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Viglen wins Toshiba ’Partner of the Year’ and ‘Educational Partner of the Year’ awards

From left to right: Mark Byrne, Head of Corporate, Education & Public Sector, Toshiba; Nick Offin, Head of Channel , Toshiba; Bordan Tkachuk, CEO, Viglen; Neil Bramley, Sales Director Northern Europe, Toshiba

Viglen, a British IT company, has been awarded Toshiba UK’s Platinum Partner of the Year and Education Platinum Partner of the Year, […]

SWANSEA COUNCIL ENHANCES AICO FIRE & CO ALARM INSTALLATION PROGRAMME

Aico Ei2110 multi sensor

Following its specification of Aico as its sole supplier of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms for its housing stock in 2010, Swansea City Council has now fitted more than 9,000 properties with Aico mains powered Multi-Sensor Fire alarms, Optical smoke alarms and CO alarms. When completed, 14,000 homes will […]

MYTIME ACTIVE SHOWS FUTURE FACE OF UK COMMUNITY HEALTH PROVISION

As the demise of Primary Care Trusts approaches, the future face of community health provision was demonstrated in West Midlands town Sandwell this week, when social enterprise Mytime Active showed how it can effectively deliver 23 integrated health services in the local community. […]

Get it right!

Productivity is the new public sector watchword. From NHS to local government and police forces, chief executives are assessing just how to cope with an escalating workload with a fast declining budget and significant cuts in personnel. […]

Miliband tells GPSJ – I feel sick about what the government has done to our schools

David Miliband has told GPSJ that he ‘feels sick’ about what the government has done to the ‘Building for Schools’ program and sais he felt it was ‘absolute vandalism’ in an interview with editor Stuart Littleford. Speaking at a party meeting in Manchester Mr Milliband also said that ‘New Labour’ wasn’t new any more and labour politics needed re-inventing and what really mattered was the substance. […]

Budget 2010: Major public sector cutbacks are underway, however savings can still be delivered without hitting frontline services

The emergency budget has given us the first real indication of how and where the coalition’s major spending cuts are going to occur. Chancellor George Osborne has spelt out the agenda in recent weeks, explaining that, “decisive action to deal with Britain’s record budget deficit” , estimated to be running at £149 billion annually with a structural deficit of £113.5 billion- is the top priority or else the country is on the “road to ruin”. […]

UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES – UNISON REACTION

Commenting on the latest unemployment figures released today (16 June), Dave Prentis, UNISON’s General Secretary, said: -With unemployment on the up again it makes no sense to throw thousands more people on to the dole queues. […]

DVD 2010 returns to Millbrook in June

DVD 2010, Defence Equipment & Support’s (DE&S) stakeholder event for the land and supply chain communities in the defence sector, will take place on June 23 and 24, at Millbrook, Bedfordshire. […]

NATIONAL REGEN AGENCY CHAIRMAN VISITS MERSEYSIDE

Robert Napier, Chairman of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), visited Merseyside this week to see the positive impact the Agency’s investment is having in the area and to assess what still needs to be done. […]