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Press Releases from Blueberry PR (30 total)

Pest controllers join forces with hostel company to launch bed-bug campaign

A leading pest control operator has teamed up with a hostel and bunk bed company to educate people about the growing bed-bug problem. The leaflet called ‘Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite’, sponsored by Cleankill Environmental Services, addresses some of the myths about bedbugs and how they can be prevented. A copy is being sent to every youth hostel in the country to make sure they are fully informed about these

Luxury children’s clothing store has outstanding opening weekend

A company that has built up a reputation worldwide for its luxury cashmere baby clothes and baby gifts has opened its first store and experienced an outstanding first weekend of trading. Sue Hill Handknits chose The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells for the store which sells handmade boys’ and girls’ clothes, as well as shoes and children’s jewellery. One of the unique features of the store is the workshop where customers can

Luxury children’s clothing company to open first store

A company that has built up a reputation worldwide for its luxury cashmere baby clothes and baby gifts is opening its first store. Sue Hill Handknits has chosen The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells for the store which will sell handmade boys’ and girls’ clothes, as well as shoes and children’s jewellery. One of the unique features of the store will be the workshop where customers can see patterns being cut and

Rare site with planning permission near Churchill’s home to be auctioned

Ibbett Mosely expects overseas investors who want a safe place for their money and have an interest in history to bid for a six-acre site on green belt land near Sir Winston Churchill’s former home in Kent. Planning consent, which is extremely hard to secure in the Home Counties’ green belt, has been granted for a stunning oak-framed dwelling, subject to conditions, which has been designed by well-known architect Roderick

More funds flowing into UK property from overseas, says economist

An economist who is also a senior partner at leading chartered surveyors Ibbett Mosely says the uncertainty in Europe and North America means an increasing amount of capital from overseas is flowing into London property and UK agricultural land. Dr Robert Wickham, Economist and Senior Partner for Ibbett Mosely, said: “The British economy offers some stability with the sensible austerity measures and a real understanding of the need to control public

Christmas tree farmer to give talk to Battle Rotary Club

A Catsfield Christmas tree farmer will be giving a talk to his local Rotary Club this month. Clive Collins, who runs Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm, will talk to the group during their weekly meeting at Crowhurst Park at lunchtime on Tuesday 27th September about the challenges of running a Christmas tree farm and how he manages to produce first-class firs. He will discuss the methods and processes involved in growing and

New website to help children from broken homes

A new website and on-line community has been launched to help divorced and separated parents communicate, collaborate and reach consensus - predominantly for the sake of the children caught in the cross-fire. www.MyOffspring.com is the brainchild of Danish entrepreneur Lars Lemming who came up with the idea when several friends were going through painful divorces and separations. Lars saw how the divorce was impacting on the friends and their children and

New website launched to help children from broken homes

A new website and on-line community launched tomorrow is set to revolutionise the way divorced and separated parents communicate, collaborate and reach consensus - predominantly for the sake of the children caught in the cross-fire. www.MyOffspring.com is the brainchild of Danish entrepreneur Lars Lemming who came up with the idea when several friends were going through painful divorces and separations. Lars saw how the divorce was impacting on the friends and

UPM Tilhill funds new road to access land-locked Scottish timber

(UPM Tilhill, Scotland, August 2011) – The UK’s leading forestry and timber harvesting company has provided co-funding for a timber transport road on Mull – and helped make Scotland’s first community forest purchase under the national forest land scheme financially sustainable. The North West Mull community, which purchased 700ha of woodland from Forestry Commission Scotland as part of the National Forest Land Scheme, required a timber haul route that minimised

New products on trial to help control birds and rats

A Surrey-based company is making sure it stays one step ahead in the war against pest birds and rats. With calls about bird problems from customers across London and the South East on the increase, Cleankill staff jumped at the chance to trial a revolutionary new product. The special gel is placed in small saucers on landing spots and appears to be on fire when pigeons and seagulls view it from

Minister helps Christmas tree farmer complete new plantation

Minister for Climate Change and local MP Greg Barker joined Christmas tree farmer Clive Collins to plant the 5,000th sapling at Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm, near Battle in Sussex. Planting 5,000 trees this year was a momentous task and Clive was delighted Greg accepted his invitation to join him to mark the completion of the new plantation. Clive has been growing and supplying Christmas trees to retail and commercial customers for over

Wedding bells and sewage smells don’t mix says Sussex firm

An environmental services firm based near Eastbourne is urging businesses and homeowners to get their septic tanks emptied regularly. The warning follows a spate of emergency calls from wedding venues who suddenly realised their septic tanks were full and creating nasty smells. CountyClean Environmental Services Commercial Director Darren Baldwin explained: “Sewage smells can ruin an event, not to mention the health and environmental hazards that can arise if people let their septic

Power station site commissions UPM Tilhill for ecological survey work

(UPM Tilhill, Gloucestershire, 09 June 2011) – Experts from UPM Tilhill’s specialist ecology team have completed a survey of a former nuclear power station on the banks of the Severn Estuary which shows that plant and animal life are thriving there. UPM Tilhill was asked by the Berkeley Power Station owners to carry out the work in order to identify habitats that were of particular value or ecological sensitivity. As part

UPM Tilhill scoops national forestry safety award

(UPM Tilhill, Stirling, 27 May 2011) - UPM Tilhill is celebrating after winning another top award in the prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards. The company beat competitors from across the UK to win the 2011 Forestry Sector award for exemplary health and safety practices. This latest award builds on last year’s success when UPM Tilhill won its fifth consecutive gold award. The prestigious award was presented to UPM Tilhill’s Head

CountyClean staff to raise hundreds of pounds for cancer charity

Staff, friends and family of Eastbourne based CountyClean Environmental Services are throwing themselves into training and banishing treats in preparation for running Eastbourne’s Race for Life. The 5 km race is being held on Sunday 5th of June on behalf of Cancer Research UK. The team of ladies from CountyClean include the female staff, several of their daughters, relatives and friends. The all-female team will set off at 2pm, with the

UPM Tilhill helps enhance wildlife at Howard Park and Gardens

UPM Tilhill has supplied timber for 30 bat and bird boxes as part of the restoration and ecology work at a park in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. The company’s Ecologist, Andrea Gannon, is working closely with North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) which is responsible for Howard Park and Gardens, community group Groundwork Hertfordshire and local school children to improve the habitat for bats and birds and provide homes where they can

Sevenoaks retailing gets a welcome boost

The future of retailing in Sevenoaks is looking brighter, according to a local commercial property expert. George Gray, who heads Ibbett Mosely’s Commercial Property team, has recently been successful in letting premises in Sevenoaks to numerous clients. As well as transactions on London Road and Dorset Street, he has also arranged the letting of a prime High Street shop and is advising many occupiers and investor clients concerning other opportunities in

Parakeets cause havoc at flats in Greenwich

Pest controllers are stepping up their fight against what they are describing as ‘the new pest on the block’. A team from pest control company Cleankill has just finished dealing with their largest ever infestation of parakeets after being called to a block of flats in Greenwich where the birds were causing damage to the building. Managing Director Paul Bates said: “This is the worst case we’ve seen since legislation was introduced

New insurance scheme gives peace of mind to those dependent on maintenance payme …

Divorce is known to be one of the most stressful experiences life throws at people. Almost as stressful is the worry that the ex-spouse won’t keep up vital maintenance payments post divorce – especially when there are young children involved. There could be many reasons why payments can’t be made – including redundancy, business failure, ill health or even death and sometimes a deliberate decision not to support the ex-partner. With rising

When Cleankill met Sarah Beeny

Staff from Surrey-based Cleankill Pest Control are celebrating after appearing on national television. The pest experts were thrilled when they were contacted recently by well-known TV presenter Sarah Beeny to solve a clothes moth problem in a London woman’s house. Sarah asked Cleankill to help architect Kate Grose whose clothes were being eaten away in her two-bed maisonette. Cleankill Managing Director Paul Bates was filmed showing where to look

New agency can help businesses cut marketing costs

Leading creative and marketing experts from across Sussex have joined together to form one of the first marketing communications companies of its type in the UK. Called 100% Inspiration, the talented and experienced team offers the same range of services and expertise as large agencies, but without the high costs. The new company is the answer for companies desperate to market their way through the recession but with a smaller budget. Founder

Cleankill team meets Sarah Beeny

Staff from Surrey-based Cleankill Pest Control are looking forward to being in the limelight when they appear on national television later this month. The pest experts were thrilled when they were contacted recently by well-known TV presenter Sarah Beeny to solve a clothes moth problem in a London woman’s house. Sarah asked Cleankill to help architect Kate Grose whose clothes are being eaten away in her two-bed maisonette. Cleankill

New product will help modernise communication

A new product called Collabor8tor is set to dramatically improve the way organisations engage and involve staff and customers. Collabor8tor which was launched by Netsite at Kent 20:20 - one of the county’s major business exhibitions – can reduce costs and increase efficiency. The key benefits include improving workflow and collaboration, reducing the volume of internal emails, making it easy to find people and information and improving learning and information sharing. Netsite

Success leads to waste management company expansion

A fast-growing Sussex environmental services company has taken on two new members of staff. Trevor Beer has joined CountyClean Environmental Services Ltd as Contracts Manager and Margaret Duncan has been appointed Business Development Executive. They are both based at the company’s headquarters near Eastbourne. Trevor, who lives in Newhaven, has a huge amount of industry experience having worked in the rail, waste water utilities and petrochemical sectors. He has an IOSH in

New vehicle gives boost to CountyClean operation

A Sussex environmental services company has welcomed a new combination-unit tanker with super suction power to its fleet of specialist vehicles. CountyClean Environmental Services has invested in an Aquavac Super Combination Unit, one of the most powerful vehicles available, which will enable staff to tackle even the most difficult cleaning jobs quickly and efficiently. The pump on the vehicle is so powerful that it can collect liquid, sludge or fat in deep

Paul receives top award for voluntary work with young people

A Purley man is celebrating after being presented with a top accolade for his work within The Scout Association. Paul Bates, Managing Director of Cleankill Pest Control, has been awarded the Chief Scout’s Medal of Merit for Outstanding Service to Scouting over the past 28 years. During his time as Cub Scout Leader of the 11th Purley (St James Riddlesdown) cub pack, Paul has helped more than 220 girls and boys

New website for leading waste recycling company goes live

Chatham-based Netsite has completed a new website for one of the country’s leading waste and recycling companies. The new site www.nordicrecycling.co.uk showcases the wide range of services that Nordic Recycling Ltd, a company based in Kent and Essex, offers including waste management, waste treatment and recycling. A spokesperson for Nordic said: “The priority was for customers to be able to go on to the website and easily discover the ways in which

Pest controllers prepare for the pest they detest

A Surrey pest control company is gearing up for its annual surge in calls to deal with squirrel problems as March sees the furry creatures starting nests in lofts across the country. Cleankill Pest Control experts say electric cables chewed by squirrels are a common cause of house fires and they can also cause thousands of pounds worth of damage by chewing their way through roof joists and pipes. A Hertfordshire family

Wealden District Council approves plans for round house

A Sussex architectural and planning consultant is celebrating after helping a couple to get agreement for a unique 360 degree eco house on a plot in Laughton, East Sussex. Consultant Glenn Moore worked closely with Wealden District Council over many months to come up with the approved design which was inspired by some of the region’s earliest homes. It will be one of the first contemporary, round houses in the district.

Beware of false economies warns pest control expert

A leading pest control company is urging hard-pressed small businesses not to cut corners when it comes to pest control or it could land them in hot water. Paul Bates, Managing Director of pest control company Cleankill, said: “An annual contract from a reputable company for a small business such as a café should cost around £500. If you take a chance, don’t put a system in place and then have

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