Q Marketing & PR Ltd

by Jo Quinney
(Menai Bridge)

Jo Quinney

Jo Quinney

Jo Quinney

Bryn Tawel, 7 Hill Street, Menai Bridge LL59 5AG
t. 01248 715611 e. jo(at)quinney.fsnet.co.uk

An experienced consultant specialising in market research, marketing communications and public relations, proficient in graphical communication and business promotion, including design, with a proven record in project management and relationship building.

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Aug 07, 2008
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FAUN Exceptional Results
by: Jo Quinney

FAUN has had exceptional results in the first half of 2008. FAUN are efficiently fulfilling the delivery of FAUN Trackway units to Sweden and Switzerland with collection vehicles (RCVs) reaching an all time high. Up to 8 RCV’s are being delivered a week with 149 orders completed since January, the FAUN team are having an outstanding year.

Trackway is FAUN’s innovative solution for the ground mobility of vehicles and aircraft. The product was designed and developed for the MOD and has been used by the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and by over 30 armed forces worldwide. The Armed Forces of Sweden and Switzerland joined together, for the first time, to create a unique joint purchasing project. They wanted a system that would meet both of their design specification and be fully integrated to meet the needs of both armed forces.

This is the first time that Sweden and Switzerland have worked on a project of this nature jointly specifying the product going to tender then making the group purchase. Alun Jones, FAUN Managing Director, says, “It is exciting when you secure a project but demanding to meet the needs of two armed forces the co-operation that they have shown is exceptional as is the effort of all the FAUN team to manufacture and deliver the Trackway.”

Chris Kendall, FAUN Trackway Business Development Manager, says, “We have interest in the Trackway product from a number of armed forces worldwide and are expecting real growth in 2009.”

Orders for RCVs remains high, the Llangefni manufacturing plant has recently experience changes in working practise to accommodate the manufacturing of both Trackway and RCV orders. Mark Jones, FAUN Manufacturing Manager, says “The FAUN team has stepped up a gear and are now building 25 RCVs and 2 units of Trackway a month; I congratulate the team on a brilliant result.”

For further press information please contact Jo Quinney on 07748 155 116 or e-mail jo@quinney.fsnet.co.uk

Mar 17, 2008
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Wedding Belles Top Award in UK
by: Jo Quinney

Wedding Belles, Llanfair P.G. & Llandudno
Dated 3rd March 2008

Wedding Belles Top Award in UK

Wedding Belles of Anglesey are nominated for two awards at the Bridal Buyer Awards on March 10th 2008. The black tie awards ceremony held at the British Bridal Wear Exhibition, Harrogate is the most respected and celebrated within the bridal industry.

Nominated this year for Best Bridal Retailer and Best Retail Website, over the last five years Wedding Belles has won four awards. "The award that we have not yet won and would love to win is the Best Bridal Retailer it is the most prestigious award and shows that you are the best in the industry", says Diane Roberts of Wedding Belles.

"For the first time brides vote online for the Best Bridal Retailer, and we were thrilled that our brides have supported us and landed us the nomination for the top award in the UK", says Diane.

Diane has been in business for 10 years and knows how difficult the first three to five years are. The bridal industry is highly competitive with high overheads, pressures from manufacturing in the Far East and UK economic demands.

Virgin Brides stopped taking orders in December 2007 citing competitive pressures within the industry making it difficult to sustain a profitable business.

To celebrate 10 years in business Diane and her team have launched the "Win a Wedding" competition in conjunction with Emphasis Events to raise money for Wales Air Ambulance. The closing date for nominations is 14th April when one lucky deserving couple will win their dream wedding. The package is worth over £20,000 due to the co-operation of many local businesses.

In February 2008 Diane secured the designer "Maggie Sottero" having tried for eight years to stock the range as it was the most sought after label by brides. Our web site has over 1,200 hits a week and 10% of our brides are not local but travel for their dream dress and the service we provide, says Diane.

Central to Diane's success is the care provided to every bride. We offer two locations to help brides find their dream dress and provide them with an honest, professional service, says Diane.

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For further press information please contact
Jo Quinney
On office: 0124 715 611
or e-mail jo(AT)quinney.fsnet.co.uk

Mar 17, 2008
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FAUN Workplace Skills Boost Business
by: Jo Quinney

FAUN Municipal Vehicles Ltd, Llangefni, Anglesey, N Wales

Dated 3rd March 2008
FAUN Workplace Skills Boost Business

FAUN's 109 employees (57 Llangefni and 52 across the UK) are benefiting from investment in training and workplace skills development. FAUN has committed to the Employers Pledge and attaining Investors in People standards and is committed to a training programme with learning and development opportunities for all.

On Thursday 7th February John Griffiths, Deputy Minister for Skills visited the factory to discuss how FAUN's plans are supported by the Welsh Assembly Government.

A recent order for FAUN Trackway has required the workforce to broaden their skills and skilling, typically hydraulics; welding; electrical; metal fabrication.

Alun Jones, FAUN Managing Director said, to meet the demands of recent orders we have had to return to our engineering principals and re-skill members of staff, supporting their learning and development.

Elaine Stott, FAUN Human Resources Manager says, We are working towards a consistent and coherent approach to ongoing learning needs analysis, throughout the organisation, by means of a Personal Development Planning process.

Modern Apprentices Kayleigh Lee and Jackie Dyda were both finalists in the Coleg Menai Business Apprentice of the Year. We are looking to support all staff from the apprentices to the leadership team with support from Welsh Assembly Government Workforce Development Programme, says Elaine.

It is important that we are developing a successful business using learning and development, says Alun. The turnover at FAUN for 2007 was £23 million and they are aiming for £25 million in 2008.

Deputy Minister for Skills John Griffiths said: The investment and commitment to improving and developing skills levels at FAUN are to be applauded.

The Assembly Government's One Wales agreement has highlighted the significance of a strong skills base and we are investing heavily in the skills and employment agenda. I want to see individuals and industry working closely in partnership to reach our shared goals of a prosperous and well skilled Wales.

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For further press information please contact
Jo Quinney at FAUN
on 07748 155116 or
e-mail jo(AT)quinney.fsnet.co.uk

Notes to editors

1)FAUN UK manufacturers Trackway a temporary modular roadway system for the rapid deployment of vehicles and people.

2)In the UK and Ireland FAUN works with Zoeller to provide combined sales and specialist after sales support for refuse collection vehicles and road sweepers.

3) FAUN is the European market leader building over 1600 refuse collection bodies every year.

4) FAUN Municipal Vehicles Ltd, Llangefni, Anglesey, North Wales, LL77 7XA
Tel:+44 (0) 1248 722 777
Fax:+44 (0) 1248 750 220
sales(AT)FAUN.com www.FAUN.com

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