Recently came across the most helpful site when looking to buy a commercial marquee, considering it’s a commitment deciding to go in the marquee business I decided to ‘snoop’ around DIY Marquees website to get an idea of the ethos and reliability of the company. DIY marquees has an excellent reputation in the industry, however, I was intent on doing my own research.

The first thing I noticed going on the blog posts is the transparent way in which each post is written thus showing that the owners of the business are open, honest, passionate and willing to go the extra mile to ensure their customers have all the knowledge they need thus making a success of their business.

I came across this special post that I wanted to share as this sheds light on the history of the company.

The first marquees sold by C & D King Ltd

DIY Marquees is part of C & D King Ltd, a company that has been manufacturing for over 30 years. Originally the manufacturing of clothing was bigger than marquees but over the years the balance has reversed.

Over Xmas I found some photographs from the early years.

This is c 1983 and we think the first marquee built by us. A lot of work for a 3x6m!

c 1983 First marquee

 

This is c 1984. The marquee in the background is likely to have been the 3rd or 4th one we built/sold (a bit different to the thousands we have sold since!).

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Circled top left is Mary who had just joined after leaving school. Mary is now head of production and responsible for much of the smooth running of the company. Bottom right is lil’ ol me. Also featured are my brother, mother & grandparents. Quite the family company!

So if you are thinking of buying a heavy duty marquee look no further than the experts in heavy duty marquees for sale.

Architecture is one of humanity’s most visible and long-lasting forms of expression. Most historic civilizations are identified by their surviving architectural relics, like the Pyramids of Gyza, the Golden Pavilion in Japan, or the Taj Mahal. The history of the discipline spans as long as humanity – from Classical to Rocco to Art Nouveau. With that in mind I would like to introduce you to a well-established firm of architects called dblo Associates in London.

Ancient History Ancient Architecture

dblo Associates are innovative people who are passionate about the projects they work on collectively having wide experience and knowledge across a variety of project and contract types. Architects Kensington work covers architecture, interior design and development.

dblo Associates have a great reputation for their professional leading edge design and creativity With their team of dedicated professionals they believe in enhancing the work environment making it a place of enjoyment where one would like to spend the majority of their day in comfort and style with a beautiful feel around them.

dblo Associates work on residential projects across London and surrounding areas such as Architects Fulhamproviding detailed and innovative solutions.

Design and create is what dblo associates are best at doing, along with their professional approach it’s no wonder they are the leading offices architects in London.

New to energy savings? Have you often asked yourself how to reduce business energy consumption.

Is your company using too much energy? RUMM can help you by utilising their Energy Management Services.

Using the latest technology and experience RUMM have successfully implemented their system at many companies throughout the country achieving amazing results that speak for themselves.

How can RUMM help you business?

Let’s start with this – If you are a commercial or industrial consumer with an annual energy spend of more than £250k then we can help you understand the costs, legislation and opportunities for cost and energy reductions open to you.  Moreover we are here to help you deliver real energy and cost reductions and, for a lot of organisations, represent the best energy management option as we bring expertise and people to your site to help.

RUMM offer a FREE initial assessment which will answer many questions.

What does the Free Energy Assessment involve?

Providing us with your annual energy cost and consumption data will give us enough information to estimate:

  1. How much energy you should be able to save yourself
  2. The range of savings you would achieve working with RUMM

If the information that we provide for you is sufficiently interesting then we can visit your organisation to discuss how the RUMM services would best suit your needs.  If you (and RUMM) are convinced that energy saving opportunity exists then the next stage of engagement is the CAP:

CAP – a Comprehensive site Audit and Plan that will provide the following:

  1. A specification and cost of the most appropriate site metering infrastructure that may incorporate existing meters and collection technology; and is capable of providing sufficient information to generate savings, legal compliance and utility bill validation
  2. A prioritised list of potential energy saving projects with typical ROI (Cap Ex costs and associated savings)
  3. Data analysis of your existing ½ hourly utility supply data using RUMM software demonstrating how monitoring analysis can highlight saving opportunity at your site
  4. An indication of what you could save if you undertook to do the energy management yourself
  5. A business case outlining your savings over 5 years in partnership with RUMM including a 2 year cash flow analysis and capital spend requirement
  6. A financial model to fund a 5 year programme if  the business requires external funding

Marquee Hire have many years in the marquee industry having assisted thousands of individuals and corporate companies with events since inception. Marquee Hire have a team of professional staff who are trained in every aspect of marquees and co-ordinating functions.

With many reasons to throw a marquee party, from Weddings to Christmas, christenings to Bar mitzvahs or Bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, engagement parties and anniversaries might bring about some questions that we can help you answer. Marquee Hire Sussex are available if you have any unanswered questions.

Are the marquees safe? 

Yes, our marquees are fully staked and weighted and completely fire resistant and weatherproof. They are made in accordance with EC safety standards. However to ensure a dry floor in wet conditions we would recommend that you have a hard floor.

How many guests can I accommodate in a marquee? 

What type of event are you holding? Work out the number of guests, whether they will be seated or standing. Then you possibly need to add on space for dance floors, stages, reception areas. As a general rule of thumb you need 8 sq ft minimum per person for a standing event, 15 sq ft per person minimum if they are seated. Our advisors will be able to inform you of the size marquee you need. 

Marquee flooring 

Our normal flooring is matting – similar to coconut matting – which is a close weaved man-made fibre which is sufficient for most marquee surfaces. Friendly to high heels too! However we can provide hard flooring, which we would recommend that you cover with a carpet, if the surface requires it.

How many guests can I accommodate in a marquee? 

What type of event are you holding? Work out the number of guests, whether they will be seated or standing. Then you possibly need to add on space for dance floors, stages, reception areas. As a general rule of thumb you need 8 sq ft minimum per person for a standing event, 15 sq ft per person minimum if they are seated. Our advisors will be able to inform you of the size marquee you need.

Do you want to increase productivity in your organisation? Perhaps you might be looking to reduce costs in your business and not sure where to start? Knowall IT will assist with all your company’s IT requirements taking the stress of running your own IT department away!

Knowall IT will assist your company to convert to Private Cloud Computing effortlessly so you will never look back. They offer leading London Cloud Solutions which is affordable, scalable with built in redundancy; and are here to support your journey to the cloud.

What is Cloud Computing?  Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS London), is supplied as a tailored, managed service, within their own secure enterprise platform. Cloud Computing is a solution that delivers email and data directly to your PC desktop or web browser while still using local applications. As leading London Cloud Providers Knowall IT have the latest innovative technology.

How is this possible? Knowall IT has their own server which houses clients email, data and applications on their high availability cloud platform. This server is co-located in a 3 tier data centre outside of London.

Benefits of Cloud Computing?

There are many benefits to your organisation or company by converting to Cloud Computing. It is an affordable solution reducing costs in your organisation and delivers better customer service. Your business will run more efficiently concentrating on the core business functions.

With Platform as a Service, Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service Knowall IT has solutions for everyone.

There are many option which might seem overwhelming, speak to Knowall IT the experts in Private Cloud London solutions assisting many clients in West London. Using innovative technology thus making your life simple and your company to run more efficiently.

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 Industrial Vacuum Loader and systems are widely used in Industrial, Utility,          Manufacturing, and Municipal sectors. Typical areas of application include:

•          Sewage treatment

•          Production – Chemical, pharmaceutical, plastics, food, pulp, paper, electronics, and              textile

•          Power plants

•          Packaging

•          Conveying

•          Printing

•          Medical

IBS offer a wide range of Industrial Vacuum Services as well as Industrial Vacuums and Vacuum Loader either new, reconditioned or service exchange representing all of the popular, tried and tested technologies including liquid ring, rotary vane (oil lubricated and dry running), side channel, roots types (including boosters) and claw. We support all of the main manufacturers including:  aerzen blowers USA, Robuschi, Busch, Becker, Rietschle, Edwards, Leybold, Siemens turbomachinery , Gast, FPZ, Nash, Sihi, Speck and Elmo.

KEEP YOUR VACUUM LOADER HEALTHY WITH A FREE HEALTH CHECK FROM IBS

Service Exchange – If you cannot afford the time for IBS to repair your vacuum pump they will forward a reconditioned unit immediately to minimise your downtime. Upon receipt of your old machine, providing it is in serviceable condition, IBS will charge for the replacement at the service exchange value. If your vacuum pump is not serviceable, IBS will upgrade your purchase to reconditioned status.

Tower of London

Tower of London

The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill.

It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite.

The castle was used as a prison from 1100 (Ranulf Flambard) until 1952 (Kray twins), although that was not its primary purpose. A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat.

There were several phases of expansion, mainly under Kings Richard the Lionheart, Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. The general layout established by the late 13th century remains despite later activity on the site.

The Tower of London has played a prominent role in English history. It was besieged several times and controlling it has been important to controlling the country. The Tower has served variously as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public records office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England.

From the early 14th century until the reign of Charles II, a procession would be led from the Tower to Westminster Abbey on the coronation of a monarch. In the absence of the monarch, the Constable of the Tower is in charge of the castle. This was a powerful and trusted position in the medieval period.

In the late 15th century the castle was the prison of the Princes in the Tower. Under theTudors, the Tower became used less as a royal residence, and despite attempts to refortify and repair the castle its defences lagged behind developments to deal with artillery.

The peak period of the castle’s use as a prison was the 16th and 17th centuries, when many figures who had fallen into disgrace, such as Elizabeth I before she became queen, were held within its walls. This use has led to the phrase “sent to the Tower”.

Despite its enduring reputation as a place of torture and death, popularised by 16th-century religious propagandists and 19th-century writers, only seven people were executed within the Tower before the World Wars of the 20th century. Executions were more commonly held on the notorious Tower Hill to the north of the castle, with 112 occurring there over a 400-year period.

In the latter half of the 19th century, institutions such as the Royal Mint moved out of the castle to other locations, leaving many buildings empty. Anthony Salvin and John Taylor took the opportunity to restore the Tower to what was felt to be its medieval appearance, clearing out many of the vacant post-medieval structures.

In the First and Second World Wars, the Tower was again used as a prison, and witnessed the executions of 12 men for espionage. After the Second World War, damage caused during the Blitz was repaired and the castle reopened to the public. Today the Tower of London is one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. Under the ceremonial charge of the Constable of the Tower, it is cared for by the charity Historic Royal Palaces and is protected as a World Heritage Site .

Cobham in Surrey is a beautiful quaint village in the heart of Surrey where residents enjoy a small High Street with beautiful shops, restaurants and a number of primary and private schools and the Painshill landscape park. The village has grown over the years since the 12th Century.

Lodge Brothers opened up a branch to serve the community of Cobham and nearby villages and hamlets. The branch is headed up by Robert Lodge the area manager for Lodge Brothers who is an experienced Funeral Director with a Diploma in Funeral Directing. He is assisted by Funeral Arranger Claire Nightingale. Robert runs the company with 5 other Lodge family members and part of the seventh generation of local family owned Funeral Directors, have been helping and advising bereaved families for over 225 years.

Lodge Brothers are passionate about what they do and the impact they make on the community, hence their involvement in many community initiatives be it a special occasion ie: Easter or a fundraiser for Leukaemia. They ensure each client is treated with dignity and respect and their years of experience and gentle compassionate nature ensure the client remembers their loved ones the way they would like to remember them with a fitting tribute.

Lodge Brothers achieved the Investors in People Award in July 2002 as recognition for the efforts of the Company and its staff in attaining such high levels of customer care both internally and externally.

Lodge Brothers funeral directors Cobham can be found at 3 Hollyhead Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3DQ.

Rent a friend London with the help of Dukes of Daisy is a fast, convenient and safe way to find a date. You might be wondering how it’s possible to choose a rent a friend online. Dukes of Daisy have a proven track record with thousands of dates happening every day and night throughout the UK.

Go online and select the option for “rent a friend” menu option. Select either “rent a man” or “rent a woman” from the drop down menu. On entering the option a list of hundreds of people come up depending on your choice ie: man or woman.

You can browse at your own leisure, looking at the photos, attributes and description of how each member describes themselves. There is a price displayed so you can choose someone who suits your pocket as well as your lifestyle.

With thousands of dates to choose from you will most certainly find the right person who can accompany you to a party or work function, wedding, sporting event, concert, weekend away, dinner date, movies to name a few.

Your date will meet your expectations thus ensuring that your needs are met and that you have relax and fun filled time together.

Dukes of Daisy is strictly a non-sexual escort agency serving all areas of London and surrounding areas.

You may have heard about Tantric Journey or Tantric Therapy and wondered what it’s all about. In a nutshell Tantric Journey is a Spiritual Treatment for Awakening, Sexual Healing and Relationship Therapy.

Tantric Journey Mission is to provide a treatment, training and skills using a philosophy blended with Eastern and Western knowledge, blended with ancient and modern wisdom which can meet the needs of the client’s ever changing waves of Emotions within their body, mind and spirit to help emotional, physical and spiritual growth.

Not only are Tantric Journey known for their healing therapy they are passionate about teaching people the skills through their Tantric Workshops London. 

They are holding many upcoming events where you can get a glimpse of what Tantric Therapy London is all about.

Some of these events are listed below:

Tantra Taster Evening – Friday, 05th Feb’16

London

Price: £20

Booking Deposit: £20.00

From: 05-02-2016 7pm

Spaces available: 14 spaces left

Talk to Introduce Tantric Journey:

This is an introductory Talk to Tantra. Learn How to Awaken your True Self, Expand Your Consciousness and Ecstatic Pleasure Using White, Pink and Red Tantra

Who can benefit:

Couples, Individuals and Practitioners who are Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced who are over 18 years

This workshop is designed to introduce you to the essence of Tantra, its spiritual practices and application for everyday life and relationships. This Talk is for couples, individuals and practitioners at all levels and will explore different aspects of Tantra: white, pink, red and black Tantra.

During the Talk you will find answers to the question of, ‘What is Tantra?’

Tantra is for everyone. Once you understand the different options that Tantra offers, you can start your journey from the most comfortable place for you and go as far as you like to go.

Tantra will help you to discover how to enjoy your own individual tantric spiritual practice, learning about the keys to freeing yourself from limitations and living in bliss on a daily basis.

This workshop is ideal for Men and Women who:

• Wishes to experience an understanding of Tantra beyond the “concept” that Tantra just about sex.

• Wishes to have a deeper and more meaningful connection with their inner self and the others

• Wishes to free themselves from the limitations of their mind and live life to their full potential

• Wishes to become intuitive and in tune with their body and mind

• Wishes to break down blockages, body armouring and barriers to allow for intimacy, love and sexuality with self, others & life.

• Wishes to release negative emotions as a result of the traumas of the past, the fear of the future and live life fully in the present.

• Wishes to bring a greater sense of enlightenment and aliveness to their existence

• Wishes to awaken to one’s full potential in life, love and relationships

• Wishes to live a stress free, positive, healthy life style and be independent and empowered

 

Emotional Detox Through Tantric – Tao Bodywork – February’16

Emotional detox

London

Price: £450.00

Booking Deposit: £225

From: 06-02-2016 to 07-02-2016

Spaces available: 14 spaces left

Learn the Art of Emotional Release through Tantric – Tao Bodywork

For men, women and couples

Here you will learn the skills to peel off (like peeling layers of an onion) the layers of negative emotions such as shame, fear, mistrust, sadness etc to open the body very quickly, clearing stagnant energy channels and help release emotions and how to move positive energies throughout the body.

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