Physical Surroundings and Positive School Climates

This week, more than 600,000 anxious parents and children waited around the country for news of their secondary schools allocation. With the papers reporting that one in six pupils will miss out on their first choice as the best schools become more and more sought after, it has been a tense time for everybody. So what makes a good school … Read More

Swings, roundabouts and… red tape…

It’s been a busy old week here at Canopies by Acer with everything from launching our first brand new product brochure to dealing with planning permission for canopy clients. We mention the latter because planning regulations are getting to be big a source of frustration for us. Just this week, a keen customer based the south of England who runs … Read More

2014’s First Footing…

There is no doubt that the last few weeks of December are an ideal time to stop and look back at the past year and reflect on how we are all doing. Thanks to our growing number of supportive customers and continuing relationships with outstanding suppliers, here at headquarters, we are celebrating a very successful year and looking ahead to even … Read More

A canopy is for life, not just for Christmas..

At this time of year, it is easy to make your business or school inviting to visitors and even Santa if you have been good enough for him to drop by. Shimmering snow globes, twinkling candles and bright lights are perfect for making clients,employees and pupils feel welcome during the festive season but what about the rest of the year? … Read More

A Generation of Ideas

We have all heard it. That saying about never working with children and animals, but we at Canopies by Acer disagree with that particular well known expression. From the very start, we actively promote user-centered design on all of our projects and with more and more schools and nurseries recognising the benefits of our products every day, helping our education … Read More

No Tricks, Just Treats in the Canopies by Acer Sales Process

In a specialist industry such as engineering, clients may not always fully understand the full technical specifications of the product that they are buying. At Canopies by Acer our clients usually contact us when looking for friendly advice, a solution to a problem or when planning to make improvements to buildings or facilities From cycle shelters to covered walkways, Canopies … Read More

A New Standpoint on Rain?

Our beautiful nation sits in the mid-latitudes where cold air from the poles meets warm air from the tropics. Add to that the Atlantic on one side and the large landmass of continental Europe on the other and, love it or hate it, rain is a regular fact of life for us in the UK that is here to stay. … Read More

Kill two birds with one stone…on two wheels

Last week the nation was urged to saddle up for the UK’s first National Cycle to Work day. The event, championed by Dame Sarah Storey aimed to increase the number of people who regularly cycle to work. According to the latest census data, 760,000 people in the UK cycle to work regularly – this number keeps growing steadily, but the … Read More

Play Time

Most children spend at least 2000 hours of their life in a school playground, probably more than in any other outdoor play setting. Despite this, many UK schools do little to create the kind of rich play environments and experiences that we know are important for children. In other parts of Europe, play is viewed as a crucial aspect of … Read More