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How to ensure your mental wellbeing policy genuinely works for your employees.

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Naomi Thompson, Head of Organisational Development at Benenden Health, discusses the best ways to effectively implement a mental wellbeing policy in the workplace, ahead of ‘Time to Talk Day’ (4 February). If you asked employees what makes them stay in a job and what attracts them to a new opportunity, you could be forgiven for thinking that the usual answers of a good salary, free breakfast and a new laptop would top the list. However, it has been found that one of the principal reaso... Read the full story

LIQUI MOLY becomes title sponsor of the MotoGP race in Germany

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The oil manufacturer expands its commitment to the Motorcycle World Championship January 2021 - LIQUI MOLY has been represented in the MotoGP Motorcycle World Championship for eight years. It is now further expanding its commitment. The oil manufacturer will be title sponsor of the race in its home country, which is to be called the "LIQUI MOLY Motorcycle Grand Prix of Germany". "This increases our brand visibility all over the world," says Ernst Prost, Managing Director of LIQUI MOLY.... Read the full story

Falken announced as "Official Partner of the Nürburgring Endurance Series"

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Falken is expanding its motorsport commitment and will be the new Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) sponsor for the 2021 season. The agreement sees the tyre brand secure prominent logo placement on the front wings of all competing race cars in the series. In addition, there will be significant trackside signage on the start/finish straight and winners' podium, as well as branding on the official NLS homepage with further promotional opportunities planned. Nine races have been planned for... Read the full story

Drivers reveal their 10 biggest worries about buying an electric car in 2021

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The cost of home installation is one of the UK’s biggest worries, with 46% concerned the installation and electricity bills will be too expensive One in three drivers admit they can’t afford the high cost of an EV Over a quarter of drivers have range anxiety – fearing they’ll run out of power on the roads With so many questions being raised around the demand, cost, and maintenance of electric vehicles, here at Uswitch, we surveyed 1,000 drivers to find out their biggest... Read the full story

Newly Expanded Humber Container Terminals Open for Business Following £50 million Investment

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ABP Humber are proud to announce the completion of the £50 million investment in their Humber Container Terminal. The investment has seen a reduction in carbon, increased capacity and a more efficient service for customers old and new. The Humber’s prime location on the East Coast was already a popular option for international businesses, but the expansion has seen growth in new customers and new sailing routes. The £50 million investment is split between two sites, Hull and Immi... Read the full story

The Positive Psychologist - Webinar Series

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Shropshire Youth Support Trust are excited to announce our latest webinar series! We have partnered up with the fabulous Lisa Avery of The Positive Psychologist, for four free interactive webinars: 1. Who am I at my best? (How do my strengths and values entwine to make me shine?) 2. Where am I going? (What is my compelling future vision and how can positive psychology shape it?) 3. How am I going to get there? (What are the emotional and psychological tools to navigate obstacles and... Read the full story

Euro NCAP’s 2020: Challenges and Progress

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A look back at how Euro NCAP covered a year that began with the outbreak of a pandemic, followed by lockdowns and social distancing rules. Euro NCAP testing was put on hold for a few months but was able to resume in the middle of the year thanks to Euro NCAP’s labs and employees who quickly adapted to Covid-proof working practices. The spread of the coronavirus led to a significant drop in new passenger car sales and the cancellation or postponement of several announced vehicle models. T... Read the full story

LEVC secures fleet order for green public transport in Essen

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• TX Shuttle electric vehicles supplied to on-demand shuttle service, Bussi • Essen Ruhrbahn, the public transport provider in Essen, Germany, will operate five TX Shuttles • For more information on LEVC, visit www.levc.com Ansty, 26th January 2021: LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has secured a deal with Essen Ruhrbahn, the public transport operator in Essen, Germany. Five TX Shuttle models will be used for its on-demand ride hailing service, Bussi, to meet the g... Read the full story

SAGE recommendations on the Moderna mRNA−1273 vaccine against COVID−19

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WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) issued interim recommendations for use of the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine against COVID-19. The recommendations have been agreed at the SAGE extraordinary meeting held on 21 January and are based on the evidence summarized in the Background document on mRNA-1273 vaccine (Moderna) against COVID-19 and the Background paper on Covid-19 disease and vaccines. Summary of the recommendations: Based on current evidence, SAGE... Read the full story

MANN+HUMMEL and ALBA Group expand partnership to tackle vehicle emissions

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ALBA Group recycling trucks in Singapore already fitted with particulate filters from MANN+HUMMEL PureAir roof boxes introduced to improve air quality by extracting particulate pollution emitted by vehicles Technology set to be expanded to other markets in future Ludwigsburg/Singapore, 26 January 2021 – At the start of 2020, filtration specialists, MANN+HUMMEL, and global recycling and environmental services company, the ALBA Group, joined forces to launch a pilot project wit... Read the full story

Good News For Drivers As The Van Insurer Reveals Customers’ Top 10 Vans

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2020 was a year like no other, but for many van drivers working on the front line, their vans proved an indispensable means of keeping the wheels of industry turning. While there are many different makes and models on the market to choose from, The Van Insurer is committed to finding the most competitive insurance quote for each and every customer, regardless of how they use their vehicle. And there’s more good news for van drivers; last year saw insurance premiums drop for every v... Read the full story

Falkens are a number one hit for a Starr Mini

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Leading Mini specialist trusts Falken for iconic ex Beatles Mini With over 30 years’ experience, Andy ‘Ace’ Harrison is amongst the UK’s foremost specialists for one of the world’s most loved cars, the original Mini. Over that time Harrison has repaired, raced, rallied, restored, bought and sold all types of Mini via his Acespeed business in Shipley, Yorkshire. As one of the world’s leading authorities on Minis, it is no surprise that one particularly iconic Mini found its way... Read the full story

GFORCES Announces dramatic year-on increase in UK ONLINE CAR BUYING

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GFORCES DATA SHOWS ONLINE CAR BUYING IS NO LONGER JUST A TREND, IT IS FAST BECOMING THE NEW NORMAL New and used car online purchases made through UK franchised retailers using GForces platform - NetDirector® Auto-e - increased by 1228% during 2020 Over £500m-worth of cars sold using GForces technology in 2020 GForces is forecasting UK online car sales via its platform to double during 2021 Average price of used car in the UK purchased online via its platform rose 5% Online UK... Read the full story

EUROPEAN travel commission and EURAIL launch award to recognise the best rail tourism campaigns as part of 2021 EUROPEAN YEAR OF RAIL

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ETC and Eurail are encouraging travel operators to get creative and promote rail tourism as a clean, healthy form of transport across the EU Marketing campaigns will play a huge role in supporting the objectives of EYR 2021, with the award encouraging dialogue between rail and tourism sectors, promoting cooperation towards a more sustainable tourism model Awards are open to all organisations in the European tourism and transportation sectors with winners announced in November 2021... Read the full story

IKEA launches new 2030 forest agenda to push for improved forest management and biodiversity globally

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The IKEA business has for many years been committed to using its size and reach to eliminate forest degradation and deforestation around the world. Today, a new forest agenda for 2030 is announced as a way to ramp up the work to further enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways – as the pressure on the world’s forests continues to grow. The IKEA business has now reached the more sustainable sources goal that was set out to be a... Read the full story

Savannah moves more than 4.6M TEUs in 2020

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Georgia exports hold steady SAVANNAH, Ga., Jan. 25, 2021 – The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 4.68 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in 2020, up 1.8 percent over its 2019 total of 4.59 million. Total cargo crossing all docks in 2020 reached 38.4 million tons. “Coming through this year with modest growth is a major accomplishment for Georgia’s ports and our partners throughout the private logistics community,” said Ge... Read the full story

Leisure food supplier Wrights Food Group appoints new managing director

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Football and leisure market food manufacturer Wrights Food Group has appointed a new managing director as it continues to expand the business into new markets. The food manufacturing specialist which supplies savoury products to more than one third of UK football league clubs as well as savoury and sweet bakery products and ready meals to some of the UK’s leading retail, leisure and foodservice operators, has appointed Ian Dobbie into the new role from this month. Dobbie is an experie... Read the full story

Snappy Shopper launches second national advertising campaign

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Snappy Shopper has launched the second phase of its 'local store, to door' activity to further drive awareness of the Snappy Shopper platform across the UK. Snappy Shopper, the cutting-edge home delivery app and web platform targeted at the local convenience sector, is going back on TV, radio and digital channels in its second ever national advertising campaign. Running for three weeks from 25 January to 14 February 2021, this is the second time that Snappy Shopper will have... Read the full story

The North West Family Business Awards community come back together for ‘One More Time’

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The organisers behind the successful North West Family Business Awards, The Family Business Network are hosting a virtual celebratory evening on 28th January to relive some of the magic from NWFBA2020 and bring those involved in the event, along with the wider community, back together. The event will be hosted by Lancashire-born food writer and broadcaster, Nigel Barden along with Co-Directors of The Family Business Network, Sue Howorth and Dave Clarkson. Nigel also hosted the glittering... Read the full story

Daimler Trucks unveils BharatBenz Reefer Truck for Vaccine Transportation in India

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Chennai / Stuttgart – Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), now unveiled the BharatBenz ‘BSafe Express’, a specialized reefer truck designed for the safe transportation of COVID-19 vaccines. Equipped with state-of-the-art connectivity, the BSafe Express uses newly developed refrigeration units that ensure the temperature and stability of the vaccines is accurately monitored and maintained at all stages of delivery. The reefer is mounted on the BharatBenz 2823R heavy-duty chassis.... Read the full story

Automobili Lamborghini earns “Top Employer Italy 2021” certification

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Lamborghini has received the award for the eighth year running A people-focused strategy in the year of the pandemic Innovative digital programs, tools for more flexibility and for income support, projects for social responsibility Sant’Agata Bolognese, January 25, 2021 – For the eighth year running, Automobili Lamborghini has received the “Top Employer Italy 2021” award from the Top Employers Institute, an agency that acknowledges companies that apply the highest quality sta... Read the full story

Acosta Europe and C-Store Collective create category partnership

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C-Store Collective, the panel of associate consultants supported by convenience industry experts, is announcing the leading field execution and category advice provider, Acosta Europe, as its eighteenth partner. Acosta Europe is the parent company of Reach, ShopSmart Agency, Disrupt and Flexforce, and is the leading field execution and category advice provider in the UK and Ireland. The successful top-ranking business proudly holds long-term partnerships with leading brand owners incl... Read the full story

Two bus workers win BIG with BOTB!

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Ding-ding, all aboard! Two lucky bus industry workers have won top prizes in online competition BOTB just days apart from each other. Matthew Hector, 24, from Exeter, was just about to start his shift driving buses for Devon’s Stagecoach when BOTB’s Christian Williams video-called him to tell him he’d scooped a brand-new modified Motech BMW M135i xDrive. Just days later, Stuart Rollo, 51, from Prestonpans, was also at work, this time as a health and safety manager at L... Read the full story

Four winter rules for a plug−in hybrid car

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Low temperatures are a challenge for all vehicles, including plug-in hybrids and electric cars Charging the car while it is still warm, using the heated seats function and regenerative braking helps you save energy The new SEAT Leon e-HYBRID offers a driving range of up to 64 km in electric mode (WLTP) and two full charge processes lasting 4 or 5 hours Martorell, With the arrival of winter, the outside temperature in many European countries is below freezing first thing in the morni... Read the full story

Britishvolt Appoints William Reynolds As Chief Financial Officer

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Highly Accomplished Energy and Construction Sector Veteran with a Proven Track Record of Raising Billions for Publicly Traded and Privately Held Companies LONDON, UK – Britishvolt today announced the appointment of William Reynolds as Chief Financial Officer effective 1 January, 2021. Britishvolt’s first UK battery Gigaplant with an investment of £2.6 billion will create over 3000 jobs. Mr. Reynolds has over 20 years of experience assisting companies with large-scale world-wide capita... Read the full story

Hyundai Motor Group Introduces Advanced Humanoid Robot ‘DAL−e’ for Automated Customer Services

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'DAL-e' is an AI-powered automated robot offering bespoke customer services at a HMG showroom with plans for adoption in diverse operating environments DAL-e boasts language processing, facial recognition and automated mobility capabilities for seamless wall-to-wall services under Covid-19 situation Pilot operation begins at a Hyundai Motor showroom in Seoul with a view to further optimization, updates and improvements Hyundai Motor Group has launched the “DAL-e,” a highly advan... Read the full story

COVAX announces new agreement, plans for first deliveries

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COVAX announced the signing of an advance purchase agreement for up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine; rollout to commence with successful execution of supply agreements. Additionally, COVAX announced that, pending WHO emergency use listings, nearly 150 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford candidate are anticipated to be available in Q1 2021, via existing agreements with the Serum Institute of India (SII) and AstraZeneca. COVAX is therefore on track to deliver at least... Read the full story

Tre secret of breaking into the design industry...

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In his latest YouTube video, world-renowned supercar designer, Frank Stephenson, gives his tips on how to break into the design industry, drawing on experience from his own career before discussing the future of design Read the full story

2020 was the worst year ever for retailers but online sales soared 46.1%

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The latest ONS retail figures reveal 2020 was the worst year on record for retail, but a huge success for online sales. ParcelHero says December’s figures reveal that the tills did still ring out for Christmas – but largely online. Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) make grim reading for retailers, revealing a slump of -1.9% in the volume of sales during 2020 when compared to 2019. That is the largest year-on-year fall on record. In contrast, the va... Read the full story

Daish’s Holidays confirms significant boost in bookings for 2021 staycations

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Daish’s Holidays has reported a 105 percent increase in bookings during the first two weeks of January, compared to the same period last year, despite the current lockdown restrictions. A recent survey* confirmed that 71% of participants would prefer to holiday in the UK this year, rather than travel abroad, which supports the company’s peak in bookings for the for breaks taking place from April through to the end of the year. Paul Harper, Sales and Marketing Director at Daish’s H... Read the full story

Life Coach Access

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Meaningful Paths has just launched a membership called Lighthouse where you can email Meaningful Paths Founder David Chorlton who is a Positive Psychology Practitioner & Life Coach. In the Lighthouse Membership you also get access to a digital tool belt and modules. Any time you want to 'pause life' or things don't feel 'quite right' you can access this tool belt and also email David Chorlton a question or share your thoughts for advice. For more information please see: Lighthous... Read the full story

CUPRA Formentor in new best form ABT boosts SUV coupé to 370 HP and adds attractive wheels

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The Spanish brand CUPRA is well known for producing dynamic vehicles on a SEAT basis. The Formentor SUV coupé has recently become the first model on the market to feature a completely unique body. However, sporty and ambitious drivers are not only attracted by the dynamic lines: After all, the top-of-the-range model, VZ 2.0 TSI, can deliver 310 HP (228 kW) and 400 Nm. Furthermore, the standard active suspension was adapted in conjunction with racing driver Mattias Ekström, who drove in the... Read the full story

Falken confirms two car entry for 2021 Nürburgring 24 Hours and NLS Series

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Tyre brand commits to two Porsche 911 GT3 R as it celebrates a decade of racing Porsche at the Nordschleife Ten years on from debuting a sole Porsche 997 GT3 R on the Nordschleife, Falken will field a brace of the latest generation 911 GT3 R in both the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) and iconic 24 Hour race in 2021. The Falken Motorsports team will continue to be run this year by Schnabl Engineering, the Butzbach-based specialist that has supported the tyre manufacturer since 2011... Read the full story

Cautious buyers in online used car market

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January snow boosts interest in used 4x4s - but buyers rein back on spending after 2020's highs WINTRY CONDITIONS in parts of Britain may have boosted used 4x4 sales in January, according to the latest market analysis by the online car supermarket BuyaCar.co.uk. But, in a sign of post-Christmas financial caution, car buyers are reining in their spending slightly, compared to the record prices recorded by BuyaCar.co.uk for much of last year. The Mercedes GLA has shot to top po... Read the full story

The EQA − Electric athlete in compact format

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Stuttgart: EQA is the name of the new entry-level model to the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles. The electro-aesthetics of its design are indicative of the Progressive Luxury of the Mercedes-EQ brand. Smart assistants support the driver in many areas: for example with respect to accident avoidance, the anticipatory and therefore particularly efficient operating strategy, and Navigation with Electric Intelligence. In addition, the car features various exceptional Mercedes-Benz functi... Read the full story

AEC | Dodge and RAM | Official Importer AEC welcomes Martin Steuer as new Senior HR-Manager

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AEC, a global automotive solutions provider, and official importer of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) brands Dodge and RAM in Europe, announces that the human resources expert (ex-Amazon and Microsoft) Martin Steuer has taken the role of the Senior HR-Manager in the German offices of the global corporation. Martin Steuer started as Senior Manager of AEC’s Human Resources function in Mid-January reporting to Natalie Gitter, Communications & HR Director. The former HR Director at Amazo... Read the full story

Magazino extends robot demo tour into 2021 – a new way to show automation technology to potential customers

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(München, 20.01.21) Due to the high demand, the German robotics company Magazino extends its Europe-wide road tour into the first half of 2021. The tour provides interested companies in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland and the UK a product demonstration in their warehouse with the mobile picking robot TORU. New technology like intelligent robots helps fashion, e-commerce and 3PL companies to reduce picking- and process costs. While recently approved vaccines provide hope that res... Read the full story

Electric Vehicles Accounted for 54.3% of Norway Auto Sales in 2020

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Alternative energy vehicle sales thrived in key markets during the year. In China, the top electric vehicle (EV) market globally, EV sales reached an estimated 1.3 million, up by 8% year-over-year (YoY) according to SP Global. These included 1.1 million full EVs as well as 251,000 plug-in hybrids. In the month of December 2020 alone, sales of these new energy vehicles soared by 50% to 248,000 units. SP Global projects that in 2021, EV sales could soar by up to 40% to reach 1.8 million u... Read the full story

Getting To Grips With The Rules of the Road

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Cycling is booming in the UK as more people take to the roads to get their daily exercise in England’s third national lockdown. A biking revolution in 2020 coincided with the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, with many novice cyclists taking up the sport to find solace outside their homes. In fact, more than 3,000,000 average monthly searches for bike-related terms were input on Google in the year leading up to September 2020, with the peak of searches coming in May 2020, when 7,792,380 se... Read the full story

EUROPEANS Increasingly eager to travel during spring 2021 AS COVID-19 VACCINE rollout begins

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32% of respondents indicated that they intend to take a trip during April-June 2021, a 20% rise compared to the previous research wave 52% of Europeans plan to travel in the next six months, a 5% increase compared to the November 2020 survey Strict health and safety protocols allow the majority of Europeans (67%) to feel safe and relaxed enough to enjoy their trip Brussels, 19 January 2021: Despite continuing lockdowns, Europeans are progressively interested in trips during the... Read the full story

Cubic Telecom Wins “IoT Analytics Innovation Award” in 2021 IoT Breakthrough Awards Program

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Annual IoT Breakthrough Awards Program Recognizes Standout Internet-of-Things Companies and Products DUBLIN, Ireland. Jan. 14, 2021 – World-leading IoT connected software company, Cubic Telecom, today announced that its Cubic Insights solution has been selected as the winner of the “IoT Analytics Innovation Award” in the 5th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program conducted by IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies... Read the full story

Kia extends partnership with League of Legends European Championship 2021

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Kia continues main partnership with the League of Legends European Championship (LEC), for the third consecutive year since 2019 Sponsorship video jointly produced with LEC organizer Riot Games, will open the season, featuring the newly revealed Kia logo Kia further strengthens its presence in global eSports marketing, following the recent naming partnership with DWG Kia Kia Corporation announced today that the company will extend its main partnership with the League of Legends Europ... Read the full story

When things get dirty: never without rubber! Model-specific boot liners and floor mats from Rameder

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Just sweep the dirt under the rug? This questionable tactic certainly does not work in the boot of your car. After all, the carpet is permanently bonded to the vehicle interior. A much better idea: a wipeable insert in the form of a vehicle-specific boot liner that can be removed for cleaning. Rameder, Europe’s largest supplier for car transport solutions, has been offering a new product for this purpose since the end of 2020. Perfectly tailored rubber floor mats are also available for a la... Read the full story

Intimidated By The Competition? How Your Startup Can Take On The Big Guys

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When newly formed businesses size up the competition, they may not like what they see. Often, major players in their industry are already well ahead of them, drawing in the customers or clients they covet, cornering the market on the best employees, and pushing around through their sheer size anyone who dares take them on. But startups don’t necessarily have to blink in the face of the big guys, says Adam Witty, himself a successful entrepreneur and the ForbesBooks co-author... Read the full story

ULTRAFABRICS expands it's revolutionary VOLAR BIO RANGE with six bold new colours

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Ultrafabrics, the world’s leading animal-free fabric manufacturers, introduces a bold new range of colours in its Volar Bio range. A go-to performance fabric for global brands such as Herman Miller, Jaguar Land Rover, Airstream, Gulfstream and United Airlines , Ultrafabrics continues to show its commitment to building a more sustainable future. These six new colours include rich neutrals inspired by the earth’s surface, and complex shades that signify organic dye sources. The new colours... Read the full story

Ben launches fast-track access to digital mental health platform

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Today on Blue Monday, automotive charity Ben is launching fast-track access to its digital mental and wellbeing platform, offering immediate support to those in need. On a day hailed as the most depressing of the year, Ben is giving automotive people the ability to sign up free to access online digital support for their mental health and wellbeing. SilverCloud is a leading digital mental health and wellbeing platform which can support people to better manage their mental health and we... Read the full story

SEAT boosts its large SUV’s performance as Tarraco 2.0 TSI 245PS DSG 4Drive enters production

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SEAT Tarraco delivers performance as production starts of 2.0 TSI 245PS DSG 4Drive version, available with both 5 and 7-seat options The large SUV mixes the performance of the 245PS TSI unit, slick shifting of the DSG transmission and assurance of 4Drive all-wheel drive Newest addition to the Tarraco line-up brings a new dimension to the range and meets the needs of a segment of customers Martorell, 18 January 2021 - SEAT is offering even more performance in its large SUV as the Tarr... Read the full story

Have a Wonderful Monday

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And a GREAT week! https://pronounce.media/ #pronounce #business #pressrelease #pr #growyourbusiness #digitalmedia #promote Read the full story

Huhtamaki welcomes new scientific evidence on the real environmental impact of single−use packaging vs. reusable tableware in a recently published Life Cycle Assessment

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According to the recently published comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study, paper-based single-use products provide significant key environmental advantages when compared to reusable tableware for in-store dining in Quick Service Restaurants (QSR). These advantages are primarily driven by the carbon emissions related to the amount of energy required to wash the tableware as well as the amount of freshwater used in the washing process in a multi-use system. A recent study conducted... Read the full story

Messages of Unity, Strength, and Working Together Dominate in Ford’sNew ‘Builders’ Campaign Spot

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Ford’s new Built for America campaign piece underscores company’s solid relationship with communities, urges unity in the face of change The piece, produced by Wieden+Kennedy New York, focuses on the strength of the nation when people work together to build up, fix and create Built for America campaign highlights Ford’s unique position as the top assembler of vehicles in America and largest employer of U.S. hourly autoworkers; this piece comes on the heels of #FinishStrong, a public... Read the full story