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Waste Management and Disposal



Hazardous waste overview
 

You must make sure hazardous waste produced or handled by your business in England causes no harm or damage.

Your have responsibilities known as your ‘ duty of care ’. You must also meet extra requirements depending on whether you’re a waste:

  • producer or holder (you produce or store waste)
  • carrier (you collect and transport waste)
  • consignee (you receive waste, eg for recycling or disposal)

There are different requirements for exporting waste.

Check if your waste is hazardous

Waste is generally considered hazardous if it (or the material or substances it contains) are harmful to humans or the environment. Examples of hazardous waste include:

  • asbestos
  • chemicals, eg brake fluid or print toner
  • batteries
  • solvents
  • pesticides
  • oils (except edible ones), eg car oil
  • equipment containing ozone depleting substances, eg fridges
  • hazardous waste containers

Classify your waste to find out if it is hazardous.

Hazardous waste producers and holders
 

You must follow these steps in England if your business:

  • produces hazardous waste
  • holds or stores hazardous waste
  • has hazardous waste removed from its premises
  1. Register your premises, unless you’ll produce or hold less than 500 kilograms of hazardous waste there in any 12-month period.
  2. Classify your waste to check if it’s hazardous.
  3. Separate and store hazardous waste safely.
  4. Use authorised businesses to collect, recycle or dispose of your hazardous waste – check that waste carriers are registered and waste sites have environmental permits.
  5. Fill in the parts of the consignment note that apply to you – keep one copy and give 2 copies to the carrier collecting your waste.
  6. Keep records (known as a ‘register’) for 3 years.
You must keep records at either:
  • the registered premises that produced or stored the waste
  • your head office if the premises is exempt from registration

Records you must keep

You must keep your copies of:
  • consignment notes
  • consignee returns – you’ll get these from businesses that receive your waste (consignees)
  • any related documents, eg ‘carrier schedules’ (list of carriers when there is more than one), records of rejected loads
If these documents aren’t accurate or complete, you must keep a record of any missing information.

Extra requirements

You must meet extra requirements in these situations.

Your waste is rejected


You must follow the guidance on rejected loads if your hazardous waste is rejected by the destination site you sent it to.

You transport your own waste

You must meet the requirements for carriers if you transport any hazardous waste from your own or another business.

You receive, treat or dispose of waste

You must meet the requirements for consignees if you:
  • receive hazardous waste – this includes deliveries of waste from your own business
  • treat or dispose of hazardous waste on your business premises – this includes your own waste

Hazardous waste carriers
 

You must follow these steps if your business collects and transports hazardous waste in England, eg you’re a waste carrier or you move your own waste.

  1. Register as a waste carrier.
  2. Check parts A and B of the consignment note and the waste before you accept it – make sure the waste is classified correctly and you’re collecting it from business premises that are registered or exempt.
  3. Separate waste correctly when you load it for transportation.
  4. Fill in the part of the consignment note that applies to you.
  5. Leave one copy of the consignment note with the waste producer or holder and keep 2 copies – these must stay with the waste until it reaches its destination.
  6. Take the waste to the destination on the consignment note – it must be an authorised waste site.
  7. Keep records (known as a ‘register’) for one year.
You must keep records at your head office.

Records you must keep

You must keep copies of:
  • consignment notes
  • any related documents, eg ‘carrier schedules’ (list of carriers when there is more than one), records of rejected loads
If these documents aren’t accurate or complete, you must keep a record of any missing information.

You’re a waste dealer or broker

Ask the waste producer or holder for copies of their records. You must keep these for 3 years. Check what other registration requirements and responsibilities you may need to meet.

Your waste delivery is rejected

You must follow the guidance on rejected loads if a consignee rejects the hazardous waste you’re transporting.

Hazardous waste consignees
 

  • You must follow these steps if you receive, treat or dispose of hazardous waste at premises in England.

    1. Get an environmental permit or register an exemption for your premises.

    2. Check the consignment note and waste before you accept it – make sure it comes from registered or exempt premises and it’s classified correctly.

    3. Reject the waste if the consignment note is missing, incorrect or incomplete.

    4. Fill in part E of the consignment note for any hazardous waste you accept or reject – keep one copy and hand one copy back to the carrier.

    5. Send consignee returns to the Environment Agency, and the waste producer or holder, to report on any hazardous waste you accept or reject.

    6. Keep records (known as a ‘register’).

    You must keep records at the site where the hazardous waste was stored, treated or disposed.

    Records you must keep

    You must keep:

    • consignment notes
    • any related documents, eg ‘carrier schedules’ (list of carriers when there is more than one), records of rejected loads
    • a site inventory that records where waste was stored, treated or disposed of at your waste site – keep this in a secure, marked area that’s accessible in emergencies

    Site inventories for tipped waste

    ‘Tipped waste’ (permanent waste storage, eg landfill) includes:

    Type of storage Disposal code (from the Waste Framework Directive)
    Deposit into or onto land, eg landfill D1
    Land treatment D2
    Deep injection D3
    Surface impoundment D4
    Specially engineered landfill D5
    Release into a water body except seas or oceans D6
    Permanent storage D12

    Your site inventory must be a site plan that shows where hazardous waste is stored at your waste site together with its:

    • consignment note code – get this from the consignee return if there’s no consignment note
    • waste description including the waste classification code, its chemical components and hazardous properties

    Use either a grid or contour lines to divide up your site plan.

    Site inventories for all other waste operations

    These requirements are for all other waste operations (eg not tipped waste), including:

    • disposal by other methods
    • treatment
    • recovery
    • incineration

    Your site inventory can be a site plan or table showing the location of waste at your site together with:

    • its consignment note code – get this from the consignee return if there’s no consignment note
    • information cross-referencing each incoming or outgoing waste (waste transfer activities only)

    You must also keep records for each delivery of hazardous waste you accept at your site – include:

    • its weight in kilograms
    • its waste description including the waste classification code, its chemical components and hazardous properties
    • the name, address and postcode of the waste holder or producer it came from
    • the disposal or recovery method you applied to the waste

    How long you must keep records

    The type of waste site you have determines how long you keep records.

    Your waste site Type of record How long you must keep it
    Landfill (disposal codes D1 to D6 and D12) All records As long as you have a permit
    Other waste site with a permit Consignment notes 5 years
    Other waste site with a permit Site inventory and all other records As long as you have a permit
    Waste sites with an exemption All records 3 years

    You must send your records to the Environment Agency if you give up or lose your permit.

When consignees must reject waste
 

Rejecting hazardous waste: overview
This guidance explains the:

procedure for rejecting hazardous waste
the rules that apply to the consignee, carrier, producer and holder
Consignee role and responsibilities
Hazardous waste acceptance checks and when you must reject the waste
You must check both the waste and the consignment note before you accept the waste.

You must always reject hazardous waste that arrives at your site:
without a consignment note
with a consignment note that is incomplete or incorrect
You may commit an offence if you don’t.
See step 4 in the consignment guidance on when you must reject waste.

You may also reject waste if your site operations are affected by site closure, maintenance, breakdown or bad weather.

You must decide whether to accept or reject the waste before you sign part E of the consignment note. Once you have signed part E you can’t change your decision, ie if you sign as accepting you can’t later reject a waste - you became the holder of the waste at the point of signing.

When you have an incomplete or incorrect consignment note
You must:

complete part E of the consignment note, enter the waste(s) you are rejecting and the reason
keep one copy of the note
give one copy to the carrier
make copies of the note and send one to each of the consignor, producer and holder (they may be the same) immediately

Hazardous waste arrives without a consignment note
You may commit an offence if you (or another party) create a consignment note when the waste arrives at your site. This is a false and invalid note.
You must provide in writing:

the reason you rejected the waste
the description or classification of the waste, if known
the names of the producer, holder, consignor and carrier
a consignment note code you assign in the format REJECT/XXXXX where ‘XXXXX’ is any 5 letters or numbers you use to give the load a unique code
You must then:

keep a copy of the explanation in your records
give one copy to the carrier
send a copy to each of the producer, holder and consignor (they may be the same) as soon as you can
use this information for your returns to the Environment Agency and to the waste producer or holder

What happens to the rejected waste?
The carrier must tell the Environment Agency and contact the producer or holder for further instructions.

The producer or holder has 3 options. It can:

move the rejected waste to a new consignee
move the rejected waste back to their own premises
ask you to accept the waste you have rejected
All of these require a new consignment note.

If the producer or holder picks options 1 or 2 you need not be involved. It must arrange removal of the waste:

immediately, if you’re not authorised or willing to store the waste temporarily
within 5 working days in all other circumstances

Accepting rejected waste
 

Accepting the rejected waste
You can only accept a hazardous waste with a missing, incomplete or inaccurate consignment note if:

you have first rejected it and explained your reasons for doing so
the producer or holder asks you to accept the rejected waste
your permit or exemption authorises you to do so
You are not obliged to accept it.

If you want to accept it the producer or holder must first:

produce a new consignment note that is complete and correct
address the reasons why the waste was rejected

Complete consignee returns for rejected wastes
You must report any waste you reject on your consignee return.

You will not be charged for this.

If you subsequently accept the rejected waste, this will be entered as a separate consignment on the consignee return.

Carrier responsibilities for rejected waste
 

You may commit an offence if you
1. collect hazardous waste from a producer or holder with a missing, incomplete or incorrect consignment note
2. leave the rejected waste at the consignee’s site
The consignee must tell you why they rejected the waste, and enter the reason in part E of the consignment note. They must give you a copy. You must keep this as a record.

You must immediately telephone the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 (call charges) and give them the:

1. consignment note code (or advise if there was no note)
2. consignee’s name and address
3. date and time of consignment rejection
4. consignee’s reasons for rejecting the waste
5. producer or consignor details
6. your details
You must then contact the producer or holder entered in part A2 of the consignment note for further instruction.

Tell them the consignee rejected the waste and why.

You must take all reasonable steps to carry out their wishes.

The producer or holder has 3 options. It can:

move the waste to another consignee
move the waste back to the producer or holder - themselves
ask the rejecting consignee to accept it
These require a new consignment note.

You must not return the waste to the producer or holder if you have mixed the waste collected from 2 or more producers, eg in a tanker.

Producer or holder responsibilities for rejected waste
 

If a consignee rejects your waste, the carrier must contact you at once and explain why.

It is your responsibility to decide what happens next to the rejected waste. You have 3 options, you can:

move the waste to another consignee
move the waste back to your premises
ask the rejecting consignee to accept it

These require a new consignment note.

Once you decide you must do both of the following:

tell the carrier what to do with the waste
telephone the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 (call charges) to tell them what you have decided to do
The waste must then be moved:

immediately, if the rejecting consignee is not authorised to store the waste or declines to do so
within 5 working days, in all other circumstances

Moving the hazardous waste to another consignee
You can arrange for the rejected waste to move to a new consignee who has a permit or exemption that allows them to accept the waste.

You must tell the new consignee why the first consignee rejected the waste.

Moving the hazardous waste back to your premises

You can arrange for the waste to be returned to the premises it was collected from - the place entered in part A2 of the rejected consignment note.

When you receive hazardous waste you become a consignee and must:

hold a permit or exemption that allows you to store this waste at your premises
provide a consignee return to the Environment Agency, reporting receipt of the waste
This choice is not possible if your carrier mixed your waste with other waste during collection, eg in a tanker.

Ask the consignee to accept your hazardous waste

The consignee who rejected the waste must give their reasons for doing so.

If you want them to accept the rejected waste you must contact them and fully address these reasons.

They are not obliged to accept the rejected waste, but may do so if their permit or exemption allows them to.

New consignment notes for rejected hazardous waste

Each of the 3 producer options requires a new consignment note.

You can ask the carrier to complete a new note for you, eg if the consignee’s site isn’t near your premises.

The carrier can complete parts A, B and D including signing as the consignor. But you are responsible for all the information entered being correct.

Copies of the new consignment note must be provided to the:

original consignor, producer or holder - you
carrier
new consignee

When completing the new note, the consignment note code must have an ‘R’ added at the end of:

the original consignment note code for the rejected consignment - in the format XXXXXX/YYYYYR
the code assigned by the rejecting consignee if there was no note - in the format REJECT/YYYYYR
The information entered in part A2 should be the detail of the original producer or holder’s premises from which the rejected consignment originated - not the details of the site that rejected the waste.

Consignment notes
 

You must use consignment notes to move hazardous waste.

A consignment note must stay with hazardous waste until it reaches its final destination.

Fill in a consignment note

  1. Download a consignment note form.
  2. Fill in the parts that apply to you.
  3. Use a continuation sheet if you need more space.
The part that applies to you depends on your role in the waste process.

Your role Part you must complete
Producer A and B
Holder (stores waste) A and B
Carrier (collects and transports waste) C
Consignor (hands the waste to the carrier) D
Consignee (receives waste for recycling or disposal) E

You’re the waste producer or holder

You’ll need to know both the: Get consignment notes another way

You can also:
  • use a note from your waste contractor or write your own – it must include the information on theform
  • buy consignment notices from the Environment Agency – these have 3 colour-coded copies

Consignee returns
 

Consignee returns are reports on any hazardous waste received, treated or disposed of by a business (the ‘consignee’).

You’re a waste producer or holder

You should get consignee returns every quarter from the consignee dealing with your hazardous waste.

Ask for consignee returns in writing if you don’t get them – you need them to keep records.

You should contact the Environment Agency and stop using a waste business if they don’t provide consignee returns.

You’re a consignee

You must send consignee returns every quarter to the:

  • Environment Agency
  • the waste producer or holder
You must send separate consignee returns to the Environment Agency and the waste producer or holder, eg you can’t send copies of the same document to both.

Send consignee returns to the Environment Agency
  1. Fill in the consignee returns spreadsheet.
  2. Send the spreadsheet to the Environment Agency – either email it to hazwastereturn@environment-agency.gov.uk or upload it online.
Deadlines

Reporting period
Deadline
January to March 30 April
April to June 31 July
July to September 31 October
October to December 31 January

Fees

Fees are per consignment of waste and depend on whether the consignment formed part of a multiple collection (eg came from multiple locations) or not. The fees are:
  • single consignment - £10 (electronic returns) or £19 (paper returns)
  • multiple collection - £5 (electronic returns) or £10 (paper returns)

Non-hazardous waste
 

You must have a waste transfer note (or other written information) for each load of non-hazardous business and commercial waste you move off your business premises in England.

Waste transfer notes help show that you’re dealing with your waste properly.

Your business and the business taking your waste both need to:

  1. Fill in the sections of the waste transfer note that apply to you.
  2. Sign it.
  3. Keep a copy for 2 years.
  4. Show it to an enforcement officer from your local council or the Environment Agency if asked.
You must include enough information to help the business taking your waste to handle and dispose of it safely.

You can register your business with the national electronic duty of care (EDOC) programme to do these things online:  

fill in a waste transfer note for a single load of waste

create a season ticket for a series of loads

Waste transfer notes
 

You can register online to fill in, sign and store your waste transfer notes or other written information.
You can add the business taking your waste to your online waste transfer note. If they’re registered, they can fill it in and sign it.

If the business taking your waste isn’t registered you can either:

  • invite them to join once you’re registered – select ‘registration invitations’ in the ‘business’ menu
  • download a waste transfer note to fill out and sign on paper
What you’ll need
You need to know both these things to fill in your waste transfer note:
  • your Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code (2007) – this describes the main activity of the business that produced the waste
  • the waste classification code, also referred to as LoW (List of Waste) or EWC (European Waste Catalogue) code – this describes your waste
Find your SIC code

If you don’t know your SIC code, you can find it when you fill in your waste transfer note online.

Type your business activity (eg construction) next to ‘SIC code’, then select your code from the suggestions (eg 4120 – Construction of buildings). You can also select a code from the drop-down list.

You can also find your code in the list of SIC codes.

Season tickets
 

A season ticket is a single waste transfer note that covers a series of waste transfers.
You can only use a season ticket if every load of waste in the series has the same details for all of the following:

  • description, eg it’s the same type of waste or the same mixture of types
  • collection point, eg it leaves from the same place
  • collector (‘transferee’), eg it’s taken by the same business
Create a season ticket

You need to agree to create a season ticket with the business taking away your waste – you can do this online.
  1. Register online to create a season ticket and fill in details for the whole series of waste transfers – your season ticket can last for up to 1 year.
  2. Ask the business taking your waste to agree to the season ticket using their online account.
You don’t need to fill in waste transfer notes for individual loads in the series, but you can fill in the details on your online season ticket if you want a more accurate record.
You can also fill in a waste transfer note on paper and use it as a season ticket. You need to fill in the details for the whole series of transfers.

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Aurora Looks to Capital for Partnership

Thursday 21 June 2018

Huddersfield's Aurora Fireplaces, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of fires and fireplaces have entered into a strategic partnership with leading UK trade supplier, Capital Fireplaces Ltd to enhance the range of fire and fireplaces products available to showrooms in the South of England. The partnership will see two of the UK’s market leaders work together to increase the depth of Capital’s product portfolio to meet the demand from showroom partners for a greater range of designs. It will also result in enhanced levels of customer service and delivery, in turn supporting independent showrooms with the growth of their businesses. Aurora Fireplaces, based in West Yorkshire, proudly manufacture all their products in Britain, will provide Capital with entry price fireplaces without compromising on the quality of Aurora’s products, ensuring the consumer receives the best value from their investment. Commenting on the partnership, Andy Hitchman, Managing Director at Capital Fireplaces Ltd said: “To respond to the demand from our showroom partners to offer a wider range of high-quality fireplaces at affordable prices, it made sense to partner with Aurora. I believe our respective brands strongly complement each other and working together will have a positive impact on both our showroom partners and the consumer”. Jonathan Nicholls, Sales Director at Aurora Fireplaces, added; “The partnership with Capital is a great testament to the quality and style of our product range, all of which are made here in Britain. We’re proud to be working with Capital and I believe this partnership will have benefits all round”.
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Dugdale Bros launches 100% British-made cotton collection

Monday 11 June 2018

Heritage Huddersfield textiles brand Dugdale Bros & Co has launched a new collection of 25 cotton cloths, bringing its total number of fine fabric ranges up to 24. Entirely made in Britain using premium-quality Supima yarn from English Fine Cottons, this latest release is the first cotton collection for tailors in 50 years to have been spun, dyed, woven and finished in England. Named ‘Cottonopolis’ in honour of Manchester’s cotton-making legacy – aside from the agricultural aspect involved in growing the cotton – the collection’s provenance lies entirely in the North of England. Using extra-long staple yarn spun by English Fine Cottons in Cheshire – the last remaining cotton spinner in Europe – these individual strands have been dyed by Blackburn Yarn Dyers, woven at John Spencer in Burnley and finished at H & C Whitehead in Brighouse. With a tightly woven gabardine construction and lustrous, water-resistant finish, the versatile cloth is available in 25 different colour variations, ideal for tailoring suits and trench coats. Commenting on the launch of ‘Cottonopolis’, Dugdale Bros’ managing director Simon Glendenning said: “This is a truly exciting and innovative cotton range, and the first of its kind for decades. Provenance and premium-standard production are central to all our collections, and we place a huge amount of impetus on sourcing the best materials available. “As the last remaining independently-owned cloth merchant in the centre of Huddersfield, we chose to work with English Fine Cottons on ‘Cottonopolis’ because their values and dedication to quality align closely with ours. The finished range is a testament to the North of England’s prevailing cloth-making legacy, and we’re delighted to be able to supply this 100% British-made collection to tailors and fashion houses around the world.” Having achieved an uplift of 22% in export sales in 2017, Dugdale Bros is building on its significant growth with these burgeoning overseas markets in mind – including China, South Korea, Japan and Australia. Although traditionally renowned for its heavier weight worsted cloths, the brand’s broadening portfolio incorporates a number of linens, cottons and silk blends, which are especially popular with tailors and fashion houses in more temperate climates. Simon continued: “This is a pivotal time for UK manufacturing, and we’re thrilled to be amongst the makers that are helping to drive the country’s export market forward.” The ‘Cottonopolis’ release follows the 122-year-old cloth merchant’s launch of two linen collections earlier in the year – ‘Lisburn’ and ‘Crommelin’ – along with a high-twist Merino range, ‘Tropicalair’. Available now, the full collection can be viewed on the Dugdale Bros website.
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Your Local Apple IT Repair Specialists

Friday 11 May 2018

Hello, I’m one of the team at Had-It Limited. Our IT Technicians have a background with Apple Products, and have Apple training in their careers. We specialise in the repair of iPhones, through to Macbook and Apple desktops. So if you’ve had a slip and smashed your screen, we’re here to help. Prices vary on device and problem.
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Huddersfield-based Leach appointed by national retailer Watchfinder

Tuesday 08 May 2018

Watchfinder has overhauled its visual merchandising in six boutique stores. The specialist pre-owned watch retailer appointed Huddersfield-based Leach Impact to produce the range of striking displays. Established in 2001, the company has stores situated in high-profile shopping locations throughout the UK – including Victoria Quarter, Leeds and Avery Row, Mayfair – all of which now feature high-quality graphics, designed and produced by Leach. Alongside a range of illuminated lightboxes, interchangeable fabric graphics have also been produced to create a ‘wow-factor’ impact for customers. To keep the Watchfinder brand dynamic and flexible, these visuals will allow for quick and easy updates on a four-monthly basis. Self-adhesive wall graphics have additionally been installed within selected stores, to give the brand further impetus. Managing the entire process from print production to installation, Leach completed the project in just one week, delivering the finished result both to budget and in the short timescales required. Leach’s business development manager, Dale Broadhead said: “Having worked extensively within the retail arena, we are always excited by new and challenging briefs within this sector. We were keen to work with reputable brand Watchfinder, and this assignment provided us with a great opportunity to build our relationship.” Watchfinder’s graphic designer, Polly Alpin, said: “In an ultra-competitive retail industry it’s important for our stores to stand out from the crowd. That’s why showcasing our brand and products in the best possible way is so crucial. The new look is already attracting customers to our exclusive boutiques across the UK. “I approached Leach as they were able to meet our critical deadlines and, having seen their past work, I was confident that quality would not be compromised. Not only was the team able to meet our requirements, the all-important end result and stores look fantastic!” Maidstone-headquartered Watchfinder was initially established as an online retailer, and now has 8 stores nationwide.
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CE certificate marks another milestone for bespoke lightbox manufacturer

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Huddersfield-headquartered graphic display specialist Leach has recorded a new industry milestone by becoming one of the first UK suppliers to secure CE certification for its renowned lightboxes. 20 configurations of the team’s iconic LED-lit products have all been individually assessed as part of a rigorous two-month, independent audit by UKAS-approved test house SGS. The inspections explored the overall safety of the luminaires, with specifics including electromagnetic capability, electromagnetic field and ROHS tests, to name just a few. With the full suite of Leach’s Vision lightboxes now CE certified, clients have utmost confidence surrounding their use in public locations. The reports that are supplied alongside this widely-acknowledged standard will also aid the trade of these lightboxes in the export market. “CE certification is common among consumer-facing products, but is less apparent in the B2B space,” comments Leach’s head of innovation Mike Willshaw. “However, brands – particularly retailers – are becoming increasingly astute when conducting their due diligence, so it’s no longer enough for lightboxes to simply look the part. They must demonstrate compliance to the highest standards too. “Our CE certified products provide that added peace of mind that our displays aren’t just eye-catching and long-lasting – they’re also wholly safe.” News of Leach’s CE certification comes in the same month that the team recorded a Net Promoter Score of 63 from its customer base – a figure that far outperforms the industry’s 16-point average. Managing director Richard Leach concluded: “There can be no denying that the business environment remains tough, particularly for some of our retail customers. But, for us, this means there’s never been a more important time to deliver consistently high-quality products, a responsive service and value for money. An NPS score as strong as 63 – and higher than the likes of Amazon, John Lewis and Waitrose* – is welcome evidence that we’re doing just that.” *According to https://npsbenchmarks.com/
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Finalists announced for prestigious Handcraft Tailor Scholarship Award

Monday 16 April 2018

The shortlist for the inaugural Handcraft Tailor Scholarship Award competition has been revealed, with nine students having been selected to proceed to the final stages of judging. Launched last year as a collaboration between the Handcraft Tailor Academy, Dugdale Bros & Co., Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) and The Textile Institute, the scholarship competition will see the winning entrant embarking on a 12-week summer tailoring course in Monaghan, Ireland, from June to August, under the tutelage of Rory Duffy – Master Tailor and former Golden Shears Award winner. Open to students across the UK and Ireland enrolled on tailoring, fashion, costume design and fine art courses, the standard of applications was extremely high – showcasing a great deal of creative and technical talent. With the top nine entrants having now been carefully selected by Robert Charnock – chairman of Huddersfield cloth merchant Dugdale Bros and Co. – and industry-renowned tailor Alan Cannon Jones, these students will proceed to the final assessment stage of the competition. Three entrants from Limerick School of Art & Design have been shortlisted – Anna O’Doherty, Louise Marchard and Hong Zhang – alongside Jakub Lipjanec and Ffion Wym Williams from the University of South Wales, Joel Yip from London College of Fashion, Kiera Robinson from Sheffield Hallam University, Dominic Browning from Leeds Beckett University and Morgane Krischer from Westminster University. Commenting on the shortlisted entries, Robert Charnock said: “The calibre of applications has been extremely high, and we were impressed with the level of skill, creativity and dedication demonstrated by all students who entered. The hard work put in by all entrants must be applauded. “The whole idea behind the competition is to bridge the gap between education and industry, and all the finalists have demonstrated that they can effectively transfer the techniques they have learned so far to real-life tailoring applications.” Alongside a written entry, the students were required to submit a 13-sample sewing stitch book, using a minimum of five different qualities of woven wool cloth to demonstrate their proficiency in hand-stitching and pocket production. Alan Cannon Jones elaborated on the finalists’ technical proficiency: “For students with only limited experience of hand-stitching and technical tailoring applications, the entries were executed to a superb standard. But as well as this craftsmanship, we were also looking for evidence of the entrants’ potential to advance under Rory’s expert guidance. “Our chosen finalists all showed real promise and creativity, along with a desire to develop their existing skills. I’m sure all have a bright future ahead of them, and I’m excited to see how the scholarship winner will flourish after 12 weeks of dedicated training.” Set to be announced on Sunday 22 April, the winning student will be tutored by Rory Duffy in world-renowned Savile Row techniques, learning to measure, draft, fit and make a bespoke suit. All course fees have been covered by the Handcraft Tailor Academy, whilst accommodation and cloth costs have been sponsored by Dugdale Bros and travel expenses paid by The Textile Institute. Further information about the scholarship award can be found at www.htsaward.wixsite.com/htsa.
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Leading glassmaker appoints Smith Brothers for grid connection

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Elland-based power engineering contractor Smith Brothers has been appointed by Europe’s leading flat glass manufacturer Saint-Gobain Glass, to connect its East Riding industrial site to the Northern Powergrid (NPg). Part of the Saint-Gobain Group – a global designer and producer of construction materials and solutions – Saint-Gobain Glass is the principal supplier of coated glass worldwide, with its UK base in Eggborough, Goole. With the manufacturing facility currently supplied via a private-wire network, high voltage specialist Smith Brothers has been enlisted to connect it to the local distribution network via a turnkey scheme of works. Acting as the Independent Connection Provider (ICP), Smith Brothers will be responsible for all required electrical and civils elements, from initial design through to final commissioning. Tasked with replacing the existing connection and carrying out necessary network reinforcements, a 10-strong Smith Brothers team will take care of the construction of two 66kV outdoor substations – one for NPg, the Distribution Network Operator (DNO), and another for Saint-Gobain. The engineers will additionally carry out the required cabling works to link the NPg compound into a nearby 66kV supply, and feed this into the private substation. Two parallel-fed 20MVA transformers will be installed along the route between the compounds, and Smith Brothers’ duties will also encompass the construction of a control room, 11kV substation and the fitting of all electrical equipment. Once these elements have been established, the engineers will then take care of commissioning the entire system and integrating it into both the Northern Powergrid and Saint-Gobain Glass networks. With work having commenced in November 2017, Smith Brothers is set to energise the site in June. Commenting on the connection, project manager Ryan Smith said: “For any manufacturing facility like this one, minimising operational disruption is a key priority for both the client and our team. There are always significant challenges involved, especially when there’s limited space for the construction of the compounds and buildings, as is the case with the Eggborough assignment. “But through condensing the site where possible, and tackling obstacles with our trademark efficiency and professionalism, we’re aiming to complete the Saint-Gobain connection with zero system interruptions.” This is not the first work Smith Brothers has carried out for Saint-Gobain – the electrical engineers additionally take care of high voltage upgrades and maintenance at the site. The team has also been contracted to carry out works for other household names including Land Rover, Kellogg’s and United Utilities. Elaborating on the firm’s growing list of blue-chip clients, managing director Nick Gudgeon said: “Our reputation as a leading Independent Connection Provider in the UK is steadily growing, and being enlisted by renowned companies like Saint-Gobain Glass is testament to this. “Our ongoing investment in people, training and equipment means that we’re able to provide a turnkey service that is trusted by leading names nationwide. And with plenty more complex projects on the horizon, we’re set to further cement our position in the market in 2018 and beyond.”
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Luxury manufacturer opens door to bespoke showroom

Thursday 05 April 2018

Premium bespoke doormaker Deuren has opened its brand new on-site showroom, in readiness for further growth and the unveiling of its latest product lines. Since bringing its manufacturing operations in-house in 2014, the company has crafted more than 7,000 doors, with the new showroom opening marking the latest significant phase in the company’s in-house expansion. Spanning 2,000 sq ft, the display space will showcase 26 products from Deuren’s luxury internal, external and garage door ranges – including new additions that are set to launch this month. As well as highlighting the material, configuration, hardware, finish and security options on offer, the showroom will enable customers to interact with the doors and test the different mechanisms available. Its adjacency to the fully operational on-site workshop also means that visitors will be able to witness Deuren’s craftsmanship in action. In addition to the display area, the new space also comprises a meeting room, toilets and a staff kitchen. Commenting on the new showroom, founder and managing director of Deuren, Ian Chubb, said: “With our customer base expanding both nationally and internationally – especially in the US and Channel Islands – the need for a dedicated display space for our doors couldn’t be ignored for much longer. “We wanted a showroom that would demonstrate the potential that exists when it comes to bespoke design and manufacturing. And this new space definitely achieves that. Before, it was only at exhibitions that customers could really test our doors, but now they can visit our site and truly get a feel for our products and the craftsmanship that goes into them.” Alongside the launch of its new showroom, Deuren has also enlisted the expertise of neighbouring digital marketing agency The Bigger Boat to overhaul its website. Through migrating the site to a new content management system, it now has an improved layout to enhance the user experience and simplify the enquiry process. Integrating the website into Deuren’s CRM system has additionally granted the company greater insight into the customer journey, to help drive campaign strategy. Elaborating on the website overhaul, The Bigger Boat’s creative director Doug Main commented: “The main objective was to put more focus on the design of the doors themselves, in order to increase visual impact online. Alongside the new showroom, the website is another key avenue for prospective customers to see the quality and luxury of Deuren’s products. “User experience is central to this, so we’ve simplified the layout and enquiry process. Plus, by plugging a new CRM – Zoho – into the site, we’ll be able to better understand which keywords and channels are attracting the most traffic, and it will be far more straightforward for the sales team to keep a record of customers and order status.” Deuren is a luxury door brand, specialising in the bespoke design and production of internal, external and garage doors – often to one-of-a-kind specifications.
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Retail display innovation launched by Leach

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Brand environment specialist Leach Impact has revealed a new merchandise display system which integrates illuminated fabric graphics to maximise the use of retail space. Product Wall Max premiered at the Retail Shopfitting & Event Summit earlier this month, following over 12 months of behind-the-scenes research, prototyping and development. Capable of being manufactured in any size up to 15m x 3m, this display solution is designed to create an atmospheric ‘exhibition’ of hero products which increases brand awareness and captures customer attention in-store. It represents a heavier-duty version of Product Wall Lite, which was launched by Leach last spring. Whilst this display system – with its magnetic shelves – is ideal for lightweight merchandise such as jewellery and footwear, Product Wall Max on the other hand can integrate slotted rails, floating shelves and hooks, perfect for larger and/or heavier items including clothing and sports equipment. Commenting on the popularity of the new solution when unveiled at the Summit, Leach’s recently-appointed head of sales Adrian Wray said: “The purpose of this event was to match us to prospective buyers who are interested in the innovations currently available to retailers. Product Wall Max was therefore incredibly well received. “We met with household brands including Karen Millen, Well Pharmacy and Co-op, hospitality giant Whitbread, cosmetics specialist Loreal and charity Age UK, to name just a few. We’re excited to see how these conversations unfold.” Created with flexibility in mind, both Product Walls are designed so that store staff and merchandisers can update the look and feel of their displays without fuss. All component parts can be added or removed with ease, with fixings neatly concealed behind the interchangeable fabric graphic. Product Wall Lite has already been installed by Regatta, Specialized and Vivobarefoot.
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Iconic Huddersfield cloth brand celebrates growing international presence

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Heritage cloth brand Dugdale Bros & Co. is celebrating its most successful year to date, following significant expansion into fast-growing international markets and the appointment of key personnel. Through its 122-year history, the company has become renowned within the textiles world for supplying fine worsted fabrics to Savile Row tailors and iconic fashion houses alike. And it is precisely this international reach that was pivotal in making 2017 the most successful year on record for the brand. With a fast-growing presence in overseas markets – including China, South Korea, Japan and Australia, to name just a few – the company reported a 22% uplift in turnover from exports alone, compared to the previous 12 months. Significant expansion was achieved within the Scandinavian and Asian Pacific markets in particular, thanks to new distribution arrangements and the addition of two full-time export team members. 2017 also marked Dugdale Bros’ first year in partnership with its new USA agent Atlas International Textiles – a key distributor in America. Domestic growth has followed a similar trajectory, with overall company turnover up 14% on the previous year. The recent appointment of sales managers Amit Karia and Jack Rowan has been key to this steady expansion, enabling the brand to build its customer base and enhance its visibility in the competitive UK market – particularly as the popularity of modern made-to-measure tailoring increases. 2017 saw the launch of three new cloth collections, bringing Dugdale Bros’ total number of ranges up to 23 – alongside the array of trimmings and linings also supplied by the brand. Amongst these new releases was the Royal Classic Vantage series, which incorporated archival patterns from the iconic 1957 Royal Classic collection, in celebration of its 60-year anniversary. Based in Huddersfield since its establishment in 1896, the brand was taken on by chairman Robert Charnock in 2001 and is the last independently-owned cloth merchant remaining in the centre of the town. Commenting on the record year of sales, Robert said: “2017 was intended to be a year of consolidation for us, following significant internal restructuring initiated by our managing director Simon Glendenning. However, increased activity with a number of notable luxury brands has helped to bolster our figures during this period. “Dugdale Bros is undoubtedly a company with a significant legacy behind it, which we are dedicated to preserving as we take the business forward. And it is precisely this balance between celebrating our heritage – both in relation to the brand and our town – and strategically targeting new overseas markets, that has enabled us to flourish.” Building on the previous year’s successes, 2018 will see the cloth brand launching five new lightweight collections – specifically designed with the burgeoning Asian markets in mind. In addition, core lines will be refreshed with the introduction of new designs, colours and patterns. Robert continued: “The expansion of our collections will further boost our market presence, and we’re expecting to see an additional 12% growth this year. The Dugdale Bros brand has truly come of age, and we’re looking forward to more people recognising the value of cloth that has been proudly made in Huddersfield.” With headquarters on Northumberland Street in Huddersfield, Dugdale Bros & Co. has another office in Mayfair and supplies its cloths to tailors and distributors throughout the world.
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