50% of British employees are working through their lunches.

Posted on 10th January 2017 by Darren Best

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Most office workers are now back to work after the festive break – back to the long commutes, early starts and dark finishes. Despite early starts, long commutes and working hours, most will through through lunch, with only 1 in 5 will actually take the traditional lunch hour, a stark contrast to countries such as France, which sees the lunch hour as a key part of the working day.

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How ‘clean off your desk’ day will benefit you!

Posted on 6th January 2017 by Darren Best

You’re back to work after Christmas; your head is still banging, your eyes feel heavy, and you feel the need to detox after all the Christmas excesses. ‘New year, new start’ you tell yourself, but you look down at your messy, cluttered and probably dirty desk. You push it to the back of your mind, and try and crack on with your job, but you find you keep getting distracted by the mess, and you can’t find anything you’re looking for. But, no fear! January the 9th is clean off your desk day, and many people around the country, just like you, will be tidying up their workspace.

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Obesity Crisis Costing British Industries Billions Per Year

Posted on 4th January 2017 by Darren Best

Each year over half of Brits stroll into the new year with a positive attitude and high hopes for the months ahead. Last year around 35% of us made a new year’s resolution to lose weight. However, less than 10% of people kept to this promise, and within three weeks many were back on the cakes and biscuits. The inability to lose weight is a constant battle for so many, and despite multiple health warnings, reportedly 62% of Brits are overweight or suffering from obesity.  

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Being your own boss: millennials in property development

Posted on 23rd December 2016 by Darren Best

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Millennials are faced with a highly competitive and cut-throat job market upon leaving school or university, leading a number of young grads to choosing to start a business rather than jump into a job. Likewise, it is also a move made by those who have gained knowledge and experience within a particular sector and want to transfer that knowledge to their own project.  Starting a business gives individuals more autonomy and control over their work, and the ability to “be their own boss”. 

 

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UK Businesses Average Christmas Party Spend

Posted on 8th December 2016 by Darren Best

Arguably the most festive and joyous time of the year is finally here. Yes, you guessed it, it’s finally December. The season for bright lights, dazzling decorations, delicious food and contagious smiles. For office employees especially, it’s time for the eagerly anticipated Christmas party. The wonderful opportunity to unwind and celebrate with fellow colleagues. 

So with the majority of offices hosting a Christmas party before December 25, what exactly is the UK businesses average Christmas party spend? And if there is a budget per person, how much are employers willing to spend? 

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5 Office Christmas Party Ideas

Posted on 21st November 2016 by Darren Best

With Christmas just round the corner, your employees will be looking forward to their annual festive knees-up – AKA the office Christmas party! Of course, you want to reward them for their hard work over the year, but budgetary constraints may mean you can’t afford to splash out on limousines and Bollinger!

We’ve looked at some of the best office Christmas party deals and venues and put together a selection to fit a range of budgets without compromising on fun. Enjoy – and Merry Christmas!

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A Guide On Insurance Policies For Your Business

Posted on 1st November 2016 by Darren Best

You have worked very hard to get your business to where it is now; enduring an endless amount of stress and working tirelessly throughout all hours of the day. As a managing director, CEO or manager – you know that the only certainty of a business is uncertainty. An unfortunate accident or unexpected emergency can happen at any time or place. Without adequate insurance cover, any of these could leave your business in financial ruin and instantaneously jeopardise all your hard work.  

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7 Ways To Stay Fit At Work

Posted on 21st October 2016 by Darren Best

If you work in an office, chances are you spend most of your time behind your desk, grabbing a sandwich at lunchtime and munching it while you get on with your work (or browse social media!). You’re not alone. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyles are thought to be one of the main causes of ill health. The average employee loses 27 hours of productive time every year due to illness, inactivity and high stress levels, according to research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace. This is not only miserable for the sufferer, but figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that it could cost the UK’s economy as much as £57 billion in a year in lost productivity.

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Britain’s Most Successful and Least Successful Start-Up Cities

Posted on 10th October 2016 by Darren Best

Britain is a nation of entrepreneurs – there were a record 5.4 million private sector businesses at the start of 2015, an increase of 146,000 since 2014, and an indication of steady economic growth. But amidst all the excitement and optimism of launching a new venture, the unwelcome truth is often ignored: that, unfortunately, most of these enterprises are doomed to failure. 

 

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