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AkzoNobel Returns Manufacturing Innovation To The North East

At a cost of £100m, AkzoNobel’s Ashington production centre is capable of doubling output – the equivalent of 80m 2.5 litre tins of Dulux – while halving its carbon footprint when compared to previous facilities. Automation processes are powered by renewable energy methods, including photovoltaic (PV) cells and a biomass boiler in order to increase…
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5 Ways To Prevent Construction Site Theft

Many construction projects operate to tight budgets and pressing deadlines, meaning hired or owned equipment and tools need to be easily and quickly accessible to contractors. But the open nature of building sites, along with insufficient storage and security measures, can make construction projects a tempting target for thieves. What’s more, statistics from the NICB…
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Do I need Professional Indemnity Insurance if I’m self-employed?

More and more of us are discovering the joys of working for ourselves, leaving traditional workplaces to become self-employed or start our own small companies. Since 2008, the number of freelancers working in the UK has increased 36% from 1.4million to a staggering 1.91million. According to a report by the Association of Independent Professionals and…
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Introducing Industry 4.0

The Internet of Things is contributing to the revolution in work processes we are currently seeing – the name for this transition is Industry 4.0. What is Industry 4.0? Industry 4.0 is widely accepted to be the fourth industrial revolution. The first was when the Victorians made the switch from living off the land to…
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