Paragon attains gold standard for sustainability

Paragon Customer Communications, a leading provider of digital and print communications, has been awarded a gold rating for sustainability, placing the company in the top 2% of global print service suppliers. The annual sustainability analysis covers four themes – environment, fair labour practice, ethics and supply chain management. Conducted by Ecovadis, the appraisal provides supplier... Continue Reading →

Weir completes acquisition of ESCO Corporation

The Weir Group PLC has completed the acquisition of ESCO Corporation, the world’s leading provider of ground engaging tools for surface mining and infrastructure markets, for an enterprise value of US$1,285m.  It follows regulatory clearance for the transaction, which was first announced on 19 April 2018. Commenting, Weir Group Chief Executive Jon Stanton said: “We... Continue Reading →

Harvard Technology announces appointment of new CEO

Harvard Technology, a pioneer in smart wireless lighting solutions, has appointed Gary Lynch as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Lynch joins Harvard Technology in its 25th year following renewed investment by a group of renowned investors. He brings a wealth of experience to the post, having previously held senior roles with ICL, Celestica, Glen Dimplex, Nikon... Continue Reading →

Paragon Group expands its UK footprint with the acquisition of St Ives plc Managed Service division SIMS

Paragon Group, the leading provider of Customer Communications, Identification and Graphics services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of SIMS, the managed services division of St Ives plc. Following this acquisition, Paragon Group revenues will exceed €700m during the next financial year. SIMS will become part of Paragon Customer Communications’ business in the UK. With... Continue Reading →

Powerstar achieves top safety accreditation

Powerstar, the market-leading energy storage and voltage optimisation brand, has once again been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for maintaining excellence in health and safety in the workplace. The awarding of an Alcumus SafeContractor certificate, a leading third-party accreditation scheme that recognises rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors, builds on Powerstar’s extensive... Continue Reading →

Harvard Technology expands CLi Pro driver range with leading-edge DALI and analogue variants

Harvard Technology, a pioneer in the design, development and manufacture of smart lighting solutions, which in 2018 will be celebrating its 25th anniversary, has continued to push the boundaries of smart LED lighting innovations by expanding its leading-edge CoolLED Pro programmable driver range, with the addition of a CLi15 1-10V/0-10V Analogue dimmable and CLi40 DALI variants. Fully optimised... Continue Reading →

Grenfell Was Not All About Cladding

This month’s report into the role the Building Regulations played in last June’s horrific Grenfell Tower fire has stirred up plenty of controversy – and too many people are missing the point. The national headlines were full of calls for a complete ban on combustible cladding and, ultimately, they will probably get their way –... Continue Reading →

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