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Carpet Recycling ‘champions resource recovery’

CARPET Recycling UK’s 2016 annual conference and awards event moves to a new venue — Leicester City Football Club. The June 29 event’s theme will be ‘championing resource recovery from carpets’ with guest host and keynote speaker, celebrity architect and designer Oliver Heath. Drawing inspiration from the success of the ‘Premier League Phenomenon Leicester City’, CRUK will celebrate the achievements and important contributions by members, both individuals...


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 EDITORS COMMENT

SHOW US WHAT YOU’VE GOT
MOST people have to be their own praise-singers. This doesn’t mean we should all crow from the rooftops about how wonderful we are, of course, but it’s an accepted wisdom that if you don’t shout about your merits, nobody else will. While that’s undoubtedly true in many cases, there are, obviously, exceptions. People will always expect you to be your own PR agent. Unless you’re unusually down on yourself, there’s little chance you’re going to be trumpeting your weaknesses while concealing your strengths. Read more...

 POINTS OF VIEW
‘Orders are a process – not an event!’

Barry Ashmore,co-founder of StreetwiseSubbie, says one of the key pieces of advice his team can give a specialist contractor is this: winning the order or getting the job isn’t just an event, it’s a process, and it’s one of the most difficult processes to get right. If you remember just one thing this week, let it be that sentence, he advises. THE process usually starts with an enquiry, and if it’s from a main contractor it will no doubt say you’re ‘deemed’ to have read dozens...

 CFA COMMENT
Benefits and activity of the CFA: Industry intelligence

IF you have no hobbies, a touch of flu that keeps you in bed or a spare weekend to while away, have a quick Google for trade associations, industry bodies, institutes or
federations. There are literally
hundreds of them!

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 BUYERS GUIDE

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Designs and logos all the more interesting for being bespoke:
Suppliers in this sector include: Desso and Philips have designed what they describe as an innovative carpet providing the ‘ultimate welcome’ for what is estimated to be 7,000 visitors to a global media company. Luminous Carpets was installed to create ‘high impact, engaging flooring’ at the entrance of the new interactive experience space.
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