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N45 engine from FPT Industrial powers the 2019 'Tractor of the Year'

FPT Industrial has much to celebrate today at EIMA International trade fair in Bologna (Italy). The jury awarded its "Tractor of the Year®" (TOTY) 2019 prize to the Case IH Maxxum 145 Multicontroller tractor, commanding both “its engine power as well as its efficient fuel consumption,” guaranteed by FPT Industrial’s N45 engine.

Established in 1998 by Italian magazine "Trattori", the TOTY awards recognize European innovations in the tractor market segment. The jury consisted of around 20 international journalists representing some of Europe’s most influential agricultural magazines.

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Finance firm looks to the future hiring five young new starters

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), is committed to building the next generation of finance brokers after employing five new members of staff all under the age of 23.

University graduates Sam Greasley, Harry Krikken, Charlie Hubble, Ryan Walker and Liam Delaney were all hired this month as the broker continues its talent development scheme to help boost its national coverage. 

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York Handmade plays pivotal role in new art and design technology centre

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a pivotal role in the creation of the new Art and Design Technology Centre at Pocklington School, near York.

York Handmade, based at Alne, near Easingwold, supplied 31,000 bricks for the exterior of the new £3.25 million building, together with 4,300 terracotta tiles for the interior floor.

The contract is worth £78,000 for York Handmade, one of the leading independent brickmakers in the UK.

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Lead by example to enhance site safety

According to stats released today by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there were 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2017/18, with workplace injury and illness costing the economy around £15bn a year. 

Bradley Markham, director at Bull Products, believes strong leadership is crucial to enhancing health and safety performance on site. He shares his leadership tips and the vital actions to take to ensure health and safety remains front of mind.

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A13 Sadlers Farm earthworks by Mick George

The latest section of remedial works on the A13 / A130 Sadlers Farm ‘interchange’ is underway, one-year after initially being identified for upgrades in a series of routine inspections completed by Essex County Council.

Earthworks specialist Mick George Ltd will imminently begin enabling works on behalf of principal contractor Balfour Beatty PLC.

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