Month: April 2013

Arla raises milk price for June

Arla Foods UK is raising its price to Arla Foods Milk Partnership farmers (AFMP) and both groups of its direct suppliers, for conventional milk by 1.25ppl, and by 2ppl for organic milk, with effect from 1 June 2013. The increase takes Arla’s standard litre prices for conventional milk (transport adjusted) (milkprices.com flagship litre) to: Arla …

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New Teleopti TEM Customer in China – China Electricity Southern Grid

Beijing, China– [30 April, 2013] – Teleopti, global provider of Telecom Expense Management solutions for large telecom users, today received an order for their Telecom Expense Management solution, Teleopti Pro, from China Southern Power Grid, a leading energy company in China. As the leading Electricity Device provider and Electricity Industry System Integrator, Shenzhen JHW is …

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New PV generation and consumption monitoring system from geo

(Cambridge, UK) – Green Energy Options (geo), well known for its Solo PV solar monitoring display, is releasing an advanced touchscreen display with personalised online service, energynote®. The Chorus PV allows homeowners with PV panels to see both generation levels and electricity use on one display and become more efficient with how they use their …

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ReQtest partners with e-testing Consultancy

The Swedish company ReQtest, which develops the test management product used for requirements management test case management and bug tracking, has signed a partnership agreement with United Kingdom based consultancy firm e-testing. Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of e-testing Derrick Pereira commented  “We believe ReQtest’s products perfectly complement those in our existing portfolio and their …

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Charging electric vehicles cheaper and faster

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a unique integrated motor drive and battery charger for electric vehicles. Compared to today’s electric vehicle chargers, they have managed to shorten the charging time from eight to two hours, and to reduce the cost by around $2,000. Saeid Haghbin, doctor of electric power engineering, undertook his doctoral …

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ENER-G Procurement launches Broker Partner Network

Energy purchasing consultancy ENER-G Procurement  has launched a Broker Partner Network.  This provides entrepreneurial brokers and consultancies with access to back office support and energy management services that can help them commercially develop their business. Energy brokers and energy purchasing  consultancy partners can access a complete suite of professional procurement services. This includes: supplier access, …

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US gardening stores market to decline 8% through to 2017

The US gardening stores market saw sales decline by 1% through 2012, to reach a value of US$213 billion. As with most natural disasters, the late season storm Hurricane Sandy was an unexpected factor that had a major impact on retail sales in the northeast of the country. For gardening stores, closures and lasting supply …

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UKITA Member IASME praised by Chloe Smith, MP.

UK Cyber Security Policy receives £650 million of funding Chloe Smith, Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, praises IASME in keynote speech at Infosec 2013 100 SMEs will get up to £5,000 grant towards cyber security A UK IT Association member was praised by a prominent member of parliament in the keynote speech at this …

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US apparel retailers industry driven by footwear sales

Value sales within the US apparel retailers market increased by 5% through 2012, to reach a value of US$200 billion. Overall store growth was flat as some major chains are aiming to improve store productivity by closing underperforming locations and independents, while growing chains seek out new opportunities to expand. Off-price retailers outpaced the rest …

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Libraries join the fight against food poverty

Bury library service has teamed up with local charity Porch Boxes to help tackle the growing issue of food poverty. Porch Boxes was set up in 2001 and has provided thousands of crisis food parcels every year to members of the community.  Three libraries have also been designated as pilot centres in order to help …

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Enjoy a summer holiday closer to home and save over £1,400

AS more and more families continue to watch their spending, Northern Ireland’s leading ferry company believes people can still enjoy an action packed summer holiday closer to home and save over £1,400 than those who choose to go abroad. In a price comparison carried out by Stena Line for a family of four, passengers can …

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BUSINESSWOMAN CONQUERS GREATEST CHALLENGE

An intrepid Staffordshire entrepreneur has raised £20000 for The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice by scaling Mount Kilimanjaro.  Gabrielle Hadley climbed Africa’s highest peak in September 2012 and raised £19341 – £1 for every foot of the mountain. The donation, which was presented to the Stoke-on-Trent-based charity on 4th March, will cover the hospice’s daily running costs …

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GABRIELLE HADLEY TO URGE BUSINESSES TO HELP CURB YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

An online marketing company from Staffordshire is to be honoured for its commitment to creating employment opportunities for graduates.  Gabrielle Hadley, MD of ExtraMile Communications, spoke on her passion for graduate recruitment, and the benefits graduates can bring to a business, at the National STEP Launch event at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park on …

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Pop design pioneer and Sonja Henie’s favourite designer

«Dysthe Design. Swinging 60» honours Sven Ivar Dysthe’s 60-year career as one of Norway’s most prominent designers of the post-war era. With his international orientation, the award-winning designer has distinguished himself in Norwegian design circles. He revolutionised ski bindings and his stackable Laminette chair has achieved sales in excess of 900,000. Sven Ivar Dysthe (born …

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