Next year’s share of investment for e-mobility increases to around 40 percent, paving the way for Volkswagen Group China’s NEV offensive In 2020, production of Models will start in two factories, electrifying the country and supporting the company’s major sustainability goal to become net carbon neutral by 2050 Despite headwinds, Volkswagen Group China increases its market share to 19.5 percent and outperforms the Chinese market Dr. Stephan Wöllenstein: “Our continued investment is charting the right course. Though challenging times remain, we won’t slow down and will continue to excite customers with our strong brand portfolio and accelerating electrification.”

RoSPA launches unintentional product-injuries survey

RoSPA has launched a survey to find out more about the causes of the hundreds of thousands of unintentional injuries that happen in the UK every year. RoSPA’s survey – to be delivered online and in hospitals and GP surgeries across the country – will be gathering data specifically with regards to those injuries caused by everyday household items and consumer products, and will help to fill a huge gap in unintentional injury data.

Gradus provides premium feel with enhanced safety for luxury homes

Contract interior specialist Gradus is supplyinga range of its flooring accessories and barrier matting systems to Colindale Gardens, an ongoing development of luxury townhousesand apartments in north-west London.Once completed, Colindale Gardens will consist of more than 2,900 new homes, as well as nine acres of greenspace, shops, cafes, a gym and a concierge service. The homes have been carefully designed to maximise space and flexibility, and the interiors are complemented by a stylish and high-quality specification.


The UK’s rising stars in the commercial property sector have been recognised at the British Council for Offices’ (BCO) fourth annual NextGen Awards ceremony. The Awards are part of the BCO’s NextGen programme, which sets out to mentor and encourage the next generation of professionals to become future leaders in the industry, whilst providing a platform for new talent to share ideas. The ceremony, which took place at The Porter Tun, London, was attended by the country’s top designers, developers, architects and occupiers under the age of 35. It celebrated the achievements and successes of young professionals in the commercial property sector across the UK, and the leaders who have inspired them.


The Property Frederick Douglass Academy VI (also known as FDA), is a co-educational public school for grades 6-12 located in Queens, New York City. In 1991, Dr. Lorraine Monroe founded the Frederick Douglass Academy, a public school in Harlem, in the belief that caring instructors, a disciplined but creative environment, and a refusal to accept mediocrity could transform the lives of inner-city kids. Based on the success of Monroe’s original model, the New York City school system created seven other “Frederick Douglass Academies” around the city.

GDHV’s New Training Academy Hits The Mark for Aster Installers

Ploughing ahead with its commitment to helping installers stay ahead of industry trends, Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation’s (GDHV) new Training Academy recently proved a hit with more than fifty engineers working on behalf of housing association Aster Group. As a long-standing client, since 2015 GDHV has been supplying its innovative Dimplex electric heating solutions to Aster, which owns, develops and manages over 30,000 residential properties across the south of England.

P-Wave introduces its most plastic-lean, splash-eliminating urinal screen

Leading air-freshening innovator P-Wave has delivered a new angle on splash prevention and a major step forward in terms of urinal deodorising technology with the launch of its new Slant6 urinal screen. The new screen features more fragrance than any other 30-day screen on the market while also using less plastic, and it is 100% recyclable. Slant6 is easy to install and fits more urinals than any previous design from P-Wave and features an ‘anyway-up’ design, ensuring correct installation every time.

Forward-thinking social enterprise, CLARITY & Co. reinvents itself on its 165th anniversary

2019 marks social enterprise CLARITY & Co.’s 165th anniversary. Having been founded in 1854 as CLARITY Employment for Blind People, this year has seen the organisation adopt a new name and undertake a major organisational rebranding with the launch of a revised logo, updated manifesto and accompanying video featuring many of CLARITY & Co.’s employees . In addition, CLARITY & Co. recently unveiled its re-designed contemporary website encapsulating the rebrand and the social enterprise’s history, evolution, social mission, people and products.

Aggregate Industries brings the natural touch to Cotswold care home extension

Aggregate Industries has helped complete a 31-bedroom extension to a care home located in the Cotswold town of Fairford, after successfully supplying walling and roofing products from its Bradstone range of structural products. The extension work was carried out at Hyperion House, a residential and nursing care home, managed by Diva Care.It offers nursing and dementia care, for its 57 residents.

Fireward Fire Suppression Controls Mobile Operations with BigChange Apps

Automatic fire suppression specialist, Fireward Ltd, has rolled out high-tech mobile workforce management software, providing real-time visibility to field operations within the business. The App-based software, JobWatch sees field-based engineers equipped with rugged tablets, replacing all need for physical paperwork, delivering a 5-in-1 business solution incorporating a CRM, job scheduling, tracking, invoicing and management reporting. Formed in 2009, Fireward is regarded as the UK’s leading specialist in fire suppression systems for mobile and heavy plant machinery and equipment. The Chelmsford-based company installs, maintains and services systems manufactured by Reacton Fire Suppression Ltd, which detects and suppresses fires in a matter of seconds.