Architect Newsletter: Outside Comfort Zone (Summer 2023)

Architect Newsletter: Outside Comfort Zone (Summer 2023)

Welcome to the summer 2023 edition of Outside Comfort Zone – your quarterly dose of building solutions and news for you and your clients. In this month’s edition, you will find two of our recent case studies in Dagenham and East Sussex, a look at our new website, our latest environmental report, and we introduce you to Rachel, our projects Department Manager, plus much more.

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Here’s our top news stories from this edition:

Employee Spotlight: Rachel Batchelor

It’s that time again when we introduce you to another staff member in our employee spotlight feature. This time we sat down with Rachel, our Projects Department Manager and discussed all things Able Canopies and her take on dealing with stress.

“I have been part of the Able team for 16 years; I began working here after leaving college when I was 18 years old, and I still love it. I joined the team as an office junior and have worked my way up through the company, growing myself as the company has grown. I initially worked in the Sales and Pricing departments, then moved into the Projects department as an assistant, and in 2018, I was promoted to Projects Department Manager.”

Read more on page 2 – Employee Spotlight: Rachel Batchelor


We’ve Reduced Our Carbon Footprint

The environmental report for our previous financial year of 2022-2023 has been published and the results are fantastic. We have reduced our carbon footprint by 4.20 tonnes compared to the previous financial year and have off-set our carbon footprint by 32.20 tonnes in total for the whole year.

These are impressive numbers, especially as we had a fantastic year for supplying and installing commercial canopies to schools, hospitals, shops and commercial buildings across the UK. The figures are doubly impressive as office-based administration organisations generally have a carbon footprint of between 2 and 5 tonnes per employee, and we are at the lower end of those figures.

Read more on page 3- We’ve Reduced Our Carbon Footprint


Our New Website

You may have noticed that we’ve been a little quiet on the communication front lately and that’s because we’ve been working hard behind the scenes on our brand new website! Which is now live and running at

We have updated our website with you, the end user in mind. We wanted to create something that is easy to use and includes all the information you need, saving you time and enabling you to specify our products with ease. We like to think we’ve done that; however, your feedback is invaluable to us, and we’d appreciate any comments you may have regarding the new website.

Read more on page 7 – Our New Website

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Able Canopies Ltd. design, manufacture and install commercial grade canopies, shade sails, awnings and shelters across the UK. We specialise in servicing the education, leisure, healthcare and retail sectors and have extensive experience working with schools, councils, architects and contracting firms.
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