Archive for April, 2015

 

Being on the ball with Cahonas

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Cahonas Scotland is Scotland’s Male Cancer Awareness Charity committed to raising awareness of Male Cancers (Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer & Male Breast Cancer).  They exist to educate Scotland in matters relating to male cancers, reducing discrimination and stigma from the cancer experience & the aim to bring real positive change in Male Cancer Awareness

Cahonas Scotland

Cool Designs Ltd have supported Cahonas Scotland since its inception and the relevance of it in what is the largely male dominated industry we are in.  It was therefore extremely pleasing to receive this message from them:

“I just wanted to send you this message that has been sent to the Cahonas Scotland Facebook page from someone recently diagnosed with Testicular Cancer (attached). 

Thank you for your support and everything you have done to help  – you and all our other supporters help has made this early diagnosis happen.  The awareness raised with the help from your sponsorship and donations has enabled us continue to do the work we can to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of Testicular Cancer, the importance of Self Checks and ultimately the early detection for this young man.

Early detection is key in the battle against this horrible disease and with your support you have helped this young man.

From all at Cahonas Scotland.  Thank you so, so much.”

The message from the person read as follows :


“I’m 30 years old and was diagnosed with testicular cancer in February this year.  I just want to say thanks to Cahonas and the message they shout about self checks.

I, thanks to the information given, from Cahonas Scotland had the knowledge and technique to check my balls properly and detected my cancer early.

If you have just happened upon this page or you have came because you are scared there might be something wrong, then use the power of knowledge that Cahonas Scotland can give and get yourself to the doctors as soon as possible.

I had my orchindectomy and now only need two cycles of chemo because early detection is crucial.

Thank you Cahonas Scotland for spreading this word as loud as you can.

From me and my family”


Fabulous stuff and you can imagine how pleasing it is to reach such a message and know that the support everyone gives goes a very long way indeed.

You can learn more about the Cahonas Scotland charity here : http://cahonasscotland.com/about-cahonas/

Toshiba Additions Scheme update

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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Toshiba Additions is the loyalty reward scheme by Toshiba Air Conditioning that rewards not only loyalty to the brand but also excellence and professionalism  in the field of air conditioning.  At Cool Designs, we embrace the full message being delivered here by Toshiba in that it matches our own approach for training & f-gas legislation.  All Toshiba RAS, Digitial Inverter, Heat Pump VRF, Heat Recovery VRF, Air to Air Heat Exchangers and Estia Air to Water Heat Pumps qualify for the Additions scheme.

In 2015, Toshiba has again enhanced the scheme by rewarding those who maintain their training by increasing the warranty term on all of the products above as well as continuing the market leading Total Peace of Mind labour allowances that ensure should a system fail under warranty, you know you are well covered for your time by Toshiba.  An overview of the Toshiba Additions rewards are below.

Toshiba Registered Installer (TRI)

Additions Points – 1 point per £50 spend
Clothing Allowance
5 Year Warranty*
TRI 5 Year Warranty Certificate

* To qualify £10K annual spend to be achieved, product training within 3 months of sign up, F-Gas / Refcom up to date

 

Toshiba Qualified Installer (TQI)

Additions Points – 1 point per £40 spend
Clothing Allowance
6 Year Warranty*
TQI 6 Year Warranty Certificate
Total Peace of Mind Warranty**
Customer Logo & name on the Toshiba website

* To qualify £50K annual spend to be achieved, product training (2 modules) within 3 months of sign up, F-Gas / Refcom up to date
** TPM Warranty requires Toshiba signed off commissioning sheets (per project) completed by trained engineer & signed TPM agreement


Toshiba Additions Installer (TAI)

Additions Points – 1 point per £30 spend
Clothing Allowance
7 Year Warranty*
TAI 7 Year Warranty Certificate
Total Peace of Mind Warranty**
Customer Logo, name and weblink on the Toshiba website
Promoted to consultants / end users on specified projects

* To qualify £200K annual spend to be achieved, product training (3 modules) within 3 months of sign up, F-Gas / Refcom up to date
** TPM Warranty requires Toshiba signed off commissioning sheets (per project) completed by trained engineer & signed TPM agreement

 

Additions Points can be redeemed on the following:

Selected Toshiba audio/visual equipment

Love2shop retail cards

Selected refrigeration tools

Toshiba air conditioning products

 

Please contact Cool Designs for further information.

Are you and your customers up to speed on Annual Investment Allowances? (AIA)

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

So what is an AIA?

You can deduct the full value of an item that qualifies for annual investment allowance (AIA) from your profits before tax.  This includes plant & machinery of which air conditioning comes under.  You can currently claim up to £500,000.  This is nothing to do with the ETL and just based on plant.

Read more here – HMRC

So what’s changing?

The AIA has changed 4 times since 2008 and is due to change again to £25,000 on 1 January 2016.

That is a substantial change and worth your end user client being aware of as that could impact their accounting period for major refit works including air conditioning.

 

Again, visit the above HMRC link or browse to https://www.gov.uk/capital-allowances/annual-investment-allowance