Memorial Headstones make a wonderful tribute to a loved one

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Memorial Headstones are a wonderful way to pay a tribute to your loved one with a lasting legacy.  Choose form one of the many designs available from Celtic Cross with rustic finish and raised panel for lettering or Buff Limestone with sun and cloud design. There is something that suits everyone.

An emotional choice at a time of grief, allow Lodge Brothers sympathetic staff assist with your decisions and help ease the burden.

Lodge Brothers  have over a hundred years experience and are the family you can turn to in time of grief

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RUMM Energy Management Solutions & Savings – In partnership with RPC

The RPC Group is Europe’s leading manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging. With just under 50 autonomous sites in 12 countries, the company employs in excess of 6,500 people.

RUMM was asked to investigate energy usage at RPC’s Llantrisant plant and provide solutions and suggestions for reducing the annual energy bill.

Following the completion of the aM&T system, where 17 meters were installed across the site, a benchmarking exercise then took place in order to ascertain where energy was being used and equally where it was being used non-efficiently. (energy management UK)

RUMM and RPC then engaged in an energy management partnership to achieve savings. This included regular weekly meetings to discuss options that could save the company money.

Site analysis was carried out based on production output, SEC and this was benchmarked to reduce consumption.

As a result of the measures put in place, energy consumption in the first 5 months dropped from 1354528 kWh to 1131995 kWh, with specific energy consumption reducing by 14%. This equated to a £120k saving in the first year alone.

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Marquees for sale are available in a range of sizes and a range of qualities

Marquees for sale are available in a range of sizes and a range of qualities. The better quality marquees use thicker steel framework (34mm upwards) and PVC covers rather than PE or poly/PVC. The weight of the PVC material used on the marquees (measured in gsm -grams per square metre) is an indication of the thickness but not the quality, the true strength of PVC comes from the inner core material before it is coated.

When looking to buy a marquee as well as looking at the materials used you should also look at the design and functionality of the marquee. With a good design additional bracing can make a marquee stronger eliminating the need for a thicker framework. Having interchangeable side panels can give much greater functionality so a marquee can be tailored for any site on which it is erected.

Throughout the world marquees are referred to as party tents but in the UK the term party tents usually refers to smaller marquees 3m, 4m or 6m wide made from steel tube. Party tent style marquees can usually offer a stronger but more economical alternative to traditional larger marquees – party tents for sale

Marquee accessories like linings, lighting and flooring can transform a marquee from a shelter to an impressive temporary structure suitable for any party or event. It is worth researching the availability of replacement parts to ensure you will not be let down in the future for the want of one damaged component.

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Hosted Sage Available 24×7 with Knowall IT

Knowall IT is an innovative, solution-focused IT company which has been hosting Sage 50, 200, Payroll & ACT since 2005 on its data centre platform. Enabling UK businesses to access Sage hosting from home, offices or abroad, on PCs, Macs, Tablets or Smart Phones.

Hosting with Knowall’s UK Enterprise Cloud Platform, ensures your data and applications are available 24×7 to your users, no matter the location or device which is designed through a consultative approach to ensure your data and applications are delivered quickly, securely and simply, to your users worldwide.

Hosting Sage with Knowall IT will ensure you have everything you need to run your business. All in one place. Sage hosting gives you the stability of the desktop with the
flexibility of the cloud

Read what our clients have to say about Knowall -

“I’m delighted with your Sage solution- it’s one of the best tech-related business decisions we’ve made. Sage is faster, more reliable and easier to use than it was when we hosted it locally, plus I don’t need to worry about backups any longer. Data corruption is a thing of the past, and your tech team has been fantastic in granting access to our web developers to allow their programs to link in. I’d recommend your solution and company to anyone using Sage over multiple locations- it’s a far better solution than Sage Drive.”

Ben Biscoe / Director, Fairyglass Ltd | 8th March

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“Knowall IT took over our IT system in July/August last year, when it was decided that we needed to move to the Cloud. It was complicated as many transitions go, we had three different companies sharing one server, but Knowall were very efficient and capable, ironed out the problems very quickly so that it would cause the least disruption to each business. All the Knowall IT staff are very polite, friendly and extremely helpful.

I would recommend Knowall IT to any company, to manage their IT system.”

CUF Properties

Industrial Blower Services proud Agents for Howden Compressors

IBS off the highest efficiency and modern technology smart solutions in every aspect of Industrial equipment with extraordinary products such as NextTurbo and HST Turbo. IBS are a passionate and highly experienced team based in the UK and US, servicing clients worldwide with their on-site services including fault analysis, offering competitive pricing and out of hours 24/7 emergency assistance.

IBS are renowned for their fast response customer service as they understand customers need to keep downtime to a minimum. They have Certificated Hiab equipped delivery vehicles covering all mainland UK.

IBS are proud UK & US agents for Howden compressors which are available from stock for immediate dispatch whether its new, reconditioned and service exchange.

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Hire equipment available for immediate dispatch – Bare Shaft Blowers, Blower Sets, Vacuum Pumps and Portable Vacuum Units.

Vacuum Pumps of all types available from stock for immediate dispatch – Reconditioned and Service Exchange.

IBS combination of knowledge and outstanding engineering skills means every customer has is treated as an individual receiving dedicated service and tailored response. IBS know how important to keep downtime to a minimum they offer a FREE VACUUM LOADER HEALTHCHECK as well as Heavy Duty High-Performance Industrial Vacuum Loader No obligation site surveys. Units are available for trial purposes.

Units can also be supplied on short or long-term hire, contract hire or lease.

Benefits of using our Companion Escorts over Dating

Everyone feels lonely from time to time, but for some, loneliness comes far too often. Feeling lonely can plague many people. Loneliness can strike a person who lives alone or someone who lives in a house filled with people. Dukes of Daisy rent a date service caters for all aspects of situations where a person needs companionship, whether it’s a movie, holiday, sporting event or a dinner date. Hire a male escort can be the answer for a person who needs to attend a work function or wedding and doesn’t have a date.

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With hundreds of dates to choose from you will most certainly find the perfect person to share the occasion with. Dukes of Daisy companions are carefully selected to ensure they have attributes that are appealing and in keeping with the high business ethics that they are well known for.

With Dukes of Daisy trusted, friendly female companion service you will never feel lonely again.

There are numerous benefits of using one of Dukes of Daisy Companions when compared to going on dates with anonymous guys and girls. The most obvious and important is CONTROL:

  • You’re in control of who you meet
  • You’re in control of where & when the date happens
  • You’re in control of what happens on the date
  • You’re in control of the role your Duke will play on the night
  • Total Control means you get exactly what you want

Mal Weeraratne a certified Tantra Educator, founder of Tantric Journey

Mal Weeraratne is a Tantra Master and has founded Tantric Journey – a pioneering holistic treatment program that incorporates Tantric and Tao bodywork techniques alongside other recognised holistic modalities and emotional release techniques.

The aim of Mal Weeraratne unique treatment is aiding people to gain release from negative trauma in order to overcome a range of physical, sexual and emotional difficulties including depression, sexual dysfunction, menopausal problems, Vaginismus, addictions, past trauma and low self-esteem.

Mal Weeraratne is dedicated to his work in the field of emotional release through bodywork and is committed to increasing awareness of work and techniques in this field. He has travelled the world to further his knowledge of the field of human sexuality and emotional release and he has treated thousands of clients from around the world.

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As a certified Tantra Educator, founder of Tantric Journey – School of Healing and Awakening and author of Emotional Detox through bodywork Mal Weeraratne knowledge of emotional release and Tantra is outstanding. What Mal Weeraratne has created in Tantric Journey is a powerful and transformative therapy that is capable of releasing trauma at a cellular level within the body aiding emotional and physical recovery.

Lodge Brothers pre-paid Funeral Plans for your Family

not something we like to focus on, however, Lodge Brothers funeral plans Guildford understand the importance of funeral plans and look at the advantages of being prepared for death.

Lodge Brothers family owned business for over 200 years know all too well how important family is and the importance of not adding extra financial pressure on them at a time when they are grieving the most. Ensure your funeral expenses covered and your final wishes are undertaken with a variety of funeral plans Ascot from Lodge Brothers.

Protect your family against the financial burden of funeral expenses in the event of the death of a loved one so your family can focus on a new way of life, without having to worry about any financial burdens.

There are many advantages to pre-planning your funeral: -

  • Protection against the rising cost of funerals – secure your plan at TODAY’s prices
  • Peace of mind for you and your loved ones
  • Personalise your funeral – Say “goodbye” YOUR way
  • Personal and Professional service from a fully trained Funeral Arranger
  • Guaranteed acceptance – No age or health restrictions
  • Monthly payment option – interest-free available
  • All funds held in a secure TRUST FUND ready to be paid when the time comes.

Lodge Brothers dedicated staff have helped thousands of clients plan their own funeral so that your loved one is remembered with a fitting memorial. Choose from your favourite hymns, floral arrangements, coffin, and headstones.

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Contact Lodge Brothers funeral plans Walton today!

dblo Associates Commercial New Build Architects

Work is not only about the jobs people perform; location and work environment is important when it comes to employee/work balance. The quality of your office space can contribute to your business success. Specifically, the following can help boost your revenue:

Employee Motivation and performance is enhanced when ensuring employees are comfortable at work with practical furniture including comfortable chairs and desks of the right height. Enlist the help of commercial new build architects ensuring the architecture of your office is conducive to employees and customers. Employee well-being is often overlooked, however, with some minor adjustments this can be easily and quickly achieved.

Speak to dblo Associates a team of commercial architects London who have many years’ experience in design. dblo Associates believe in enhancing lives through design. They are a passionate studio of architects where quality and customer satisfaction is their collective goal.

Overall, securing a good office space in a nice location contributes to your overall performance as a company.

High Quality Commercial DIY Marquee Range

DIY MARQUEE BUYERS GUIDE

When looking to buy a marquee the first thing to do is decide what size(s) of marquee you need, only then can you decide which range of marquee is most suitable for you.

There are several ways of calculating this:

  • Measure your garden. If space is limited your guest list may be restricted by the maximum size of marquee able to fit in the space.
  • If your garden is an awkward size then consider using more than one marquee connected together to cover the space. Multiple marquees can take a little more thought in planning a successful party but please contact us, we’re marquee specialists and are here to help.
  • If you need help in picturing the layout of a marquee then check out our interactive marquee planner on our website and experiment with different layouts.
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The following marquee size guide shows the capacity (seated or standing) or each size of marquee. Size guides can vary greatly, this is due to the variety of ways a marquee can be used. For example, a 6x12m marquee can seat 70-80 people at round tables but if you allow for buffet tables and/or a dance floor then the capacity is reduced.

If you are in any doubt over any detail in our Marquee Buyers Guide please contact us with your requirements and we would be more than happy to put together some sample layouts for you.

Size of Party Tent/Marquee (width first) Capacity seated Capacity standing Prices from
3m x 2m 4-8 4-12 £138 – £372
3m x 3m 6-10 7-15 £408
3m x 4m 6-12 9-18 £204 – £588
3m x 6m 12-20 15-30 £270 – £804
3m x 8m 12-24 18-35 £336 – £1,020
3m x 10m 15-30 20-45 £402 – £1,236
3m x 12m 18-40 27-60 £468 – £1452
3m x 14m 21-44 35-75 £1044 – £1674
4m x 4m 8-15 10-22 £228 – £600
4m x 6m 12-24 18-35 £306 – £708
4m x 8m 12-30 18-45 £390 – £912
4m x 10m 15-35 18-55 £480 – £960
4m x 12m 20-48 25-70 £546 – £1086
6m x 4m 12-24 18-35 £726 – £1032
6m x 6m 15-40 20-60 £540 – £1182
6m x 8m 20-50 30-75 £846 – £1182
6m x 10m 30-65 40-100 £966 – £1746
6m x 12m 30-80 40-120 £900 – £2040
6m x 14m 30-100 60-140 £1230 – £2328
6m x 16m 40-110 70-160 £1548 – £2508
6m x 18m 40-120 70-180 £1680 – £2820
6m x 20m 50-130 80-200 £1812 – £3120
6m x 24m 60-160 80-240 £2148 – £3767
9m x 12m 60-160 80-240 £3360

DIY Marquees have a wide range of marquees :

  • Pop-ups -easiest to erect
  • Party Tents – most economic
  • Classic – 500gsm PVC
  • Premium – 650gsm PVC
  • Commercial marquee for sale – hire quality
  • Professional – 650gsm PVC
  • Deluxe – the ultimate
  • Deluxe Demi – for buildings

Tantric Journey will Help you achieve better Health and Wellbeing

More and more people want to learn how to practice Tantra and more and more people want to undergo Tantra Training. Tantra has become a huge phenomenon in the West, but if you are considering undertaking Tantra Training Carlilse or Tantric Training Chelmsford then you need to be sure that you are receiving professional and full Tantra Training.

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Unfortunately, the version of Tantra that has become readily available these days is often a watered-down version that does not equip students for a Tantric way of life. If you are looking for Tantric teaching then there are a variety of Tantric Training options available to you through Tantric Journey and you can be assured that you will be receiving authentic Tantric Training from an experienced and qualified Tantric Teacher with over thirty years’ experience.

If you are looking to embark on Tantric Teacher Training Chelmsford then you are fortunate to be able to benefit from the unique training facilities and teaching experience of Mal Weeraratne, founder and senior Tantric Teacher at Tantric Journey – School of Healing and Awakening.

Tantric Teaching is available from Tantric Journey throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, so if you are looking to make a career change or learn to become a professional and successful Tantra Teacher then Tantra Teacher Training Carlilse as available from Tantric Journey will launch you on a true Tantric Path.

Delicious Winter Curry Recipe

Best Butter Chicken Curry

Butter Chicken Curry Recipe

Ingredients

  • skinless chicken breasts 500g, cut into chunks
  • ground turmeric 1 tsp
  • ginger a thumb-sized piece, peeled and grated
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • lemon 1/2, juiced
  • butter 35g
  • onion 1 large, thinly sliced
  • makhani or other curry paste 3 tbsp
  • tomato puree 1 tbsp
  • ground almonds 2 tbsp
  • full-fat natural yogurt 175ml
  • chicken stock 150ml
  • coriander a handful of leaves
  • basmati rice to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Toss the chicken with the turmeric, ginger, garlic, lemon juice and ½ tsp salt. Heat the butter in a large wide pan then cook the onion for 10 minutes until softened and starting to turn golden. Add the curry paste and tomato purée and cook for 3 minutes. Add the chicken and cook until opaque.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the almonds and yogurt in a bowl then stir into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the stock and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Scatter over the coriander and serve with basmati rice.

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Marquee Hire can assist with any themed Marquee for Hire

We know that many people can think of marquees as just for summer weddings, put up and used for a weekend, a short-term solution for a one-off event. However, increasingly more of our business is coming from long-term Marquee Hire, and you may be surprised at the type of events bespoke marquees are used for.

One of our long-term clients is The Royal Society and for the last few years, we have provided a marquee for their Summer Science Exhibition. For those of you unfamiliar with The Royal Society, it is situated in Carlton Terrace overlooking The Mall and is a building steeped in history. It is a beautiful space inside but is not big enough to sustain a long exhibition. That is where Trafalgar and JF Marquees stepped in to help.

View of marquee at start of build in Covent Garden, London for the Africa Centre Summer Festival.

We erected a 9 x 48-metre marquee on Carlton Terrace, which afforded great views of The Mall for all attendees. It also meant that the exhibition would not be affected if the Great British Summer Weather did its’ worst. In addition to the structure of the marquee, we provided chairs, tables, marquee lining and lighting in the form of chandeliers.

As always, access and egress for a Central London installation, was interesting, especially as the Tour of Britain was taking place at the same time. But, with precise planning, we pulled off even the most challenging of set ups and takedowns.

Another long-term client is Chessington Garden Centre.  With this project, we get to contribute to the magic of Christmas by providing a marquee to host their Christmas Grotto. The Garden Centre itself is using space to its’ capacity at Christmas time, selling Christmas trees and decorations, so we provide a marquee on their patio area that keeps Father Christmas and all his visitors warm and dry.

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As well as the marquee, Marquee Hire also provided heating and lighting and roof overlay in festive colours. The versatility of a marquee space also means the client can update and create the theme they want as they are literally starting with a blank canvas. Families travel for miles to visit the Chessington Garden Centre Christmas Experience and we are proud to contribute to such a successful event.

Our experience of co-ordinating large long-term hires means that we have several regular clients who use us year after year. It means a lot to us that they trust us to deliver a high-quality service for their flagship events, and we always go the extra mile to ensure that their specific requirements are met.  Our experience of complex builds with sometimes limited access means that even the most unusual of settings can transform a seemingly unusable space into the perfect venue.

If you have a long-term event or a themed marquee hire function to plan, contact us for a solution that makes the event not only workable but memorable too.