Win £5000 of
Canon camera equipment in the Made in Britain Photography Awards
PHOTOGRAPHERS of all ages
are invited to train their lenses on British manufacturing in the
EEF Made in Britain Photography Awards competition.
Winners will share a prize fund of £5000 worth of photographic
equipment from lead sponsor Canon and bask in the national spotlight
at a Westminster awards reception in December 2013.
The awards are free to enter in three categories: professional,
amateur and young people (14 to 19). And this year, for the 1st time,
there is a parallel competition for images taken with mobile
EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, is seeking images of
manufacturing that feature British products, components or
processes. Subjects can range from traditional to high-tech
manufacturing and could portray any part of the journey in
inventing, designing or making British products.
Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive of EEF, said:- "With these
awards we want to celebrate creativity on both sides of the camera
lens. Our aim is to show the country the breadth and scope of
British manufacturing, captured in stunning images.
This extraordinary industry is increasingly important to the British
economy and deserves a higher profile." EEF has teamed up with the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing
Group, which is encouraging businesses that support its Made by
Britain initiative to open up their facilities to photographers
wishing to enter the award.
Barrie Street, Manufacturing Business Development Manager, Canon UK
& Europe, said:- "Canon's continued sponsorship of the Made in
Britain Photography Awards is part of our ongoing commitment to the
manufacturing industry, and valued partnership with EEF. Innovation
lies at the very heart of Britain's manufacturing industry and these
awards will showcase its many facets through the power of image."
Also supporting are Lombard and The ERA Foundation as category
sponsors, and other partners include:- The Guild of Photographers,
The Digital Asset Lab, The Manufacturer magazine and The Times
The EEF photography awards, now in their fourth year, aim to raise
the profile of UK manufacturing by showing the industry's ingenuity,
creativity, technology and pride through inspiring photography.
The closing date is 30 September 2013, with entries shortlisted by a
panel of photographic and industry experts in October, and shortlist
announced in November. The winners will be announced at a
celebration event in Westminster in December. The gallery of winning
and shortlisted images will be showcased around the UK throughout
Entry is free. Visit the EEF
website, or call:- 020 7654 1501.
Commissioner launches hunt for
Joint Audit Committee chair
THE Lancashire's Police and
Crime Commissioner and the Constabulary's Chief Constable are
looking to recruit a new independent chairman for their Joint Audit
Committee. Clive Grunshaw and Steve Finnigan are looking for
an enthusiastic, high calibre and experienced individual to take
control of the Joint Audit Committee; a committee which plays a
vital role in ensuring public money is spent wisely and the proper
controls are in place. It is the role of the Committee to
independently ensure both the Police and Crime Commissioner's office
Constabulary have the correct governance, risk, internal control and
financial management arrangements in place. The role of independent
Audit Chair is for a period of 5 years. Remuneration is
approximately £5000 a year for carrying out this function, and the
Committee meets at least four times per year. All the Audit
Committee's meetings are open to the public, and the next is set to
be held at Lancashire County Council's offices on 1 July 2013, with
further meetings scheduled for September and December. Anyone
interested in applying for the role can find out more and download
an information pack by logging on to:-
lancashire-pcc.gov.uk or apply
Final chance for
those affected by allergies to get their views heard in Liverpool
THE Anaphylaxis Campaign is
recruiting for a vital focus group key to the world's biggest ever
study of food allergies. The European Commission sponsored research
project Allergic Reactions in the Community (AlleRic) launched in
March 2013, is being spearheaded by the University of Manchester,
has a budget of around €9million and will involve the world's
leading experts in the UK, Europe, Australia and US, including the
UK based patient charity, the Anaphylaxis Campaign.
Up to 20 million European citizens suffer from food allergy. However
management of food allergy by individuals, healthcare professionals
and industry is thwarted by lack of information to either prevent
food allergy developing, or protect adequately those who are already
allergic. The research project aims ultimately to design and enforce
regulations on food manufacturing and inform health and nutritional
advice for allergy sufferers, as well as wider groups including
non-allergic pregnant women and young children.
The study's leader, Professor Clare Mills, part of the Allergy and
Respiratory Centre of The University of Manchester's Institute of
Inflammation and Repair, said;- "This is a massive research
project which will have far reaching consequences for consumers and
food producers. The evidence base and tools that result from this
will support more transparent precautionary 'may contain' labelling
of allergens in foods which will make life easier for allergy
sufferers as they try to avoid problem foods."
Nigel lives in Liverpool and has a nut allergy. He is also a
practising Doctor. He said:- "My allergy to nuts has had a big
impact on my life since it was first identified as a child. Unless I
eat food which is prepared at home, I need to be constantly aware of
the ingredients. Everything bought in a shop and everything eaten in
a restaurant needs to be checked before I can eat it. Carrying
adrenaline around with you all the time is a nuisance and if I
forget it, I won't eat until I arrive back home… All..."
[the times I
have been hospitalised] "... have… been the result of misinformation
regarding the ingredients of food I have eaten. A lot of
current food labelling is lazy and meaningless. I need to know
definitely, one way or the other, whether the food I intend to eat
contains nuts or not. 'May contain'
labelling is pointless and potentially dangerous. It really can't be
that difficult for clear, accurate labelling to be the norm."
To try and resolve this issue, the Anaphylaxis Campaign is
recruiting participants for the study's crucial 1st stage focus
groups. Participants will be asked questions aimed at generating
content for the development of an online questionnaire which will
eventually be used by allergy sufferers to record food allergy
reactions as soon as possible after they occur.
The focus groups will be held in central Liverpool on the 25 and 26
of June 2013. In order to be eligible, participants must:-
► Have been diagnosed by a doctor as
having a food allergy.
► Experienced an
allergic reaction to any type of food.
► Be between 8 to 18 years old, or be an adult (18+)
Be the parent of food allergic children who meet the 1st 2
Each focus group will consist of between 10 to 15 participants and
will last no longer than 2 hours.
For more information and to
register for participation, those interested should go to
anaphylaxis.org.uk. Alternatively, they can
email the Anaphylaxis
Campaign call on:- (0)1252 546100.