Finalist in EADT Awards

Posted on: June 25, 2015

At Ice Watch we leave no stone unturned when it comes to ensuring that our clients' businesses are protected against the threats posed by snow and ice. Doing so involves more than just ensuring their sites are gritted and snow is cleared. It also involves making sure that we put the measures in place in-house to make sure that our team have the skills, training and equipment at their disposal to complete the job to the highest standards.

It is therefore always nice when this commitment to our staff and clients is recognised by others and we are thrilled to have been nominated as a finalist in the East Anglian Daily Times (EADT) Business Awards. The awards are now in their 18th year and were introduced to identify and recognise “the best in entrepreneurial endeavour and business practice” across the circulation area of the EADT. Terry Hunt, Editor of the EADT had this to say about this year's nominees:

“I am thrilled that the number of entries for this year's awards has broken all records. The judges have had a more difficult task than ever in narrowing d

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New AutumnCare Service

Posted on: June 15, 2015

Monday is upon us once again and we begin what promises to be a busy week for the Ice Watch team. In a little under 24 hours we will be travelling to London to once again exhibit at the three day Facilities Show. Held at ExCel London, the Facilities Show is the leading event of its kind on the facilities management calendar. With over 300 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors coming through the doors, it is a fantastic opportunity for us to network with our peers, meet with potential clients and share knowledge on the issues affecting our industry.

If you are visiting the show this week you can expect to see:

  • An extensive range of products and services from some of the leading suppliers in the industry.
  • A fully comprehensive education programme to help you stay informed on the biggest issues affecting the industry.
  • A wide variety of solutions to ensure that your business is security, fire and safety protected.

Avoid Slips and Falls This Autumn

As a company we are particularly looking forward to using the exhibition as an opportunity to launch our

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Snow stopped play

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Avid cricket fans will be well aware that there is just under a month to go until the Ashes get underway and England face the ‘old enemy’ Australia at Cardiff's SWALEC stadium. Fans of both teams will be hoping that the British weather stays fine across the five tests and that there is plenty of play. After all, despite being a summer sport, cricket fans are accustomed to the sight of the covers coming onto the pitch during a rain delay.

One thing that cricket fans aren't accustomed to is snow stopping play, but that is exactly what happened almost exactly 40 years ago. The match between Lancashire and Derbyshire was being played at Buxton and the result saw Derbyshire on the receiving end of one of the heaviest thrashings in County Championship history - beaten by an innings and 348 runs. Thankfully for them, the game will be remembered for an entirely different reason.

Match Facts:

  • On a gloriously sunny Saturday, Lancashire posted 477-5. Derbyshire reached the close of the first day on 25-2.
  • There was no action on the Sunda

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Prepare your winter maintenance

Posted on: June 3, 2015

Well as we look out of the window it is hard to believe that we are in fact in the second day of meteorological summer. Up and down the country we are seeing heavy showers, gusty winds and dull and overcast conditions - certainly not what many of us would hope for at this time of year. Unfortunately, if you are expecting long spells of hot weather this summer, you could be in for a disappointment.

As we discussed in our recent blog, much of the talk in recent weeks has been focussed on the possible effects caused by this year's El Niño and the impact it could have on our weather here in the UK. If the latest predictions are anything to go by, it would appear that we can kiss goodbye to any hopes of a long hot summer and instead look ahead to a cold wet summer and freezing cold winter.

“We will have a cooler summer than normal. We are not expecting any long spells of hot weather. The Jet Stream will be a bit further south than normal. That tends to bring wetter weather to Britain. El Niño might give us a cooler weather. You will struggle to have a hotter summer wit

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