Get to know Margaret

How long have you worked at Taylor Alden? Almost 10 years! What are your most memorable moments or highlights at Taylor Alden? I love seeing the smaller start-up companies we work with bringing their ideas and products to market.  The passion and enthusiasm is contagious! Being able to share a new invention with editors, promoting […]

How is CaberFloor made?

In a short video launched by West Fraser, trading as Norbord, the panel product specialist demonstrates how its sturdy CaberFloor is made at the huge Cowie facility near Stirling, Scotland.  The video is available on West Fraser’s YouTube channel: The 95-second, virtual ‘factory tour’ enables the viewer to appreciate the exacting processes required to […]

The Deploy tank – an evolution in water capture and storage

Deploy Tech Water Storage | Deploy ( has introduced an innovative water storage tank for the UK agricultural, horticultural and sportsground markets. The tank can be used, for example, where mains water is inaccessible, where water can be stored and where water can be extracted or reused.  The key to the tank’s ‘deploy-ability’ is the […]

West Fraser’s CaberMDF – a brand new look for an old favourite

West Fraser (trading as Norbord), the leading UK panel manufacturer, has given its well-loved MDF range a makeover.  Still the same great products but with a bold new look!  One of the most comprehensive ranges on offer to the UK construction industry, five grades are available from the basic lightweight general-purpose grade, CaberMDF Trade, to […]

Deploy launches two innovations at the Royal Welsh Show

Stand number H531 18 – 21 July 2022 Deploy Tech (Water Storage | Deploy ( is exhibiting at The Royal Welsh Show where two innovative products will be launched for the agricultural and horticultural industry – among others. There will be regular demonstrations and the experienced will be on hand to answer any questions. […]

Don’t shy away from your past!

I recently had a conversation reminiscing about sweets we had “when we were young”. It was a conversation littered with “do you remember…?” and “whatever happened to…?”  Some have, probably for good reason, become memories of a bygone age.  The one thing that I realised though was that, while particular childhood favourites might have been retired, […]

One size definitely does not fit all!

I’m sure it’s not escaped anyone’s notice that the world is a rapidly changing place.  Looking forward to a week off at the end of August, I’d normally be packing summer dresses and sandals but, looking out of the window this morning, I’m considering boots and a warm coat!  And it’s not just the weather […]

Dipping your toe in the water doesn’t have to be scary!

Launching a new company, product, campaign, or service offering can be daunting no matter how confident you are in your brand.  Companies who thrive in today’s fast-paced world are ones that constantly test their thinking and communicate with their existing and potential customers. At Taylor Alden, we love to see new companies starting their journey […]

We are all only human after all

As I sit here at my laptop in my “spare” room, my usual peace and quiet is invaded by angle-grinders, cement mixers and electric saws being used by the contractors building a new entrance gate for one of my neighbours.  I retreat downstairs to the kitchen table.  The back door to the garden is open, […]