C12 announce they are back at TPS 2016

Building on the success  of  the  last year’s raffle of donated  prints by photographers   from  West Midlands  and  beyond,   which  generated almost£1400 to support  Disabled Photographers   Society, C12 is coming back to The Photography Show again this year.

C12 is a group of volunteering  photographers lead by Agi Ch focused on support for those who  want to pursue photography and   are in  need of  specialist equipment  to do so.

C12 will hold an exhibition of donated  prints under the Capture Birmingham weekend   celebrating photography in Birmingham  (19-­20  March) held at the brand new Resorts World Birmingham and sell raffle tickets  to  win one of the donated  prints on the   DPS  stand at the Photography Show (19‐22  March) and also through Frame Creatives website. All raised funds go to The Disabled  Photographers Society.

The Draw will take place on the Live Stage on the  22nd March 2016 at 1.30pm.

Facebook   link:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1549183052025494/

Capture   Birmingham:   http://www.capturebirmingham.org/speakers/c12/


Print Making in the Somerset Levels

Print Making in the Somerset Levels, we Interview Myrtle Pizzey, winner of the Strathmore Artist Papers Best Work in Show at the SGFA (Society of Graphic Fine Art – The Drawing Society) annual exhibition 2015


Good news for procurement and product manufacturers in the security industries.


Successful trial and launch of the new PSSA Verification Scheme module Year-long trials with leading suppliers of high security products and installation services of the new PSSA (Perimeter Security Suppliers Association) Verification Scheme module for Installation Services have proven the value and importance of this part of the Scheme which launches at Transec this year.  For product manufacturers as well as procurement buyers, this news is a welcome and timely announcement.

With current security worries, the PSSA Scheme is there to help companies of all sizes ensure not only their workforce is protected, but their clients, their installations and the resultant security outcomes are assured. It also has the potential to make a meaningful contribution to national security.” Steve Munden, PSSA Verification Scheme Manager.

So what is the PSSA Verification Scheme and who needs it?

Suppliers of high security products or installation services, will benefit from ensuring they meet the requirements of the PSSA Verification Scheme which will inevitably open up the market as a preferred supplier.

I would like to see other companies in our marketplace sign up to it, to put us all on a level playing field.” Terry Jones, Sales and SHEQ Director, Allens Total Perimeter Security, sponsor of ‘World of Perimeter Security’ at Transec. “Unlike some other accreditation schemes, the PSSA scheme does have meaning. We will be using it as part of our marketing, demonstrating our abilities. Achieving verification is a reward to our people too. Having an accredited quality system, regularly audited, means we have minimum standard we are always working to.”

The new PSSA Verification Scheme module is an important tool for anyone responsible for protecting businesses or critical national infrastructure from hazards, threats, risks or loss and their potential impacts. The Scheme ensures that products and installation services have been independently examined for security, operational and safety aspects.  Having a PSSA certificate is testimony that companies are capable of consistently meeting customer and legal requirements as part of their overall business management systems and processes. For suppliers this means independent assurance of their compliance and continuous improvement of performance.

But the main benefit is for those responsible for ensuring that CNI or high value sites are protected. For the first time a recognised Scheme is available that independently assures that appropriate products are deployed which are installed correctly and designed to meet specific Operational Requirements.

How is it assessed?

A simple four step process which assesses installation has proven to be a very effective way of ensuring products, installation & security outcomes are safe and assured. It is not a pass or fail event but a pathway to improving perimeter security by providing and installing high quality products

The PSSA Verification Scheme process was useful and constructive, I would recommend it to other contractors who want to raise the bar on their own business and set themselves apart.” Maurice Hickman, Sales and Marketing Director, J B Corrie & Co Ltd

For more information http://www.pssaverification.com/

To book a consultation call Steve Munden on 0118 977 8581  http://www.pssaverification.com/contact-us/

For a free initial consultation to find out why you should be registered with the Scheme or how it can help your risk mitigation, visit their stand B37 at Transec.


The Perimeter Security Suppliers Association (PSSA) is the trade association representing companies involved in the design, manufacture and supply of perimeter products and services that provide the highest levels of physical protection against terrorist or criminal attack involving the use of extreme force or explosives. http://www.pssaverification.com/buyers-users/


Steve Munden is the PSSA Verification Scheme Manager. He is also Managing Director of Business Keys Limited, which operates the Verification Scheme on behalf of the industry.  www.businesskeys.co.uk

Direct line: 0118 977 8581 Mobile: 07881848584



Will you be one of the 20,000? Share your earliest photo of you at school.

RedEarth education Donate a pound to support

RedEarth education Donate a pound to support

RedEarth education share your photo and nominate three friends

RedEarth education share your photo and nominate three friends

Can you find your earliest photo of you at school? Post online and nominate three friends to do that same. Donate just £1 to Redearth’s Just1Chance campaign to raise valuable funds for children.

Redearth Education have launched JUST1CHANCE fundraising campaign. 

So hunt out your photos, share, donate and post this: ‘I nominate X, Y and Z to post the earliest photo you can find of you or a family member at school. Let’s share our early school memories and help support education in Uganda! I’ve donated £1 to Redearth’s Just1Chance campaign. Text REDE00(zero zero) followed by £1 to 70070 and donate Just£1 to give a child Just1Chance at a quality, life-changing education.’

They are hoping to raise £20,000 by encouraging 20,000 people to take part and to donate just £1 each.

www.redeartheducation.co.uk  on facebook https://www.facebook.com/redeartheducation  on twitter https://twitter.com/_redearth_

Redearth Education Reg.Charity No: 1119615