Tuesday, August 30th 2011 | Short URL
They say that August is traditionally a quiet month but that's not the case for our busy clients. Take a look at what some of them have been up to...
Support for Carers are beginning a new project to help carers find and set up support groups in Leicestershire.
Foxglove Covert welcomes their new Deputy Reserves Manager to the team
Transition Vert interviews Fred Bass, 'King of Energy Savings Lights'
Greenhouse is profiled in The Ecologist Green Business section, August edition.
Factory Design are nominated for a D&AD award for their superlight aircraft seating design
Second Wednesday's next web industry social event will enjoy a talk from web designer, author, speaker and creator of New Adventures in Web Design, Mr Simon Collison.
GreenTalks now have all of their videos of green talks online
Images above © Climate East Midlands and Greenhouse
Thursday, August 25th 2011 | Short URL
This morning I had a very interesting meeting in the beautiful Newton Building at Nottingham Trent University. This is the home of Future Factory, an impressive project set up to support sustainable product and process design in the East Midlands. As Debra Easter, Project Manager, explained this project aims to help SME businesses to become more environmentally and economically sustainable.
For very little or no cost Future Factory puts businesses in touch with the professional input and resources they need to plan sustainability into their design project. The type of support available covers a range of business needs such as marketing strategy, sourcing materials, supply considerations and developing sustainable packaging. The support comes in the form of access to expertise and consultancy from professionals and students, funding, graduate placements, events, use of meeting space, the library and much more, too much to list here. For a full list of services and support download the FF brochure at their website.
This is a great opportunity for all businesses to tap into specialist industries which they may not otherwise be able to afford and take steps towards a more sustainable future.
Find out more at www.ntu.ac.uk/future_factory and spread the word if you think this would be useful to a business you know in the East Midlands.
Monday, August 15th 2011 | Short URL
Here is our newly launched website for Leicestershire Support for Carers.
LSFC supports full-time and part-time carers across Leicestershire via independent online information and a telephone helpline.
This brand new website is a full content management system, allowing LSFC staff to manage and publish content to the various dynamic website sections, inlcuding the 'In Your Area' directory, News, FAQs and Resources. Service users can register online to access further support and update their profile via a secure log-in.
Friday, August 12th 2011 | Short URL
It landed with a loud thud when it hit the floor through the letterbox this morning, the very pretty first issue of The Manual.
This brand new printed journal promises to give a fresh view of design on the web. Over several issues it will document voices of web craftsmen and women about our maturing industry as it defines itself as a 'distinct discipline'. Sounds pretty exciting to me!
Copies of the first issue are initially being sent out to everyone who supported the project via Kickstarter but it will be available to buy later.