1.2 Mile Swim 56 Mile Bike Ride 13.1 Mile Run to become a 70.3 Ironman
A week on Sunday I am going to push my body to the limit doing my first Iron Man 70.3. As you can imagine it has been a lot of hard training for the last 6 months especially for someone that is closer to 50 than 40 :-)
The hardest part has been fitting in 6 days a week of training around family and work, but who am I to complain being lucky 🍀 enough to live disability free so that's why I am raising money for scope who do so much for people living with real disability.
A Congratulations from GCP!
For British plastic injection moulding toolmakers their numbers appear to be dwindling leaving a large gap for youngsters to join the trade, however at Great Central Plastics there’s a new kid on the block!
Great Central Plastics would like to congratulate employee Thomas Hewitt 21, on the successful completion of his Level Three Advanced Performing Engineering Operations qualification. After coming to Great Central Plastics as an apprentice from Northampton College in October 2014, Tom is now excelling in his new role as Trainee Toolmaker.
During Tom’s time at Great Central Plastics he has been under the wing of Technical Director Darryl Brown who is pleased to have an extra pair of hands in the workshop! “I am very pleased to have been part of Tom’s toolmaking apprenticeship and to have helped with his progress, it has changed a bit in nearly 40 years since I did mine but the basics are and will always remain the same, “How to adjust a piece of metal”.
Campaign to promote awareness and prevent child poisoning from household cleaning products.
Every year, thousands of infants need medical care for poisoning from products commonly found in and around the home. Most accidental poisoning happens to children under 5 years old (on average 15 under 5s each day).
This campaign, run by RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) aims to promote awareness and to prevent child poisoning and eye injuries from household cleaning products.
The purpose of the campaign is to equip all consumers with the skills to recognise the dangers of accidental poisoning in the home and encourage them to take steps to prevent these kind of incidents.
The key educational element of the campaign is a magnetic hanger with a detachable pad – “The Mag-Pad”, displaying safety advice that can be put on a fridge or other metallic appliance. The “Mag-Pad” has been distributed to hospitals, health visitors, children’s centres and nurseries.
Event Date: April 29th 2017 - St Mary’s Church, Witney, Oxfordshire.
Micromarketing Ltd, a Promotional Product Agency who work with private, public and not-for-profit organisations in the UK supplying corporate branded gifts, bespoke promotional products and high-quality merchandise, are proud to be sponsoring The Round Table’s 6th Annual Witney Beer Festival on April 29th. The event will take place in Witney’s beautiful Grade 1 listed building, St. Mary’s Church. Doors open at midday and the festival is over when the beer sells out.
The Round Table are an international social networking & fund raising charity who loves helping the local community. Over the past 5 years, £31,015 has been raised for good causes locally with the record for one event standing at £12,000. This year the festival will serve an impressive variety of 65 beers and with more sponsors than before, aims to raise £15,000 for charities and worthy causes in West Oxfordshire.
March saw the first outing of the year from the Promotional Showcase, this time in Ireland. Armed with all their latest products and services the suppliers who make up this group made their first stop in Dublin where it was enthusiastically received:
"I am glad we took the time to visit the Promotional Showcase which took place in March at the Red Cow Hotel Dublin this year. It was an efficient way to overview potential new suppliers in the promotional products and corporate gifting sector. We found it beneficial in terms of keeping abreast of new ideas, product ranges, new trade marketing offers and new potential contacts. Furthermore, the prompt follow-up information dispensed by attending suppliers was indeed helpful. We were able to pass on valuable new trade offers, catalogues and contacts to the centre managers in our group who were unable to attend on the day." commented Elish Bul, Snap, Dublin.
Inspiring, informative and inventive, lively and likeable, effective and efficient – the fifth edition of the HAPTICA® live on March 22, 2017 at the World Conference Center Bonn once again proved to be a gain for all friends of haptic advertising.
The concept of presenting as many of the facets of the marketing discipline haptic advertising to users and distributors, bundled on one day, obviously meets with great interest on the market: In this way, the organiser, WA Media GmbH from Cologne, was able to register a new attendance record. 175 suppliers (previous year: 142 suppliers) presented their novelties and trends to the audience. Whether grills by Weber-Stephen, porcelain creations by Seltmann Weiden or sound systems of JBL by Harman, whether regional specialities from the farmyard shop or Fair Trade items from all over the globe, whether classics such as ballpoint pens, ties and calendars or niche products like incense smokers and envelopes made of cotton – the entire palette of haptic advertising options was offered to the visitors from marketing and buying departments, advertising agencies and the promotional product trade.
Lost Pens - a thing of the past
Lost pens and misplaced mobile phones might just be a thing of the past, after a revolutionary new product was revealed by one of stationery’s most forward thinking brands.
CROSS Pens, the revolutionary fine writing instruments brand, has developed its new CROSS Peerless TrackR, which could spell an end to the frustration associated with misplacing a treasured pen.
The CROSS Peerless TrackR works when paired with a state-of-the-art app. It then uses Bluetooth* and Crowd Locate technology to keep people in touch with their faithful writing tools while on the move.
MD James Biggin is a bit of a ski-fiend and enjoys getting out on the slopes with his family at least once a year if he can. James bought a branded jacket from PF Concept UK Ltd a good few years ago - the Ozark, and has been very happy with it, so thought it was worth sharing is his review of the jacket's features and benefits.