Author archive for Neil Mead

  • World first ISO certification for Cornish developer

    By Neil Mead on January 21, 2019
    Cornish building contractor and developer Gilbert & Goode has become the first company in the world to achieve the international certification ISO 18404 for Lean and Six Sigma. The certification was developed by a British Standards Institute committee chaired by Professor Tony Bendell to help organisations set up lean management systems, with a consistent approach, that is internationally recognised. Professor Bendell comments: […]
  • Mapped: England’s Property Millionaires 2020

    By Neil Mead on January 21, 2019
    The term ‘millionaire’ has long been reserved for those considered to have extreme wealth. A distant aspiration that was unattainable for much of the UK. However, as house prices continue to soar, banking giants Santander propose the million-pound marker is becoming less of a pipe dream for those at the top of the ladder, as this unthinkable price tag becomes […]
  • Nottingham City Homes named one of Britain’s top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers

    By Neil Mead on January 21, 2019
    Nottingham City Homes (NCH) has been named one of the most inclusive employers in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2019. NCH has placed 44 on this year’s list, up from 101 last year. NCH came third in the housing sector across the UK. This year’s Top 100 was […]
  • Patch available for high risk security vulnerability discovered in Sauter CASE Suite building automation software

    By Neil Mead on November 12, 2018
    Applied Risk researcher, Gjoko Krstic, has identified a security vulnerability in the Sauter CASE Suite, a software package used to handle building automation projects with energy-efficient strategies and methods. The impact of this vulnerability is that an unauthenticated user can craft a malicious XML data file that allows them to access sensitive information or configuration files, potentially impacting the availability of […]
  • Businesses take note – ECA scheme closure looming, warns Remeha

    By Neil Mead on November 8, 2018
    As part of the 2018 Budget, the Chancellor has announced the closure of the enhanced capital allowances (ECA) scheme from April 2020. Businesses looking to invest in energy efficiency measures should plan now to take full advantage of tax relief opportunities, says Remeha. The Government’s measure to close the enhanced capital allowances scheme will end the first year allowance on […]