Posts By: David

Blue Light Services signs joint venture to meet increased demand for bespoke ambulance conversions

Blue Light Services Specialist Vehicles Limited (BLS), a leading ambulance conversion company in the UK supplying vehicles to over 75 private ambulance companies and the NHS have entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with Rodriguez Lopez Auto (RLA) in order to increase the supply of vehicles and meet the demands of the increasing client base… Read more »

Kromek awarded £1.7m contract from UK government-related customer

Kromek, a leading developer of radiation and bio-detection technology solutions for the advanced imaging and CBRN detection segments, has been awarded a contract worth £1.7m from an existing UK government-related customer. The contract is for the provision of CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) detection products and services. It is to be delivered over the… Read more »

Police Federation of England and Wales names new National Chair

National Board member and Firearms & Taser Lead Steve Hartshorn has been confirmed as the second National Chair to be voted in by police officers in England and Wales. Steve joined the Metropolitan Police in 1995, before moving to the Met’s Firearms Command. He became a Federation rep because he wanted to help colleagues that… Read more »

Dorset Police appoints a new Chief Officer for the Special Constabulary

Ryan Howell has been appointed Chief Officer of the Dorset Police Special Constabulary after a selection and recruitment process overseen by Assistant Chief Constable Steve Lyne. Ryan started his policing career in 2005 when he joined Gloucestershire Constabulary as a Special Constable. He then joined West Midlands Police, in 2009, as a Crime Scene Investigator… Read more »

Venari Group starts building ambulances for Ukraine

Emergency vehicle manufacturer, Venari Group, has commenced the production of an undisclosed volume of military grade ambulances which will be imminently deployed to Ukraine to support the brave medics working on the frontline. The Ukrainian Embassy in London contacted Venari’s CEO, Oliver North, through local MP Andrew Percy just last week, and following a thorough… Read more »

Funding enhances Scottish Ambulance Service’s mental health provision

The Scottish Ambulance Service has been provided with £1.6m by the Scottish Government over the last three years as part of its Mental Health Strategy. The funding has supported mental health care initiatives, including establishing and staffing mental health triage cars, and boosting the care and support offered to individuals and communities. This investment supports… Read more »

Joint police and fire HQ provides fresh challenge for social enterprise

Nottinghamshire-based social enterprise Pulp Friction was set up to provide people with disabilities the chance to gain work experience in a busy kitchen. The project first began in the canteen at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, in November 2015, with help from Station Manager Chris Emmott. In recent years, Pulp Friction also had a… Read more »