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Blue Pages “App” Website for Non-Emergency Directory Service Launches


A new directory service called Blue Pages “App” (Blue Pages), https://www.bluepagesapp.co.uk/, has launched its website in the UK aimed at providing a one-stop-shop for information about non-emergency services such as charities, government departments and other non-profit making organisations. Under Blue Pages these are called “Member Organisations.”

The aim is to provide an easy and cost effective way for these organisations to publicise what they do and to make it easier for consumers or members of the public to find the information they need as quickly as possible.

The original idea, to which Blue Pages owes its thinking, comes from research into the number of waste calls made to the emergency services 999 number. In the coronavirus pandemic research highlighted that there had been a marked increase in demand by the general public for all kinds of help. Looking further back, specifically at 999 calls, it was found that of the 30 million plus calls made to 999 each year, some 30% were deemed a waste i.e. non-emergency, costing the UK Taxpayer approximately £50 million per year.

The idea has now evolved into a more comprehensive directory service providing member organisations with the ability to list their services whilst taking advantage of features such as Events, Classified Ads (e.g. Jobs) and Articles. There is a range of affordable member subscription options available, including a Free option and £1 per year at the Silver level.

Director, Ray Sherry, of Greenforce (Wales) Limited who has launched the service says, “By chance I came across an article on waste 999 calls. After a bit of research, I found that there wasn’t a single website or app out there that brought all these help services together in one place. Instead people would just call 999 because it was the easiest thing to do. I hope we can influence that over time but for now we just want to make it easier for people to find the right help.”

With more and more people using mobile phones, to access help services, a mobile phone app will follow in a few days. The website initially lists over 200 member organisations and will be launching its marketing campaign on 5 July 2020, to coincide with the NHS’s 72nd Birthday.

Blue Pages App aims to donate at least 25% of its directory income to good causes from Year 4 onwards.

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Bigmouth Audio Strengthens Dubbing Service with Brazilian Portuguese Partnership


Glasgow, United Kingdom: Bigmouth Audio, today announced a new partnership with Rio de Janeiro based, All Dubbing Group, which will see the two companies join forces to launch ‘Bigmouth Audio Rio de Janeiro’ – a three year joint venture with option to extend. This partnership will increase the scope of dubbing services Bigmouth Audio can offer their clients working in animation and games.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Ana Lucia and her team at All Dubbing Group, their portfolio of work & experience speaks for itself and their access to quality voice talent will increase our capacity for Brazillian Portugese dubbing.” says Stephen Scott, Managing Director at Bigmouth Audio.

“We are very excited to be expanding our horizons with the creation of ‘Bigmouth Audio Rio de Janeiro’. Our experience and professionalism combined with Bigmounth Audio’s capacity will create a Powerful new player in the Brazilian Portuguese dubbing market” says Ana Lucia Motta, CEO at AllDubbing Group.

The benefits of this new partnership include.

• Increasing the scope of dubbing services and languages available from both companies.
• Access to top in market voice talent.

About Bigmouth Audio: Bigmouth Audio is a leader in voice production services for the animation and video games industries. A member of the NP3 (Netflix Post Partner Program) Bigmouth Audio have been providing dubbing and voice recording services to some of the biggest clients in the industry for many years.

About All Dubbing Group….
All Dubbing Group is a company created by professionals who have more than 20 years of experience collectively in the Brazilian Portuguese Dubbing market. With awards such as ‘Best Anime Dubbing for Brazilian Portuguese’ and various projects that have regularly featured in the top 5 anime titles on some of the largest streaming services, they are dedicated to providing excellent dubs.

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The commercial food service industry says, ‘Okay Chef!’ to a brand-new online ordering platform


Two old school friends Rob Hutt and Antony Flatman, Rob from a tech background and Antony with 22 years’ experience as a Chef, have known each other since they were 11 years old and have put their time in lockdown to good use by finally fulfilling a long-held desire to go into business together. By combining their two skillsets they have started a brand-new online ordering platform called Okay Chef.

Okay Chef offers any food or drink retailer a suite of web and mobile apps to allow both high street and food service businesses to adopt online sales and maintain social distance without the upfront investment normally associated with implementing this type of e-commerce technology solution and digital marketing strategy.

Okay Chef was created from the view that there was a market opportunity for a more innovative approach to home food delivery provision and e-commerce marketing to rival some of the major players already dominating this industry such as Just Eat, Deliveroo and Uber Eats. The company’s bold move and major point of differentiation, is that Okay Chef has relinquished their own control and is giving each business complete control of their own brand and customer data, believing it’s better to be a partner rather than a supplier.

By bringing together established marketing expertise and an extensive technology product along with an experienced Chef, the company is now carefully rolling out its unique offering across the UK.

Okay Chef has also joined forces with TUGO Food Systems substantially increasing its commercial base and customer reach.

TUGO brings with it popular brands like ‘Neo Pizza’, ‘Burrito Cantina’ and ‘Streat 4ork’ and has sales outlets across the UK in sectors that include Retail, Business and Industry, Leisure and Tourism, Stadia, Healthcare, Education and Defence.

Benefiting from a broad in-depth knowledge of the catering industry, Okay Chef has developed technology that will, at the touch of a button facilitate, click and collect, delivery and pre-order. Payments are secure and the technology is fully compliant.

For Okay Chef this is an accolade and mark of recognition for the quality of its technology solutions which are already available to individual High Street operators.

Lee Personius, Managing Director Tugo Food Systems Ltd “Working with Rob and Okay Chef has enabled us to utilise and combine our businesses strengths, expertise in the food service sector and technical skills to build the best online ordering experience to the food service industry.”

Rob Hutt, Managing/Marketing Director “It is partnerships like the one we are embarking on with Tugo that will allow us to mobilise out technology when struggling businesses need it the most. We are in the business of reducing risk for companies of all sizes, enabling growth through the use of innovative technology and safeguarding the shopping experience for consumers during Covid-19.”

Okay Chef is a UK registered Private Limited Company and is part owned by the Indian development company that originally developed the Okay Chef technology. Strategically this decision was taken to allow Okay Chef to benefit from on-going technology support from a team of over 70 experts in web and mobile development technology. This has allowed and will continue to allow us the freedom to drive long term extensive innovation around the needs of our users.

Okay Chef Website: https://www.okaychef.co.uk/
Okay Chef launch video: https://vimeo.com/410129549

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NEW! UrgentOrtho Service Announcement – PR Fire


Same Day Appointments In-Clinic vs.Urgent Care / ER

Waite Park, MN: Rejuv Medical today announced UrgentOrtho, a new priority orthopedic service. UrgentOrtho is same-day orthopedic care for all urgent orthopedic-related injuries, such as sprains, breaks, contusions, dislocations, torn ligaments and all other athletic and sport’s related injuries. It is a way for those suffering from acute pain and injury to receive same-day UrgentOrtho care without the wait time or additional expense to be seen in high traffic healthcare areas, such as an urgent care clinic or ER.“Our new service will improve access to immediate ortho care without the added expense of going to a hospital or an urgent care clinic.” Says Chad Rusch – COO at Rejuv Medical.

Features and benefits of [product/service] include:
• Same day appointments
• In-clinic imaging technology / full evaluations
• Personalized treatment plans

UrgentOrtho will be available starting June 1, 2020, and is covered by most insurance providers*. For more information on UrgentOrtho, please click HERE to visit our website and learn more.

About Rejuv Medical: Our mission is to restore health worldwide. We do this by restoring the body through evidence based treatments that reverse the impact of disease and degeneration, without prescription drugs or surgery. Our whole healthcare approach incorporates regenerative and functional medicine, physical therapy, primary care, nutrition and fitness to bring about lasting and balanced health and wellness.

* Always check with your insurance provider for coverage details.

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Booze Up Alcohol Delivery Service Partners with Sipsmith Gin


London UK, Wednesday 27th April 2020 – London’s favourite on-demand delivery service has announced a new partnership with the capital’s leading craft gin brand ‘Sipsmith’. Working together to bring Sipsmith to homes across London, the new partnership will now see Booze Up adding a number of award-winning Sipsmith Gins to the wide range of high-quality spirits available for delivery, in under 30 minutes.

‘Sipsmith Gin is now available within just 30 minutes all across the Capital’

Credited with pioneering the gin boom with its original London Dry Gin, Sipsmith is committed to continually harnessing the passion and talent of its distillers, allowing them to defy the boundaries of what is possible and create delicious high quality, handcrafted gin – in the most unique, innovative and delicious flavours.

The full range of delicately balanced craft gins will be available to order as from Booze Up from Friday 29th May 2020

In addition to the inclusion in Booze Up’s offering, the new partnership is due to coincide with the launch of Sipsmith’s latest limited-edition craft gin creation – Chilli and Lime Gin. Hand crafted using the best quality ingredients, it has been blended and refined to create the perfect zingy spirit with a little added heat, guaranteed to tantalise the taste buds of its sippers. Full of flavour and ready to drink served simply with tonic water, ice and a lime wedge – the Chilli & Lime Gin is also perfect for creating delicious cocktails, including Margaritas and Mojitos, with just a few additional ingredients.

Booze Up founder Ashleigh Fletcher commented: “Sipsmith is a prestigious name in the world of craft gin – ever better, they’re based here in London. We’re thrilled to be working together to complement our alcohol delivery service and boost our range with some of the finest gins available.”

Ashleigh continued: “We currently offer a wide range of big brand spirits and drinks, as well as a number of snacks and other useful essentials, delivered right across London. We deliver to our customers within 30 minutes. However, many of our alcohol deliveries arrive much quicker than this! Our fastest recorded delivery is just 40 seconds from the moment of order, to the point the customer received their ordered products. Our delivery execution is extremely stream-lined, and we are constantly striving to further reduce our delivery times and improve our customer experience. I expect the new Sipsmith partnership will extend our appeal to wider audiences and provide a fantastic platform for the new Sipsmith Chilli and Lime Gin to reach consumers during such unprecedented times.”

To place an order for an alcohol delivery, please visit the official website at https://www.booze-up.com for further details.

About Booze-Up:

Fast, easy and affordable, Booze Up aim to deliver alcohol within 15-35 minutes of an order being placed. Stocking well over 170 products that includes an extensive selection of beers and spirits, same-day wine and champagne delivery, along with an extensive selection of snacks and food – all available for fast delivery across London, Surrey, Kent & Middlesex.

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Reach Food Service delivers dramatic business growth with PODFather


Reach Food Service, the London based premium foodservice operator, has implemented delivery management, route optimisation and electronic proof of delivery technology from PODFather. With the Reach business experiencing a fourfold expansion in order volumes and customer deliveries, the management team needed a software system that was both easy to use and could offer unparalleled functionality, fast. As a result, the Reach team turned to PODFather, the UK’s leading supplier of advanced cloud-based route planning, vehicle tracking and ePOD services.

“At a time of accelerated growth, when we are moving from 250 to 1,500 daily deliveries, we needed a solution that we knew we could trust. That’s why we contacted PODFather,” commented Abbas Lalljee, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Reach Food Service Limited. “We’ve worked with the PODFather team in the past and have found them to be professional and reliable. The system is both advanced, yet easy to use so when we needed a solution PODFather was our only port of call and we were up and running within five working days of signing which is incredible.”

PODFather is now used daily to plan and manage the movement of Reach’s recently expanded vehicle fleet. “With PODFather we’ve made the initial leap of going from 250 deliveries a day to 800 and having the system in place has made the significant jump in volume so much easier to handle,” comments Geoff Charles, Reach’s Transport & Logistics Manager. “With PODFather my team and I can be confident that our deliveries are optimised, our vehicles are tracked, our customers are receiving timely notifications via text and email, and that we, as a transport team are collecting all our proof of delivery notifications with ease.”

The decision to introduce PODFather comes during what is an unprecedented period of challenge and change. “When the UK Government made the decision to shut down cafes, pubs and restaurants to slow the spread of COVID-19 I knew we needed to adapt quickly,” adds Lalljee. “Having a talented and entrepreneurial team, we have swiftly pivoted the business to maintain employment and remain fully operational six days a week, with day and night shifts. PODFather has had a significant role to play in helping us achieve this.”

As part of its change in focus Reach Food Service is involved in two new initiatives. The first, ‘REACH My Kitchen’ will see Reach rolling out a gourmet home delivery service of high-end seafood, meat and poultry boxes. With service now commencing within the M25 region Reach has rapid expansion plans that will see a fast rollout across the UK. In addition the Reach team has partnered up with Côte Brasserie on the new ‘Côte at Home’ initiative that enables people to stock up with chilled bistro meals, created by Côte Brasserie chefs, that are delivered to homes nationwide, ready to cook, chill or freeze.

“These are trying times for us all but the example shown by Reach proves that with drive, determination and entrepreneurial flair you can diversify operations, as shown in this case with the introduction of two new home delivery focused initiatives,” comments Colin McCreadie, Managing Director at PODFather. “We are proud to be helping Reach Food Service and many other food and drinks companies, keeping supply chains moving, and homes stocked, at this most difficult of times.”

PODFather Ltd – so much more than ePOD

Our software is helping businesses within the logistics, construction, field service and healthcare industries to streamline processes, improve operational and financial efficiency, and eradicate paper. Our cloud-based delivery management software encompasses a range of features and functionality including; job management, route planning and optimization, vehicle checks, proof of delivery, driver and vehicle tracking, as well as invoicing and reporting modules. PODFather allows businesses to be better informed about the jobs they are managing, highlighting problems before they occur, making users proactive rather than reactive. Our customer base includes well-known names such as Tarmac, NHS, Bidfresh, Oxfam and Igloo, as well as a many independent logistics and construction service operators. To find out more visit www.podfather.com.

Please direct all media request to: Jane Geary, Marketing Manager
Tel: 07590 376099, jgeary@podfather.com
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roomsAthens Now Offers its Premium “On 24/7” Service to All Their Tenants in Athens, Greece


International Students Along With Other Budget Oriented Guests Can Now Enjoy This Once Exclusive High-End Service at No Extra Cost.

Athens, Greece: roomsAthens, a hospitality company that provides high quality furnished apartments for international students and young professionals in Athens, today announced the launch of “On 24/7” – new service now available for all tenants. “On 24/7” is on-going interactive support and offers a new way for budget-oriented tenants to enjoy hassle-free living by using the app for any house related matters.

“This service used to be available only to our high-end clients. But we understand that many of our tenants are students who just left their country for the first time! We believe it’s our mission to make them feel at ease and always be there to help them.
Now, after six months of testing, we are excited to offer this service to our budget-oriented tenants at no extra cost and as a standard feature!” says Alex Tselidis, CEO at Alionas Property Management Ltd, the owner of www.roomsAthens.com
“This service has been met with so much enthusiasm that most of our tenants now name it their favorite.”

The “On 24/7” service eliminates confusion and time waste by keeping all the maintenance requests and other house related communication in one simple app.

Tenants get 24/7 support at their fingertips, no more phone calls, and emails.

Tenants can upload a video or photo of any house-related issue, and the support team will get on it immediately.

Tenants can make any inquiry via their designated messenger, which keeps all messages in one place and is available at all times

The “On 24/7” will be available starting immediately, at no extra cost. For more information, visit www.roomsathens.com

About roomsAthens : roomsAthens.com is the leading end- to- end hospitality company that provides fully furnished and serviced rooms and apartments to students and young professionals in Athens, Greece since 2010. Experts in student living, roomsAthens have been recognized as the first choice for many prominent student organizations that provide student rooms for rent, including ErasmusU and lauded as one of the most reliable housing providers in Athens.

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Technology contractor marketplace suspends all service fees


 

 

Prolancer.com helping self-employed and companies at a time of crisis

London, UK; 2nd April 2020 – Prolancer.com, the next generation global remote-working platform, is helping contractors and companies by suspending all service fees during the coronavirus crisis.

From today, Prolancer is:

● Suspending all service fees for users and companies for at least 90 days; this applies to both current and new users of the platform
● Expanding its geographic coverage to support 220+ Countries
● Increasing its capacity to support a growth in user-base interactions

Prolancer enables companies to build and manage virtual teams of pre-vetted, highly skilled developers and business service contractors. Prolancer’s long-term vision is to provide a fair and
balanced work environment, supporting global collaborative remote working.

Prolancer’s Chairman, Sir Hossein Yassaie says:

“There has been a severe impact across the technology contractor community but skills in software development, especially in AI and ML, remain in demand and will have a significant role to play in the post-crisis future.

Every business and every country is impacted by this crisis and it is essential that those of us who can make a difference act quickly. Prolancer can afford to support contractors and businesses to get through this difficult time and to keep developing through the coming
months.”

Prolancer’s CEO, Saman Nejad says:
“We hope that these changes will encourage more businesses and workers to migrate to remote working platforms and help people to alleviate the effects of the current crisis.”

Inside Prolancer
The Prolancer platform uses smart algorithms to connect and match professional freelancers with businesses in a success-driven and fair culture. Its focus is on tech software development, data science and digital marketing.

Businesses can post a job for free and use Prolancer’s built-in project management tools to monitor and manage projects, securely, all in one place. Freelancers and remote contractors can apply for jobs or projects and use Prolancer’s Workstreams to monitor and manage their work. The platform provides secure escrow accounts for project payments.

In the UK, the Government has announced the postponement of the IR35 policy which will now take effect in April 2021. Prolancer is liaising with local authorities and government bodies in the UK to obtain exemptions from the new IR35 for contractors.

Learn more about Prolancer by clicking here or visiting prolancer.com.

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UK-based Consent Management Service calls for a rethink of online privacy


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Privacy & Cookies CEO advocates 3 step approach to greater overall compliance to benefit users and website owners alike

LONDON, UK; 5 March 2020 – In the wake of a damning study on internet privacy released in August 2019 by MIT, UCL and Aarhus University, a UK-based company, Privacy & Cookies (P&C), is advising businesses to completely rethink the way they are managing their user’s privacy whilst browsing online.

The paper entitled, “Dark Patterns after the GDPR: Scraping Consent Pop-ups and Demonstrating their Influence,” estimated that only 11.8% of the top 10,000 websites in the UK are currently compliant, with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European privacy law, despite all deploying one of the 5 leading CMP solutions (by market share) on their websites. The report concluded, “11.8% is an extraordinarily low number for seemingly market-leading CMP vendors”.

Years of experience and technology development of automated compliance software has led P&C to develop the first solution that meets current ICO and DPA regulatory requirements. It’s a proven, compliance-led Consent Management Platform that is focused on gaining visitor trust and earning consent.

Lawrence Shaw
Lawrence Shaw

“We believe that user’s privacy has been abused for too long,” says P&C CEO, Lawrence Shaw, “The ICO, UK (DPA) Data Protection Authority, among others, has now laid down very specific rules as to what is deemed acceptable and this means the vast majority of websites will need to address their use of cookies and bring their sites into line. Our advantage is our service is built and ready to meet this requirement. Our automation removes inconsistency and offers secure, efficient, fully scalable deployment.”

Shaw advocates a three-step approach to greater compliance for website owners.

1: Don’t assume compliance
Website owners should not be setting non-essential cookies before visitors have consented. Instead, website owners should be confirming the purpose of each ‘essential’ cookie and ensuring that they meet the regulators definition of an ‘essential’ cookie. No further cookies should be set until consent has been earned.

2: Review the user-experience
Website owners should be aiming for consistency across sites so that visitors don’t get confused. At the same time, they shouldn’t expect visitors to wait while a consent management system opts out of cookies before offering the content or have to be redirected to different pages for more information. And, most importantly, they shouldn’t ask the user for consent and preferences, only to ignore them.

3: Use the anonymous cookies checker
Shaw suggests assessing your website for the likely level of privacy risk using the Cookies Checker at www.rethinkingprivacy.com. This free tool allows users to find out what cookies are actually being set by a website, ahead of visitors’ consent being gained and returns results in about 90 seconds.

“A new dawn is upon us, one ensuring transparency underpinning trust,” says Shaw, “We need to rethink privacy, not only because the regulation has been clarified and enforcement has begun, but because it’s time to appreciate the value of trust and earn consent.”

For further information or PR enquiries please contact:

Privacy & Cookies

randrews@rethinkingprivacy.com
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Select Transport reaps the customer service & cost benefits of implementing PODFather’s ePOD technology


Select Transport reaps the customer service & cost benefits of implementing PODFather’s ePOD technology.

Select Transport, the Manchester-based transport specialist, is reaping the benefit of introducing PODFather’s electronic proof of delivery technology into its international operation. Operating a fleet of 25-vehicles, making a mix of regular and ad hoc deliveries to customers located both in the UK and overseas, Select Transport needed a solution it could rely on to maximise efficiency and increase visibility across its business. The PODFather solution was selected and is now used daily to manage job bookings, plan vehicle routes, track truck movements, communicate with customers and is delivering huge benefits through the automation of both pricing and invoicing processes.

“Our customers are at the core of our business and ensuring they receive the best possible service was a key driver for selecting and implementing the PODFather system,” comments Marc Waterfield, Select Transport’s Managing Director. “Now that PODFather is up and running, not only have we been able to streamline operations, but our customers are seeing real benefit too. The solution has been a game changer for us.”

Select Transport is using a range of PODFather functionality. Job information is captured via phone or email and imported into the PODFather system. Optimised route plans are then produced with vehicle capacities, driving time and customer constraints automatically taken into consideration as part of the route planning process. Once jobs have been received and routed, Select Transport uses the PODFather system to monitor vehicles movements out on the road. In addition, Select can share delivery information with their customers via the PODFather portal; a change that has resulted in the number of customer calls received to be cut by half.

In additional to managing operational plans, the PODFather delivery management system has revolutionised Select’s pricing and invoicing processes. Pricing is now assigned automatically to each job; the job is carried out and then the PODFather system issues an invoice within 24 hours of job completion – a process which would have taken up to seven days under the old way of working. “In the past many of our processes were manual,” comments Steve Myall, Operations Director at Select Transport. “We had some system automation, but functionality was restricted. With PODFather we have a one stop shop solution that does everything from assist with job booking and route optimisation through to managing customer communications and invoicing. It really is an impressive piece of software that is supported by an extremely helpful and knowledgeable team.”

“Here at PODFather we do so much more than proof of delivery technology,” comments Colin McCreadie, Managing Director at PODFather. “Our pricing and invoicing features bring big benefits to users, as we’ve been able to demonstrate here at Select Transport. Having one, reliable software partner handling everything really helps companies to understand where revenue is coming from within their business. It’s this joined up thinking that makes the PODFather solution such a powerful piece of technology for today’s transport operators.”

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