Demolition in the news

We were very lucky to be supporting international energy company, Uniper, today and witness the safe demolition of the 200m-tall, Kingsnorth Power Station, chimney.

The event was attended by over 100 previous employees of the power station and local and national media.

It was interesting to see the various techniques of modern day journalism in action. With live streaming via twitter and Facebook being undertaken amidst live radio transmissions and broadcast presenters undertaking pieces to camera.




Video credit to BAM and Uniper energy

Double Award Success

Two of our clients have secured a place in the finals for the 2017 Gloucestershire Business Awards. Thanks to our support, TBS Engineering is a finalist in the Export category and Ferrositi has secured a place on the shortlist for Young Business of the Year award.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Gloucestershire Business Awards. We’re looking forward to a successful night at the awards and hope to see our clients take a trophy home.

New centre for innovation

We’ve been busy promoting our client, Intellectual Property attorneys Albright IP’s, new centre for innovation in Cheltenham.

As part of the company’s continuing growth the company has recently moved into their newly purchased head office, County House in Cheltenham. The new premises have allowed the company to co locate with its sister product design and production company, DUKU. This mix of patent and trade mark attorneys, designers and production expertise means that they are now uniquely placed to offer a holistic approach to innovation where companies and entrepreneurs can develop ideas into successful products.


Seen as a ‘centre for innovation’ Albright IP are the only UK IP attorneys who not only help to protect companies’ patents and trademarks, but also have the expertise and facilities to turn your light bulb moment into a commercially marketed product.

A growing business

The company, which will celebrate its tenth year in 2017, has seen rapid growth in the past few years and has recently taken on three new graduates. Joining the Albright IP team are Rupert Belsham, Mathew Cyrson and Jerome Luchesa Smith. Mathew and Jerome have just graduated from Oxford with Rupert graduating from Imperial College London. The high number of new appointments is in recognition of the growing demand for its expertise in Trademark and Patent services.

Robert Games, MD of Albright IP talks about the newest members of the team.

“We have a long history in Cheltenham, starting out with just two people, in under ten years we have grown to 20 staff at Albright IP and a further four in DUKU, we have also filed over 2000 patents and 3500 trademarks. This is an impressive number for a relatively small firm and testament to the great team behind it. Our three new starters will help us to further expand our services. From a local perspective it’s great to see such talent being drawn into the area. We look forward to supporting them fully as they seek to achieve their British and European patent qualification over the next five years.”

Robert added “We’re incredibly pleased with our new headquarters in Cheltenham, we work with companies from across the globe but we are always amazed at the businesses that we have in this area and the innovations that local companies bring to our door.”

Albright IP currently help protect the intellectual property rights of over 1,300 companies and clients.





Summer drinks with Grangewood

We were joined by property professionals from across the industry as we launched Grangewood’s Celebrate Heritage campaign at its annual summer drinks reception at the awe inspiring V&A.

Over 200 professionals from across the property sector gathered for the specialist contractor’s summer drinks reception. Held at the spectacular V&A Museum in Knightsbridge the venue was the perfect setting to enjoy a drink, and take in the grandeur of the iconic Victorian building from its centre point in the John Madejski Garden.

On display in the garden was Stuttgart based architect, Achim Menges, fabricated pavilion. Built entirely from robotically produced fibrous systems based on the wings of flying beetles it provided a great backdrop as the sun set, and its illuminated canopy came to life.

Speaking at the event Richard Stevens, Grangewoods CEO took the opportunity to thank clients for their long-term partnerships. Commenting on the results from our recent customer insight survey for Grangewood, Richard said: “I’d like to thank you all for your continued support. While the research isn’t yet fully complete figures already show that you associate Grangewood with quality. You see us as a trusted family business that provides value for money and delivers on its promises. We’ve very proud of this.”


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Longest treetop walkway opens


It was a real treat to join the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum and the Forestry Commission for the opening of the much anticipated and brand new Tree Top Walkway this week at Westonbirt Arboretum.

There to cut the red ribbon was BBC Countryfile’s very own Ellie Harrison, who spoke passionately about the ‘wonder of trees’.

Walking across the 300m walkway you step into another world. 43 feet up high in the tree canopy you really get to see the true glory of so many different and varied species that make up Westonbirt’s collection of over 15,000 specimens.

Next time you fancy a woodland walk head for the heights of Westonbirt for a completely new experience.

Meet Britain’s Woodland Heroes

Woodland Hero campaign

We need more forward thinking retailers and furniture designers like Seb Cox and Heal’s ‘Tree to Table’ collaboration to bring even more British wood products to the UK high street.

In our eyes these individuals and organisations are real ‘Woodland Heroes’.  And during Grown in Britain Week it seemed only fitting to launch a campaign to showcase the passion, commitment and the extra special impact of the work of people who champion home-grown timber.

In 2016 we can all become ‘Woodland Heroes’ in our own way. We can start by choosing to buy products from retailers who make and sell products made from British wood and look for the Grown in Britain logo.

Grown in Britain Week

GiB Week

Grown in Britain week was a major success this year and we were proud to be part of the team delivering a powerful ‘buy British’ message to the public.

In a week where our woodlands and forests dominated UK headlines, Dougal Driver, Grown in Britain CEO spoke to BBC Breakfast about why we should ‘buy British’ wood products.

Dougal on BBC

As the camera started rolling we had a record number of hits to the Grown in Britain website, evidence that just as people are becoming more connected with where their food comes from, they also want to know the provenance of the wood products they buy.


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