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New opportunity from Exporting is Great

India - Turbines and Valves. Expiry: 31st May 2017. A company wants to import turbines and valves for use in hydro-power projects. The company needs turbines such as: - Axial flow - Pelton - Francis - Kaplan It also needs valves including: - Pressure relief - Butterfly - Bypass systems The company is a well established manufacturer of hydraulic turbines and a t...

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Last chance...

This is the last chance to secure your place at our 6th Spring Conference & Golf taking place at the picturesque Celtic Manor Resort. Don't miss out... You can hear from several top keynote speakers during our varied programme of events, we are pleased to announce the following will be presenting throughout the day: Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, Professor Joe Nellis, Jeremy Leonard...

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BVAA Industry Intelligence - April

Each month BVAA sends out a roundup of news stories from the most important valve and actuator using industries. We try to retain a focus on project and contract awards. The April intelligence has already gone out, so check your inbox! Below are the 3 'most clicked' stories so far: Doosan wins US$422m contract to build Saudi seawater desalination plant Doosan Heavy Industries & Co...

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Old ISO 9001 & 14001 - Time is Running Out!

Don’t risk your certification. From September 2017, there will only be 12 months left for existing ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 approved organisations to transition to the new standards and maintain the validity of the certificates. Certification bodies are advising organisations to make appropriate preparations as soon as practicable and not delay until the last moment....

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Embracing New Realities

SPE Offshore Europe 2017 is taking place at a time when confidence levels are gradually climbing following the longest and most significant downturn the oil and gas industry has seen in decades. Over four days, under the central theme Embracing New Realities: Reinventing our Industry, 65 free-to-attend technical presentations and a programme of business breakfasts and topical lunches, w...

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Calls from the advice line - Eligibility to work in the UK

Eligibility to work in the UK became a hot topic back in the late 2000s when the laws on illegal working were considerably bumped up. The Asylum and Immigration Act 2006 introduced civil penalties for employers who take on employees who do not have the right to work in the UK. These penalties were increased again in 2016 under the Immigration Act 2016. The new rules mean that if an employer is...

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CBI - UK manufactured goods in demand with strong domestic & export performance

The UK’s manufacturers have reported strong growth in orders both at home and from abroad over the first quarter of 2017, although costs and prices have also continued to rise at an elevated pace, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 397 manufacturers found that domestic orders had improved at the fastest pace since July 2014 in the three months to Apr...

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Presentations Masterclass

Do you have some challenges in any of the following areas? •Demonstrating confidence whilst presenting to a group •Handling nerves prior to a presentation •Fielding questions and dealing with interrogation •Engaging with an audience •Turning a 30-word sentence into a concise impact statement •Breathing life and injecting humour into flat material •Turning negatives in...

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Queen's Award win for SmartAct

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise celebrates the UK's small and medium sized business. Research shows that nearly 75% of previous winners found an increase in international sales thanks to this award! We would like to pass our congratulations to the Smart Actuator Company for receiving and winning one of these awards. You can read more about how they achieved this in the upcoming Val...

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Promising Start to 2017 Set to Continue?

Douglas Westwood - A Westwood Global Energy Group company. Sentiments in the upstream Oil & Gas sector have undoubtedly improved since turn of the year, which brought the implementation of OPEC’s long-awaited output cut. Attention has shifted from lay-offs and spending cuts to opportunity seeking and renewed project sanctioning activity. However, a significant number of challenges...

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