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UK ENERGY FIGURES - A WAKE UP CALL TO THE GOVERNMENT, SAYS CBI


Te CBI has commented on a report published in July by the Department for Business, comparing the UK’s energy costs with other countries.


Te confirms that the UK’s energy and climate change policies add more to energy intensive industries’ electricity costs than in any other country in the study.


Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director, said: “Tese figures should come as a wake-up call to the Government - the welcome support for energy intensives announced last year


simply won’t go far enough. It must help those companies most at risk from higher energy costs, and make provisions for them in its forthcoming Energy Bill.


‘the UK’s energy and climate change policies add more to energy intensive industries’ electricity costs than in any other country in the study’


“Tese are the companies which produce the materials we need to build technologies, like wind turbines, that will help the UK make the transition to a low-carbon economy.


“We do not need to choose between going


green and going for growth and, if we get our policies right, all parts of the economy can benefit from doing more green business.”


DEMPSEY DYER SCOOPS MANUFACTURING AWARD


West Yorkshire-based PVCu and timber fabricator Dempsey Dyer saw its commitment to innovation and lean manufacturing endorsed by the highest echelons of Government recently, when it was presented with the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) award, presented to manufacturing companies that have seen outstanding business and operational improvements.


For example, all Dempsey Dyer timber is


dry gasket glazed, with concealed or sloped drainage systems.


Tis ensures any moisture that penetrates the external glazing seals has an escape route


and therefore eliminates standing water from the rebate – significantly reducing the risk of rotting and warping.


Progressive thought and manufacturing


innovation was also displayed by Dempsey Dyer with the recent launch of its Beaumont Composite Window – a product based on the Deceuninck 2800 system and hand-crafted using traditional jointing methods to create the aesthetics of timer with the modern high- performance of PVC-u.


A family run company, Dempsey Dyer offers a choice of Deceuninck 2500 chamfered, 2800 decorative; 3000 Zendow series profile systems and a host of other


Picture: Peter Dyer being presented MAS Award.


timber and PVCu products that include the Solidor Composite door and the exclusive Petworth Range.


http://beaumont.dempseydyer.co.uk/ or call 01977 649641


DGCOS NEW MARKETING AID BOOSTS MEMBERS’ SALES


DGCOS has added a six page high-impact consumer brochure to the marketing materials it provides for members.


Te brochure sums up why consumers should always choose a DGCOS member for home improvements. Featuring consumer champion Nick Ross, it provides information for consumers on all the benefits which are included free of charge


when using a DGCOS member company. It also introduces the Ombudsman, Ronald Barham who has been a highly qualified dispute resolution practitioner in the home improvement sector for many years. Early feedback shows members find it a very useful and effective addition to their sales presentation materials.


Te sales aid features quotes from satisfied customers who’ve had problems rectified without fuss or delay, and there is also information on the Consumer Protection report. Tis independent report reviews all the consumer protection schemes associated with the window/home improvement industry, including recent developments such


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as the launch of ‘no frills’ budget ombudsman services. It also lists ten questions which homeowners should ask every company providing home improvements.


Te consumer sales aid has already had an impact on members’ sales. Somei Back, of Bentley Plastics, has certainly seen a difference: “We have definitely increased sales since we started using the new brochure. We send it out with our quotation for each job. It succinctly sums up the benefits for the consumer when they use a DGCOS member, and it’s proving very effective in helping us win new contracts and increase our conversion rates.”


www.dgcos.org.uk Tel: 01257 235820.


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