We in Britain are crazy about our pets, and the amount we spend on our miniature pooches and the family cat is steadily rising. According to analysts at Euromonitor, our annual spending on pet foods and care products are up 4% on last year, which is only set to increase in the next five years.
With the introduction of London’s first ‘cat cafe’, and dog bakeries it is clear the importance we place on our household pets, and alongside the pampering there will be a huge demand on the nation’s vets to make sure they are healthy.
The current dog population of Britain stands at eight million, and now owners are being encouraged to donate the blood of their dogs in an effort to save the lives of others. With more pressure on veterinary surgeries than ever before, Normedica can give customers a knowledgeable and friendly service that ensures consistently low prices based on their relationships with top suppliers.
Pet owners with ill animals or those that need additional care at home can also benefit from the site, as all items bar pharmaceuticals are available for purchase by the public.
Between 2001 and 2011 Britain has experienced a 13.9% rise in household consumption expenditure on food and non-alcoholic drinks, according to statistics in a Packaging report carried out by EUROPEN. Therefore, with an ageing population and trend towards smaller households people are buying more packaged goods.
How products are packaged can help brands establish themselves, if a product looks enticing enough then people will be drawn towards perhaps buying that packet of biscuits, or even a medical product. Packaging automatically gives a product a sense of quality not just in its aesthetics, but also in its freshness as well as being extremely hygienic.
GSP UK are Flow Wrap Machine specialists who provide flow wrapping machines that will help revolutionise your business. Since 2002 they have built up their company and developed a strong, credible reputation in the packaging machine industry around the UK and Ireland.
All of their machines are engineered in their Italian factory and no machine leaves without thousands of quality checks. GSP UK can also ensure that the machine works with your product and is custom made to suit your business.
There are many industries and goods that can benefit from flow wrapping machinery, including food or non-food produce, medical and print and marketing. As we live in a highly commercial age, flow wrapping packaging will help set your product apart and make it easier to sell to the general public.
GSP UK offer a tailor-made system, with installation and even training for your staff in how to operate the flow wrap and packaging machines. There is a 24 hour maintenance and repair service, and they provide spare and replacement machine parts.
As the country gets back on its feet, there is a fresh demand for more housing as people look to become first time buyers. Recently the highly anticipated Markit/CIPS Manufacturing PMI report revealed that the UK construction output is the highest it has been since 2007, because of a boost in the property market, civil engineering and commercial projects.
Situated in the North East is leading timber supplier NY Timber. Established in 1979, the company has gone on to become one of the largest independent importers of timber in the country. They have gone from a small local business to supplying customers nationwide. From large construction companies to DIY enthusiasts, they have the timber products to suit everybody’s needs.
According to Tim Moore, Markit’s senior economist, the UK housing market is, ‘rising like a phoenix from the ashes’. With a brighter economic outlook it seems inevitable that houses will be built and there will be an influx of new home owners looking to make improvements.
NY Timber are importers and merchants of constructional timber, including roof trusses. Their roof truss production facility was expanded in 2010, and fully compliments their full range of engineered wood products. The machinery NYT have in operation provides the timber specialists with the ability to offer customers an unlimited choice of truss styles in sizes up to 4.2 metres high and 18 metres long.
For an in house service for both the the design and fabrication of your roof trusses and a free roof truss and floor design service from the plans that you have, visit NY Timber at www.nytimber.co.uk.
With the festive season in full swing, people are starting to feel the effect on their bank balance so it helps to know how to wisely spend your money when it comes to decking your halls with the finest hardwood flooring. The best investments are the ones which last – no matter what the trend of the month is. When it comes to interior design trends certainly do come and go, but choosing something that is a statement of your own style will never go out of fashion.
There is always help out there for those unsure of how to go about the process of buying and installing hardwood flooring in their homes or workplaces. Flooring and Doors is part of of the NY Timber Group, who are the North East’s leading independent timber specialists. They have showrooms located throughout Yorkshire and the North East, and a website which can be used as one-stop shop for flooring, doors and accessories.
Flooring and Doors are committed to using their experience to complete your project on time and well within budget. Their hardwood flooring collection includes the best in engineered oak floors that are suitable for use with underfloor heating systems. As stockists of Kahrs Floors, you have an almost unlimited choice in designs, species, gradings, treatments and finishes to suit your taste and style. What is unique about this leading brand is that it uses the Woodloc installation system, so it is also easy to fit into place.