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Aico TV

We kick off this weeks episode with our Regional Specification Managers Paul Barret and Steve Bulley discussing RF. The pair walk through the evolution of the technology, where the future of RF lies and are also joined by Paul Waterman from Charge Electrical Contractors to discuss his experiences with Aico’s RF devices.

Our Regional Specification Manager Alex Parker sits down with Paul Merrifield, Senior Learning and Development Partner for Sanctuary. The pair discuss Pauls role within The Sanctuary Group, skill shortages in the sector and the values that Sanctuary and Aico share.

And finally, we re-join National Sales Manager Daniel Little for the second installment of our panel discussion on the Smart Home Healthy Home Leeds project. Daniel is again joined by Richard Bould Technical Manager for New Builds at Yorkshire Housing, Daniel Hardy Project Lead, Housing of the Future at Leeds City Council, Jess Kuznia Innovation Analyst at Yorkshire Housing and our very own Jordan Toulson Product Manager at HomeLINK. The group ends the discussion on how we can better utilise the Internet of Things to better engage with residents and how to scale the projects in the future.

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The FUHR autotronic 834 lock has been added to Carl F Groupco’s suite of SmartSecure electronic door locking and access control solutions. As one of the most important additions to the company’s upcoming 2021 catalogue, the highly versatile hybrid product is a major expansion to the SmartSecure brand. The 834 provides a combination of automatic locking and electronic motor driven unlocking: as such, it is an appealing option that is fully compatible with all existing SmartSecure locking and access control variants.

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We begin with a panel discussion regarding the Smart Home Healthy Home project, chaired by our National Sales Manager, Daniel Little. We have some great panellists, including Richard Bould Technical Manager at Yorkshire Housing, Daniel Hardy Project Lead, Housing of the Future at Leeds City Council, Jessica Kuznia Innovation Analyst at Yorkshire Housing, and our very own Jordan Toulson Product Manager at HomeLINK.

Next, our Operations and Learning & Development Manager, Lee Duffy, examines the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures taken throughout the distribution network that ensured continuity within the sector. Lee speaks to Andy Crockett Managing Director at TWC Parcel Collection Services, David Brown Managing Director at UPN, Colin Rann Operations Director at APC and Lydia Hopley, QHS&E Administrator about their experiences.

In the last segment, our Relationships Manager Tina Mistry is joined by Lord Porter of Spalding and Robert Chilton of Cratus Communications. Together, they discuss The Hackitt Report, the Golden Thread and Lord Porter’s views on the changing landscape of the sector.

We finish the episode with an FAQ delivered by our Product Development Executive, Samuel Marston, who explains how to remove a product from a SmartLINK Gateway system.

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Leading PVCu and aluminium window and door supplier to the social housing sector, Nova Group, has invested in new technology and supply chain partnerships to offer customers even greater product quality and performance.
The Altrincham based company, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, provides a wide range of PVCu and aluminium solutions to social housing providers, the commercial sector and retail customers, including conservatories and secondary window systems. As a provider of both frames and sealed units, Nova Group has full control over supply which means it can apply strict quality control and put continuous improvement at the heart of its strategy.

 

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We being episode sixteen with Jane Pritchard our Community Liason talking to Helen Knight, Development Manager and Lizzy Coleman, Events and Fundraising Officer for Lingen Davies Cancer fund. Jane talks to Helen and Lizzy about the charity and its background, their experiences through the pandemic and upcoming fundraisers.

Next Andy Speake our National Technical Manager sits down with Ian Moore, Chief Executive Officer at the Fire Industry Association. Andy gets a glimpse into Ian's role within the FIA, the changing landscape of the industry and where it is heading in the future.

Finally, our Operations and Learning & Development Manager Lee Duffy, Product Development Manager Michael Wright and Alan Lewis, Founder and owner at Adrenaline Sports sit down and reflect on the EIC Race around Europe challenge. The group discuss the challenges they faced, how much they raised and look forward to Adrenalines upcoming events.

 

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love your lungs

Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is sharing ways to help take of your lungs and protect your household from indoor air pollution during Love Your Lungs week, which takes place 21 - 27 June 2021. Indoor air pollution can affect lung health and is linked to increased risk of pneumoniaCOPD and lung cancer. If an asthma sufferer has an allergic reaction to a pollutant in the air, this can also make asthma symptoms worse. Vent-Axia has been committed to protecting public health by improving indoor air quality since 1936. As part of this commitment, Vent-Axia is therefore supporting the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Love Your Lungs campaign, which raises awareness of lung health.

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