Energy Management Solutions throughout UK and Europe

RUMM provides bespoke Energy management UK  and Energy management Wales  monitoring use of energy and the identification of areas where energy can be saved, creating a blueprint for an efficient energy management solution.

AGC,one of RUMM’s newest clients, was shortlisted for five categories including the Energy Efficiency For Large companies category at the Lancashire Business Environment Awards 2012.

Although AGC Chemicals did not win an award, one of their own, Stuart Ede, was the winner in the Environmental Champion category. Stuart is an Environmental Specialist at AGC and was nominated by his colleagues for his work on environmental improvements.

The Lancashire Business Environment Awards showcase the most innovative and effective initiatives by Lancashire business for achieving environmental sustainability and implementing smart business practice.

RUMM would like to congratulate Stuart Ede for this great achievement.

‘Stuart was the project champion and has been key in identifying energy management opportunities at AGCCE. He was very diligent in finalising the details of the contracts with RUMM and clearly understands energy management. It’s a great achievement to win this award and very well deserved. RUMM look forward to working with Stuart and AGCCE over the long term to achieve sustainable energy savings.’

Jamie Watkins, Co Founder/ Sales Director at RUMM Ltd

Speak to RUMM today about Energy management in UK  and Energy management in Wales

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Where to go in United Kingdom

A visit to the United Kingdom offers so many opportunities for sightseeing that it can be a real challenge to work them all in! To make the task a little easier, many London based companies offer comprehensive tour packages that give you a chance to explore such historic sites as the royal Windsor Castle estate, roam the bonnie hills of Scotland, ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge and be back at your hotel room by the end of the day.

Charming buses with experienced tour guides bring the world of Shakespeare to life and give you time to savor the wonders of choice destinations like Bathand Cotswolds by including walking tours and special viewings. Day long trips on air-conditioned coaches explore the beautiful north country from the rustic Highlands to the bustling modern city of Edinburg.

Many popular tours center around the locations for blockbuster movies like Harry Potter, James Bond and Braveheart. Quite often the tours are the first group allowed into historic sites each day, so their guests are always at the front of the queue. Some packages even include insider passes to packed hot spots like the Eye of London Ferris Wheel or Madame Tussaud’s world-famous hot-spot where you can rub elbows with London’s hip crowd. Bus tours allow you to truly enjoy the wonders of England.

HARRY POTTER WORLD

Experience the two uniquely different lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ — one located in each of Universal Orlando’s two theme parks.
Step inside a world where magic is real. Within Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park you can visit the iconic Hogwarts™ castle and explore Hogsmeade™ village. And, at Universal Studios Florida®theme park, you can enter Diagon Alley™ to enjoy unforgettable thrills, magical experiences, and more. Get ready to explore more of Harry Potter’s world than ever before!

Ancient architecture still relevant today

Ancient architecture is characterized by this tension between the divine and mortal world. Cities would mark a contained sacred space over the wilderness of nature outside, and the temple or palace continued this order by acting as a house for the gods. The architect, be he priest or king, was not the sole important figure; he was merely part of a continuing tradition.

dblo Associates architects Kensington are a team of innovative and forward thinking architects who are passionate about the history of architecture and how this influences modern day design.

  

There is nothing more beautiful than architecture, some of which shapes the world we live in and formed our history. Many architecture buildings or pyramids tell us much about the people who went before us and the history in those times. For instance ancient Egyptian architecture is the architecture of Ancient Egypt, one of the most influential civilizations throughout history, which developed a vast array of diverse structures and great architectural monuments along the Nile, including pyramids and temples. Much of our modern day architecture is based on history.

The well preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu is an example of Egyptian architecture and architectural sculpture.

In Ancient Egypt and other early societies, people believed in the omnipotence of Gods, with many aspects of daily life carried out with respect to the idea of the divine or supernatural and the way it was manifest in the mortal cycles of generations, years, seasons, days and nights.

Due to the scarcity of wood, the two predominant building materials used in ancient Egypt were sun-baked mud brick and stone, mainly limestone, but also sandstone and granite in considerable quantities.

The core of the pyramids consisted of locally quarried stone, mudbricks, sand or gravel. For the casing stones were used that had to be transported from father away, predominantly white limestone from Tura and red granite from upper Egypt.

Ancient Egyptian houses were made out of mud collected from the Nile river. It was placed in molds and left to dry in the hot sun to harden for use in construction.

Many Egyptian towns have disappeared because they were situated near the cultivated area of the Nile Valley and were flooded as the river bed slowly rose during the millennia, or the mud bricks of which they were built were used by peasants as fertilizer.

Thus, our understanding of ancient Egyptian architecture is based mainly on religious monuments, massive structures characterized by thick, sloping walls with few openings, possibly echoing a method of construction used to obtain stability in mud walls.

dblo associates studio brings together a team of architects with a wide experience and knowledge across a variety of project and contract types. dblo associates work covers architecture, interior design and development. working as a studio, allows us the flexibility to expand and contract to suit work loads and to draw on the wider expertise of our associate studios across London. we believe that the quality of our surrounding have a direct influence on the quality of our lives, whether in public, the work place, or the home. dblo associates is an organisation dedicated to creating and enhancing value through design.

The Pyramids of Giza is just one of the many pyramids that have fascinated people for hundreds of centuries. If you are looking to enhance your living though design, look no further than dblo Associates architects Holland Park to help achieve this.

Tips for Wedding Marquees

DIY Marquees

This is in addition to marquee wedding articles written by us for confetti.co.uk

Furniture:

  • Unlike marquees furniture is usually too expensive to buy so hiring is the usual solution
  • Use 5ft 6inch round tables to seat 10 people not 5ft ones (which can be cramped with 10 guests)
  • Use a mixture of smaller tables to create an informal atmosphere (see this article on seating)
  • Use a long top table for a traditional feel. It would normally be positioned against one side of the marquee.
  • Use a round top table for a more social and informal atmosphere. It would normally be positioned in the middle of the marquees with other guests all around.
  • Use an oval top table for a more sociable option to a long top table. It would normally be positioned against one side of the marquee with seating on three sides leaving the front clear for guests to see the happy couple.
  • Remember an easel for table plans (or two for larger functions)
  • Allow somewhere for ladies to put their hats, either a table or clips around the side of the marquee
  • Allow somewhere to put wedding presents (a table in the marquee or in the house)
      

Dance Floors:

  • Like furniture dance floors can be prohibitively expensive to purchase to hiring or making yourself (18mm plywood screwed to battens and stained) are the most common solutions
  • Alternatively if your marquee is to cover part of a patio or decking area that can be used as a dance floor
  • Do you want dancing to be the centre of attention after the meal (in which case have it in the middle of the marquee) or do you want to have an area for people to sit away from the dancing? (in which case have the dance floor at one end)
  • If the dance floor is in the middle it is often sensible to position the top table on the dance floor and then clear after using (top tables are rarely used after the meal as everyone is circulating)
  • A dance floor (without top table on) makes an ideal emergency greeting area in poor weather

Other:

  • Set the marquee up several days in advance and test the lighting and heating (if applicable) at the time of your function just to make sure both are sufficient.
  • People (mainly blokes) will always congregate around the bar. For this reason always position it near the evenings entertainment to avoid having two parties. Always aim to keep everyone in one place to maintain the atmosphere so avoid putting the bar in the house or a separate marquee
  • Always have lighting on a dimmer, this gives you the flexibility to supply lighting to eat by and mood lighting to dance by
  • In October to April you will need to heat the marquee (see this article on heating your marquee)- have the heating on for an hour before people arrive to ensure they walk in to a wall of warmth
  • In May to September you might need a heater just to take the chill off in the seating area later in the evening
  • Think of how your guests will arrive – a simple path of carpet with flower pots makes an attractive and inviting entrance to the marquee
  • Think of how your guests will leave – it’s likely to be dark so some form of lighting will be needed to guide people back to their cars
  • You would normally allow one toilet per 40-50 guests. If you don’t have enough available then consider hiring in a luxury toilet unit
  • Give neighbours plenty of notice especially if you plan on partying until the early hours
  • Notify the police, it may sound extreme but it allows them to give informed responses (such as finishing time) to any complaint rather than come knocking on your doors.

We are always happy to offer more customised advice especially Tips for evening party marquees events, please contact us giving a few details of the event you are planning (type of event, space available, number of guests and diagrams/photographs of the site if possible) and we will be more than happy to advise on your options.

If you would like to use or quote any part of this article please contact us for permission or licencing.

Knowall IT Your Trusted IT Partner

Knowall IT Support London pride themselves as market leaders in the IT Industry, they are an innovative company recognised for their large product offering, leading edge technology, highly responsive and excellent client satisfaction. Having won the West London Innovation in Business award at the West London Business Awards 2015 they have been set apart from the industry.

What does Knowall IT offer that is unique, setting them apart?

Clear Communication

Clear communication is at the heart of what we do and we will always be open and honest in our advice

Guaranteed Faster Response Times

We guarantee an immediate response from our London helpdesk – no receptionists or call queuing

Onsite Engineers within the hour

For any issues that cannot be resolved by our help desk, we guarantee an engineer onsite within the hour

24/7 access to helpdesk

We operate around the clock and you’ll be able to get our support whenever required.

Trusted IT Partner

We will become your IT partner and take ownership of all IT issues and projects moving forward

Long lasting client relationships

We pride ourselves on long lasting client relationships. We offer quarterly onsite reviews to ensure we are always moving forward.

They have a team who are dedicated, committed with excellent technical expertise offering a high level of service in order to deliver top performance.

Knowall IT offer a large range of hosted applications such as Hosted Sage in the cloud with a large range of benefits

High Performance – The solution runs only on high performance Enterprise server technology with a deep pool of resources to ensure fast access to the software..

Anytime Anywhere Access – flexible access on any device (PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone) from any location at anytime.

Eliminate Hardware Costs – no need to invest in servers and third party licensing.

Save on IT Resources – no need to invest in and manage local IT staff as everything is managed by us at the data centre.

Simple to scale – simple to grow solution without worrying about server capacity and software licensing.

Automatic Backups – all data securely backed up at the data centre daily and replicated to a second data centre for added resilience.

Enhanced Security – centralised secure data storage in ISO27001 certified data centre.

Always Available – built in redundancy to ensure the applications are available 100% of the time.

24 x 7 Support – fully managed by UK based help desk, available 24 x7.

Easy Deployment – get up and running quickly with minimal set up and low up-front investment, Knowall will manage the migration from start to finish.

Speak to Knowall IT today about how they can help your business flow more efficiently so you can concentrate on your core business whilst they take care of your IT systems.

Funeral Director Services Englefield Green

Lodge Brothers are an amazing company by supporting their local community as far as possible. They never miss an opportunity to get involved and assist where they are most needed. They are an integral part of the community either raising funds, supporting worthy causes, running competitions or visiting the local schools or aged homes. Be it Lodge Brothers funeral directors Ashford or any of the other Lodge Brothers branches they are always happy to give a helping hand.

    

Read what they have been doing recently in their community –

Toys Donated to Bellfields “Little Fishes” Play Group by J.Monk & Sons

J.Monk & Sons of Guildford have always been very supportive of local community projects, so when we were approached by St Peters Shared Church, Bellfields to help out with the “Little Fishes” toddler group, we were only too pleased.

We began by sending out an appeal to our staff for the donation of toys suitable for 1-4 year olds. The response was overwhelming and the toys come tumbling in!

Bellfields is one of the most deprived areas in Surrey, so having somewhere safe for children to play and learn is a great community asset.

Beverley Lodge and Paul Bye spent a few hours with the children handing over prams, ride-on toys, dolls, a trampoline, building blocks and aprons for painting and crafting, amongst other items, and had a great time. The children were delighted to be able to help unpack the boxes and see what was inside.

Karen Collins who assists with the running of Little Fishes said, “It was really kind of J Monk & Sons to support our toddler group. We keep our attendance fees very low at just £1 per family, in order that children from underprivileged families are still able to come. Many of the toys that we have are old, and it’s hard for us to keep up with replacing broken ones because funds are very limited. To have new toys donated is brilliant and it really helps us keep things fun for the children.”

Lodge Brothers serving the community for over 200 years, providing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to funeral arranging giving the best advice possible. They have a large range of floral tributes, bespoke memorials, coffins & urns and Headstones. Click here for more information on how Lodge Brothers funeral directors Englefield Green can assist you in your time of grief.

A BEAUTIFUL GOURMET WEDDING RECEPTION IN THE SURREY HILLS

Marquee Hire had the honour of providing a marquee for a special wedding, here’s what Justin from Catered by Justin had to say about the day.

Summer Wedding

Rob and Laura had a sneaky wedding at the register office in Sunny Surrey, but then came the full-on blessing in a farmer’s field 15 miles away where we held a marquee for ninety-eight guests.

It’s 10am and another day begins for the Catered by Justin team. The chefs have to get to the farm early as we always cook the meat slow and low from scratch on site. It’s better that way, of course.

Fabulous food platter for a Wedding

At noon the first of the ‘front of house’ crew turn up to chill down the wines, put up and decorate the tables, lay out the glassware and set up the bar. We always have this done in plenty of time so you would never know. The marquee was put up by Marquee Hire Sussex couple of days prior but we have to wait so nothing gets dusty.

At 2pm Rob and his best man arrive at the farm; the rest of the guests trickle in over the next hour and Laura arrives just after 3 o’clock (late, of course). They were all greeted by the mouth-watering aroma of the Dedham Vale beef cooking in our special outdoor oven, attended to by one of our brigade of chefs. Just a little sensory tease of what will be in store for the rest of the day.

As the service draws near, the guests make their way to their seats – bales of straw that blend with the picturesque backdrop of a countryside field here in beautiful Surrey.

It’s approaching 4 o’clock, the service has just ended – short but very sweet. Now all the guests gather outside the marquee for a glass of Sipsmith gin and rose lemonade (a fantastic long drink for a summer’s day) and an exquisite selection of canapés, while the newlyweds have a few photographs taken around the venue. The happy couple then join their guests for a quick chat before the meal (with a difference) is served.

At 5pm the best man boisterously requests that everyone make their way inside the marquee. It takes a good quarter of an hour to get all the guests to their places.

The sharing deli platters are already on the tables (two large dishes on each table of 10 guests) filling the room with colour. Such delectable fare invites the guests to simply tuck in and share; there are no awkward silences when it comes to sharing food.

At quarter to six the starters have been cleared and the bar team quickly top up everybody’s glasses ready for the speeches to begin. Laura decides to do things this way as her dad was really nervous about his speech; once they are all out of the way everybody can relax, enjoy the main course and the rest of the evening.

By half past six Rob and Laura have been suitably toasted and the main course is served – a beautiful gourmet BBQ accompanied by foreribs of succulent beef, sautéed new potatoes with honey and big bowls of seasonal salads, homemade sauces, and some sriracha chili for the more audacious guest. It’s a magnificent spread with a great point of difference to your average wedding offering.

A fine selection of red and white wine is served (approx. three glasses per person), which was provided by Rob and Laura. We did all the chilling down and sorted the glassware for them and, no, we didn’t charge them corkage, by the way.

At 7:30pm it’s time to cut the cake. We provide a lovely log end and sword for this and everybody takes lots of pics. As soon as this is done the cake is taken to the kitchen tent and cut up. On this occasion Rob and Laura opt to use the cake as the dessert, saving themselves quite a bit of cash. The Catered by Justin team just provide the plates, forks and cream.

Portman Square Garden Party

The freshly-brewed coffee, tea and infusions table is also ready at this point. We keep this available all night so people can pop by at any point for a pick-me-up and chill.

It’s now half past eight and time to gather everyone back into the marquee for the first dance… (Not exactly a YouTube sensation on this occasion). The music is provided by a local band called The Modern Apes, whom we actually recommended from a previous wedding. They had to learn the first dance song as it was a lesser-known hit by Blur which was not in their portfolio. Undeterred, they nailed it…

The bar is also now in full swing with a nice draught lager and a cask of ale from the new Wimbledon Brewery. They also have a choice selection of spirits, mixers and softies. The newlyweds provided much of the booze (apart from the lager and ale which we supplied), while the Catered by Justin crew came with all the glassware and ice. The bar itself was also provided by us. Rob also had a couple of bottles of special whiskey and a box of fine cigars to enjoy on the pop-up smoking terrace – a really nice, sophisticated touch.

It’s 11:30pm and people are starting to feel a little peckish after a considerable amount of dancing and the odd tipple. As if by magic a big tray or two of cheese toasties appear – they didn’t last very long…

It’s gone a quarter past midnight, last orders are announced and the music slows down a touch. Shortly after, the bar has closed and the band has played their encore. The taxis have been called. After-party, anyone?

One o’clock, the Catered by Justin team has cleared everything and tidied the marquee from top to bottom. We have loaded all the rubbish and empty bottles into our vans and prepare to leave the farm… Until our next soirée…

Click here for more information on Marquee Hire Themes

Amphitec Loaders robust and best solution

IBS started 29 years ago and has grown in leaps impressively under the guidance of Managing Director Graham Matthews. The staff are continuously motivated to ensure they are all striving to uphold the Mission Statement – ‘(Our mission is) To keep the clients operation moving via astute advice, efficient service and technical excellence’.

Their aim is to meet their customer’s expectations and requirements by understanding their equipment and processes. With this in mind, IBS are constantly expanding not only in workforce and skill but also in products on offer.

IBS are making their mark in the Industry with their large selection of vacuum loaders and root type blowers and agents for many well-leading Industry brands throughout the UK & US such as Amphitec Loaders. The Amphitec Vortex is the best solution when it comes to modern, economical solution for suction, blowing and transporting dry products and liquids.

Amphitec Vortex

Amphitec Vortex® characteristics

Vacuuming and blowing of dry products and liquids;

– Stainless Steel tank, loading capacity excl. filter chamber:* 3-axle, 12 m³

* 4-axle, 14 m³

* 5-axle, 19 m³

Suction and blowing with 9000 m³/hour, max. 96% vacuum and blowing with 1 bar overpressure

– Pressure tight filter chamber for an optimal blowing performance

– Bulk loading with 2 bar with 3″ and 4″ hose for discharging into a silo (screw compressor version)

– Filling of big-bags with a 300 mm slide valve (Hi-Lift)

– Tipping in containers up to a height of 2.000mm (Hi-Lift)

– Maximum manoeuvrability by a short wheel base

– Optional: also available as high quality vacuum excavator and equipped with an ADR/ATEX package

 

Amphitec Base-Loader is an incredibly powerful, no nonsense truck used for suctioning, discharge and transporting dry and wet products such as the. The high quality installation consists of stainless steel and components of well-known brands.

Amphitec Vortex

Amphitec Base-Loader® characteristics

– Vacuuming, discharging and transporting dry and wet products

– 12,5 m³ stainless steel product tank

– Suction with 9000 m³/hour, max. 96% vacuum

– High payload due to empty weight of approx. 15500 kg

– Easy to operate and maintain

– Maximum manoeuvrability by short wheel base (3900 mm)

Other products in the Amphitec range are: Amphitec Flex-Loader G3 is the 3rd generation movable, self-supporting, industrial pressure vacuum installation and offers the flexible solution for suction, blowing and transporting.

Amphitec Flex-Loader

Amphitec Flex-Loader®, G3 characteristics

– Suction and blowing of dry products and liquids

– Stainless Steel product tank: capacity excl. filter chamber 12m³

– Suction with 9000 m³/hour (max. 96% vacuum) and blowing with 1 bar overpressure

– 6-cylinder Caterpillar diesel engine for drive of vacuum pump

– Pressure tight filter unit for optimal blowing performance

– Bulk loading with 1,5 bar overpressure with 3″ and 4″ hose for silo filling (screw compressor version)

– Optional: also available as high quality vacuum excavator and ATEX equipped

– Low fuel consumption

– Low noise level

The Amphitec Max-Loader G2 is an industrial semi-trailer for suction and blowing of dry products and liquids. Completely self-supporting and can be used with any tractor unit.