Success for supply and repair specialist

Tony Young - CP Automation
~ Celebrating the success of CP Automation and Euroserv ~
 Owner of supply and repair specialist CP Automation and Euroserv, Tony Young, discusses the growth of both businesses over the past decade.
 About the company
Originally operating under the name CP Group, the CP Automation team of mechanical engineers were quick to outgrow the small facility we had previously occupied in Hull. To meet growing customer demand and house the expanding team, we decided to up sticks and move operations to our existing facility in Scunthorpe. Today, CP Automation has three UK offices in the West Midlands, the North East and of course, the Scunthorpe base in the East Midlands.

Chicopee showcases microfibre portfolio at Paris expo

Chicopee microfibre floor mop

Chicopee, the leading international speciality professional cleaning materials brand, will showcase a range of innovative microfibre solutions at the Europropre fair in Paris, from March 28-30.

Visitors to the Chicopee stand, at B24-C25, will be able to see the new Microfibre Fluid Mopping System, as well as other ground-breaking products such as the Mircofibre Light.

The microfibre mops are designed for short-term use and are perfect for a wide variety of sectors, from healthcare to hospitality and offices.

Traditional string mops do not necessarily deliver optimum performance as they tend to use more water when cleaning begins and less towards the end of the process, resulting in inconsistent results. What’s more, wet mopped floors can take up to 10 minutes to dry fully, increasing the risk of accidental slips and falls.

String mops may contain bacteria even after laundering, which can be spread onto the next surface to be cleaned.



Lights reach us from above. The sun and the moon, eternal accomplices, rise and set early to illuminate our days and stimulate our nights.

And the lights from below boil down to, in such concentration, volcanoes that exult the incandescence of the earth, from far, far away.

What violence, what unimaginable beauty, all these rays, direct and indirect.

Diffuse luxury fragrances with cutting edge technology.


Why Use Scent Marketing?

Scent marketing has become a tool retailers are using to give themselves the edge in this tough environment. With a carefully selected fragrance add a 3rd dimension to your traditional sight and sound marketing strategy and positively influence how your customers perceive your brand and all it has to offer.

At Zespoke we are proud to do things a little differently!


Zespoke is a designer furniture company based in Northern Ireland that has its roots in traditional furniture making techniques but with a very retro twist on the design to create something truly unique.

Everything is hand-made-to-order here at Zespoke, so it is very rare that any of our customers end up with the same table as anyone else. This is what makes us truly unique. With a wide range of products to choose from like our coffee tables, console tables, side tables and TV stands, all fully customisable, with over 30 different colours, your options really are limitless. So you can feel free to mix it up and go crazy or stick to one solo colour that compliments your interior like no other. We also have a new graphic range with even more options if you prefer a bold print on the inside of your table.

Silver Kite`s Arbor range of architectural ironmongery gives specifiers unrivalled choice.

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Each item of this extensive range is made by combining the beauty of natural wood with the hard wearing qualities of brass components.

There are thirteen varieties of wood to choose from, and thirteen different finishes can be applied to the brass components, giving the specifier 169 combinations to select from.

In addition, the wooden part can be painted in any colour required, either to blend in with a minimalist scheme, or to add a vibrant colour to an otherwise bland room.

GroupCytek join the COPA-DATA Partner Community: Industrial software specialist gains partner

COP303 - GroupCytek join the Partner Community

Industrial automation software supplier, COPA-DATA UK, has welcomed GroupCytek to the COPA-DATA Partner Community – a specially selected consortium of businesses dedicated to developments in industrial automation. As a Partner Community member, GroupCytek will now have access to the wealth of knowledge shared between partners and can leverage these connections to drive innovation, open doors to new markets and solidify existing customer relationships.

Tackling condensation on windows & doors


Different types of condensation have different effects on your property but they don’t automatically mean that you’ll need to replace your double-glazed windows or doors – in fact, there may be a much cheaper and simpler solution.

The different areas of condensation

Condensation is caused when water vapour collects on colder surfaces. This creates a misty appearance, which can turn into a covering of larger water droplets in more severe cases. There are three main different ‘areas’ of condensation.:
• Inner condensation, which collects on the inside of your windows



On Thursday 23rd March, the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) will host its popular CPD Provider Showcase at The Goldsmiths Centre, London. Returning for its third year due to popular demand, this event has become a must attend event for interior design professionals across the country.



Q: How can I bring a new dimension to my home, open-up space,               bring-in light, make an impact?

A:  Crittall Windows’ InnerVision steel framed internal screens add a new perspective to interiors with endless possibilities… 

 Create that seamless transition between inside and out, by opening-up living  space. Bright, beautifully crafted walls of glazing will reflect the timeless style of a period house, adeptly define spaces in a townhouse, minimalist urban loft, or warehouse apartment.

The Broad, Designed by Arup and Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler is announced as the Supreme Winner at the Surface Design Awards 2017

Light SDAwards Finalist - The Broad

On Thursday 9 February, The Broad was declared the Supreme Winner of the 2017 Surface Design Awards.

The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is home to 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent in post-war and contemporary art worldwide. The 120,000 square foot building featuring two floors of gallery space was designed by Diller Scofidio +

GripIt are now crowdfunding and YOU can be involved!

Crowdcube 12 months - Facebook

GripIt Fixings, ‘The World’s Ultimate Plasterboard Fixing’ have started a brand-new crowdfunding campaign, giving you the chance to become a part of a growing business by investing in as little as £10. In February 2016, the company did its first crowdfund raise via Crowdcube where it raised £2 million in just 5 days. From that they have now expanded their facility’s, allowing them to make 80% of the components in house, having the capacity to make 35 million GripIts a year. The company grows bigger every day and now they have grown their sales 350% in the last 12 months and have targets of £3.95m sales in 2017. They are looking to add 60 additional products to the Gripit range, to do this they are now back to the Crowdcube Platform once again and be a part of GripIts journey. Jordan CEO says “ It’s great to be back, crowdfunding again! Hoping this time is as successful as the last raise we done back last year. It’s good to get consumers and the public involved to help grow the business and join the GripIt Family” , visit to invest now.

Solid Surface Style: Frontline Bathrooms’ Aquanatural Furniture Collection

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Driving the trend for a year of greenery, confirmed by Pantone’s Colour of the Year, 2017 will see us reconnect with natural elements and raw materials in a nod to pared-back luxe.

Featuring a 750mm wall unit with solid surface basin (£795), tall wall unit with solid surface panels (£620) and WC unit with solid surface panels (£595), the new Aquanatural furniture from Frontline Bathrooms creates a light and fresh aesthetic that perfectly reflects the feel of natural materials, ideal for creating a harmonious bathroom haven.

Are solvent degreasers still needed?

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~ NCH Europe develops solvent degreasers for electrical equipment ~

 Global water, energy and maintenance solutions provider, NCH Europe, offers solvent degreasers for use on electrical, mechanical and electronic equipment as well as machinery and metal parts. The range is especially useful for the heavy duty cleaning of electrical installations, where fast evaporation time minimises downtime and mitigates the risk of electrical fires caused by alternative water-based degreasers.

Kebony cladding for library hideaway


Garage transformed into stunning modernist library

[London: 31st January 2017] Architects Vincenzo Marchese and Petter Nordahl have recently created an eye-catching library, clad in sustainable Kebony wood, by converting the second storey of a garage in Vestfold, Norway. The building has been given a new lease of life with a clean, contemporary design which enhances the existing architecture, and brings new character to the property as a whole.

This Time Next Week Surface Design Show Will Be Home to Over 170 Exhibitors Unveiling the Most Exciting Surfaces for 2017

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From 6pm on Tuesday 7 February until 5pm on Thursday 9 February, over 170 exhibitors will be showcasing 1000s of interior and exterior surfaces when Surface Design Show 2017 returns to London’s Business Design Centre. Professionals can register for free to attend via the show website, ensuring they are the first to discover the newest and most exciting surfaces for 2017.

GripIt will be attending the Spring Fair at the NEC Birmingham this weekend.

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GripIt will be attending the Spring Fair at the NEC Birmingham this weekend. Showcasing our best products like the Assorted Kit and some new entries into the DIY market, the MarXman pen. This product alongside the GripIt will be showing what it does best with small demos and loads of information letting you know why you should be using this when tackling those hefty jobs like hanging a TV, marking out where to hang a big mirror two. So, come to our stand 10A51 at the show to see it for yourself.

Join the UK Carbon-Free Revolution

VENUS Livingstone electric eco heating

The battle to reduce Carbon emissions and use renewable energy sources is growing, and now a brand-new kind of heating system has been launched in the UK to answer that call…

What is it?

It is a electric heating system that uses renewable electricity – from the grid, or from your solar panels – to heat a wall mounted piece of art!

Yes, you did read that right, the Livingstone radiators are exactly that, made from living stone, but by reusing a previously discarded waste product, and turning it into a beautiful stone panel in any of twenty-four different colours, that hangs on the wall right above the sofa, and provides you with efficient radiant heat.

NO need to take valuable wall space from your furniture, now you can have electric radiators that hang ABOVE the height of your furniture, and become pieces of art…