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New coach hire website finds top Google success within weeks

by Simon Thomas from Toucan Internet LLP

24th April 2013

Post Type: New Member Article

Coach Hire Herts – http://www.coachhirehertfordshire.co.uk/

Toucan Internet was delighted to collaborate once again with local coach hire company St Margarets.  St Margarets provide affordable and luxury coach hire for group travel.

In order to publicise this travel service, St Margarets commissioned Toucan Internet to construct a commercially successful website that increased their web exposure and assisted them with their business goals.

The key objectives for St Margarets coach hire website – along with intuitive aesthetics and functionality – was that the website was well optimised and Toucan’s approach has certainly borne fruit; after only a few weeks the website now appears on the first page of Google following typical and generic local searches.

Toucan Internet is pleased to be able to contribute positively to success of this long-established and well-regarded professional coach hire company.

To find out more about how Toucan Internet LLP can improve your online success, please feel free to contact Simon at the contact points below.

t: 01279 871 694

e: simon@toucanweb.co.uk

w: www.toucanweb.co.uk


Money down the drain

by Steven Godfrey from Auditel

23rd April 2013

Post Type: Education Item

Does your company have a large water usage, or your premises have a sizeable roof area which sheds rainwater to the main drainage system ?  Do you wash vehicles, water lawns and plants or maintain a swimming pool ?  Have you ever reviewed the charges you pay for these two services or considered how they might be reduced ?  This is a relatively specialist area and because incidences of overcharging are rare, opportunities are often overlooked.  However, once an overcharging has been identified not only will it produce a permanent cost saving for the future – it is often possible to obtain retrospective rebates for the previous six years.  Auditel have specialists in these areas who can swiftly determine if a claim is possible, and pursue the claim through to settlement.


Sky Installer Website supports installation sales to domestic and communal buildings

by Simon Thomas from Toucan Internet LLP

17th April 2013

Post Type: New Member Article

AVUK, (http://www.avuk.biz) Sky’s approved installer in the South East for communal dwellings and domestic properties, new website was recently launched.

Designed, developed and hosted by Toucan Internet, this bespoke site is fully content managed by the client. Search engine optimised to deliver the right visitors from the search engines, this visually appealing the site leads the visitors to the information they seek and presents them with clear and easy to use “calls to action”. Visitors can search the site, make quick contact via a simple field from and sign up for news and offers.

The Toucan Control panel not only enables the management of the site content, it gives AVUK control over the newsletter subscription and provides a mass emailing function.

The bespoke control panel facilities are all designed to increase business efficiency and integrate web activity with the routine business activity.

See and recommend AVUK – http://www.avuk.biz


To find out more about how Toucan Internet LLP can improve your online success, please feel free to contact Simon at the contact points below.

t: 01279 871 694
e: simon@toucanweb.co.uk
w: www.toucanweb.co.uk


Press Release - Citizen Scales Partnership

by Philip Sandom from Labcare Service Limited

09th April 2013

Post Type: New Member Article

Labcare Service Ltd, the premier service provider of service and maintenance is pleased to announce that we have been appointed UK distributor for CITIZEN SCALE INC. the US based manufacturer of scales and weighing devices to a wide sector. Labcare will continue to focus our sales efforts on the Life Science and BioTech sectors; however we will assist with any other request and enquiries.

Their high quality precision balances have a readability down to 0.001 gm. and the analytical balance range have built-in internal calibration for consistently accurate results.

CITIZEN SCALE INC. were formed in 1987 and have developed into a globally respected organisation, they service a worldwide customer base from their New Jersey headquarters and Labcare are proud to be associated.

For further information please contact enquiries@labcareservice.co.uk

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Before you fit a new boiler...

by Steven Godfrey from Auditel

03rd April 2013

Post Type: Education Item

The UK government wishes to encourage the use of renewable energy sources in the home.  It subsidises renewable electricity production via Feed In Tariffs (FiTs).  The Treasury will subsidise certain types of heating from renewable sources.  These subsidies are called Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments.  Unlike FiTs, RHI payments will be paid for by the government – FiT payments are recouped from energy customers.  RHI payments  for commercial installations are already available, but domestic RHI payments have been postponed with an anticipated start of spring 2014.  However, households who have installed eligible technology after 15th July 2009 will be eligible for domestic RHI payments when available.

Although yet to be finally decided, eligible technologies are likely to include ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps (that heat water), biomass boilers and solar thermal systems.  The equipment and the installer must be accredited under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).  Householders face two further hurdles to qualify:

a)      They must obtain an Energy Performance Certificate including a Green Deal assessment.

b)      They must install any insulation measures (excluding solid wall insulation) identified by ‘green ticks’ under the Green Deal assessment.  ‘Green Tick’ measures are those which would pay for themselves within 20 years and therefore qualify for Green Deal funding.

The Energy Saving Trust website describes the extent of the domestic RHI payments as follows:

“Payments for householders over seven years for each kWh of heat produced for the expected lifetime of the renewable technology and based on deemed heat usage.”

Until 31st March 2014 a “one off” government voucher of between £300 and £1250 is available towards the cost of installation, called the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP).  Recipients of RHPP can also claim RHI payments.  Further details can be found here.