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Made in the Midlands weekly round up - #1

Posted on: Sep 12th

In the first edition of this series, Made in the Midlands will conduct a weekly round-up of all of our member news. Our members regularly post content regarding: history, charity, investments and product launches. Shropshire-based, Filtermist International Limited impressed over 65 members by showcasing their state of the art facility at the latest Made in the Midlands breakfast event. Filtermist Managing Director, James Stansfield said: “I was amazed by the amount of attendees....

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Why choose wire mesh decking over closed, wooden or metal panels?

Posted on: Mar 17th

Mesh decking is ideal for heavy duty as well as very light loads, food industries, combustible areas as it’s a highly versatile offering significant benefits over traditional shelving. It quickly converts pallet racking into shelving for smaller items without a loss in loading capacity. It’s a cost-effective and strong alternative to timber and solid industrial steel shelving to store pallets and unusual shaped products. Each wire mesh panel ...

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How you can avoid paying the penalty for going the extra mile by Katie O'Regan

Posted on: Sep 18th

Towards the beginning of the year Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom (HMRC) launched a new methodology to target Employer Compliance reviews on their key clients. To do this they recruited ‘Compliance Champions’ from a variety of industries with experience and familiarity of taxation and working practices within their field of expertise. In a poacher turned gamekeeper way, these ‘Compliance Champions’ have written to large busin...

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Pollution Pays?

Posted on: Mar 5th

If you drive a petrol fuelled car it will be fitted with a catalytic converter. All modern petrol car exhausts manufactured from 1993 include a catalytic converter. This reduces harmful emissions of certain gasses, including nitrogen oxides, into the atmosphere. Nitrogen oxides cause asthma and respiratory ailments, as well as being one of the main components of urban smog and acid rain.Our Environment Agency (EA) polices manufacturing and processing companies to ensure nitrogen oxides...

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Think local, act global by guest blogger H T Brigham

Posted on: Jan 13th

“Where did you buy your groceries from this week? Did you visit the independent traders on your local high street, or the one-stop-shop supermarket just down the road? Which you choose will probably come down to several factors including, price, quality, variety, convenience, and not least, whether you even have a local high street anymore. We are often told about the benefits of sourcing locally for the local economy, the environment and for ourselves. In reality, we probably e...

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