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By Latest News, S&S Northern

In a bid to raise money for a charity close to our hearts – Our brave team will be taking part in the Rainbow House Fire Walk on Saturday 15 October.

This is the latest challenge that’s been enthusiastically accepted by S&S Northern in our long standing relationshop with the Mawdesley-based conductive education centre.

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Kirklees - James Rhodes – apprentice commercial heating engineer


By Industry News, Latest News, S&S Northern

The building services team at Kirklees Council have created a brand new training facility so it can provide an in-house training programme for new and existing engineers. The training facility includes a classroom work area, a domestic cooker, domestic boilers, gas fires, a commercial catering canopy, a commercial gas interlock system, gas meters, CO and CO2 detectors, and a range of manufacturers data.

S&S Northern have supplied a range of gas safety systems so that Kirklees Building Services engineers can familiarise themselves with installing and fault finding on gas Interlocks, gas proving s and gas detection systems.

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By Industry News, S&S Northern

ATL Commercial Kitchens Ltd has developed a fully operational demonstration commercial kitchen which showcases energy saving kitchen products to customers.

One of the product the company is showcasing is S&S Northern’s new Merlin CT3000E which monitors the electrical consumption being used from equipment under the canopy alongside CO2 levels within the commercial kitchen. When the Merlin 3000E receives a signal via the electricity or CO2, it adjusts the fan speed accordingly. This results in a huge cost saving for commercial kitchens as fans do not then need to be run at full speed all the time whilst still maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for the kitchen staff.

ATL, based in Hull, specialises in commercial catering and building services.  The company helps professional kitchen staff to choose the right equipment for their kitchen.  Their services include planning, design, installation and completion.

Ashley Stephenson and Lee Dempsey at ATL Commercial KitchensAshley Stephenson Director of ATL says, “We have developed the demonstration kitchen in order to showcase our manufacturer’s equipment and the possibilities within ventilation controls and energy efficiency. Many people do not realise that the commercial kitchen environment can be one of the major contributors to wasted energy within a commercial building.  This is really clearly explained within the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), document TM150 2009”.

Lee Dempsey, Sales Manager at S&S Northern says, “We were delighted to partner up with ATL and showcase our newest energy saving product to ATL’s customers.  

We are sure customers will be impressed with what it offers as we know that the payback period for the Merlin CT3000E is just two years.”

Merlin CT3000EThe Merlin CT3000E is a Ventilation Interlock and Electric isolation panel with build-in analogue output signal to regulate the speed of the fans accordingly to the electrical power consumption.  The system comprises a control panel and AC current sensor(s). The Merlin CT3000E can receive connections from remote emergency shut-off buttons and gas detector. It also can be integrated with a BMS and fire alarm.

For more information about S&S Northern’s gas and its full range of products, please visit, email or call 01257 470983.

For more information about ATL Commercial Kitchens Ltd and its full range of services and products please visit, or call 01482 215870.


Exquisite health & safety in Rosso’s Restaurant

By Case Study, Kitchen Interlock, Latest News, S&S Northern

Rosso’s, the prestigious Manchester restaurant owned by United player Rio Ferdinand, has installed a new gas safety system in its kitchen supplied by ‘top of the league’ gas safety specialist S&S Northern.  The restaurant’s customers include a long list of premier league footballers and A list celebrities.

rossos restaurantThe new gas interlock system ensures that staff working in Rosso’s kitchen are not exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide from gas cookers without a functioning ventilation system.  The Merlin CT1250 was manufactured and supplied by Chorley-based S&S Northern and installed by Combi-Vent of Denton.

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S&S Northern’s Buckshaw move brings in new customers

By Case Study, S&S Northern

S&S Northern is celebrating its move to Buckshaw Village last October with a handful of new local customers.  The company has supplied and installed equipment at a new restaurant on Buckshaw Village itself as well as working with a number of other restaurants in the local area.

Shanti LoungeOwner of the Shanti Lounge, Gaurav Dhar says, “We are offering something very different in the North West. In our take-away restaurant you can sit, relax, drink and enjoy some snacks whilst you order from a unique menu and watch your food being freshly prepared to take home. It is a really trendy modern place to be.” Read More

Apprentices are the future!

By Latest News, S&S Northern

S&S Northern’s apprentices are helping to build the company’s future by successfully completing their apprenticeships and bringing new skills and ideas to the business.

ste & georgeTrainee Estimator, George Dobson, aged 19 from Leyland, was awarded his Business Administration NVQ Level 3 just last month. George joined S&S Northern in 2011 as a Business Administration Apprentice straight from college.  He supports the team with estimating, online enquiries, sales and technical enquiries from customers. Read More

S&S Northern sponsor talented young golfer

By Latest News, S&S Northern

S&S Northern are investing in the future of a talented young golfer to help him achieve his potential.  S&S Northern decided to sponsor Chris Parsons, a 23 year old from Newport in Wales, after Sales Engineer Lee Dempsey at the company played with him in a charity golf tournament.

chris parsonsChris has been playing golf since the age of 9 and has represented his local golf club, Tredegar Park in Newport, at levels from junior through to county.  He was also a member of the junior development squad for Wales.   After finishing his degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University and doing an MSc at Swansea University, Chris turned professional earlier in 2012 and is now competing in numerous tours across the UK.  This year he has competed in the Euro Pro Tour, the Jamega Tour and the European Qschool stage 1. Rounding off his season Chris narrowly missed out on progressing to Qschool Stage 2 of the European Tour by 3 shots after a closing round of 70, which was 2 under par.

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Merlin put to work in Hell’s Kitchen

By Case Study, Kitchen Interlock, S&S Northern

hellsLancashire firm S&S Northern, based in Coppull, has supplied its Merlin gas safety system to the infamous kitchen of Hells Kitchen 4. The hit ITV series starring celebrity Chef Marco Pierre White is back on British screens and features a new line up of celebrities cooking competitively in front of a specially invited celebrity audience. The contestants include Anthea Turner, Ade Edmonson and Bruce Grobellar and Miss Dynamite. Read More

Iconic London hotel installs S&S Northern equipment in its kitchens

By Case Study, Industry News, Kitchen Interlock, S&S Northern

Claridges, the iconic luxury hotel in Mayfair London has installed state of the art gas safety equipment in its kitchens to ensure the health and safety of its staff and Guests.  Claridges, working with Gazelle Ventures, has installed two 11/4” Banic Solenoid Gas Valves together with CT1200s Gas Panel interlocks in both the Banqueting and the Pause Restaurant kitchens, all supplied by S&S Northern. Read More

Sharrow Bay’s 2AA Rosette Restaurant Installs Merlin 1650

By Case Study, Kitchen Interlock, S&S Northern

Harmony Business & Technology of Kendal, one of the leading distributors of commercial catering equipment in the UK, has installed a new kitchen at the Sharrow Bay Hotel including a gas interlock system from S&S Northern. The Sharrow Bay is a luxury boutique country house hotel in the Lake District with views of Lake Ullswater with an internationally acclaimed 2AA Rosette kitchen.

Harmony worked closely with the hotel management at Sharrow Bay to ensure that all the needs of the restaurant team were met with the new installation and ensure that the restaurant investment is a success.  The equipment installed gives the chefs a new cookline that is efficient and can keep up with demand in their busy restaurant.  Alongside the top quality kitchen cooking equipment, the hotel manager, Russell McCade, was also committed to meeting the health and safety standards for staff set out for commercial kitchens, and therefore required a gas interlock system.

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Gas Safety Range ensures safety of education of laboratories & health of students

By Fire & Environment Safety, Laboratory Control, Latest News, S&S Northern

S&S Northern has launched a comprehensive range of gas safety equipment for use in laboratories in UK schools, colleges and universities.  The range consists of four gas pressure proving systems to meet all laboratory requirements, alongside a carbon dioxide detector which can be used in science and food technology laboratories and standard classrooms.

School Gas Panels

S&S Northern specialises in manufacturing and supplying gas pressure proving systems for use in the education sector, thousands of its systems have already been installed across the country.  These systems offer a safe start-up and ensure teacher control, the safety and protection of students during the school day, and 24-hour building protection. Read More

S&S delivers to Pizza Hut

By Case Study, Kitchen Interlock, S&S Northern

S&S Northern is celebrating another successful project with one of the UK’s largest food chains, Pizza Hut.

gas safety pizza hutS&S Northern has supplied its commercial kitchen gas interlock system products to over 10 new and refurbished Pizza Hut delivery outlets across Northern England and Wales in the last 2 years and another 30 are planned in the next few years.

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New premises officially launched by top celebrity chef & dignitories

By Latest News, S&S Northern

S&S Northern, have sealed their business success with a move to new and larger premises at Buckshaw Village near Chorley.

offices opening The new offices were officially opened on Thursday 17th October by Nigel Haworth, award winning chef and joint owner of the Northcote Group including the Michelin Star restaurant Northcote Manor and Ribble Valley Inns, with The Mayor of Chorley, Councillor John Walker and Chorley Borough Council Leader, Councillor Alistair Bradley. Read More

New CO2 detectors provide health & safety backup for commercial kitchens and school classrooms

By Industry News, Kitchen Interlock, Laboratory Control, Latest News, S&S Northern

S&S Northern has launched new Carbon Dioxide (CO2)  detectors which can be used to monitor CO2 levels in environments such as commercial kitchens, school and food technology classrooms . The CO2 detectors have already been installed in a number of schools and commercial kitchens and Bristol City Council has this month installed 11 detectors in its kitchens. Read More

Customer service is key to success

By Case Study, Kitchen Interlock, S&S Northern

Staff at The Leaf Tea Shop and Bar in city centre Liverpool got to see for themselves S&S Northern’s commitment to customer service following a recent break-in at the tea shop and bar.

leaf restaurantLeaf’s Managing Director, Natalie Haywood, says, “We realized we had been broken into during the night when we came to open up in the morning. This was made worse by the fact that during the break-in the key which turns the kitchen’s gas interlock safety system on and off had also been taken, so we were unable to get the kitchen working until we had a new key.

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Back to school for local engineer

By Case Study, Fire & Environment Safety, Laboratory Control, S&S Northern

Local lad Lee Dempsey is an ex-pupil of Phillips High School in Whitefield and still lives and works in the area for his family run company, S&S Northern. In 1995, a gas detection system was installed in the school laboratory by S&S Northern, but they were in need of replacement this year due to changes in technology and the fact that teachers now want more control over gas availability, so Lee was sent along to assist with the new installation.

philipsLee, Sales Engineer at S&S Northern, was 15 years old when the first gas detection system was installed at the school and didnt think he would be returning to supply a new one nearly 15 years later, Schools are in need to update their gas systems, especially in kitchens where new standards such as BS6173 is concerned, which ensure they are safe to work in. Its really strange coming back to my old school to fit out the science laboratories, but great to see they are adhering to the most stringent safety standards so they can continue teaching safely. Read More

Sue ‘Moon Walks’ for Breast Cancer

By Latest News, S&S Northern

Director of S&S Northern, Sue McMahon, completed the challenging 26.2 mile Moon Walk in London on Saturday 11 May and raised over £500 for breast cancer charities.

breast cancer walkOver 15,000 people took part in the walk which is organised by Walk the Walk, a charity which raises money for breast cancer across the world with celebrities such as Jennifer Saunders, Clare Balding and Gaby Logan taking part.

Sue says, “Over a million people each year are diagnosed with breast cancer so I decided with some friends, to do something positive, and also remember my aunt who passed away with breast cancer. It was really tough, but with the support of those watching and cheering us through the night I managed to finish!” Read More

Family run blackpool hotel goes Gas Safe

By Case Study, Kitchen Interlock, S&S Northern

S&S Northern has supplied its patented gas ventilation and interlock system at the largest family-run Blackpool hotel, The Lyndene.

pizza hut gas interlockSteve McMahon, Director of S&S Northern says, “We are delighted that The Lyndene Hotel chose to work with us on this project.  S&S is a family-run business with a highly qualified team of experts offering excellent customer service and value for money.  Our position as the UK’s gas safety experts is based on nearly two decades of customer satisfaction.  All our products are patented and we are able to supply either an off the peg solution or design a bespoke system to meet a customer’s exact requirements.” Read More

S&S Northern supplies to Olympic Park kitchens

By Case Study, Industry News, Kitchen Interlock, S&S Northern

S&S Northern’s world class performance and reputation as a gas safety specialist secured the company a contract at the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

In total, 29 of S&S Northern’s gas interlock systems (Merlin 1200) were installed within the Olympic Village’s temporary marquee kitchens, ensuring the health and safety of the staff working in the kitchens and serving food to over 18,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes from across the globe, 24/7.

olympic village

S&S Northern’s gas interlock systems were the choice of Ideal Catering Solutions, the Norfolk based company which was selected by LOCOG for the expertise it offers in creating bespoke catering solutions to kit out the Olympic Village’s kitchens. Read More

Sales Engineer Becomes Business Graduate

By Latest News, S&S Northern


Craig Dempsey, Sales Engineer at S&S Northern has become the first member of staff at the company to achieve a Foundation Degree in Business (Fda).  Craig graduated at a ceremony at King George’s Hall, Blackburn earlier in October after studying at the University Centre at Blackburn College for over 2 years.  The degree is accredited by Lancaster University. Read More