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Alcea offers everything from corporate and business copywriting, career and life coaching to designing and presenting workshops and events. Alcea does it all and can help you too.
Because, ultimately the aim is the same. We use a variety of communications techniques, in different ways to bring people together and to communicate positively, effectively and pa...
Missed the conference this year, or looking for a recap? Read on for a whistle-stop tour of some of the highlights and discussion topics of the day.
On February 8, the BMA (British Medical Association) held its second PCNs (primary care networks) conference, in central Birmingham. Just two days before the conference, the BMA GPs committee England announced it had voted to accept a package of changes to the GP contract for 2020/21. The conference was the ideal opportunity for delegates to disc...
On this page you can find out about National Grid Ventures, the commercial business within National Grid group. You'll find links and information about our current projects, including interconnectors, and our latest news stories.
National Grid Ventures is home to a diverse portfolio of energy businesses that deliver competitive products and services for a broad range of customers.
National Grid Ventures is separate from National Grid’s core regulated businesses and we’re active in competitive...
The Black Start from DER project is a three-year Ofgem funded partnership that's the first of its kind in the world. Its aim is to lead the way in finding a technical solution to utilising the power of distributed energy resources (DER) in a Black Start event.
What is the Black Start from DER project?
The partnership project will research and test how distributed generation can be used in the event of a Black Start scenario to restore electricity supply to both the distribution networks and t...
A Smart meter is a clever new gas or electricity meter that automatically sends meter readings to us.
That means no more torch lit meter readings, no more estimated bills* and a much better chance of saving money on your energy – good news all round.
*Unless there's a problem collecting a reading
How do Smart meters work?
A Smart meter records the energy you use and sends it to us and to a handheld Smart energy display in your home. Put your Smart energy display somewhere where you can keep a...
In the next few years, every home in Britain will be offered a Smart meter at no extra cost. But why is a Smart meter worth having? Read on to discover 4 main reasons.
1. See where you can save money
One of the main benefits of a Smart meter is seeing how much energy you are using. Switch on the appliances below to see the costs stack up and find new ways to save money.
2. Get accurate bills
Another benefit of a Smart meter is they automate your meter readings, removing guesswork and estimate...
Why go for a prepayment meter?
Well, it’s a really useful way to pay for energy before you use it, which means you can keep track of how much you’re spending. Great if you want to stick to an energy budget. You can have either a gas or electricity prepayment meter, or both.
To top-up your meter with credit, your meter needs an electric key or gas card. You can put money on your key or card by going into participating shops and using their ‘top-up terminals’.
Keep topping up
With a prepayment ...
Google's Digital Garage project ran in Birmingham city centre and across the West Midlands in 2017. I worked for Google as a freelance digital communications coach.
I presented educational packs to session attendees and SME's and had one-to-one tutorials to support on anything from social media marketing to content design and communications strategy. I also too part in wider events helping present practical digital skills workshops across Birmingham. The aim was to enable and empower attendees with practical digital skills.
Pubs, hotels and restaurants across the UK are getting in on the UK Sausage Week action by offering sizzling specials to customers and creating dedicated sausage menus.
One example is The Lock Inn in Wolverley – a family-run pub that prides itself on promoting local produce and British meat, which has launched a Special Sausage Week Menu.
The pub is mainly known for its Bishop’s British beef, home-reared on the family farm a mile away, and showcases a variety of hearty-beef dishes. However, t...
We know it's September but this time of year always rushes away and before you know it we're dressing the tree, opening the advent calendars and planning where to spend New Year's Eve.
So, we thought we'd get ahead of things and give you lovely Sunday Clubbers an early bird chance to see the Christmas and New Year's Eve menus before anyone else ...
and of course it means you can pre-book and take advantage of some of our fab offers to make sure you're chilled, organised and ready to party in ...