Sep 2, 2011 Uncategorized
Press release beta marine – Pendlewood and Beta Marine tie the knot - Read our first Review
and see the first Pendlewood boat shell being delivered……. How exciting !!!
Whichever vessel you choose, from contemporary live aboard, wide beam barge, canal narrow boats, wide beam canal barge, narrowboats, dutch barge style narrow boat, canal boat, live aboard, leisure craft, bespoke barges, traditional barges, thames style barge, canal barges or canal boat building, rest in the knowledge that your dream is in safe hands.
Handcrafted barges in sunny Lancashire. Barges designed and hand crafted in the UK with British pride and passion.
Pendlewood™ announce their latest expansion – Canal boat design and build. With eco credentials, our canal boats will be as fresh as the sea breeze.
Another dream is about to become reality for Alan Pendlewood, who remembers his Salford roots affectionately as they have shaped the man he is today, determined and creative.
As a boy he watched the large ships and barges sailing up the Manchester ship canal, delivering the raw materials from all over the world to Northwest factories and then returning the finished goods to all areas of the Globe. A time when British manufacturing was inspirational. He was inspired to one day Design and build his own barge .
This has become achievable because of the success of Pendlewood™ . A bespoke manufacturer of handcrafted and distinctive wooden furniture , along with large architectural pieces, founded in 1995 and winning the prestigious BIBA business awards 2010. Pendlewood has achieved its outstanding reputation for quality by sourcing only the finest timbers from sustainable forests and recycling quality timber, whilst training future artisans to carry on the British tradition of craftsmanship, Alan believes in apprenticeships and job creation.
From humble Salford roots, the reputation of Pendlewood™ craftsmanship, design and passion, has reached all levels of society and ages, from playgrounds countrywide to London’s financial district of Devonshire square , Pendlewood ™ will have liaised with a discerning clientele of elite Architects and designers.
Either your child will have played with or on one of their products and you will have rested on one of pendelwoods benches in the many public spaces where they have been installed . Even the worlds favourite street that launched television history , has a Pendlewood™ Emmavale bench. The stars of Coronation street, past and present have delivered many storylines whist sitting on this Street furniture .
With this experience, the founder of Pendlewood™ and his dedicated team of designers and master craftsmen are pleased to announce their new venture. Canal boat building.
With an eye on the future and their eco credentials, these vessels will break the back of traditional concepts .
These barges will have Eco keels giving low drag. This love of waterways and a boyhood dream will soon be reality and a Pendlewood™ barge will be cruising up Manchester ship canal and at the helm a proud Alan Pendlewood .That passion is now here and ready to be launched very soon.
Mar 21, 2011 General News
Pendlewood have now created a new Pendlewood YouTube channel.
This channel will showcase Pendlewood products and test them for the whole world to see. Our first group of videos are to showcase our Kew Range and just how strong and durable these outdoor classrooms / school shelters are. Watch these videos for yourself now and see Alan DRIVE OVER a small kew roof, not only in a company van, but then in his huge 4×4. These products really can withstand a lot. The quality in our products speak for themselves…
Sign up now to our YouTube channel now and await the next set of crazy videos from The Pendlewood Team
Pendlewood YouTube Channel - Product Testing http://www.youtube.com/user/Pendlewood1
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Dec 13, 2010 General News
We recently read that the traditional party game ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ is allegedly under threat because parents consider it a health and safety risk.
Not trusting children with drawing pins seems a little overprotective to us. After all, millions of children have been playing traditional party games like this for years without any problems.
Was this just a marketing ploy to drum up sales of party games?
As we said at the start of the last school year, few parents would see wearing ties at school as a safety issue. Millions of children have been wearing ties as part of their uniform for years without any problems.
Simple precautions such as removing the tie during laboratory work or around machinery make sense. But if the concern is really about children fighting, while clip-on ties may help, the real issue is discipline.
So HSE doesn’t ban school ties – it’s up to schools to make their own decisions about uniforms.
Come the summer sun and what tops off a great day out better than good, oldfashioned candyfloss?
But if you believe some newspaper headlines this beloved sweet treat is under threat – because of the dangers posed by the stick it is spun around.
The truth is that there are no health and safety laws banning candyfloss on a stick.
Is the traditional form of this sweet disappearing because it is easier to mass produce and store it in plastic bags? Who knows, but it certainly isn’t health and safety leaving anyone with a bad taste in their mouth.
Let us leave you with one thought – health and safety is about saving lives, not stopping them.
Please visit the Health & Safety Executive website for more lively examples http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/index.htm
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Oct 8, 2010 General News
Pendlewood are celebrating after once again being shortlisted for a leading business award!
Our long-standing commitment to the environment and running a sustainable, eco-friendly business has been rewarded as our Managing Director Alan Pendlewood has been nominated for the Environmental Champion award at the 2010 Lancashire Business Environment Awards. The awards are organised by Groundwork Pennine, who are the largest environmental charity in Lancashire. A swanky ceremony will be held on the October 21st at Ewood Park, home of Blackburn Rovers FC, where Pendlewood will battle it out with two other innovative, green companies in the hope of being awarded the prestigious title. The Environmental Champion is an award for which Groundworks describe the required criteria as “outstanding performance or influence by an individual who has led by example, encouraging others to become more environmentally aware and put a lot of time and effort into organising environmental projects in your workplace”
Pendlewood will be hoping for their second piece of silverware this year; back in March, in a stunning coup, we were named the 2010 Small Business of the Year at the BIBA’s (Be Inspired Business Awards), an event described by the Chamber of Commerce as the “Oscars of the North-West Business World”. Alan is determined to get the message across that this is a nomination for the company, rather than an individual award though. He explained: “I’m just a representative of the company really. The staff we have here is equally as passionate about the environment as I am and this is credit to everybody at Pendlewood”. Although keen to win again, Alan remains pleased that Pendlewood’s commitment to being environmentally aware has been recognised. He admitted: “It would be a real thrill for Pendlewood to be crowned Environmental Champions. However, win or not, there is a real delight at being recognised and shortlisted for this award. We have always been passionate about the environment and Pendlewood being regarded as a potential environmental champion feels like a real validation of our efforts.”
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