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  • Timberplay: Concrete as an alternative material in playgrounds
    Concrete as an alternative material in playgrounds
    Timberplay
    Famed for wooden play products, Timberplay also offers a range of concrete play pieces, all designed to capitalise on the strength and tactile nature of the material. The Stroking Stones have been a popular mainstay of the Timberplay collection for many years, and these have been joined by several other products, most recently the Concrete Rope...
    10 July 2018
  • Proludic: Proludic celebrates local business award
    Proludic celebrates local business award
    Proludic
    Proludic has recently recognised as a finalist from 28 category entries at the Nottingham Post Business Awards. Rob Baker, Managing Director, was presented with the award for being one of three companies nominated as a finalist in the Contribution to the Community category. He commented on this achievement by saying: "It is great to be recognised...
    06 June 2018
  • Timberplay: Timberplay helps make playground funding more accessible
    Timberplay helps make playground funding more accessible
    Timberplay
    Accessing funding for playground equipment has just been made easier thanks to a new initiative launched by Timberplay. Timberplay has joined forces with Safe Consultancy, a funding specialist aimed at helping not-for-profit organisations achieve their funding goals. The new partnership has opened the doors for schools, parish councils, community...
    30 May 2018
  • Proludic: New series of videos for groups looking for play funding
    New series of videos for groups looking for play funding
    Proludic
    Coming soon - a series of videos aimed at communities, charities and "Friends of" groups who need guidance to bring their playground projects to fruition. At Proludic, we are committed to providing all children with exciting and innovative play options....
    22 May 2018
  • Proludic: Proludic shortlisted for Nottingham Post Business Awards
    Proludic shortlisted for Nottingham Post Business Awards
    Proludic
    Proludic has announced that is has been shortlisted as a finalist for The Nottingham Post Business Awards 2018, under the 'Contribution to the Community Award' category. The Nottingham Post Business Awards aims to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies throughout Nottinghamshire who are putting...
    27 April 2018
  • Proludic: Play equipment designer Proludic celebrates 30 years
    Play equipment designer Proludic celebrates 30 years
    Proludic
    30 years ago, Denis Le Poupon - a landscaper then - manufactured a play structure for his wife’s school. At the time Denis was unaware of the significance of what he had produced, but effectively that marked the start of a lifetime's journey building the company known today as Proludic. Encouraged by the success of this design and enchanted by the...
    25 April 2018
  • Percussion Play launches new white papers library
    Percussion Play
    Percussion Play has launched a range of free white papers on various music, play and health-related topics. With fresh and engaging content, this collection of white papers are the result of extensive research. Designed to give readers knowledge as well as inspiration, these in-depth informational documents will define the benefits of music and...
    17 April 2018
  • Percussion Play: Percussion Play moves to new, larger premises
    Percussion Play moves to new, larger premises
    Percussion Play
    Percussion Play, the outdoor musical instrument manufacturer, is relocating to new, larger premises at the end of March. Managing Director, Jody Ashfield says: "Our amazing team is expanding and we needed a bigger space to operate in and so we're packing up and relocating both the workshop and office to a new location approximatley 3 miles away in...
    21 March 2018
  • M&M Timber invests in cutting edge machining technology
    M&M Timber
    M&M Timber continue to be at the forefront of timber machining technology with the recent investment in a state of the art CNC (computer numerical control) machine. CNC Machining is a process used in the manufacturing sector that involves the use of computers to control machine tools. The new Kimla BPF2650 4-axis router, purchased by M&M Timber...
    20 February 2018
  • Celebrating 25 years of RTC Safety Surfaces
    RTC Safety Surfaces
    How time flies when you are having fun! This year we are celebrating 25 years in the play industry, and claiming our place as one of the oldest playground surfacing companies in the UK. And we couldn’t be more excited! Established in 1993 our mission has always been to support communities in making the most of their outdoor space by helping...
    12 February 2018
  • Proludic: Got a New Year’s fitness resolution?
    Got a New Year’s fitness resolution?
    Proludic
    So, we have all been there…had a fantastic Christmas but perhaps over indulged in chocolates, mince pies, turkey and drinks. We are guessing some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are based around fitness and getting healthier and more active going into the new year. Whatever fitness targets you have set yourself, make sure your goals are...
    23 January 2018
  • Proludic: Here’s to a great 2018
    Here’s to a great 2018
    Proludic
    Happy New Year to all our valued partners and clients – we hope you had a brilliant Christmas and are ready for the new year ahead. We have kicked off 2018 in style here at Proludic. Each year we run a company day for all our staff where we reflect on 2017 and discuss our plans for 2018. However this is all done in typical Proludic fashion with...
    23 January 2018
  • Percussion Play: First ever public music park created in Lithuania
    First ever public music park created in Lithuania
    Percussion Play
    The first public music park in Lithuania recently opened in a city garden in Alytus - the largest city of Southern Lithuania. Working with the director of the Alytus Youth Symphony Orchestra “Svajone” - who plan to use the instruments for future outdoor lessons and concerts - a public music park has been created in the city garden, positioned near...
    30 November 2017
  • Percussion Play: Percussion Play launches new 'App'
    Percussion Play launches new 'App'
    Percussion Play
    Outdoor musical instruments manufacturer Percussion Play has launched a brand-new App for download. The App features 30+ videos and images of its world-renowned range of outdoor instruments plus comprehensive product information for landscape architects, playground designers, park and recreation professionals, care home operators, schools, and...
    16 November 2017
  • Percussion Play: New cruise ship has outdoor musical instruments onboard
    New cruise ship has outdoor musical instruments onboard
    Percussion Play
    Inside the Hollywood Conservatory – a tranquil top-deck retreat – is a wonderful indoor garden located 150 feet above the ocean. Guests will be able to have fun making their own music as they journey, no musical experience is necessary to play on the instruments which include; the popular Harmony Xylophone, huge Grand Marimba, colourful Capella...
    14 November 2017