Jan
16

Save energy the RUMM way!

RUMM would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and looks forward to continue helping clients achieve even further energy savings throughout 2013!

RUMM offers Energy management Wales,  Energy management UK and surrounds.

Read about some of our clients energy reduction and savings:-

General Electric…Year on year energy savings increase from 5% to 21%. Equated to a reduction of 2,685teCO2 emissions and savings of £500k…

Kautex…EMS system on target to achieve a 56% reduction in electricity usage and a 34% gas reduction.

Doncasters…£3.6 million savings. An integrated aM&T system that identified savings within the thermal efficiency field and optimised waste heat.

RPC Group…14% reduction in Specific Energy Consumption and £120k savings in first year using a range of measures from aM&T to the simple installation of lighting timer switches.

Celtic Manor…£20k savings identified following identification of high base loads using RUMM’s intelligent software and implementing staff energy awareness training.

UWIC Tennis Centre…Rapid reductions with an immediate saving of £4,100, a projected 20% saving over the year and an ROI in just 9 months.

Monier Group…Savings of £12,000 in first two months alone, using RUMM’s integrated aM&T and software solutions to identify opportunities for energy reduction…

Aug
12

How to become a male escort

A friend recommended I rent a friend from Dukes of Daisy as I needed an active and adventurous companion to accompany me on a weekend away.  Dreading the thought of going away with other friends on my own I decided to give it a go.

I chose Duncan aged 41 as he described himself as active, caring and similar interests to me and the kind of person I would like to spend time with.

Why not become a male escort ?

I highly recommend Dukes of Daisy as the person Duncan turned out to be was the exact person described to me. There were no hidden agendas, no expectations so I felt relaxed from the outset. He was sociable, polite and the best thing about Duncan is that he really knows how to treat a lady and make her feel special. He was easy to talk to as he is well educated and knowledgeable of world affairs.

The next occasion was a wedding and I needed a partner, I didn’t hesitate to book Duncan again and to my delight he’s a great dancer so lots of fun was had by us.

I rent Duncan from Dukes of Daisy on a regular basis as I have got to know him and feel comfortable and confident with him to partner me to any function.

Jun
23

Hire a marquee to host a corporate event

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Marquee Hire Surrey have very informative blog posts on their site, if you are thinking of hiring a marquee they are definitely the people to contact. Our company was wanting to hire a marquee for a large corporate function and we did not know where to turn. Marquee Hire came highly recommended so we contacted them and they gave us brilliant service from beginning to end.

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT LAYOUT FOR MY MARQUEE?

When considering marquee layouts, and what seating to choose, there is a large amount of choice available; a certain aspect will be dictated by the type of function and whether it is a fully seated, part seating, or standing function.

Whilst we stock a wide variety of furniture, it is key to consider what atmosphere you are trying to create in your marquee, so that the furniture can be used to help add to this.

For fully seated functions we would recommend either 8 guests sat at 5ft round tables or 10 guests sat at 5ft 6″ round tables, allowing a 3x3m space for each table. We also stock 6ft round tables to seat 12 guests, however these are suited for more formal functions, as due to the size it makes it much harder for guests to speak to each other across the table. For top tables, for more traditional events such as weddings, we have long tables (4ft or 6ft long), and oval tables to suit a varying number of guests. Of course, like all of our marquees and events, none of this is set in stone, we can fine tune the furniture and marquee to suit your finer requirements.

For an informal function or part seated buffet using a range of table sizes works very well. It also breaks down the structure to create a more informal atmosphere. 3ft round tables work particularly well. We also have a variety of other seating available for hire including cubed seats, sofas, poseur tables; which can all add to the atmosphere, and create another area in the marquee, please feel free to browse the furniture we have available.

We are always happy to draft table layouts for our clients or to show other corporate events, private parties or weddings we have helped create in marquees, so do feel free to drop us a line if would like some assistance, or just a friendly chat about your event.

Jun
21

Knowall managed IT solutions for small to medium businesses

Knowall’s Infrastructure as a Service provides businesses Computer Support in Kensington with access to their own highly available and scalable enterprise-class virtual data centre. Knowall will provision Windows virtual machines as an on demand service out of our tier 3 data centre.

This gives businesses the opportunity to expand their IT quickly when additional resources are needed in a secure cloud environment. This solution also works incredibly well for business continuity and setting up disaster recovery solutions.

Some of the Benefits of Hosting Applications in the Cloud

Data is secure and disaster-proof with data backups performed daily and stored in multiple data centres for added resilience.

Key Advantages include:

  • Easy Deployment – get up and running quickly with minimal set up and low up-front investment, no need to set up server or employ local IT staff.
  • High Performance – the solution runs only on high performance Enterprise server technology with a deep pool of resources to ensure fast access to the software.
  • Anytime Anywhere Access – flexible access on any device (PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone) from any location at any time.
  • Eliminate Hardware Costs – no need to invest in servers and third party licensing.
  • Save on IT Resources – no need to invest in and manage local IT staff as everything is managed by us at the data centre.
  • Simple to scale – simple to grow solution without worrying about server capacity and software licensing.
  • Automatic Backups – all data securely backed up at the data centre daily and replicated to a second data centre for added resilience.
  • Enhanced Security – centralised secure data storage in ISO27001 certified data centre.
  • Always Available – built in redundancy to ensure the applications are available 100% of the time.
  • 24 x 7 Support – fully managed by UK based help desk, available 24 x7.

Contact Knowall by clicking here Hosted Exchange London.

Jun
18

RUMM Your Best Energy Management Option

RUMM USA Energy Management Software Solutions

RUMM USA New Office Move is exciting with their state-of-the-art offices making an excellent first impression to their clients, their offices match their excellent professional services.

RUMM USA are delighted to announce the relocation of our corporate office into the newly renovated Kraft Office Centre, Kraft Road.

This hub is the perfect location for RUMM-USA, as the state-of-the-art communication services mirrors our commitment to our customers, allowing us to offer the very best access to our energy management support services.

As RUMM-USA expands our operations here in the US, with more energy managers offering direct support, our new office location is perfect to adapt to our quickly expanding team allowing us to address the demands that clients expect and should receive.

This move has been supported by the Collier County Economic Development team who are excited that RUMM-USA has chosen Naples as our corporate office location.

But don’t just take our word for it – we invite you to get in touch with us and arrange to meet to discuss your company’s energy management needs – RUMM-USA, Your Best Energy Management Option.

Not only have RUMM USA moved to new offices the company is constantly expanding along with their large client base with a recent appointment of Dan Bangs as Vice President.

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Reduce energy consumption the RUMM USA way!

Jun
16

Enhance your life with beautiful design

Change your life by designing your dream home, perhaps you are not sure where to start? Dblo Associates Architects are the right people to speak to with their innovative design skills and professionalism you won’t go wrong.

Founded in 1999 dblo Associates interior residential architects UK have dedicated partners with wide experience and knowledge across various sectors within architecture, master planning, interior design, project management and property development. Dblo Associate architects are based in West London making it convenient to service most areas in and around London.

The team of residential architects London are dedicated to creating and enhancing value through design and grounded in sound commercial principles. They believe the quality of the built environment has a direct impact on the quality of people’s lives. Simply put they believe in architecture.

Residential Architects Chelsea private houses and developer led mixed-use schemes and commercial interiors, including office and retail schemes are the main architectural commissions they work on.

They develop strong relationships with their clients, enabling them to achieve their business objectives.  Dblo Associates are grounded in sound commercial principles, believing that projects should deliver quality, cost-effectively and on schedule.

Jun
15

Would you like to go on a tantric journey?

Tantric Teachers Training Courses

Teacher Training With Mal – Starting on 19th Sep’ 2015

London
Price: £1900 – From: 19-09-2015 to 20-09-2015
From: 19-09-2015 to 20-09-2015

Tantra Teacher Training Course

10 day teacher training course for small groups and 1-2-1, starts on above two days.Rest of the days to be arranged.

Course fee: GBP 1,900. Recover your investment after treating 10 clients. Start a new career or add new tools to your existing career. Heal yourself and learn to heal others through Emotional Detox through Tantric – Tao bodywork with Mal

Tantric Journey offers professional tantric teachers training courses in London. Start a New Career or add new skills to your existing career to attract more repeat clients by offering the true “Art of Healing” though Tantra.

  • No explicit sexual activity or nudity takes place in class. Optional home practice is assigned with a partner
  • You can recover your investment when you treat 10 clients
  • You will learn to heal yourself and heal other
  • You will learn a to perform a life changing treatment for the client
  • Spaces are limited to 14 per each month
  • Put down £190 deposit to reserve your space

Or if you want to find out more about Tantric Journey book an evening with Mal, Tantric Journey founder on Friday 3rd July 2015 Time: 7pm – 10pm. The cost is £20.

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Workshop:

This is an introductory workshop to Tantra Massage Therapy. Learn How to Awaken your True Self, Expand Your Consciousness and Ecstatic Pleasure Using White 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 Tantric Lessons London, its spiritual practices and application for everyday life and relationships. This workshop is for couples, individuals and practitioners at all levels and will explore different aspects of Tantra: white, pink, red and black Tantra.

During the class 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.

Jun
14

Fantastic recipes, book reviews and more…

Sweet potato & butternut squash soup with lemon & garlic toast

Delicious and easy to make for those frosty winter nights, snuggle up warm and enjoy this winter soup recipe hearty meal with warm crusty bread

Sweet potato & butternut squash soup with lemon & garlic toast

Ingredients

For the soup

  • 500g sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and diced
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1l vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 100ml double cream

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the sweet potato and butternut squash on a baking tray and add the honey and a drizzle of olive oil. Roast for 40-45 mins until soft and starting to caramelise at the edges, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, fry the onions in 1 tbsp olive oil until soft, then add the garlic, chicken stock, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to the boil, and simmer for 5 mins.
  3. Remove the sweet potatoes and butternut squash from the oven and add to the pan with the stock. Blend everything until smooth using a stick blender. Stir in most of the cream and bring back to a gentle simmer, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. To make the lemon & garlic toasts, gently warm the olive oil and garlic in a pan over a low heat for a few mins; the garlic should be softened but not browned. Remove from the heat and mix in the butter and lemon zest until smooth. Leave to cool, then stir in the chives and thyme.
  5. Toast the ciabatta slices, and top each with a spoonful of garlic butter. Serve with the soup, drizzled with the remaining cream, and some black pepper.

Enjoyed making this easy butternut squash soup recipe? Click here for more recipes, book reviews and more….

Jun
12

New and reconditioned vacuums – IBS will help reduce down time

IBS are market leaders in innovative Industrial Services equipment and solutions. They have a reputation as leaders in cutting edge technology for Industrial Blower Equipment such as Busch Vacuum pump, becker vacuum pumps and Gardner Denver blowers which are known for their high performance, robust equipment, cost effective and versatility.

The IBS Blowers Team

Hiring equipment such as elmo rietschle vacuum pump from IBS is simple and affordable to minimise customers down time in the event of:

  • Emergency breakdown
  • Planned repair/maintenance
  • Short-term demand
  • Testing of new systems
  • Accidental damage

IBS not only offer world class products they have a dedicated team of experts in Industrial Blower Services technologies. They pride themselves on customer service even offering customers a free Industrial Vacuum Loader health check, which ensures your vacuum loader, is always in good working order thus eliminating any unnecessary downtime with breakdowns or faulty equipment.

IBS also have a large stock of new and reconditioned vacuums that are ready to be dispatched immediately. Their top of the range Industrial Vacuum Equipment such as leybold vacuum pump and Gast vacuum pump Industrial Vacuum Services ensures you will always have the best the industry has to offer.

Jun
10

RUMM’s technology and energy management is first class

RUMM have an excellent track record that has taken them to greater heights with their Energy Management Services and Systems. RUMM offer a first class world renowned service and are committed to business energy reduction. RUMM take their commitment seriously with expanding to the USA, opening up world class offices. I found this recent case study by which RUMM have assisted Doncaster, Blaenavon achieved excellent results in reducing energy consumption and savings.

The Client

Doncasters is a leading international engineering group. It manufactures precision components and assemblies for the aerospace, industrial gas turbines, specialist automotive fasteners and petrochemical markets. Doncasters excels at working with alloys and metals that are difficult to shape and form.

The Brief

With an energy bill of £1.4million at the Doncasters’ Blaenavon site, RUMM was asked to look at ways of reducing energy consumption thus improving profits. The main focus of this was to design and install an automatic monitoring and targeting system (aM&T) to monitor consumption.

The Method

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RUMM installed an aM&T system which provided Doncasters with half hourly data in order to identify those areas where savings could be made.

To ensure everyone was able to understand how the system worked and where the plant was using excess energy, the RUMM team worked closely with the incumbent energy team, in order to identify how electricity and gas were being distributed and the key areas in which they were being used.

The Results

By evaluating opportunities for savings within the thermal efficiency field, and optimising ‘waste heat’ to minimise temperature dissipation, RUMM was able to bring energy consumption down by 27%, giving the Blaenavon plant a saving of £1million over 2 years, against a 40% increase in sales.

This success contributed to Doncasters receiving an Energy Management Award. Such was the success of the work in Blaenavon, Doncasters also asked RUMM to install its energy management solution at four other plants in the UK. Since installation, a total of £3.6million has been saved in energy consumption costs, equating to 11,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Why it worked

Using RUMM’s technology and energy management expertise allowed Doncasters to clearly identify those areas of high energy consumption and focus its efforts in order to set specific objectives that reduced energy consumption. As well as looking at existing manufacturing methods, the company was able to test, prior to installation, proposed new systems to evaluate future energy consumption.

“The service we have had from RUMM has been first class. Such was the project’s initial success, we installed at a further four sites and continue to look at other sites where RUMM’s intelligent monitoring can be used”

Group Energy Manager, Doncasters

Do you need help in reducing energy consumption and therefore save money? Would you like your company to achieve excellent results in Energy Reduction in Manufacturing?

Mar
22

What do you give teenagers for school lunches?

Are you struggling to find healthy school lunch ideas? Having a 15 year old and 13 year old I have spent the past 10 years wracking my brain what to give them for school lunches, the options are limited to sandwiches, fruit, snacks, crisps etc. As they have grown older they eat far more resulting in school lunches becoming an expensive meal of the day. Its easy to give them tuck money and hope like hell they buy something substantial however, it usually consists of junk food which plays havoc with their sugar levels the rest of the day.

With childhood obesity and diabetes on the rise, it’s clear our kids need healthier eating habits. Establishing these behaviors early in life can lead to healthier eating as an adult. And what better place to start learning good habits than in school?

Experts find that many school lunches are too high in cholesterol and saturated fat, and too low in dietary fiber, whole grains and vegetables. However, the days of soggy tater tots and rubbery hot dogs may be numbered. Schools nationwide are working to make more nutritional lunches available to all students. From vegetarian lunch options to using local produce, school lunches are transforming.

I found some great nutritional school lunch ideas I decided were worth sharing, these easy lunch recipes will make your life easier:

3. Turkey Salad Rolls

CHICKEN SALAD ROLLS

Combine diced smoked chicken, toasted almonds, halved seedless red grapes, thinly sliced celery and mayonnaise. Transfer to an airtight container; pack with a whole wheat hot dog bun for your talented kid to assemble.

4. Corn and Zucchini Fritters

Corn and Zucchini Fritters

Prepare a batch of whole wheat pancake batter, using about 1/2 the liquid. Stir in a cup thawed frozen corn, one small grated zucchini and a handful of Parmesan, and a sliced scallion. The zucchini will add moisture; add more liquid if the batter is too stiff. Cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Pack with Greek yogurt for dipping.
10. Chips and Dips

Chips and Dips

Combine chopped fresh tomatoes, lime juice, finely chopped white onion and chopped fresh cilantro. Pack flaxseed tortilla chips with small containers of the salsa, avocados mashed with lemon juice, and Greek yogurt.

11. Mini-Bagel Breakfast Sandwich

Mini-Bagel Breakfast Sandwich

Spread the bottom of a split, toasted mini-bagel with cream cheese, Canadian bacon or pancetta, a scrambled egg and a tomato slice. Spread more cream cheese on the bagel’s top slice before setting into place.
Click here for other articles, reviews, recipes and more….

Mar
21

Grand Designs an inspiration event on a grand scale

dblo Associates residential architects London are exhibiting at the Grand Designs London Show in May 2015. Its a great time to pop into their stand at the show if you need any advice or have any questions regarding architecture, interiors and property advice. They are the leading experts in grand design delivering innovative, contemporary, flexible solutions from remodelling to bespoke new build homes. Visit them to realise your Grand Design.

Their team of experts are waiting to answer any query you have they have wide experience and knowledge across a variety of project and contract types.

dblo Associates specialise in extensions and refurbishments and believe that the quality of surrounding have a direct influence on the quality of our lives, whether in public, the work place, or the home. dblo associates is an organisation dedicated to creating and enhancing value through design.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get advice from them at the Grand Designs Show.

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