Staverton – ZD


ZD combines the minimal aesthetic with exceptional build quality at a highly competitive price.

Manufacturer/Reseller: Staverton | Website: Click here | Phone: 020 3794 1200

Drop In Bin by Anco Storage

Drop In Bin Anco


Roll out filing frame complete with heavy duty steel bin that makes for versatile storage of suspension file, lever arch or box file as well as loose items

Manufacturer/Reseller: Anco Storage | Website: Click here | Phone: 01403 785985

Modern Slavery – It’s Happening All Around Us – Are You Vigilant?

Dozens of arrests in NCA anti-slavery operation

15 August 2019

SOME 44 PEOPLE have been arrested and 35 potential victims have been identified in the UK as part of a Europe-wide operation targeting modern slavery and human trafficking.



The week of action, which took place between 17 and 23 June, was co-ordinated in the UK by the National Crime Agency, and involved 18 different police forces as well as Border Force and Immigration Enforcement.

UK partners carried out 203 visits across business and residential premises, carrying out welfare and safeguarding checks and raising awareness.

A multi-agency team also carried out checks at Stansted Airport, monitoring incoming flights from high risk countries and speaking to groups travelling with minors.

Over the course of the week 19 suspects were arrested in the UK for offences relating to sexual exploitation, including keeping a brothel and controlling prostitution for gain, and a further four for human trafficking.

Another 21 arrests were made for other offences including possessing indecent images and immigration offences.

Of the 35 potential victims identified and safeguarded 18 were minors, and were most often subject to labour and criminal exploitation, as well as sexual exploitation and domestic servitude.

Information gathered during the operation has led to the launch of 20 new police investigations.

Overall, Europol co-ordinated activity in 16 EU states, as well as Iceland and Switzerland, saw more than 200 potential victims identified and safeguarded.

127,000 individuals, 63,800 vehicles and 1,100 locations were checked, including private properties, commercial establishments, hotels, buses and train stations, ferry ports, airports and border crossings.

Head of the NCA’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Unit, Adam Thompson, said, “This co-ordinated week of activity aimed to disrupt and build intelligence on the criminal networks involved in modern slavery and human trafficking.

“In the UK this led to dozens of potential victims being safeguarded. These are people who are often vulnerable and may not recognise themselves as victims until it is too late.

“Working with our partners across law enforcement here and abroad we are determined to do all we can to fight modern slavery and tackle the criminal groups involved. But we can’t do that on our own, and information from the public is vital to us.

“If you are concerned someone may be being exploited you can report anonymously via the National Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700, or through police on 101. If you think someone is in immediate danger, call 999 straight away.”

Are You a Target and Performance Driven Professional?



Do you want to work for a company that is the Group ‘centre of excellence’ for its product range and has 130 years of heritage?

Look no further!

We would like to recruit a Project and Business Development Manager to support our exciting growth plans.

Our Project and Business Development Manager will be responsible for developing relationships with both new and existing clients, identifying their needs and developing projects for us to collaborate on. The role will also cover marketing and sales including, but not limited, to:


  • Identify and develop relationships with new customers (UK and overseas)
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with existing clients (UK and overseas)
  • Handle incoming enquiries via the website and other channels


  • Analyse sales and report on ROI of marketing activities
  • Conduct market research including competitor analysis
  • Contribute to the preparation of, and attend, trade shows (UK and overseas)
  • Assist with new product launches and branding


This is an exciting post for an enthusiastic and passionate individual! Our Project and Business Development Manager will need to be ready for a challenge and keen to turn their hand to many different tasks so we are looking for a person with the following experience, skills and abilities:


  • A track record of successful sales and business development


  • Experience working to and being measured on sales targets and performance indicators
  • Results focused with the ability to work to deadlines
  • Willing to travel regularly, including internationally
  • Ideally graduate educated or appropriate equivalent experience
  • An effective communicator, both verbally and written, at a senior level both in the UK and at our overseas divisions


About Us

Lowe & Fletcher design and manufacture locking systems for a broad range of commercial and industrial customers worldwide. Our locking systems include traditional locking products such as camlocks, through to our advanced range of digital and electronic locks and our intelligent locker system. We are part of the Lowe & Fletcher Group who have been making locks since 1889 and manufacture over 70 million locking systems annually from our UK and European factories. Based in Wednesbury in the West Midlands, we are the Group’s centre of excellence for electronic locking products.

Interested? Please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to:

The difference between the A+C charge?

ABL Charging


It can be difficult to keep up with fast-paced technological changes, or to know which products are needed to ensure your latest office project is covering all of your customer’s requirements. Choosing an ABL power module can help as our industry expertise means we will always be able to advise and supply innovative and reliable products.

As part of our ongoing product development, ABL are excited to announce our new Smart Charge component featuring both A+C type charging, giving your customers the support needed for their current and future devices.


What are USB-A and USB-C?

Most current and older devices feature a USB-A type port, which is the larger, standard USB connection we are used to seeing. Type-C is the emerging standard for many new devices and features a smaller, reversible connector socket.

ABL Smart Charges have previously been supplied with 2x Type A charging sockets, however the new Smart Charge provides sockets for both Type-A and Type-C and utilises the more powerful USB-PD Power Delivery. Providing both socket types in the Smart Charge means all types of devices, old and new, are catered for and your installations are future proofed.


Who is using Type-C Charging?

C-Type charging is quickly becoming the standard for power delivery in the latest devices.


How much faster is Type-C?

USB-PD can charge your device up to 70% faster than standard charging 5W charging. When you’re looking for an urgent battery boost, a quick 10 minute charge may be all you need!


Why choose and ABL A+C Smart Charge?

ABL works closely with industry leaders to develop products that are custom built for Power Delivery. Engineered for safety, efficiency and durability, ABL cables and chargers are accredited or approved for compatibility.


The new Smart Charge is available for ordering now and  compatible with various ABL power modules, please call our friendly and experienced team on +44(0) 1933 400 080 or contact for more information.

The New “Furniture & Accessories Brochure” by Durable


The world we work in is rapdily changing but @DurableUK offer a huge range of furniture and accessories to enhance your workplace. Take a look at their latest Furniture Collection now

Home office update by Solutions 4 Office



Home office update! We’ve been busy with a home study project – a refreshing change of scenery from the corporate office blocks we visit so regularly! Follow Solutions4 LinkedIn

DURAFRAME – Signage Solutions



Have you seen the hassle-free and easy to use signage solution from @DurableUK. With #DURAFRAME there’s no need for expensive installation fees or tools! Find out more here

ConSet – New 3 legged electric desk frames


ConSet – New 3 legged electric desk frames ConSet have just introduced these new 3 legged open style desk frames for L shaped radial desk tops. See the 501-43 series models on this link. 501-43 series is stocked in silver, black and white and also has a full range of 2 legged options for straight tops. Plus it’s sister series 501-88 as a back2back bench option. See