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With a hung parliament and Brexit: how facilities management can manage the uncertainty

By Andrew Lunt, Managing Director, Operations, Salisbury Group                                                        Now, just one year after ...

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How to boost employee performance this Small Business Advice Week

Today marks the start of Small Business Advice Week (5-9 September 2016), an annual awareness campaign which seeks to to help the country’s 4.5 million SMEs thrive in tough times, with advice from leading experts and businesses across Britain. The research group within Advanced ...

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Quality of Life should be top priority for SMEs

SME leaders in seven countries believe that quality of life is a major strength in boosting their attraction, competitiveness and performance according to a Sodexo Benefits andRewards Services/TNS Sofres survey. For the first time ever worldwide, 4,800 leaders of small ...

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SMEs risking security breaches over data

UK businesses are putting themselves at risk of fraud resulting from a security breach by not assigning an employee to be responsible for information security education and implementation within their organisation,warns information destruction specialist, Shred-it. According to a recent Shred-it ...

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Compass calls on SMEs to enter The Idea Works! 2015

Food and support services provider, Compass Group UK & Ireland, is calling on SMEs to enter the first The Idea Works! of 2015. The initiative finds the best innovative new concepts in food, drink, services and facilities management and helps get them ...

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Victor’s Optimax range is breaking new ground with patent

Leading British catering equipment manufacturer, Victor Manufacturing, is leading the market as approval of its energy-saving patent is granted. The British manufacturer – recently named by the London Stock Exchange as one of the country’s fastest growing SMEs – filed ...

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Is your tree on trend for 2013?

With Christmas just around the corner, festive displays are lining the floors of businesses and shopping centres throughout the UK. Historically, interior and exterior landscaping service provider PHS Greenleaf has supplied around 90% of its trees to larger corporations, however, in recent ...

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Government to maximise use of surplus space by offering it for free

A list of workspaces or buildings that are available free to small businesses, social enterprises and charities under a government scheme that aims to make full use of its surplus space, has been published. Whilst the government is working hard ...

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Recycling makes sense as £bn cost of sending waste to landfill is revealed

In 2013, UK SMEs are predicted to throw away £463m in landfill tax by sending waste to landfill when they could be saving millions by recycling and becoming more sustainable. By 2014 if recycling rates don’t improve, this could amount ...

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SME Finance Monitor reveals the parlous state of business banking in the UK, warns Forum

The Forum of Private Business has said data released in today’s BDRC Finance Monitor for SME lending highlights ongoing problems with business banking in the UK. The research has shown particular issues for first time applicants (FTAs) who are finding ...

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