Cyber Essentials accreditation: 1 in 5 businesses unaware of benefits

A WORRYING number of UK businesses are still not aware of the benefits of the Government-backed Cyber Essentials Scheme, according to a recent survey from CyberGuard, part of the OGL Group.

Almost a fifth of IT managers reported that they were unaware of how Cyber Essentials compliance could help their business, with 10% unsure of whether their company even had the certificate.

According to the Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018, 43% of businesses have experienced cyber security breaches or attacks over the last 12 months.

Innovative Armorgard van storage system TrekDror for the trade professional

OVER the years, Armorgard has designed and built some of the toughest tool safes, from Strongbank to TuffBank, to create a range of secure storage solutions used by skilled tradespeople around the world.

Now, the company has taken a step further with the introduction of what is being billed as “the most sophisticated system of its kind for van fleets.”

Innovative aerosol range from PlastiKote for the professional builder and decorator

UNTIL now, no spray paint brand has ever targeted the professional builder and decorator with a complete range of easy-to-use, quick drying aerosol products.

PlastiKote, the UK’s leading spray paint brand, has launched PlastiKote Trade, a comprehensive collection of practical aerosols aimed at making life easier for professional tradespeople.

PlastiKote Trade is a collection of competitively-priced paints, functional and technical products that are user-friendly and meet the quality demand of the trade.

The Preparation Group's 250SP grinds and polishes up to edges

THE Preparation Group, a leading expert in environmentally friendly solutions for surface preparation, polishing, cleaning and dust containment, has launched the new 110v 250SP Single-Head Grinder.

Of steel construction with a powerful motor, yet light and compact, it offers optimum grinding and polishing performance combined with simplicity and ergonomic design.

Toolbank and partners launch 3 new ranges for the Big Blue Book

WE 'journos' should sit up and take note when the UK’s largest tool wholesaler decides to add some new ranges of quality tools to its Big Blue Book – aka its catalogue, by PETER BRETT.

To mark the occasion and showcase the new additions, Toolbank held a launch event in January. Simon Bicknall, Marketing Director of Toolbank began by giving us some background to the company itself and the decision making behind the inclusions.

JCB Workwear release two new products to enhance protection

PEOPLE skidding and falling as they walk down the street, the sound of sniffling around the office and people complaining about standstill traffic can only mean one thing: the winter months are setting in.

Safety is paramount around this time of year, especially for tradespeople, and the best way to minimise danger is through wearing the latest protective equipment.

JCB Workwear’s new products are designed to meet the high requirements and demands for a wide number of industries, including the tool sector.

Snickers Workwear Baselayers to boost productivity during the winter months

DRESSING for the cold is like building a house – start with a good foundation.

Snickers Workwear Baselayer clothing uses high-tech breathable fabrics for ventilation and body moisture transport for consistent warmth and comfort.

The seamless designs are available in 37.5® ventilating technology as well as polyester and merino wool to cold weather conditions.

Mather+Stuart announce multi-million pound Volt Safe investment

MATHER+STUART Power Solutions, the temporary power equipment division of A-Plant, has announced that it will be investing almost £3m in new Volt Safe equipment.

The company’s spending spree forms part of a wider strategic investment programme and follows a £6m order of Harrington and JCB Generators last autumn.

All of the new equipment features the latest telemetry and the first £1.3m order, comprising 56 units, has already arrived into the fleet.

An additional 60 units will be delivered in the coming months, providing a further £1.4m investment.

Makita introduces Brushless LXT Rebar Tying tool

MAKITA’S first-ever introduction of a cordless rebar tying tool is now available allowing fast and efficient application of rebar tie wire and eliminates manual action.

The new DTR180ZK Rebar Tying tool is powered by a Brushless motor for extended runtime and increased power, and is compatible with both 14.4V and 18V Makita Lithium-Ion batteries.

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