From April 2018, private landlords of commercial and residential properties will have to ensure that their properties meet new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).
A modern office phenomenon, hot desking isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it does offer some clear benefits. Firstly, it can reduce office costs by around 30 per cent and lead to a more efficient work place – but there is some debate about whether it’s good for staff morale. Change is always unsettling and […]
It doesn’t matter where you work, or whether you are the boss or a part-time employee, we could all benefit from a more environmentally-friendly workplace. Not just from a global environmental perspective, but also from a safer, cleaner and more appealing personal workspace. The benefits go beyond those of the individual and can have very […]
Whoever said moving home is the most stressful things you’ll ever do obviously never had to plan and execute an office relocation. On the surface it may sound straightforward. Find a shiny new office, sign the lease and chuck the desks and computers into the back of a van, right? In reality, carrying out the […]
Remote working, or working from home, is all the rage. There are clear benefits to the employee, but If you are thinking about introducing remote working to your business then you need to consider a few things. There are several important pros and cons to allowing your staff to work from home, so let’s look at some of the […]
In the UK, most people spend over 40 hours a week at work, yet we have some of the lowest rates of productivity in Europe. So how can we improve our productivity and get more done without working longer hours? Here are 6 ways to boost your office productivity.
Recent extreme global weather events remind us of the destructive power that nature can wreak. Whilst hurricanes are thankfully extremely rare in the UK, we do suffer from flooding. Whether you believe in climate change or not, these extreme weather events seem to becoming more frequent.
If you sometimes struggle to concentrate at work, or feel that your office is preventing you from being as productive as you can be, here are some handy tips to help transform your place of work into a more tranquil, pleasant and ultimately productive space. According to a recent study, Only 53% of UK and […]
The end of the summer holidays can be a bitter-sweet time for parents. On the one hand, they will soon no longer have a house-full of kids to endlessly entertain but, on the other, supplying their off-spring with everything they need for a new school year can be a costly business. In a survey by […]
It’s easy to neglect cleaning your windows, especially if they’re at height and difficult to reach, but regular window and glass cleaning will not only brighten the appearance of your office and boost your company’s image, but less window grime allows more natural light in.