Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Sunrise Senior Living Launches Prestigious £21 million Care Home Alternative in the West Midlands

Sunrise Senior Living officially opens Sunrise of Tettenhall, a new, high quality care home alternative in the leafy outskirts of Wolverhampton

left to right: Ms Hipwood, Mrs Brindley, Mr Duncan

Tettenhall, West Midlands: Sunrise Senior Living has opened its latest care home alternative in Wolverhampton’s leafy outskirts - its 16th residence to be established in the UK since 2000.

The ceremonial opening, on Thursday 18th October, was attended by over 200 guests. Lead by Mr Miles Duncan, the Executive Director of Sunrise of Tettenhall, and Mr Tom Newell, the Worldwide President of Sunrise Senior Living, the actual opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting was performed by Ms Jean Hipwood, Chairperson of Alzheimer’s Wolverhampton and by new resident, Mrs Brindley, assisted by Mr Duncan.

Sunrise of Tettenhall is set to challenge long held perceptions about care homes. This new development is a bespoke build to a very high specification, both inside and out and is designed with the special needs of the elderly in mind. Very high quality and spiritually uplifting, there is a bistro/café area, restaurant, large lounge areas and landscaped gardens. Every resident has a well-specified private suite.

Sunrise of Tettenhall, Sunrise Senior Living’s latest residence

Although beautiful by any standards, this new Sunrise residence’s focus is administering expert care that preserves a senior’s dignity and promotes their independence. There will be 5 activities, entertainments and hobbies organised every day that will help those moving in to keep up old interests, develop new ones or just to have fun.

“It all amounts to a revolution in retirement living and elderly care,” comments Miles Duncan, “one which is being well received by the local community, including local doctors, specialists and others interested in senior wellbeing. The opening of this residence has created 90 new jobs; employing local people and building relationships with the surrounding community is something that we consider particularly important.”

He adds, “Sunrise of Tettenhall, as with all Sunrise residences, will be providing a new choice for seniors and their families. All team members are trained to provide services and care in a manner that supports the company’s Principles of Service, which are encouraging independence, enabling freedom of choice, preserving dignity, celebrating individuality, nurturing the spirit, whilst involving family and friends.”

The bistro at Sunrise of Tettenhall, Sunrise Senior Living’s latest residence

“The level of care provided is designed to be tailored to each individual resident’s needs, which are constantly monitored, and can range from assisted living to world-class dementia care in Reminiscence – a separate area for those with memory loss.”

About Sunrise Senior Living
Sunrise Senior Living was founded in the United States in 1981 by Paul and Terry Klaassen and for the past 25 years it has been the company’s mission to champion the quality of life for all seniors. Sunrise currently operates more than 420 senior living communities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany with a combined resident capacity of more than 52,000. Sunrise employs over 38,000 team members, dedicated to serving seniors.
Sunrise Senior Living is acknowledged as being an international leader in this field, priding itself on satisfying the demands of a more discerning generation of seniors.

For more information, contact:

Sunrise Senior Living Ltd
Crofton House
16 Warwick Road

Telephone: 01494 739000
Fax: 01494 739001

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Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Michael Huggan, APRS, Announces his 2008 African Wildlife Calendar

Award-winning Photographer, Michael Huggan, Releases 13 Stunning Photos from his African Wildlife Collection in his 2008 Calendar

The inside cover of Michael Huggan’s African Wildlife 2008 Calendar

Alton, Hampshire, UK: Michael Huggan, an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and winner of this year’s Royal Photographic Society’s Travel Group Digital Section Gold Medal, has produced an African wildlife calendar for 2008.

The calendar comprises 12 stunning shots – one for each month of the year plus the cover photo – all taken on his last trip to Africa.

“Out of over two thousand images,” says Michael, “I have managed to select thirteen spectacular shots of African wildlife to show within this year’s calendar. I hope you get as much pleasure out of viewing each image as I did photographing them.”

The front cover of Michael’s 2008 Calendar

The list of the photos as they appear in the calendar:

  • Front cover – Mother elephant with baby

  • January – Cheetahs

  • February – Elephants

  • March – African Buffalo

  • April – Leopard

  • May – Giraffes

  • June – Crocodile

  • July – Mother elephant with baby

  • August – African Buffalos

  • September – Cheetah

  • October – Gerenuks

  • November – Giraffes

  • December – Zebra

Michael Huggan’s 2008 African Wildlife Calendar measures 42 x 29 cm (A3) and is priced at £10 plus postage & packing (only £3 for delivery to UK addresses) and can be purchased here:

About Michael Huggan:
Michael, a Nikon user for the last 35 years, lives in Hampshire. His photographic experience covers a wide range of subjects from the natural world, lifestyle and business to Michael’s passion of wildlife photography for which he is most well known. His interest in wildlife photography heralds from many visits to the African continent. In 2003 Michael gained his Associate Distinction (ARPS) in nature photography with the Royal Photographic Society and in 2007, he was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Travel Group Digital Section Gold Medal.

Michael’s work will next be on display at the Petworth Craft Show, Petworth House, West Sussex on 24th and 25th November 2007. His photography, available as limited edition pictures, calendars, note cards and exhibition-range framed pictures, can be viewed and purchased at

For more information, contact:

Michael Huggan, ARPS
Michael Huggan Photography
Cranford House
Alton Lane, Four Marks
GU34 5AJ

01962 773697

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Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Fernley Chooses Waterless Carwash System for the Cleaning of all Airside Vehicles at Gatwick Airport

Miracle Drywash is the solution to BAA’s Strict Water Quality Environmental Regulations

SJ Khebbal, CEO of SJK Products with John Rickards,
General Manager of Fernley
at Gatwick Airport

Crawley, West Sussex: Crawley-based firm SJK Products announced today that the airport cleaning firm Fernley, part of the Europe-wide airport services conglomerate International Aviation Services (IAS), has chosen its product, Miracle Drywash, to clean all of its airside vehicles at Gatwick Airport.

Fernley will use the waterless car cleaning system to wash both their own fleet and several clients’ vehicles and equipment totaling over 120 at Gatwick, which include pushback tugs, baggage trucks, water and toilet servicing trucks, de-icing trucks, cars and vans, with each vehicle being cleaned on a 3-4 week cycle.

“We were faced with the problem of how to comply with Gatwick's Airside vehicle washing instructions, forbidding the use of detergents when washing vehicles. These regulations are one of the measures used by the airport to comply with Environment Agency water quality rules to prevent pollution of the rivers surrounding the airport," explains John Rickards, General Manager of Fernley. "BAA’s rules stipulate that the use of ‘water only’ in the traditional way to clean Airside vehicles is permitted, but a long term solution to this must be found. This new method of vehicle cleaning uses no water and therefore has the additional benefit of reducing the airport’s water consumption.”

Due to the airport controls, Fernley had to find a solution, and discovered to their surprise that the waterless carwash system, Miracle Drywash, was being manufactured virtually in the same town - Crawley.

“We’ve now trialed Miracle Drywash and found that it does exactly what it says it does. It saves us time; it uses no water; it doesn’t pollute the environment and has given us great results – satisfying both the customers’ and our needs. It is a very very good product,” confirms John. “We chose it for these reasons, but also because its manufacturer happened to be close by, and because we have found SJK Products to be an attentive and efficient company, responsive to our needs.”

Fernley presented Miracle Drywash to BAA as the solution to their water quality regulations and BAA approved their use of the product.

CEO of SJK Products, SJ Khebbal, is delighted with Fernley’s decision to go with Miracle Drywash. “To have been given approval from Fernley and BAA in turn is a real honour for us and proof that our product really is environmentally friendly as well as testament to its cleaning efficiency,” says Khebbal. “Most people are not aware that when they wash their car in the traditional way, their dirty soapy water is actually harming the environment. So I hope this announcement will go some way in educating people about this problem.”

Fernley intends to gradually roll out use of Miracle Drywash on airside vehicles in all of the other airports in which the company operates including Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, Manchester, Dublin, Cork, Liverpool and Nice in France, Brussels in Belgium and Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

About Fernley: Fernley is part of the International Aviation Services (IAS) group of companies. For more information, visit

About Miracle Drywash: Miracle Drywash, manufactured by SJK Products Ltd in Crawley, West Sussex, is a totally waterless washing and polishing system – a revolutionary way to both wash and polish your car, boat, motorbike, or any other metal, glass, or painted surface - with only a single application of the product. It both prevents pollutants and detergents from entering the river system and each bottle saves 1 ton of water. The company was co-founded by SJ Khebbal, CEO and Tim Jones, Chairman in 2004. The product was endorsed by South East Water in 2006 and was awarded the prestigious Waterwise Marque in 2007 for its contribution towards saving water in the UK. Miracle Drywash can be purchased online at and is also now available from the 13 largest Marks & Spencer stores throughout the UK, as well as online in their Greener Living Shop.

Photo caption: Left to right - SJ Khebbal, SEO of SJK Products with John Rickards, General Manager of Fernley at Gatwick Airport:

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For more information, contact:

Mr. SJ Khebbal
SJK Products Ltd
James Place
West Sussex
RH10 6GA
United Kingdom

01293 533064
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