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Asbestos Management: The man behind the mask

2017 saw the launch of Mick George Environmental, a dedicated division within the overarching business, that now specialises in all areas of Asbestos Management, dealing with Non-Licensed, Notifiable Non-Licensed and, Licensed Asbestos. The operation has grown considerably from traditional carriage and disposal skillsets, to now incorporate more extensive survey, analytical,...
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Profitable Transport Franchise Opportunity

Great business opportunities are often hard to come by, and certainly shouldn’t be overlooked when they do arise, especially in an economic climate that is anticipated to experience many challenges in the near future, as the uncertainty of Brexit gradually unravels. And that’s why the Franchise Industry remains an area...
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Accessibility is a key consideration when designing for disabled users

Ian Streets, of About Access discusses how the principles of good accessibility are imperative when designing for people with disabilities
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Is sport sponsorship a flawed strategy or a marketing masterpiece?

  With all the controversy surrounding professional sports, and in particular football, why would any unrelated business want to get involved and associate their brand through sponsorship? It’s a question that many have asked and attempted to answer, but an agreed conclusion has never really been reached and hence the debate...
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Mick George Ltd are financing your dreams

  January is traditionally a time for people to engage in New Year Resolutions and looking to start a fresh in various aspects. The home is often the place where individuals find themselves residing for large periods, so that becomes the focal point for those initial changes, which subsequently means local...
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Are you one of Mick’s Mates? – Stress-free installation

The revolution at Mick George Ltd shows no sign of letting up. Recognising that sourcing quality products is only half the battle, but installing them, is a completely different challenge, the business has launched ‘Mick’s Mates’, the latest service to take away any stress or anxieties you may have...
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Procurement is the best point to address accessibility

Ian Streets of About Access discusses accessibility at the procurement stage The old adage that you get what you pay for applies in the area of accessibility as much as anywhere else. If you buy the best car you can afford, then you’re investing in reliability and reducing the likelihood that...
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Understanding U-Values

As we know, winter in the UK can bring some harsh weather; freezing temperatures, snow, wind and rain. No one likes a cold house, but how can you be sure that your home is retaining as much heat as possible? Understanding U-values of different wall materials will stand you in...
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Can-do attitude is key to supporting disabled employees

Ian Streets discusses support for disabled employees Adaptability is essential in business, and for employers that obviously extends to how they accommodate and support their staff. People change, and so does their ability to contribute to the success of a business. The aim of most employers is to develop their workers, teach...
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Building Control – The way we build for tomorrow

Keeping up to speed is part of the role of Building Control in an era where building homes is high on the Government’s agenda. The Department for Communities and Local Government objectives for 2015 to 2020 is to deliver one million new homes over the next five years. However, there...

Accessible environments – Right first time

Right first time will keep costs down in accessible environments We see enough examples every day to tell us that where there are steps it may also be helpful to have a ramp and where there are toilets then nearby there should be one that is accessible. But what does...
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Can technology save the planning and building control process?

Technology has been proven to help save time and money across many industries, helping companies reach maximum efficiency and service for their customers.  However, it has been recorded that local authorities have been wasting two million man hours every year due to the ineffective ways the services are being...

Peer review process ensures quality of access consultants

Whatever your trade or profession, credibility counts. You wouldn’t place an important legal matter in the hands of a bar room barrister any more than you would ask a learner driver to park your Bentley. That’s why, in 1999, the government of the day launched the National Register of Access Consultants...

Awareness is key to accessibility issues

Some people really need to get out more. It’s good for them, it’s good for businesses and it’s essentially why we set up About Access in the first place. Consider the advances made in the last 20 years or so with equipment designed to give disabled people the same quality...