Understanding your industry is what IBS does best. Understanding the special equipment that your company uses and knowing how important it is to the functioning of your day to day business is the business of the professionals at IBS. With so many industries to consider, you would be forgiven for thinking that there is no one out there who has the level of understanding that you do, of what is required to make your company a success in the your industry but with IBS as your preferred supplier, you will never be without the assistance of top shelf engineering products, equipment and services for the maintenance of your business.

All industries from the food and beverage industry, the vast chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and the like, demands accurate and consistent industrial mixing equipment for the smooth running of the business. With Industrial mixing equipment there is no room for error as any small inconsistency can ruin the quality of your products resulting in a large amount of wastage which can sink your business, especially when the products are expensive per capita or made in quickly and in large quantities. Entire batches can cost you dearly with loss of product or worse, loss of your customer to your competitor. IBS chooses only the best products for your business which is why there are always plentiful stocks of Mix srl for mixing systems or their components and Olocco company for rotary and diverter valves.

Never let the cost of innovation stand in the way of your business’s success. Innovation during these swiftly changing times resulting from the 4th and indeed the swift on-set of the 5th industrial revolution requires that you keep your business up to date with the best equipment which helps you meet the needs of an innovating global market.

Sure i t is recognised that over the years, very little has changed in the function of pumps and valves however the application has become more diverse which is why certain specialised products, which have been designed for low airspeed airflow such as Gvf impianti can have a large and sustained impact on your business and that of the industry in which you operate. Dense conveying equipment used for low and high transfer rates of rough or abrasive materials where a dense phase convey produces the optimal result which is required for a large section of pneumatic conveying industry. This is a low-speed, slow and steady-style system which is why it is vital that the margin for error is minimal. Many pneumatic conveying specialists will understand that the correct conveyance phase for highly abrasive materials is most desired in order to meet the handling of your material requirements.

No matter the speed of the product output for your business needs it is important to utilise the systems which will help you to achieve your business goals and partnering with IBS will guarantee this result. Quality and quantity can mean different outcomes in different environments and not one size will fit all, in the fast-paced engineering and industrial business. Choose clearly with IBS products and the quality of products and services they provide.

Phishing tips for employees

This weeks post is a continuation of last weeks Phishing tips and tricks.

Did you know Phishing currently accounts for 90% of data breaches with 30% of Phishing emails being opened? Most of the time these phishing scams can be prevented with a bit of simple know-how.

It’s important that you remain alert, vigilant and secure at all times. To prevent personal and business data loss.

Below are a few hand tips from our weekly phishing blog.

Tip 4 – Phishing links can be hidden in attachments

Not all phishing emails may contain a link within the copy of the email. Scammers can also embed links within attachments to avoid detection by email spam filters. E.g. PDF or Word doc.

If an email does not come from a source you know. Don’t open up any attachments. Speak to your IT team before hand.

Tip 5 – Real logos and brands

Scammers very often use real brand logos & branding. It’s very easy for them to pull these logos off the internet and to make a fake looking email or web page that mimics the real thing. Before you know it you have entered you secure details and they have captured them.

Always double check the source such as the domain name. Make sure the site you are on has a valid SSL certificate.

Tip 6 – Poor grammar and spelling

As soon as you see poor grammar & spelling, be suspicious. Many scammers originate from countries where English is not the first language. This can be very helpful in flagging a phishing campaign.

Interested in safeguarding your employees & business with a comprehensive online Phishing course? Click here to contact us.

Lodge Brothers has been in the business of funerals for many decades and have experience with every kind of funeral or memorial. As times change, so do the desires of the families of those who have passed away but the intention to celebrate their lives remains the same. Lodge Brothers Funeral Services understands these changing times and has kept up with the needs of their clients allowing them to arrange whichever type of bespoke funerals they may have.

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Society in the UK and indeed across the world is so vastly diverse when it comes to religious beliefs, cultural, ethnic and social origins, orientation and conscience that one funeral plan would not be enough to suit all. Through the generations it has been important to stay current with trends and it is important for funeral service providers to be able to provide individual funerals to suit the diverse society in which we all live. Differences in society are all to be recognised and celebrated equally which is foremost on the minds of Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors.

Modern Funerals are popularised through movies and social media and are gaining acceptance within the larger population, especially the younger generations. Old style funerals which were accepted as the norm are becoming out-dated as all around the world, different cultures and origins become blended and families seek more original funerals for their loved ones.

Trends include using more up-beat music, bright and varied colours, and a party style atmosphere with the tone and location of the funerals as a way of changing funerals from a sad and somber expression of sadness into time to appreciate life of those who have shared theirs with each other, whether it be current or past. Some traditions speak to more ancient rituals of ancestry celebrations which can be seen in some alternative funerals stemming from southern America and Mexico.

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you start to think about preparing for your passing? It could be that you want to prepare a will to ensure that your assets are evenly and fairly split between family members or to ensure that special items are guaranteed to be transferred to a specific person because of personal reasons which a legal attorney will not be privy to. It might be decided what kind of funeral you would prefer, so that you can take this burden off your friends and family who will be grieving your loss and so that you could ease their stress or because you have a particular vision for your funeral or memorial service. Or is it that you want to ensure that all of your viable organs are donated to the living once you are passed, or perhaps just a specific aspect of your physical body that you wish to donate to science and the like.

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There are so many aspects to the passing of an individual that most times, we forget that there are legal requirements as well as the will, which come into play. Especially if you have never had to be involved in the legal side of the passing of an individual, you would not have been exposed to certain aspects of the process. Without knowing what can be required, families can be left shell-shocked and unsure of how to execute all of the decisions which they will need to navigate if you do not choose to make these decisions for them.

This is why Lodge Brothers Probate Walton offers a number of special services that are pre-paid and which will alleviate your family’s stress and give you the final say in how you would like your affairs to be handled. These services include the preparation of last wills in testament, lasting powers of attorney and pre-paid Probate Woking services.

Choosing Probate West Byfleet services is a way in which you can assure that your final life decisions will be a certainty. Probate Ashford is required for ascertaining the value of your assets and liabilities, finalising any inheritance tax, preparing probate-related paperwork such as grants of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration as well as collecting your assets within your estate and dealing with any liabilities after the Grant has been received. And to make things even easier and more certain, Lodge Brothers Probate  Weybridge Legal Services offers this service with fees that are both fixed and guarantees ensuring no unexpected surprises will meet your loved ones at the end of your life’s journey.

Probate Shepperton is a service that most people will need in order to sell or transfer property and shares and also in order to close bank accounts: all things which are very admin based and entrenched within legal systems which can be daunting to anyone who does not have knowledge of these areas. Probate is best left to the professionals which is why a visit to the Lodge Brother Legal Services team for a free, no-obligation quote is the best gift you could leave to your family when the times comes.

 

Looking for that “Pretty Woman” experience… you know the one … the one where you don’t have to pitch up to your best friend’s wedding, or your 20 year school reunion or even a family event on your own… again. Being single is not for the faint of heart and everyone likes to have company when attending social events. It’s a natural human instinct to enjoy the company of others, but you don’t have to do it alone! Signing up to Dukes of Daisy means that you don’t ever have to face the crowds on your own. You can arrive in style, with a charming companion on your arms, who will make you the focus of their attention throughout the entire event, making sure that you don’t get stuck in some dusty corner of the room talking to old Uncle Ralph who is famous for his bad breathe and “grabby” wandering hands, because no one else is single and will talk to you!

Dukes of Daisy offers you a date for hire ensuring safe and friendly companions for your events. What sets us apart from other agencies is that we focus on providing non-sexual female escort or non-sexual male escorts meaning that at the end of your date, you know what to expect. Our “no funny business” guarantee means that you can relax, get to know your date and enjoy their company, safe in the knowledge that you are not required to do anything out of your comfort zone at the end of it. We say it like it is. And what you see is what you get.

Benefits of using our Companion Escorts over Dating

There are numerous benefits of using one of our Companion Escorts, when compared to going on dates with anonymous guys and girls. The most obvious and important is CONTROL:

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

After all, this is your time – so it’s important that you get the most out of it, with the best possible experience. Based on feedback from 100s of happy clients the pros of using a companion escort for the day/evening/weekend are many:

  • Companionship
  • Complete Discretion
  • Stimulating Conversation
  • Undivided Attention
  • Experience your very own fairy-tale
  • Hassle free Companionship when you need it
  • Get the right look and personality for your occasion

Whether you want someone to cuddle up and watch movies with, go for long walks, good conversation, pose as your boyfriend or girlfriend at work functions or just some light-hearted fun over dinner and drinks – we have a Companion fit for purpose.

Cloud Storage is a facility whereby data is stored, backed-up, managed and maintained remotely. This type of services enables its users to then store their files online and access that data from any where in the world, as long as there is an internet connection. Recent studies show that not only are large corporations and business fully utilising this service, but so too are small and medium business owners, due to the competitive advantages that this remote access solution provides to their companies. Advantages include accessibility at any time (no down time), disaster recovery in emergency situations, ensuring full on-going safety of all files and data at a fraction of the usual data storage costs.

With more than 15 years in the business experience Knowall IT offers our clients the latest of technological advances which ensures that your business will always be at your fingertips. In an era of constantly changing technology, Knowall IT offers Sage Cloud Hosting which is the most advanced and latest technology which allows you multiple points of access to your data, from multiple devices, across any operating system, at any time or place.

Small and medium-sized companies can further benefit from the wealth of expertise and experience these technological advances in their organisations using SWYX. SWYX is a VoIP system with the capacity to integrate all of your devices at reduced call charges, tailor-made to your business needs. SWYX is an award-winning integrated communication solution which means that your staff are guaranteed to be able to make and receive calls from any location no matter which time of the day, keeping your business up and running at all times, whether staff are at their desktops or not.. . the most powerful communication tool your business will ever invest in, contact Knowall IT for more information.

Guest Post: How We Set Up Strawberry Fieldz!

5 years ago I was about to head back to my very boring job following maternity leave, to work as a Relationship Development Consultant at a well know insurance company. My husband Adam was working in a planning role, which he had done for many years and was fairly bored. His main passion has always been music, gigging with his Dad from the age of 5 and playing in bands all through is life, teaching guitar, and running his own recording studio also. So we find ourselves at a small local festival, with a badly erected tatty party tent, with a tiny stage, and really badly managed sound where no one on stage could hear themselves. We sat in the sun after his performance and agreed we could do this set up better. So we did. Simple as that!

Adam researched products and prices, and I worked on a business plan and researched local companies. Where could we add value, go the extra mile, and make our offering unique.  After extensive research I found that websites were hard to navigate, quotes often did not turn up or where wrong, too many contact forms and not enough personal service. So that was where we felt we could really excel, using our years of customer service experience to offer the personal touch that was missing from our competitors.

We launched 8 months later with a website and no marquees at that point.  We used a well known business directory and got a fair amount of work from that.  We had a summer of bookings ahead and so we made the decision to borrow some money and buy the equipment.

DIY Marquees were absolutely amazing, they gave us brilliant advice because they have been there, started a marquee company and been in the hire market themselves. I turned up with a wobbly trailer and two screaming toddlers and we took our marquees home.

The rest really is history. We called many pubs and introduced ourselves, emailed local councils, joined local business networks, and had our vehicles sign written. Our hit rate for converting an enquiry to a booking was around 75% and I think this has to be down to us really caring about our customers and it coming across to them that we have time to discuss their needs, and we really want them to have a good experience with us. This has undoubtedly contributed to the amount of repeat bookings we receive. We have a strong repeat customer base and get recommendations all the time which saves on advertising costs!

We took very little pay in the first 3 years ploughing it all back in to the business to grow as quickly as we could.  We started offering small festival stages in the second year of trading which has added variety to our business. We have provided stages for festivals, local councils, pub events, and got paid to watch live bands!

We have so many great memories over the last few years, from our customers that invite us in to share a freshly made curry, to the quirky sheep that leapt in our van and ate our biscuits.  Every day is different, and each customer unique but it’s been an amazing experience and watching our business grow has been very rewarding.  DIY Marquees has been crucial to our success and have always gone the extra mile to help us. We have had to order next day delivery items at 4.59pm in the evening as we have lost a vital component, had issues onsite and needed advice, and been totally fine with us never giving the correct part name for an item in spite of them sending them to us numerous times. 😊

Get in touch with DIY Marquees if you are wanting to buy a marquee

During times of shock and grief at the loss of a loved one who has passed away, generally the last thing that family members and friends need to worry or think about is physically sorting out the affairs of their beloved. It is always at times like these when emotions are high, that “life administration” is the hardest thing to deal with. Leaving your affairs in order is one final gifts that you can give to your family, making a difficult time a little easier for them.

If this is your intention for when you pass away, you will need the services of a reputable legal firm to place your belonging s in probate.  If you have a Will, your executor applies for a grant of probate which then ensures that they are responsible for the administration of your estate and affairs, as well as ensuring that you estate is being administered according to your wishes and that the right people are dealing with your affairs.

A grant of Probate will need to be applied for by an Executor or administrator and it is a legal document. The document confirms who the executor of your estate is and that they have the authority to deal with your assets, on your passing. This includes your money, any property that you may have and your general belongings. The Executor uses the grant as proof that they have the right to access your funds, assist with any and all finances that need to be dealt with and then subsequently distribute the finances and assets as you have set out in your Will, to those who are meant to receive them.

At the offices of Lodge Brothers Legal Services, we offer theses probate services to all of our clients.

Contact Probate Twickenham, Probate Feltham and Probate Ashford for all legal services in your area.

HomeWith nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, IBS (Industrial Blower Services) has grown significantly and forged their way to becoming the UK’s largest repair and service centre for roots type blowers. IBS has established 3 repairs and services centres conveniently placed around the UK. Specialising in Roots type blowers, IBS also proudly handles and repairs Industrial Vacuums, Vacuum Pumps, Biogas Compressor, Portable Vacuum, Pneumatic and Vacuum Conveying and Fabrication. The products and services of IBS are supplied mainly to the Industrial, Utility, Manufacturing, Road Tanker, Municipal and Commercial sectors in the UK as well as in the US. Along with these products and service, IBS boasts an experienced and knowledgeable staff compliment who are focused and determined to keep their “clients operation moving via astute advice, efficient service and technical excellence “.

While many of those in the manufacturing and other similar industries and sector, will know and understand the Roots type blowers and their applications, due to the specific nature of these products, not everyone may have been exposed to benefits of these blowers. Typically, blowers are used where a large amount of air needs to be moved across a relatively small pressure differential. Commonly, roots blowers are used in the industry for pneumatic conveying systems. The roots blowers are designed to deliver high volume of air through a pipe which is then enables it to displace solid products from one area to another. This type of positive displacement operates by the pumping of fluid with a pair of meshing lobes which one would liken to a set of stretched gears. The fluid, being trapped in pockets, then surrounds the lobes and is carried from the intake side of the exhaust.  Roots type blowers are highly effective and efficient resulting in a reliable solution at a low cost, guaranteed to satisfy any user.

In the event that your Becker blower, FPZ blower or any other blower, should require servicing or repairs however, you can reply on the expertise of IBS staff to assist you in the most cost-effective way as well as offering emergency services during working hours for company’s within a radius of 100 miles of our repair centres.

dblo architects Knightsbridge and architects Notting Hill are Architects who are involved in more than just the design of a building.  Personal integrity and genuine care set them apart from your usual architectural firm. dblo architects view their role in the building and construction process as important in every stage of construction. From the moment that a client brings them their initial dream concept for the construction and design, through to the first day of opening , dblo architects remain invested in your project, remain involved as buildings evolve to incorporate new surroundings and ideas.

While their reputation precedes them, there is no sense of complacence when it comes to providing excellent services to their clients on an on-going basis. As a professional licensed organisation, they are responsible for public safety and overseeing of projects – both key and vital aspects of the architectural process. With a team of highly motivated and dedicated staff, you will not find an organisation with more knowledge and experience in a vast variety of projects, including interior design and development as well as architecture. If enhancing value through design is something that you are looking for when it comes to your next building project, contacting dblo architects Knightsbridge, architects Mayfair and architects Notting Hill is the best investment in time that you could make. Once done, you will find your architectural needs once and for all taken care of.

In any construction project involving an architect will involve 3 main aspects, namely: Design, Documentation and Construction and with a well-established firm like dblo, with a team of consummate professionals behind you, you will find all of these aspects are not only completed in accordance with every compliance regulation being met, ensuring accuracy and safety first, but you will also find that the design of your most important building project is designed to perfection, aligning to your perfect building dream.