3Squared helps TV’s Mary Portas with new app to boost store

Software development company 3Squared, based in Sheffield, appeared on Channel 4 series ‘Secret Shopper’ with retail guru Mary Portas this week to develop an App that makes ordering online easy for customers in a bid to boost trade for a failing business.

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Panel Systems punches above its weight with latest investment

Sheffield-based Panel Systems, a leading manufacturer of decorative and composite panels, has made a significant investment in a new CNC punch machine to enable it to expand its metal fabrication services to customers.

The company, based on Parkwood Industrial Estate, has invested £180,000, supported by Yorkshire Bank and a RGF (Regional Growth Fund) grant, in the new punch equipment.

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Netball team scores the Ultimate win with Tunstead

Lafarge Tarmac’s Tunstead site near Buxton were delighted to be able to help Ultimate Netball team, when the company was approached to sponsor their new kit.

The team, which has had great success recently in the Buxton and District Netball League, are now proudly wearing their pink strip, complete with Lafarge Tarmac’s logo to the front and the player’s positions on the back in black.

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Rotherham hose company sets sights on global expansion

Carlton Hydraulics, based at Eastwood Trading Estate in Rotherham, is planning for major growth globally, following an Export Communication Review available via RiDO’s ERDF-funded Soft Landing Zone.

The company, which is celebrating its 30th year of manufacturing low, medium and high pressure hose assemblies for industries such as construction, steel manufacture, agriculture, transport and oil and gas is looking to expand into markets in West, Central and South Africa and the Middle East.

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Sheffield company rises to the Three Peaks Challenge

Nine members of staff from Sheffield-based President Engineering Group (PEGL) completed the national Three Peaks Challenge, raising £3,278.16 for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

The majority of the team completed the challenge within 24 hours, which started at Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland, then Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England and finally Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales the following day.

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Outstanding members of the local community recognised

Two local people have been recognised and rewarded for their outstanding contributions to the community at an official presentation ceremony held by Newark and Sherwood Homes at The Salvation Army Church Centre in Newark, recently.

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Sheffield’s PEGL wins national Manufacturer of the Year award

President Engineering Group Ltd, a Sheffield-based manufacturing business supplying specialist products to the industrial gas and energy industries worldwide, has won the prestigious award for ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ in the finals of the British Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Chamber Awards 2014.

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3Squared collaborates with Autodesk on construction technology project

Sheffield-based software development company 3Squared is working in partnership with Autodesk, one of the world leaders in 3D design software, to pioneer new concepts for wearable technology in the construction industry.

3Squared, which has over 10 years’ experience in designing web based software and mobile Apps for the construction industry, is collaborating with Autodesk’s offices in Sheffield and San Francisco, to demonstrate how wearable devices could deliver tangible benefits on construction sites.  This includes looking at ways to improve information delivery, enhance on-site communication between engineers and enhance health and safety.

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3Squared looks ahead to 2015 with confidence

It’s been a great year for Sheffield software development company 3Squared, which has doubled the size of its business in the past 12 months and increased its staff levels by 42 per cent.

The company, which now employs 34 people at its Sheffield office, attributes this to focusing its efforts on developing innovative technology solutions in two growth areas: Rail and Construction.

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Investec lends its support to Cathedral Archer Project

Investec Wealth & Investment is the latest local business to sign up to the Cathedral Archer Project Breakfast Club to help support Sheffield’s homeless people.

As members of the Breakfast Club, Investec Wealth & Investment will be sponsoring all the breakfasts for one week every year and the company’s staff will be serving this essential meal each day for up to 40 people who are being supported by the project.

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No hanging around at Turner Contemporary Gallery

Eurosafe Solutions has secured a contract with Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate, Kent, to inspect the hanging points used to display its impressive works of art.

As the Work at Height legislation requires suspended eyebolts to be tested every 12 months, Turner Contemporary contacted Eurosafe Solutions to ensure the gallery remained compliant and that safety for visitors was optimised.

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3Squared celebrates award for App that helps independent retailers

Software development company 3Squared is celebrating after winning the Meadowhall Distinction in Retail Services Award at the Sheffield Business Awards recently.

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School names Barnstone community footpath

The community footpath that runs from Works Lane to the playing field in Barnstone has an exciting new name, after pupils at Langar C of E  Primary School took part in a competition organised by Lafarge Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement Works.

‘Wiggly Waggly Way’ was the genius idea of Kate of Class 4, who was the winner of the competition to name the footpath.

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