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Check back here for any urgent messages from local government suppliers. They stand ready to assist you! If you want to reach out to a supplier with a query please email Matthew Ellis on mellis@apse.org.uk

If as suppliers you are able to suggest innovations that will assist our member councils we would be happy to place short postings from your company on the webpage – in addition to this if you would like us to post messages regarding your own supply continuity arrangements that may impact on our member councils we would again be happy to assist.

Creating healthier environments

Safer Space has a special offer for APSE members! Find out more here

Recognising the issues around the use of antibiotics, superbugs, pandemics, and the transfer of viruses we have taken the approach that 'prevention is better than cure.'

So, who are we and what are we aiming to do?

A revolution in spraying science

We do trust you are managing to survive and even thrive in the current climate of confusion and misinformation.

We now have all our new stock of Handhelds and Backpacks at our Stoke on Trent distribution centre and can deliver instantly on cleared funds. …As an APSE only special we’ll discount by 20% and even include a starter pack of Control chemical worth £115 FOC with each order to get you off to the best possible start in fighting the nasties including Covid-19..…just call and discuss if you need more info advice on either sprayers or your choice of Chemicals…we’d be delighted to support you and the team in any way we can.

Evans Vanodine

Consistent, efficient and cost-effective cleaning and hygeine products

Evans Vanodine has been developing and manufacturing consistent, efficient and cost-effective cleaning and hygiene products for over 100 years. Established in 1919 by William Charles Evans, under the title of W.C. Evans, in Salford, Manchester, the company initially began producing spraying essences for cinemas. It then branched out into manufacturing disinfectants, liquid soaps and various types of powders.

Available Minibuses with Wheelchair Adaptations

Go Plant Fleet Services have a number of Minibuses, many with wheelchair lifts including Mercedes Sprinter and Citroen Relay, which may suit educational transport or for use by any charities or community groups supported by councils. They are available for sale or lease as well as lease and maintenance packages.

Please contact Nicky Coyne for more information ncoyne@gpl-hire.co.uk.

You can view details of the available fleet using this download to an excel spreadsheet.

View a gallery of the minibuses

Open and fully operational

We fully appreciate the pressure being placed upon the UK's public sector by the current pandemic and would like to reassure everybody that Estate Research remains open and fully operational to support Local Authorities and Public Sector Bodies with our services.

Help keep the distance by getting in touch with Fife Council's Print and Sign Service

Fife Council's Print and Sign Service currently undertake signage and printing works for Stirling Council, NHS and a number of trusts. All of the artworks within our products booklet can be altered to suit individual needs. Sizes, colours and wording can be altered on request. We can print any artwork a customer supplies (PDF format preferred) on any of the products shown within this brochure.

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CMS Window Systems

As we navigate our way through this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, the health, safety and wellbeing of our stakeholders is our number one priority and as such we are strictly following all current Government Covid-19 health and safety guidelines.

Finders International

Due to our existing relationships with public sector departments across the country we fully understand the pressures that are being, and will be further placed, upon Local Authorities & the NHS at this time. Our tracing next of kin service is always free to the public sector and we have also decided to open up our network, usually used exclusively for Finders business, to any firm requiring personal pick up, drop off, signature or delivery of sensitive items or correspondence.

Next-of-kin enquiries/genealogy

Fraser and Fraser remains very much open for business and we hope this message finds you keeping well and staying safe.

Ocean Outdoor SME Support Fund: An advertising fund for local businesses affected by Coronavirus

A fund with a media value of £10 million has been created, giving businesses and brands access to advertising space across Ocean screens in 12 UK cities. The aim is to help support and stimulate businesses, jobs and the local economies in the cities where Ocean operates. Those cities include Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, London, Bristol and Southampton. The support fund will be administered in partnership with the Local Authorities that Ocean works with.

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How COVID-19 can affect your energy overheads

Below is some useful information to let your local business community know about the affects COVID19 lock down could have on their energy overheads. This could help your local businesses avoid unnecessary costs, improve cash flow or even remain buoyant through these challenging times.

Beond Response Report (pdf)

Local Authority Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response: Planning local deliveries and collections

Our solutions partner, Webaspx, is the leading provider of municipal route optimisation software in the UK and is currently able to help local authorities in two respects:

Statement on our operations under COVID 19 

Multevo are giving our #highwaysheroes the option to continue working following guidance from government, industry associations and our customers – who need our support to meet their duty to maintain the highways network in as safe a condition as practically possible.


Destroy airborne viruses with the Purazone UVC Radiation unit

The property of UVC light is that it will destroy any airborne virus that is drawn into the unit by penetrating the organism and affecting or breaking the DNA

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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