Posts Tagged ‘Holyrood Partnership’

Kenny King FFDR

Scotland’s leading disaster recovery firm is marking the launch a new Scottish office with a high-profile appointment.

 FFDR, an all trades contractor specialising in salvaging flood and fire-ravaged properties has attracted respected insurance expert Kenny King to head its north east operation.

 Father of two Kenny, 46, from Bridge of Don, has spent the past eight years working with a nationwide facilities services group, assessing insurance cases.

He will now be based in FFDR’s newly-opened Stonehaven office, and will recruit a team of 12 tradesmen within months, and up to 25 within a year.

The full article can be read on  the  Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.


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Lubiju dental practice

A dental practice which leads the way in pain free treatment is giving new hope to patients who dread the needle – by offering painless injections.

Lubiju in Edinburgh will now be established as a centre of excellence in the use of the innovative QuickSleeper system, which instantly numbs teeth with a single painless injection.

Cosmetic dentist Dr Biju Krishnan, who set up Lubiju, expects the new anaesthetic to be a hit with those who normally avoid the chair because of needle phobias.

The full story can be seen on the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Panton McLeod's VR600 robot

Forward-thinking Wessex Water has been testing a pair of innovative underwater cleaning robots to see whether they can be deloyed to ensure customers continue to receive the purest supplies at the tap.

Wessex Water has been working with Water Quality Engineer Panton McLeod to see if the machines – which are used to inspect and clean service reservoirs across the UK – can be deployed across the Wessex region to keep supplies at their highest quality.

The robots are used exclusively by Panton McLeod to inspect and clean underground water storage tanks while they are live and online – meaning that they do not need to be drained first and customers experience no disruption to their supplies. The firm already uses the machines when undertaking cleaning and inspection work for some of the biggest water companies in the British Isles, including Severn Trent Water and Scottish Water.

In a recent test, Wessex Water invited Panton McLeod to carry out a demonstration of the machines – known as the ROV and the VR600 – at the Goodshill Reservoir near Chippenham to show how they could be used to clean their water storage facilities across the region.

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Welsh dragon winner Jamie Clarke

A proud Scot from Midlothian has become the owner of a one-of-a-kind £2000 heirloom after being picked above thousands of entrants in an unusual holiday competition.

Jamie Clarke, from Bonnyrigg, has been announced as the lucky winner of the King Arthur’s Labyrinth summer competition, earning him the unique gift – a hand-crafted Welsh dragon made of solid gold.

The competition was run by Welsh tourist and storytelling attraction King Arthur’s Labyrinth and was held over the 2009 summer months. Thousands of visitors to the underground storytelling experience were invited to fill out entry forms during their visits in order to win the unique piece of jewellery made from solid 18ct gold.

You can read the full story at the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Legal firm Gibson Kerr promotes Power of Attorney

Scottish families are being urged to act now to protect elderly parents and relatives in the face of concerns about a rising numbers of dementia cases and other life-limiting conditions associated with old age.

Edinburgh-based family law firm Gibson Kerr is recommending families to secure control over aging relatives’ affairs now to make sure they can help them if they become ill in their final years.

With Scotland’s rising elderly population, planning for older life – and planning for elderly dependents – has never been more important. The number of over 65s is expected to rise by 21% on 2006 levels by 2016. By 2031 it will have risen by 62% and in 2031 the 85-plus age group will have risen by 144%.

To read the full article, visit the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Workplace design expert Space Solutions

Space Solutions

, Scotland’s leading workplace design specialist, showed the value of expert planning by carrying out the complete relocation of one of Scotland’s top accountancy firms – in a weekend.

A2+B called in Space Solutions after fearing the business could suffer if there was excessive ‘down time’ involved in the complex move from their original head office at Carden Place to new premises at Queen’s Road in Aberdeen.

Lee Brandie, business manager with Aberdeen-based Space Solutions, said: “This was a major project for our team with a number of specific challenges – not least the fact that we were relocating a total of 150 staff across the city, including all their equipment, furniture and IT systems.

You can read the full article at the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.

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Hogmanay Sell-out

Edinburgh’s newest luxury boutique hotel is facing a Hogmanay sell-out just a month after its grand opening.

Fraser Suites Edinburgh only has a handful of rooms left over the Hogmanay period – and no rooms left for New Year’s Eve.

Heather Gilchrist, Regional General Manager for Frasers Hospitality Scotland, said they had been overwhelmed with booking enquiries from around the world for the night of December 31 and surrounding days.

She said: “We’ve had a fantastic response from guests over the past month and have been really pleased with the rate in which the hotel has filled up for New Year. ”

 The full story can be read on the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Channel 6 Team at Work

A Scottish digital agency has helped companies from soap makers to rugby retailers generate more than £11 million in online revenue in just five years.  

Multimedia firm Channel 6 is marking five years since the launch of its Ch-ching e-commerce system by revealing the impressive sales it has helped generate for clients.  

Since it was launched, Ch-ching has been used by 50 online retailers to start from scratch and grow impressive internet sales.  

Now one Ch-ching user has been shortlisted for a top award. Channel 6 used the bespoke software to create the Bohemia Design website – which has now made the final of the UK-wide Drapers online retail awards.

The site has been shortlisted in the Best Independent Etailer category, with the overall winner to be announced in January.

A full release is available from the  Holyrood Partnership PR in Edinburgh.

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ELPG unphased by Google housing plans

Solicitors with a legal group which handles almost a quarter of all house sales in Edinburgh say they are unfazed by news that internet giant Google may move into the property market.

The ELPG is made up of five leading property solicitors which account for around 25% of house sales through the respected ESPC.

John Lints, senior partner at ELPG member firm, the Lints Partnership, said property experts in Scotland would be less worried about the arrival of the internet search giant than those south of the Border.

He added: “The market here in Scotland has always been significantly different from England. South of the border there is a far greater network of estate agency only businesses and they may be worried about a free Google portal.”

You can read the full article at the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Holyrood Partnership provides PR in Scotland for FFDR

One of the UK’s most successful disaster recovery firms is on course for a record year, driven by growth in the Midlands.

FFDR, an all trades contractor specialising in salvaging flood and fire-ravaged properties, acquired a 50% stake in Leicester-based Maxim Property Services last year and it has rebranded as part of the FFDR group.

That has fuelled further growth with the firm – now in the top three insurance contractors in the UK – forecasting an £8 million turnover in the next year, up from the current £6m.

The 30 staff in Leicester have swelled the FFDR workforce to 130, with around 100 skilled trades people, backed up by 30 support and surveying staff. The firm also boasts a 70-strong fleet, with no vehicles more than three years old.

You can view the full article at the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.

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