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15/06/2021

Lockdown sees spike in Model Railway sales

Model railway maker Hornby has reported a huge jump in annual sales, which is great to see as thousands of people rediscover their love for their old hobbies in lockdown. The model making firm which sells both Hornby and Scalextric saw their sales increase by 28% compared to the previous year. Both children and adults have had to spend an increased amount of time inside over the last 15 months and this has allowed people to discover a new hobby or make time in their life for an old hobby.... Read More

27/05/2021

Ellis Mather Presents Newark Festival Is Back For Summer 2021!

We are delighted to confirm that Ellis Mather presents Newark Festival will go ahead this summer and will take place on Saturday 21 August 2021, with favourites McFly joined by special guests Gabrielle, Vernon Kay and Lemar! Following a difficult 2020 which meant restrictions prevented events from going ahead, organisers have been working to ensure Ellis Mather Presents Newark Festival will go ahead in 2021. The community has always been at the heart of the festival, uniting friends and family, and ensuring this is done in a fun and safe... Read More

26/05/2021

FIRST4MAGNETS Introduces Apple Pay for online customers

FIRST4MAGNETS have now introduced Apple Pay for our UK & European customers, giving more options for checkout, allowing customers to easily checkout on the go, and making our shopping experience even more seamless. Apple Pay is an easy and safe way to pay online for anyone using an Apple device and is just as simple as using your physical card. The payment option allows you to make secure contactless payments in shop, on apps and online. Millions of retailers accept Apple Pay online and FIRST4MAGNETS are now happy to be... Read More

13/05/2021

A new way to recover rare earth magnets from electric motors?

Rare-earth magnets are commonly used in electric cars motors, but nearly none of these motors are recycled – this is similar for the motors in computer hard drives, domestic appliances, and cordless tools, which all also contain rare-earth magnets. Despite their name, not all rare-earth magnets are rare, for example Neodymium is extremely popular and used commonly, but recycling these from motors can prove difficult. “The typical process of shredding and separating applied to electronic waste makes the recovery of rare earths difficult”, says Allan Walton, the leader of the... Read More

27/04/2021

Magnet fishing approved on Scotland’s canals

A new announcement this weekend has seen magnet fishing become officially permitted in Scottish canals. Magnet Fishing sees people go searching for any metal items submerged in bodies of water and has continued to grow in popularity throughout Scotland. The Official Magnet Fishing Scotland body has now been granted permission for its members to ‘fish’ in Edinburgh – the permission was granted by Historic Environment Scotland, and further applications are being submitted for inverness and Glasgow. Canals are designated as scheduled monuments in Scotland, so to recognise their historical importance,... Read More

16/12/2020

The results are in… Magnet Expert Ltd. win THREE awards at the Newark Business Awards!

The results are in… Magnet Expert Ltd. win THREE awards at the Newark Business Awards! Friday 11th December saw the commencement of the Newark Business Awards in which Magnet Expert was nominated for three awards: Large Business of the Year, Employer of the Year and an individual award for our Managing Director, Matthew, as Businessperson of the Year. The award for Large Business of the Year looks at those that demonstrate business excellence and leadership, commitment to the local community, and proven success with strategy to pave the way for further business... Read More

30/07/2020

MAGNET EXPERT LTD ARE NOMINATED FOR THREE AWARDS AT THE NEWARK BUSINESS AWARDS 2020!

We are delighted to receive the news that we have been nominated for 3 separate awards at this years Newark Business Awards! Magnet Expert Ltd, the parent company of FIRST4MAGNETS®, has been nominated for Large Business of the Year, Employer of the Year and our Managing Director, Matthew Ellis-Mather has been nominated for Businessperson of the Year! This is some great positive news to come from what has been unprecedented year! The Newark Business Awards are designed to recognise the achievements of local businesses and allow for the opportunity to showcase their... Read More

12/06/2020

An Update On Ellis Mather Presents Newark Festival

To all our festival family, After long discussions and difficult decisions, it is with great sadness to announce the postponement of Ellis Mather Group Presents Newark Festival 2020. Our parent company Ellis Mather Group have been working closely with Liz Hobbs Group to bring a special event every year, and Ellis Mather Presents Newark Festival has always been about the community of Newark and bringing us together in an event that is full of fun and unity for all, but most importantly in a safe environment. Discussions were held at... Read More

02/04/2020

COVID-19 update from FIRST4MAGNETS®

A message from FIRST4MAGNETS® regarding COVID-19: Firstly, we hope all our customers are safe and well given the current situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is at times like this that we all appreciate even more the dedication and service of those on the frontline, our company has already offered our services to support our National Health Service and we will continue to do so. Our business has actively taken steps to ensure our team remains safe during these challenging times by ensuring our colleagues that can work remotely... Read More

09/01/2020
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Introducing the NEW first4magnets.com website!

New Year. New Site. New Style. Same Great Service. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new first4magnets.com website. Through the new website, the aim is to provide an easy to navigate user-centric and more intuitive website with a smoother and more responsive interface. As part of the new design, we have introduced some key features to improve the user’s experience: Fully responsive experience Technology is advancing and so are we. Our new website is now completely responsive, so you will be able to experience the same... Read More