Archive for May, 2015

Top Quality Carpet Fitting with These Trimming Knife Blades

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By following a set regime, carpet fitters can make sure they always work to a high standard. Taking responsibility for everything from training to the tools that you use should stand you in good stead. Knife-Point have taken a look at 5 points which are worth bearing in mind – including the use of trimming knife blades

Take Care to Select the Right Staff

Make sure you have the right team behind you. In all likelihood, you’ll be working with at least one other person – whether it’s for carpet fitting at commercial or domestic premises – so it pays to pick your staff wisely. If you have confidence in their ability and have made sure that they’re well trained, you shouldn’t run into any difficulties.

Tailor to the Size of the Job

For cost-effectiveness, you need to pick the size of your team appropriately. If you’re just fitting carpets for a couple of rooms in a small home, you’re not going to need more than a couple of pairs of hands. In contrast to this, if you’re working on a carpet refit for large commercial premises, then one or two people aren’t going to be enough for you to carry out the work quickly.

Great Materials Pay Dividends

Better materials will ensure a higher standard of completed work. This doesn’t mean that you have to spend a fortune on the products that you source; you just need to research where you get them from. By doing so, you’ll learn where you can get the best deals; both for your finances and those of your customers.

Trimming Knife Blades from Knife-Point

Making sure you have the right tools is perhaps the most important factor in any carpet fitting job. When cutting materials, it’s essential that you’re able to work precisely and for the implementation of the work there is no better product than Knife-Point’s trimming knife blades. With plenty of choice available to you – both in size and quantity – they’re sure to be ideal.

Customer Testimonials are Invaluable

With every job you work on you’ll want to make an impression and when you do this, it makes sense to record the happiness of the customer. Simply asking them to put a few words together for you is easy to do and it could well pay dividends for you in the long run. A great way to help you get repeat custom is through the publication of client testimonials on your website.

Excellent Trimming Knife Blades from Sheffield Supplier

Knife-Point also offer a number of other cutting tool ranges to their customers, as well as their trimming knife blades. Snap off blades and planer blades are two other examples of products that our popular with their clients. To find out more, why not give them a call today on 07737133030?

Written by Chris

May 26th, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Nottingham Wedding Photographer Engagement and Pre Wedding Photography

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As a professional wedding photographer in Nottinghamshire and Mansfield, I have come across lots of people who are slightly uncomfortable at having the camera pointed at them. It can be even more daunting to have someone you don’t know very well pointing that camera at you. That’s why I think it can be a good idea to schedule in a little pre-wedding photography session so that you can get to know me, get comfy with me, and allow me to get a feel for what you hope to achieve from your wedding photography on your big day.

A pre wedding or engagement photo shoot is a fantastic way to get you and your partner ready for your official wedding photography. Some people are total naturals when it comes to having their photo taken, and really enjoy the process. But for others, it can mean feeling a little self conscious and uncomfortable!

Steph and Joel’s Pre-Wedding Engagement Photography Session

This is a great example of an engagement shoot that I was lucky enough to capture in some beautiful photographs of a bride and groom to be. We ventured into a wild flower project run by Donaster Council, and then moved on to Kings Wood outside Bawtry to capture the golden glow from the setting sun. I’m particularly fond of the shot of Steph and Joel bathed in sunlight surrounded by an array of beautiful, colourful flowers. I love the way that the evening sun illuminates their figures and intensifies the vibrancy of the flowers.

Getting Used to Being in Front of the Camera

Pre-wedding or engagement photography sessions are a great way to ease you in to your wedding photography. Establishing a rapport is really important in helping you to achieve natural, relaxed wedding photography that you can look back on with pride. My aim is to put you at ease in front of the camera so that you can fully relax and enjoy being photographed. It’s also the perfect opportunity to have some fun, play around with ideas you may have, and find out exactly what works best for you!

Nottingham and Mansfield Wedding Photography

If you’d like a pre-wedding or engagement photo shoot, or you’re looking for a Nottingham wedding photographer, I can help. Please visit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for our 2015 brochure.

Sheffield City Centre Transformation Completion Date Announced

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Recent reports claim that the new and long awaited Sheffield retail quarter will be finished by 2021, including 50 new shops, 120 flats, and up to 2,300 car parking spaces. The scheme is set to cost a huge £480 million, but is estimated to create up to 2,500 new jobs in the area.

The director of capital and major projects Nalin Seneviratne said: “2019 is when the bulk of the scheme is going to be completed, the final parts by Easter 2010, it might even be by 2020.” He also commented that the timing was ‘perfect’ because it was post recession and the retail industry had changed.

Failed Sevenstone Scheme Replaced with New Plans

The designs will replace the failed Sevenstone scheme between Pinstone Street, Moorhead and Barker’s Pool, and residents have been urged to put their thoughts across in order to help to ‘shape’ the project before the outline plans are finalised. Councillor Leigh Bramall, cabinet member for business, said: “This is the chance for people to play a major part of what the city will look like in the next 20, 30, 40 and 50 years.”

Sheffield Residents Voice Scepticism

However, as we’ve mentioned before in previous blog posts, Sheffield residents seem to be incredibly dubious about whether or not the plans will actually be put into fruition, with one comment to the story simply reading ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’. Despite the positivity from Sheffield Council, however, the article in the Sheffield Star reveals that although there has been some interest from developers and retailers, the scheme is yet to confirm an investor.

Local People Contributing to Design

As professional shop sign makers in Sheffield, Image Sign Studio think that it’s an interesting idea to ask the residents of Sheffield to be able to contribute ideas towards the designs. The people of Sheffield really care about this space, and the new plans would mean that the city centre would have an amazing retail space. Plans also include a new cycle hub, facilities for ‘click and collect’ online ordering, and a food court.

Shop Sign Makers in Sheffield

Image Sign Studio are experts in shop signs Sheffield and welcome the new plans to bring more retail outlets to the city centre. Putting Sheffield on the map as a desirable shopping location to rival that of Leeds and Birmingham is a really fantastic idea, and they sincerely hope that the plans and developments are a viable and realistic way to rejuvenate the centre of Sheffield.

Written by Chris

May 26th, 2015 at 11:41 am

Pre-Wedding ‘Getting Ready’ Images from Wedding Photography Nottinghamshire

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As a professional wedding photographer in Nottinghamshire, I really enjoy capturing the ‘getting ready’ moments before a wedding. There’s something really personal and beautiful about documenting the excitement and anticipation of the run up to the big event, and I feel honoured to be able to capture these private moments in my wedding photography. It’s becoming more and more popular to not only capture intimate moments at your wedding, but to document the getting ready stage using candid wedding photography too.

‘Getting Ready’ Photo Tips

If you plan on inviting your wedding photographer to take some pre-wedding photos such as these, there are some things that you can do to ensure that you get the best shots. Of course, the morning of your wedding is likely to be slightly manic, and there may well be a bit of a mess going on in the area that you’re trying to get organised in. But try your best to keep it as tidy and uncluttered as is possible, the last thing you want is to see is empty pizza boxes! You could also coordinate your dressing gown or pyjamas to match your wedding colour scheme, this way you’ll tie the pre-wedding photos in with the ones from the rest of the day, creating a seamless continuation of images.

Candid ‘Make Up’ Mirror Shot

This is a great shot of a bride to be carefully applying her make up in the mirror. It’s a really intimate and personal photograph, capturing the careful preparation for, and quiet anticipation of the ceremony. I really like the way that she is reflected in the mirror in this photograph; it adds another dimension to the picture and suggests the candid capture of a private moment in the run up to the main event.

Series of Pre-Wedding ‘Getting Ready’ Images

This example of a pre wedding ‘getting ready’ photograph documents the transformation of the bride through the use of three images side by side. I love the way that in the first image the subject looks directly into the camera with her hair gently falling over her face. The second image depicts a makeup artist carefully applying her lipstick, with closed shadowed eyes and flawless skin. I particularly like the third image, which is a close up of her glossy brown hair, teased into beautiful shiny curls that cascade down her back; a beautiful and striking contrast to the white of her wedding gown.

If you’re looking for an experienced and professional wedding photographer Nottingham, James Davies can help.

Crafting Essentials Such as Stanley Knife Blades

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Craft-making is a source of joy to many people and can be rewarding work to do. If you’re one of the individuals who have an interest in this hobby, there are a number of tips you can follow to ensure that any work you do is of the highest quality.

One essential way to ensure success is through the tools you use, as this will have a big influence on both accuracy and end results – Stanley knife blades are ideal. With that in mind, Knife-Point have put together a detailed guide surrounding how they can help – and offered some other helpful tips too.

Get Top Quality Materials

Taking card-making as an example, it’s worth researching both the quality of the card you’re buying and where you can get the most aesthetically-pleasing accessories for them. The better quality the materials you buy to make your products with, the better standard they’re likely to be upon completion.

Set Out Your Aims

Before you start out with any new crafting task, it can be beneficial to set out exactly what it is that you want to achieve. If you’re producing an item for a client for example, you may feel that precision is of paramount importance. Or, if it’s just for your own enjoyment, you’ll probably be able to relax more and experiment.

Be Versatile

Particularly for those who create craft items as a career, it’s important that you stand out from your competitors. What is that you can offer that other people can’t? Why would they choose to purchase your products over the company they’d normally go to? It’s essential to stamp your own individual style on the products you produce, as this will help you to eclipse competitors.

Use Stanley Knife Blades

Knife-Point’s Swann Morton and Stanley knife blades are the ideal cutting tools for those carrying out hobbycrafting tasks. This supplier stocks both product ranges in abundance, offering great choice when it comes to both the quantities you’re purchasing and the blade sizes that you need. Products from both of these manufacturers are always sure to impress.

Take Joy from Your Work

One of the best pieces of advice Knife-Point offer is to simply enjoy what you do. Whether you’re crafting as a hobby or for a paid job, you’re far more likely to create better products if you take pride and happiness from the work you do. Passion goes a long way and it’s always worth keeping that in mind. planer blades

Swann Morton Blades from Knife-Point

Knife-Point’s Swann Morton and Stanley knife blades are only some of the many tools they supply. You can also get trimming knife blades and snap off blades from them too.

To find out more about any of the products mentioned here, you can give them a call today. You can do so by ringing 0114 250 7555. Alternatively, why not drop them an email to sales@knife-point.co.uk?

Written by Chris

May 15th, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Improve Your Website SEO with These 5 Helpful Tips

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Adapting to SEO trends remains a constant challenge. Yet it needn’t be something that causes frustration. By sticking to clear, concise strategy you can look forward to improved web rankings – and ultimately more genuine traffic to your site.

You can minimise the impact of algorithm changes by taking care to publish optimised, organic, useful content on your site. Not only will this always be well-received by Google; it will also retain customers visiting your site for longer (also great for SEO).

Whether you’re looking for one-off SEO site work, or ongoing content production, you need to make sure that you pick the right company to carry out the work for you. As Sheffield SEO experts, Seven Creative are well-placed to help:

Have a Clear Idea of Your Goals

For your SEO campaign, make sure that you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve before you start. If you work within a competitive trade, for example, you’ll be more likely to see page 1 results by targeting one of your niche services. Similarly, adding a geographical focus to your activity can also help you maximise the benefits of SEO.

You Must See SEO as a Long-Term Marketing Strategy

It’s essential that you remain patient with this digital marketing strategy. For monthly campaigns in particular, it needs to be something that you invest in for the long term. A re-work of your website can improve your positions fairly quickly depending on how competitive your keywords are, but if you then don’t continue to add regular, organic content -whilst your competitors do – you’ll soon find yourself sliding back down the SERP’s.

Detailed Monthly Reports Are a Must

SEO needn’t be all smoke and mirrors. If you’ve had a bad experience with paid services previously, that will only be heightened. A company that provides you with detailed, transparent, monthly reports can be worth their weight in gold; and you’d be wise to choose such a firm to carry out any SEO work that you need.

Regular Blogging is Vital

Don’t underestimate the importance of business blogging, which can be great for your brand image. When optimised correctly, this content is perhaps the most important factor with relation to how the Google Algorithm deciphers your website.

Engaging news articles, case studies and blog articles are the best way to show the search engines that you have something of value to offer on your site, so this really is an opportunity not to be missed.

Make Sure New Content is Optimised

Whenever it comes to adding new content to your site, make sure that it’s optimised for the search engines. If you’ve hired an SEO company for one-off site work but now want to try it yourself, it’s essential to maintain good practices such as adding descriptions and alternative title text to any new images you add to your site.

SEO Experts in Sheffield

Maintaining practices such as the ones mentioned here will stand you in good stead for your SEO campaign. To implement the strategy, it’s well worth hiring professionals Seven Creative, who are here to help.

Their SEO experts in Sheffield can provide you with engaging web copy; that will stand the test of Google updates to fire you up the rankings – and then keep you there. You can get in touch with them today on 0114 383 0711 to find out more.

Make the Most of Your Retail Premises with a New Shop Sign Sheffield

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As professional shop sign makers in Sheffield, Image Sign Studio has put together a list of the top 5 reasons to enhance your retail premises with a new shop sign Sheffield.

Increase Your Sales with a Great Shop Sign!

A professional looking and well designed shop sign Sheffield can effectively increase your sales by attracting more customers and increasing your potential audience. They can also educate your target audience about the goods and services you have to offer, encouraging them to buy.

Keep Up With the Competition

There is often a great deal of competition between retailers in heavily populated urban areas, making it really important to ensure that your retail premises keeps up with the competition. If you’re surrounded by well presented, professional looking shops, you need to make sure that you have a chance of standing out from the crowd with a great shop sign.

Brand Promise

Your shop sign is a direct reflection of the brand message that you are trying to convey. A professional looking well made shop sign will effectively convey the promise of your brand, and the high standards of your business. On the other hand, an old sign with a worn appearance and faded images or lettering will send out a negative message to your customers and potential customers. A poor sign will give the impression that your products and services are also poor, but a great sign will give the impression that your products and services are great too.

Attract New Customers

Shop signs for physical premises are effective because they act as a guidepost to guide your customers to your shop. A good shop sign will be eye-catching and have the ability to draw in new customers, whether on foot or driving by. Passersby will be immediately drawn to your premises, and if they like what they see, they will be more likely to browse and buy.

Shop Signs Sheffield

Image Sign Studio have the skills and experience to design and manufacture a wide variety of shop signs in Sheffield, from illuminated shop signs to 3D shop signs. They offer a range of business and commercial signage solutions to businesses all over the city, and they can help you too. Call us on 0114 261 7617 to get in touch and chat to a member of our friendly team.

Fantastic Snap Off Blades

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Fantastic Snap Off Blades

Knife-Point are continuing to provide their customers with top quality blades; as they always come with superior standards attached to them. That is particularly true of their snap off blades, which form one of their showcase product ranges. Transferable across a number of trades, it’s easy to see why they’ve become so popular.

Made in the City of Steel

Since as early as the 19th century, Sheffield has been notorious for its steel production. So much so that it earned the nickname of the ‘Steel City’. With that in mind, you can always be sure that Knife-Point’s knives – that have been made in Sheffield – will be of industry-leading quality. Through use of the most innovative manufacturing methods, they continue to stand ahead of the competitive market.

Snap Off Blades for the Required Profession

Another great quality attached to Knife-Point’s snap off blades is that they’re transferrable across a variety of different professions. Flooring, roofing, packaging and crafts are all trades that can benefit from these blades; but it’s graphic artists that often feel the most benefit of these tools. Thanks to their relatively small size, they suit the industry because of the precise cutting they enable.

Always Great Choice

As is the case with all of Knife-Point’s knife blades, great choice is provided to you with this range. No matter the specific quantities or sizes you’re searching for, they’re sure to have them in stock for you. By making such a variety of options available to you this company continue to remain confident that you’ll begin to use them as your regular supplier.

This Supplier Has a Great Reputation

Knife-Point don’t take their reputation lightly. Quite simply, they’ve become the leading Sheffield-based supplier of knife blades because the service they provide is entirely unrivalled. With over 30 years of experience in the industry their knowledge has progressed even further as knife manufacturing has continued to evolve; and they always do their utmost to keep up with progressing trends.

Tempered and Hardened Steel

Part of the reason Knife-Point’s snap off blades continue to remain ahead of the competitive market is due to the way that they’re manufactured. By stocking blades made from hardened and tempered carbon steel, they’re able to guarantee that their tools can stand even the most heavy duty tasks and remain impeccable throughout.

Trimming Knife Blades and More from Knife-Point

To find out more about these or any of the many other knife blades available at Knife-Point why not get in touch? No matter your requirements, they’re sure to be able to help. They stock snap off blades like the ones mentioned here; as well as tools from well-recognised suppliers such as Swann Morton and Stanley. Don’t forget to check out their trimming knife blades too.

You can use either 0114 2507554 or 07737133030 to reach them. Alternatively, you can email them your enquiry to sales@knife-point.co.uk.

Written by Chris

May 1st, 2015 at 2:43 pm