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Matrix achieves carbon neutrality and lays out commitment to reach net zero by 2040, in annual ESG report

Mark Inskip – CEO, Matrix

Workforce technology and services platform Matrix has officially become carbon neutral, having offset its carbon footprint by investing in a program that also addresses poverty by creating jobs, aligning with its goal of connecting people to work.

The update came as part of Matrix’s Annual ESG Report, which

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New toolkit launched to help local authorities and housing providers eliminate veterans’ homelessness

Local authorities and housing providers can now access a free resource aimed at reducing veterans’ homelessness. The No Homeless Veterans toolkit has been designed as part of a collaborative campaign by the Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation (Stoll), Homeless Link and the National Housing Federation.

The toolkit contains a self-audit for local authorities and housing providers

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Landmarc pledge to guarantee recruitment interviews for military veterans

Landmarc MD Mark Neill

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Mark Neill, the Managing Director of Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) has announced that military veterans will be guaranteed interviews for jobs at Landmarc.

Mark is himself a military veteran and feels passionately that Landmarc should match the recent commitment the Government has made to veterans in

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Rule Changes In Aggregate Recovery A Golden Opportunity For Local Authority Road Waste Recycling

True Grit from Road Sweeper & Gully Waste

According to Siltbuster, leading waste treatment specialists, the newly published revised edition of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) Protocol on the recovery of Aggregates from Waste is a major development for local authorities and their waste management companies, as it means

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LELY ANNOUNCES FOUR FLEXIBLE FINANCE DEALS ON NEW TORO MACHINERY AND TYM TRACTORS

The economic climate might not look quite so gloomy, but it’s still tough out there. So it’s good news that distributor Lely UK has launched four flexible finance options for golf clubs and others buying its new Toro equipment and TYM tractors.

The plans are designed to help customers buy the machinery they need without

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Road Safety – ‘a skill for life’

Stoke road safety 2013

Education plays an important part in everyone’s lives, especially in the early years as young people move into the workplace. Key to this success is staying safe. However, it is a sad fact that road traffic incidents claim countless lives every year.

Road safety is an essential ‘life skill’,

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True Grit

With the annual 1st April increase in Landfill Tax, and publication of guidance by the Environment Agency, there has never been a better time to investigate road sweeper and gully waste reprocessing systems says George Anderson, Director of the Siltbuster Group.

Since it was brought into existence in 1996, “with the intention of driving councils

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Polypipe flies the flag for UK manufacturing by welcoming Business Minister Michael Fallon

Polypipe, the UK’s largest plastic piping systems manufacturer, today (28 May 2013) hosted a special visit from the Minister of State for Business and Energy, the Rt. Hon Michael Fallon MP.

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Fibrelite Chosen for New State of the Art City Centre Retail Centre

Fibrelite, the world’s largest manufacturer of lightweight composite access covers has supplied 190 trench covers (FM45) to be installed at a state of the art Shopping Centre; chosen for their health and safety benefits. This contemporary retail development once finished will have a floor space of 1million sq ft and a forecasted footfall of 23 million visitors in its first year.

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Fibrelite are now RIBA CPD Providers Network Accredited

Fibrelite, who specialise in the design and manufacture of composite watertight underground containment systems including fully watertight access covers is delighted to announce the following RIBA CPD Providers Network material is now available to book as a CPD seminar:

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Do your homework on home working, says Performance Telecom

The concept of home working is coming back to the top of the agenda this summer with many organisations being encouraged to give staff the flexibility to stay away from the office in order to reduce pressure on transport systems during the Olympics.

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Fibrelite Wins Exporter Award at the Yorkshire Business Masters Awards 2012

Yorkshire based Fibrelite, the world’s leading and largest manufacturer of fibreglass access covers has won the Yorkshire Exporter Award, sponsored by Leeds Metropolitan University. The judging panel included The Bank of England.

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AMENITIES SECTOR TO BENEFIT FROM NATURAL AND SAFE WEEDING TECHNOLOGY

Controlling weeds is a perennial problem for council, amenity, landscape and groundcare teams that is not only costly and time-consuming but potentially harmful to people, animals and the environment due the use of chemical-based herbicides.

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Fibrelite, the world's leading and largest manufacturer of composite manhole covers fights metal theft!

Fibrelite’s lightweight, incredibly strong fibreglass composite covers with zero re-sale value in the scrap market are the perfect metal theft deterrent.

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Drug Driving in the United Kingdom

Ever since the death of 14 year old Lillian Groves last year, who was knocked down and killed by a speeding driver who had taken cannabis, large anti-drug driving campaigns have been launched across the United Kingdom. However, changes are needed to the legislation underpinning drug-driving offences, which will make it easier for police officers to detect drivers and charge them. The current law states that:

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ADEPT gets new president

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) will saw a new President take up the mantle last week.

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New director strengthens Japanese Knotweed Control's growth in the south

Leading treatment specialists, Japanese Knotweed Control has appointed Dee Laverty (42) as regional director for the south and south east and heading up its London office.

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Stem Injection Systems

A Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) project to tackle invasive non-native plant species (INNS) in the Dumfries and Galloway area, is using state-of-the-art treatment equipment from Stem Injection Systems (Europe).

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Drivers conflicted over cameras

An IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) survey, released today, found that most people agree with the government’s policy to reduce safety camera funding, even though a significant majority are supportive of cameras in principle.

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New driving legislation ' the facts and implications for public sector employers

It is a worrying fact that the legislation covering eyesight requirements for driving was set in the 1930s, when driving conditions and cars themselves were radically different from today. At present the only prerequisite for any driver, even those who drive in the course of their work, is to be able to read a number-plate at a distance of 20.5 meters. All this is, however, about to change.

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