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Rugby green energy product secures 1million order from national hire company

Rugby green energy product secures 1million order from national hire company

A Rugby green energy company has received a massive boost with orders from nationwide plant hire specialist, A-Plant. A-Plant has invested over 1million in eco power specialist Off Grid Energy's award winning Grid to Go TM - a revolutionary new hybrid power solution that has since been offering large financial… and environmental benefits to some of the UK's major construction companies.

The Grid to Go is supplied to A-Plant under the name Power Cube and has already been hired out by the hire firm to well-known contractors such as Balfour Beatty. It is an innovative new battery generator which offers A-Plant's customers significant fuel savings, reductions in carbon footprint and the ability to remotely monitor energy usage. The Power Cube works alongside A-Plant's current power generation fleet and is available to hire from A-Plant Service Centres nationwide.

Off Grid Energy are based at Central Park, Rugby and the A-Plant deal will secure local jobs. Danny Jones, managing director, says: 'We have a policy of using local suppliers wherever possible and Shaw Sheet Metal (Upton Road, Rugby) have been with us from the start just three years ago. We also use Cablelynx in Northampton, Oxygen in Rugby as well as other local consultants. I know that our business has meant jobs have been secured in these companies and we've also been able to create new roles ourselves.'

The Power Cube can be used on its own or in conjunction with a generator or mains supply, and can be supplied as road towable, static or even with a solar panel. The use of batteries is a relatively new concept for power generation in the hire industry, but the Power Cube offers significant benefits over traditional lead-acid batteries and diesel generators. The gel batteries in the Power Cube have a high energy density which allows for the consumption of all stored energy, offer totally silent running and have a long life cycle.

Speaking from the Executive Hire Show held at Coventry's Ricoh Arena last week, A-Plant's accommodation director, Ian Needham, explains: 'Traditionally, where temporary power is concerned a generator is required to be on 24 hours a day, but most of that time, particularly at night it is required to work at a lesser rate than normal, yet it still continually uses up diesel fuel which makes it expensive for the customer. With the Power Cube, when demand for power is low, an automatic signal is given for the generator to be turned off (often for long periods of time), leaving the battery to deliver power to the load. This saves the customer huge amounts on their fuel bill and heavily reduces CO2 emissions. We've had examples so far where customers have seen a 1,000 plus reduction in their weekly fuel cost, and CO2 emissions reduced by over 3,500kg.

Ian adds: 'The Power Cube delivers clean, silent power. It is ideal for use in built up areas overnight, general for construction sites, the rail sector, indoor use or on-sites with ultra-low emission or low noise targets. The level of interest we have had already in the product has been phenomenal, and the financial and environmental savings it has provided customers with has been significant. With the Power Cube, our ability to offer full site set-ups to customers which includes the site cabins, generators, fencing and a full turn-key management service has been seriously enhanced.'

Danny Jones continued: 'We are delighted to be working closely with A-Plant; our relationship has enabled us to use A-Plant's experience of end-user requirements to develop a product which is delivering major financial and environmental savings. It doesn't just stop there, we're already working on developing the product further with view to offer even greater savings.'

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The Venue Expo Launches as the first business to business event of it's kind to hit the North of England

The Venue Expo Launches as the first business to business event of it's kind to hit the North of England

The Venue Expo is a free to attend, business to business expo that will be hosted from EventCity Manchester, 1st - 2nd September 2014 and is a must attend for anyone working within the industry of meetings, conferences and events. The Expo is the first event of its kind in… the North of England and will bring countless business professionals, event organisers and anyone with an interest in the events industry into one place to browse, uncover and connect. Attendees of The Venue Expo will have direct contact with industry specialists whilst learning the intricate details of what gives venues the cutting edge allowing visitors to gain the ultimate learning experience.
The Venue Expo connects the events circle and therefore invites corporates, event industry professionals and the general public to gain insight, compare, and contact event specialists and suppliers for all event needs. The Venue Expo gives attendees the chance to source new market leading suppliers, network with current suppliers, connect with fellow attendees as well as explore, test and compare a range of venues, destinations, event support services and current technology. Attendees who visit the event will have the option to upgrade to VIP tickets whereby proceeds will go to our show charity, whilst enjoying front row seats and access to the exclusive VIP lounge.
The Venue Expo will give attendees many credible show features to experience over the two days. These include high quality educational seminars, social media workshops, a marketing master class, and a number of CPD accredited sessions conducted by industry specialists. The seminar stages will be allocated in the following format: Main stage, Marketing Stage, Social Media Stage and an Entrepreneurial stage. Inspirational industry specialists will take to the stages and inform, inspire and motivate all attendees. Professionals are able to enjoy the complementary brunch offered, whilst taking the opportunity to network and increase their portfolio of contacts.
This event is not just about extending your options with excellent new venues and event services. By visiting The Venue Expo, visitors will also have the opportunity to be enthused and to gain valuable knowledge. Businesses involved will benefit from a show targeted at the event circle created by an event specialist company. The Venue Expo will assign strategic partners to assist in delivering a world class Expo and attract a high quality audience.
Elena Doyle, Marketing and Events Manager from The Venue Expo, said 'The high quality seminars available at The Venue Expo are a credible element of the show and are the reason why any attendee should visit as well as the hand selected exhibitors showcasing the latest technology and products. It is quality news that an event like The Venue Expo is finally due to be hosted from the North of England'.
The Venue Expo is a free to attend event and the one and only available in the North of England. Register for you attendance at www.thevenueexpo.co.uk

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Center Parcs' Woburn Forest open for conference and events bookings

Center Parcs' Woburn Forest open for conference and events bookings

WOBURN Forest, Center Parcs' new village in Bedfordshire, is now taking bookings in preparation for the launch of their meetings and events wing in October.
The village, the fifth Center Parcs, will welcome their first short break leisure guests in spring.
Head of corporate sales for Center Parcs Daniel Whittemore… said: 'We are extremely excited ahead of the opening of our brand new venue and are confident that we can offer even the most discerning event planner or delegate a first-class experience.
'Furthermore, we provide the ideal corporate learning and teambuilding environment, alongside excellent services and flexible on-Village facilities.
'Our team are superbly proud of the look and feel of our new Village and we are eager to introduce the facilities to current and potential clients who have not had the experience of having held meetings and events with Center Parcs, especially those in close proximity to London.'

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Aztec extends Robin Hood Game and Country Shows for 2014

Aztec extends Robin Hood Game and Country Shows for 2014

ORGANISER Aztec Events is increasing its popular series of Robin Hood Game and Country Shows by launching a new venue for 2014.
For the first time in the event's history, the East of England Showground in Peterborough will play host to the extravaganza on March 29-30.
The annual Robin Hood… Game and Country Shows, which each attract around 30,000 visitors, offer something for everyone, from the serious game enthusiast to families looking for a fun day out.
The 2014 dates and venues are:
March 29/30 - Cambridgeshire Robin Hood Game and Country Show, East of England Showground
May 10/11 - Essex Robin Hood Country Show, The Brentwood Centre
July 5/6 - Southend Robin Hood Country Show, Garon Park
October 11/12 - Suffolk Robin Hood Game and Country Show, Trinity Park
October 18/19 - Newark Robin Hood Game and Country Show, Newark Showground

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Retail Trust welcomes over 500 retailers to Annual Ball

Retail Trust welcomes over 500 retailers to Annual Ball

RETAIL Trust, the charity for people working in retail, welcomed over 500 retailers to its annual London Ball at Grosvenor House, organised by Evolve Events.
Companies such as American Express, Debenhams, Deloitte, Burberry and The Walt Disney Company were among guests at the fundraising gala.
Attendees included Harold Tillman CBE, Sir… Stuart Rose, Sir Philip Green, and Jamie and Louise Redknapp.
The evening was hosted by Anton Du Beke from Strictly Come Dancing, and Edward Rising, auctioneer from Sotheby's, with a total of over 1,000,000 raised for the charity on the night.

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