Wednesday, 1 December 2010

An abundance of help for SMEs

A range of business support services is available from experienced providers.

Client profiles: Bid Perfect & Branduin Business Support.

Bid Perfect specialises in Bids, Tenders and proposals - writing them for you, training your staff to write them, proofreading and consulting advice for documents that you have prepared yourself.

Branduin offers a range of services, provided via its network of recommended professionals, each with experience in their own fields: asset protection, financial management, PR, HR, franchising and leasing, grant funding and more.

The BPc specialises in working with clients to create, maintain and increase their Internet presence, from website design and optimisation to google ads and internet marketing.
Follow us on www.twitter.com/BPcUK

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Designer Wallcoverings - as seen on The Gadget Show

What does your office reception area or boardroom say about your company? Anything? Or it is just a statement of magnolia mediocrity?

On the Gadget Show (Monday 22/11/2010), Suzy Perry's challenge was won by the personalisation of a room, using a designer wall-covering. These can look stunning! Signcraft has created these for business clients, including Berkley Offshore, Taleo and the Tetley Tea company. But take a look at these photographs:


Internet café or illusion? Reinforce your company identity with a powerful message - check out Signcraft's designer wall-covering service.

Sales Soar - Thanks to Magazine Feature

There's nothing quite like an established name to reach the public. For several weeks, we have been helping our client to build an Internet presence, using a news blog, twitter and facebook to create interest and drive traffic to the web site.

The website contains information regarding the product range and options to purchase. Sales were building very slowly until a few days ago, when - POW! An article appeared in Horse & Hound magazine and interest has sky-rocketed, sales have been phenomenal. For the next 3 days, the current issue can be found here: Horse & Hound, 20/11/2010.



CleanRound's Internet presence:
web site: www.cleanround.co.uk
blog: cleanround.blogspot.com
twitter: twitter.com/cleanround
facebook page: cleanround

Friday, 19 November 2010

Aspects of Art Courses in London

Aspects of Art, Formerly History of Art Studies, has organised highly acclaimed courses for a number of years, with lecturers from Sothebys, Christies, The National Gallery and The Tate.

Three courses are held each year. Details are listed on the website, together with an enrolment form.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Estate Agents - Beware!

An old scam has come to our notice. Received today:

"Hi
I am looking to rent a 2 or 3 bedroom property and was wondering if you had a list of properties that you could fax over to me 07031XXXXXX.
I would also consider a 3 bedroom apartments if the location was suitable.
Many thanks
Sxxxx Xxxxxxx"

(The telephone number and name have been deliberately obscured)

Telephone numbers beginning 070 can be used to hide a persons real number and can be charged at up to £1.50 a minute ... see this BBC News article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/working_lunch/6527127.stm

Unless you know the number is from a known contact, think carefully before faxing or returning calls. It could be money wasted. The scam in not only aimed at Estate Agents.

On a brighter note, Estate Agents looking for property signage, particularly for unusual projects, may wish to check out this blog: http://signcraftuk.blogspot.com

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Help with Successful Bids and Tenders

Client profile: Bid Perfect

There is a skill in reading an invitation to tender (ITT) and responding with a winning proposal. Bid Perfect offers SMEs all the support services they need to prepare their bids and tenders.

  • Training Courses in Tender Writing Skills
  • Bid Writers
  • Proofreaders
  • Bid Consultants
  • Free Bids and Tenders Advice

View their web site for Bids /Tenders 'tips', glossary of terms, training course dates and a range of other useful information, talk to them on 01274 688268 (mobile 07951 020980)or follow them on Twitter.com/BidPerfect to find out each time there is a new tip.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Design Portfolio of Recently Published Web Sites

This post has been moved to The BPC's Internet Presence & Website Promotion Blog

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Jobs in Clinical Research

Our client, PRN Services, has a wide range of jobs from the [legal!] drug development industry: clinical research vacancies within pharmaceutical, biotechnology, CROs, SMOs and other service providers to the clinical research industry.

A small company with wide-reaching contacts, PRN Recruitment staff are experts in their field, working hard to match your abilities with the right clinical research positions. Their web site, www.PRNServices.co.uk has list of current clinical vacancies to be filled - or you can follow them on www.Twitter.com/PRNClinicalJobs

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Carpet Cleaning in Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire & Northants.

Our client, HomeCare Cleaning Services, established over 20 years ago, are specialists in cleaning carpets, rugs and upholstery for offices and homes across Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.

Following years of research and testing a number of eco products in the carpet cleaning industry, Homecare Cleaning Services brings Eco Carpet Care to their customers, an eco-friendly carpet cleaning system that makes homes cleaner, fresher and safer for people, pets and plants.

Carpet Cleaning in Milton Keynes, rug cleaning in Rushden, eco-cleaning in Bedford or upholstery cleaning in Wellingborough, information for any combination of these services can be found on their web sites. This month's special offer:
  • FREE 500ml eco carpet spotter with all orders
  • FREE Carpet Deodorisers with each clean
  • Have 3 Carpets Cleaned and get the smallest carpet cleaned for FREE

Monday, 20 September 2010

Logistics Client 'Roos' the Day!

Our Client, SAE Logistics, loves a challenge!

The goal for this particular project was to secretly distribute herds of kangaroos across London at dawn. You can read more about it here ...

http://www.saelogistics.com/news/newsletter.htm

Afterwards, the 'roos were sold via the Internet and SAE repatriated many of them to Australia.


SAE Logistics: 01895 825258
www.twitter.com/SAELogistics

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

The Craft of Big Signage

Our client, Signcraft, lists a number of high profile corporations amongst their clients - including IBM, BNP Paribas and Tandberg - but they service smaller companies, too, such as local estate agents, commercial agencies, property management companies and chartered surveyors.

A high visibilty aspect of their signage is the large banners and wraps service - designed, printed and placed in some challenging locations. Take a look at their web site and, if you have a similar requirement, challenge them! They look forward to hearing from you.

www.signcraft.co.uk / 01895 442768 / follow on twitter.com/signcraftuk

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Rail Project Management web site launched

FORGE Project Management Ltd has launched their new web site, created by The BPc. Clean and easy on the eye, it has been well received by ForgePM's prospective clients in the RAIL, CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT industry sector.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

New web site for Quality Tradesmen Services

PNI Property Services has been providing quality services with managed skilled tradesmen for over 20 years, earning a reputation amongst rock and pop stars, TV personalities, actors, politicians and, yes, even Royalty!

A list of services and a few photographic examples of bespoke services, from sleek modern kitchens (shown here) to luxury bathrooms and natural wood library units, can be seen on their web site: www.PNIpropertyservices.co.uk

Now you see it ...
Now you don't!

Monday, 26 July 2010

New Client, New Product Launch! CleanRound Equine products prevent, cure, control ...

strangles, ring-worm and sweet-itch. Body wash for horses plus washes for rugs, yards, horse-boxes ... kills 99.99% bacteria plus fungi and viruses. Also safe for dogs and cats.

Find out what the British Horseracing Authority thought about CleanRound and read the science behind the product line's potent ingredient, DuoMax E10.

Inexpensive and invaluable for horse-owners. See www.cleanround.co.uk

Friday, 9 July 2010

New Frameless Glass Doors installations meet customers' approval.

Our client SunSeeker Doors, with a reputation for delivering good quality bi-folding doors with slimline aluminium frames, has been installing Frameless Glass Doors in customers' homes.

Manufactured in Bedfordshire, these innovative, contemporary doors are available as double-glazed thermally-compliant patio doors as well as single thickness tempered glass, suitable for internal room dividers.

The photograph, one of several taken by a SunSeeker Doors' customer, shows the elegance, light and spaciousness of frameless glass doors. If you are thinking of refreshing your home this summer, this could be a significant improvement to your lifestyle.

Click Frameless Glass Doors to visit SunSeeker Doors web site, view more photographs and request a free quotation.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Award-Winning Architect's web site re-launched!

Conservation projects, Residential and Commercial Architecture, Interior Design, major Rail and Transport Building Refurbishment projects ...

Fully RIBA qualified in 1990 with recent experience in major station projects and small developments, architect Helen Brunskill is Director of Brunskill Design Architects, offering a comprehensive design and build service for clients.

The BPc has recently completed the new web site which can be viewed at: www.BrunskillDesign.com

Monday, 21 June 2010

Handbook for Bridge Club

We have, once again, worked with the Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club to produce their 2010-2011 handbook and diary of events, which has now gone to print.

A handy size for a bag or packet, spiro-bound and with a rip-resistant laminated cover, the annual handbook can be inexpensively printed for small clubs and organisations, as well as for commercial purposes.

Similarly, we also produce School Leavers Year Books - to jot down their 'memories', goodwill messages from fellow pupils, teachers and school staff plus any contact details to be noted before moving on to pastures new.

Contact us with your enquiry: yearbook@thebpc.org.uk

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Horse Rug Cleaning Service Launched in Cambs.

Washing and Cleaning Services from Rearing to Go ...

Powerful, state-of-the-art cleaning facilities for horse rugs, dog beds, numnahs, bandages - and all your washable equine and pet accessories.

Washing, drying and re-proofing services for single rugs or whole yards, with an express same-day service on request.

A pick up and delivery service is available within a 15-mile radius of Manea in Cambridgeshire.

web site: www.rearingtogo.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Tango and Festival

It's never dull working for a number of smaller companies. This month has included an update of our Herts-based Tango dance teachers' web site, renamed Tango de Salon, plus the annual publication of the Welwyn Festival programme.

In addition to producing the artwork for the 36-page WF programme, we are responsible for updating the News and Events blog, the WelFest FaceBook page and www.Twitter.com/WelFest. These are handled on a purely voluntary basis for no charge.

The Welwyn Festival takes place each June in the Roman village of Welwyn, Herts., off junction 6 of the A1(M).

Friday, 5 March 2010

Year 6 Leavers' Memories Books

Examples of Year 6 books
Since 2006, The BPc's memories books
for Year 6 primary school leavers
have been cherished by children moving up to secondary school. 

Using our tried and tested template, we customise the school yearbooks to your requirements, including an image of your choice on the cover and class photographs inside the year-book.

There is a nominal initial set-up fee then, each year, we update artwork and arrange printing and wiro-binding for schools or PTAs with their special, personalised requirements, all at moderate cost.

More information: Y6 leavers' books.
To discuss your school's requirements, click here to contact The BPc.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Security Solutions for Schools and Colleges

Featured Client: Lord Security Solutions
Featured Product: Classroom Angel ©

A custom designed system comprising CCTV camera, DVR with remote access, monitor and lockable secure data housing for use in classrooms, corridors or outside buildings.

Classroom Angel © can aid teacher training as well as help reduce anti-social behaviour in schools and colleges.

The company also supplies portable walk-through metal detectors for use on campus.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Frameless Glass Doors and Bifolding Patio Doors, new information and new photographs

Featured Client: SunSeeker Doors
Featured Products: Frameless Glass Doors and Slimline Bifolding Doors.


After weeks of redesigning, rewriting and visiting clients' SunSeeker Door installations to take new photographs, the refreshed web site can be viewed on the World Wide Web.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Eco Fashion Rocks!

Featured Client:
Eco Fashion Rocks!
Reviving and Recycling Children's Fashion, saving you money and saving the planet!

Our client has rebranded their Little Fashion Rocks online shop to Eco Fashion Rocks!

The web site's purpose is to recycle designer and quality clothing and accessories, mostly for babies and children. Parents can save loads of money shopping at Eco Fashion Rocks! for their kids' best outfits AND recoup some of the outlay by recycling outgrown fashion items, also through the web site.

A fantastic idea - try it!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Looking forward to the Summer?

Featured Client Web Site:
www. La Bas du Bourg .co.uk



We have personal experience of staying at this 3-bedroom home in Normandy. It is comfortably unpretentious, sleeps six, has a small courtyard for barbecues and a large field for children to play games.


Not far from the coast or from Brittany, there is ample countryside to explore around the village of Saint-Michel-de-Montjoie.

Further information is available on the web site: www.labasdubourg.co.uk