Welcome readers old and new to Trenchless Works. For any of you that are not familiar with the Trenchless Works publication, Trenchless Works has been published monthly as a magazine since 2006 under the NoDig Media Service (NMS) banner with me, Ian Clarke, as editor and owner.
For several years now myself and Paul Harwood, Managing Director of Westrade Group (WTG), which many, if not all of you will know through association with the many Trenchless events the company produces such as No-Dig Live, Trenchless Middle East and Trenchless Asia, have been discussing that promotion of the trenchless industry has been limited by a lack of effective presence in certain areas. We agreed that more could be done.
Trenchless Works has been long overdue for a re modelling to move trenchless information access into the modern age with expanding social media options, streaming services and educational outlets such as webinars and the exponential growth and availability of high speed internet connection. But to achieve the growth in information availability we were looking for we felt that there was need to have a consistent established foundation on which to build these information platforms and agreed that using the Trenchless Works publication as the base, these ambitions could be moved forward at pace.
To this end NoDig Media and Westrade Group have instituted a cooperation agreement whereby Westrade Group will take over the publishing aspect of the magazine and bring to bear all its digital expertise, with NMS providing the foundation for the editorial content used in both arenas.
This will bring a huge increase in trenchless information availability across the globe.
Paul Harwood commented “Westrade Group’s expansive digital experience including publishing, conferences and masterclasses puts us in a unique position of being able to provide global diverse audiences in all aspects of the installation or refurbishment of underground utilities using Trenchless Technologies.
Trenchless Works is now a multi-media platform bringing together online the very best in news, opinion and views from across the UK and International Trenchless Technology sector. Readers can switch between environments and devices to view all the very latest content. So far industry support has exceeded all our expectations, there is a real team spirit that is the Trenchless industry and the new platform and timing has really captured the industry imagination”.
The combination of a multi-media platform and worldwide Trenchless events provides a unique proposition and opportunity for companies to stay engaged and connected to the Trenchless community 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Our channels include Live and Digital events, a monthly magazine, website and Trenchless Works TV, a real opportunity to join a trenchless community.
Paul continued “We are also delighted that Trenchless Works will be the official magazine for the UKSTT and we are looking forward to launching and implementing many new projects over the next twelve months. Additional industry supporters will soon be announced further enhancing the Trenchless Works reach. Looking ahead we have many ideas, including Spanish translation, and Trenchless Works Asia. Watch this space. A big thanks for the support so far and we look forward to working with you all”.
Both Paul and I hope that you find the new information platforms useful, informative, and effective and good for your businesses as well as ours. If you have content that you feel would fit into the remit of any of the platforms now available please feel to contact me, Ian Clarke firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to the team directly using the contacts page on this website. We look forward to working with you and moving the industry forward together in the years to come.