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12 Tips to Being Happy at Work

By Laura at 26 Apr 2018

Work is a part of everyone’s lives at some point, and as much as we would prefer to be lying on a sunny beach in the Caribbean, we must earn our money somehow. Being happy at work is another thing because we can’t always be satisfied with what we do – it’s just human nature! Although, there are a few ways that we could brighten up our own days up whilst at work

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A Bright Future

By Steve Harrop at 21 Feb 2018

After a tough 2017 for many in the UK OP industry, 2018 will be the year of consolidation as acquisitions and mergers across all sectors of the industry rise. It seems clear to me that the largest players will be aggressive, especially if cash rich, to invest in small to medium size enterprises in order to build sales and realise new customers and opportunity. That said, it would seem that diversity will be the key rather than buying more of the same traditional companies that are struggling.

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5 ways to protect your business over the Christmas holidays

By Laura at 19 Dec 2017

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.

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10 Tips to prevent a fire in the workplace

By Laura at 9 Oct 2017

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.

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So, just what's in a rebrand?

By Steve Harrop at 29 Sep 2017

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.

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Become more environmentally friendly with these 8 tips

By Laura at 22 Sep 2017

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.

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Four tips for making the most of a sit-stand desk

By Laura at 8 Sep 2017

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:

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Equipping a home office: 6 tips

By Laura at 22 Aug 2017

Here are 6 tips for equipping a home office

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