Friday, 16 December 2016

Pupils benefit from J Tomlinson and Futures Housing Group boiler work incentive scheme

Primary school pupils and J Tomlinson
Primary school pupils have been given a boost by boiler servicing contractor J Tomlinson thanks to support from Futures Housing Group customers.

The company operates the maintenance and servicing contract for the housing organisation, and each time staff are given first-time access to a customer’s home to carry out work, the firm donates £1 to invest into the community.

Now J Tomlinson has donated £500 to Lea Primary School at Lea, near Matlock, in Derbyshire, which is a contribution towards the creation of an outdoor classroom area that the Friends of Lea School are currently fundraising for.

Operations manager at J Tomlinson, Dave Fisher, said: “We’re very pleased to have been able to present £500 to Lea Primary School to help the school expand on its outdoor learning, and it’s all thanks to cooperation from customers of Futures Housing Group.

“Allowing us first-time access to their homes to enable the J Tomlinson team to repair, maintain and service boilers helps us to provide as efficient a service as we can, and this donation represents 500 occasions on which we’ve been able to achieve first-time access. It’s great to see that this incentive is also providing support for community initiatives, as well as helping to ensure that boilers are serviced and maintained regularly, which is important for safety.”

Dave was joined at the presentation by Futures Housing Group gas surveyor Jason Topley, who said: “It’s great that J Tomlinson have continued this commitment to providing funds for local schools and colleges. It gives us another reason to celebrate them gaining first-time access to another 500 of our properties to maintain boilers and ensure customer safety.”

Head teacher at Lea Primary School, Karen Maycock, said: “This donation will make a real difference to the outdoor learning area for our children in Key Stage 1. More learning will be able to take place outside with the children having more choice in the range of activities available. I’m sure we’ll see many more smiling faces! Thank you for the generous donation.”

J Tomlinson, which is based at Beeston near Nottingham, has a long-term contract with Futures Housing Group to carry out maintenance and servicing of the organisation’s boilers at over 6,000 homes across Derbyshire, including Amber Valley and Erewash. 

Futures Housing Group provides more than 9,000 affordable homes throughout the East Midlands, including over 6,000 homes in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and around 3,000 homes in Northamptonshire.

J Tomlinson is looking for additional community causes to support in Derbyshire and is appealing for residents and community groups to contact the company to put forward their suggestions for sponsorship. 

J Tomlinson provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management. It operates across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire.

For more information about J Tomlinson, visit

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New commercial manager at frozen food distributor Central Foods

Neil Cooper of Central Foods
Frozen food distributor Central Foods has appointed Neil Cooper to the newly created role of commercial manager.
The position has been created as part of the company’s continued expansion plans and growth.
Central Foods managing director Gordon Lauder said: “Central Foods has been experiencing steady and sustainable growth over some time, working with a growing number of clients and supplying frozen food to an increasing number of wholesalers and food service operators in the UK and around the world.
“Neil’s appointment strengthens our team and will support us, as we build on that success.” 
Neil joined the Northamptonshire-based company from foodservice provider Bidvest, where he held the position of buyer, with responsibility across a number of key product categories. He brings with him a broad range of knowledge and experience within the catering leisure industry, including FMCG, gained from experience in many areas of business and industry, and purchasing including food and non-food categories.
He said: “I am very pleased to have become part of the team at Central Foods – a company that is really focused, offering a point of difference and highly regarded within the frozen food distribution sector and the foodservice industry in general.”
Central Foods, which is based at Collingtree near Northampton, supplies more than 220 independent wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional wholesalers. It also supplies to foodservice caterers across the entire foodservice industry, including pubs, hotels, restaurants, staff canteens, schools, hospitals, coffee shops, football grounds and universities.
Offering a one-stop shop to the foodservice sector, it sources products from around the world and the UK, supplying more than 400 different lines, ranging from meat, bakery items and canap├ęs through to buffet products, desserts and puddings.
Central Foods has been regularly named in the annual Grant Thornton Northamptonshire Ltd report which highlights the growth of the top 100 privately owned businesses in Northamptonshire, and was ranked as one of the 200 fastest growing companies in the East Midlands in the 2015 Grant Thornton and CBI report, the most recent available, which highlighted growing organisations. 
The company is due to mark its 21st anniversary in 2017. For more information visit

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Friday, 9 December 2016

New director appointed at construction services company J Tomlinson

Tony O'Toole of J Tomlinson
Construction services company J Tomlinson has appointed Tony O’Toole as managing director of its M&E operation.
The position is a new post and reflects the company’s plan to grow the M&E side of the business.
“J Tomlinson is experiencing a continued period of expansion, and Tony’s appointment reflects our commitment to building on our M&E services. Nationally the M&E sector is starting to show signs of growth, and by strengthening our M&E team we aim to be best placed to expand this division,” said J Tomlinson CEO Mark Davis.
Tony, who was previously operations director at Balfour Beatty Engineering Services for the North West and Midlands delivery unit, is based in J Tomlinson’s head office at Beeston near Nottingham, working across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire.
He said: “This is an exciting time for me to be joining J Tomlinson Ltd and to contribute to the strategic goals which will see a sustained growth in both the turnover and profitability of the J Tomlinson Ltd group.”
With more than 30 years of experience within the M&E business, Tony began his career as an apprentice electrician and has since held senior positions within both PLC and privately owned national M&E contractors.
“Tony is a proven leader with hard-core engineering and construction skills, industry vision and the ability to unite people behind that vision, and I am very pleased to welcome him to the J Tomlinson team,” added Mark.
J Tomlinson provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management. 
The company employs more than 400 people, and has been growing steadily and sustainably in recent years, with turnover increasing from £54 million in 2014 to £74 million in 2016.
Recently, the firm opened a new West Midlands headquarters after experiencing expansion in the region – transferring its West Midlands base from a site in Birmingham to larger offices in London Road, Canwell, near Sutton Coldfield.
For more information about J Tomlinson, visit
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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Cheggs chocolate eggs launched by snack brand Salty Dog

30g and 90g bags of Cheggs chocolate eggs
Snack brand Salty Dog has unveiled its first key confectionery product with the launch of Cheggs – tasty bite-sized chocolate eggs.
The candy coated solid chocolate eggs are available in two different pack sizes, 30g and 90g, and are perfect for retail, food service and travel catering operators.

Suitable for vegetarians, Cheggs are designed to appeal to both adults and children.

The Salty Dog brand, alongside the Darling Spuds brand, is created and run by husband and wife team Dave and Judy Willis, well known for their range of snacks, which include crisps, nuts, popcorn, cheddary biscuit bites and Gruntled Pork Crackling.

With a strong pedigree in the sector behind them, the launch of Cheggs is the first major sweet confectionery snack unveiled by the brand, based in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.  

“I love candy coated chocolate eggs, and Cheggs seemed a natural extension to our brand,” said Judy. “It’s a lively, fun confectionery product, which builds on the reputation and range that we’ve created over more than 13 years in the snack sector.”

Available from November 2016, the launch of Cheggs is perfectly timed for retailers and food service operators planning their Easter range. They come in shelf ready packaging and clipstrips are offered for the 90g packs.

RRP for the 30g pack is 50p and £1.20 for the 90g pack. 
Cheggs are available from Chiltern Snacks - telephone 01494 776006 or visit

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