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- June 2009

Business Matters: Looking forward to a taxing year 01 June 2009
The tax year 2009/10 will, almost without doubt, prove to be one of the most economically testing in recent times says the tax expert Baker Tilly.

Company Profile: Team Medem: We design it, we build it, we back it up 01 June 2009
After just five years in the business, gas detection and monitoring firm Medem is claiming UK market dominance. Paul Braithwaite catches up with its director, Chris Dearden.

Burning Issue: Taking a slimmer approach to tendering 01 June 2009
Malcolm Moss, president of ADCAS, argues that a tide of information at tender stage is adding unnecessary cost and risk – we need to curb our excesses.

Contractor Profile: In-depth knowledge of grease extraction 01 June 2009
Editor Paul Braithwaite catches up with former HVR interviewee Richard Norman of Indepth Hygiene, and discovers the grease extract industry is about to experience explosive growth.

Ant Wilson Column: Engineers can make a difference in a lazy world 01 June 2009
Engineers have a duty of care for the environment and communities. We must continue to push for sustainability in our building projects, and we need to take off the blinkers.

HVR editor's comment: Grease extracts risk lives 01 June 2009
MY friend Roger Upson supplies restaurants in the south-east with washing-up liquid, paper towels and ancillary equipment for kitchens. He eats only in restaurants he supplies, and then only in certain ones.