Christmas is nearly here, and we all probably have many expensive presents lying around the home or office waiting to be given to your relatives and friends. However, it is important to remember that security isn’t just a case of locking up your premises and keeping the gifts out of sight when you are out partying the night away. Running a business means you should also review the safety of your premises, equipment and confidential information too.
It’s that time of year where focusing on anything other than Christmas can be difficult. However, whilst you’re winding down for the year and counting down the days to your festive break, there’s another important thing you should be thinking about – a plan for 2018.
It’s Fire Safety Week (8-14th October) and while the focus is mainly on preventing residential fires, it is also a good time to consider workplace fire safety and prevention. The UK’s fire and rescue service attended 161,000 fires in 2016-17. On average, 16,000 of those were recorded as being in non-residential buildings - the majority of which were workplaces.
There are a number of good reasons for rebranding of a business and with the changes we're introducing to our strategic model over the next 12-18 months that involve stakeholders of all types - members, suppliers and the internal team - we feel it's the time to look at the identity of Advantia and clarify its direction. Here's the thinking behind what you see in a subtle but impactful change in brand image.
Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle: Everyday items you would not think can be disposed of in an eco-friendly way
Many of us are guilty of throwing things away with our general rubbish without checking first to see if there is a more eco-efficient process we can stick to. When people think of recycling, it is often we just think of plastic, paper and glass.
There are a surprising amount of people, businesses and communities that would like to do more to conserve and protect our natural resources, but they don’t know where to begin with becoming more environmentally friendly.
Sit-stand desks are becoming a more common sight in workplaces across the country. Whether you’re already using one or are looking at the options for making your workstation stand up-friendly, here are four pieces of advice designed to get the most from any sit-stand desk:
Steve Harrop tells us why dealers must put customers first if they are to survive and thrive over the coming months and years.
Did you know a typical office of 100 people produces on average 20 bags of waste a week? This fills one 1,100L waste bin a week, equivalent to filling fifty 1,100L waste bins a year! Over 90% of this office waste can be recycled, but the idea of recycling is often overlooked by many people.