan at different pressures, thus generating pressure into the protected enclosure from the outside space. By monitoring the pressure differential between the external space to the protected room a series of readings is taken from 10-60Pa on pressurise and depressurise and data inputted to our integrity software; together with added information such as the protected height and the type and weight of gas, i.e. FM200, FE25 etc.

Once the information is logged into the computer the software can then work out the descending interface height hold time, or mixing concentration result. If the protected room is air tight, then a pass should be easily achievable. If the room has too many air leakage paths (and the retention time is less than 10minutes) then it will result in a test failure. To achieve a pass the room will require a smoke test to highlight the air leakage paths, after the smoke survey further sealing works can be undertaken along with a final retest to achieve a server room integrity test pass.

If you have a protected enclosure that requires a room integrity test, please contact us at: info@airpressuretesting.net or call 07775623464. We undertake testing throughout London and the South East.

The Benefits of an Interim Executive

Have you considered the benefits of an interim executive?

HW Global Talent Partner has built a reputation for excellence in executive search over the past decade among the many global and local brands we serve. But did you know we also have an interim management business?

Many of our executive search clients also turn to us when they require a swift interim appointment at a crucial time for their business, often to bridge the gap during a search process we are conducting. HW Interim provides experienced and talented interim and change management executives to PLCs, private companies, SMEs and private equity backed organisations both in the UK and overseas.

The key sectors we work in include Retail, Consumer and Financial Services, and the wide range of recent assignments we have completed have included interim CFO, FD, CTO, CMO, Supply Chain/Ops Director and Head of Risk.

We have access to an elite network of senior executives who specialise in change, turnaround or transformation whom HW have met, vetted, referenced and in many cases known as clients.

Working alongside the executive search business we can source the ideal interim to match our clients’ needs. With a team of dedicated and experienced researchers we can turn round a shortlist of professional interim managers for a client within three working days who can typically be placed within two weeks. Completion rates are well over 90 per cent. Daily rates are typically between £850 to £2,000 per day.

The many benefits of interim management

The professional interim management market is enjoying rapid growth, driven largely by a corresponding increase in business transformation programmes across all industry sectors.

Companies both large and small are increasingly turning to interim executives to help steer them through organisational change – with a particular drive for digital transformation and customer experience programmes.

These experienced business leaders can provide stability following the sudden departure of a senior director, or offer a highly specialised skill set which a business may not have in-house.

Their appointment is an effective way for companies to achieve business objectives and obtain highly specialised leadership skills at crucial times.

The extensive benefits of interim management include flexibility and speed of placement, compared to an executive search for a permanent position which can take many months from commission to arrival in post due to the complexity of global searches and the need to fulfil notice periods.

There are cost benefits too; many SMEs may not be in a position to fund a permanent executive position for a particular specialism such as a digital transformation director.

And without the on-costs of a permanent executive such as bonuses, holiday pay, NI contributions, pension, private health insurance and company car benefits, the day rate suddenly does not seem so prohibitive.

Free from the shackles of office politics, a professional interim can offer a fresh perspective, objectivity and challenge. As a freelance operator whose work is heavily reliant on referrals and reputation, the interim is highly motivated and results driven, and will be fully committed to their client.

Professional interim managers are often over-qualified for the interim position they are commissioned for, meaning they can work independently and hit the ground running, with instant results. Their wealth of experience, skills, contacts and knowledge will also be transferred to the in-house team, giving benefits which outlive their interim contract.

The return on investment of a professional interim manager for a business can therefore be substantial, particularly at a critical time.

To find out how we can help your business contact John Wakeford, MD of HW Interim, via his LinkedIn page, by emailing johnw@hwglobalpartner.com or calling him on +44 (0) 113 243 2004 for an informal discussion.

Internet Security – Getting the Basics Right

Internet Security – Getting the Basics Right
Taking some simple actions and practising safe behaviours will reduce the risk of online threats to your business.

Download software updates
Download software and app updates as soon as they appear. They contain vital security upgrades that keep your devices and business information safe.
Visit www.cyberstreetwise.com/software-updates for further advice on updates.

Use strong passwords
Use strong passwords made up of at least three random words. Using lower and upper case letters, numbers and symbols will make your passwords even stronger.
Visit www.cyberstreetwise.com/passwords for further advice on passwords.

Delete suspicious emails
Delete suspicious emails as they may contain fraudulent requests for information or links to viruses.
Visit www.cyberstreetwise.com/common-scams for further advice on suspicious emails.

Use anti-virus software
Your computers, tablets and smartphones can easily become infected by small pieces of software known as viruses or malware. Install internet security software like anti-virus on all your devices to help prevent infection.

Visit www.cyberstreetwise.com/security-software for further advice on security software.

Train your staff (& family members)
Make your staff aware of cyber security threats and how to deal with them. The Government offers free online training courses tailored for you and your staff which take around 60 minutes to complete.
Visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/sme to find out more and take the course.

For further simple tips on how to protect your business, visit www.cyberstreetwise.com

Online Health and Safety Accreditation

Online Health and Safety Accreditation

Getting health and safety accreditation from a recognised awarding body such as CHAS and SMAS Accreditation can be a really worthwhile investment if you have decided it’s time for your construction or building company to start taking on larger jobs and begin to grow.

Having accreditation not only proves that your company complies with industry standards and carries out work using the best practice for health and safety it also helps give your company a more professional and reliable image to help attract new customers and potential business associates. Although this can sound like a daunting or time consuming task the benefits that having proper accreditation can bring to your business makes it worth the effort, and if you use the services of a professional accreditation agency such as beAccredited it could be far more easier and take a lot less time than you may first think.

At beAccredited they are able to help you complete a wide range accreditations that are relevant to your company and the type of work that you carry out, including Safe Contractor and Constructionline accreditations among many others to give you certification that your company works within the strict health and safety guidelines that are required to meet the standards of the accrediting body. With a great team of friendly consultants available to guide you through the process even if you aren’t sure what type of accreditation is relevant to your business or you would like to find out more about what advantages having accreditation can bring to your business they are happy to answer any questions that you may have and fully discuss all the options with you before you make any decisions.

With professional support and advice at every stage of the process you can be sure that whatever accreditation you choose to get for your business you will be able to complete it within a reasonable timeframe and with the minimum of stress. Even if you have already started the accreditation process alone and feel you need a little help to get it finished or don’t think that you have the right paperwork beAccredited will still be able to help you get everything done, with over fifteen years’ experience helping companies get the right health and safety accreditation they have all the skills and knowledge required to solve most problems or find ways round the most complicated situations.

With a fast track service available, if you need to get things done in a hurry and an easy to understand pricing policy, they do everything they can to offer a flexible and reliable service every time. Offering a guaranteed pass for each assessment and a wide range of accreditations available to suit many aspects of the construction industry, whether you are looking for CHAS & SMAS accreditation, Safe Contractor & Constructionline accreditation or something that is a bit more suited to the type of work you carry out it is definitely worth finding out more about the services that beAccredited can provide and the accreditations that they can help your business to achieve.

Why not take a look at some of their excellent past customer testimonials and see how they have helped other businesses like yours grow and win better contracts by simply getting the right accreditation?

As leading UK Health and Safety Consultants providing of online CHAS & SMAS Accreditation, Safe Contractor & Constructionline Accreditations, plus Builders Profile Accreditation and much more. With over 15 years of experience, clients include sole traders through to corporate clients.

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