A new smart home concession has officially opened inside luxury lifestyle store Bell of Northampton. The IndigoZest concession was created as

part of the £250,000 extension to the Bell of Northampton store and offers smart home integration solutions for residential and commercial customers, including lighting, heating, security, TV and music. The team can also build a secure voice and managed data network infrastructure to connect all your devices. The official opening coincided with the

company winning the ‘Dealer of the Year’ award from Control4, leading manufacturers in the smart home industry, in recognition of its ‘growth, commitment and professionalism’ at the annual ISE (integrated systems Europe) Expo in Amsterdam. Marketing director Chhaya

Landschultz said: “The award win coinciding with the opening of the showroom was perfect and has given us the encouragement to continue to explain the changes required to live in a modern connected home and the benefits of a professionally installed smart home solution. “Unlike off the shelf, WiFi enabled

The IndigoZest concession at Bell of Northampton




products where you’re able to have one app control one service, the

solutions that IndigoZest offer are hard-wired and offer

control from a single interface. “When all the integrated

services can talk to each and be

controlled from a single app, for example when you turn your alarm on to leave the

house, it can drop your heating, close your blinds and set a random lighting pattern to give the feeling of an occupied home – that’s when your home becomes smart. “Our new showroom can demonstrate all a

smart home can offer.” IndigoZest has a second showroom in



An ABL Chroma power module


Desk top power module, monitor arm and cabling solutions manufacturer and supplier, ABL UK Limited has relocated its customer showroom to a more prominent location in London. Located in Clerkenwell, an area renown for hosting an annual

festival for interior design specialists, the new showroom is part of ABL’s ongoing plan for growth in the UK. The new showroom represents a significant investment for ABL, who

will use the new street level showroom to display its full product range. Set within a real office environment, customers will see and experience the functionality and benefits of each product before choosing to stock the ABL range or recommend them on commercial office fit-out projects. While ABL has had a showroom in Clerkenwell for several years, the

company had outgrown its previous property which was in a basement. ABL UK managing director, Paul McKenzie, said: “Our new location

is still in the heart of Clerkenwell, but now we’re at street level our branding and products will be much more prominent. We hope to benefit from passing footfall, particularly during Clerkenwell Design Week which is such an influential event for our industry. “We hope existing and new customers will drop by to make use of

this fantastic showroom.” The new showroom is at The Old Trading House, 15 Northburgh

Street, London, EC1V 0PR. ABL’s UK distribution centre in Wellingborough employs 26 staff and the company also has a manufacturing facility in Serbia.

Almost 400 East Midlands employers have signed the Armed Forces Covenant to pledge their support to the Armed Forces and their families; 54 of those organisations – including Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce – are in Northamptonshire. The Covenant encourages

organisations to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with the Armed Forces community. This can include those who work for the organisation or access its products and services. Last year, the Police and Crime

Commissioner in Northamptonshire signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Stephen Mold, Northamptonshire

PCC, said: “Members of the Armed Forces community are well trained and have considerable skills to bring to the workplace when they make the move into civilian life. “I understand the contribution

that Service personnel are able to make to an organisation and I am proud to give a commitment to support them by signing the Covenant.” Benefits of backing the Armed Forces Covenant include:

• Attract highly skilled military personnel, ex-Regulars or Reservists - with core transferable skills such as IT, catering, first aid and business and technical qualifications

• Access to a recruitment platform targeted at Service Leavers with particular skill sets

• Positive impact to your organisation’s reputation and corporate social responsibility

• Acknowledgment of your support through the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

• Access to free personal development training and leadership activities

• Discounted rates on versatile and affordable venues to hire across the UK

To find out more about how the Armed Forces Covenant can benefit your business, contact John Wilson OBE DL, regional employer engagement director on 0115 924 8627 or email:

For further information visit and search for ‘Armed Forces Covenant’

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