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Friday, December 18th, 2015

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit at Fairfields HQ today whilst raising a some money for charity on ‪#‎ChristmasJumperDay‬. Who’s wins the prize for best jumper??

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Today’s ‘lunch and learn’ session was delivered by Pepperl+Fuchs who updated our engineers on the latest sensing technology with a visit from their Mobile Exhibition Van. They demonstrated their sensing and positioning technology, including: Photoelectric sensors Ultrasonic sensors Inductive positioning Rotary encoders Safety AS-Interface RFID

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

A product update session from Schneider Electric is taking place at Fairfields HQ today. This is one of our popular ‘Lunch & Learn’ sessions which keep our engineers up to date with the latest PLC, HMI, network, safety and drive products available from suppliers. These presentations are informal and informative with ample opportunity for Q&A.

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Friday, November 27th, 2015

See how apprentices have helped to grow our business with these two films made for the National Apprenticeship Service which feature 2 of our employees – Emma and Andrew. Emma recently completed her Higher Apprenticeship programme and is now employed full time at Fairfields as a Design Engineer while she studies for her degree and […]

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Fairfields hosted an event at our Head Office in Retford, along with our colleagues at Rockwell Automation on ‘Migration and the Risk of Obsolescence in Rockwell Control and Safety Systems’. This is our first event since moving to our new premises and we hope it will be the first of many. We welcomed attendees from […]

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Friday, October 16th, 2015

The Scenic Railway at Dreamland Amusement Park in Margate re-opens this week. It is a Grade II listed wooden roller coaster which has recently undergone a massive reconstruction as part of the parks £18m makeover. Many of the rides have either been restored or replaced. The Scenic Railway was painstakingly dismantled and reconstructed with the […]

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Monday, October 5th, 2015

Two of Fairfields Directors, Michael Doney and Oliver Mangham, attended the IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions) Euro Attractions Show in Gothenburg, Sweden this week. The conference and exhibition has a series of exhibits, seminars and networking events for operators, suppliers, manufacturers, investors and developers in the attractions industry from around the world. […]

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Friday, September 11th, 2015

Fairfields paid a visit to Lincoln UTC’s new home this week. The new building and purpose built engineering suite are stunning, fully equipped with the same kit our engineers use every day. The college’s vision is to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers by offering students aged 14-18 a high quality technical education, […]

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Saturday, September 5th, 2015

The annual Fairfields family garden party took place over the weekend. With a BBQ, giant inflatables, garden games and table tennis tournament, it is a small gesture of appreciation for our employees and their families and a great opportunity to come together to relax and have some much deserved fun. Although it was not the […]

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

One of our Design Engineers, Emma Roberts, was interviewed today on BBC Radio Nottingham about her experiences as an Apprentice. Emma recently completed her apprenticeship with Fairfields and achieved a distinction in her HND in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Lincoln College. She has now enrolled at Sheffield Hallam University to study for a degree […]

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