Wirral Business News Issue Fourteen - Page 7

A Hoist UK designed, manufactured and fitted support system for the robot project has been implemented with The University of Edinburgh's Advanced Robotics Department.

Valkyrie is one of the most advanced humanoid robots in the world, standing 1.8 m tall, weighing 125kg, she has 44 separate joints to co-ordinate balance and movement. Topping this all off, it comes with with a price tag over £1m. The system was installed onto the underside of the laboratories existing concrete ceiling.

The crane system was fitted with an enclosed conductor providing power to the crane using a 3-phase mains power supply. Paul Jordan Director at Hoist UK, commented, “Being a part of a program that will one day lead to people travelling to Mars was very exciting. Our team really enjoyed building a relationship with the robotics department at The University of Edinburgh and we’re very proud of the work we’ve done here and excited to see what becomes of it in the future."

Hoist UK Safety System Supports NASA Robot

Boosting the skills and employability of a local labour force is at the centre of a bold move by the Recruit Right operation in moving to a new Birkenhead town centre location.

Recruit Right, part of Russell Taylor Holdings which has just been named as the UK’s fastest growing privately-owned recruitment business, currently has 12 staff who will be working chiefly in the call centre and industrial sectors. The Argyle Street office is the latest venture for the expanding business. which also has office centres in Blackburn and Greater Manchester.

Director Helen Cornah said: “This is our first ‘high street’ operation on Wirral and puts us in pole position to recruit local labour as the regeneration plans for Birkenhead begin to take shape.

“Already we are being seen as a market leader in t the North West’s industrial and commercial

recruitment sectors and our new Birkenhead

e n enterprise will reinforce our growth ambitions."

Paula Basnett, CEO of Wirral Chamber added, "We a are very pleased that Recuit Right, one of our key m members, has taken this step in opening its new o f office in Birkenhead, it shows great confidence and s support in the work being carried out by Wirral a Chamber, Birkenhead BID and the Council in making t making it better for residents and its businesses."

Recruit Right opens key recruitment operation in Birkenhead

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