Government Business News.....

Google files patent for new pothole-detecting system

Tech giant Google has been granted a patent to develop new technology that will enable vehicles to detect potholes in the road.

Scottish councils to address teacher shortage

Six councils in the north and north-east of Scotland are to hold a summit to tackle the increasing difficulties in recruiting and retaining teaching staff.

 Government Business Features.....

Keeping flood risk management firmly on the agenda

Communities need to be aware and prepared for the possibility of floods. Mary Dhonau, chief executive of the Know Your Flood Risk campaign, discusses the importance of flood management

The BREEAM always rises to the top

Since it was first launched in 1990, BREEAM, the environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, is now certified in over 425,000 structures with over two million registered for assessment. A new build primary school comissioned by Durham County Council is a shining example of how the method can engender an ethos of sustainability

 Company Focus.....

Blue Mountain Water

Blue Mountain Water has been established since 1989 and is one of the UK’s leading water cooler companies.

Selwood Ltd

Founded in 1946, Selwood is one of the largest private companies serving the Water, Environmental and Construction industries. It is the leading pump supplier in the UK as well as a leading distributor of construction equipment on the south coast.


Employee engagement, 70:20:10, gamification and blended learning have been buzzwords in the corporate space for some time; however, many strategies still continue to revolve around the needs of managers rather than employee motivations.

Suffolk and Symology deliver a customer service channel-shift solution

Suffolk County Council has transformed how it enables customers to report highway concerns. The council use the information to assist with ordering repairs. The new system provides a web based mapping tool for customers to create reports which then automatically connects to Suffolk County Council’s key business software Insight. The Insight software, the online highways reporting tool and the interface was developed by Symology  in close partnership with the council.  Mark Burgess, Customer Service Operations Manager at Suffolk County Council explains the solution.

Shaw Renewables - Doing more with less

As a country we spend £32 billion a year on heating, which accounts for around a third of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. We can often think that reducing one of these costs has to be at the expense of the other, but heating networks (or district heating) are disproving this idea and local authorities such as Sheffield, Leicester, Nottingham, Bristol and Brighton are benefitting from investments in the sustainable heat networks model.


 Supplier Profiles......

IAM Drive & Survive

Managing a fleet of vehicles and the employees who drive them is a hugely important and at times, stressful responsibility.


NEXERE was established in 1998 as an independent specialist recruitment consultancy, set up in response to the rapidly expanding market of Information Technology.

Dovetail Management Consultancy

Thinking strategically, enabling your development, supporting your journey

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Suzy Lamplugh Trust Personal Safety Training


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