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  • 16 December 2016 12:47 PM | Tracie Davey


    We aim to get it right first time, and here's how 



    At Tenkay Electronics, we are occasionally asked why we do not have 100% Inspection of our products. 100% Inspection is often seen as the only way to ensure that fault free, quality products reach the customer. This is not necessarily true with practitioners suggesting that 100% Inspection is only about 87% effective. This is just not good enough for us at Tenkay. Here we use a multipath approach to inspection and testing.

    Shigeo Shingo is considered by many to have been the world's leading expert manufacturing practitioner and the force behind the Toyota Production System, Poka-yoke (Error Proof) and Just-In-Time methods.

    In his opinion, there are three types of inspection and we use a combination of these three. He believes there is Judgement Inspection, inspections that discover defects; Informative Inspection, inspections that reduce defects; and finally, Source Inspection, inspections that eliminate defects.

    To find out more about these inspection methods and how we put them into practice at Tenkay Electronics click here

    If you need to subcontract part of your manufacturing process and need a reliable partner, call us today to see what we can do.



  • 16 December 2016 12:40 PM | Tracie Davey

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  • 16 December 2016 12:25 PM | Tracie Davey

    Christmas Trading Arrangements 2016/17

    We would like to inform you of our trading arrangements for the forthcoming Christmas and New period

    ·         Final orders for 2016 can be placed on Thursday 22nd December and will be delivered on Friday 23rd December

    ·         Orders placed on Friday 23rd December or over the Christmas period will be delivered on Wednesday 4th January 2017

    ·         Sales and customer service operations will close at 5pm on Friday 23rd December, 
    re-opening on Tuesday 3rd January 2017

    ·         Orders placed online between Friday 23rd December and Tuesday 3rd January will be delivered on Wednesday 4th January 2017

    As is normal during the first few days of January we anticipate a significant increase in the volume of orders received. Whilst every effort will be made to ensure that the volume of orders does not adversely affect delivery times, we would ask for your patience and support during the initial trading days for January.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries regarding these arrangements.


    Thank you for your continued support during 2016 and we very much look forward to continuing our partnership into 2017.

  • 16 December 2016 12:21 PM | Tracie Davey


    Finding the right IT partner is crucial in allowing you to maximise your business potential and concentrate on your key goals. Our aim at Logic is to ensure that your IT works for you in exactly the way you want it to, no fuss, no worries, no stress.

    We offer a range of services including cloud systems, superior security packages, consultancy, helpdesk support, disaster recovery, printers, telephone systems and consultancy. Our proactive monitoring systems allow us to find faults before they cause you a problem and our security package will keep your data safe and secure.

    Business Park clients are eligible for special offers, including the first month of IT support free.  No tie ins or onerous contracts allowing you to retain control of your choice of provider.

    Please feel free to contact us on 01273 784900 or email for a friendly chat about your needs. 

  • 01 December 2016 11:34 AM | Tracie Davey
    Celebrate the festive season at The New Sussex Hotel in Lancing 

    Please click here to download the New Sussex Christmas Party Menu 

    Please click here to download the New Sussex Christmas Day Menu

    For more information:

    Fiona & Andrew Kempa

    The New Sussex Hotel

    Tel no: 01903 763344

  • 01 December 2016 11:24 AM | Tracie Davey
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    Nissan’s Qashqai commitment secures 7,000 Sunderland jobs

    Nissan has confirmed it will build the new Qashqai model - as well as the X-Trail SUV - at its Sunderland plant, securing 7,000 jobs ...


    UK manufacturing picks up in September, ONS figures show

    Manufacturing growth sped up in September, as UK factories continued to pick up from a sharp post-referendum drop, official figures show ...


    UK industrial output falls unexpectedly in September

    Britain’s industrial sector shrank unexpectedly in September as North Sea oil shutdowns dragged output lower, weighing on the broader economy in the third quarter ...


    UK manufacturers putting off investment plans, poll shows

    British manufacturers have fanned fears that the economy is heading for a slowdown in 2017 after a survey showed a rise in factory bosses putting off plans to increase investment ...


    The state of the UK car industry after Brexit

    In this piece, James Ash from looks at what the European Union referendum result means for the car industry in the UK ...


    Britain’s manufacturing sector is changing beyond all recognition

    POLITICIANS of all stripes agree: Britain needs more manufacturing. George Osborne, the previous chancellor of the exchequer, promised that the country would be “carried aloft by the march of the makers” ...


  • 01 December 2016 11:22 AM | Tracie Davey

    US Election – BREXIT plus plus 
    Commentary from Ian Poysden, MD, IEP Financial on Presidential Election Result

    This is not the first politically-inspired rapid response note that I have written this year and it might well not be the last, given the Italian Referendum still to come in December. That potential “game-changer” will have to wait as today the big news is obviously over the successful campaign of Donald Trump that takes him to the White House and the Republican “clean sweep” of the House of Representatives and Congress. This was not the outcome that most commentators and financial markets were expecting, but there was certainly a view that Trump’s campaign and broad appeal was being underestimated.
    We will follow up with more detailed commentary in the next few days, as there will be political and market responses that need greater evaluation
    Looking forward further than this week, it appears to us that this is not the major negative for markets and the global economy that many will try and say that it is. It is abundantly clear that change is necessary and that is what the electorates of the UK and US have voted for. We now watch the aforementioned Italian Referendum and elections in France and Germany next year with keener interest. Of course, we will have to see the finer details of Trump’s plans and work out how acceptable they will be to the wider Republican Party, but this could well end up being a better medium term outcome than the “more of the same” option that Clinton had put forward.

    IEP Financial is authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

  • 01 December 2016 11:07 AM | Tracie Davey


    Since 2012, more than 5.4 million workers have been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension by almost 61,000 employers. By the time the process is complete in 2018, it is estimated that around 9 million workers will either be newly saving or saving more into a workplace pension thanks to the policy. 

    The latest round of advertising from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) focusses on ‘micro’ employers, such as families who hire a nanny or a Ltd company with one employee other than a Director. The same rules apply to these employees as to those from bigger businesses. If you don’t enrol them into a suitable pension scheme – you will be liable for a fine from TPR. So far 26,000 notices have been handed out for late compliance but only 5% of these have escalated to tribunal stage. Reasons given for non-compliance include a member of staff being ill, relying on someone else to do the work, not receiving any information and companies making a mistake. For clarity, none of these are valid reasons and will not count in your favour at a tribunal!

    The only way to avoid a fine is to ensure you are ready to enrol your employees in time for your staging date. We advise a minimum of 6 months preparatory time to look into your options and discuss with your employees the process and your plans. Below is a reminder on the enrolment criteria:

    • Be aged between 22 and state pension age
    • Earn at least £10,000 a year
    • Work in the UK

    For more information on Auto Enrolment or to have one of our advisers present to you and your employees the process, please contact us on or call 01273 208813.

    Our Auto Enrolment key fact guide can be found here.

  • 01 December 2016 10:14 AM | Tracie Davey

    Airport Expansion News
    It was disappointing news when Government announced that it still favours expansion at Heathrow over Gatwick.

    A strong argument has been put forward by many, including the CWS Partnership that a second runway at Gatwick is the right and truly deliverable option and that case will continue to be made.
    Find out what others have to say... 
    Despite the announcement, Gatwick continues to grow through increased passenger numbers, new airline route development and its ongoing capital investment programme 


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    Work continues at a pace to deliver the Coastal STEMfest, a two month celebration of science that will culminate at the lively BigBang@Butlin's on the 14th March 2017.  This interactive festival aims to enthuse the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

    Delivered by STEMSussex, this is the 2nd Coastal STEMfest that is being supported by all the Coastal Local Authorities and other partners to be delivered in the area.


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    Understanding Tourism
    Coastal West Sussex has commissioned a series of reports from Tourism South East which aims to understand the current tourism landscape and future opportunities for the whole of the area. 

    This includes accommodation, visitor attractions and recommendations for a cohesive marketing approach. 

    The final reports will be published at the end of 2016 and will be available on the CWS website 



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