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Tax Preparation Specialist Issues Tax Relief Guidance for Employees Who Incur Work-related Expenses

Tax preparation

Employees in the UK are being encouraged to explore their tax relief options to ensure they are not left footing the bill for their work-related expenses. Tax preparation specialist David Redfern, managing director of DSR Tax Claims Ltd, added his support to a HMRC Twitter campaign to ensure that employees are made aware of their entitlement to various tax reliefs which are open to them.

Polypipe saddles up for sponsorship of fledgling female cycling team

Polypipe's fledgling female cycling team

Polypipe has signed on as principal sponsor of a new all-female competitive cycling academy. The Doncaster-based manufacturer of plastic above and below ground drainage and water management systems will continue its support of developing talented sportspeople by backing the new Racescene Female Development Academy (RFDA) for the 2019 race season.

The RFDA is a Yorkshire-based female youth cycling team for young riders aged 12 to 16, who will be competing in regional and national road and town centre series races throughout 2019. 

The riders will receive expert racing and team management coaching, with access to sports nutritionists and psychologists, as the organisation looks to develop the female talent that can go on to compete in professional events.

New research reveals construction industry's image problem

New research reveals construction industry's image problem

Less than one in ten young people would consider a career in construction, even though more than half are interested in subjects that qualify them for the industry, new research by L&Q has revealed.

L&Q, one of the UK’s largest housing associations and developers, surveyed 1,095 16-18 year-olds about their career aspirations.

Around 50 per cent of the young people said that they were interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). However, only nine per cent stated that they would consider a career in housebuilding.

Sandhurst Group Celebrates first year of trading at the Honourable Artillery Company in the City of London

Sandhurst Group Celebrates first year of trading at the Honourable Artillery Company

On Thursday 8th November 2018 the team came out in force to meet their clients and celebrated the night away with canapés and prosecco, renditions from Lyric Tenor, Yuri Sabantini, wine tasting experience from GS Wines and a presentation from Blesma, The Limbless Veterans charity which is very close to CEO Steve May’s heart and one the company supports.

BC Designs and Bayswater London W2 secures deal with The IPG

BC Designs Bathroom

BC Designs and Bayswater London W2 have become the latest manufacturers to join The IPG; the UK’s largest and fastest growing membership group of independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists. 

The IPG was founded on the belief that independent merchants should have a better voice in today’s market, and a better opportunity to compete with the generic chain stores and companies dominating the market.

The move will see independent merchants being able to purchase the companies’ products, along with access to marketing materials and distribution channels to better support their business. 

Saras Hope Foundation set to benefit from Flame's support

Flame staff supporting Saras Hope Foundation

Flame Heating Group is hoping to build on the £25,000 it has raised for good causes in the North East, after announcing Saras Hope Foundation as its chosen charity for 2019.

The Boldon-based heating and plumbing merchant will support and fundraise for the Foundation over the course of the year, having previously supported Fighting All Cancers Together (F.A.C.T.) in 2018.

Established in 2007 by Ged and Julie Hoburn, Saras Hope Foundation offers respite for children and young people with cancer and their families, which includes providing fully-funded holidays to create lasting memories with loved ones. 

Trustmark Joins The Fight Against Criminals

CEO of Trustmark and team manager

TrustMark, the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme for tradespeople, has joined the ‘Friends Against Scams’ campaign to protect and prevent vulnerable people falling victim to scams. 

The National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams team welcomed TrustMark’s Chief Executive Officer, Simon Ayers, as a SCAMbassador to help them to protect everyone from scams and the damage they cause.   Together with the organisation, Simon will encourage all TrustMark employees, Scheme Operators and Registered Firms to become 'friends' and empower them and their wider communities to ‘Take a Stand Against Scams’. 

New website now LIVE by Vogue (UK)

New website now LIVE by Vogue (UK)

Vogue (UK), the UK’s leading manufacturer of designer radiators and towel warmers has undergone a digital makeover with the launch of its new-look website for 2019, now LIVE! 

Simply open your web browser and type www.vogueuk.co.uk

Providing Vogue customers with a new and improved online portal to Britain’s finest collection of designer heating solutions, Vogue (UK)is proud to introduce a modern take on both brand and products to further enrich the user-experience for its customers. 

The newly updated and easy-to-use website by Vogue (UK) is:

User-friendly – easily find what you’re looking for with helpful product filters defined by style and model type e.g. radiator or towel warmer

NSF International commends Altecnic's TMV2-certified products

Altecnic staff

Reinforcing its credentials as a specialist supplier of quality heating and plumbing components for trade and consumer markets, Altecnic has received a coveted award from NSF International.

The global water testing, certification and auditing organisation has recognised Altecnic's adjustable T-type thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs). These products are the first to be TMV2-accredited against the recently revised 2017 version of the European Standards BS EN 1111 and BS EN 1287 which ensure thermostatic products maintain safe temperature water delivery for bath, shower and washbasin use.