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16 December 2010

Deliveries currently affected by bad weather


DPD is unable to guarantee that parcels sent to Scotland, Newcastle and York will be delivered before Christmas. In addition they have a significant backlog of parcels in their depots still awaiting delivery.

With the bad weather expected to continue in the north of the country and a new cold spell likely to affect other parts of the country, we strongly advise customers to expect disruption to their Christmas orders.

15 December 2010

Peak Development Christmas Opening Hours and Delivery Dates

The staff at Peak Development would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their support during 2010. Over the festive season our offices will be closed from 12.00 Midday on Friday 24th December until 9AM on Tuesday the 4th January.

Bad Weather

The recent bad weather has severely impacted parcel delivery services in northern parts of the UK. Our primary UK courier, DPD has stated that they are already unable to guarantee pre-Christmas deliveries in areas such as Scotland, Newcastle and York. With more snow anticipated, please be aware of the continued disruption this may cause to courier services.

Christmas Deliveries

The last collection date for guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery (to unaffected parts of the UK) will be Wednesday the 22nd December. If you do need to place an order for pre-Christmas delivery on Thursday the 23rd December, we recommend using a pre 12 delivery. There will be no collections on Friday the 24th December. Normal service will resume when we re-open on Tuesday 4th January.

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23 October 2010

Peak win at Pixel Trade Awards

On Friday the 22nd of October at the Pixel Trade Awards 2010, Peak Development was awarded with the title of Film Media Manufacturer / Supplier of the Year - for our work with SanDisk, the world leader in Flash Memory. This is the second time Peak have been recognised with the award.

The Gala Awards evening was held at the Marriott Hotel on Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair and are the only photographic and imaging trade awards of their kind. Peak’s award was presented to Managing Director Robert Baseley by legendary footballer Sir Geoff Hurst MBE. Sir Geoff made his mark in World Cup history as the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final.

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1 October 2010

Visit Peak at the Retail Imaging Show 2010

This trade only event returns for it's sixth year in the heart of London's prestigious Mayfair. The show presents the perfect opportunity to see key manufacturers face to face whilst networking with the entire photographic and imaging industry.

Visit the Peak stand at the Retail Imaging Show to meet representatives from SanDisk and find out how the new SanDisk Official Photo Partner programme could earn you savings on SanDisk performance cards.

Peak/SanDisk have also been short listed for an award. We were the winners in 2008 in the Film Media Manufacturer / Supplier of the year catagory and hope to repeat this success again in 2010.

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16 August 2010

Asset Management in Schools

Typically, a large secondary school will have in excess of 7000 assets. Without a robust asset management system it becomes very difficult, in fact nearly ‘mission impossible’ to track and manage equipment on a daily basis. Find out how to improve the performance of asset management within a school, with the help of Helen Mollart from Kodit Database. The following article was written by Helen for The Bursar's Review", a magazine that includes articles of topical interest written both by bursars and those who provide professional advice to schools. Peak Development and Kodit Database have enjoyed a working relationship for approximately five years. During this time the two companies have worked on numerous opportunities utilising asset management and data collection hardware from Socket Mobile.

For more information about Socket Mobile products contact Steve Mander in our OEM team. Read Me - Kairos Audit Manager Case Stud(PDF 1.3MB)

29 July 2010

SanDisk Packaging Changes

SanDisk, The Global Leader in Flash Memory Cards, and a major supply partner of Peak since 1996, has recently announced changes to its supply chain and logistics processes. As part of these changes, SanDisk will be adopting an overall smaller packaging format. Peak understands that each of our customers has different requirements and we will be working closely to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. For further details of these changes please contact your Peak account manager or follow the SanDisk Packaging Changes link below.

SanDisk Packaging Changes

28 July 2010

SanDisk Official Photo Partner program

Peak Development has been specially selected by SanDisk to offer our customers’ access to the new SanDisk Official Photo Partner (OPP) program. The aim of the OPP program is to give greater support to photographic specialist retailers that have the customer base and the specialist knowledge to drive sales of SanDisk’s high performance imaging products. There are many benefits to joining the SanDisk OPP program:

* Up to 10% off SanDisk high performance imaging products
* Membership of an exclusive Loyalty Scheme
* Inclusion in the Where to Buy section on
* Exclusive access to the OPP website
* Expand your knowledge with e-learning courses, soon to be available
* On-line regular e-newsletters
* In return for the above discounts and benefits

If you have not yet joined, talk to your Peak Development account manager who will help you register for your free starter pack. This contains additional information on the programme as well as some Point-of-Sale material to help get you started.

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24 June 2010

JUMP START your car battery anywhere!

The team at Peak Development were today treated to a live demonstration of the new Powertraveller startmonkey200, by Powertravellers Technical and Design Support Manager, Ollie Moore.

Startmonkey 200 is the world’s smallest “jump-start” system for car batteries! startmonkey200 can restart a standard 12 volt car battery between 15 and 20 times on a full charge thanks to its High Energy Dynamic Polymer Battery. Because it's from Powertraveller, this amazing product is packed with high-tech safety features to give you total peace of mind. Simple and quick to use, the startmonkey200 easily attaches to your car battery via the crocodile clips and in 8 seconds, is ready to give you a jumpstart when you need it most. Its compact design means it can be left in your glove compartment or boot until it is needed. Thanks to its low static waste, the startmonkey200 will still retain 75% of its charge – even after one year without use.

startmonkey 200 will be available from the begining of August 2010. For pricing and avialability please contact your Peak Development Account Manager.

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18 March 2010

Powermonkey-eXplorer wins Red Dot Award

Breaking News from Essen, Germany - the powermonkey-eXplorer portable charger has beaten hundreds of applicants to win the prestigious red dot award: design 2010.

The red dot design award ranks amongst the largest and most renowned design competitions in the world - this year over 1,600 companies from 57 countries entered. Previous winners include Apple, Nokia, adidas and Mercedes-Benz. The 30-strong jury comprised of international design experts who appraised, tested and rated the powermonkey-eXplorer on innovation, functionality and self - explanatory quality.

"This is a huge honour - to be awarded a red dot design award is a massive achievement," says Jerry Ranger, CEO of Powertraveller. "To be considered - in design terms - as being on a par with previous winners Apple and Mercedes-Benz is incredible by anyone's standards. I am intensely proud of this product and the team behind it and must congratulate them all".

Powermonkey-eXplorer is available from stock in a range of colours including, Grey, Pink, Blue and Yellow. Talk to your Peak Development account manager about making the most of the Powertraveller range.

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4 March 2010

New Distribution Agreement With WORLDCONNECT AG

Swiss Travel Products are designed by the dedicated team of Swiss engineers and product designers at WorldConnect AG to match the highest expectations of safety, style and quality. The Swiss Travel Products range was the first brand established by WorldConnect AG and now includes everything from computer accessories and travel adapters to bags and security devices.

Launched at CeBIT in 2009, SKROSS is the new prestige brand of Swiss designed travel adapters and charging solutions from WorldConnect AG. The SKROSS line-up includes the brand new SKROSS World Travel Adapter 3 – nominated as a “Product of the Year 2010”. As the smallest fully-integrated 3-pin adapter available on the market, the SKROSS World Travel Adapter 3 will work in over 150 countries worldwide. The Unique Selling Point of the SKROSS World Travel Adapter 3 is that it can be used with most 2-pin, 3-pin and grounded plugs of protection class I and II. It is therefore the safest and most space efficient way for the frequent traveller to use all of their portable electrical devices, all over the world.

The high quality of WorldConnect's SKROSS and Swiss Travel Products brands has been recognised not only by retailers and corporate customers but by high-profile OEM customers such as Tumi and Fujifilm. Peak Managing Director, Robert Baseley, “The WorldConnect AG range brings two new prestige brands to Peak Development. It’s a great opportunity for us to further build on the success of our existing retail brands whilst continuing to offer our OEM customers the versatility they need.”

For more information about any of our new WorldConnect products, contact your Peak Development account manager or email us at

28 January 2010

Coming Soon - Start Monkey

Available in Q2 2010, StartMonkey will be the world's smallest "jump start" system for car batteries! The average driver will suffer a car breakdown 20 times in their lifetime and 32% of these breakdowns will be due to a flat battery. StartMonkey will be able to restart a standard 12 volt car battery between 8 and 10 times on a full charge - thanks to its High Energy Dynamic Polymer Battery and it's packed with high-tech features to give you total peace of mind.

The StartMonkey has very low static wastage - meaning you can leave it unused for up to three years and it will still hold up to 75% of its power! It can also be recharged 500 times - so if your battery is still going flat after all that time - it may be time to get a new car! Talk to your Peak Developement account manager for more information.

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