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14/12/2018

The Future of Smart Cities

Most of us are living in an ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) generation, where devices on closed private internet connections communicate with others, creating a world that is so much more connected than ever before. In fact, in the UK alone in 2018, 90% of adults were recent internet users, up 1% from 89% in 2017 (ONS, 2018). The digital phenomenon is becoming more prevalent for all of us, especially the younger generation, but how is this going to impact us going forward? Are we going to see a further increase in digital activity or is the phenomena going to stabilise, possibly decrease?

28/08/2018

Does the future lie in Exam Results?

As thousands of school children throughout the UK opened their GCSE and A-Level exam results this month, some were celebrating whilst for others, it may have felt like the end of the world by not achieving their desired grades. Receiving exam results can be a stressful time for any individual and their family but it got me thinking, is it really worth the stress?

05/07/2018

When in Rome…

“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” A famous saying purporting the idea that when you are in an unfamiliar situation, you should follow the lead of those who know the ropes.

25/06/2018

What makes a good business, great?

All it takes is one person to come up with an idea to turn it into something great, but what happens when there’s a team of people working together?

22/06/2018

ESF Opens First American Office

NEWTOWNABBEY based Environmental Street Furniture (ESF) has announced the opening of their first office in the United States of America. Simultaneously, the company’s Stellar Solar Smart Bench was launched in New York City by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, as part of the Smart Cities campaign.

12/06/2018

ESF triumphs at local and national awards

Environmental Street Furniture is no stranger to industry success but the supplier and designer of street, themed and solar powered products has taken the local and national stages by storm in recent weeks by winning not one, but two prestigious industry awards. Excellence in Exporting.

25/04/2018

It’s Awards Season at ESF

wards season is in full swing here at ESF and we are delighted to be shortlisted for not one, but FIVE prestigious industry awards taking place in the next two weeks.

21/04/2018

The iDEAL Exhibition

Ideal: ‘A person or thing regarded as perfect.’ Oxford English Dictionary. I think we will all agree that there’s not much in life that is perfect, but when it comes to exhibitions tailored for the theme park industry then Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure (DEAL) Show is ideal.

09/04/2018

A Change of Office Scenery at 36,000ft

As I pack my bags before heading off to the annual Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Show (DEAL), I do the routine checks - laptop, iPad, iPhone, email boarding pass… check! It strikes me that when I attended my first exhibition many years ago, I left the house with my trusty Filofax diary, a notepad for taking down the details of important contacts and I may not have spoken to my family until I arrived in Dubai and located a public telephone...

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