Friday, 21 December 2012

A Seasonal Excuse...

... to post a nice picture and a greeting to our customers and readers.


Best Wishes for 2013 from The BPc

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Recession? Our Clients are Recruiting - Apply Now.

November 2012 - Situations Vacant.

Hertfordshire company Classic Mobility is looking to recruit an experienced electro-mechanical service engineer for mobility, moving-and-handling equipment as part of an on-call team (24-hours). Van and uniform supplied. Call the Classic Mobility office in the first instance, 01438 861732.

Bedfordshire-based SunSeeker Doors is looking to recruit a number of staff for vacancies in their workshop, on the road and in the office. These are:
  • Door Assembler
  • Installation Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Customer Support
Please leave the office/sales lines free by calling mobile 07970 630613.
SunSeeker Doors is a designer of innovative glass doors, door manufacturer and installer.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

WordPress Internet Presence: First Point

Using WordPress, we recently created internet presence for a client we have known for some years. Sherwood First Point is able to help their business clients to find appropriate finance from their long list of contacts developed over a number of years.

SFP also has a portfolio of clients using their expertise to make sense of your legal and financial paperwork, both personal and business-related.

If you require finance for a project, e.g. stables, boat-yard, a horse or a yacht, or if you are having difficulty securing a mortgage, Sherwood First Point may know just the specialists you need.

Link: Sherwood First Point Contact

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The most popular Funeral Ashes Urn


The Brampton White is a solid brass urn with white enamel finish and chrome flower design that stands about 10" high. The decorative mantel urn from our client Newlight Cremation Urns has proved to be the most popular choice in their range of cremation ashes containers.

Attractive ashes scatter tubes are also in demand and there are innovative keepsakes in the form of decorative ornaments and tasteful jewellery and personal accessories that hold a small amount of a loved one's ashes.

The UK-based company also exports if requested. A quote from the owner: "We aim to keep our prices competitive for the high quality products we supply".

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Talking Italian!

Would you like to learn how to make focaccia bread and gnocchi whilst sipping Italian wine and learning to understand and speak basic Italian - all in an Italian restaurant in London for only £69 per person?

Sessions will run every Mondays from 18:30 till 20:30 and on Tuesdays/Wednesdays from 11:00 to 13:00, 14:30  to 16:30, 18:30 till 20:30, at Osteria dell'Arte in Clapham High Street.

There is also a special menu at discounted price for Languages Alive customers who wish to eat at the restaurant - at £12.90 (two courses) or 15.50 (three courses) - from Mondays to Thursdays.

For further details, visit Italian Winter Warmer at Languages Alive.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Are you paying too much for utilities or 'phones?

Small business costs can usually be trimmed following a review of charges for telecoms and utilities.

Branduin small business support specialists have the expertise to save you money, without it costing you a penny. For example, one of the Branduin team members will review your telephony expenses and suggest which provider and which plan is best for you. 

Branduin has also partnered with a leading utility broker who will assess your utility requirements and report back to you.

Free? What's the catch? 
I haven't found one yet. Visit the branduin.co.uk website and book a free consultation.

Friday, 5 October 2012

The Imperfect Bid - A Free Analysis


Has your recent bid, tender or business proposal failed and you don't understand why?

A leading bid writing company is offering a Bid Clinic Service, currently Free of charge. Send a copy of your failed bid to Bid Perfect and they will provide an overview of what could be improved for your next bid.

You have nothing to lose and your next tender could win you business.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Tile Cleaning and Restoration Service

Phil Vissian established his carpet cleaning business in 1988 and more recently has been expanding the range of cleaning services offered to include patios and driveways and now, wall and floor tile cleaning and restoration. Based in Northants, he will often travel to Milton Keynes and Bedford to provide an excellent service to clients.

Read more on this carpets and floors blog.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Video demonstration - concertina doors

Our client, SunSeeker Doors, now has a short (50 sec) video showing just how easy bi folding sliding doors are to live with - even after 5 years' use. The video demonstrates how quality bi folds are enduring, as are the optional integral blinds (not always the case with separate blinds). Ah, integral blinds - no dusting, not ever!

If you would like a short video made, converted or uploaded to YouTube, your website or blog, contact The BPc to explore the possibilities.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Cook, Eat, Sleep, Speak Italian for a week

click on images for more at SATRICVM
Live the Dream in Italy with Languages Alive, a London-based language school that links learning a language with learning about culture - in particular, food - and, most often, preparing and cooking Italian food.

In line with this concept, Languages Alive has put together a 'Live the Dream' package to Italy next month. Aimed at professionals who like to take a cultural or educational break and at food aficionados who will 'relish' being taught to cook Italian dishes by Signature Chef, Max Cotilli.

Full details are available on the Languages Alive website page:
Live the Dream.


Friday, 17 August 2012

Property in Hertfordshire

Property in Hertfordshire will be a new website to showcase properties in Hertfordshire plus some over the borders in nearby Bedfordshire, Bucks, North London, Essex and Cambs. Sponsored by Balcombe Developments, the site is planned to grow as required, over time, providing related information and links and possibly some advertising related to buying, renting, selling properties and land.

Currently, a holding page is displayed with contact details and examples of properties in Herts that have been built or upgraded by Balcombe Developments.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Tango de Salon (Herts) website-blog

Asta of Tango de Salon is employed by one of our clients. She needed help to set up a website for her 'passion' that would enable her to manage updates herself and, as this is not part of an ambitious money-making business, she required a functional and professional result for a small budget.

We helped Asta set up a themed blog in wordpress.com and she has quickly mastered updating the news page; the domain name was already registered so we set up forwarding to her new blog site's latest Tango news!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Practical Bathing Solutions for Elderly or Disabled customers

It's very important to discuss your specialist bathing needs with a reliable and experienced company.

Practical Bathing has been based in Berkshire for over six years, installing showers, baths and whole bathrooms for disabled or elderly customers throughout the south-east of England, including London and the home counties: Surrey, Hertfordshire, Kent, etc.

They can advise and meet the needs of clients from a range of walk-in baths, 'power' baths and easy access showers for installation in users homes, care homes medical centres and convalescent / respite care centres. Often, those who have difficulty with mobility can require larger toileting and bathing solutions, which is also a speciality of Practical Bathing.

You can visit their website at www.practicalbathing.co.uk.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Mobility advice, service, equipment in Herts.


Classic Mobility offers a personal service for clients, advising on the equipment that may best suit their needs. They are main agents for major equipment suppliers, offering top quality reliable brands and may also offer refurbished items as an alternative, when available.

In addition to personal sales and service, Classic Mobility undertakes contract services to hospitals, care homes and nursing homes mainly servicing and testing hospital beds, hoists and pressure care equipment.

Classic Mobility has been providing Mobility services since 1995. They cover most of South-East Britain from their Hertfordshire base, specialising in the repair, maintenance and servicing of electric, hydraulic and mechanical mobility equipment, including adjustable beds, patient hoists, battery powered wheelchairs, mobility scooters, bath lifts, trolleys, etc. They also supply accessories, from hand-rails and walking aids to consumables, plus hire services.

Find out more about Classic Mobility:

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Testimonial from Signage Company Signcraft

"We have been using the services of The BPc for eighteen months and have been amazed at the level of awareness that Barbara has achieved for my company, we have receive far more internet based enquiries than ever before our involvement and the rating of our website has shot up from nowhere to top three in all search areas that we targeted. We have also recently launched our new website and Barbara worked closely with our web designer to ensure we hit the road running, all in all a great business relationship and good news for my company."

Robert Colwell, Managing Director, Signcraft 

Friday, 1 June 2012

Easier to Navigate - the New Logistics Website

Launched today - SAE Logistics' new website is easier to navigate and easier on the eye and optimisation will begin next week. The website reflects their rebranded image.

SAE's services include transport, distribution, same day / next day courier, overseas haulage, warehouse storage and order fulfilment with full stock control. Exhibition services and Medical Equipment logistics are other special services.

With friendly, hardworking and efficient staff plus excellent working systems, SAE Logistics achieved ISO9001 - Quality Assurance for clients.

Friday, 4 May 2012

"Taster" classes in Italian, Spanish or French

If you love French, Spanish or Italian food, you'd probably love to speak the language. Our client, London-based Languages Alive, combines this love of cuisine with language tuition for adults and children, also offering small birthday party packages for age 4+.

Languages Alive specialises in business language courses: Italian, French, Spanish or Russian, one-to-one or intensive courses at your office for small groups of employees. There is a focus on culture - for example, if you need Spanish for communication in Europe or Latin America, there are differences; Languages Alive courses include traditions and customs as well as language skills.

Whether you want to cook or want to broker a deal in Mexico, Madrid, Milan or Murmansk, try LanguagesAlive.com

Friday, 20 April 2012

QR codes: the latest technology in advertising print

Signcraft, always at the forefront of print technology, produce QR codes for their clients' advertising boards and vehicle graphics.

QR codes are barcodes that are readable with the relevant app on smartphones. If you take a photograph with an appropriate phone, the app will instantly recognise the message, which may be a link to a website, an email address, contact information, a diary event or just a text message.

For example, if you see a website address on the side of a van, you can photograph the url but you would need to type it into a browser. By photographing the QR code, you can go directly to the website without any typing (or mis-typing).

Download the app from iTunes or GooglePlay then use your smartphone to capture this QR code image and link to Signcraft's website.

The BPc blog has more examples of QR codes.


Monday, 16 April 2012

Year 6 School Leavers' Memento Books

From The PTA Chair of Oakfield Community Primary School, July 2011:

"Thank you very much for the school memo books - the teachers and children are VERY pleased with them. I have to say the turnaround for producing them was fantastic so thank you too!"

More info

Monday, 2 April 2012

Office Space Logistics with state-of-the-art openable glass walls

The logistics of office space are ever changing. Sometimes you need privacy in an open plan office set up, perhaps as a conference room or to discuss staff appraisals.

Wouldn't it be good if you could create a wall when you want it and remove it when you don't - in a couple of minutes? In fact, if the room reduced the noise levels but retained natural light flow, how great would that be?

It's possible with tempered glass slide and pivot partition doors, which are made in England - and here's the link: Frameless Glass Office Partition Doors.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Reliable Agency Staff for Promos: glamour+brains!

A warm welcome to one of our newest clients, The Pearl Essence, a London-based agency that provides reliable and intelligent event staff for functions, from business product launches and trade shows to high profile sports events and charity dinners.

Their clients and events list includes Formula 1 (Silverstone and Monaco), FIFA, Mercedes, Audi, l'Oreal, Mumm, Magners and a host of others ... including Tesco! >> high profile events / famous clients

The Pearl Essence girls have added a touch of young glamour to many charity events: "Do It For Deb" at Bolton FC for Christie's hospice, the Marks and Spencer Prostate Cancer Annual Charity Gala, Harvey Nichols Wellchild Fashion Show and The Brain Tumour Research Charity Auction - to name a few recent ones. >> event details / famous people

Follow their event hostess tweets or 'like' The Pearl Essence facebook page to keep up with the social whirl of The Pearl Essence!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Sweet Indulgence: Mother's Day, Easter, Birthdays

       Sweet new client!
Candy Cake for Mothers Day
Life Is Sweets, Essex-based on-line candy shop, specialises in old fashioned sweets ('retro'), gift boxes - retro, chocolates or toffees (my favourite!) - plus 'candy cakes' for all occasions:
 * Mothers' Day
 * Fathers' Day
 * Easter
 * Hallowe'en
 * Christmas
 * Valentine's Day

and, of course, themed party or gift cakes made from sweets:
 * heart shaped  * jelly babies  * marshmallows
if you don't see what you want, just ask!

Tip for Children's parties ... you know how kids never eat the cake, they just scatter crumbs everywhere? Order a candy cake and a few gift bags and fill the bags from the candy cake. Simple!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Looking after your pony and pets; protect them with a gentle wash.

An amazing product that all horse and pony owners need to know about, from www.CleanRound.co.uk
  • Prevents Strangles - kills the Streptococcus Equi bacteria.
  • Kills a broad spectrum of Fungi, Bacteria and viruses, including Ring Worm.
  • Controls and alleviates the symptoms of Sweet Itch.
Available from 30 equestrian outlets in the UK or on-line, the inexpensive CleanRound product range includes:
  • Pet-safe Equestrian Shampoo Bodywash in 4 fragrances;
  • A rug & pet bedding wash suitable for all fabrics, hand-wash or machine wash;
  • Yard wash for hard surfaces, from stables and vehicle interiors to Wellington boots.
Alice Oppenheimer
uses CleanRound
CleanRound is supported by testimonials from young riders Ricki Hill, Chloe Aston and Alice Oppenheimer; trainers Anna Bruce and Ed Dunlop Racing, HorseWorld charity, Vets and numerous equestrians. It was recently given a 'thumbs up' by Eventing magazine, with maximum 5 stars in their tests.

Give Cleanround equine anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, virus protection a whirl then come back and post your opinion on our blog!

Friday, 13 January 2012

A website that we never want to need ...

A new website has been launched. If you're not currently in the market for items from Hertfordshire based Newlight Cremation Urns, their website www.newlightcremationurns.co.uk is a pleasure to browse. In fact, some of the containers and keepsake jewellery can be purchased for more pleasant reasons.

Products range from traditional caskets and urns for storage, display or burial, to beautiful keepsakes and jewellery that have a small container section for ashes or perhaps a small snip of hair. There are bio-degradable options for burial and attractive scatter tubes for scattering ashes.

Pets generally have shorter life spans and these are catered for, with specially designed urns, keepsakes and jewellery, some with cat, dog or paw-print motif and others with a place to accommodate a photograph - plus burial boxes for smaller house-pets, from under £30.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Latest Innovations in Patio Door Styles


Since SunSeeker Doors launched their Bi Folding Doors in 2003, they have continued to develop their range of innovative patio door systems, providing good quality at affordable prices.

SunSeeker Doors is the only British manufacturer to offer a comprehensive choice of:
  • Slide-and-Pivot Frameless Double Glazed Doors
  • Slide-and-Pivot UltraSlim
  • Bi Folding Doors
  • Frameless Glass Curtains (enclosures)
  • Frameless Glass Door room dividers
SunSeeker Doors are made to order to exact requirements, manufactured in Bedfordshire, England, and installed by their own team of experienced personnel for a complete service. SunSeeker Doors manufactures the only Frameless Double Glazed Doors that have the British and European Standard Kite mark.