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Security firm’s co-founders named Black British Businesspeople of the Year

The co-founders of one of the leading names in the UK’s security and facilities management sectors have been named Black British Businesspeople of the Year.

Jamal Tahlil (pictured right) and Edgar Chibaka (left), who launched Yorkshire-based First Response Group in 2007, carried off the top prize at this year’s Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards).

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Copper in the woods

Nordic Brown pre-oxidised copper and larch cladding together define the natural character of a contemporary home, nestling amongst the treetops on the Island of Hirvensalo, part of the Turku archipelago in Finland.

Locally-based Sigge Architects’ design sought to reconcile their client’s need for a permanent working home combined with the essential characteristics of a Summerhouse for leisure. The Finnish Summerhouse epitomises ‘mökkielämä’ or ‘cottage life’, with its tradition of treading softly on the land and respect for nature. The three-storey building – known simply as ‘Villa L3’ – was envisaged as a deceptively simple modern structure with clean lines and a certain stature. A restrained palette of natural materials enables it to sit comfortably in its elevated location within a gently sloping forest.

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Say 'back off' to back pain

Ahead of Back Care Awareness Week, which runs from 4th - 8th October 2021, Alex Minett, Head of Products & Markets at CHAS looks at some steps companies, and individuals can take to prevent back injury in the workplace.

In 2019-20 the Labour Force Survey found that 8.9 million working days were lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders, with 480,000 workers suffering from injuries, of which 37% were linked to the back. Its therefore vital for companies to look at how to prevent the risk of back injury in their workplaces.

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BAS-IP Obelisk awarded as Best of the Best 'Design Concept 2021' by Red Dot

Obelisk – a device for safe access to residential compounds, centers, and closed areas – received the highest award in one of the largest international competitions, Red Dot, as Best of the Best “Design Concept 2021.” This award recognizes revolutionary design.

Obelisk is made as a monolithic composition, which looks like a pedestal, and has an integrated external intercom system powered by artificial intelligence. The perfect combination of technology and unusual look helped Obelisk win the Red Dot "Design Concept 2021."

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Michelmersh sponsors RIBA’s Sustainability Award 2021

0n7578Michelmersh is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Sustainability Award at the RIBA Regional Awards 2021. RIBA’s Regional Awards are comprised of various awards, including Project Architect of the Year, Sustainability Award, Conservation Award, Building of the Year, Client of the Year Award, and region-specific awards. Over recent weeks, winner announcements have been filling social media feeds, congratulating and commemorating worthy winners.

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