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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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Smith Brothers helps power new Cumbrian wind farm

Monday 03 April 2017

A 13.2MW wind farm in Cumbria is one step closer to completion following the appointment of Elland based power engineers Smith Brothers. The high voltage electrical experts have been awarded the design and build contract for Hallburn Wind Farm – a prestigious project developed and being constructed by REG Power Management. The renewables giant is in the process of constructing a six turbine wind farm on the former RAF Longtown base on the outskirts of Carlisle. And once Smith Brothers’ work is done, it is expected to be energised and exporting to Electricity North West’s network by the close of 2017. Acting as the Independent Connections Provider (ICP) for the contract, Smith Brothers is now responsible for the diversion and underground cabling of 1.5km of overhead lines running across the site. In addition to the contestable works package, Smith Brothers will also fit out the adoptable ENW sub-station and supply the 33kV switchboard and control equipment. A turnkey Balance of Plant (BOP) contract will run concurrently. This 7-month phase of works will include the design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and energisation of a customer main substation, comprising of a 4-panel main 33kV switchboard. Associated control and supply equipment, an auxiliary supply pole-mounted transformer with low voltage automatic changeover switchboard and a mobile generator will also be included, as well as small power and lighting for the substation and a fibre ring network with SCADA control system. Smith Brothers will additionally design and install a full site earthing system and comprehensive cabling package, including 2.5km of trenching and reinstatement works for interlinking earth, 33kV, fibre optic and multicore control cables. Commenting on the project, Smith Brothers’ director John Smith said: “Wind power has an increasingly important role to play in the UK’s energy agenda, and the demand for our services in this sector shows just how progressive the renewables industry has become. “This is the fourth contract we’ve delivered for REG in the past 12 months, and we’re excited to be able to help energise this 12MW site.” Having worked on a number of wind and solar farm contracts throughout the UK, Smith Brothers has now connected close to a Gigawatt of power for the renewables sector alone.
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Luxury door manufacturer enrols help of students for latest designs

Thursday 23 March 2017

Bespoke door manufacturer Deuren has enrolled the help of three design students to develop its next cutting-edge craftsmanship. Three creative young minds from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) were chosen as the winners of a competition set by Deuren’s founder and managing director Ian Chubb. And now the stand-out work will be put into production at Deuren’s West Yorkshire workshop. Ian set the same design parameters he would give to anyone who approaches Deuren with an enquiry – no limits. He was looking for something eye-catching and truly unique for an internal door set. The students did not disappoint. In first place 28-year old Leigh Nikita Cain came up with a bold geometric design with sophisticated mali wenge and driftwood vinyl – a modern twist on a traditional piece of furniture. Abigail Bailey came second with a striking aged wood and resin door with twig handle cast in bronze. Finally, in third place, Ben Hunter impressed by focusing on the technical composition of a door rather than the aesthetics – his work highlighted the need for adaptable doors that can easily be changed with inlays that update the look and feel of a room. Both Leigh and Abigail’s work will now come to life when Deuren’s own craftsmen turn the concepts into reality. Commenting on the reason for the competition, Deuren’s founder and managing director Ian Chubb said: “We’re constantly encouraging home owners to think differently about door design. So who better to help us do that, than the creative talent of the future. “We were truly shocked by the innovative thinking among these young students. Choosing the winners was incredibly tough.” Deuren works with architects, interior designers, commercial clients and consumers throughout the UK. With more than 100 years’ combined door industry experience, the team has manufactured more than 3,000 doors in the last three years alone. For more information, please visit www.deuren.co.uk.
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New designs by Huddersfield-based Leach for Bolton Egyptology gallery

Thursday 16 March 2017

Fresh designs for Bolton Museum’s new Egyptology gallery have been drawn up for consideration. This is the second set of conceptual images for the gallery, by Huddersfield-based museum exhibition designers Leach Studio. Initial interpretations were revealed in December and shared on social media. The new images reflect suggestions from members of the public and partners, plus more detailed consideration has been given to the museum collections and how artefacts can be best displayed. The artist’s impressions will continue to evolve as part of the design process and will be once again shared on social media. There will also be a display in the library and museum building, in Le Mans Crescent, to give visitors the opportunity to have a closer look. Each area will continue to depict a different stage of the visitor experience to the gallery, named Bolton’s Egypt: the Portico; Rotunda; Land & People; and Preparing To Live Forever. In addition, there will be a section devoted to Chadwick Museum – depicted as a doll’s house set in parkland - and how Bolton came to acquire such an extensive Egyptology collection. Local mill owner’s daughter, Annie Barlow, was a member of the Egypt Exploration Fund in the 19th Century and helped to raise funds for excavations in Egypt. In return for her generous contributions, she was gifted a number of finds which she donated to the Chadwick Museum. Chadwick Museum was the town’s first museum; opened in 1884 in Queen’s Park. When it became too small for its growing collections, the museum in Le Mans Crescent was built in the 1930s and eventually opened in 1947, where it still stands today. Also, central to the new gallery will be a full-sized recreation of the tomb of Thutmose III. Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Youth and Sport, Cllr John Byrne, said: “This is such an exciting and unique project, and it’s fantastic that members of the public as well as the library and museum service have been able to input into the gallery’s new design. “We are incredibly lucky here in Bolton, to own some truly magnificent historical artefacts and we want to develop something really special to showcase the town’s Egyptology collection, which is one of the most significant in the UK. We also want to capture people’s imaginations, and create an experience that will appeal to visitors for many years to come. “The designs are still at the concept stage, and there is still work to be done to develop the final plans, but having seen the early proposals I am confident the end result will be something amazing that we can all enjoy and be proud of.” Helen Mort, Creative Services Manager, Leach Studio, said: “It is fantastic to collaborate, create and share in the town’s passion for Egyptology. “With such an historic and impressive collection of artefacts, we are delighted to work with the wonderful team at Bolton Museum to showcase the collection within our designs and help bring this unique visitor experience to life. “Our creative team are now looking forward to moving these concepts into reality!” The museum is set to re-open to the public in 2018. To keep up to date with what’s happening at Bolton Library and Museum Services, follow them on Twitter @BoltonLMS or like their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BoltonLibraryandMuseumServices/.
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Huddersfield brand specialist scoops ultimate UK design accolade

Friday 03 March 2017

A specialist brand agency from Huddersfield has been awarded the ultimate UK design accolade. Because The Engine Room didn’t just scoop a gold design impact trophy at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards in London – the team was also crowned the overall winner of winners on the night, picking up the prestigious Grand Prix award at the end of the evening. The achievements celebrated the measurable impact that The Engine Room’s work had on a collaborative project with UK construction materials manufacturer Polyseam, also based in Huddersfield. The two companies worked together to propel Polyseam’s GRAFT brand of sealants, to help drive business growth and combat market difficulties. And the strategic creative project has certainly paid off. Since GRAFT’s launch in 2014, annual sales have increased by a staggering 744%, and export levels have risen by more than £1million. In fact, this transformational business exercise has played a significant part in Polyseam now building an 82,000sqft factory which is expected to create a further 50 jobs by 2020. It was this bottom line impact that impressed the line-up of high-profile judges, which included Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin; Josh Berger, president and managing director of Warner Bros; and renowned entrepreneur Deborah Meaden. Commenting on the win, The Engine Room’s managing director Lesley Gulliver said: “The awards celebrate what’s possible when the best brains from design and business come together in true partnership. It’s very fitting that both companies involved in the winning projects, therefore walk away with gongs on the night. “We knew before we attended the ceremony at The Brewery in London, that we would walk away with some recognition for our submission for the ‘Construction & Materials’ category. However, we didn’t know if the award would be bronze, silver or gold. We were absolutely delighted with the gold trophy, with one presented to both myself and Polyseam’s marketing manager Olando Salina almost at the start of the night. So we had begun our celebrations, and honestly couldn’t believe what we were hearing when our project was announced as the Grand Prix winner.” 45 design awards were presented at the event, with 12 going to agencies in Yorkshire. Lesley concluded: “We were also incredibly proud to look around the room and see the overwhelming level of talent from our county. We often read about the emerging profile of the Northern Powerhouse, but for so much award-winning work to be coming from our region alone is especially impressive.” Based in a creative 18sqm space in Bates Mill, Huddersfield, The Engine Room is now a team of 8 people. Founded in 2001, it continues to be run by the founding director Darren Evans and MD Lesley Gulliver, and has clients in varied business sectors ranging from manufacturing to health and the public sector. The DBA (Design Business Association) is the UK's most vocal champion of the role of effective design in the creation of business growth. The DBA was founded in 1986 to recognise, communicate and reward the integral role that design effectiveness plays in commercial success.
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Yorkshire manufacturing opens door to growth for Deuren

Thursday 02 March 2017

A West Yorkshire luxury door manufacturer looks set to double in size over the next 12 months, following an overhaul of the business model only two and a half years ago. Mirfield-based Deuren is no stranger to the interiors market, having supplied fine Italian doors to domestic and commercial customers for the past 20 years. But in 2014, founder Ian Chubb overhauled the company and brought everything in-house, transforming the business from a small import operation, to an 18-strong UK craftsmanship brand. And the decision appears to be paying off. Deuren relocated to a 10,000sft premises at the converted Wheatley Park mill, late last year, to help pave the way for further growth. Purchase of a £160,000 CNC machine further increased the technological capabilities of the workshop, taking the machinery investment total to £270,000 in the past two years alone. But the spend will not stop there. Ian already has his sights set on a new veneer press, and there are plans to procure another CNC machine by the end of the year. It is hoped that more people will be coming on board too, with Deuren having begun the hunt for at least three more joiners over the next few months. Commenting on what has been a whirlwind time for the business, Ian said: “When the recession hit, the quality of products we were importing became harder to control, and it was particularly difficult to get hold of fire doors. We were also finding that customers’ requirements were becoming increasingly bespoke, but we couldn’t offer the design and sizing flexibility that the UK new-build and renovation market sought. “So, we bit the bullet and brought the manufacturing in-house, taking us from a small team of salesmen to a company employing our own craftsmen, installation engineers and project administrators. ‘Shutting the door’ on the import market was the best thing we ever did. We’ve boosted our turnover by 81% in that time, and with a strong forward order book, project that revenue will double again within the next 12 months.” With more than 100 years’ combined experience in the door industry, the new-look Deuren team has manufactured more than 3,000 front, internal and garage doors since the new chapter began. Whilst all doors have been supplied as pre-finished sets – complete with frame, architrave, handle, latch and hinges – every one has been entirely bespoke. “A growing number of people are realising that a door is a crucial piece of furniture within a room – a gateway to the space they are about to enjoy,” explains Ian. “So, when it comes to new builds or renovations, homeowners are starting to think beyond the obvious. They’re exploring the design, size and finish options of their doors at the start of their projects, and looking for something unique. That’s great news for us – the boom of the interiors market and a passion for products ‘made in the UK’ has proven a real catalyst to our growth.” Deuren has kitted out the Mirfield workshop so that it is a customer facing environment where clients can either come for a little inspiration, or see their chosen door in production.
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Huddersfield height experts prepare theme park for relaunch

Monday 06 February 2017

A crew of Yorkshire-based maintenance-at-height experts has completed a four month project for Fantasy Island Theme Park - Ingoldmells, in readiness for the destination’s relaunch this March. The assignment has seen Huddersfield-headquartered Access North Structures clean the 167ft high inverted roller coaster The Odyssey – a thrill-seeking ride that travels at 62mph along a 2924ft course. New bird deterrent systems have also been installed to keep the roller coaster – and local wildlife – clean and safe. Elsewhere on the site, the six-strong team of IRATA-trained rope access specialists has worked on what, for many, is the heart of the park. At nearly 100ft tall, the iconic glazed pyramid structure has long housed Fantasy Island’s pavilion area with slides, eateries and more. But work is underway to make the area more atmospheric, with a ‘big reveal’ planned for only a few weeks’ time. Using pure rope access techniques, the technicians have therefore climbed through the pyramid’s interior lattice metalwork, to systematically clean and repaint the structure. Including the installation of temporary drape sheets to protect the interior, all of the steel and windows have also been cleaned, prepped, repainted and bulbs replaced. Similar maintenance works have also been carried out on the pyramid’s exterior glazing and steel architecture, to ensure a clean, bright appearance that sets the right first impression for holidaymakers. The contract, won via competitive tender, will now see Access North Structures continue to support the site owners Mellors Group with the upkeep of the park. Commenting on the project, Access North Structures’ managing director Berenice Northcott said: “In the competitive leisure industry, everything centres upon the visitor experience. So, regardless of the height or intricacy of a structure, it is crucial to ensure their appearance is maintained, down to the smallest detail. “As we’ve been working so close to the sea, in winter, we’ve naturally had to accommodate the added complexities of coastal weather conditions, especially when working at height. But we’ve worked in this industry for years, with annual maintenance contracts with similar weather conditions, for tourism giants like Butlins, for example.” The 41-acre Fantasy Island site was bought by international leisure specialists Mellors Group, last year. At the close of the 2016 summer season, the family-owned business announced a £3m investment in the park, in readiness for the March 2017 re-opening. But with a ten year plan to continually reinvigorate the destination, the goal is to boost business on the whole of the Skegness coast. Mellors Group also owns a Fantasy Island theme park in Dubai, as well as UK attractions including Nottingham Winter Wonderland, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Beach and the siting of giant observation wheels throughout the country.
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NEW PREMISES

Thursday 05 January 2017

Following our recent move to new premises 404 Manchester Road , Crosland Moor, HD4 5BW. We have also added a work and promotional wear section allowing people to view garments for workwear as well as our sportswear and equipment section
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2017 could be the year of the smart factory, says Huddersfield-based YCF

Monday 19 December 2016

2017 could be the year of the smart factory. That’s the opinion of Huddersfield-based YCF – the not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting the manufacturing industry and its supply chain. The statement follows months of speculation around Industry 4.0 – the idea of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technology. Simply, it’s the computerisation of manufacturing, involving systems that communicate with each other, monitor physical processes and make decisions. And YCF’s CEO Jill Mooney thinks that 2017 could be the year that manufacturers start to plan the implementation of such machinery. “The technology behind the idea isn’t simple at all,” Jill explains. “But the benefits – heightened productivity, more intricate product specifications and the potential to reach a wider customer base – are hard to ignore. “So, whilst a wholly ‘smart factory’ isn’t likely to be realised in 2017, we may see more manufacturers developing plans to implement new, collaborative machinery. Watch this space for the ‘fourth industrial revolution’!” But YCF’s predictions are offset with concern for the skills gaps that the manufacturing and engineering industries are already experiencing. Emerging technology requires new skills, and there’s already a short supply of people trained in high-level maintenance and repair. Plus, over the next decade, there will be 3.5 million manufacturing jobs that need to be filled, according to Deloitte. The supply chain sector therefore needs to start training people to meet this impending shortage, stresses YCF. Employers, schools and the government must push for more young people to take up vocational apprenticeships. “This is something we’ve gone some way to champion, as we helped to launch the new Process Manufacturing Centre at Kirklees College in Huddersfield, earlier this year,” comments Jill. “And, next year, we’ll be introducing a ‘skills hub’ – a forum to allow companies, careers services and budding young talent to come together in one, online space.” “For manufacturing firms to remain competitive, they must adapt to an ever-changing business environment, meaning that further spending on technology is inevitable. But to implement new systems successfully they must also invest in the training and development of their people – something crucial to the survival of our industry.” YCF is a membership organisation for the manufacturing and process industries, offering support and networking opportunities to companies both large and small. Its members share best practice and overcome common industry challenges.
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