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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
 

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. Classify your waste to check if it’s hazardous.
  2. Separate and store hazardous waste safely.
  3. Use authorised businesses to collect, recycle or dispose of your hazardous waste – check that waste carriers are registered and waste sites have environmental permits.
  4. 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.
  5. Keep records (known as a ‘register’) for 3 years at the premises that produced or stored the waste.
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, for example ‘carrier schedules’ (list of carriers when there is more than one), records of rejected loads
If these documents are not 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
  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
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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.

Hazardous waste: rejected loads guidance
 

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 may commit an offence if you do not reject hazardous waste that arrives at your site:

  • without a consignment note
  • with a consignment note that is incomplete or incorrect
  • that you are not permitted to accept
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 cannot change your decision. So if you sign as accepting you cannot 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 create a written explanation that includes:

  • 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. They can:

  1. Move the rejected waste to a new consignee.
  2. Move the rejected waste back to their own premises.
  3. Ask you to accept the waste you have rejected.
All of these require the producer to create a new consignment note.

If the producer or holder picks options 1 or 2 you do not need to be involved. They must arrange to remove the waste:
  • immediately, if you’re not authorised or willing to store the waste temporarily
  • within 5 working days in all other circumstances

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.

See the guidance on completing consignee returns for the detail.

Carrier responsibilities

You may commit an offence if you

  • collect hazardous waste from a producer or holder with a missing, incomplete or incorrect consignment note
  • 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. If there is no note, they must provide you with a written explanation. You must keep this as a record.

You must immediately telephone the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 (call charges) and give them the:
  • consignment note code (or advise if there was no note)
  • consignee’s name and address
  • date and time of consignment rejection
  • list of waste code(s), description and quantity in kg
  • consignee’s reasons for rejecting the waste
  • producer or consignor details
  • your details
You must then contact the producer or holder entered in part A2 of the consignment note for more instructions.

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. They can:
  1. Move the waste to another consignee.
  2. Move the waste back to the producer or holder - themselves.
  3. Ask the rejecting consignee to accept it.
All of these require the producer to create a new consignment note. They may ask you to assist them.

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

Producer or holder responsibilities
If a consignee rejects your waste, the carrier must contact you immediately and explain why.

It is your responsibility to decide what happens next to the rejected waste. You have 3 options, you can:
  1. Move the waste to another consignee.
  2. Move the waste back to your premises
  3. Ask the rejecting consignee to accept it
All of these require you to create 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
Option 1 and 2 require that the waste must 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 the returned hazardous waste you become a consignee. You must:

  • hold a permit or exemption that allows you to store this waste on your premises
  • provide a consignee return to the Environment Agency, reporting receipt of the waste
You cannot use this option if:
  • the carrier mixed your waste with other waste during collection, for example in a tanker
  • the premises in A2 is a domestic household

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, for example if the consignee’s site is not 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 (if correct) for the rejected consignment - in the format XXXXXX/YYYYYR
  • the code assigned by the rejecting consignee if there was no note (or if the consignment note code was missing or incorrect) - 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.

Rejecting part of a consignment or load
If a consignment contains 2 or more wastes:
  • you may choose to reject part of the consignment if the reason for rejection does not apply to all of the wastes
  • you must follow the rejected loads procedure for the rejected waste
  • you must follow the normal consignment and return procedure for the accepted waste
If a load consists of 2 or more consignments you may choose to reject one or more consignments if the reason for the rejection does not apply to all of the consignments. However if the wastes have been mixed (for example in a tanker) or for any reason cannot reliably be linked to a particular consignment, you must reject all the consignments.

 

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 from www.gov.uk 
  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:
  • Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code (2003) – this describes the business activity that produced the waste
  • waste classification code, also referred to as LoW (List of Waste) or EWC (European Waste Catalogue) code – this describes the waste
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 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
 

Your responsibilities
You must:

  • keep waste to a minimum by doing everything you reasonably can to prevent, reuse, recycle or recover waste (in that order) - get help to do this
  • sort and store waste safely and securely
  • complete a waste transfer note for each load of waste that leaves your premises
  • check if your waste carrier is registered to dispose of waste
  • not allow the waste carrier to dispose of your waste illegally (and report them to Crimestoppers if they do)
You have extra responsibilities if you’re dealing with hazardous waste.

What counts as business waste
Any waste that comes from a commercial activity is business waste. If you use part of your home to run your business then any waste from that part is business waste.

Business waste also includes any waste that comes from:
  • construction
  • demolition
  • industry
  • agriculture

Disposing of your own waste
You must register as a waste carrier if you want to dispose of your own waste regularly. Depending on what you’re doing, you may also need to apply for a waste permit.

Moving waste between countries
You can’t move waste between countries for disposal, eg to send it to landfill. You can usually only import or export waste to recover it, eg to use waste to produce energy.

Waste transfer notes
 

For each load of non-hazardous waste you move off your premises, you need a waste transfer note or a document with the same information, eg an invoice.

Register online at https://portal.edoconline.co.uk/register to:

  • fill in a waste transfer note for a single load of waste
  • create a season ticket for a series of loads
Or download a waste transfer note to fill in and sign on paper.

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. 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.

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Brand consultancy invests £100,000 in 19th century mill transformation

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Huddersfield-based strategic brand consultancy The Engine Room is midway through a £100,000 plus project to transform a 19th century mill and former piggery, into its new HQ. The company purchased York Mills back in January 2017 for £250,000, following a long hunt for the perfect premises. And having secured £20,000 funding from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership Business Growth Programme, work is now well underway to refurbish the 4,000sqft space into a creative hub in the centre of Mirfield. Once owned by the Ingham family who employed Anne Brontë as a governess, it is believed that the site also previously housed a textile mill and confectionery warehouse. Outbuildings have already been cleared to pave the way for a car park, the former car port is being converted into a main reception, and an adjoining cottage has quickly been let. Attention has now turned to overhauling the heart of the mill. The Engine Room team will occupy the first floor of the premises, with room to accommodate the two new recruits set to be appointed over the next six months. The ground floor is being transformed into a workshop space for use by local businesses as well as The Engine Room’s own team . The cellar with brick-vaulted ceiling has the potential for a number of small lettings, perfect for small creative businesses. Commenting on the project, The Engine Room’s managing director Lesley Gulliver said: “This is a massive undertaking for us, both in terms of financial expenditure and human resources. However, we’ve long been on the lookout for the perfect new ‘home’. The move – whilst daunting – feels extremely well-timed as we’re maturing as a business, shifting towards a pure brand focus, and planning for our next phase of growth. “We can’t wait to reveal the result of our efforts!” The anticipated completion date for the six-month refurbishment is late September 2018. “Great effort has been taken to reuse as many of the site’s original materials as possible,” continued Lesley. “We’ve salvaged the mill door for use as a boardroom table, for instance, and the beams from the demolished outbuildings have been set aside to mark out the soon-to-be car parking spaces. “It will hopefully be the perfect blend of old and new.” The Engine Room is an award-winning brand consultancy founded by design director Darren Evans 17 years ago. Clients include Yorkshire manufacturer Polyseam, global scalp cooling specialist Paxman, and Cummins – to name just a few.
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New senior management team as Huddersfield-based Leach prepares for £25m turnover

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Huddersfield-headquartered graphic display specialist Leach has announced the formation of a new senior management team (SMT), following the company's acquisition by French-owned Chargeurs group, back in April. Richard Leach – great grandson of the company’s founder – has stepped down as Managing Director to pave the way for Finance Director James Lavin to take over the reins of the company. Richard – and co-director Jim Parkin – will spend the next nine months supporting the new MD and SMT through this transitional period. Adrian Wray, who joined the business in January as Head of Sales, has also been promoted to Sales and Marketing Director. Elsewhere, there have been career advancements for three other key team members. Operations Manager Russell Wilson has become Head of Operations, overseeing everything from new product development through to installations; Company Secretary Paul Wadsworth is now Head of Finance; and Senior Project Manager Tom Foster has taken on the role of Head of Leach Inspire – the Group’s heritage sector brand. The new SMT marks the start of a five-year journey towards Leach becoming a £25m brand. With latest turnover figures of £11m, bold plans to more than double the size of the business are certainly achievable, explains Richard. “Chargeurs is an innovation leader and a global manufacturing and services group with leading positions in its four markets and a customer portfolio spanning 80 countries,” he said. “They have their sights set on worldwide revenues of €1bn by 2022, so it’s no surprise that their aspirations for Leach are so ambitious. “However, they have acquired the business at a pivotal point in our evolution. Established 127 years ago, Leach has stood the test of time because we have continued to innovate. With Chargeurs’ investment, the pace of this innovation, R&D, new product development and personnel advancement, will only accelerate.” With the increased investment and opportunities on the horizon, new Managing Director James Lavin adds; “By leveraging the global networks of our new owners Chargeurs we’ll therefore be able to expand our offering – in the UK and overseas – meaning what could be perceived as steep growth targets are well within reach.” When asked how he feels about working towards his retirement from the company in the spring of 2019, Richard concludes: “Jim and I have ploughed a vast amount of expertise and passion into Leach, and I obviously have a sentimental attachment to the business because it was founded by my great-grandfather. “But what began life as a one-man photographic studio has grown to become a 100-strong organisation with over 500 customers and the most robust management team yet. This succession strategy was a long time in the making, but I know the board is well-placed to build on the Leach family legacy. I’m excited to see what happens next.”
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Yorkshire Vape Entrepreneur Shortlisted in Asian Business Awards

Thursday 12 July 2018

Imran Ismail, the founder and CEO of Dewsbury based e-liquid manufacturer, Doozy Vape Co, has been shortlisted in the English Asian Business Awards. The awards, which are in their seventh year, acknowledge and celebrate the hard work of individuals and businesses from the Asian community who contribute significantly to the UK economy. Founded in 2015 Doozy Vape Co is one of the UK’s most recognisable e-liquid brands which has seen turnover increase year on year, with a 200% growth forecast for the year ahead, Its recent deal with Asda has seen the business supply 46 stores to date, with a national rollout underway. Nominated in the Creative Entrepreneur of the Year category, Imran commented “It was a shock, but a delight to be informed that I had been nominated for the awards. Being shortlisted demonstrates just how far Doozy Vape Co has come since it was established in 2015 and I am very much looking forward to celebrating with other shortlisted individuals”. The shortlist comes further to Doozy Vape Co being highly commended in the Vapearound Awards 2018. Their ‘Dream Shake’ liquid, a chocolate milkshake flavour won Doozy an award for ‘Best Chocolate Flavoured e-liquid’ in what is recognised as one of the industry’s most prestigious awards.
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WHC Ltd team up with World Wide Distributors TVH

Monday 09 July 2018

British design and innovation company WHC Ltd have recently teamed up with worldwide distributors TVH to provide their Anti-Crush Systems to a global market. Bradford based WHC Ltd have created an innovative safety system designed to reduce the risk of accidents happening on the factory floor. WHC specialises in the design & manufacture of custom Reel and Roll Handling trucks used in the Paper, Printing & Packaging, industries, which they fitted with their own ACKPlate™ Anti-Crush System, with great success. Their customers started asking for similar systems for their existing fleets of warehouse trucks and now, a 2nd generation of Anti-Crush Systems the ACKBelt® & ACKPad® has been launched. This innovative design can be retro fitted to virtually all makes & models of electronic warehouse equipment to improve health and safety for the whole organisation. These special protection systems are fitted around the base of the machine. They protect the feet & ankles of the driver and any passers-by against injuries that can be caused if struck by the part of the machine on which the ACKPad® or ACKBelt® is fitted. The ‘Anti-Crush Kick-Belt’ (ACKBelt®) and the ‘Anti-Crush Kick-Pad’ (ACKPad®) can be easily fitted to almost any truck that is fitted with an Anti-Crush Button (ACB), on the Tiller Arm and/or has a compatible electronic controller. The ACKBelt® and ACKPad®, fit around the base of powered pedestrian trucks and connects to the existing ACB circuit. Not only do they protects the operator when it comes into contact at any point around the base of the truck, but it also protects other personnel and equipment/machinery, should the truck operator crash into them. The systems add an extra layer of safety and typically increase the detection area of an impact by over 800%! TVH, who have 30,000 registered customers in 172 countries worldwide, are the first to sign up to distribute WHC Ltd’s Anti-Crush products. TVH will be offering the cost effective and easily fitting, ACKBelt® and ACKPad® to their customers and are looking to roll it out across TVH US, UK, Poland, New Zealand, and Australia in the near future. For further information about WHC Ltd Anti-Crush Systems please visit: https://whcltd.com/goods_category/anti-crush-systems/
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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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