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Global Shop Solutions Customer To Be Awarded The Manufacturing Institute’s Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

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THE WOODLANDS, TX, May 2, 2017 – The Manufacturing Institute announced they will award Global Shop Solutions’ customer Aneesa Muthana, President and Owner of Pioneer Service Inc, with the Women in Manufacturing (STEP) (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award on April 20, 2017. The STEP Ahead Awards honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to the C-suite.
“It’s a pleasure to know and be able to work alongside Aneesa,” says Global Shop Solutions CEO & President Dusty Alexander. “I can’t wait to see the work that she continues and how her positive influence is shaping and changing the manufacturing industry.”

Global Shop Solutions Simplifies and Optimizes Manufacturing with Cloud ERP

Global Shop

THE WOODLANDS, TX, JUNE 2017 – Global Shop Solutions, an international producer of ERP software for the manufacturing industry, announced their continual efforts to promote efficiencies on the shop floor with top performance through the use of Cloud ERP.

Designed to eliminate the need of on-premise servers and the costly IT support they demand, Global Shop Solutions’ cloud-based ERP software was specifically created with manufacturing customers in mind. Customers are now offered the same robust ERP software experience, but with increased accessibility, speed, and security. With the reduced need for focusing on hardware and software, customers can now spend more time focusing on the job at hand and pushing forward their business knowing their data is safe and secure.
“Continuous innovation is the name of the game. I’m immensely proud of our team identifying new ways to simplify manufacturing for our customers. Cloud ERP is just one of the many ways we continue to transform ERP for the industry and our customers,” says Global Shop Solutions CEO Dusty Alexander.
With Cloud ERP, customers can experience the power of Global Shop Solutions ERP software for manufacturers in the Amazon Web Service cloud. Accessibility, security and faster system response harmonize to guarantee an uptime of 99.95%.

Global Shop Solutions Celebrates Grand Opening of New 10,000 Square-Foot Facility at Headquarters

Global Shop

THE WOODLANDS, TX, JULY 2017 – After a year full of vision and construction, Global Shop Solutions, a global developer of ERP software for the manufacturing industry, opened its doors to their new state-of-the-art facility, making it the third building at their headquarters in The Woodlands, TX.

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, nearly 200 people from the Greater Houston area gathered at the facility for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The modern 10,000 square-foot building is home to a 72-seat training room full of the latest technology, a community dining/kitchen area complete with a market, and an outdoor, covered patio designed to seat up to 100 people.

Entries for Surface Design Awards 2018 Now Open


Now in its sixth year the Surface Design Awards recognise progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally.

 The Surface Design Awards are part of Surface Design show the only event in the UK that solely focuses on interior and exterior design, allowing for thousands of innovative and thrilling materials to connect with an audience of architects and designers.

Surface Design Show returns to the Business Design Centre, Islington London from the 6-8 February 2018.

Moduleo set to ‘Impress’ with next gen designs

Moduleo set to _Impress_ with next gen designs

Leading luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer, Moduleo, has expanded its Impress range with a number of new designs, almost doubling the collection’s existing product portfolio.

Five wood, one stone and three abstract designs have been introduced, providing a total of 12 designs, 44 colours and 72 SKUs.

Cali Sense Smart Electric Radiators | Real time energy consumption | Wattage use

I sense wifi electric Radiators APP Screen

Intelli Heat Tutorial | Real-Time Energy Use Readout on the Cali Sense, The Cali Sense LCD control screen shows you how many Watts are being used in real-time! See just how affordable to turn on intelli heat smart electric radiator, or one zone, or the whole electric heating system.


Bringing interiors to life with Mark Taylor Design

MTD Bespoke armchair

Mark Taylor Design sourced furniture and rugs for this four-bedroom detached home

For more than two decades Mark Taylor Design has been creating exceptional bespoke furniture and joinery for its private, professional and commercial clients. Two years ago this prestigious British furniture design and manufacturing business established an interior design and sourcing division, led by Susanna Hall, whose vast experience of bringing interiors to life provided the perfect basis for transforming aspects of this four-bedroom detached property into a unique, family home.

Head of interior design Susanna explains: “The clients had a very clear view of how they wanted the space to work internally, however they struggled with the layout of the furniture and wanted help introducing colour and texture into their home.”

Make Your Flooring Show Hit List


The Flooring Show is getting closer and closer and we want you to make the most of your time across the three days at the Harrogate Convention Centre. Why not make a hit list to plan your time at the Show? List out your “must see” exhibitors and Show Features, to ensure you see everyone you want to. There’s still time for you to register on the website,

This year’s show is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, with so much to do and so much to see. From five exhibition halls filled with over 190 industry leading exhibitors to the popular Show Features:

IntelliHeat has been delivering superior quality, stylish and ultra-efficient heating systems across the UK & Europe for the last 15 years.

I sense wifi electric Radiators APP Screen

IntelliHeat has been delivering superior quality, stylish and ultra-efficient heating systems across the UK & Europe for the last 15 years. Having pioneered the advanced thermodynamic electric heating system on the UK market, we have been consistently developing ever improving ultra-efficient, highly controllable and beautifully styled electric radiator systems. In parallel we have also developed a range of future proofed control systems which include full retrofit smart home automation systems, and the latest in self-learning smart-radiator technology which is fully controllable through a smart phone based app, containing highly accurate energy monitoring software.

Since our inception our aim has always been to maximise energy efficiency to both reduce fuel costs and deliver a more environmentally friendly heating solution, our products are unique on the UK market, manufactured and tested to the highest standards, every heater from every range is designed to deliver efficiency, control, comfort and elegance to its user!

Polyseam’s new factory opening

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Sealant and Adhesive manufacturer Polyseam was officially opened on Friday 16th June 2017 by The Honourable Mayor of Kirklees Cllr Christine Iredale, accompanied by her consort Richard Iredale. Madam Mayor unveiled the corporate plaque then ushered the 200 guests who came from all over the globe into the new state of the art facility.

Guests were treated to a guided tour of the premises on St Andrews Road Huddersfield and had an opportunity to chat and network before the official proceeding commenced. The evening kicked off with a ‘thank you’ speech from the CEO Mr Kjetil Bogstad, followed by the honourable Mayor Iredale, manufacturing Director Andrew Sutulic and guest speaker Nick Patrick from Sheffield Chamber of Commerce. Guests were then treated to live entertainment, great food and drinks, it was truly an evening to remember!



Centralised plant rooms for heating and hot water systems are a traditional solution and have been so for many years. But we live in different times where economic and energy efficiency – and legislative compliance – are demanded by users, premises owners and managers in both public and private sectors.

An alternative solution that marries high efficiency and wide ranges of modulation with simplicity of installation and design is the gas fired continuous flow hot water heating unit.  These can be manifolded into a hot water system capable of coping with virtually any size of site or application. This system is a process of delivering a continuous flow of hot water at a constant temperature, without the need for storage. Continuous flow will only ever utilise energy whenever heat is needed i.e., the turning on of a tap in a washroom or a kitchen. When the units are in operation and heating water –  gas is used –  when the user is finished, so is the energy usage. With continuous flow systems, the user can set the required temperature of hot water to suit the needs and demands of the site. So, vulnerable users, such as children, the elderly or less able, can be safeguarded from the risk of scalding.  Also, where the site has a secondary recirculating system the temperatures can be set at a level to further minimise the possibility of the proliferation of Legionella bacteria.

Bruceshaw completes the New BH2 Leisure Complex

In January 2017 the much anticipated BH2 leisure complex in Bournemouth completed after a two year duration on site. The brand new complex is ideally located opposite the Hilton Hotel whilst also overlooking Bournemouth’s picturesque gardens.

The BH2 is home to one of Odeon’s flagship cinemas, with 10 state of the art cinema screens, including a giant ‘ISENSE’ screen measuring in at 16.5m x 7m (54ft x 30ft), accompanied by sound through 56- channel speakers, equipped with 4k ultra-high definition projection system.

There are plenty of places to eat on site including: Las Iguana’s, Ask Italian and Five Guys only naming a few of the 14 world-class restaurants at the LEGAL and GENERAL funded £30m leisure complex.

Hot stuff! Cola Stoves UK wins three awards at Hearth & Home 2017

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Pellet stove manufacturer Cola UK has won not one, not two but THREE awards at the Hearth & Home Exhibition that took place in June at the Harrogate International Centre in June.

Of the five stoves displayed on Cola’s stand, two were the winners of their category and one was placed as a finalist. The Diamond pellet air stove won Pellet or Wood Chip (Non-Boiler) Appliance of the Year with the Vision HR stove being awarded a place as a Finalist, and the Termo Perla Plus pellet hydro stove won the award for Pellet or Wood Chip (Boiler) Appliance of the Year.

“This was our first time of exhibiting at Hearth & Home and we are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised by what is regarded as the go-to event for the stove and fireplace industry,” said Cola Stoves marketing manager Jasmin Martin.

Sleek styling with Caple’s versatile, new CM123BK microwave and grill

Caple CM123BK top with C2233BK below

Caple’s new CM123BK Classic built-in microwave and grill, top,

with the C2233BK 69-litre single oven, below

Featuring a sleek, black finish that will give your kitchen designer appeal, multi-award winning appliance specialist Caple’s new CM123BK built-in microwave is the perfect combination of functionality and style.

Practical and versatile, the CM123BK is packed with useful features that have been designed to be easy to use, making this appliance a must-have for those looking to create restaurant-quality dishes as well as less competent cooks.

Carpet Fitter Finalists & Demo Zones at The Flooring Show


The 2017 Flooring Show is getting closer, making it’s annual return to the Harrogate Convention Centre from Sunday 17th September to Tuesday 19th September, for three days of industry leading exhibitors, a wide range of products and popular Show Features.

After its successful comeback in 2016, NICF announced earlier in the year that they would, once again, be running the Carpet Fitter of the Year finals at this years Flooring Show. As on of the sponsors of the competition, The Flooring Show is excited to see Carpet Fitter of The Year return.

The 2017 competition has been taking place throughout the year, with the high standard of this years semi- finalists making the judges job a very difficult one!

Burford fitted furniture is available in Mercury, top left; Mocha, top right; Pebble Grey, centre right; Chalk White, bottom right; and Slate Grey, bottom left

Roper Rhodes Burford Slate Grey 1500mm run

Streamline your bathroom and take advantage of the wealth of storage solutions available with the Burford range of fitted furniture from leading bathroom specialist Roper Rhodes. Created by the Bath-based company’s team of experienced product designers, the Burford range comes in five beautiful, on trend painted finishes, which add to its timeless appeal, and provides a flexible and versatile solution that will create a unified look across your bathroom.

The five painted colours available in the Burford range have been designed to suit a variety of tastes and styles. The latest finish to join the collection, Mercury gives this classic furniture a contemporary twist with its intense grey tones, and looks stunning when teamed with period-style and more modern sanitaryware. Those looking to add a touch of drama and give their bathroom a sophisticated yet modern feel will love the deep Slate Grey finish, while the softer, more muted tones of the Pebble Grey colourway will create a relaxing and calming environment. For real timeless appeal, Mocha and Chalk White complete the line-up of on trend painted finishes.


Indesit Aria oven and MWI 3443 IX microwave - lifestyle

Indesit has responded to the need for appliances that are easy to use, and has developed the MWI 3443 IX built-in microwave, part of the Indesit Aria collection of cooking appliances.

Hectic family lifestyles can result in varied meal times and routines. There is now an increased need for appliances that are easy to use, which also benefit from re-heating and last minute defrosting functions. Offering complete ease-of-use, the built-in microwave has seven power levels, a clear digital display with simple and easy-to-use, no fuss, button and dial controls. With specialist functions for cooking the family’s favourite dishes, the microwave oven saves even more time, and offers help in the kitchen with pre-programmed settings to automatically cook vegetables and pizzas perfectly every time.

Charred Kebony cladding by Shou Sugi Ban complements distinctive extension


Located on John Ruskin Street, in the vibrant London Borough of Southwark, architects David Stanley and Romy Grabosch have recently transformed their ground floor flat in South London into an outward looking garden-centric dream home by adding a striking timber-clad extension, fit for the modern day. Charred Kebony cladding by Shou Sugi Ban was chosen to provide a long-lasting and attractive timber finish for both the rear and side extension.

Throughout his career David has worked on a number of high profile projects across Montreal, Paris and London, including work on the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the London Borough Viaduct, which sits alongside the existing rail bridge running over Borough Market. Designing high-quality residential developments is David’s speciality and his personal project is nothing short of perfection, living up to his mantra that “life is too short for bad design decisions.” Romy is also an architect, working at Jestico+Whiles, and has worked on a number of high quality, award-winning projects.