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SoTSIoT celebrates exciting construction milestone

IOT GROUNDBREAKING 3 002A traditional ground breaking ceremony has taken place to mark the first official day of construction on the brand new Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Institute of Technology (SoTSIoT), which will be located off Castle Street at the heart of the new multi-million pound Stafford station gateway regeneration scheme.

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Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain: What small developers need to know

vc bioWhile February, 2024, saw the rollout of the mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) requirements for larger developments, small sites have until April to adapt. Lucy Dixon, Sustainability Lead at Veriforce CHAS, outlines some key considerations for small site developers aiming for compliance.

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ASFP to host fire safety seminar in Bristol

PR 306 Bristol seminar 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is hosting a CPD seminar at the Aviva Centre in Stoke Gifford, Bristol on Tuesday 12th March 2024. Bringing together a range of expert ASFP and guest speakers, the event will explore best practice in passive fire protection (PFP) design and installation.

Starting with registration at 9.15am, attendees will be welcomed to the event by ASFP Managing Director Mike Ward at 10am. The ASFP’s Technical and Regulatory Affairs Officer Niall Rowan will then kick off the morning session with an introduction to PFP, providing an overview of key concepts, materials, and regulations.

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Paramount praises new 40m Hinowa as a ‘gamechanger'

paramount 1National spider lift rental specialist Paramount Platforms has become the first access hire company in the UK to take delivery of the new Hinowa 40.18 Lightlift Performance IIIS.

Access Platforms Sales (APS) has supplied the company with the tracked spider boom - now the largest in the Hinowa range, with a maximum working height of 40.2 metres.

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Jonathan Gullis - National Apprenticeship Week Visit

SYOIig1On Friday 9th February, Jonathan Gullis, MP for Stoke-on-Trent North visited Stoke on Trent College’s Burslem Campus to highlight the significance of Apprenticeships in driving the economy forward.

The visit was designed to raise awareness of the benefits of Apprenticeships and coincided with the culmination of a week-long celebration and series of events which took place at the College as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2024.

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