Port of Tilbury's new crane swings into action

Port of Tilbury’s new zero emissions Liebherr swings into action

Laura MenendezGeneral News

Port of Tilbury’s new Liebherr zero emission material handler was officially welcomed into the port this week. The new Liebherr LH 150 M HR, is the first of its kind to operate in the UK and joins the busy port’s fleet of material handlers including Sennebogen 870 and 875 machines. The new handler, which is to be known as ‘Big …

Port of Tilbury’s Police Constable Adam Webb receives Royal Humane Society Award

Port of Tilbury’s Police Constable Adam Webb receives Royal Humane Society Award

Laura MenendezGeneral News, Port of Tilbury

Police Constable Adam Webb, from the Port of Tilbury Police, has this month received the Royal Humane Society’s Resuscitation Award for the heroic assistance he provided, while he was off duty, at a serious road traffic collision in Essex in November. On 25th November 2022, while he was off duty, PC Webb came across a very serious road traffic collision …

CCPS Boosts team with head of communications

CCPS BOOSTS TEAM WITH HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT

Laura MenendezCCPS

The Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS) has appointed Chis Small to the role of Head of Communications and Engagement. CCPS represents more than 90 not-for-profit social care and support providers who deliver vital services to over 220,000 people and their families across Scotland. Chris joins CCPS from the national charity, Children in Scotland, where he spent …

Macfarlane Group

Macfarlane Group PLC acquires A.E. Suttons Limited

Laura MenendezMacfarlane Group, Macfarlane Packaging

Macfarlane Group PLC (“Macfarlane”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of A.E. Sutton Limited, trading as Suttons Performance Packaging (“Suttons”), a specialist protective packaging manufacturing business based in Cambridgeshire.  The earnings enhancing acquisition is in line with Macfarlane’s declared strategy of building its protective packaging business through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth. Strategic highlights Founded in 1962, Suttons …

International Women's Day 2023 at Caledonia Housing Association

CALEDONIA KICKS OFF WEEK-LONG CELEBRATIONS TO MARK INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Laura MenendezCaledonia Housing Association

Caledonia Housing Association (CHA) has hosted its very first women only conference to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023. As one of Scotland’s largest Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), CHA employs 132 women, 70% of its workforce, across eight Scottish regions. Hosted by Julie Cosgrove, Chief Executive, the event marked the international theme of ‘Embrace Equity; Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness about …

Reactec's smart watch to protect workers from moving vehicles

Reactec’s R-Link smart watch deployed at Heathrow Airport to protect workers from proximity to vehicles

Laura MenendezReactec

Ferrovial Construction trials Reactec’s latest R-Link® innovation, a proximity warning device, to improve the safety of employees working close to moving vehicles at Heathrow Airport. Teams on Ferrovial Construction sites at Heathrow Airport are benefiting from Reactec’s new proximity warning system, R-Link, which helps to protect workers from moving vehicles during night-time runway repairs. Ferrovial Construction delivers improvement works at …

Stagecoach expands electric buses fleet in Ayrshire routes

Stagecoach set to expand its all-electric Ayrshire routes with £15.7 million investment

Laura MenendezStagecoach West Scotland

Stagecoach West Scotland unveiled its fleet of 27 fully electric buses at an official launch event today (20 February) at the historic Robert Burns Birthplace – Burns Cottage. This major investment of around £15.7 million sees 25 Volvo BZL single-deck buses, the first to operate in the UK added to the West Scotland electric fleet. In addition, two Alexander Dennis …

Grangemouth exports Scottish potatoes

Bumper ‘Tattie’ Season for Scotland’s largest container terminal

Laura MenendezForth Ports

The Port of Grangemouth exports 65,000 tonnes of Scottish seed potatoes around the world. The Port of Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest freight hub, has delivered a bumper ‘tattie’ season with 65,000 tonnes of seed potato exported around the world from Grangemouth. The busy container terminal grew annual volumes with 150,000 containers moving through the port in 2022. October and November are …

energy saving week CHA

Caledonia Housing Association unveils plans for energy saving advice programme

Laura MenendezCaledonia Housing Association

Caledonia Housing Association (CHA) has unveiled its plans for a week-long, energy saving advice programme for tenants. The Big Energy Saving Week, in partnership with Scarf, the energy efficiency advice service, will launch with a webinar on the evening of the 23rd of January to be opened by CHA’s Chief Executive, Julie Cosgrove, to provide tenants with advice on how …

Forth Green Freeport

TRANSFORMATIONAL FORTH GREEN FREEPORT BID IS SHORTLISTED AND MOVES A STEP CLOSER TO CREATING A GREEN GROWTH CORRIDOR

Laura MenendezForth Ports

Following today’s (13 January) green freeport shortlisting by the Scottish and UK Governments, the private-public bid consortium behind the transformational bid for a Forth Green Freeport (FGF) reacted to the positive news. The FGF proposal will generate up to 50,000 new green jobs and act as a catalyst for new green technologies and renewable energy manufacturing which will make a significant contribution …

HALO Kilmarnock supporting local businesses with access to top class facilities

HALO Kilmarnock supporting local businesses with access to top class facilities

Laura MenendezHALO Kilmarnock

The HALO Kilmarnock is continuing its support of local entrepreneurs and businesses across Ayrshire by rewarding 15 competition winners with access to The HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre (HEIC). The HEIC is a state-of-the-art building home to a Barclays Eagle Lab which is supporting start-up and scale-up businesses from across Ayrshire who are building and growing specialised digital and cyber …