That was how the UK Pool and Spa Awards was described by one lucky winner at The Vox Resorts in Birmingham last week. It was also a night to remember for Biochemica Leisure as we sponsored the Holiday Park Pool of the Year award for the first time. Camila Ruddy presented the award to Hafan y Mor, who we all agreed were deserved winners.
Last month our administration assistant Michelle Hughes stepped into unfamiliar territory. After a two-week holiday in Orlando, Michelle visited her second continent in as many weeks as she landed in Uganda on the 12th October. She took in the towns of Kampala, Mukono and Nakasongola on her visit to the central African country, “It was a once in a lifetime experience, one I’ll never forget” said Michelle. It wasn’t all plane sailing as she admits she was close to returning home after the first couple of days. “It wasn’t easy, I think all the traveling I had done mixed with the jet lag left me all over the place and I got a bit upset on the second day”. However, it was the opportunity to help those less fortunate than her that made her stay.
On Thursday 2nd November our Managing Director John Fraser will have his flask held close to him in his sleeping bag, resting his head on the cold floor as he prepares for a night sleeping rough. Why? He will be taking part in the CEO Sleepout event at Preston Park Museum in Stockton.
The charity, which raises money to fight homelessness and poverty across the UK, was set up in 2013 by philanthropist Andy Preston after two successful Sleepout events were held at Middlesbrough FC and Newcastle United. CEO Sleepout events are now hosted in a number of cities across the UK each year, with executives from Leeds, Manchester, London and Northumberland to take part before the end of 2017.
North East-based water and wastewater treatment specialist, Biochemica Group Ltd, has appointed a new managing director as part of its ambitious growth strategy.
The Billingham-headquartered Company, which counts major blue chip companies across a variety of sectors including food and beverage, petro-chemical, pharmaceutical and utilities among its most prestigious clients, recorded a turnover of £6m, up 23% on the previous year.
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Following a number of outbreaks linked to spa pools in leisure centres, hotels, holiday homes and on cruise ships, the Health and Safety Executive has released new guidance (HSG 282) to assist those who manage or operate spa-pool systems and explains how to manage and control the risks from legionella and other infectious agents.
Black & Veatch and Clugston Construction are set to begin work on a £72m sludge treatment and anaerobic digestion facility at Knostrop works in the centre of Leeds.
Work can now begin after Yorkshire Water secured planning permission for the bio-energy facility from Leeds City Council.
The framework will not be implemented from April 2017. Instead, the regulator said it is considering introducing the new charging framework from April 2018.
Charging rules for new connection services will cover charges by English water companies to developers and other customers for: connections with water mains and public sewers; the provision of new water mains, public sewers and lateral drains; and pipe diversions.
More competition in the residential water market could be worth billions of pounds and lead to better service, according to the country’s water regulator.
The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) has published a report, requested by the Government, on the costs and benefits of opening England’s residential retail water market up to competition.
The legislation relates to changes that would allow non-household customers to pick and choose their water services provider in the same way that we can pick and choose our energy suppliers. For domestic customers, this choice is predicted to happen in a few years.
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August 2016 saw the release of BG04 Boiler Water Treatment Guidance for shell boilers, coil boilers, steam generators and hot water boilers 2016. This new guidance is intended to assist engineers and plant operatives who are responsible on site for boilers and boiler water treatment and will aid in complying with HSE INDG436-Safe management of industrial steam and hot water boilers – A guide for owners, managers and supervisors of boilers, boiler houses and boiler plant
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The British Armed Forces have recently taken delivery of four new Bio-Circle GT Compact Parts Washing systems for degreasing and thorough cleaning of small items of artillery. They were very impressed with this new technology as it eliminates the issues of solvent use and disposal.
The Bio-Circle parts washing system is a safe, efficient and sustainable solution for companies seeking a cost-effective green cleaning technology. It eliminates hazardous chemical waste and is a proven alternative to traditional solvent cleaners – thousands of industrial users have adopted Bio-Circle worldwide and it’s great for improving ISO18001 and ISO 14001 compliance
Hospice fined after patient died and employee left in coma
A London hospice has been sentenced after a patient died of Legionnaires’ disease and a worker suffered life changing effects as a result of contracting legionnaires disease.
To mark World Environment Day on June 5th, Biochemica UK Ltd, based in Billingham, was proud to announce their partnership with Bio-Circle to provide groundbreaking surface technology solutions to businesses UK-wide. The new technology is set revolutionise the way in which parts are cleaned, increasing efficiency and lowering costs while being kind to the environment.
Bio-Circle facilitates easy and safe parts cleaning through water-based cleaning with natural microorganisms, without solvents or cold cleaners cleaning effectively. This means minimal impact on our environment and a significant reduction of risk and discomfort to the user.
Bio-circle Surface Technology Gmbh are an environmentally conscious chemical company that provides high-performance cleaning, degreasing and lubricating solutions designed to improve worker health and safety. Together, our focus is on maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) as well as industrial production processes. Bio-Circle, through Biochemica UK offer bio-remediating and bio-renewable liquids and parts washing systems that eliminate the hazards of solvents and the costs of protecting workers from exposure to toxic chemicals.
This is your chance to join Biochemica’s ever growing team as a Business Development Consultant covering London and the surrounding area. Please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 April 2016.