Benefits of Using an Independent Insurance Broker

Benefits of Using an Independent Insurance Broker
If you find shopping for insurance time consuming and complicated why not consider using the services of an Independent Insurance Broker like Weir Insurance? They can guide you through the process from beginning to end and help you to get the type of cover you require for the best possible price with the minimum of fuss.


Covering the Newcastle and Northumberland area and with over forty years’ experience within the insurance industry you can be sure that at Weir Insurance they have all the knowledge and expertise required to make sure they find you the best possible quote available. No matter what type of insurance you are looking for at Weir Insurance you can be certain that they will be able to offer you all the guidance, information and advice you need to make sure that you get a policy that is totally suited to your needs.

With a friendly team available to discuss your needs fully, explain any jargon and offer you expert knowledge they will do everything they can to ensure that you are totally happy at every stage, and with many years’ experience building great relationships with many different company’s they have specialist knowledge of what is available on the market both locally and with the larger national and multinational companies.

Whether you are looking for business insurance, residential insurance or trying to insure an item that is hard to cover you can be certain that Weir Insurance will be able to find you an insurance company that is ideal for you.  With a friendly and professional service and the expertise to find the policy you need at Weir Insurance they will be able to help you make sure they you have the correct level of cover and explain and terms and conditions before you have signed anything so you can be certain that you will receive no nasty surprises if you ever do need to make a claim.

With no hidden extras and an easy to understand pricing structure you will always know exactly where you stand at every step.  So if you are looking for insurance in Newcastle and Northumberland why not get in touch with Weir Insurance and see how they can help you.

For further information please call one of our experienced insurance team today on 01670 365533 or visit the Weir Insurance brokers website. We have been helping our clients’ with their insurance needs since 1972. We talk to you about your requirements, work with you to figure out what cover you need (and what cover you don’t) and then use our relationship with dozens of insurers to find the best solution for you.

Sound Testing Explained

Sound Testing Explained
Airborne and Impact Sound is transmitted through most walls and floors by setting the entire structure into vibration. This vibration generates new sound waves of reduced intensity on the other side. The passage of sound into one room of a building from a source located in another room or outside the building is termed ”sound transmission”.


Sound transmission loss or Sound Reduction Index, R dB, is a measure of the effectiveness of a wall, floor, door or other barrier in restricting the passage of sound. The sound transmission loss varies with frequency and the loss is usually greater at higher frequencies. The unit of measure of sound transmission loss is the decibel (dB). The higher the transmission loss of a wall, the better it functions as a barrier to the passage of unwanted noise across the dividing (acoustic) partitions.

Approved Document E stipulates that there are two types of sound insulation in buildings: airborne and impact. Airborne sound insulation is used when sound produced directly into the air is insulated and it is determined by using the sound reduction index. Impact sound insulation is used for floating floors and it is determined by the sound pressure level in the adjacent room below.

A sound insulation test of a separating partition will be considered as a pass if the airborne sound insulation is equal to or greater than the DnT,w + Ctr value shown for the appropriate dwelling in the table, for airborne testing in new builds properties a figure of 45dB or greater is required and for Impact testing 62dB and below. For conversion properties a figure of 43dB or greater is required and for Impact testing 64dB and below.

What is DnT,w
DnT,w is an in-situ measured performance parameter which demonstrates the level of resistance to sound transmission between two adjacent spaces, such as flats or houses. The measurement will include both direct sound transmission and flanking sound transmission of the construction. Flanking transmission is the effect of sound travelling through the building and may be particularly evident where beams and joists bridge a common partition or along poorly isolated lightweight wall constructions. The DnT,w of a separating wall or floor will typically be of the order 5 to 7 dB lower than the manufacturers specified Rw (single figure quantity of sound insulation) for the single element, due principally to the contribution from flanking sound transmission around the element when it is built on site – this should always be accounted for in the initial acoustic design.

What is Ctr
Ctr is the spectrum adaption term. It is a correction attributed to the sound insulation quantity to account for urban traffic noise.

What is L’nT,w
L’nT,w is an in-situ measured performance parameter which demonstrates the level of resistance to impact sound transmission between floors. The impact measurement includes both direct sound transmission and flanking sound transmission.

Weighted Sound Reduction Index Rw
When specifying the acoustic performance of an acoustic partition in a more general manner, it can be useful to describe the sound insulation by a single number. The weighted sound reduction index, Rw , is a rating method given in EN ISO 717-1. This standard fits a standard reference curve to the measured sound reduction index curve.

Within the EN ISO 717-1 standard, a rating method is also given where the Rw value is completed by two C-terms which are applied to two models of the noise spectra for various types of noise. These two terms, Rw + C and Rw + Ctr, also include the frequency range 100 – 3150 Hz but can be extended to 50 – 5000 Hz. As industrial and traffic noise often have high sound levels which are also below 100 Hz, it is recommended that the extended frequency area is used.

The summary value, Rw + C, gives the reduction value in dBA for a spectrum with a level which is equally high in all third-octave bands. This can be used for:

  • Highway road traffic travelling at speeds in excess of 80 km/h
  • Factories emitting mainly medium and high frequency noise
  • Living activities (talking, music, radio, TV)
  • Railway traffic at medium and high speed
  • Jet aircraft at a short distance

The summary value Rw + Ctr also gives the reduction value in dBA, spectrum with low-frequency dominance such as:

  • Disco music
  • Urban road traffic
  • Railway traffic at low speeds
  • Factories emitting mainly low and medium frequency noise

Both the impact and airborne insulation performance of floors and walls should be carefully considered from the start of the project to ensure that the minimum performance requirements for new and converted developments are met inline with Approved Document E.

If you would like more information in regards to our sound testing and/or noise survey services, please contact us now at Please feel free to contact APT Sound Testing on 01525 303905 or our London Office 0203 667 2650 to discuss your project and how we can help with your acoustic consultancy and sound testing requirements.

Remodel Your Bathroom and Shower with PT Ranson

Remodel Your Bathroom and Shower with PT Ranson
Adding a decent shower to your bathroom is an excellent way to really add a touch of luxury, whether you are totally refitting your bathroom, adding a new shower to an existing suite or creating a second bathroom within your home. At P T Ranson they have an excellent range of high quality showers in a wide variety of designs ranging from the traditional to ultra-modern so you can be certain to find the perfect shower for any bathroom.


If you love classic design but want all the advantages that modern technology can bring Imperial Showers have included some excellent showers within their collections that you are sure to love. Made using the finest quality materials and some of the latest design techniques available you will be able to find a shower that looks great and offers high performance every time, you may also want to take a look at the rest of the available range and create a completely coordinated bathroom.

For designs that are both stylish and unique you may want to consider taking a look at the great showers by Fiora Bathrooms and Showers.  With all the features you would expect from a top quality shower and eye catching modern designs Fiora are the perfect choice if you want to make your shower a real focal point within the room and with a great range of other items within the range you can be sure to find some really stunning basins and other bathroom items to really help you finish the look.

You will be sure to love the range available from Hansgrohe Showers if you are looking for a shower that is created using the latest design technology and offers you all the most up to date features available including great energy saving functions but still looks great.  No matter what features you are looking for you can be certain that you with be able to find a Hansgrohe design that offers you exactly what you are looking for and with some really eye-catching designs available a Hansgrohe shower will be a welcome addition to any bathroom.

P T Ranson bathrooms & Showers
So if you want to install a new shower in your bathroom why not get some inspiration from P T Ranson? Regardless of your tastes or the style you are hoping to achieve with such a wide range of top quality products you are sure to find the ideal shower for your bathroom.

So why not head over to the P T Ranson bathrooms website for some inspiration and start planning what you could do with your bathroom this year?  With so many unique and high performance products on offer from some top bathroom design companies you can be sure that you won’t be disappointed.

Broadband Must be Affordable for Poor, say Councils

Broadband Must be Affordable for Poor, say Councils
The poorest people in society should be given financial help to pay for fast broadband, a body representing councils in England and Wales has said. The Local Government Association is calling on the government to include a social tariff in its universal service obligation for broadband. The subsidy would give low-income families a basic service of at least 10Mbps, it said.


According to an LGA report, one in four adults lacks basic online skills.

The body does not specify what price should be set for affordable broadband but points to an existing scheme offered by BT. BT offers a £9.95 per month broadband and telephone service to people who receive income support, jobseeker’s allowance or other benefits.

The LGA wants to see all other providers offering similar schemes but does not specify whether the government should also contribute.

Councillor Mark Hawthorne, chairman of the LGA’s People and Places Board, said: “Good digital connectivity is a vital element of everyday life for residents and can help them cut household bills, shop online for cheaper goods, stay in touch with distant relatives, access their bank accounts and even run their own businesses. “Many government services are going digital by default, and we need to be able to ensure that the most vulnerable and least well-off can afford to use them.”

Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK , said: “With one in seven pensioners living in poverty, the cost of getting online is already prohibitive for many, leaving some older people feeling priced out of the digital world.”

The government has promised to deliver a new broadband universal service obligation (USO) by 2020, which will give people the right to demand a broadband service of at least 10Mbps. The USO forms the cornerstone of the Digital Economy Bill, currently making its way through Parliament.

Some have criticised the plan, saying 10Mbps is too low.

Speaking about the USO at a broadband conference in London, Culture Minister Matt Hancock said: “10Mbps may be enough for today’s needs, it won’t be enough for tomorrow’s.” He did not address the price of broadband specifically, focusing instead on the need to get superfast broadband to as many areas of the country as possible.

“First, we must complete the rollout of universal 4G and superfast broadband between now and 2020. Second, we must deliver deeper connectivity now in areas of deep need, and support a competitive market for delivery. Third, we must start work now on ubiquitous 5G and fibre over the decade ahead. The destination on this journey must be to push digital connectivity out as far as it will go, treating broadband as the fourth utility.”

Metro Car and Van Hire

Metro Car and Van Hire
Metro car and van hire are a North East based business, located close to Newcastle Airport, Newcastle upon Tyne City Centre, Gateshead and all of South Tyneside. Established for over a decade, the company has thrived as it has always prided itself on offering a friendly and efficient service from private hire to all types of business hire and leasing. Providing new cars, minibuses and wide range of vans all available for short and long term rental, all of the hire cars, minibuses and vans come with insurance for at least 2 people, breakdown cover and unlimited mileage options.

metrovanAlthough much of the business Metro attracts is local, they are also a well-known car rentals company for tourists looking to explore the North East, the Scottish Borders, Northumberland and Yorkshire.

The region has a great many attractions included Hadrians Wall, Durham Cathedral and Castle, the twin Anglo-Saxon monasteries at Wearmouth – Jarrow, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Hexham Abbey to name but a few. For those who enjoy shopping there is of course, Europe’s largest shopping centre, the Metro Centre. And with Christmas approaching now is a great time to visit the hundreds of shops all under one roof.

No visit to the North east would be complete without a visit to Newcastle. United by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle (a city on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (a town on the south bank) form a single, diverse and extremely vibrant visitor destination. With so many different areas each offering new sights, sounds and experiences, you’ll be amazed at how much is on offer whatever your tastes. World-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture are linked here, as nowhere else, by the famous Geordie spirit.

So the next time you visit the region give Metro Rental a call and they can help you ‘access all areas’, whatever type of vehicle you may be after, they can provide it. For further information simply visit the Metro Rental website or call 0191 4603344 and the friendly staff will be happy to help.

Sound Testing for London

Sound Testing fro London
The UK capital is a massive city containing in excess of 5 million dwellings, many sharing wall and floor partitions. In this noisy environment it is essential that good acoustic design and construction is incorporated into all new and refurbishment projects along with sound testing for London.

To try and help enforce good acoustic design principles and pre-completion sound testing was introduced in July 2003 to comply with new Approved Document E. The new building regulations required 10% of each party wall/floor construction type to be tested on all new build and conversion properties.

We have undertaken thousands of sound tests on converted properties in London and in our experience if the partitions haven’t received any acoustic upgrades the wall and floor partitions – as per the plate below) normally achieve approx. 30-35dB for airborne sound and 68-74dB for Impact Sound. Obviously these figures fall well short of the required 43dB & 64dB as stipulated in Approved Document E. Also, it’s worth taking into account that sound doubles every 10dB, so 30-35dB for airborne sound and 68-74dB for impact sound would be massive failures and careful acoustic design and construction upgrades would be required.

aptsoundtesting3Using our many years’ experience in building acoustics, we are able to offer a total design and testing solutions for new and conversion projects. We help many architects and top 10 construction companies with their acoustic design requirements from the largest developments containing hundreds of units through a pair of semi-detached dwellings. We always endeavour to find the most cost effective solution.

If it’s a conversion project and you are unsure of the floor/wall construction, we often recommend our ‘sample sound testing service. Firstly, we visit site and undertake sample sound testing to at least one floor and wall partition, is consists of at least one airborne and impact test to the proposed dividing floor and an airborne test to the dividing wall. Once the sound test results are established we can then offer a targeted acoustic design solution to achieve a successful sound test in London in compliance with Approve Document E.

Once the construction works are underway we can undertake a site visit to check that the installation teams are installing the acoustic materials as per manufacturer’s guidelines, thus avoiding crucial onsite mistakes during the construction phase. In our experience a sound test failure is often caused by poor workmanship rather than the actual acoustic design. The site survey helps to further reduce the chance of a London sound test failure.

Sometimes, there are more technical issues such as noise flanking which may require more detailed diagnosis and invasive investigation, such as the removal of some of the wall and floor partitions. In many cases a large amount of noise flanking is due to serious design faults, e.g. the use of lightweight blocks in the construction of the walls in an apartment development. This allows the sound to travel along the walls and floors from dwelling to dwelling. In many cases a wall and/or floor partition may have a very good acoustic construction; however the partition will still fail as the sound is travelling along a noise flanking path.

We often get asked what ate the main reasons for sound test failures on new and existing dwellings, in our experience they are:

  1. Where lightweight blocks used in the inner envelope construction. This allows sound to travel along the lightweight blocks both vertically and horizontally from dwelling to dwelling.
  2. Through dividing floors if there is lack of mass or acoustic insulation has not been installed and/or or direct fixing of plasterboard and/or floorboards to joists without using a resilient ceiling construction and/or floating floor.
  3. Through Windows if they are no double glazed or have secondary glazing as a minimum
  4. Through Fixtures & fittings such as light switches, telephone outlets and TV cable ducts where they sit back to back against the adjoining property.
  5. Along structural joints along the perimeter wall and floor joint. These areas should be filled with acoustic mastic)
  6. Structural steels that run through one property to the other without material isolation, i.e. plasterboard is screwed directly to the steel offering little or no noise isolation.

There are many quick and simple solutions to improve the acoustic performance of dividing wall partitions. One of the easiest wall solutions is to install a 70mm met-sec partition in front of the existing wall abutting dwellings. Firstly leave approx. 25mm gap between the back of the met-sec and the existing wall. Then install 50mm acoustic wool to the inside of the met-sec and add two layers of soundboard to the outside of the met-sec frame, ensuring all boards are properly lapped and the perimeter joints are filled with acoustic mastic. Also make sure that the sockets etc. are placed in a different position to the sockets on the other side of the wall.

To reduce airborne and impact sound transmission through the floor, one simple solution is to add a timber baton to the bottom of the joists. Then add an acoustic resilient hanger.

To the inside of the newly formed void add an AW 25 Isowool acoustic insulation. To the underside of the hangers install 2 x 12.5mm layers of soundboard. Allow for the correct laps in the plasterboard. Add AW100 Isowool to the centre joist void and to the top of the joists install 18mm flooring. To the top of the flooring add a 4mm resilient matt.

The above Air and Wall solutions should comply with Approved Document Air for you Sound Testing in London. Whatever the problem we can usually find an acoustic solution that will help you achieve Building Regulation compliance If you have a project that’s needs acoustic design advice or needs sound insulation testing then please contact us at: or phone us directly on 0203 669 2650 and we should be able to offer you an expedient acoustic solution to help you achieve practical completion.

Drive Quality to your Website with Google Adwords

Drive Quality Traffic to your Website with Google Adwords

Google Adwords is one of the most versatile ways to drive traffic to your website. Google get 3.5 billion searches per day, meaning that people are constantly searching the web for products and services. 40,000 Google search queries are processed per second. Some of these queries are informational, but many are related to products or services. Right now, hundreds of people are searching for a website like yours. Google AdWords helps you target these searchers, and puts your website in front of these potential customers.

adwordsGoogle have made it incredibly straightforward to advertise with them. You can advertise through the Google AdWords interface.

Why use Google AdWords? There are a variety of reasons. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the more important reasons.

1. Precisely Target Interested Customers

When you create a TV or newspaper advert, you are targeting masses of people. For example, if you advertise lawn mowers in a local newspaper, you will have a variety of people reading your ad, from teenagers to elderly people to businesspeople. Most of your audience probably don’t require a lawn mower at that point in time.

However, with Google AdWords, you can precisely target customers who are interested in lawn mowers only. When someone searches for “lawn mower shop Manchester”, you can place your ad directly on Google’s search results. Since this person is highly interested in purchasing a lawn mower, they are more likely to click your ad. As a result, they are more likely to convert, either by purchasing a lawn mower or through some other conversion. Instead of spending huge amounts on newspaper ads (directed at the masses), you can spend the same on interested customers, who are very likely to purchase.

This means that with a small amount of investment, you can get highly interested people coming to your website. These people have shown interest in your product by conducting a search into Google, and this means you’ll get more conversions and more purchases.

2. Instant Results

This is a no-brainer. With SEO, you have to wait up to six months to start seeing your website receive lots of traffic. While this may be a long-term investment, it does take time. While you are waiting for your website to rise in the SERPs, you can invest in some short-term PPC/Google AdWords advertising. With as little as £20, you can start receiving interested customers to your website. These customers will arrive at your site in as little as a few hours, and you can generate some quick business.

Since PPC is a relatively inexpensive method to gain customers, you can experiment with pricing and keywords. The results are quick; you don’t need to wait months. That said, SEO should definitely be a part of your long-term internet marketing strategy, but PPC can have quick results too.

3. Get Exact Predictions and Data

With Google AdWords, you can choose which keywords you’d like to target. Then, you can get predictions on how many clicks you’ll get.

This gives you exact data and it’ll help you forecast how much traffic you expect to receive. If we compare this to newspaper ads or radio ads, they don’t give any detailed metrics on what you can expect. They may highlight certain demographics or ages, but they aren’t measured with the accurate specificity of Google AdWords. With PPC, you can get accurate metrics on what to expect. Since so many businesses use Google AdWords each year, Google have amassed exponential amounts of data and research on what keywords convert best. All this data is neatly compiled into the AdWords Keyword Planner, and you can easily access it.

You can input the amount of money you’d like to spend per day, eg: £10. With that £10, the tool will state how many clicks you’ll get for that £10 for your chosen keywords. You can then toggle around with the keywords, and choose cheaper or more expensive keywords. This gives you unlimited freedom, because the keywords have been tried and tested, and Google’s long experience in PPC advertising helps you hone in on the most profitable keywords/search queries to target.

Final Thoughts

Google AdWords can be a versatile source of advertising for you. It will allow you to get exact predictions on your expected traffic, it’s easy to use, and it’ll quickly bring targeted customers to your website. If you feel that traditional advertising isn’t working for you, or you want an easy way to get targeted customers to your website, Google AdWords is the perfect choice for you.

Direct Submit Pay per Click & SEO Services Direct Submit are an established Search Engine Marketing and Internet Marketing company. With over 95% of our business coming direct from client referral, we provide a cost effective and highly efficient service. We offer a client focussed service, and always speak to our clients in a language they understand, helping them understand the Internet and how a successful Internet Marketing Campaign can benefit their business.

Established over a decade ago and operating from the North East of the UK, Direct Submit have become one of the leading SEO and Internet Marketing providers in the North East and the UK. Our client retention rate is exceptional, currently over 80%, which shows our commitment to working with the client to make a project a success. Unlike most other SEO companies, we do not do any marketing of note. We don’t employ sales people, not do we cold call or bombard business with sales materials. Virtually all of our client base comes directly from referrals.

To speak to one of our Internet Marketing Consultants for advice on making your Web Marketing project a success, call us now on 0845 272 2350 or email us on We look forward to your call.

Whisky – How to Choose it, How to Enjoy it

Whisky – How to Choose it, How to Enjoy it
Although made from only a few key ingredients, whisky (or whiskey) is one of the most deliciously complex spirits in the world. It’s the where and the how of the whisky making process that have the biggest influence on taste and aroma. We at the Gleann Mor Whisky Company website would like to offer the following friendly advice.

Five whisky basics: 1.It’s okay, in fact it’s best, to drink whisky with water. Sip it neat first to compare tastes with and without water. Note how the flavours and aromas open up with just a few drops of water. Mixers are no longer taboo, if you want a longer drink.

2.Hold your mouth slightly open when you sniff your whisky to explore the aromas.

3.Whisky is a great accompaniment to food – and sensational with chocolate. Pair different styles of whisky with diverse smoked fish, cheeses, cold cuts and desserts.

4.Whisky is best enjoyed with friends. Hold an informal whisky tasting and compare notes between malts from different regions or a variety of blends.

5.Flavour is more important than age. Enjoying whisky is an entirely personal thing and you are the best judge of what you like.

To ‘e’ or not to ‘e’: the big whisky question As with the ‘color’ and ‘flavor’ of their whisky, the Americans like to spell things differently. That’s why you’ll see whiskey with an ‘e’ on whiskeys (note the plural) made in the US. The same goes for whiskey from Ireland. Pretty much everywhere else – Scotland, Canada, Japan, India– you’ll come across whisky spelt without an ‘e’ and whiskies in plural. To keep things simple, we use whisky when talking about the spirit in general terms.

The Different Types of Whisky ?Single malt – Single malt whisky is distilled at a single distillery from water and malted barley without the addition of any other cereals. Single malts are never blended with a product from another distillery. Unique production and regimes create a wide variation in aromas and flavours among single malt whiskies. While typically associated with Scotland, single malt whiskies are also produced in other countries. Bushmill’s, for example, produces outstanding single malt Irish whiskeys. Talisker, Lagavulin and Cardhu are all examples of single malt scotch whisky.

Single Grain Whisky Single grain whisky is distilled at a single distillery using water and malted or unmalted whole grains. The majority of single grain whisky is produced for blending, however Port Dundas and Cameronbridge are two examples of excellent single grain scotch whiskies.

Blended Whisky This is a blend of one or more single malts, with one or more grain whiskies. Blends can contain anywhere from two or three malts to 20 or 30. Blended whiskies are among the world’s highest quality and most popular premium spirits, and include Johnnie Walker Black label and Johnnie Walker Gold label reserve.

Blended Malt Whisky Blended malt whisky is a blend of single malt whiskies which have been distilled at more than one distillery. Johnnie Walker Odyssey is a premium. blended malt.

For further information on access to a great selection of fine whisky, please call 07774 22 77 44 or visit the Gleann Mor Whisky Company website.

Effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
If you are a new business and you want to make sure that you website is a success it may be a good idea to consider using the services of a professional internet marketing service such as Direct Submit to help you. Making sure that your website gets seen by potential customers or investors that will be interested in the goods or services that your business provides is a potential hurdle that every business faces regardless of their size or length of time within their industry, however with the correct skills and knowledge any website can really improve its chances of considerably raising its online profile.


By employing techniques such as search engine optimisation (SEO) Direct Submit can help you to reach the top pages of results produced by search engines such as Google, so people who are looking for the products or services that you provide are likely to find your page quickly and easily.  This is a particularly effective method and popular of internet marketing because not only does it send more traffic to your website, the traffic that is generated is much more likely to be well targeted to your business and doesn’t require the use of any expensive and time consuming advertising campaigns.

As SEO can be a time consuming process that requires a lot of research, maintenance and adjustments to your website to be truly worthwhile so using the service of internet marketing company can be a really sensible investment.  Any new business takes up a lot of time and requires a lot of work so why not let a professional with all the required knowledge and expert skills required to do a to quality job do it for you so you can pay your attention to other, more immediate aspects of your business.

At Direct Submit they offer all service with very flexible terms giving you the option to simply hire them to set the initial process up or to continue to benefit from their support by taking advantage of the excellent maintenance and performance review services that are on offer as well. At Direct Submit they are happy to offer help, advice and services to any businesses that are just starting out, no matter how large or small, with the skills and expertise to help any website become a success they will be able to offer you an effective internet marketing strategy that is completely tailored to your businesses individual needs by taking in to account other details such as location, customer target group, special offers, awards or achievements and many other factors.

With a friendly, efficient and flexible approach to all their customers you will be definitely be pleased with the results that Direct Submit can create for you. So if you want your new business to be seen online and have the best possible start why not talk to one of the friendly and fully trained team at Direct Submit to find out how they could help your company’s website boost its online profile?  No matter what products or services you sell you can be certain that they will be able to offer your service and excellent service that generates real results, check out their great past customer testimonials to see how many people have been left satisfied with the service they provide.

Established over a decade ago and operating from the North East of the UK, Direct Submit have become one of the leading SEO and Internet Marketing providers in the North East and the UK. Our client retention rate is exceptional, currently over 80%, which shows our commitment to working with the client to make a project a success.

To speak to one of our Internet Marketing Consultants for advice on making your Web Marketing project a success, call us now on 0845 272 2350 or email us on We look forward to your call.

Ellen Conlin Hair and Beauty in Glasgow

The Ellen Conlin Hair and Beauty in Glasgow
Visiting the salon is something many of us regularly enjoy, spending some time being pampered and then leaving looking great and is the perfect way to boost your confidence and feel refreshed. Ellen Conlin is a Hair and Beauty salon in Glasgow that is definitely worth checking out.  With two separate salons available they easily accessible, no matter where you are within Glasgow, they also offer an impressive range of quality hairdressing services and beauty treatments.


Their Hyndland salon has been long established as ‘Masters of Colour’ and they are one of the few salons locally that have the knowledge and expertise to create any colour you desire, regardless of your natural colouring, age or hair type and condition. As an award winning clinical centre Ellen Conlin Hair and Beauty are also able to offer treatments such as Microdermabrasion, DermaluxTriZone and EA Peels.

Ellen Conlin Hair and Beauty are a 5 star rated beauty business originally opening their flagship hair & Beauty salon in Hyndland in Glasgow’s famous West End 15 years ago, later following their success they went on to open a second hair & beauty salon in Giffnock.   As holders of a 2012 silver Investor’s in People accreditation and 2015 Investor’s in Young People accreditation, Ellen Conlin Hair and Beauty have high professional recognition, they have also achieved a wide range of awards and certificates from various Glasgow hairdressing and hairdressing business competitions.  With recognition like this and co-owner Ellen’s four decades of hair dressing experience it’s easy to see why they are such a successful business.

Making an appointment to visit one of their pleasant and stylish salons couldn’t be easier as they give the option to book online as well at , their website also provides information about the different treatments that are available, a full price list, customer reviews and much more useful information, including a 3d tour around each salon.

With air-conditioned salons, a great range of reading material provided and complementary refreshments you can be sure to spend your visit to either Ellen Conlin salon in total comfort. All staff members are dedicated to providing an expert level of customer care and aim to make sure that you have an enjoyable and relaxing experience.  No matter what your reason for visiting you will receive a full initial consultation where you will be able to explain exactly what you want done, and expect to be kept fully informed during the treatment process so you can be certain that you will be happy with the final result.

The range of hairdressing services available is really impressive with a choice of cuts, colours and extensions all available there is no limit to how much you can change the appearance of your hair! All salon staff are educated to the highest possible standard within their chosen specialist field and with specialist hair treatments such as Nanokeratin Hair Restoration and Smoothing System on offer they also know how to help you maintain your hairs condition and appearance, even after you have left the salon.  If you are pushed for time they also have the option for you to visit the Blow Dry bar so you can quickly have your style refreshed.

There are so many different beauty treatments available that you wouldn’t really ever need to visit another salon again! You can choose from a range of options including waxing, tanning, manicure, pedicure, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, threading, made up application and eyelash extensions, all treatments are carried out by professional, friendly staff that are highly qualified in their chosen field.  There are skincare specialists available that can advise you on a combination of advanced prescriptive treatments that can solve any skincare condition, and help you create a personalised skincare programme that is tailored to your needs.  The revolutionary Dermalux TriWave skincare treatment system is also available which is able to actually help to renew and repair the skin and limit any signs of damage.

With many offers available for returning clients including the VIP card, which offers many benefits including the opportunity to collect points and receive discount offers, as well as a wide range of professional standard products available to buy it is easy to see why Ellen Conlin is one of the most popular Hair and Beauty Salons in Glasgow

Ellen Conlin Hair and Beauty
Ellen Conlin Hair and Beauty provides these and many other services. For hair and beauty treatments that will leave you looking and feeling your very best, call our Glasgow salon today on 0141 339 8223 or visit the Ellen Conlin Hair and Beauty website today to make your appointment with a new look.