You may remember that last year we transformed our offices into a cafe, invited clients, business associates and friends to join us in raising funds for a fantastically worthwhile cause over a cup of coffee and a selection of delicious home baked cakes. The event proved such a success that we’ve decided to do it again this year.

The world’s biggest coffee morning 2012 will take place on the 28th September, so please come along between 10am – 12 noon and show your support for this amazing charity.

Last year the local cycling club Stourbugs joined us, using the office as their café stop and we hope to see them again this year. So, if you’re feeling energetic and would also like to cycle to the office for coffee then let us know and we can put you in contact with Stourbugs.

However you travel, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome, and whatever we raise will be helping to improve the lives of people affected by cancer across the UK.

Please let us know by email, if you will be able to share a coffee and cake with us, that way we’ll know how much baking is required!

We look forward to hearing from you – and hopefully, seeing you on the 28th.


SPAL Automotive, leading Italian designer and manufacturer of high quality electric fans and blowers, has appointed Kevin Aldrich as Business Development Manager to grow the brand and products in the UK market.

With a background in machinery manufacturing and the automotive, construction and rail transmission assembly market in the UK and overseas, Aldrich is well placed to focus on enhancing SPAL’s credibility across a variety of sectors including refrigeration transportation, heavy OEM construction, agriculture and aerospace.

He says: “SPAL in the UK is currently a significant but not widely recognised player in fans and blowers, but backed by the parent company’s 50 years experience in R & D has placed itself at the forefront of technology, particularly in providing solutions for hybrid vehicles. To develop the market the plan is to position SPAL as an ideal partner for design, manufacturing and marketing in ventilation solutions for oil/engine cooling and HVAC systems.”


Picture caption: Kevin Aldrich joins SPAL Automotive to broaden UK market.

Notes to editors:

SPAL Automotive was established in 1959 and its main production facility is based at Correggio, Italy.

The Correggio plant has a fully automated production set-up which handles the entire process from fabrication of the raw material to assembly and end of line testing.

SPAL has six subsidiaries around the world and has set global standards in the manufacture and distribution of electric fans and blowers.


West Midlands contracting group Shaylor is on course to complete more than £10 million of education projects before the new academic year begins this month.

Shaylor Interiors was recently awarded a number of refurbishments on 432 student rooms in Manchester for the student accommodation specialist The Mansion Group. The project will transform accommodation at a number of different sites over nine and a half weeks so that it is ready for the new term.

In London internal refurbishment works on The Mansion Group’s accommodation in Chelsea has just been completed. This former office building dates from the 1970s and provides 246 rooms over 10 floors plus a communal kitchen and living areas. Shaylor Interiors is also underway with the redevelopment of another Mansion Group project in Nottingham. This £3.95million scheme will provide 140 new flats and is also scheduled for completion this month.

At Coventry University, Shaylor Interiors is re-vamping three floors of accommodation at the Maurice Foss Hall of residence, ready for the new intake of students in September. At The University of Birmingham the nuclear physics laboratories and office space are being improved and refurbished.

Elsewhere in the education sector, Shaylor Repair and Maintain is also working at Stratford upon Avon Grammar School for Girls, East Park Primary and Northwood Park Primary Schools, both in Wolverhampton.

Newly appointed director of Shaylor Interiors Stuart Taylor, says: “We have an unrivalled reputation for delivering to tight timescales in this sector to meet the constraint of the education calendar. We are also experienced in working alongside schools and higher education establishments to ensure that the business of educating students and pupils is able to continue without disruption.”


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