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  1. 30.Nov.2012

    Parking enforcement collection rates

    In early 2012, e-mpirical undertook research to understand the collection rates of those local councils that operate Decriminalised Parking Enforcement (DPE). More than 300 local authorities currently operate DPE and the income raised from these is in excess of 300M GBP. Anecdotal evidence suggests that collection rates of around 75% are usually achieved with cancellations and non-payment making up the balance.

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  2. 31.Aug.2012

    Data Sharing in the Public Sector

    The debate that has been raging for the last 5 years in UK local government has largely centred around setting up the one 'Golden Record' for citizens and usually surfaces at the time a new CRM system is being proposed. It is not unusual for a local authority to have more than 50 different systems containing information about a citizen.

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  3. 13.Jul.2012

    Hertfordshire County Council Highways

    Working in partnership with Ciber UK, empirical has managed the implementation of a new online fault reporting system for potholes, damaged signs and any other problem on the highways of Hertfordshire.

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  4. 16.Jan.2012

    Thames Valley Berkshire LEP - Superfast Broadband

    The government drive to get all of the UK on SuperFast Broadband continues.

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  5. 05.Dec.2011

    Thames Valley RepRap User Group

    Hannah and Malcolm are helping 19 members of the Thames Valley RepRap User Group build their own 3d printers.

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  6. 05.Dec.2011

    Printing plastic is cool. Printing chocolate is very cool

    We have been working with Moving Brands a global branding company to assist them to print 3d chocolates for an Advent Calendar project this Christmas.

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  7. 31.Aug.2011

    RepRap goes to Brighton

    We are taking our RepRaps (we now have two with a third on the way) to the Brighton Mini-Maker Faire on Saturday 3 September.

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  8. 15.Aug.2011

    RepRap at OggCamp

    Our RepRap hit the road again, at the OggCamp 11 conference at the Maltings, Farnham, Surrey and got a great reception.

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  9. 15.Jun.2011

    empirical's RepRaP 3D printer makes public appearance at #RDGGEEK20

    On 14 June we demonstrated our RepRaP 3D printer to a large audience for the first time.

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  10. 14.Jun.2011

    Low cost 3D Printing via RepRaP

    We have an ongoing interest in technologies that could disrupt. PCs were one such technology, the Internet another and smartphones and tablets yet another.

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  11. 15.Mar.2011

    Residents Parking Permits online

    Reading Borough Council are updating their Residents Parking rules and are allowing citizens to renew their permits online.

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  12. 17.Feb.2011

    Review of business processes at Bracknell

    empirical has undertaken a review of a small number of business processes at Bracknell Forest Council

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  13. 15.Dec.2010

    Review of BNLCP web site

    empirical is working with the Berkshire Neighbourhood Learning Centre Partnership to further develop their web site

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  14. 08.Nov.2010

    Independant review of LeaRNS Management Information System for Skills for Care

    Following the implementation of the LeaRNS system, the SfC Board commissioned empirical to undertake an independent review.

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  15. 12.Jun.2010

    Enhanced Bus lane ticket processing

    With help from empirical Reading Borough Council is now able to process Bus Lane tickets in record speed.

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  16. 30.Apr.2010

    empirical deliver the Berkshire Digital Learning Champions programme across Berkshire

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  17. 18.Mar.2010

    Skills for Care Review of LeaRNS complete

    Linda Jones and Tony Worsdall presented the independent review of the LeaRNS system to the Skills for Care Board in London on 17th March 2010.

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  18. 22.Feb.2010

    Breakfast Without Borders

    Breakfast Without Borders - Data Integration 25th March 2010

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  19. 01.Oct.2009

    Transformation Fund Bid

    empirical has successfully bid for over £90,000 of funding for the Berkshire Neighbourhood Learning Centre Partnership www.bnlcp.org.uk.

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  20. 06.Jul.2009

    New Mobile Learning Unit delivered

    empirical delivers 6th Mobile Learning Unit in record time.

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  21. 01.May.2009

    empirical completes NHS West Midlands e-learning study

    After 2 months of intensive consultation, empirical has delivered its report into the current and future e-learning activity in the West Midlands.

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  22. 02.Apr.2009

    empirical selected as preferred supplier for Adult and Community Learning

    empirical has been selected as a preferred supplier to a 4 year framework contract to help with Adult and Community Learning

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  23. 10.Feb.2009

    New adult learning centre in Farnham

    empirical has successfully equipped a new adult learning centre in Farnham.

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  24. 13.Jan.2009

    e-learning in the West Midlands

    empirical engaged by NHS West Midlands to scope e-learning in the region

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  25. 18.Nov.2008

    Integrated Payment Strategy at Reading

    Payment Review at Reading Borough Council

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  26. 14.Oct.2008

    Surrey County Council Adult Learning Centres

    empirical work with Surrey County Council to set up Adult Learning Centres

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  27. 11.Aug.2008

    Trees Survey

    Reading Borough Council to record details of their trees

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  28. 01.Jun.2008

    ICT strategy implementation in Basingstoke

    Having completed the development of an effective and modern ICT strategy for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, empirical is now working with leading councillors and officers to align this strategy to the councilís corporate priorities.

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  29. 01.May.2008

    Power crazy in Reading

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  30. 01.Mar.2008

    Working with Basingstoke and Deane to create an effective ICT Strategy

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  31. 01.Jan.2008

    Action 4 Communities enters the delivery phase

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  32. 01.Oct.2007

    empirical are now working with Reading Borough Council to develop the next level of self service.

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  33. 01.Aug.2007

    empirical have facilitated the development of the local action plan for the Berkshire Community Learning Network (BCLN)

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  34. 01.Aug.2007

    empirical have been working with Reading Borough Council over the last year to develop systems to make the detection of potential contraventions in bus lanes more accurate and efficient.

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  35. 01.Jul.2007

    empirical complete a 3 month study for Skills for Health

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  36. 01.May.2007

    empirical has started a month long consultation with key stakeholders within the health service sector.

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  37. 01.Mar.2007

    empirical are expanding and moving to new prestige offices in the Business Development wing of the University

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  38. 01.Dec.2006

    empirical is working with Macmillan Cancer Support

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  39. 01.Nov.2006

    November sees the voluntary and community centres across Berkshire of the ChangeUp funded Capital Investment Fund

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  40. 01.Sep.2006

    empirical have managed the specification and procurement of the Multivue Identification Server from VisionWare Ltd.

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  41. 01.Jul.2006

    July saw empirical extend its transport work with Reading Borough Council

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  42. 02.Jun.2006

    Jim Johnson, Chairman of the British Medical Association, opened The Broadband Learning Symposium on 22nd June 2006

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  43. 01.Jun.2006

    empirical have just completed the technology refresh of the Karten CTEC centre in Crowthorne Berkshire.

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  44. 01.May.2006

    empirical has published its extensive research 'Modernising healthcare training: e-learning in healthcare services'.

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  45. 01.Mar.2006

    Reading Borough Council becomes one of the first 10 Local Authorities to be accredited by the e-GIF accreditation authority.

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  46. 01.Feb.2006

    empirical have secured a major contract with the NHS to develop a country wide e-learning strategy.

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  47. 01.Jan.2006

    Bringing in the New Year

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  48. 01.Dec.2005

    December sees empirical going ski-ing in Wales

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  49. 01.Aug.2005

    This month the government awarded £1.2m funding for the Net: Gain ICT project

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  50. 01.Jul.2005

    July saw empirical working with Slough Borough Council's libraries to develop new learning materials for their Library Learn project.

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  51. 01.Feb.2005

    February sees the launch of a Reading Borough Council's e-democracy project.

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  52. 01.Jan.2005

    empirical extends its work in the communities in Berkshire by working with the Community Council for Berkshire.

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  53. 01.Dec.2004

    empirical completes the first phase of the technology refresh programme for the Berkshire Neighbourhood Learning Centre Partnership (BNLCP).

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  54. 02.Oct.2004

    October has seen empirical embark on another new project with Reading Borough Council.

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  55. 01.Oct.2004

    You can now also buy empiricalís unique community learning and mentoring offering from our partner, IBM, who can offer an easy access route to our offering.

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  56. 01.Aug.2004

    empirical continues its relationship with the Berkshire Neighbourhood Learning Centre partnership

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  57. 01.Jun.2004

    The continued expansion of our business has forced us to move office.

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  58. 02.Apr.2004

    April sees empirical head back north.

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  59. 01.Apr.2004

    empirical post first year profits in excess of forecast.

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  60. 30.Mar.2004

    Launch of the Reading Borough Council web site

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  61. 01.Feb.2004

    empirical engaged with Reading Borough Council to manage the implementation of their content management and e-forms system.

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  62. 01.Nov.2003

    Official launch of the Lancashire CyberSkills Centres

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  63. 01.Sep.2003

    empirical have been retained as strategic consultants to deliver the business plan of the new partnership.

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  64. 01.Jul.2003

    empirical produce policy framework for The Berkshire Learning and Skills Council

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  65. 01.Jun.2003

    June saw empirical commence the procurement of a content managed web portal for Reading Borough Council.

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  66. 01.May.2003

    The Berkshire Learning and Skills Council have chosen empirical to develop its funding and policy framework for UK online centres.

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  67. 02.Apr.2003

    empirical are supporting Reading Borough Council as they undertake a major step in their e-government strategy.

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  68. 01.Apr.2003

    empirical launches with a wide range of services.

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  69. 01.Jan.2003

    empirical roll out 5 resource centres

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  70. 01.Oct.2002

    The Foyer Federation

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  71. 01.Sep.2002

    Better Government for Older People

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  72. 01.Aug.2002

    Lancashire Social Services

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  73. 01.Jun.2002

    GTW helps launch first UK Online centre in Slough

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  74. 01.Apr.2002

    Working with UK Online Centres

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  75. 01.Mar.2002

    Working with Slough Borough Council

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  76. 01.Dec.2001

    GTW working with older people

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  77. 01.Oct.2001

    Reading gets connected

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  78. 01.Aug.2000

    GTW working with Lancashire Social Services

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