Reactec partners with Honsa Ergonomic Technologies to prevent vibration-related musculoskeletal disorders in the USA

Kiana GreenanGeneral News

Edinburgh-based risk prevention expert, Reactec, has teamed up with Honsa Ergonomic Technologies to offer its ground-breaking wearable technology to protect workers in the United States from hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).  Based in Illinois, Honsa Ergonomic Technologies manufactures ergonomic pneumatic tools and accessories to improve worker safety and productivity. This new partnership will ensure that Reactec’s third-generation workplace wearable, the R-Link …

New survey results urge online retailers to focus on sustainable packaging to maintain brand loyalty

Kiana GreenanGeneral News

Consumers confirm packaging experience influences buying decisions New research published today by Macfarlane Packaging highlights that packaging sustainability remains the key priority for consumers, with 55% demanding that retailers stay focused on using recycled packaging materials and ensuring that their packaging can itself be reused or recycled. Furthermore, 20% of consumers indicated that they would boycott retailers whose packaging was …

Reactec strengthens commercial team with senior business development appointment

Reactec strengthens commercial team with senior business development appointment

Declan BarbourReactec

Workplace health risk prevention experts, Reactec, has announced the appointment of Gary Smith as their new Senior Business Development Manager. Gary brings extensive experience of implementing real-time monitoring solutions to proactively prevent health and safety risks in industrial settings across the UK and Europe. As Senior Business Development Manager, Gary will work with Reactec’s customers within the construction, rail and …

Caledonia Housing Association starts work on new affordable housing in Chryston

Caledonia Housing Association starts work on new affordable housing in Chryston

Declan BarbourCaledonia Housing Association

Construction has started on the development of nine new homes at Berryknowe Avenue, Chryston, North Lanarkshire. The affordable homes are being constructed by Morris & Spottiswood and include a bungalow and eight two-storey houses, helping provide much needed high quality, affordable housing to the area. The new homes, which have a Scottish Government funding contribution of £1.3m, is the first …

Loch Duart Salmon features in new Hebridean Baker cookbook

Kiana GreenanGeneral News

Exciting partnership with internationally popular author of ‘Hebridean Baker: At Home’ Loch Duart has just announced the start of a brand new creative collaboration with Coinneach MacLeod, better known as The Hebridean Baker. Born and raised on the Isle of Lewis and a champion of the Hebrides and Highland food and culture, Coinneach has created two bespoke Loch Duart Salmon …

Tripper is just the ticket for multi-bus travel

Tripper is just the ticket for multi-bus travel

Declan BarbourGlasGo Bus Alliance

Bus travel in and around Glasgow just got even easier, thanks to the arrival of a multi-operator mobile ticket, now available from the apps of the major bus operators. The Glasgow Tripper offers a selection of multi-operator tickets including day, weekly, and flexi travel bundles too. Previously available only with a registered smartcard, all Tripper tickets can now be bought on the mobile apps of First, McGill’s and West Coast Motors. …

Forth Ports launches its commitment to Net Zero

Dylan MacdonaldForth Ports

The UK’s third largest ports group, Forth Ports, has set out its commitment and the actions it is taking to achieve a net zero carbon operation by 2042 at an industry launch event in Edinburgh yesterday (Wednesday 4th October). 

Bullet Express secures Movement Guarantee

Bullet Express secures Movement Guarantee

Declan BarbourBullet Express

Bullet Express, one of the UK’s fastest-growing supply chain logistics, distribution and storage businesses, has introduced a Movement Guarantee service for the beers, wines and spirits sector. The Guarantee provides financial security to customers, clearance and documentation expertise as well as direct HMRC access. It is available to cover UK and worldwide beverage movements enabling the company to expand its …

Acquisition of specialist protective packaging business B&D

Acquisition of specialist protective packaging business B&D

Declan BarbourMacfarlane Packaging

Macfarlane announces the acquisition of B&D 2010 Group Limited (“B&D”), a specialist protective packaging business based in the South of England.  This earnings enhancing acquisition is in line with Macfarlane’s stated strategy of building its protective packaging business through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth. B&D is a well-established business employing 15 staff and supplying customers in the growing …

Macfarlane Packaging helps feed 1 million pets in need through logistics support for Blue Cross charity

Macfarlane Packaging helps feed 1 million pets in need through logistics support for Blue Cross charity

Declan BarbourMacfarlane Packaging

Today (5th September 2023) is International Day of Charity and Macfarlane Packaging is marking the milestone of having helped feed 1 million pets in need. Blue Cross is one of Macfarlane’s chosen charity partners and Macfarlane supports it by providing transport and storage for pet food donations so they can be delivered to where they are needed most for the …