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IPS Ceramics is Proud to Support City Dogs Home

IPS Ceramics are Proud to Support City Dogs Home

Posted by Tom Evans on 09-11-2021

IPS Ceramics have donated £100 to City Dogs Home, a charity dedicated to rehoming dogs-in-need throughout Staffordshire and the West Midlands. IPS fundraises for local charities through our weekly Dress Down Friday. All participating employees donate £1 a week which is collated and saved until we have a full £100; this money is then donated to a local charity and the saving starts again. This time, we donated to the City Dogs Home. The City Dogs Home was set up…

IPS Ceramics and Red Street Condors - Looking Good

IPS Ceramics and the Red Street Condors: Looking Good!

Posted by Tom Evans on 04-11-2021

IPS Ceramics, sponsors of the Red Street Condors (a local under-13's football team), were presented with a framed copy of the team’s new shirt by team manager Nikki Rackham. [gallery columns="1" size="medium" ids="5537"] The Red Street Condors are a local under-13’s football team based in Chesterton, Staffordshire, who play in the North Staffs Junior Youth League. IPS’ sponsorship has allowed them to update the design of their kit and provide a full kit to all of their players. The kit,…

The Art of the Office

The Art of the Office: Redesigning the IPS Conference Room

Posted by Tom Evans on 27-07-2021

As Covid has moved people away from face-to-face meetings and towards the conference call, we decided that our Conference Room needed jazzing up with a new feature wall. Here’s the story of how we performed that jazz. Origins IPS offers conference calls to all our customers using Zoom, Teams and other platforms, allowing us to directly communicate with them no matter where they are in the world. Due to the pandemic, these calls have never been more frequent. The view…

IPS Ceramics Awarded ISO 9001 Re-Certification

IPS Ceramics Awarded ISO 9001 Re-Certification

Posted by Tom Evans on 20-07-2021

After a recent audit by Lucideon CICS Ltd, IPS Ceramics have passed re-certification against the ISO 9001 standard. ISO 9001 is a recognised national and international quality standard which guarantees a certified company's ability to meet or exceed their customer expectations. 2020 was a challenging year in which to maintain our business processes, yet IPS Ceramics passed their recent audit with flying colours. [gallery columns="2" link="none" size="medium" ids="5352,5353"] Brian Wycherley (our Technical Manager, pictured above) said that “this external validation…

A Brief History of Saggars

A Brief History of Saggars

Posted by Tom Evans on 28-06-2021

Put basically, the saggar is a deep ceramic box used in industrial applications to hold materials or items while they’re being fired in a kiln or furnace. While they can look relatively simple, the saggar was one of the first items of kiln furniture ever invented and has been through many ups-and-downs during its long existence. We’re here to pay tribute to the elder of the ceramics world and take a look inside the saggar. The Early Age (Pre-1700s) The…

IPS Ceramics are Proud to Sponsor Red Street Football Club

The Red Street Condors: Kicking Up a Storm!

Posted by Tom Evans on 29-04-2021

With lockdown in the UK beginning to ease, many local activities are starting up again. Hitting the ground running are the Red Street Condors, the local under-12s football team sponsored by IPS Ceramics. The Red Street Condors are a local football team for children under 12 based in Chesterton, Staffordshire. Since the lockdown restrictions have been eased, the Condors have played three games, winning two (5-2 and 3-2) and drawing one (3-3). It’s not just these victories providing the team…